Archives for May 2016

Adopt a Yard Waste Bag!

Wanted!  Families to take one – or more – yard waste bags home to put out on your next collection day.

We’ve been gardening at the front of the school and need to find homes from out yard waste bags as the City does not collect yard waste from schools.

We need more capacity!

  • If you’re driving by/near the school today or tomorrow and have capacity in your car, there are 3 yard waste bags parked behind the hedge in the south (main) parking lot.  Please feel free to take them with you!

Many thanks in advance to any and all who are able to help us process the yard waste.  Send an e-mail to [email protected] if you can help out or need more info.

P.S.  Thank you to whomever took the yard waste bags we left behind the hedge on Friday night.  I forgot to post about them that night and by the time I went to do so, there were already gone.

Don DeLillo at the Bluma Appel Salon

The ESA Library has six (6) tickets – three pairs – to give away to see Don DeLillo, one of the great American novelists of our time. Mr. DeLillo will be talking about Zero K, his new novel exploring a secretive, life-restoring medical project.

Mr. DeLillo will be speaking at the Appel Salon at the Toronto Reference Library on Thursday June 2nd, from 7:00pm.

Q&A, as well as a book signing, to follow.

This event is SOLD OUT!  If you want to go but haven’t got tickets, this is your chance.

Please complete this form to tell us why you should be the one to get a pair of these tickets.

Find the details about the event at this link.

If interested, fill out this Google Form.

You will be contacted and e-mailed your tickets in PDF format.

MATH EQAO – June 6th- June 9th, 2016

EQAO Math Info Letter-2016

Our Yard Sale Sizzled on Saturday…and not just because of the heat!

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Wow!  What a tremendous success it was.  With over 30 tables overflowing with treasures of all kinds, furniture, sporting equipment, art and mountains of wonderful books, we drew in a huge crowd of community residents, avid garage salers and many a passerby.  The foot traffic never let up throughout the day and thanks to our own MC, Brian and super SESAT negotiators, we were able to push our wares and encourage more buying than looking right to the very end.  It is amazing what “fill a bag for $5” blaring over the mic does in the last hour of a sale!

While the final figures are not yet in (we have a mountain of loonies and toonies to count) proceeds are in the 4K+ range.  We should all be very proud of what we accomplished as a team.  Take a bow everybody!

On behalf of the SESAT team, thank all those who donated their items, their time and their $$ at the sale.   See you again next year!Yard Sale 1Yard Sale 3


Jaccee & Bev

Yard Sale Coordinators


Help Support PD7

Our deepest thanks to all that have donated to our fundraising campaign so far we have reached 15% of our goal, but we still need your help. Check out our awesome video for more info and please donate, any little bit helps!

Athletic Award Assembly

Come celebrate the 7 sports banners that the Eagles won this year! The Assembly will take place June 7th in the gym after school. Pizza and refreshments to follow.

Spring Food Drive: Donations still accepted

SEEDS Me to We Spring Food Drive, for the Daily Bread Food Bank, is still in need of donations.  If you are able, please send your food donation(s) into school with the student in your house.  The donation bin is located in the Library.

The most needed items are:

      Canned vegetables, pasta/ pasta sauce, canned fruit, 100% fruit juice, rice, high fibre/low sugar cereal, oatmeal, flour, granola bars, canned meat in water, canned fish (tuna in water), dried/canned beans, peanut butter, baby food (vegetables and fruit)/ baby cereal/ baby formula

See more here.

Children’s Book Drive: Overwhelming Success

We have collected many more books than we ever expected to.  Thank you to all who have contributed.

This is a last call for any children’s books (board books through YA).  The donations we have collected are being picked up from the school Monday afternoon.  Any last donations may be brought to the Library on Monday morning.


Great Opportunity for Males aged 16-19 At Soulpepper!

Soulpepper is offering a fantastic free program to males aged 16-19.  Deadline to apply is June 6th, 2016.  Please see the attachment.

Mainstage Men Application 2016

Emerging Artist Award – Toronto Arts Foundation

Yesterday at the Mayor’s Art Lunch, the 2016 Toronto Arts Foundation Awards were handed out and our own grad and guest artist Ben Kamino won this year’s Emerging Artist Award!  This honour comes with a $10,000 prize granted to support the development of new work.  Congratulations, Ben!

Yard Sale This Saturday – 9am – 1pm. Come One, Come all! We are still taking donations too!


Our Yard Sale is going to be just great thanks to all those who have donated items already!

Should you have any things you still wish to donate, we request that all items come PRICED and delivered Friday between 3-6pm ideally (especially larger items such as furniture). 

We would also be grateful to any early morning risers who could come out and help us set up the sale on Saturday Morning between 6:45- 9am (At the South Parking Lot doors)

 Lastly – don’t miss this chance to ‘treasure hunt” on Saturday to support our arts programs sale flyer

Here is a list of some of the great things we have

– 8 giant Marilyn Monroe  posters, mounted 8’x4′
– vintage and brand name clothing
– 2 Blu-Ray DVD players
– 4 sets IKEA garden tables/chairs
– wrought iron garden bench
– great assortment of home decor, linens
– special Father’s Day section
– roller blades, skis & new snowboard boots
– 5 sets golf clubs
– huge selection of books

See you there!

Children’s Book Drive, and Spring Food Drive

THANK YOU to everyone who has been bringing in children’s books and food items.

Please feel free to continue to drop off your items to the Library during the day on Friday… or else bring them with you when you come to the Community Yard Sale this Saturday.


SESAT and the ESA Library are partnering to collect gently used children’s books for the Children’s Book Bank in Regent Park.

  • Help us support childhood literacy in low-income neighbourhoods.
  • Bring your gently used children’s books with you to the Community Yard Sale and drop them off in our donations bin.
  • Book donations may also be brought into the school this coming week (see this posting for drop-off times)
  • They are looking for anything and everything from board books, to picture books and first readers, right up to Young Adult novels.
  • If a child in your house enjoyed it, then it will be sure to find a good home!

SEEDS Me to We will be hosting a donation bin in support of the Daily Bread Food Bank.  Please bring a food donation with you and leave it with the students at the table.

The most needed items are:

      Canned vegetables, pasta/ pasta sauce, canned fruit, 100% fruit juice, rice, high fibre/low sugar cereal, oatmeal, flour, granola bars, canned meat in water, canned fish (tuna in water), dried/canned beans, peanut butter, baby food (vegetables and fruit)/ baby cereal/ baby formula

See more here.