Happy Earth Day!!

Celebrate Earth Day – tomorrow – by doing something nice for the planet.  Get out, get active and engage with your natural environment.

Join us one day next week – exact date To Be Determined by the weather forecast – for our first Garden Clean-Up…  it should be today, but we’ll wait for Ms. Wray to return.
STAY TUNED to ESAInfo – not only for information about our first Garden Clean-Up…  but for additional information about signing up to help with the renovations in the little courtyard.
  • More to come on this next week.

Great Soup… Success

Thank you to everyone who supported Great Soup this time around.

To our cooks, our bakers, our student and parent volunteers on set-up and clean-up… and of course, everyone who broke bread with us and joined in our community luncheon.

We didn’t have a chance to count the donations this afternoon, but the Library was full during the lunchhour and we gt off to a great start with our spring food drive.

Great Soup: It’s on… Monday April 3rd, at lunch, in the Library

What do I love about the ESA Community?  Generosity of time and spirit.

THANK YOU to everyone who heeded my plea yesterday on ESAInfo and has pledged food for Great Soup next Monday.  I have been so busy with Poetry in Voice that I let slide the publicity for Great Soup.  Had we had to cancel next Monday, there really isn’t another date between now and the end of the year.

So again…  Thank you.

Everyone in the ESA Community is invited to join us for a fabulous community luncheon.

  • Bring a bowl, a spoon and a mug…  Enjoy!

ESA’s SEEDS Me to We group has a tradition of serving community luncheons a couple of times a year.

  • Members of the ESA school community cook and bake – mostly vegetarian and vegan fare – and serve up a feast in the Library.
  • This is consistently one of the most anticipated fundraisers of the school year.

On average we serve over 100 people an all you can eat lunch of homemade salads, soups, breads and goodies.

  • For $6 per person, it’s hard to resist.
  • $5 per person with a donation to our Daily Bread Food Bank spring food drive.  Cooks eat for free!!

If you can help contribute food to this luncheon, please fill out this Google Form.

  • We are always also welcome to have extra hands for help with set-up and clean up (washing dishes!!!).
  • You may indicate such on the Google Form.

We will be contacting people on Saturday morning with all of the logistical details…

  • If you’ve contributed before, it will be same same.
  • If you’re new, we’ll fill you in on the routine…  which is pretty straight forward.

Thank you for interest and support.

Monday April 3rd: Great Soup Returns… Cooks still wanted!!

Great Returns on Monday April 3rd. Join us for a fabulous community luncheon.

  • Bring a bowl, a spoon and a mug…  Enjoy!

ESA’s SEEDS Me to We group has a tradition of serving community luncheons a couple of times a year.

  • Members of the ESA school community cook and bake – mostly vegetarian and vegan fare – and serve up a feast in the Library.
  • This is consistently one of the most anticipated fundraisers of the school year.

On average we serve over 100 people an all you can eat lunch of homemade salads, soups, breads and goodies.

  • For $6 per person, it’s hard to resist.
  • $5 per person with a donation to our Daily Bread Food Bank spring food drive.  Cooks eat for free!!

If you can help contribute food to this luncheon, please fill out this Google Form.

  • We are always also welcome to have extra hands for help with set-up and clean up (washing dishes!!!).  Y
  • ou may indicate such on the Google Form.

You will be contacted by someone to go over the necessary details.

Thank you for interest and support.

Save the Date! Great Soup Returns on Monday April 3rd

Great Returns on Monday April 3rd. Join us for a fabulous community luncheon.

  • Bring a bowl, a spoon and a mug…  Enjoy!

ESA’s SEEDS Me to We group has a tradition of serving community luncheons a couple of times a year.

  • Members of the ESA school community cook and bake – mostly vegetarian and vegan fare – and serve up a feast in the Library.
  • This is consistently one of the most anticipated fundraisers of the school year.

On average we serve over 100 people an all you can eat lunch of homemade salads, soups, breads and goodies.

  • For $6 per person, it’s hard to resist.
  • $5 per person with a donation to our Daily Bread Food Bank spring food drive.  Cooks eat for free!!

If you would like to contribute food to this luncheon, please fill out this Google Form.  We are always also welcome to have extra hands for help with set-up and clean up (washing dishes!!!).  You may indicate such on the Google Form.

You will be contacted by someone to go over the necessary details.

Thank you for interest and support.

Great Soup: Crock Pot Confusion

Did you send a crockpot to school for Great Soup?

If so, could you please take a moment to check closely to confirm that the crockpot the student in your house brought home is indeed the same one you sent in…

There appears to have been a crockpot mix-up.  We have a Wolfgang Puck crockpot remaining (see photo attached) where we should have a Cuisinart crockpot (see also photo attached).

If you have the AWOL Cuisinart crockpot, please send an e-mail to [email protected] to advise…  then we can make the necessary arrangements to swap out the mixed up crockpots.

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Wolfgang Puck crockpot…  we have it!

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Cuisinart crockpot… the one we should have!

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Join us for Great Soup…

Thank you to everyone who has already pledged to bring food for our community luncheon on Monday November 7th.

If you are planning to bring/send food, but have not already advised, please fill out this Google Form.

