Archives for October 2012

ESA Open House: Thursday, November 1st – Reminder to Print Tickets

We strongly recommend all families joining us for Thursday’s Grade 8 Parent Information Session register at https://app.ticketturtle.com/index.php?ticketing=esa. Please print your ticket and bring it with you to the school. We believe that there will be a very limited number of tickets at the door.

Please note that people attending the later show should see their subjects of interest before going to the auditorium.

 

Social Media: Keeping our Kids Safe (speaker)

Toronto Police Services Police Constable Scott Mills will be speaking on “Social Media: Keeping Our Kids Safe” on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 from 7-8pm at Runnymede C.I. (in the Auditorium). Scott is an effective speaker and his message is relevant to all parents, but especially to those in the junior grades (9 and 10).

ESA Craft Fair & Silent Auction: Help wanted!

The 16th Annual ESA Craft Fair & Silent Auction is coming up on Saturday, November 17.   This is the main fundraising event at ESA that supports all our students.

SESAT (Supporters of ESA Talent) is looking for donations for the silent auction, help for the day before and the day of the craft fair and donations of baked goods.    Help support your ESA students!

For more information, see the ESA Parents and Guardians Involvement Page.

Grade 8 Open House

Please be advised that even though we may experience severe weather, timelines do not permit us to re-schedule our Grade 8 Open House.

We encourage all students who cannot attend to come to the evening Open House on November 1st with their parents. It is going to be a very busy (and exciting!) evening, so please register all who are attending by visiting http://app.ticketturtle.com/index.php?ticketing=esa and choosing either the 6:15 pm or 7:30 pm session.

Please note: If you choose the later presentation in the auditorium, please ensure that you visit the arts area of interest prior to the 7:30 start time.

Please print your ticket(s) and bring it/them on November 1st to our Information Evening.

If the weather continues to be a concern/impedes your visit to the school, please be assured that all audition information as well as the application will be available online at: www.esainfo.ca  on Monday, November 5.

Thank you.

Meeting about getting ready for post-secondary art schools….

Portfolio / Post-Secondary Art School Info Night

I invite parents to join me on Monday October 29th at 7pm in the ESA library to discuss what goes into visual arts, design, architecture, and fashion post-secondary school applications and portfolios.

I would like to discuss how parents can help navigate the difficult and laborious process our grade 12’s will undertake during the portfolio and application process. I will discuss strategies for organising the portfolio/application process in order to secure the best possible scholarship opportunities.

We can review examples of portfolios and discuss strategies for securing funding and increasing initial scholarship offers. At this point we have 50 schools from eight countries scheduled in the 2012 2013 year to speak with/review our grade 12’s work. Portfolio Day 2012 is shaping up to be our most successful so far.
In order to establish clarity around potential, possibilities and best practices it would be wonderful to have you attend.

All are welcome, including parents of students in grades 9-11. A significant number of non-visual arts students go on to art-based post-secondary programs and I want to make myself available to parents of students in the other majors with children who may want to pursue such paths. This meeting will be applicable to film and photography students, and students interested in architecture, fashion, and design. Bring you questions!

See you at 6.55pm on Monday October 29th!
Matthew Varey
[email protected]

Upcoming Events

  

FIELD TRIPS/SPORTING EVENTS

 

Oct 27             Chamber Choir @ Fort York 1:30-7:15 Saturday (WAR)

Oct 29             Sr. Music Theatre & Gr 11 Band @ Degrassi Filming 11:28-3:10

                        Sr. Boys Volleyball @ ECI Dismissal 2:45

Oct 30             Sr. Girls Volleyball Semifinal

Nov 2              SPLASH @ OMEA Convention Centre 1:20-3:10

                         F.T. Gr. 12 History @ Thomas Fisher Museum All Day (AMB)

Nov 8              F.T. Gr.10 Drama @ Buddies in Bad Times Dismissal 11:30 (BLA/BRA)

 

 

 

Singing and Boxing for a great cause!

ESA’s Chamber Choir and invited singers, under the Direction of Trish Warnock, will be performing on Saturday, October 27th at the Fort York Armouries (660 Fleet Street West, Toronto). The group will be singing to support CESBA (The Canadian Emergency Services Boxing Association). This free event is a scholarship fundraiser to support the children of Canadian Forces members who have died in the service of Canada.

Admission to afternoon and evening events is free to the public and all ages are welcome. Food & beverage are available. Donations to the Canada Company Scholarship Fund will be accepted at the door.

