Archives for March 2017

Coming Soon: SPRING FLOWER SALE! April 3 – 27th Available Online

After these spring showers, comes the need for pretty flowers!

SESAT and School Council are partnering to run this fundraiser between April 3 – 27th, bringing wonderful items your way!

Easy ordering will be made available online through the ESA ticketing system via this link – ORDER FLOWERS HERE

 

Thank you in advance for choosing our gardening favorites from us this spring.    All annuals and hanging baskets are provided by Zomer’s Greenhouses.

SESAT Monthly Council Meeting – Monday April 3rd 7-9pm ESA Library – All Welcome

Hello Parents and Guardians,

First Monday of the Month is close and that means time for SESAT ( Supporters of ESA Talent) members to come together and review our fundraising progress to date and the plans to close out the school year.

Agenda

1. Update on status of 4 fundraisers

2. $$$ YTD -including a breakdown of ROI

3. Election in May – nominees/ideas 

4. Craft fair/silent auction pre-planning

5 newsletter content – April 15

6. Grade nine parents volunteer drive for 2017/18

7. June Volunteer and Teacher Appreciation event planning

8. Updates: School Council/Administration/Student Council

9. Year end communication. “SESAT 2016/17 revue” and June planning session for new board.

10. Volunteer needs April to May

See you there,

The SESAT Team

Poetry Month: Get Your SLAM on…

Going to feel lonely when all your friends leave for Boston on Wednesday?

Take your mind off your woes and get creative.  Plan to attend a poetry workshop with the founder of the Toronto Poetry Slam, David Silverberg.

There are some spots left for each of the Period 8 and Period 7 (flip Week B) sessions.

Complete details about all of our poetry workshops may be found in this shared Google Doc titled ‘Student Invitation to Poetry Workshops.’

  • Students planning on attending these sessions must ‘Register’ in advance with either their English Teacher, or Ms. Wray.

April 11, 2017 -Special Presentation by Dr. Garfield Gini-Newman on Nurturing Critical Thinking hosted by the school council-ESA Library 7:00 pm

The school council is hosting a special presentation on Tuesday April 11, 2017 by Dr. Garfield Gini-Newman on Nurturing Critical Thinking. Dr. Garfield Gini-Newman will present on strategies for parents and teachers in engaging and facilitating development of critical thinking for high school student. She will be providing examples and practical strategies in how to help your child become a critical thinker. This presentation is open to all. We will end our meeting with a regular school council meeting. If you have any agenda item you would like school council to address in this meeting please email us at [email protected].

Looking forward to seeing you! Tanja and Ann. School Council co-chairs

 

Youthlink Positive Parent Support Group

Youthlink is hosting a support group for parents of teenagers.  There will have Spring and Summer sessions.  See attached fliers for further information.

Triple P Flyer Spring 2017 (April to June Tuesday)

Triple P Flyer Summer 2017 (June July Monday)

 

Great Soup: It’s on… Monday April 3rd, at lunch, in the Library

What do I love about the ESA Community?  Generosity of time and spirit.

THANK YOU to everyone who heeded my plea yesterday on ESAInfo and has pledged food for Great Soup next Monday.  I have been so busy with Poetry in Voice that I let slide the publicity for Great Soup.  Had we had to cancel next Monday, there really isn’t another date between now and the end of the year.

So again…  Thank you.

Everyone in the ESA Community is invited to join us for a fabulous community luncheon.

  • Bring a bowl, a spoon and a mug…  Enjoy!

ESA’s SEEDS Me to We group has a tradition of serving community luncheons a couple of times a year.

  • Members of the ESA school community cook and bake – mostly vegetarian and vegan fare – and serve up a feast in the Library.
  • This is consistently one of the most anticipated fundraisers of the school year.

On average we serve over 100 people an all you can eat lunch of homemade salads, soups, breads and goodies.

  • For $6 per person, it’s hard to resist.
  • $5 per person with a donation to our Daily Bread Food Bank spring food drive.  Cooks eat for free!!

If you can help contribute food to this luncheon, please fill out this Google Form.

  • We are always also welcome to have extra hands for help with set-up and clean up (washing dishes!!!).
  • You may indicate such on the Google Form.

We will be contacting people on Saturday morning with all of the logistical details…

  • If you’ve contributed before, it will be same same.
  • If you’re new, we’ll fill you in on the routine…  which is pretty straight forward.

Thank you for interest and support.

Graduation Portrait Retakes

Graduation Portrait Retakes
Edge Imaging is hosting a local graduation portrait session day for students who missed all opportunities to have a portrait taken at their school earlier in the year. This appointment does not guarantee that photos will be in the school yearbook or on the graduation composite.

