Archives for October 2017

2017 Choreographic Workshop

Tickets are on sale now for the 2017 Choreographic Workshop. It is a wonderful evening of talent that is happening on November 8th, 2017 at the Nancy Main Theatre at ESA. For ticket information, please visit, or you are welcome to purchase tickets at the door at 6:00pm

Parent and Student Volunteers needed – please help!

The biggest SESAT fundraiser is around the corner (November 18th) and we still need volunteers to help make it a success.

Should you be able to spare a few hours on that day, your parent fundraising council would be very grateful.

Click here to Pick a Shift

If you have questions please email [email protected]

Thank you


SESAT Council Meeting takes place Monday November 6th @ 7pm

Hello Everyone,

Please join us to hear about the fundraising progress we are making and our plans for the months to come.  We will have some opportunities for planners to get involved in new initiatives

The meeting starts at 7pm with a meet and greet followed by reports from various program coordinators.

Look forward to seeing you all there.

The SESAT Team


Great Soup! Cooks wanted…

Thanks to those who have already signed up to cook and/or bake and/or help out on Monday November 3rd.

Thinking about it… but not signed on yet?  No worry… We’re still looking for additional cooks and/or bakers for our first Great Soup event of this school year.


Great Soup is back. Join us for a community luncheon on Monday November 6th.  All members of the ESA Community are welcome.

We have a tradition of serving community luncheons twice 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 events of the school year.

On average we serve over 125 people an all you can eat lunch of homemade salads, soups, breads and goodies. For $6 per person, it’s hard to resist.  $5 with a donation to the Daily Bread Food Bank.

If you would like to contribute food to this luncheon, please fill out the form below. You will be contacted by someone to go over the necessary details.

Thank you for interest and support.

Please fill out this Google Form if you are able to cook or bake or help out the day of.

Library Access: Week of October 30th

We have another busy week in the Library – indeed at ESA – this week, with some very special special events.

Monday Oct 30th

  • Before School:  Access only to the computers on the Upper Level of the Library… DECA will be using all of the machines on the lower level
  • Lunchtime:  Final Friday Fun Day
  • Join us for a tech free lunch hour… with fun and games and dip your own caramel apples!
  • Take an intentional time out to relax and find your happy place.

Tuesday Oct 31st: Hallowe’en

  • Regular business all day
  • Drop by at lunch to ‘Trick or Treat’… and get your photo taken against our Green Screen.

Wednesday November 1st: Take Our Kids to Work Day

  • Regular business all day
  • It will be ‘Shhh… vewy vewy quiet’ with no Grade 9’s in the building for the day… but we will miss them…

Thursday November 2nd

  • Library closed from 8:30am until 11:45am for the Canadian Open Math Contest.
  • Good luck to all those who are taking part.
  • CLOSED after school for set-up for Portfolio Day.

Friday November 3rd:  Portfolio Day

  • No student access to the Library.
  • A spectacular day at ESA.

Did you mark your calendar? Our fundraiser on Nov 18th is going to be great!

Don’t miss out- Join other parents, students and community members at our 21st Annual Craft Fair and Silent Auction which also includes an incredible Bake Sale and Food Court.

Proceeds from the event go to support our students by providing funding for supplies, visiting instructors and replenishing the bursary fund.

$1 admission (free under 12) gets you in and a kids drop in zone (ages 4-8) provided by Bricks4Kids gives kids an opportunity to create LEGO & Robotic masterpieces while you stroll the halls and check out the wonderful artisan displays.

Hope to see you there!


Bravo Academy – Auditions for Spring Production

Bravo Academy is currently seeking male and female dancers for their Spring Production of On the Town

The program begins in January, so they are looking to book auditions in November and December. Video Submissions are accepted as well via email to [email protected].

Interested?  See the poster for further details.  

Please note that ESA and the TDSB have not vetted this opportunity.  We are merely providing you with the information.


INTERNET ACCESS at ESA on Thursday October 26th

All Staff and students are advised and/or reminded – again – that there will  be no wired or wireless network access at ESA during the school day tomorrow, Thursday October 26th.

This means

·         NO Internet access

·         NO access to Home Drives or Google Drives

·         NO access to Shared Drives

·         NO access to Academic Workspace

These restrictions are in place for the day while ESA is changed over the new Bell Wide Area Network.

·         This is a case of short term pain for long term gain.

·         After the conversation we should see significant increases in our network speed here at ESA.

PLAN accordingly as it relates to any work which may be due to teachers tomorrow… 

  • You will not be able to access your work – or print – for the duration of the downtime.

We don’t know exactly what time they are taking us offline, or how long it will take, so best to prepare for the worst case scenario which is all day…

2017 Choreographic Workshop

Buy your tickets now for Choreographic Workshop! The event happens November 8th at 7:00pm. For more information check the ESA website.

Please Join us for Portfolio Day 8

We are looking forward to seeing you at Portfolio Day 8 on November 3 2017.

Parents of participating students are welcome to join us at 6.30 in the library to speak with representatives from some of the 70 participating schools and programs.

The public is invited to see the exhibition from 7-10pm.

If you know someone thinking of applying to ESA in the future – this is the ideal opportunity to see what we are capable of!

We have broken records this year with more students and schools participating than ever before. Please join us!

Matthew Varey

Please join other parents who have donated to our upcoming Silent Auction!

Hello and thanks to those parents and guardians who have generously donated services, products, gift baskets of items, show tickets (Mirvish, Massey Hall, TSO etc) and sports tickets (Leafs, Raptors and Toronto Rock)  – we appreciate it greatly.

If anyone else is able to add to our incredible list of silent auction items, we would happy to accept your offer! We are seeking Rounds of Golf for the 2018 season, a weekend getaway at a hotel, spa or cottage (do you have a hidden haven you wish to share?).    Please message us at [email protected]

In a short couple of weeks, you will see invites to view our items in our online catalogue AND to bid on a select range of items in an Online Auction that will run for a week before the live event on Saturday November 18th starting at 10am!

Looking forward to seeing you participate in this wonderful event.

The SESAT Team


Because I Am A Girl – Benefit Concert Tuesday at 7 pm!

Tomorrow night the ESA theatre will come alive with more than 125 performers sharing powerful works of music, dance, spoken word and film to raise funds for Because I Am A Girl, an initiative of Plan International Canada for young women in developing countries. The talented students are coming together to support this worthy cause and share messages of hope, honesty and challenge. Tickets are only $10 and available through the Tickets tab at the top of the page, or at the door. Come and be inspired by our youth working for justice around the world for young women!