Archives for October 2013

Girls Rugby Team 2nd in Toronto – goes to Ontario Finals

The ESA Girls Rugby team wrapped up a very successful season last week by playing in the Ontario Finals at Fletcher’s Fields in Markham. The girls finished 7th in the province capping a great season with an overall record of 17 wins and 6 losses. Over the course of nearly two months, the girls came second in our very own ESA tournament, first in the Agincourt tournament (5-0), and first in our pool in the City of Toronto qualifying tournament. In the City of Toronto Tier 1 Championships, the Eagles advanced to the finals only to lose to Mowat Collegiate in a close game. To win silver medals in the City of Toronto is still a great accomplishment.

The team was made up of the following players: captain and hooker Olivia Janus, un petit tigre and a convert kicker par excellence, scrum half Alice Santilli, an all-round great player, Loulie McMaster, a force on the run and a determined tackler, Emma Cullen-Shaw, pure acceleration and speed, Jenna Ladd, another speedster and tough as nails, Carly Hominuik and Elise Weber, accomplished props in the scrum, back-ups Abby Lalonde, Olivia Bowe ,Emily Lobb, Emily Chambers and Sophie Sutcliffe who filled in admirably in injury situations and at other times, and fearless injured starters Dragona Javovina and Caitlin Ladd.

The girls proved to be quick studies as this is only the second season for Girls Rugby at ESA. To have advanced as far as they did is testimony to their determination and improved play. Coaches Mr. Hilborn and Ms. Hutton would like to thank the girls for a great season and wish the graduating players success in their future endeavours.




Volunteer Opportunity

Transgifuration of Our Lord Catholic School is looking for volunteers to assist with their annual Christmas Family Fun Night scheduled for Thurs Nov 28th at Don Bosco Catholic High School.  Specifically, they need volunteers to set-up arts & crafts tables.   If interested, contact:  Anna Vecera-Marto at [email protected] .


Resiliency Workshop delivered by Stonegate CHC

What a difference a thought makes!  Swimming through the stresses of life.

When things get tough, some people “swim” and others “nearly sink.”  People who are able to “swim” through difficult times are more resilient.  They “bounce back” from stressful experiences.

Through interactive activities and group discussion students will gain an understanding of:

  • What it means to be resilient?
  • Information about “thinking habits” and how they help or hinder a person’s ability to effectively deal with stress.
  • Strategies to be resilient under pressure

Date:                     Thursday November 7th, 2013

Time:                    11:30 to 12:15

Where:                 Library

Interested students are asked to register with Ms Baldassi in Student Services


Come One, Come All!

If you are not familiar with us, we (SESAT) are a charitable organization that supports ESA talent. All the money we raise goes to help the art programs the students are involved in. The next SESAT meeting will be on Monday, November 4th at 7:30 in the library.

This meeting we will focus on the 17th Annual Holiday Craft Fair and Silent Auction on November 23rd. We could really use your help – even just a couple of hours. SESAT is a fun way to get involved in the ESA community and support the students.

Thank you.

New Books Are Ready!

At long last.  All those books you’ve been watching us process on the trolleys at the Circulation Desk are ready to go.

Drop by and take a look. The YA and Graphic novels have been put on display in the stacks. We are still working on the display for the remaining books.

If you can’t drop by, please peruse the offerings at our newest addition to the ESA Library Online…  Our brand new Pinterest site dedicated solely to announcements about new books.

Many thanks to our Seneca Library Technician student, Sara, for her help in setting this up.


TD Scholarship Worth up to $70,000

TD is awarding 20 scholarships to college and university students.
Apply by December 6, 2013 at

Delisle Youth Services

Delisle Youth Gallery is looking for art submissions.  Due to limited space, only one art piece per artist will be accepted.  Please bring art into the Delisle Youth Services head office at 40 Orchard View Blvd Suite 255 by December 20th to meet the early bird deadline.
Any questions or concerns can be directed to Katie Hetherman at Delisle Youth Services at 416 482 0081 x 281 or [email protected].

OLA Forest of Reading: White Pine

The White Pine books have been announced and will be in the school shortly. Get a jump on your reading by taking a sneak peak at this year’s nominees at the Forest of Reading website.

Mark your calendars.  The White Pine Forest of Reading event will happen at Harbourfront on Wed May 14th.  ESA is registered to participate in this year’s White Pine festivities and will be attending the celebrations at Harbourfront.

Fill out the Google Form to join our White Pine reading club.  Be the first to know when the books are in.

Splash TVO documentary ‘Unsung’ Trailer

Please check out this exciting trailer featuring Splash in the TVO documentary ‘Unsung’. The film will air on TVO on Wednesday, December 4th at 9 pm

or you can purchase tickets for the ‘red carpet’ debut on Tuesday, Nov 26 at 6pm at

TVO Doc Studio Screening Series – Unsung: Behind the Glee
Tuesday November 26
Screening and live performance: 6 – 8:15 pm
Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, 506 Bloor St. West, Toronto
Tickets: $10
To purchase tickets, visit


ESA Fall Food Drive

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Please join SEEDS Me to We and the ESA Student Council in our Fall Food Drive, in support of the Daily Bread Food Bank.

Most needed items include:

  • rice;
  • flour;
  • pasta;
  • canned fish and meats;
  • stews and soups;
  • canned or dried beans;
  • canned fruits and vegetables;
  • fruit juices;
  • canned or powdered milk;
  • cereals;
  • tomato sauce;
  • peanut butter; and,
  • baby products.

Collection bins will remain in the Library until the end of the week.  Please consider picking up a few extra items when grocery shopping this weekend.

Learn more at Hunger Count 2012.  Your contributions are greatly appreciated.

UTM Open House this weekend

The University of Toronto Mississauga is holding its annual Fall Campus Day Open House this Sunday, October 27,
from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  For more information, visit the UTM website: .

Live the Action on the Hill as a PAGE

Interested in participating in the House of Commons Page Program?