Library Closures: Grade 9 Orientation

See the attached schedule for closures between Sept 12th and Sept 22nd.



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.


Grade 9 Orientation Begins…

Please mind the schedule – posted outside the Library and also found below on this posting – for the Grade 9 Library Orientation Sessions.

The Library is CLOSED to all except the Grade 9 classes during these times.  Please do not come down, or send students down, during these times as the door will be locked and we won’t answer.

Thanks for your consideration as we get the new Grade 9’s up to speed with everything they need to know as it relates to Library, Tech and the Research and Inquiry Process.

Gr 9 Orient 2015-16 to POST

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Grade 9 Library Orientations: Library Closures

Reminder to all that the Library has limited access during every period except first period of the day until next Thursday, September 18th.  This is to accommodate for Grade 9 Orientations.

The full schedule of class visits is posted:

  • in an Announcement at the ESA Library AW School Site;
  • on both the ESA Teacher Share and ESA Student Share; and,
  • on the whiteboard outside the Library main doors (in the Foyer)

Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.  Just remember, you all had private access to the Library for Orientation when you were in Grade 9 as well!

Grade 9 Orientations Cont’d

Please be advised that Part #2 of the Grade 9 Library Orientations begin on Tuesday October 15th.

All Grade 9 classes will be down for 2 teaching sessions each over the course of the next 8 days.

The Library will not be closed during this round of sessions, but all other users are reminded that there will be teaching taking place, so it will not necessarily be a quiet place for study purposes.

Additionally, the Grade 9’s have first access to the computers while they are down for these sessions, so there will be limited access to Library computers.  You are recommended to bring your own device and connect to the WiFi if you need network access.

Grade 9 Reminder

As we head into the weekend, a reminder to all Grade 9’s  – well, at least those who have already been down to the Library this week with their Geography classes…

Use the Grade 9 Library Orientation page here at this blog as your initial portal through to Academic Workspace.

Students who were unable to complete all of the assigned tasks during our Library sessions (i.e. the bookmarking, or NoodleTools registration – when their server crashed while we were trying to access it on Thursday afternoon) should be going to the Grade 9 Orientation Announcement at the Library AW School Site and finishing things up.

If you have not yet been to the Library with your Geography class…  hold off, we’ll see you in the Library starting on Monday next week.