Student Volunteers needed!

SESAT has volunteer opportunities available for students who need to complete their community service hours.  (or parents interested in helping out)

We require people:

– deliver flyers in the neighbourhood around the school -please email [email protected]

– event set up, tear down and customer services at the craft fair & Auction on November 17 & 18.  – Click here to sign up for shifts

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13vP_yceqqoKRZ57bqd119jy_Ktwj3RfAzwXfPiPPW6U/edit?usp=sharing

Thanks for your help

The SESAT Team

 

 

Drama and Music Parents: Please Read

On November 18th, the 21st Annual Craft Fair and Silent Auction Fundrauser takes place at ESA.

Proceeds will help replenish the Bursary Fund and cover the costs of visiting artists or equipment.

Your attendance and/or contribution to the event can make a difference.

We are seeking contributions to our Silent Auction including:

– tickets to sporting events, theatre and other shows;
– access to a vacation destination (cottage, hotel stay etc)
– gift baskets or gift certificates for services or products.

In exchange for your generous donation of items valued at $25.00 or more, you will receive a tax receipt!

Thank you for considering making a donation towards this great event. You may reach us at [email protected] to firm up your contribution.

Mark your calendar and join us on November 18th from 10am to 3pm as the halls of ESA are transformed into an artisan festival.

You won’t be disappointed!

Your SESAT Team

Have to start your holiday gift shopping? Here’s a tip

Finding that special something is made easy at this event with over 85 artisan vendors sharing their hand crafted works. a silent auction featuring 100 items including student art, jewellery, event tickets and beautiful baskets. You can even top off the day with lunch at our Polar Express Cafe featuring delicious homemade meals and take some scrumptious treats home from our Bake Sale too!

Attending the event is a win-win for you and ESA fundraising efforts so make it a day, bring your family, friends and neighbours.

Please help us promote the event by sharing.

Here is a link to the event for Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/events/1761511124151281/

Thanks everyone.

The SESAT fundraising team

 

 

 

 

 

Correction: Attn Music Theatre and Dance parents/guardians

Correction:

Income tax receipts will be provided for product donations valued at $25.00 or more.  We can not provide receipts for the donation of  services.

Thank you for your ongoing support of SESAT and the students of ESA.

 

 

Attn: Music Theatre and Dance Parents/Guardians

On November 18th,  the 21st Annual Craft Fair and Silent Auction takes place at ESA.

Proceeds will help replenish the Bursary Fund and cover the costs of tickets for up to 20 students to attend a Mirvish Production.

Your attendance and/or contribution to the event can make a difference.

We are seeking contributions to our Silent Auction including:

– tickets to sporting events, theatre and other shows;

– access to a vacation destination (cottage, hotel stay etc)

– gift baskets or gift certificates for services or products.

In exchange for your generous donation of items/services valued at $25.00 or more, you will receive a tax receipt!

Thank you for considering making a donation towards this great event. You may reach us at [email protected] to firm up your contribution.

Mark your calendar and join us on November 18th from 10am to 3pm as the halls of ESA are transformed into an artisan festival. You won’t be disappointed!

Your SESAT Team

SAVE THE DATE: 21st Annual Craft Fair & Silent Auction Saturday, November 18th

 

Please mark your calendars for ESA’s 21st Annual Craft Fair and Silent Auction on Saturday, November 18th, 2017 from 10 am to 3 pm.  You can help us raise funds for the Arts Programs at ESA.

This is not your average Craft Fair:

  • There will be more than 85 vendors with one-of-a-kind handmade crafts
  • Fantastic Bake Sale
  • Polar Express Food Court

This year our Silent Auction will have more than 100 items including:

  • Art
  • Tickets
  • Adventures
  • Baskets
  • Jewellery
  • and many more exciting auction items!

 

Please spread the word and check for updates at:

http://www.esainfo.ca/community/sesat/esa-craft-fair-silent-auction

 

Thank you!

-Your SESAT Team

REMINDER: SESAT Meeting Monday, October 2nd, 2017 & Agenda

ALL ARE WELCOME!

 

We will be holding our second SESAT meeting of the school year on Monday, October 2nd in the ESA library from 7:15 – 9 p.m.

Please join us for our Meet ‘n Greet from 7:00 to 7:15pm.

