Canada Reads: Day One

Got home, got myself unpacked in a hurry and settled in to listen to Canada Reads Day One.

Wow!  Just goes to show things don’t unfold the way you expect them to… and what a dramatic finish!

Canada Reads taping: A few spots left for students to attend

We have a few tickets/spots remaining for students to join us on our field trip to the final day of taping for Canada Reads 2017.

  • Join other members of ESA’s Own Book Club – students, staff, parents and grads – as we cheer on our favourite books and their defenders the morning of Thursday March 30th.

This past Wednesday we held our own Battle of the Books… and ended with a tie between MG Vassanji’s Nostalgia and Sheila Watt-Cloutier’s A Right to Be Cold.

  • Join us at the live taping and see which book prevails on the real deal…
  • Did we pick it right?

Students, fill out this Google Form to advise of your intent to attend, and then pick up an official TDSB permission form from Ms. Wray on the Monday back from March Break.

ESA’s Own Book Club welcomes new members anytime.  If you’d like to join us for our final meeting of the 2016-17 school year, fill out this Google Form and we’ll be in touch.

There’s never been a better time to join a book club…

There’s never been a better time to join a book club… especially ESA’s Own Book Club.  We are a diverse group of staff, students, parents, grads, and alumni parents.

Our next meeting is on Wednesday March 8th, from 6:45pm to 9:00pm.  We’ll be engaging in our own Canada Reads battle of the books, in advance of our field trip to a live taping of Canada Reads after the March Break.
We’re delighted to announce that we will be joined by a very special guest at our Canada Reads meeting on March 8th.  Tara Mora, the Executive Producer of CBC Books will be joining us to participate in our debate.
Follow this link to join ESA’s Own Book Club.  We’ll send you all the pertinent details.

ESA’s Own Book Club

Join us today for the first meeting of the 2016-17 school year.

  • Come for a brief Meet and Greet at lunchtime in the Library.
  • Or join us for the full meeting from 6:45pm to 9:00pm this evening…  also in the Library. Tea and treats will be provided.  Bring your own mug.

Anyone interested in joining the group distribution list should fill out this Google Form.

ESA’s Own Book Club

After a most successful inaugural year in which we read our way through three (3) books together, we are launching our first Summer Reads 2016 Book Club.

  • If you’re interested in reading along with us this summer, please follow this link to our shared Google Doc.
  • This shared Google Doc provides a brief outline of the books we’re considering for our Summer Reads 2016 title of choice.
  • Follow the link embedded in the shared Google Doc to have your say about which book you want to read.

We will discuss our Summer Reads 2016 book selection at our first meeting of the 2016-2017 school year – tentatively scheduled for Wednesday September 28th (date to be confirmed very shortly).

  • We meet in the Library at 6:45pm for tea and treats, and talk about our book from 7pm to 9pm.

If you’d like to join us on our adventure – we plan to read our way through five (5) books next year – please fill out this Google Form.

  • We’ll add you to our e-mail distribution list and send you everything else you need to know about our little book club.

Canada Reads: Phenomenal

Our morning outing to today’s taping of CBC Books flagship programme, Canada Reads – the 2016 version – was PHENOMENAL.

  • We were small in number, but large in our enthusiasm.
  • Teachers, students, parents and friends, we especially enjoyed having TL Pam Evans and some of her literature circle students from Western Tech join us on our adventure.

Even I – who never has her photo taken!!! – allowed myself a photo opp with Vinay Virmani, who is more than capably defending my pick to win, The Hero’s Walk by Anita Rau Badami.