Library Access: Monday September 11th

Reminder that we begin Grade 9 Orientation sessions today in the Library.

  • The Library will be closed during Periods 2, 3 and 4 to facilitate these sessions.
  • Regular access before school, at lunchtime and after school.

Thank you to all for you co-operation in getting the Grade 9’s started on their journey through secondary school.

The schedule of sessions is posted on the Library whiteboard and may also be found in the PDF file attached below.

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Allan Stratton @ ESA

Acclaimed Canadian playwright and novelist Allan Stratton – who was formerly also the Head of Drama at ESA way back when I first arrived in 1999 – spent the afternoon in the Library…  workshopping Grade 9 English students (with additional representation from Ms. Bourne’s Gr 12 Drama majors).

Do check Allan’s website, and if interested, we have most of his books in the collection at ESA.  Drop by and check one out…



Here’s to Friday!

While I know that we will miss the Grade 9’s dearly today, and hope that they have a wonderful time at Centre Island… the upside for the rest of you is that there are NO Grade 9 Orientation sessions today…

So… the Library is open for business as usual ALL DAY!

Movin’ On Up

Today is the day!  Welcome to all of our incoming Grade 9 students and parents.

We’re looking forward to meeting you in the Library in just a little while. For your (later) reference, here are links to the presentations shared during each of the student and parent sessions.

  • Parents were provided with copies of both the TDSB Virtual Library Learnmark and the ESA Bookmark during their session.

If you were unable to attend, or have any (further) questions, please don’t hesitate to send an e-mail to enid.wray <at>

White Pine Spotlight: Delusion Road by Don Aker

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Delusion Road by Don Aker

  • Another solid outing from one of my favourite Canadian YA authors, Don Aker.
  • Solid writing, strong characters, and not afraid to tackle difficult issues.
  • Multiple storylines come together in a dramatic ending.
  • Life doesn’t always turn out the way we want it to, but sometimes justice is served.

Read the review at the Canadian Review of Materials.

Don will be at ESA for the afternoon on Monday May 16th to workshop Grade 9 and 10 students.  See Ms. Wray or Mr Middel if you’d like to participate.