Archives for November 2017

Snack Shack open Monday to Thursday next week!

Hello everyone,

In support of students attending Festive dress rehearsals, Snack Shack will run Monday through Thursday next week.

In addition to our regular items, we will add new nourishing food choices- mac & cheese, quinoa salad and ramen noodle soup* to name a few!

We are also excited to remind everyone that we now accept Debit at the Shack.

Please share this info with the students in your your house!



The Snack Shack Team

*TDSB food and beverage policy compliant

Cabaret Tickets on sale – Cast List below!

ESA’s Music Theatre Department is excited to present the award-winning musical Cabaret in February 2018. Tickets are available through the Tickets link above. Here is the cast list for each performance:

CABARET CAST LIST with show dates

Etobicoke-Lakeshore Santa Claus Parade Needs Banner Carriers

Please see attached flyer for details.  BANNER CARRIERS NEEDED 2017

ESA and the TDSB have not vetted this opportunity.  We are simply providing you with information.

Opportunity With Jigsaw Casting Ltd.

Jigsaw Casting Ltd. is looking for diverse young women for an upcoming prom inspired clothing campaign.  Please see the attached for details. Jigsaw-Casting-Ltd_Prom-Queen-Notice_Nov-27th-1

ESA and the TDSB have not vetted this opportunity.  We are simply providing information from our community.

Grade 9 Common Object Art Exhibition at the Gladstone Hotel

All are invited on Thursday November 30 from 6-9pm to join us for the opening of our 2017 Common Object exhibition on the second floor of the Gladstone Hotel.

The exhibition runs until December 9 and is open to view daily between 12-5 pm.

This is a great way to see what the grade 9’s have been up to so far this year, and if you are thinking about applying to Contemporary Art, an opportunity to visit with us one last time before the application deadline of December 1st. Application information is available at

See you there!

White Pine 2018 Reading Club

Plan to join us at lunch next Monday, December 4th, for the official launch of our 2018 WHITE PINE reading season.

  • Additional details to follow once we’ve launched.

Drop by the Library to sign up in advance… or fill out this online form.


The Forest of Reading® is Canada’s largest recreational reading program! This initiative of the Ontario Library Association (OLA) offers eight reading programs to encourage a love of reading in people of all ages. The Forest helps celebrate Canadian books, publishers, authors and illustrators. More than 250,000 readers participate annually from their School and/or Public Library. All Ontarians/Canadians are invited to participate via their local public library, school library, or individually.

Goals of the Forest of Reading

  • Love of reading: Create a meaningful experience for your readers and create exciting opportunities for reluctant readers to create lifelong readers.
  • A proven head start: The results are in! Children who read for fun have higher literacy scores, have more success in science and math, and are more socially and civically engaged (Reading for Joy, P4E, 2011).
  • Libraries at centre stage: With fun activities, prizes and more, the Forest of Reading puts libraries at the heart of the action!
  • Reading Canadian: Help support and celebrate Canadian books, publishers, authors and illustrators by taking advantage of the Forest’s curated, all-Canadian reading lists for all ages and levels.

Great Soup: Our charity of choice

After due consideration, we have decided to donate the proceeds from Great Soup – $500 – to Covenant House.

A note about Covenant House:

As Canada’s largest agency serving at-risk, homeless and trafficked youth, Covenant House Toronto changes lives by providing the widest range of services and support to as many as 250 youth a day. A national leader, we educate and advocate for change by influencing public policy and delivering prevention and awareness programs.

More than a place to stay, we provide 24/7 crisis shelter and transitional housing on-site and in the community, along with comprehensive services, including education, counselling, health care, employment assistance, job training and aftercare.

To do all this, we rely on donors for more than 80 percent of our $27-million annual operating budget.

Our doors are open to youth 16 to 24 regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or the circumstances that have brought them to our doors.

Since 1982, Covenant House has served almost 95,000 young people and helped them move from a life on the street to a life with a future.

Grade 9 Visual Art Show!

Festive Tickets Now On Sale

Join the Music and Music Theatre departments in their annual joint concert featuring all of the ensembles in solo and joint performances. Tickets are available through the ticket link on the top right hand corner of this website.


Library Hours: Thursday and Friday

Please be aware of the following:

Thursday November 23rd

  • Library closed after school on account of Parent Teacher Interviews.

Friday November 24th

  • It’s a late start for EVERYONE!… teachers included.
  • Ms. Wray will be on a field trip with Ms. Moorhouse to the Thomas Fisher Rare Books Library at the UofT.
  • Ms. Wray’s supply teacher will open the Library for 9am.

ESA Family Cookbook… 25th Anniversary Edition

Need another great idea for a stocking stuffer or Secret Santa gift?

Consider a copy of the 25th Anniversary Edition ESA Family Cookbook.

  • We have a few copies left after the SESAT Fall Craft Fair.

Recipes from current and former Staff members, including but not limited to:

  • Ms. Miller, Ms. Wolfson, Mr. Humphreys, Ms. Neag, Ms. Kamino, Ms. Moorhouse, Mr. Aikins, Ms. Wray, and Ms. Holod.

Drop by the Library and pick up your own personal copy. $5 per book.

The Vinyl Vault is open again!

We’ve opened up new boxes of vinyl LP’s for the SESAT Fall Craft Fair.  A great selection awaits you upon your arrival to ESA on Monday morning…

This latest batch includes:

  • Two new bins worth of Musical Theatre titles – Original Broadway Cast Recordings!!
  • Some great female vocalists – including Carly Simon, Carolyn Mas, Anne Murray, Pearl Bailey, Dolly Parton, and many more.  Some are pretty classic!!
  • Lots more…

Single LP’s are priced at $2 each

There is also lots of other stuff… some of which is inventoried in this PDF file.

  • Mind… this PDF file is NOT an complete inventory…

Drop by the Library and check it out!

Important Reminder:  All vinyl is sold in “as is” condition.

  • While we are fairly confident of the “playability” of the albums we are putting out for sale, we cannot make any warranties.
  • All of the offerings in this batch come in their original jacket.