Please feel free to share these details with interested students:

Date:   Saturday, April 22, 2017

Location:  North Toronto Christian School
255 Yorkland Blvd.
North York, Ontario
M2J 1S3
Please note: an appointment time must be booked prior to studio day. We will not accept walk-in appointments. Thank you.

Students may book their time by calling Edge Customer Care at
1-888-416-3343 (EDGE) or by emailing [email protected]

Thank you,
The Edge Team

Edge Imaging
940 Gateway Drive, Burlington, Ontario L7L 5K7
edgeimaging.ca                     Graduation Portrait Retakes

Some Important Updates for Current Grade 12 Students

The grade 12 exit survey is one more required component for your graduation.  You can find the survey on your My Blueprint account.  This survey MUST be completed by April 30, 2017.  Please ensure you do so.  Thank you!

Nominations will be available for this year’s valedictorian on April 10 in Student Services.  Valedictorian voting will occur on the morning of the annual grade 12 breakfast.  This year the grade 12 breakfast will be held the morning of April 27 in the library.  This event is prepared in your honour by Student Services and Mrs. Wray.  Save the date!

Remember to hand in your community service hours.  You must submit proof of having earned the required 40 hours of community service to your guidance counsellor by the end of May.  Please ensure that you are meeting your graduation requirements.

Monday April 3rd: Great Soup Returns… Cooks still wanted!!

Great Returns on Monday April 3rd. Join us for a fabulous community luncheon.

  • Bring a bowl, a spoon and a mug…  Enjoy!

ESA’s SEEDS Me to We group has a tradition of serving community luncheons a couple of times a year.

  • Members of the ESA school community cook and bake – mostly vegetarian and vegan fare – and serve up a feast in the Library.
  • This is consistently one of the most anticipated fundraisers of the school year.

On average we serve over 100 people an all you can eat lunch of homemade salads, soups, breads and goodies.

  • For $6 per person, it’s hard to resist.
  • $5 per person with a donation to our Daily Bread Food Bank spring food drive.  Cooks eat for free!!

If you can help contribute food to this luncheon, please fill out this Google Form.

  • We are always also welcome to have extra hands for help with set-up and clean up (washing dishes!!!).  Y
  • ou may indicate such on the Google Form.

You will be contacted by someone to go over the necessary details.

Thank you for interest and support.

Poetry Month Workshops

We are delighted to announce that we have three (3) Visiting Poets coming into the school during Poetry Month.

  • David Silverberg (April 5th): Founder of the Toronto Poetry Slam
  • Moez Surani (April 26th): Moez’s poetry is noted for its lyricism, and he is likened to Leonard Cohen and Irving Layton.
  • Andrea Thompson (April 28th): Spoken Word artist, teaches at OCAD.

Complete details about these workshops may be found in this shared Google Doc titled ‘Student Invitation to Poetry Workshops.’

Students planning on attending these sessions must ‘Register’ in advance with either their English Teacher, or Ms. Wray.

The Big Screen Student Film Fest Audience Choice Award goes to…

On Wednesday afternoon at the Queensway Cineplex, in front of a sold out crowd, some of ESA’s talented filmmakers screened their latest gems.  A panel of peer-elected jurors handed out awards to films they felt were most deserving in a variety of categories.  The winners were:

  • Best Traditional Film: The Bard’s Play by Dexter Barker-Glenn and Emma Mills
  • Best Experimental Film: This by Astrid Mohr
  • Best Cinematography: Voyeur by Charlotte Lam and Claire Stradwick
  • Best Sound Design: Renege by Liam O’Connor-Savaria
  • Best Screenplay: Banarnia by Joey Phillipson
  • Best Animation or Use of Visual Effects: Beeno by Doc Sims Liptrott and Gray Gamble

The audience also got a say in the matter and the votes have been tallied.  The 2017 BSSFF Audience Choice Award goes to:

Banarnia by Joey Phillipson

Congrats to all of our filmmakers and thanks to our generous audience for their continued support of ESA Film’s ongoing endeavours.

 

Last Chance for the Big Screen Student Film Fest…

The Big Screen Student Film Fest is over 90% sold out.  Tickets (as long as they last) will be available here until noon on Wednesday.  A handful might also be sold at lunch in the foyer.  If you plan on going, make sure you get your ticket.

No tickets will be sold at the door.

And if you have your ticket already, be sure to arrive at the Queensway Cineplex promptly by 4pm.

To get you in the mood for some fantastic films, check out Dexter Huizenga’s “Quacked”, an audience favourite from this past year’s 60 Second Film Fest.

 

ESA