Archives for November 2016

This Week’s ESA Science Lunch-time Tutorial

ESA Science is pleased to “Lunchtime Tutorials” for Grades 9 and 10. Today (Thursday), Mr. Boody will review Grade 10 “Cell Parts and Functions”. Next Thursday, Ms. Fara-On will review Grade 9 “Graphing and Density”.

In general, tutorials take place in Room S14 and begin about 15 minutes into lunch. The atmosphere is very welcoming and students are welcome to eat their lunch.

Show Choir Boston Trip Payment #2

Hello Show Choir Family!

A gentle reminder that Wednesday, Nov 30 is the deadline for 2nd instalment of $400 is due!

That is TODAY! Please help us meet our payment deadlines.

Visit the link:

Also, Thurs. Dec 01

Parent trip info meeting at 6pm sharp in Library. Please bring a photocopy of the participants passport.


Late Start Wednesday, November 30th

Late Start Wednesday, November 30th.

Classes begin at 9:45.

Festive Raffle!

The prizes are pouring in for the music and music theatre department Festive Raffle! Prizes now include Raptors tickets, gift cards, a guitar, and other scholarships to performing arts camps. Please continue to bring prizes into the music and music theatre offices. A donation form is attached to this post for your convenience – this form could also be used with local businesses. Raffle tickets can be returned at lunch to the music hallway. Thanks for your support in this important department fundraiser.raffle-donor-form-2016

ESA Chamber Choir performs with the Etobicoke Centennial Choir

The ESA Chamber Choir is pleased to partner with the Etobicoke Centennial Choir on Saturday December 10 in the choir’s Sacred Traditions Holiday Concert. Doors open at 6 p.m. at Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd., for the annual Christmas marketplace, including baked goods, seasonal gifts and arts and crafts. The concert follows at 7:30 p.m.

Library this week: 3 Authors and Sidra Returns

It’s a busy week this week in the Library…

We have three (3) Visiting Authors coming into the school this week:

There will be no access to the Library for other than the invited classes during these sessions.
  • Any interested Staff and/or parents are invited to join us for any of these sessions.
ALSO… the SIDRA Project is back again all day on Tuesday, so there will only be access to the upper level of the Library that day.
  • While there are no available spaces for additional participants this time, anyone interested learning more is welcome to drop by and at least you can see and hear what it’s all about.

REMINDER: There is no SESAT Council Meeting in December

Hello Parents and Guardians,


Please accept this as a kind reminder that there is no scheduled SESAT (Supporters of ESA Talent) Meeting in December.

We have our next meeting on Monday January 9th 2017.

Stay Tuned for our December Issue of the SESAT Newsletter to be released on December 15th.

Thanks for your continued support.

The SESAT Team

Please vote for the speakers of your choice

The ESA School Council is encouraging all parents to participate in this speaker survey.  We are asking you to choose the two speakers you would like to see make  presentations at our school this spring.  The  speakers and the dates will be announced at the January Council Meeting.   We all agree that parenting is a challenge.  All three presenters are interesting, excellent and knowledgeable and will provide parents with common sense advice and tips which will enable them to be better informed when dealing with their teenage child.

Please click here to complete this short survey. The deadline is December 11.  Thank you for your participation and we hope that you find these presenters and topics relevant, helpful and current.

PD8 + NY Summer Program meeting NEW DATE

All parents of those preparing for PD8 in 2017 and all students who will be participating are asked to join us for a meeting on Wednesday December 14 at 7pm.

We will cover all aspects of preparing for a successful experience, implications for post-secondary opportunities, scholarships, and process to have a successful application season.

We will also be launching an brilliantly exciting new opportunity for ESA students we are developing in New York this July.

Parents and students who will be part of PD9 are certainly also encouraged to attend.

Questions? Contact me at [email protected]

Thank you!

Tipping Point is Sold Out!

Thanks so much for your fantastic support of “Tipping Point” Arts Showcase/Choreo Workshop!

The Good news/Bad news is that we are sold out for tonight’s show!

Unfortunately, there will be no ticket sales at the door.

Thanks again for your support!

Early Dismissal – Parent Teacher Interviews

Thursday, November 24th is a early dismissal.

The school day ends at 12:16.

Parent Teacher Interviews take place from 2:00-4:00 pm and 6:00-8:00 pm.


Choreographic Workshop and Arts Showcase: Tipping Point

Tonight’s the night! Fewer than 50 tickets remain as of this morning and they may be sold out today!

If you’re confused about how the night works we’ll be happy to explain in person. Come early and find one of the producers by the auditorium before the show starts (6:30 ish).

The entire audience will watch Choreographic workshop in the auditorium at 7:00 PM sharp.

Those who are staying will move on to one of five rotations seeing small room performances in the second half of the show. Those rotations will be chosen when you arrive before 7:00 PM. You can choose your room rotation based on the student(s) you’d like to see. (No one will see all the small rooms.)

The show promises to be unique, engaging and involve students from every major and grade. Not only that, but some proceeds from the night will be used to support indigenous water projects; a worthy cause indeed.