Archives for November 2014

World AIDS Day: Candies and …


December 1st is World AIDS Day. Learn more at the UN AIDS website.  Members of SEEDS Me to We will be selling Candies and (a special surprise) in the Foyer at lunch.  Pay what you can…  recommended donation of $2 per loot bag.

Seasonal Drinks


Members of SEEDS Me to We will be serving hot drinks before school the first and last of each of the next two weeks.

Join us tomorrow morning for tea and hot chocolate.  See the flyer attached for the remaining dates.

Bring your own mug, please and thanks.

ON University & College Applications Due Dates

Dear Grade 12s and Parents of Grade 12s

Just a reminder that applications to Ontario Universities are due January 14 to .  Applications to Ontario Colleges are due on February 1 at .

Additional information is available on our website at: .

Support Your School Sunday!

There are four great ways to support ESA today:

  1.  Buy your tickets to our Festive Celebration online now and invite your friends!  Our Music and Music Theatre departments have a wonderful show planned.  Performances are this Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, December 2-4 at 7:00.  It is a wonderful way to kick off the Holiday season.  Don’t miss it!
  2.  ESA Spiritwear and Branded Merchandise will be available for sale at Festive.  We have men’s and women’s t-shirts, hoodies, coffee mugs, sportsacks and a few surprises.  Show your spirit, plan now and purchase by Thursday.
  3.  Silent Auction items should be picked up by the winning bidders in the back of the library on Monday morning from 8-9:30.  Items may be available, if necessary at Festive.
  4.  Please consider the needs of our students as you consider your year end charitable giving.  Supporters of ESA Talent (SESAT) is a registered charity which relies on the generous donations from people like you.  Tax receipts can be issued for donations over $20 and can also be earmarked for the arts major of your choice.  Please look for your report card insert or pick up a donation form in the office or at Festive.

Forget Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday and celebrate your Holidays at ESA!

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Advertising in the musical/spring showcase program

advert 2014
Etobicoke School of the Arts has a vibrant and diverse student body, dedicated to both academic and artistic pursuits, and having a wide range of extracurricular interests. This year, our Musical Theatre Department presents Swing – Musical Revue from February 9th to the 12th, as well as our Music Theatre Showcase on April 8th and 9th , 2014. The programs for these productions are a perfect vehicle for reaching our students and community with the products and services that your business has to offer. These shows combined will be seen by approximately 3000 people from across the GTA.

We are asking you to assist us in making these two shows the best they can possibly be. Advertising space in the two programmes is available to your business at a cost of $250 for a full page and $175 for half page. Artwork must be supplied by your company and emailed in JPEG, format. Please note that this is the easiest and safest method for our advertising team to format to the specified ad size. The most convenient way to send artwork is to email it to:
[email protected]
DEADLINE: Please send artwork by January 15, 2015.

FULL PAGE AD SIZE: 15cm X 22cm
HALF PAGE AD SIZE: 15cm X 11cm

If you would like to take advantage of the opportunity to expose your business to a unique and active market, please complete the attached sheet and include the ad. Thank you for your support and consideration. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact
Patricia Warnock at the ESA Music Theatre Department at 416-394-6910 ext. #5


Patricia Warnock
Music Theatre Department
416-394-6910 ext. 5
[email protected]

Festive Tickets Going Fast!

With less than a week to go, tickets for Festive are more than 50% sold! Click here  to get your tickets for the December 2-4 performances by the ensembles of the Music and Music Theatre Department. While at Festive, you can also purchase raffle tickets for some amazing prizes and the chance to support these departments.

Tickets are just $15 with curtain at 7 pm. See you there!

Tree Lighting and Cider Postponed…

The lighting of the tree, and hot cider, is postponed until Friday morning before school due to unforeseen events…

Bring your own re-useable mug and join us (while supplies last).

Parent Volunteers needed to help sell Refreshments/ merchandise prior to ESA Performances

SESAT and the students of ESA are in need of volunteers to help sell refreshments/merchandise at the  upcoming Festive performances. These fundraisers bring in much needed resources to help support our amazing Arts programs at the school.

The Music Theatre and Music Departments are presenting this year’s “Festive Concert”. This event will be held on Tuesday December 2nd, Wednesday December 3rd and Thursday December 4th starting at 7:00pm. We require 8 volunteers to sell refreshments/merchandise  before the show and during intermission. Your time commitment would be from 6pm until approximately 9:30pm

If you are available to help out on any of these evenings please contact Kim as soon as possible at  [email protected]

Etobicoke Humane Society

The Etobicoke Humane Society, a Toronto animal shelter which takes in abused, neglected, abandoned, surrendered and injured animals is facing closure due to their financial state. They have been running for 25 years, are volunteer run, run solely on donations but face possible closure in the next 2-3 months.

The members of SEEDS Me to We have decided to support the Humane Society.  They will be holding a Bake Sale this Thursday, November 27th in support.  There is also a donation box located beside the Circulation Desk in the Library.

Additional information may be found by following these links:

If you live in Etobicoke, please consider becoming a monthly donor or a shelter volunteer.  100% of all donations go directly into animal care and operations. Your donation will provide shelter, vaccinations, food and emergency medical attention.

Festive Raffle – Get your tickets!

The Music and Music Theatre Departments are selling raffle tickets through the students for our Festive Raffle. The Draw is on December 4. We have fantastic prizes, including passes to local yoga studios, a guitar from Long and McQuade, tickets to the TSO, gift baskets, and the two prizes pictured here:
An original ESA graduating class jacket, and a full set of golf clubs. Get your tickets from your favourite music or music theatre student, or purchase them at Parent-Teacher Interview night. photo 2

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Multicultural Festival

ESA’s Equity Club is hosting a Multicultural Festival on Tuesday, November 25 at lunch in the library. Bring your own bowl and cutlery to sample a variety of ethnic cuisines, including Thai, Indian, Turkish, Italian, Greek, just to name a few.  Support ESA musicians and Irish dancers.  Come celebrate the diversity of our unique student body!