To the following students who each won a copy of one of this year’s Canada Reads books in our Get Excited About Reading Holiday draw: Philip B., Harmony E., Linda B., Lara B., and Ben A.


Congratulations to our own Matthew C.  Matthew is this month’s ESA recipient of a Just Read It monthly book prize.

I am particularly envious this month as Matthew has won a gorgeous hard cover illustrated edition of Lawrence Hill’s The Book of Negroes.

I am remiss on not having posted about our previous Just Read It winners: Abigail M and Harmony E.  This is the third month in a row in which one of our students has received a book prize.

Reminder that everyone in the ESA Community is encouraged to enter book reviews into Just Read It.   Every entry is eligible for a monthly book prize…  and puts us in the mix for having a Writer in Residence come in and workshop students for free.


Mon Dec 16th

Join us, before school, today (and again on Wednesday morning) for hot apple cider.  Strad will provide musical accompaniment for the festivities.

Also, the Library volunteers will be holding a bake and book sale in the Foyer at lunch on Monday.

We are also hoping to have carolers around the tree on Thursday morning, to accompany our hot apple cider.  Stay tuned for confirmation.

Lastly, the Library will be closing immediately after school on Monday on account of a Head’s Meeting. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Singer’s Musical Theatre Anthology: Complete Index

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Singer’s Musical Theatre Anthology Master Indexes
Search for any song from the complete collection or by voice type.
These indexes are also available on the the ESA Library AW website, as well as on each of the Teacher and Student Share Drives (accessible from home via the ESA Library AW wesbite).

Short Prose Contest

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(Screenshot from The Writer’s Union of Canada website)

The Writers’ Union of Canada is pleased to launch its 21st Annual Short Prose Competition for Developing Writers, which invites writers to submit a piece of fiction or non-fiction of up to 2,500 words in the English language that has not previously been published in any format. A $2,500 prize will be awarded to an unpublished Canadian writer, and the entries of the winner and finalists will be submitted to three Canadian magazines for consideration. The deadline for entries is March 1, 2014.

For complete rules and regulations, please go to