Get Ready! Get Set! Go! We’re off to a running start. Join us at the Tuesday, October 10th School Council meeting in the ESA Library at 7 pm!

We’re electing candidates to fill School Council roles. We’re unveiling a proposed plan of activities and we’re getting down to work. Come out and learn more. Find out how you can get involved. All parents and guardians are welcome. Whatever your skill set – event planning, fundraising, communications, social media, strategic thinking, finance – we need you this year to help make things happen.

And if you need even more reason to come out, our guest speaker Megan Hope, a registered psychotherapist and mental health counsellor at Stonegate Community Health Centre in Etobicoke, will offer advice on how to support teens to better manage stress. Whether your teen is navigating the transition to high school or juggling the demands of their grade 12 year, Megan will guide you with expert advice.

Join us in the ESA Library from 7-9 pm. You don’t want to miss it!

Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Anything you have to share, reach out to us at [email protected]

 

 

This is it #BuddyUp!

Join your ESA parent community social night – no audition required. 

Tickets still available at SchoolCashOnline.com or tonight, Oct 3rd at Crooked Cue, 3056 Bloor St. West. 

See you there!

PARENTS: The 5 W’s of “BUDDY UP” night – get your tickets now!

WHO: All parents are welcome – New and ‘seasoned’ parents and Principal Peggy Aitchison.

WHAT:  Welcome new parents social event; a networking evening – “speed meeting tables”, food and fun! Appetizers, soft drinks/juice will be served and there will be a complimentary pool table. (Full menu and beverages available for additional purchase.)

WHERE: Crooked Cue, 3056 Bloor St. West. Two minute walk from Royal York subway or street parking and Green P lot behind. Tickets are $10 and available on School Cash Online at https://www.schoolcashonline.com

WHEN: Tue. Oct 3, 7-9 pm

WHY: You told School Council you wanted more opportunities to connect with other parents. So come on out! Hope to see you there!

Questions, comments, ideas are always welcome: [email protected]

 

It’s “Buddy Up” Night, A Special ESA Community Event on Tuesday October 3rd, 7-9 pm

Join us on Tuesday October  3rd — 7-9 pm for a special event to welcome new  parents to the ESA school community. Brought to you by the ESA School Council. You won’t be bored at this event. Highlights will include “speed meeting tables” and our wonderful Principal Peggy Aitchison will be in attendance. Appetizers, soft drinks and juice will be served and there will be complimentary use of a pool table. Additional food and beverages will be available for purchase at the event. Location: The Crooked Cue at 3056 Bloor St. West. (It’s a 2 minute walk from the Royal York subway station. Street parking and a lot behind is available.)  Tickets are $10 for this event and they are available for purchase at School Cash Online until September 26th. All are welcome! Hope to see you there! For more information contact [email protected]

Join Us for the First Joint School Council & SESAT Meeting Tuesday September 12th at 7pm in the Library

Another exciting school year is set to begin! Please join us for the first joint School Council & SESAT (Supporters of ESA Talent) meeting on Tuesday September 127pm – 9pm in the library. Come learn more about ESA’s two parent run councils and the great things we’re planning for the 2017-2018 school year.

All are welcome. If you’re a new parent to ESA and want to meet other parents and get involved, we’d love to see you at the meeting. If you’re a returning parent, we’re looking forward to welcoming you back. This is an opportunity for you to share your ideas and help to shape activities and initiatives in the coming year.

The joint meeting will include:

  • a parent meet and greet;
  • an overview of what the councils do;
  • sharing of plans for the 2017/18 school year; and
  • a brainstorming session to generate new ideas for the councils.

Look forward to seeing you there!

If you have any suggestions or questions, you can reach out to us at [email protected] or [email protected].

Thank you.

Your SESAT and School Council

 

School Council Meeting, Elections and Understanding Your Teen Presentation Tonight!

Don’t forget to join us tonight for our final meeting of the year and interim elections, starting at 6:30 and our presentation from Psychologist Sara Dimerman at 7:30 in the library (also available live-streamed at http://connect.tdsb.on.ca/understandingyourteen/).  If you have any comments or questions, please contact us at [email protected] or [email protected].  See you then. View the Meeting Agenda.
Sara Dimerman – Understanding your teen
The teen years can present a challenge for both parents and children. During adolescence, kids need their parents more than ever. Ms Dimerman’s presentation will offer a fresh and positive perspective, along with practical tips on how to reduce your teenagers stress, encourage cooperation and develop effective parenting approaches. The presentation is open to everyone.Some of the topics she will address include:  Peers and Priorities, Drugs and Alcohol, Dating and Sexuality, Communication and Privacy, Homework and School, Technology, Responsibilities and Chores.

Sara Dimerman is a Psychologist who has been counselling parents, teens and families for 25 years. She has authored four books, one of which will be auctioned off at the meeting. She is a. Columnist for Parents Canada and a frequent contributor to the CBC, CTV and Newstalk 1010. Find out more about Sara Dimerman at helpmesara.com.

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Your School Council Would Like to Hear From You! + Agenda for Tuesday’s meeting

Whether this is your first year, last year or somewhere in between, as you marvel at all the year end performances, please take a moment to reflect on your experiences.  Your Council would like to hear from you.  You can always reach us at [email protected] or [email protected].  (Your feedback will be kept anonymous.)  Better yet, below you will find the agenda for our meeting tomorrow night, Tuesday May 9 at 6:30 in the library.  Come and share your thoughts and ideas as we wrap up 2016-17 and pave the way for an even brighter future!