 

 

 

Agenda:

 7:00-7:15     Meet ‘n Greet

7:15-7:25       Welcome and Introductions

7:25-7:30       Approval of September Minutes 

7:30-7:35       School Council Update

7:35-7:45       Vice Principal’s Update

 7:45-7:55       Student Council Update

7:55-8:05       SESAT Updates and looking ahead

8:05-8:30       Craft Fair and Silent Auction Update

8:30-8:40       Wine and Cheese Social

8:40-8:45       Volunteer Social

8:45-9:00       Open Discussion/New Topics

9:00pm            Adjournment

 

SESAT (Supporters of ESA Talent) is a Registered Charity that raises money for the Arts Majors at ESA.

SESAT September Newsletter

 http://www.esainfo.ca/community/sesat                  E-mail:  [email protected]         President:  (416) 316-2143

 

Welcome Back to School!

 

SESAT would like to welcome all of our new ESA families and welcome back all of our returning families.   We hope that you had a great summer and are getting into your back to school groove.

Last year SESAT was pleased to offer the ESA students Pancake Breakfasts and Snack Shack.  These fundraisers were very successful last year and we were happy to be able to provide students with a good breakfast and healthy afterschool snacks.  We are sad to inform you that we will no longer be hosting Pancake Breakfasts on the Second Late Start of the Month.  Students can continue to purchase breakfasts in the ESA cafeteria.  They are extremely lucky to have a well stocked cafeteria with many healthy options.  The good news is that we will now be having Snack Shack three times a week during after school rehearsals…Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.  At this time we can only accept cash payments and are looking into the possibility of offering digital payments.  We want as much money going to the Arts Majors as possible.  If you have any connections or suggestions, I would love to hear from you.

We will be having our next SESAT meeting on Monday, October 2nd at 7:15 pm in the ESA library.  We hope that you can join us as we move forward with our plans for the upcoming year.  Everyone is welcome, and we hope that you can join us a bit earlier for our Meet ‘n Greet from 7:00 to 7:15pm in the library.  Please feel free to come if you would like to get involved, if you are just curious about SESAT or if you just want to meet some parents/guardians just like you.

Our main topic of discussion of the October meeting with be our upcoming Craft Fair and Silent Auction which will be taking place on Saturday, November 18th, 2017.  This is our 21st year of running the event, and it is always a great day for families as well as vendors.  Last year we had over 700 shoppers attend the Craft Fair and we had almost 90 Silent Auction items.  We are hoping to increase those numbers this year.  We have been working on getting even more Silent Auction Donations as well as looking at ways to increase traffic.

We typically need 50 volunteers at this event, so we hope that you can help.  You can sell refreshments, call for Silent Auction Donations, Donate goods or services to the Silent Auction, put gift baskets together, help us set up or tear down the event…whatever you can do, no matter how small, is always appreciated.

Click  Sign Up to Volunteer to get involved

We are also looking for donations of items for the Silent Auction.  We would appreciate donations of

  • Theatre Tickets
  • Tickets to Sporting Events
  • Donations of new items for our gift baskets
  • Gift Certificates for goods/services
  • Memorabilia

I look forward to meeting you at our events and please feel free to contact me with any questions or suggestions.

Take gentle care,

Lisa Egri, SESAT President

 

We have had several families graduate in June, so we are looking to recruit some new families to fill some vacancies.  If we are going to reach our goal of $50,000 this year, we are going to need your help.  We have many volunteer opportunities throughout the year and I’m sure we can find something for you.

  • Refreshment Sales at Events
  • Displays for our Events
  • Supply Representatives to purchase stock
  • Home Bakers
  • Professional Service Providers
  • Writers for our Newsletter

 

And if you can’t volunteer there are many other ways to get involved at ESA

  • Attend Meetings
    • These are informal meetings and anyone is free to attend. You don’t even have to say anything…but if you do happen to want to share an idea, we are always open to suggestions         
  • Become a Board Member
  • Make a Donation
  • Come out to one of our many events throughout the year…all money goes directly to the Arts Majors to cover costs not covered in the TDSB Budget.

