Archives for July 2014

TEDx Toronto: Delegate Applications Open

From the TEDx Toronto team:

In its sixth year, TEDxToronto continues to be a platform for the sharing of exceptional ideas. Our 2014 conference will feature 12 thought-provoking talks, 2 fascinating tech demos and 3 awe-inspiring performances from some of Toronto’s greatest thinkers and changemakers.

We are thrilled to announce our first round of speakers and performers who will take the stage on October 2nd, 2014, at the Royal Conservatory of Music.

One of our speakers is an esteemed newspaper publisher; one is a fifteen-year-old activist fighting for GMO labelling in Canada; one is a functional neuroimaging and diagnostic brain imaging specialist, and our first performers are a no-commitment choir that have become a city-wide phenomenon. They each have wide-reaching and real impact on individuals and communities in Toronto and beyond.

We’d like to invite you to apply to take part in this unforgettable day as a member of our audience. Please join us on October 2 as our stellar lineup of speakers and performers explores the theme of ‘Relentless Pursuits’, and share in a transformative experience with one thousand passionate Torontonians from a breadth of communities, organizations and backgrounds.

Please note that delegate applications will close on Thursday, September 4, at 11:59 p.m..


Students should be aware that there is cost to attend TEDx Toronto.  The cost for the day is $150.  Subsidies are available for those who need.  Additional information may be found at the TEDx Toronto FAQ page.


What do summer and snowflakes have in common?

…not too much, hopefully!

But, there is one thing:  The 2014 Craft Fair and Silent Auction (November 22, 2014).

Summer is the perfect time to get a jump start on this ESA winter fundraiser that will set the stage for some great new investments in our arts majors and students.

This is an early call to challenge everyone in our community to “Target 10”.  Please download the Prospective Donor letter, along with the Donor Form 2014, print a few to carry along on your summer adventures, and invite 10 of your contacts to make a contribution to ESA’s largest fundraiser of the year.

E-mail me ([email protected]) anytime with questions or good news!  Happy summer.  Many thanks.


The Insomniac Film Fest wants to keep you up next Friday

Produced by a group of ESA grads, The Insomniac Film Fest runs Friday, July 18th at the Rainbow Cinema (Market Square) at 11:30pm.  Tickets are cheap at $5 and the work is excellent.

Check out the trailer below.  For more info, check out:


What a Year – Thank-you – and an invite

We want to thank all the parents and guardians whose participation made this a successful year for School Council and SESAT. Please see the attached flyer summarizing School Council and SESAT highlights for 2013-2014 and outlining some of the ways to be involved and connected. Save the date to join us on Monday September 8th at 7:30 pm in the Library for a joint School Council/SESAT welcome meeting. Your involvement makes a difference! And the benefits to you of connecting with other parents and with administration are immeasurable! Join the fun, make a difference, see you in September!

“What a Year!” flyer

We hope everyone is enjoying their summer and looking forward to another great year at ESA. If you have any thoughts or ideas you’d like to share with us you can reach us at [email protected] or [email protected]

Warm regards,
Sandra, Tanja and Ann for School Council and SESAT


June 2014 Newsletter

Please see the attached final ESA newsletter.