Calling all gardeners!!

Calling all gardeners!!  Everyone is welcome!  Students, staff, parents…
The ESA Garden Club will be having our Fall Garden Party on this Friday, October 26, after school, from 3:20-5:00pm.  We will meet in the front foyer after school.
Please RSVP to Ms. Chrisman at [email protected] by this Thursday to advise that you will be able to join us and lend a hand.
Community service hours applicable.
You do not have to stay the whole time, but we would appreciate help until the job is done (many hands make the work go quickly!).
We will be spreading mulch around the trees, and weeding a little.  Bring garden gloves if you have them. Extra shovels and rakes are appreciated.  Dress warmly!
Thank you! Mr. Morgan and I look forward to seeing you all on Friday afternoon!

Save the Date! Great Soup returns Monday November 5th

Ms. Wray is coming back to host Great Soup!

Join us for a community luncheon on Monday November 5th.  All members of the ESA Community are welcome.  Students, staff, parents, grads…  Come one. Come all.

We have a tradition of serving community luncheons twice 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 events of the school year.

On average we serve over 125 people an all you can eat lunch of homemade salads, soups, breads and goodies. For $6 per person, it’s hard to resist.  $5 with a donation to the Daily Bread Food Bank.

If you would like to contribute food to this luncheon, please fill out the form below. You will be contacted by someone to go over the necessary details.

Thank you for your interest and support.

Please fill out this Google Form if you are able to cook or bake or help out the day of.

Women’s Habitat Volunteer Application Form

Reminder that further to our lunch hour workshop session with Ursual, from Women’s Habitat, last Friday…

  • Volunteer application forms are available in both the Library and Student Services.

Drop by and pick one up if you are interested.

2017 Choreographic Workshop

Tickets are on sale now for the 2017 Choreographic Workshop. It is a wonderful evening of talent that is happening on November 8th, 2017 at the Nancy Main Theatre at ESA. For ticket information, please visit, esainfo.ca or you are welcome to purchase tickets at the door at 6:00pm

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

 

 

 

 

 

Volunteers Still needed…

For the Toronto Public Library Cyber Seniors programme.  The start date has been pushed back two weeks, to Oct 15th to allow additional time to train new volunteers.  So..

  • Are you aged 13-19 years old?
  • Looking for a volunteer opportunity?
  • Are you good with computers?
  • Are you available on Saturday afternoons throughout October and into early November?

Volunteer at the Toronto Public Library in their Cyber Seniors programme.  Teen mentors work with seniors to help them learn new computer skills.

  • Training provided.
  • Community Service Hours awarded

Programme starts this weekend at Brentwood Library (Bloor and Royal York), as well as a few other TPL branch locations.

  • Information flyers, and applications, are available in the ESA Library.
  • Or contact Ana Malespin, Youth Librarian, Brentwood Branch: [email protected] or 416-394-5240.

Read this testimonial from a programme participant.

Volunteer Opportunity: Toronto Public Library Cyber Seniors

WANTED!  Teens aged 13-19 years old.

  • Looking for a volunteer opportunity?
  • Are you good with computers?
  • Are you available on Saturday afternoons throughout October?

Volunteer at the Toronto Public Library in their Cyber Seniors programme.  Teen mentors work with seniors to help them learn new computer skills.

  • Training provided.
  • Community Service Hours awarded

Programme starts this weekend at Brentwood Library (Bloor and Royal York), as well as a few other TPL branch locations.

  • Information flyers, and applications, are available in the ESA Library.
  • Or contact Ana Malespin, Youth Librarian, Brentwood Branch: [email protected] or 416-394-5240.

Read this testimonial from a programme participant.

Toronto Public Library: Volunteer Readers Needed

The IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People) Collection for Young People with Disabilities, located at North York Central Library Children’s Department (Toronto Public Library), is looking for readers to help read and evaluate submissions for the 2017 IBBY Outstanding List.

Deadline: before Canadian Thanksgiving (Oct. 10, 2016)

What to do: You will be asked to read the whole book, evaluate and write short answers to the evaluation form. We will send info about this IBBY project and criteria for evaluation.

How: You would need to be able to pick up and return a reviewing copy of the titles at a TPL location.

What: While we have books in English, we particularly need readers for Greek, Japanese, German, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Icelandic, Russian, Arabic, Spanish, Catalan, Galician, Basque, and Turkish.

Why: We do need your help with this project but it is a great opportunity to see what is emerging in children’s publishing outside of North America.

We hope you will be interested to learn more about IBBY and about this reference collection. Check out IBBY’s webpage.

Questions: Email: ibby <at> torontopubliclibrary.ca or call Leigh Turina and Deb Pearson at North York Central Library Children’s Department 416-395-5630.

Rio 2016!

We have had some amazing coverage this week around our assisting Moss + Lam in making parts of Canada House in Rio.

Spencer Julien was interviewed on CBC’s Here and Now and appeared on the CBC 6pm tv news. Here are two articles supporting the story:

ESA Contemporary Art in Rio 1

ESA Contemporary Art in Rio 2

Kids Cooking Camp Volunteer Opportunity

Please see attachment for details:

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Volunteer at the School of Toronto Dance Theatre – Momentum 2016

The School of Toronto Dance Theatre is now seeking Front of House volunteers for their upcoming year-end show MOMENTUM 2016.

MOMENTUM 2016 features the students from all three years of our Professional Training Program in an amibitious collection of dance works, including five new choreographies and one celebrated remount.  More information: http://schooloftdt.org/performances-outreach/upcoming-performances/

Volunteers will help with the front of house duties, including prepping and stuffing programs, interacting with and directing patrons, light clean up of the theatre after the show.

Interested?  Please contact Lilya Sultanova, the communications and outreach coordinator for The School of Toronto Dance Theatre at:  [email protected] .

The TDSB and ESA have not vetted this opportunity.  We are merely providing you with information.

ChangeTheWorld Volunteer Opportunity

ChangeTheWorld is a 6 week initiative from the Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade encouraging youth to get involved in their communities. Every high school student that volunteers 3 hours or during April 10- May 23 will receive a certificate of participation in the campaign. This includes students who regularly volunteer, or those who volunteer for a onetime special event.

Visit their website for more information.

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ESA and the TDSB have not vetted this opportunity.  We are merely providing you with information.