 

 

 

Snack Shack:  Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during rehearsal weeks (check ESA calendar)

Because I’m a Girl:  Tuesday, October 24, 2017

21st Annual Craft Sale and Silent Auction:  Saturday, November 18th, 2017

Wine and Cheese Social:  January 2018 (exact date to be determined)

Flower Sale:  April 2018 (for pick up on at Garage Sale)

3rd Annual Community Garage Sale:  Saturday, May 26, 2018

 

All of our events can be found on the ESA calendar at ESA News

 

SESAT meetings take place from 7:15 to 9:00 pm in the ESA Library following our SESAT Meet ‘N Greet from 7:00 to 7:15.  All are welcome!  Please feel free to drop by and get involved with this year’s fundraisers…or just come and listen in and meet some of your fellow parents/guardians.  Be as involved   as you like!

Monday, October 2, 2017

Monday, November 6, 2017

Monday, January 8, 2018 – Joint Meeting with School Council

Monday, February 5, 2018

Monday, April 9, 2018

Monday, May 7, 2018

 

 

15 Unexpected Benefits of Volunteering That Will Inspire You

Volunteer for others but also for yourself

Written by Joanne Fritz

 

If you have ever volunteered, you may have noticed that you felt fantastic afterward. Maybe you saw a little boost in your mood, or that you felt like part of a team. You felt like you made a difference.

When we volunteer, we may see real changes as a result of our efforts. We may even witness the effects that our efforts have on others in our community. When we volunteer, we know that we are helping others by giving our time and resources…

To read the full article please go to:

https://www.thebalance.com/unexpected-benefits-of-volunteering-4132453

 

Global Voices: Volunteering is antidote to back-to-school stress

Written by Marc and Craig Kielburger

 

Across the country, students are starting high school and facing life’s biggest questions: Where’s my locker? Do I know anyone in homeroom? What is that grey stuff on my cafeteria tray?

And they’re getting very stressed out.

With unfamiliar environments, heavier workload, and social challenges, the switch from elementary school to high school is rough.

When 800 new high schoolers rated their feelings of anxiety on a scale of one to 10, one quarter said seven or more, indicating serious stress. Disturbingly, these anxiety-ridden youth were the most likely to cut classes, start smoking or even engage in self-harm, according to McGill University researcher Dr. Nancy Heath, who studied the students for three years.

Forget fidget spinners, there’s a better cure for high school worry — volunteering…

To read the full article please go to:

http://www.timescolonist.com/life/global-voices-volunteering-is-antidote-to-back-to-school-stress-1.22571048

Reminder: Pancake Breakfast tomorrow!

It may be a late start but you can start the day off right supporting SESAT at breakfast!

See you in the main lobby between 8:30-9:45am.  $4 for a great morning meal!

See you there

Your SESAT fundraising team

 

Pancake Breakfast – Wednesday Sept 27th 8:30-9:45am (SESAT Fundraiser)

Start the day off right with a great breakfast….and help kick start our 2017-18 fundraising year.  Join us in the main lobby!

Anyone interested in helping out with our breakfast fundraising program events is encouraged to contact us at [email protected]

For more info about SESAT (Supporters of ESA Talent), contact us at [email protected]

Thanks!

The SESAT Team

Are you a seasons ticket holder? Do you have one pair of tickets that you could part with?

Hello everyone,
The students of ESA and the volunteers of SESAT would greatly appreciate hearing from you or someone you may know who are seasons ticket holders.   The donation of a pair of tickets to a sporting event, a theatre, music or art production would go a long way as an item in our Silent Auction taking place November 18th.  
All proceeds from this event go directly to the Art Majors, contributing to the funding of supplies, visiting artists and other program expenses.
Should tickets not be something you have available yet you wish to share something else, we will happily accept other items, services or gift certificates for donation as well.  (We provide tax donation receipts for all items excluding services and gift cards if they are provided by the vendor for the vendor’s business)
We thank you for considering our request and look forward to hearing from you.  To connect with us about a donation, please email us at [email protected] or call 416 316 2143.
Your SESAT Team

New Snack Shack Schedule effective Tuesday September 19th …..

Hello Everyone,

Please note that Snack Shack will now be open from 3:10 – 4:00 pm every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Please be reminded that we can only accept CASH at this time.  All items range in price from  .50 to $4.

Hope to see our students there!

ESA