ESA School Council Meeting Agenda
Tuesday May 9, 2017; 6:30 p.m.
ESA Information Resource Room (Library)

Welcome and Introductions: Tanja Corovic and Ann Agar (6:30-6:33)

New Business: Equity and Diversity: Tanja Corovic (6:33-6:43)*

Principal’s Report: Ms. Peggy Aitchison (6:43-6:46)

Additional Reports: Council (6:46-6:55)

Trustee: Pamela Gough

SESAT: Bev Marinucci

Faculty/Staff: Enid Wray

Student Council: Ann Agar

Parent Engagement/PRO Grant: Frank Sgarlata

On-Going Business: Council (6:55-7:05)

Fun(d)raising: Flower Sale, Future Efforts

Graduation: Awards, Assistance

Air Quality/Environmental Compliance

Academics and the Arts:

Waitlists, AP Offerings, Post Secondary Preparation, Meeting the Needs of all Students, Wellness

Outstanding Issues and SSON

2017-2018 Planning

Officer/Interim Officer Elections: Ann Agar (7:05-7:15)

Recognition of Retiring Officers: Ann Agar (7:15-7:20)

Break (7:20-7:30)

PRO Grant Presentation: Understanding Your Teen: Frank Sgarlata, Sara Dimerman (7:30-8:45)

Question and Answer/Additional Council Needs (8:45-9:00)

Adjournment (9:00)

Next Meeting: Tuesday, June 6, 2017 – Planning for 2017/18, tentative

*Pre-Meeting at 6:00 for task force and all those interested.

Reminder: Understanding Your Teen – presentation Tuesday May 9 at 7:30pm

Mark your calendars! On Tuesday, May 9th at 7:30pm, in the Library, ESA School Council invites you to hear Psychologist Sara Dimerman’s presentation on Understanding Your Teen.

The teen years can present a challenge for both parents and children. During adolescence, kids need their parents more than ever. Ms Dimerman’s presentation will offer a fresh and positive perspective, along with practical tips on how to reduce your teenagers stress, encourage cooperation and develop effective parenting approaches. The presentation is open to everyone.

Some of the topics she will address include:  Peers and Priorities, Drugs and Alcohol, Dating and Sexuality, Communication and Privacy, Homework and School, Technology, Responsibilities and Chores.

Sara Dimerman is a Psychologist who has been counselling parents, teens and families for 25 years. She has authored four books, one of which will be auctioned off at the meeting. She is a. Columnist for Parents Canada and a frequent contributor to the CBC, CTV and Newstalk 1010. Find out more about Sara Dimerman at helpmesara.com.

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Special Invite to Grade 9 parents from the ESA School Council -May 9th 6:30 pm-ESA Library

ESA School Council would like to extend a special invitation to Grade 9 parents to our School Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday May 9th at 6:30 pm.

School Council meetings are a great way to become informed and involved in your child’s student life at ESA. Help our school council facilitate school environment that encourages learning, academic achievement and love for arts. We encourage you to become involved in the school council by considering filling one of the school council executive positions or becoming one of our members.

Feel free to reach out to us with any questions or suggestions at [email protected]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Understanding Your Teen – Sara Dimerman, Special Presentation for Parents Tuesday May 9

Sara Dimerman, Psychologist

On Tuesday, May 9th at 7:00pm, ESA School Council invites you to hear Psychologist Sara Dimerman’s presentation on Understanding Your Teen.

The teen years can present a challenge for both parents and children. During adolescence, kids need their parents more than ever. Ms Dimerman’s presentation will offer a fresh and positive perspective, along with practical tips on how to reduce your teenagers stress, encourage cooperation and develop effective parenting approaches. The presentation is open to everyone.

Find out more about Sara Dimerman at helpmesara.com.

 

See You Tonight for ESA School Council and Dr. Gini-Newman!

Please join your school council tonight for our monthly meeting, as we talk about progress this year and priorities for next year, including fund-raising, alumni relations, graduation, wellness, etc.  It is a great time to ask your questions, bring your concerns and ideas and get involved in making ESA the best possible experience for our students and community.  We are thrilled to start our meeting with renown expert, Dr Gini-Newman, speaking on nurturing critical thinking skills in our teens.  See you tonight at 7:00 in the library.

 

Does Your Student Have the Skills Necessary to Face Upcoming Challenges?

Based on your input, we are thrilled to announce that Dr. Garfiend Gini-Newman will be at ESA this Tuesday, April 11 at 7:00 to speak on Nurturing Critical Thinking Skills.  He will do a one hour program with specific practical strategies to aid parents and teachers in developing critical thinking in our high school students, followed by a question and answer session in the library.  Dr. Gini-Newman is an expert in this field and it is an honor to host him at ESA, thanks to our Pro-Grant.
Your School Council will conduct our monthly meeting following the speaker.  We will hear from our principal on her first months at ESA, as well as other school reports and talk about our priorities for the remainder of this year and look at pre-planning for next year.  Please join us!  We look forward to seeing you then.
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