Archives for April 2016

Going to be at The Dark Side of OZ? Stop and grab a snack from SESAT!

SESAT, our parent run fundraising team will be at the show selling concessions including:

  • Cookies, Candies, Water, PopSESAT LOGO
  • Starbucks Coffee, Tea
  • Samosas, Patties and
  • Roses for our wonderful dancers!

Your purchases at our booth help support all our talented students….so please come and visit us!

The SESAT Team


Dance Night- The Dark Side of Oz

The ESA Dance Department and Pink Floyd will transport you to the land of Oz with this year’s evening of dance- The Dark Side of Oz. Tickets are on sale now on You will not want to miss this stunning event!

Triple Threat Intensive & Dance Intensive

This summer, from July 4-15, ESA will host The Master Class Series Triple Threat and Dance Intensive. This two week program will feature outstanding guest artists helping train young people in Musical Theatre and Dance.  There is limited space available.  Please visit the website for more information on the program and the guest artsists.  We look forward to an exciting workshop with the Canadian company of MATILDA, and will also experience the show live on Thurs. July th @ 6:45pm.

SPLASH auditions MAY 10

SPLASH 2016/2017 (mixed show choir) auditions will take place at ESA in D1 on Tuesday, May 10th. The initial audition will be dance. There is still space at the 5:15 time slot. Currently, the 3:30 time slot for the open dance call is full. Please wear appropriate dance attire, which will show your body lines, have character shoes and/or jazz shoes. There will be a vocal call back for certain people on Thursday, May 12th at 3:30 in R3. Those students attending the Ottawa trip may be required to sing a call back on Monday at lunch, following their return. The music ‘Take on the World’ (beginning to b67) will be heard at the vocal call back. Please see Mr. Aikins if you need a copy (the file has been uploaded to all current MT facebook groups), or email [email protected] to have the music forwarded.
All majors are encouraged to audition.

LInk to hear the song on youtube

More from the Vinyl Vault: Jazz Plus

A great selection of titles awaits you upon your arrival at ESA on Friday morning…  More LP’s will be put out on successive days as these ones sell.

Single LP’s $2 each
Double albums $4 each
Some ***’d items priced individually…  ask at the Circulation Desk about these items

Important Reminder:  All vinyl is sold in “as is” condition.  While we are fairly confident of the “playability” of the albums we are putting out for sale, we cannot make any warranties.


A selected inventory includes the following:


Jazz, Vol 5 CHICAGO 1, Folkways Records
Jazz, Vol 10 Boogie Woogie and Jump, Folkways Records
The Jazz Album, Rob McConnell and the Boss Brass
51 West Swing Concert (Count Basie Band, the Kansas City Six and Benny Goodman)
Swing Vol1, RCA Victor, Vintage Series
McGill Jazz Band, Dir. Gerry Danovitch (1979 mixed programme)
The Mills Brothers’ Greatest Hits, (1958 DOT Records)
John Coltrane, Giant Steps, That’s Jazz #9 (1976 Atlantic Records)
Play a Fats Waller Song, DIck Wellstoof and Friends of Fats and Jane Harvey Vocalist (Music Minus One, 3 discs)
Jazz of the Thirties, Encyclopedia of Jazz on Records (DECCA, 2 discs)
Composers’ Brass Group, Canadian Anthology Vol 1 (2 disc set)
Canadian Brass Live (2 disc set, 1985 CBS Masterworks)
The Glory of Baroque Brass, The Canadian Brass (1983 RCA Victor Red Seal)
The Pachelbel Canon, The Canadian Brass Plays Great Baroque Music (1980 RCA VIctor Red Seal)
The Canadian Brass, Special Limited Direct to Disc Recording (1977, Umbrella, UMB-DD5)
The Village Band, A Nostalgic Recolletion by the Canadian Brass (1981 RCA Records)
Dave Brubek’s Greatest Hits (1966 Columbia)
Time Further Out, The Dave Brubeck Quartet (1961 Columbia)
Ride Like the Wind, Freddie Hubbard (1982 Elektra)
At the Savoy, Coleman Hawkins (1973 Sunbeam)
lester leaps in, Lester Young feat. Charlie Christian, Count Basie and Benny Goodman (1976 Jazz Live)
Everybody Knows/The Dave Clark Five (1968 Capitol)
Take the Holiday Train, The Duke Ellington Orchestra (1980 Phoenix)
Just Friends, LA4 (1978 Concord Jazz)
The Greatest Hits of Nat King Cole, Vol 2 (1972 Capitol)