  • Bring a bowl and a spoon and you’re ready to go.
  • Lunch starts at 11:30am.

Thank you for interest and support.  All of the monies raised this time will go towards out chosen charity, Sleeping Children Around the World.

 

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ESA’s SEEDS Me to We group has a tradition of serving community luncheons a couple of times a year.  Members of the ESA school community cook and bake – mostly vegetarian and vegan fare – and serve up a feast in the Library.  This is consistently one of the most anticipated fundraisers of the school year.

On average we serve over 100 people an all you can eat lunch of homemade salads, soups, breads and goodies.

  • For $6 per person, it’s hard to resist.
  • Bring a donation to our Fall Food Drive and it’s only $5 per person.

Everyone in the ESA Community is invited to join us…  and to help cook!

  • If you would like to contribute food to this luncheon, or are available to help out on the day of, please fill out this Google Form.
  • You will be contacted by someone to go over the necessary details.

 

Great Soup… There’s still time to volunteer to cook or bake…

Great Soup is back.  Join us for a community luncheon on Monday November 7th.

  • Bring a bowl and a spoon and you’re ready to go.

ESA’s SEEDS Me to We group has a tradition of serving community luncheons a couple of times a year.  Members of the ESA school community cook and bake – mostly vegetarian and vegan fare – and serve up a feast in the Library.  This is consistently one of the most anticipated fundraisers of the school year.

On average we serve over 100 people an all you can eat lunch of homemade salads, soups, breads and goodies.

  • For $6 per person, it’s hard to resist.
  • Bring a donation to our Fall Food Drive and it’s only $5 per person.

Everyone in the ESA Community is invited to join us…  and to help cook!

  • If you would like to contribute food to this luncheon, or are available to help out on the day of, please fill out this Google Form.
  • You will be contacted by someone to go over the necessary details.

Thank you for interest and support.  All of the monies raised this time will go towards out chosen charity, Sleeping Children Around the World.

Sat Nov 5th: Calling all gardeners…

Plan to join us this Saturday November 5th for our regularly scheduled Fall Garden Party.

  • We rake and trim.  We edge the beds.
  • Generally we prepare the gardens for winter.

If you can help out for a couple of hours, please come join us.

  • Do send an e-mail to [email protected] to advise that you’re coming…
  • Bring your own canteen, and we’ll provide some treats to keep you going.
  • We have a limited supply of garden gloves and basic tools, so if you can bring your own with that’s great.

We start work at 10am and we work until we’re done…  typically around noon.

  • We work rain or shine, unless it’s teeming down as you sit with you Saturday morning coffee waiting to head over to the school.

We had been planning on mulching the new bed, but we’re holding off in case our new tree arrives in the next week or so as expected. We’ll mulch after it has been planted…  hopefully before we get any snow on the ground!

Thank You to our Gardeners

Thanks to those who came out to help garden yesterday morning.

  • The bike racks are levelled.
  • The new bed is tilled and amended.
  • 400 bulbs were planted.
  • Stakes are in for our new plant materials…  which will be arriving anyday.

Weren’t able to help out this past weekend? Then plan to join us on Saturday November 5th for our regularly scheduled Fall Garden Party.

  • We rake and trim.  We edge the beds.
  • Generally we prepare the gardens for winter.
  • We’ll also be mulching the new front bed.

If you can lend a hand on November 5th, please send an e-mail to [email protected] to advise.

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Saturday morning… Up early? Come join us in the front garden

We’re starting work at 10am this morning, and we’ll work until we’re done…  typically around noon, but it could take a little longer this Saturday.

  • We work rain or shine, unless it’s teeming down as you read this with your Saturday morning coffee.

Saturday October 22nd: An extra days work to prepare the new front bed for planting.

  • We need to level the new bike racks, till and amend the soil under the poly tarp behind the new bike racks, and plant 400 assorted spring flowering bulbs.
  • Have a wheelbarrow? We can it to move soil.
  • Have a hard rake? We can use it level the screenings under the bike racks.

Or plan to join us on Saturday November 5th: Our regularly scheduled Fall Garden Party.

  • We rake and trim.  We edge the beds.
  • Generally we prepare the gardens for winter.

If you can help out this morning, please come join us.

If you can lend a hand on Novemebr 5th, please send an e-mail to [email protected] to advise.

Garden Help Wanted!

Calling all gardeners.  The ESA gardens need your help on Saturday October 22nd, and again on Saturday November 5th.

  • We generally work from 10am until we’re done…  typically around noon, but it could take a little longer on October 22nd!
  • We work rain or shine, unless it’s teeming down.

Saturday October 22nd: An extra days of work to prepare the new front bed for planting.

  • We need to level the new bike racks, till and amend the soil under the poly tarp behind the bike racks, and plant 400 assorted spring flowering bulbs.
  • Have a wheelbarrow? A hard rake?  We can use them to move soil.

Saturday November 5th: Our regularly scheduled Fall Garden Party.

  • We rake and trim.  We edge the beds.
  • Generally we prepare the gardens for winter.

If you can help out on either day, please send an e-mail to [email protected] to advise.

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