Archives for January 2017

White Pine Spotlight: A Thousand Nights by EK Johnston

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A Thousand Nights by EK Johnston

  • A solid – and decidedly feminist – take on Sheherazade and the 1,001 Arabian nights.  This is a book that should be read.
  • Girl power rules and, ultimately, the day – indeed, the kingdom – is saved.
  • Also the “blending” of the mystical/religious/political/scientific elements – past and present – is skillfully done (as was similarly done in The Story of Owen, by the same author).

Read the review at Quill and Quire.

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  • Check out Forest Fridays, virtual visits with featured authors.  We will be hosting a couple of them here at ESA.
  • Students who would like to join us at the Festival of Trees, at Harbourfront, on Tuesday May 16th should see Ms. Wray in the Library.
  • Permission forms will be available closer to the date.

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Mainstage production of Our Town

The Drama Department is pleased to present Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer winning play Our Town.

Described by Edward Albee as “…the greatest American play ever written,” the story follows the small town of Grover’s Corners through three acts: “Daily Life,” “Love and Marriage,” and “Death and Eternity.”

When:  February 8-10, 2017

Where: ESA auditorium

Time: 7pm

Tickets @esainfo

Adult: $20

Student: $10

Congratulations Grade 12 Dance Majors

Congratulations to the grade 12 ballet class to creating and hosting greatly successful dance workshops for 4 different elementary school. The kids had fun and we look forward to hosting 3 new schools in March!

Dancing in NYC

Just a reminder to grade 11 & 12 dance majors that permission forms the NYC TRIP are due January 26. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity!

Pancakes anyone? Available Jan 25th

Hello everyone, SESAT  Pancake Breakfast is back and we will be flipping flapjacks in the main entrance between 8:30-9:45am on late start day- Jan 25th.

Need Starbucks coffee, pancakes, and/or fruit to kick start your day?  If so- join us!

All proceeds from the breakfast go back into the school.  See you there.

The SESAT team


 

Reminder: Parent Social at Kelsey’s – Jan 30th, 6:45pm

Hello from your SESAT and School councils!

Just a reminder that we will get together at Kelsey’s located at Islington and Queensway, Monday Jan 30th, 6:45pm.  It’s a great way to meet other parents especially if you are new to ESA.

RSVP at [email protected] if you haven’t already done so and wish to join us.

Thanks,

Your Council teams

 

 

 

 

 

Student Exam Schedules

Student Exam Schedules

  • Exam schedules were distributed to all students Friday, January 13 in their Home Form classes.
  • Please remind your child to review their exam schedule and the instructions carefully.
  • Please pay close attention to specific dates and times of the exams.
  • See attached Student Exam Schedule and Exam Schedule for information.
  • Exam Info for students, January 2017 EXAM SCHEDULE

 

Exam Accommodations

Note to all students who are receiving accommodations for exams:

  • Students with accommodations will be writing in the Library, room 210 or 212 as indicated on their personal schedule.
  • Please pay attention to the start times as the exams begin at 8:30 am and 12:30 pm.     (30 minutes earlier than regular scheduled exams).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Audition Day January 20, 2017

Reminder, Friday, January 20th is Audition Day.

There is no school for ESA students on Friday.

Only students who have prearranged to volunteer for Audition Day should be in the school on January 20th.

Dancing in NYC

Grade 11 & 12 Dance majors have a wonderful opportunity to experience one of the world’s major hubs for dance, New York City! This 3 night trip will take place in May and will have students dancing in some of the world’s renowned dance centers, viewing live performances of major dance companies and exploring this amazing city. Spaces are limited and are offered on a first come first served basis. Permission forms are to be submitted by January 26 to the dance department. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity!

ESA’s STEM Council Visitor – Ms. Tracy Stockley

ESA’s STEM Council (Science Technology Engineering and Math) is hosting a visit from Ms. Tracy Stockley today (Wednesday) at lunch (12:10 pm to 12:50 pm, due to late start) in Room S15. Ms. Stockley is a clinical lab director at Toronto General Hospital and Princess Margaret Cancer Center. She oversees labs that perform genetic testing for cancer and other inherited diseases. Ms. Stockley is also a professor at University of Toronto.

All are welcome. Students may eat their lunches during this informal discussion.

STEM is always looking for family or community volunteers who would be willing to discuss their STEM experiences with interested students at lunch. Please contact STEM student leader, Julia Jairath at [email protected]

ESA’s STEM Council Visitor – Ms. Tracy Stockley

ESA’s STEM Council (Science Technology Engineering and Math) is pleased to host a visit from Ms. Tracy Stockley tomorrow (Wednesday) at lunch in Room S15. Ms. Stockley is a clinical lab director at Toronto General Hospital and Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. She oversees labs that perform genetic testing for cancer and other inherited diseases. Ms. Stockley is also a professor at University of Toronto.

All are welcome. Students may eat their lunches during this informal discussion.

STEM is always looking for family or community volunteers who would be willing to discuss their STEM experiences with interested students at lunch. Please contact STEM student leader, Julia Jairath at [email protected]

White Pine Spotlight: Exit, Pursued by a Bear by EK Johnston

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Exit, Pursued by a Bear by EK Johnston

  • A smart, entertaining – yes, I said entertaining – update on Shakespeare’s A Winter’s Tale.
  • Entertaining because it is so empowering…  because it addresses the issues head on, taking us through Hermione’s journey after being roofied and raped.
  • Johnston holds no punches – she is not afraid to wade into territory which could have her book easily challenged and banned in many locales.
  • Her characters – young and adult – are well rounded and believable…  especially the team of young people – the  young women in particular, her best friend Polly most notably – who support her through the aftermath.
  • This is a book which will hopefully bring much conversation, and shed welcome new light on how we deal with victims of rape.

Read the review at Quill and Quire.

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  • Check out Forest Fridays, virtual visits with featured authors.  We will be hosting a couple of them here at ESA.
  • Students who would like to join us at the Festival of Trees, at Harbourfront, on Tuesday May 16th should see Ms. Wray in the Library.
  • Permission forms will be available closer to the date.

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