Cherie Dimaline @ ESA: Friday February 23rd (afternoon)

 Today is the day!  Join us in the Library….

Cherie Dimaline will be at ESA for the afternoon on Friday February 23rd, 2018.

In addition to being nominated for White Pine, The Marrow Thieves is also:

All members of the ESA Community are invited to join us for this very special event.

  • Students in select classes will be joining us with their teachers during class time.
  • Session One: from 1:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Session Two: from 2:10pm to 3:10pm
  • Students who are participating in our White Pine Club have been invited to join us for an in-school field trip.
  • Any other students who are reading – or have read – The Marrow Thieves have also been invited to attend as an in-school field trip.

Cherie will be signing books while she is at ESA.

Books are available for purchase by all members of the ESA Community.

  • Books that have been pre-ordered using School Cash Online will be available for pick-up starting at NOON on Friday.
  • Books will be available tomorrow… for $15 (including tax).  Cash only.

This event is co-sponsored by:

Can’t make it to ESA during the afternoon hours?

  • Connect with Cherie at A Novel Spot Bookshop later that afternoon at the bookstore (expect approx. 5pm – 6:30pm).

If you have any questions please feel free to send an e-mail to [email protected].

School Cash Online: Cherie Dimaline

Reminder that anyone in the ESA community is invited/able to purchase a copy of Cherie Dimaline’s award winning novel, The Marrow Thieves, for only $12 until the end of day Monday, February 19th.

Cherie will be at ESA for the afternoon next Friday, February 23rd, as announced in this previous posting on ESA Info.

 

Throwback Thursday

Welcome to this week’s edition of ‘Throwback Thursdays @ ESA‘… where we feature, each week, one ‘classic’ recording from the ESA Performance Archives.

This week we feature the complete 1991 Christmas Concert.

  • This is the earliest Christmas Concert recording I’ve found so far.
  • This version is complete, including the Holiday Raffle which used to be standard at all Christmas Concerts.
  • The concert has changed names over the years, to reflect the times…  Originally called A Christmas Celebration, it then became the Christmas Concert, and is now simply called the ‘Festive Celebration.’
  • Two things have remained constant.  Great performances all round, and a rousing rendition of The Hallelujah Chorus to finish off the evening.

Access the video clip here at the ESA Library YouTube Channel.

Throwback Thursday

With apologies… it would appear that last week – which was ridiculously busy – I forgot to post a Throwback Thursday… So please consider this last week’s feature.

Stay tuned first thing tomorrow morning for this week’s feature…

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Welcome to this week’s edition of ‘Throwback Thursdays @ ESA‘… where we feature, each week, one ‘classic’ recording from the ESA Performance Archives.

This week we feature a scene from Glengarry Glenn Ross, recorded in November 2003.

Access the video clip here at the ESA Library YouTube Channel.

 

 

White Pine Book Club

White Pine Book Club

Meet & Greet in the Library Thursday, February 15th

All White Pine Book Club members please come join us in the library at lunch for a Meet & Greet. New members are welcome to join.

Lists of titles are available here: http://www.accessola.org/web/OLA/Forest_of_Reading/Awards_Nominees/White_Pine__Fiction_Nominees_2018.aspx

Poetry In Voice: In-School Championship

Congratulations to all of the students who threw their hats in the ring this afternoon, competing at our in-school finals.  We were treated to a wide range of poems, in a variety of styles and voices, and the competition was stiff.

At the end of the day, Chantel Eggers was name out school champion.  Chantel will move on for a chance to compete at the National Finals, in Toronto, in April.

We will also be assembling our team for the 2nd Annual GTA Team Regional competition, coming on March 27th.

Stay tuned for more details about both events.

White Pine Spotlight

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Pain Eaters by Beth Goobie

  • This book needs to be read by everyone – male and female alike.
  • This book is about the knowledge – the deep and profound sadness – that all women carry with(in) them. Whether it be the result of an individual violation – like Maddy’s rape in this book – or a ‘group’ violation – like the Montreal Massacre – every woman carries the fear of this violence inside them.
  • That this is no different than 40 years ago, when I was Maddy’s age, is perhaps the greatest failure of our social contract.  The war on women is a civil emergency (Charlotte Bunch in After the Montreal Massacre) but no one is treating it as such.
  • And then there is the telling – having to relive the experience – to validate what happened to oneself, and to bring the perpetrators to justice. The victim being victimised again… that there is no safe place for Maddy, or any woman.
  • The things to like about this book include: the literary quality (the imagery, concept, motifs, the intensity of the writing (and of Maddy’s experiences)); the authenticity of Maddy’s reactions to her rapists and the depth of her pain; relevance to the treatment of victims; relevance to the secrets everybody knows but doesn’t talk about (taking on a whole new significance in the wake of Harvey Weinstein et al)
  • The author also makes fabulous use of literary and cultural references, and draws on indigenous wisdom throughout.

Read the review at Quill and Quire.

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  • Students who would like to join us at the Festival of Trees, at Harbourfront, on Tuesday May 15th should see Ms. Wray or Ms. Kennedy  in the Library.
  • Permission forms will be available closer to the date.

ESA Grad Sarah Kolasky nominated for a Canadian Screen Award

ESA Grad Sarah Kolasky (Grad 2002) has been nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for her work co-writing the Original Screenplay for the Canadian feature film Great Great Great.

  • Great Great Great will be available on iTunes and Google Play later this month, as well as Rogers on Demand next month.
  • The Canadian Screen Awards will be broadcast on the CBC on March 11th, starting at 8pm.

Learn more about the film here:

 

 

 

Poetry in Voice: In-School Finals, Tuesday February 13th

 The time has come.  Join us after school – on Tuesday, February 13th – to cheer on the contestants participating in Poetry in Voice.

Come and cheer on our students as they recite their way to becoming our in-school champion.

Our in-school champion will move on to the on-line semi finals, competing for the chance to participate in the National Finals in Toronto this April.

  • Bring a mug and a sweet tooth.
  • Recitations are scheduled to begin promptly at 3:20pm in the ESA Library.

 

Governor General’s Award Winning Author – and CBC Canada Reads 2018 contender – Cherie Dimaline is coming to ESA!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cherie Dimaline will be at ESA for the afternoon on Friday February 23rd, 2018.

In addition to being nominated for White Pine, The Marrow Thieves is also:

All members of the ESA Community are invited to join us for this very special event.

  • Students in select classes will be joining us with their teachers during class time.
  • Session One: from 1:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Session Two: from 2:10pm to 3:10pm
  • Students who are participating in our White Pine Club will be invited to join us for an in-school field trip.
  • Any other students who are reading – or have read – The Marrow Thieves will also be invited to attend as an in-school field trip.

Cherie will be signing books while she is at ESA.

Books are available for purchase by all members of the ESA Community.

  • Books may be pre-ordered for only $12 (including tax).
  • Pre-ordering will be available using School Cash Online between Monday February 12th and Monday February 19th.
  • Books will also be available for sale the day of… for $15 (including tax).  Cash only.

This event is co-sponsored by:

Can’t make it to ESA during the afternoon hours?

  • Connect with Cherie at A Novel Spot Bookshop later that afternoon at the bookstore (expect approx. 5pm – 6:30pm).

If you have any questions please feel free to send an e-mail to [email protected].

 

 

Friday in the Library

Please note that there will be NO ACCESS to the Library during morning class periods on Friday February 9th.

  • Access during class periods is by invitation only with your class/teacher.

We are delighted to be hosting OCAD Professor and Aboriginal Advisor/Mentor David General while he visits ESA.

  • A gifted artist, Professor General ‘consults on best practices for Aboriginal student engagement, curriculum development and outreach initiatives for both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students’.

There will also be limited access to the lower level before school, and during the lunchhour, as there will be no tables available and no chairs at the computers.

Equity, and other invited guests, will be having a special session – at the back of the Library – with Professor General during the lunchhour.

 

Valentine’s Week in the Library

 

Valentines Week in your Library

  • Go on a ‘Blind Date’ with a book… there are rules though… ask us!
  • Tell us about the most romantic book you’ve ever read… be entered in our Valentine’s Draw to win free books and chocolate treats.
  • Tell us about your plans for being good to yourself this Valentine’s Day… be entered in our Valentine’s Draw to win free books and chocolate treats.
  • Pledge your message of self-care… we’re making our own ‘Peace Flags’ to hang in the Library
  • Come and watch our Poetry in Voice in-school finals… find out who will move on the the online National Semi-Finals. After school on Tuesday, February 13th, in the Library.
  • Have your photo taken – against our green screen – on Valentine’s Day… we’ll turn your photo into a keepsake to remember forever. $1 donation per photo appreciated to help support fun ‘extras’ in the Library.

Drop by the Library to learn more about any and all of these events.

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