ESA Students: Win Free Books for Your Class

 

Win Free Books For Your Class!

  • CBC Toronto is giving away Canada Reads books!
  • If you’re a high school student in the GTA, all you need to do is put yourself in the shoes of a Canada Reads panellist for a chance to win copies of the 2018 books for you and your classmates.

How To Enter

Send a one-minute pitch about a Canadian book you think everyone should read to Metro Morning or Here & Now for a chance to win.

  • Maybe you loved one of the Canada Reads contenders, or perhaps there’s another title you prefer.
  • Tell us why in 60 seconds or less and your whole class could enjoy some brand new reads, thanks to you.

Who: High school students in the GTA

What: A chance to win copies of the Canada Reads books for you and your classmates

How: By submitting your own one-minute defence for a book of your choosing — Canada Reads style!

  • You can email a recording (audio or video) of your defence to [email protected] or [email protected].
  • You can also leave a recording of your defence on the Metro Morning VoxBox by calling 416-205-5807.
  • All submissions will be randomly entered for a chance to win a classroom set of Canada Reads books.

May the Fourth be With You…

Tomorrow, Saturday May 5th, is Free Comic Book Day, and next weekend is TCAF – the Toronto Comic Arts Festival.

In celebration of all of the above… the ESA Library is having a giveaway.

  • Drop by the Library to enter our draw to win one of a selection of FREE Graphic Novels.

Our Grand Prize winner will walk away with a complete set of Bone by Jeff Smith.

Entries accepted until the end of next week.

Prize winners will be announced on Monday May 14th… after TCAF.

ESA Poetry Contest: Submission Deadline, Friday May 4th

Entries for the ESA Poetry Contest are due by the end of the day today, Friday May 4th.

  • Late entries may be accepted subject to the discretion of the judges.
  • Winners will be announced Thursday May 10th.

Poems can be on any topic/subject matter… there is no particular theme to the celebrations this year.

Poems must however:

  • be titled;
  • not have been previously published;
  • be formatted for 8.5″ x 11″ paper; and,
  • be no longer than 50 lines.

How to Submit…

  • Entries may be submitted in person to the Library… to either Ms. Wray, Ms. Kennedy.
  • We prefer entries to be submitted via e-mail to: [email protected]
  • Entries may be submitted as ‘Anonymous’… but the contest organisers must still know the identity of the poet in the event of the entry being a winning entry!

The top three entries will each receive a collection of poetry.

  • All poems will be published on the ESsays Creative Writing Blog, and included in the publication of our print volume.
  • All poets included in the print edition will receive their own personal copy of the published collection.

Festival of Trees @ Harbourfront

Attend Canada’s Rock Concert for Readers!

JOIN US on our field trip to the Ontario Library Association’s Festival of Trees.  We have a few spots remaining…

All ESA students are invited to take part in the Festival of Trees, at Harbourfront, on Tuesday May 15th.

Permission forms are due back ASAP… with payment ($16 per person) to guarantee your spot.

 

Learn more about the Forest of Reading here.

ESA Poetry Contest: Deadline Extended

This year, again, the ESA Library is pleased to honour National Poetry Month by sponsoring a student poetry contest.

Poems can be on any topic/subject matter… there is no particular theme to the celebrations this year.

Poems must however:

  • be titled;
  • not have been previously published;
  • be formatted for 8.5″ x 11″ paper; and,
  • be no longer than 50 lines.

The deadline for submissions has been extended to the end of the day this Friday, May 4th.

  • Entries may be submitted in person to the Library… to either Ms. Wray, Ms. Kennedy.
  • We prefer entries to be submitted via e-mail to: [email protected]
  • Entries may be submitted as ‘Anonymous’… but the contest organisers must still know the identity of the poet in the event of the entry being a winning entry!

The top three entries will each receive a collection of poetry.

  • All poems will be published on the ESsays Creative Writing Blog, and included in the publication of our print volume.
  • All poets included in the print edition will receive their own personal copy of the published collection.

Follow Poetry Month celebrations at @CanadianPoets or at #NPM18

ESA Poetry Contest

 

 

 

 

This year, again, the ESA Library is pleased to honour National Poetry Month by sponsoring a student poetry contest.

Poems can be on any topic/subject matter… there is no particular theme to the celebrations this year.

Poems must however:

  • be titled;
  • not have been previously published;
  • be formatted for 8.5″ x 11″ paper; and,
  • be no longer than 50 lines.

All entries must be submitted by no later than Monday April 30th.

  • Entries may be submitted in person to the Library… to either Ms. Wray, Ms. Kennedy or Ms. Kowbell.
  • We prefer entries to be submitted via e-mail to: [email protected]
  • Entries may be submitted as ‘Anonymous’… but the contest organisers must still know the identity of the poet in the event of the entry being a winning entry!