***Extra Special Stuff…  ask at the Circulation Desk

***Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Budd Powell, Charlie Mingus and Max Roach, Live at Massey Hall, May 15th, 1953 (Joker Records, 1975)
***Carnaval, Wynton Marsalis (1987 CBS Masterworks)
***Wynton Marsalis (self-titled debut album, 1982 Columbia)
***Lady Soul, Aretha Franklin (1968 Atlantic Records)
***Louis Armstrong’s Greatest Hits (1967, Columbia Records)
***Alive, Chuck Mangione (1972 Mercury Phonogram)
***Milestones, Miles Davis (1958 Columbia)
***Miles Davis’ Greatest Hits (1969 Columbia)
***The Very Best of Bird, Charlie Parker (2 disc set, 1977 Warner Bros)
***Lullaby in Rhythm, Feat. Charlie Parker (1972 Spotlight)
***Live at the Monterey Jazz Festival, Dizzy Gillespie feat. Lalo Schifrin (1984 ALA)
***Straight No Chaser, Thelonius Monk (1967 Columbia)


Our Neighbourhood Had 2 Robberies Last Week

I would like to inform all of our students and their families that there were two robberies in our neighbourhood last week.  One happened on Prince Edward Boulevard and the other around Dundas and Islington. Students from two neighbouring schools were approached, shown a weapon and robbed of their electronic devices. I’ve called our Liaison Officer and Major Crimes at 22 Division and both said that there is an ongoing investigation and that we should remind students to be vigilant of their surroundings (as they and we should always be).

I have also made an announcement at school to inform students of this situation in the neighbourhood.

As you know, our school is located in a great community, but we still need to be thoughtful as we go about our day-to-day business.

Please always feel free to contact me if you have any questions about this.  [email protected]


Report Cards Friday, April 29, 2016

A reminder to parents/guardians that report cards will be distributed to all students on Friday, April 29, 2016 during first period classes.

Please refer to the attached principal’s letter and culminating calendars for more information and important dates.   Principal’s letter , 

Culminating Calendar – Gr. 9 and 10 , Culminating Calendar Gr. 11 and 12

Auditions for GLO 2015/2016

Auditions for the award-winning GLO Show choir will be held on Tuesday, May 17th after school. A sign up list is posted on the music theatre bulletin board. Students with questions should speak with Ms Hynes or Ms Warnock. Vocal audition  music is attached. Girls from all majors are encouraged to audition for this amazing ensemble. i feel prettyunpretty

An Evening of Dance

Get your tickets now for this stunning performance by the Dance Department. On May 4th-6th follow Dorothy and Toto as they get transported to the land of Oz. With the amazing sounds of Pink Floyd, The Dark Side of Oz is not something you want to miss!

REMINDER: SESAT Annual Council Meeting – Monday May 2nd, 7-9pm ESA Library

We hope to see you there. Draft Agenda and April Minutes (to be approved) attached.

Please note that this meeting includes our Board Election for 2016/17.

Draft Annual Meeting Agenda -May 2 2016

DRAFT MINUTES – SESAT Meeting April 4 2016


The SESAT Team

Guest Speaker for Students Applying to American Universities

Planning on studying in the US?

Students are invited to attend a lunchtime presentation this Friday, April 29th in room 104 to hear a guest speaker from Education USA talk about understanding the application process to universities in the United States.

ESA’s Own Book Club: Wed April 27th

ESA’s Own Book Club meets for the last time this year on Wednesday night – in the ESA Library.  We’ll be discussing Medicine Walk by Richard Wagamese.

Have you also read Medicine Walk?

  • Then please feel free to join us.

Thinking about joining our Book Club next year?

  • Then please feel free to join us.
  • Come meet the group.
  • Help plan for next year’s Book Club.

Tea and treats at 6:45pm.  Bring your own mug.

Meeting starts at 7 pm…  we’re usually done around 9pm.