The day’s events:

1) Etobicoke School of Arts has some outstanding Performances lined up (3-6pm)

2) Military Pugil Stick Training (3-5 pm)

3) Police. K-9 Show

4) ZIP LINE for kids and adults

5) Veterans and Law Enforcement being honoured at 17:00 hrs

6) Jim Treliving (Dragon’s Den) and Don Cherry on-site along with NHL Alumni for 18:00 hrs

7) Provincially sanctioned Olympic amateur boxing – TEAM USA (N.Y.P.D. and U.S. Marine Corps Boxing Teams) vs Team Canada (Police Services – Kitchener, O.P.P. Peel, Toronto, R.C.M.P).

Event site: wwwmringsideforkids.com
Footage of previous events event can be viewed at: www.cesba.ca

Garden Party and Tree Dedication

All are invited to our annual fall Garden Party, this Satuday, October 27th, beginning at 10am.  Please join us to give the renovated front gardens a final weeding and tidy up before winter.

We will also be dedicating our four newest trees: 2 more Tulip trees and 2 more Kentucky Coffee trees.  These trees have been generously funded by PaperMate Canada through a Tree Canada Greening Canada’s School Grounds Grant.

Bring a pair of work gloves and a spade and dig in.  Gardening will happen rain or shine.  Tree dedication at approx 11am.  Treats will be provided.  Community service hours available for student helpers.

Grade 10 English Romeo & Juliet Trip

On Tuesday, November 13, all Grade 10 English students will be going to see Romeo and Juliet at U of T’s Hart House from 1:00 to 3:30. Students will leave ESA at 11:30 and travel by TTC. Grade 10 English students should return their completed permission forms and $15.00 to their English teachers no later than November 2.

 

Show Choir Workshop – Bio of Brett Carroll

Brett Carroll Bio & Video Clips of “In Sync”
“How to make your Show Choir SING!!”
Lead by Brett Carroll, director of the Burbank High Vocal Music Association in Burbank, California, this workshop will demonstrate new approaches to teaching vocal technique for your show choir. Using students from the Burbank High program, Mr. Carroll will be teaching his system and approach to creating healthy and substantive choral sound in the show choir format.

Brett Carroll has served as a conductor, musical director, and arranger for live entertainment productions in professional venues across the U.S. and overseas. He has produced and recorded industrial and commercial music for such well-known companies as Ford, Buick, General Foods, Dow Chemical, and Unocal 76 . His music for live productions has been heard in shows from Asia to Europe as well as at the White House Easter Egg Roll in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Carroll is an avid clinician and has been a guest conductor/clinician for numerous nationally ranked high school choral programs as well as state school music organizations. Recently, Brett was the director of the Missouri All-State Show Choir and taught clinics at the Missouri Choral Director’s Association Convention for teachers and college students- as well as adjudicating at the FAME National Show Choir Championships 2011 in Indianapolis.
As the Director of the Vocal Music Association at Burbank High School in Burbank, CA., Mr. Carroll conducts 8 vocal ensembles including 5 concert/show choirs who have been awarded top honors at various festivals from New York to Los Angeles. The program continues to strive for artistic innovation and integrity each year through performances of newly commissioned pieces and choreography. Last year at Burbank High, the five competitive show choirs “In Sync”, “Impressions”, “Out of the Blue”, “Sound Dogs”, and “Sapphire” garnered 45 trophies and awards throughout the 2010-11 show choir season! Mr. Carroll is a member of SAG, ACDA, MENC, Chorus America, and the Southern California Vocal Association.

A Tribute to Fosse Schedule

Attached, please upload the tentative schedule for FOSSE (Music Theatre Showcase). We expect January and early February to be quite busy with rehearsals in the Auditorium for our Senior classes and Splash Company. Please review all important technical rehearsals and highlight the Saturday mandatory rehearsals. Thank you!

Garden Party and Tree Dedication

All are invited to our annual fall Garden Party, this Satuday, October 27th, beginning at 10am.  Please join us to give the renovated front gardens a final weeding and tidy up before winter.

We will also be dedicating our four newest trees: 2 more Tulip trees and 2 more Kentucky Coffee trees.  These trees have been generously funded by PaperMate Canada through a Tree Canada Greening Canada’s School Grounds Grant.

Bring a pair of work gloves and a spade and dig in.  Gardening will happen rain or shine.  Tree dedication at approx 11am.  Treats will be provided.  Community service hours available for student helpers.

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