Archives for May 2017

Come Chill at the Snack Shack today, Thursday……starting at 2:45 pm in the Main Lobby

Looking for something refreshing? We’ve added just the thing to our menu at the Snack Shack for today – Freezies!


See you there


You are invited to “Because I am A Girl”

I am sending an invitation to the entire ESA community to join me for “Because I am a Girl,” a special evening at ESA on Thursday, June 1, organized by Ms. Moorhouse and ESA students.

This is ESA’s second annual concert to benefit the “Because I Am A Girl” campaign, and features a wide range of performances by talented individuals and groups, all for this important and worthy cause! The performances take place in our auditorium on Thursday night at 7:00 PM. $10 tickets can be purchased at [“Tickets” top right side of the screen] and also at the door.

All the proceeds from our evening go to Plan Canada in support of their “Because I am a Girl” campaign.

“Girls’ Rights are Human Rights. Every day, millions of girls around the world are denied their basic human rights – simply because they’re girls. Because I am a Girl is a global initiative working to end gender inequality and promote girls’ rights.”

You can read more about this program at the Plan Canada website,

You can see more of the work of this group at their youtube page

I hope to see you Thursday night.

Peggy Aitchison, Principal
Etobicoke School of the Arts

Athletic Assembly

Please join us in the gymnasium June 7th at lunch to celebrate another great year of athletics at ESA! Individual awards will be handed out and then pizza to follow. After awards and pizza, each ESA Team will compete in a dodgeball tournament.

EQAO Grade 9 Math June 5th-June 8th

EQAO Grade 9 Math Exams: In-class, June 5 – June 8

If your child is enrolled in Grade 9 mathematics, please be sure your child is at school to write the EQAO exam during the regular math class period over this time period.

Yard Sale was a huge success, raising $5670.00! Thanks to everyone who contributed to the event.

This Past Saturday, SESAT hosted the 2nd Annual  Yard Sale in the Parking Lot.  It was the event to close out our year and push us over our fundraising target for the year…..Way to Go everyone!

It was a perfect day for  Garage Sale enthusiasts, dropping by ESA as part of the sale circuit that was in full swing along Royal York Road.    In addition to over 30 tables of wares, racks of clothing choices, electronics, toys, furniture etc, we had an Ice Cream Truck courtesy of Ice Cream Kim and a Smoked Meat Concession stand courtesy of Smoke Works that contributed to our success.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the volunteers who spent days and nights collecting and prepping items for the sale, advertising and selling all day Saturday,  to United Van Lines for the donation of the Storage Container that held all our goods and to our custodians who went above and beyond to ensure we were able to pull this event together.



Drop By the Snack Shack before it’s gone…..See you there Tuesday May 30th 2:45pm Main Lobby

SESAT 2017-18 Planning Session – Wednesday June 14th 2017 6:30pm at Artisanos Bakery- 1020 Islington Ave.

Hello all!
It’s that time of year for us to start planning for the next school year.  I hope you can join us as we put on our thinking caps and draft our game plan for SESAT’s 2017-2018 fundraising.
We will be meeting on Wednesday, June 14th at 6:30pm at:
Artisano’s Bakery
1020 islington Avenue
There will be some light appetizers, and you can check out some of the dinner options if you need something more substantial…or if you want to stay later and socialize, that’s great too!
I hope that everyone can attend…the more, the merrier.  Please respond if you can attend at [email protected] 
Thanks in advance, and I look forward to seeing you there!
Take care,
Lisa Egri,

Request for Volunteers for Rosethorn Junior School Fun Fair

Rosethorn Junior School Fun Fair needs volunteers, especially face painters!  9:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday, June 4th 2017
All volunteers are welcome. Materials supplied.  You could earn 8 hours community service.  Pizza lunch provided.  Sign up using sign up genius to set your own schedule Volunteer Info or email Joy or Marla at [email protected] .


Sorry – event cancelled!

The Yard Sale is only One day away! Come and join us Saturday May 27th from 9am – 2pm.

ESsays Creative Writing Blog: Last Call for Submissions for the 2016-17 school year

We are getting ready to put together the print publication of the blog – ESA Letters Vol III (2017).

Submissions must be received by the end of this weekend (Sunday May 28th).

  • Submissions can include, short stories, essays, poetry and prose.
  • Must not exceed 3,000 words.
  • Must be written by a current ESA student, or alumni.
  • Submissions are accepted via e-mail to: [email protected]

Gardening: Friday after school

Thanks to those who have already volunteered to help in the front garden Friday (May 26th) after school.  Additional helpers always welcome.

  • Meet by the bike racks at 3:30pm.
  • Wear grubby clothes.
  • Bring a canteen…  we’ll supply some basic snacks.
  • Bring your own garden gloves if you can.. we have a limited supply for sharing.