Archives for September 2012

ESA Drama at Stratford Part II

From Mr. Black:


The Terry Fox Run 2012

Thanks to Carly and Caitlin and Mr. Colbert for bringing back the Terry Fox Run to ESA!

It’s a great cause and was a wonderful day for a stroll, jog or all-out run. Students raised about $300 – a good start for a new tradition!

Thanks again to all who participated or supported the Run!


Rob MacKinnon


Upcoming Events


Oct 2               Sr. Girls Basketball @ NACI Dismissal 2:15

                        Girls Rugby @ LPCI All Day                       

Oct 3               Cross Country Dismissal 11:30

                        Jr. Boys Rugby @York Mills All Day

Oct 10             Cross Country Dismissal 11:30

                        Sr. Boys Rugby @ Don Mills All Day

Oct 11             Sr. Girls Basketball @ ESA Dismissal 2:50

Oct 12             Girls Rugby @ LPCI All Day

Oct 16             Sr. Girls Basketball @ ESA Dismissal 2:50

Oct 18             F.T. HSP3M @ Toronto Zoo All Day (CUN/EKE/VRI)

Oct 19             F.T HSP4U @ Toronto Zoo All Day (MIL)

Over The Rainbow with Jessie Munro – VOTE NOW!

Hi Everyone,
WOW what an experience for Jessie Monday night! It was doubly emotional as her roommate Michelle was the one to be sent home. You could cut the tension with a knife!
We SO want Jessie to be on that stage to show Canada what she is made of and why she should have their vote to be Canada’s Dorothy!

VOTE FOR JESSIE MUNRO from ESA as ‘Dorothy’ in The Wizard of Oz’! We encourage you to speak with/forward an email to 10 people (family, friends, co workers) and have them go online follow the instructions I have listed below? If those extra people play the Dorothy quiz game, they will each gain somewhere between 35 and 50 votes per person. This means each one of you (with your friends/family) could generate 350-500 votes for Jessie! How incredible is that?
Website Instructions:
Once you are in click on the “Sign up and enter” site
On the left hand side you will see where it says “need an account” or “Register here”; all you need is to do is provide an e-mail account and create your own password, and from there you’ll be able to answer the questions on the website.
Each day there are a certain number of questions which you can answer (points range from 1-5 per question). You can return to the site the next day (great marketing initiative!) to answer more questions. Even better, if you go into the site on Friday *or any day after that but before the voting starts) you can answer all the questions at once!
Each e-mail used has the opportunity to answer all the questions and generate 35-50 votes.
Once you have completed the maximum number of votes you can cast your votes after the Sunday night show until Monday at 11:59am.
You will then see (under the number of votes acquired) a small “vote” button – click there and the faces of the 8 remaining Dorothy’s will appear.
Under Jessie you will see a tab with “ – and +” click on the plus it will stop you at 10 votes; submit, arrow back in the top left hand corner and repeat this again until you have cast all of your votes.

APP Instructions
Go to the App store and search for CBC Over the Rainbow. Download it, register and then start playing the Daily Challenges quiz to get more votes.
Vote right from the app once the show is over Sunday night or Monday morning. Just keep clicking on Jessie as many times as you can (based on the votes you have accumulated).

Voting by Phone:
It can be difficult to get through immediately after the show; the website says a maximum of 10 votes per phone, but it seems easier to get through if you try a little later in the evening.

If you can go into CBC website and post comments cheering Jessie that would be great!

Splash to perform at ‘Over the Rainbow’ on CBC

This Sunday and Monday, Splash will perform at the audience ‘warm up’ session for the CBC TV show ‘Over the Rainbow’ – The Search for Dorothy. We are thrilled to be on the show to support fellow cast member Jessie Munro, who we hope will win the role of Dorothy in the Mirvish Production/Andrew Lloyd Webber of The Wizard of Oz. Audience tickets can be purchased on-line at VOTE FOR JESSIE MUNRO, she needs our support!

ESA Drama at Stratford

Mr. Black shared some pictures from the Stratford trip today.

SESAT Silent Auction

As part of our ongoing fundraising efforts, we are organizing our 16th Annual Holiday Craft Fair and Silent Auction to be held on Saturday November 17th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at ESA. Once again, we are expecting hundreds of visitors and 100 vendors! This event raises thousands of dollars annually and the funds are used to support events and activities not supported by the TDSB (guest artists, productions, performances).

We would like to ask for your support with a donation to the Silent Auction. We welcome a wide variety of new items such as art, books, event tickets (performances/sports/concerts), gift baskets, gift certificates, home décor items, clothing, gift certificates and jewellery. If you can help with a donation from a favourite merchant, company or your place of work, we would really appreciate it!

Tax receipts can be provided for the fair market value of any gift worth $20.00 or more with the exception of gift certificates or services. Donations received by Nov. 2nd will be acknowledged publicly at the fair.

You can either complete the form online or download the donation form.

Thank you for supporting the Etobicoke School of the Arts.

Jan Lavelle (on behalf of SESAT)




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Terry Fox Run at ESA: Friday, Sept, 28th

“Toonie” for Terry

At lunchtime, the ESA community will take to the track to walk/run for Terry. It’s just $2 to join! There will be some prizes and refreshments. If you can’t run/walk, help by pledging a participant!

The Arabian Nights – Mainstage Cast List

The Arabian Nights – Mainstage Cast List

Thank you to all the students who auditioned. Casting is all the more challenging in a school like ours; your skill, energy and professionalism shines through. First rehearsal schedule will be posted tomorrow outside of the Mini and Room 111. Mr. Black

The cast is as follows:

Females (13)
Emily Devlin – Harun al Rashid (and other)
Julia Ettlinger – Dance Girl (and other)
Georgia Findlay – Sage (and other)
Christina Fox – Scheherezade (and other)
Sydney Francolini – Sympathy the Learned (and other)
Spencer Glasman – Girl (and other)
Stephanie Erazo Leon – Jester’s wife (and other)
Gen Madill – Azizah (and other)
Arielle Opler – Perfect Love (and other)
Kamini Persaud – Principal Musician (and other)
Lexxus Reid – Baker (and other)
Lisa Saban – Dunyazade (and other)
Alana Staszyczyn – Principal Musician

Males (10)
Mark Correia – Jester (and other)
Anoop Isaac – Principal Musician
Jinu Isaac – Principal Musician
Reynard Khan – Sage (and other)
Liam Kinahan – Madman (and other)
Ben Leja – Wazir (and other)
Michael McLaren – Shahryar (and other)
Owen Mustos – Boy (and other)
Sanjay Parker – Principal Musician (and other)
Simon Topp – Butcher (and other)


Reminder: SESAT Meeting Oct. 1

Our 2nd SESAT meeting of the school year is on Monday, October 1 in the ESA library from 7:30 – 9 p.m.

SESAT (Supporters of ESA Talent) is a parent-lead registered charity separate from School Council that  raises needed funds for our special programs.  See our website for more info on SESAT.  All parents are welcome.




Sept 27            F.T. Stratford Festival All Day (BRA/TIN)

                        F.T. Gr 12 Drama All Day (BLA/BOU)

Sept 28            F.T. Gr 9 Visual Arts @ AGO 10:15-3:10 (RAY)

Sept 28-30       F.T. Music Camp Kandalore (PER/BET/BEN)

QSP Magazine Fund Raiser – Music Theatre


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