Happy Hallowe’en ESA!!

Join us at lunch today for our FINAL FRIDAY FUN DAY activities…

Activities include – but are not limited to:

  • our Library sponsored Costume Contest – winners to be announced on Monday morning, and yes there are REAL prizes!!! – and
  • Make Your Own Candy Apple (with the participation of our friends in PoW – Pursuit of Wellness).

Drop by to Trick or Treat – we’ve lots of goodies for all.

Be safe!!

Monday Movie Madness

Thanks to everyone who came out to our first Monday Movie Madness, our Hallowe’en week screening of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, starring Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter.

Reminder that this Friday – our second Final Friday Fun Day – we’ll be hosting a Hallowe’en Costume Contest and making our own candy apples.  Bring your lunch and be sure to join us!

Student Vote 2015: Federal Election Results

It’s 9:30pm and the polls are closed in Ontario.  The moment has arrived.  We are now able to announce the results of our ESA Student Vote 2015.

James Maloney, Liberal Party, 130     (ELECTED)
Phil Trotter, New Democratic Party, 91
Bernard Trottier, Conservative Party, 36
Angela Salewsky, Green Party, 32
Liz White, Animal Alliance Environmental Voters Party, 22
Janice Murrary, Marxist-Leninist Party, 7

Total Number of Valid Ballots = 318
Total Number of Rejected Ballots = 3

As of 1:00pm ET today, more than 850,000 “Student Vote” votes were reported from over 6,000 schools, representing 337 federal ridings.

The complete national summary and riding results will be available at the Student Vote website at the close of polls in British Columbia (7pm PT).  Results for everywhere but BC and the Yukon Territory are available on the Student Vote website now.

Find the actual voting results across the country here at the Elections Canada Live Election Results webpage.

and the nominees are…

This year’s White Pine nominees have just been announced.

  • Nominated authors include perennial favourites Courtney Summers, Jeyn Roberts and Don Aker, as well as some fresh new voices.
  • Also this year, for what I believe is the first time, a graphic novel – The Outside Circle – is on the list. (P.S.  It’s already in the collection, on the shelf as I speak!!)
  • Also already in the collection – it came in last year – is EK Johnsons’s The Story of Owen (it’s wonderful by the way! and also on the shelf)

Find all the nominated titles are the Forest of Reading White Pine website.

  • Our White Pine books were pre-ordered last week and should be arriving soon.
  • Stay tuned for information about this year’s White Pine reading programme once the books are in.

Student Vote 2015: Today in the Library

Student Vote is a parallel election for students under the voting age, coinciding with federal, provincial, territorial and municipal elections.

The purpose is to provide young Canadians with an opportunity to experience the voting process firsthand and build the habits of informed and engaged citizenship.

Since 2003, 26 Student Vote programs have been conducted across Canada. In the last federal election, 563,000 students cast ballots from 3,750 schools.

Have your say on next week’s Federal Election.  Cast your vote today in the Library.  Polls are open from 8:30am until 3:30 pm.

And the winner is…

A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James won the Booker Prize yesterday.  The ESA Library copy was on the shelf in the new books display when I left school yesterday.

Learn more about this book at the ESA Library Pinterest page.

Learn more about all the books nominated for this year’s Booker Prize – some of which are still on their way to the school – at the Booker website.