The top three entries will each receive a collection of poetry.

  • All poems will be published on the ESsays Creative Writing Blog, and included in the publication of our print volume.
  • All poets included in the print edition will receive their own personal copy of the published collection.

Follow Poetry Month celebrations at @CanadianPoets or at #NPM18

 

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) Comes to ESA! Opportunity to pre-order books for author signing….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are delighted to announce that Jen Wang, LA based author and illustrator and co-founder of the comics festival Comics Art LA, is coming to ESA for the morning on Monday May 14th.

  • Jen will be workshopping the Grade 9 and 10 Visual Arts classes.

In advance of her appearance at ESA, we are able to order in copies of her newest book, The Prince and the Dressmaker – a thoroughly modern day fairy tale – through our approved TDSB vendor

  • The books can be here in time for the session… where Jen will be happy to autograph your copy of the book.

If you wish to pre-order a book to be at ESA for May 14th… Please complete this Google Form to advise.

  • Out timelines are very tight, and our turnaround time is virtually non-existent… All orders must be placed by lunchtime on FRIDAY APRIL 20th for the books to arrive in time.

PLEASE NOTE: Completion of this form is a COMMITMENT to pay for the book.  We will deal with the collection of the finances – via School Cash Online – after the order has been placed, given the short turnaround time.

 

Last Call!! Canada Reads Field Trip…

This is the last call for anyone interested in joining us on our annual FIELD TRIP to Canada Reads!

We settled on our Canada Reads 2018 winner at our March 7th ESA’s Own Book Club meeting.

Our winner was… The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline.

Our final step for the year is to attend the live studio taping of the final day of debate on Thursday March 29th.

  • All members of the ESA Community are invited to join us.

If you have not already expressed interest in joining us on this exciting adventure…

If you are a student… you also need to complete the official TDSB permission form. 

Performance Opportunity for ESA Students

Richview United Church Showcase of Stars 2018 is looking for talent.

  • This year’s Gala is scheduled for the evening of Saturday, April 28th.
  • Individual, group and ensemble acts are welcome.

ESA has a long standing relationship providing performers for this annual fundraising gala event.

Any interested students may contact the organisers directly (see attachment below) or they may contact Ms. Wray ([email protected]) for additional information.

Showcase Stars 2018 Call for Performers

White Pine Spotlight

Subject to Change by Karen Nesbitt

  • A great debut novel.  Well written with authentic characters and dialogue.
  • The title comes from the lyrics in A Matter of Time by the Foo Fighters.  There are many more appropriate cultural references as well throughout the novel.
  • Set in Quebec, which we don’t see very often, this novel is all about re-interpreting your life… about coming to terms with your life and moving forward.
  • This book addresses the issues of teenage boys… of suppressed male emotions, propensity to physical and emotional violence, and the need for positive male role models.
  • Declan’s family is spinning out of control, completely dysfunctional… the result being that he is overwhelmed and functioning well below his capabilities.
  • At the heart of the book though lies friendship, true friendship, nothing complicated about it, deep and abiding.
  • And then there is the suspense.  More than once you will find your heart in your throat as a result of the dramatic tension.  Be prepared for it!

Read the review at CM Magazine.

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Students are invited to take part in the Festival of Trees, at Harbourfront, on Tuesday May 15th.

  • Permission forms are due back by Friday April 13th.

 

 

Canada Reads 2018! Join us for the final day of debate…

 It’s time to go on a FIELD TRIP!

We settled on our Canada Reads 2018 winner at our March 7th ESA’s Own Book Club meeting.

Our winner was… The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline.

 

Our next step is to attend the live studio taping of the final day of debate on Thursday March 29th.

  • All members of the ESA Community are invited to join us.

If you have not already expressed interest in joining us on this exciting adventure…

 

**Members of ESA’s Own Book Club, and those on our e-mail distribution list, have received e-mails under separate cover to e-mail addresses on file…

Support the Daily Bread Food Bank or Women’s Habitat: Donate your Loblaw Gift Cards

ESA has a long tradition – relationship – with both the Daily Bread Food Bank and Women’s Habitat.

Loblaw cash cards have started arriving in the mail.

If you would be interested in donating to either the Daily Bread Food Bank, or to Women’s Habitat (we have decided to also donate cards to them as well), as part of a large donation on behalf of the ESA Community…

  • please activate your card; and,
  • send it in to the ESA Library – with a note as to where you would like your card donated.

We will deliver them – en masse – to the Daily Bread Food Bank or Women’s Habitat as per stated preferences.

Many thanks in advance for any consideration with respect to this initiative.

 

ESA