SESAT September Newsletter

 http://www.esainfo.ca/community/sesat                  E-mail:  sesat@esainfo.ca         President:  (416) 316-2143

 

Welcome Back to School!

 

SESAT would like to welcome all of our new ESA families and welcome back all of our returning families.   We hope that you had a great summer and are getting into your back to school groove.

Last year SESAT was pleased to offer the ESA students Pancake Breakfasts and Snack Shack.  These fundraisers were very successful last year and we were happy to be able to provide students with a good breakfast and healthy afterschool snacks.  We are sad to inform you that we will no longer be hosting Pancake Breakfasts on the Second Late Start of the Month.  Students can continue to purchase breakfasts in the ESA cafeteria.  They are extremely lucky to have a well stocked cafeteria with many healthy options.  The good news is that we will now be having Snack Shack three times a week during after school rehearsals…Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.  At this time we can only accept cash payments and are looking into the possibility of offering digital payments.  We want as much money going to the Arts Majors as possible.  If you have any connections or suggestions, I would love to hear from you.

We will be having our next SESAT meeting on Monday, October 2nd at 7:15 pm in the ESA library.  We hope that you can join us as we move forward with our plans for the upcoming year.  Everyone is welcome, and we hope that you can join us a bit earlier for our Meet ‘n Greet from 7:00 to 7:15pm in the library.  Please feel free to come if you would like to get involved, if you are just curious about SESAT or if you just want to meet some parents/guardians just like you.

Our main topic of discussion of the October meeting with be our upcoming Craft Fair and Silent Auction which will be taking place on Saturday, November 18th, 2017.  This is our 21st year of running the event, and it is always a great day for families as well as vendors.  Last year we had over 700 shoppers attend the Craft Fair and we had almost 90 Silent Auction items.  We are hoping to increase those numbers this year.  We have been working on getting even more Silent Auction Donations as well as looking at ways to increase traffic.

We typically need 50 volunteers at this event, so we hope that you can help.  You can sell refreshments, call for Silent Auction Donations, Donate goods or services to the Silent Auction, put gift baskets together, help us set up or tear down the event…whatever you can do, no matter how small, is always appreciated.

Click  Sign Up to Volunteer to get involved

We are also looking for donations of items for the Silent Auction.  We would appreciate donations of

  • Theatre Tickets
  • Tickets to Sporting Events
  • Donations of new items for our gift baskets
  • Gift Certificates for goods/services
  • Memorabilia

I look forward to meeting you at our events and please feel free to contact me with any questions or suggestions.

Take gentle care,

Lisa Egri, SESAT President

 

We have had several families graduate in June, so we are looking to recruit some new families to fill some vacancies.  If we are going to reach our goal of $50,000 this year, we are going to need your help.  We have many volunteer opportunities throughout the year and I’m sure we can find something for you.

  • Refreshment Sales at Events
  • Displays for our Events
  • Supply Representatives to purchase stock
  • Home Bakers
  • Professional Service Providers
  • Writers for our Newsletter

 

And if you can’t volunteer there are many other ways to get involved at ESA

  • Attend Meetings
    • These are informal meetings and anyone is free to attend. You don’t even have to say anything…but if you do happen to want to share an idea, we are always open to suggestions         
  • Become a Board Member
  • Make a Donation
  • Come out to one of our many events throughout the year…all money goes directly to the Arts Majors to cover costs not covered in the TDSB Budget.

 

 

 

Snack Shack:  Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during rehearsal weeks (check ESA calendar)

Because I’m a Girl:  Tuesday, October 24, 2017

21st Annual Craft Sale and Silent Auction:  Saturday, November 18th, 2017

Wine and Cheese Social:  January 2018 (exact date to be determined)

Flower Sale:  April 2018 (for pick up on at Garage Sale)

3rd Annual Community Garage Sale:  Saturday, May 26, 2018

 

All of our events can be found on the ESA calendar at ESA News

 

SESAT meetings take place from 7:15 to 9:00 pm in the ESA Library following our SESAT Meet ‘N Greet from 7:00 to 7:15.  All are welcome!  Please feel free to drop by and get involved with this year’s fundraisers…or just come and listen in and meet some of your fellow parents/guardians.  Be as involved   as you like!

Monday, October 2, 2017

Monday, November 6, 2017

Monday, January 8, 2018 – Joint Meeting with School Council

Monday, February 5, 2018

Monday, April 9, 2018

Monday, May 7, 2018

 

 

15 Unexpected Benefits of Volunteering That Will Inspire You

Volunteer for others but also for yourself

Written by Joanne Fritz

 

If you have ever volunteered, you may have noticed that you felt fantastic afterward. Maybe you saw a little boost in your mood, or that you felt like part of a team. You felt like you made a difference.

When we volunteer, we may see real changes as a result of our efforts. We may even witness the effects that our efforts have on others in our community. When we volunteer, we know that we are helping others by giving our time and resources…

To read the full article please go to:

https://www.thebalance.com/unexpected-benefits-of-volunteering-4132453

 

Global Voices: Volunteering is antidote to back-to-school stress

Written by Marc and Craig Kielburger

 

Across the country, students are starting high school and facing life’s biggest questions: Where’s my locker? Do I know anyone in homeroom? What is that grey stuff on my cafeteria tray?

And they’re getting very stressed out.

With unfamiliar environments, heavier workload, and social challenges, the switch from elementary school to high school is rough.

When 800 new high schoolers rated their feelings of anxiety on a scale of one to 10, one quarter said seven or more, indicating serious stress. Disturbingly, these anxiety-ridden youth were the most likely to cut classes, start smoking or even engage in self-harm, according to McGill University researcher Dr. Nancy Heath, who studied the students for three years.

Forget fidget spinners, there’s a better cure for high school worry — volunteering…

To read the full article please go to:

http://www.timescolonist.com/life/global-voices-volunteering-is-antidote-to-back-to-school-stress-1.22571048

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