Archives for February 2016

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 – No Late Start

On Wednesday, February 24 there is no late start.

Classes will begin at 8:48.

White Pine Spotlight: Delusion Road by Don Aker

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Delusion Road by Don Aker

  • Another solid outing from one of my favourite Canadian YA authors, Don Aker.
  • Solid writing, strong characters, and not afraid to tackle difficult issues.
  • Multiple storylines come together in a dramatic ending.
  • Life doesn’t always turn out the way we want it to, but sometimes justice is served.

Read the review at the Canadian Review of Materials.

Don will be at ESA for the afternoon on Monday May 16th to workshop Grade 9 and 10 students.  See Ms. Wray or Mr Middel if you’d like to participate.


Yuk Yuk’s Night Out for Parents -March 5th. Don’t forget to get your tickets!

This is a casual Saturday Night out for Parents to meet other Parents and laugh a little too as Darrin Rose, the headliner for the night is sure to impress!.

Tickets are available via ESAINFO/Tickets.

Parents from SESAT and School Council Representatives hope to see you there!



Culminating Calendar February 2016

Please review culminating calendars for grades 9 & 10 and 11 & 12 for important upcoming dates.

2016 Planning Calendar Gr. 9 and 102016 Planning Calendar Gr. 11 and 12

Report Cards and Parent Teacher Interviews

A reminder to parents/guardians that report cards will be distributed to all students on Thursday, February 18th during first period classes.

Please refer to the attached Principal’s letter and Parent-Interview instructions for more information.

Parent-Teacher Interviews will be held Thursday, February 25th from 1:00 to 3:10 p.m.  The online site will be available from 9:00 p.m. Thursday, February 18th to 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 24 th.

Please check back in the next few days for the culminating calendar .

Art Talk 5

Please join us for Art Talk 5 Friday March 4 7pm at OCADU!

All are welcome and this is a free event!

18 short insights into art and interesting things we are thinking about and doing presented by esava in grades 10-12.

Click Here for more Info


Poetry in Voice: School Champion

Congratulations to everyone who participated in our in-school finals for the national recitation competition, Poetry in Voice.

When all was said an done, Ruth Wallace emerged victorious.  Ruth will be moving forward to the new live GTA Regional Final on March 1st.

Stay tuned for details.

Pancake Breakfast being served Wednesday Feb 17th, 8-9am, Main Lobby!

Hello Everyone,

Your SESAT Parent Volunteer Team will be serving up Pancake Breakfast to include:

Pancakes, Fruit and a drink for $4.00

Breakfast takes place between 8-9am on Wednesday February 17th, 2016 in the main entrance of the school.



Your SESAT Team



Hot and Cold Concessions will be available at “Because I am a Girl” Feb 19th

SESAT Parent Volunteers will be selling concessions on Friday February 19th in support of this great event.

We will have Hot and Cold concessions available for your purchase with a portion of the proceeds being  donated to the cause.

Concession Items will include:

Beef and Vegetable Patties, Vegetable Samosas, “Mr Noodle” Soups, Cookies and Candies

Starbucks Coffee, Tea, Water and Pop.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Your SESAT Team




ESA Parents and Guardians are invited to a night at YUK YUK’s – Saturday March 5th 2016


School and SESAT Councils invite you to come out on Saturday March 5th , 7Pm to Yuk Yuks Toronto.

A time for ESA Parents and Guardians to forget about Carpooling, Homework and our kids! Come on out and enjoy an evening as Headliner Darrin Rose gives us something else to think about. The host of Match Game, he is also known as Bill the bartender on the CBC sitcom Mr. D, and he recently appeared on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on CBS. He has been called “one of the hottest comedians in Canada” by GQ magazine

You can buy your ticket voucher online via ESAINFO/Tickets

*A Council member will be at the door with your ticket. Please present your ESA Ticket Voucher at the door before 7:30pm. For more information, contact a Council Member at [email protected]



This is not an ESA Sponsored Event.

We hope to see you there!

Anne of Green Gables

ESA student Ella Ballentine (Gr.9 Music Theatre) stars as Anne Shirley in the remake movie. It airs on Family Day Monday at 6pm Family Channel.


Graduation Photos

Graduation photos start February 24th. Come by the office to pick up an information flyer today and learn more about the different sessions offered. Book your appointment time online at: