Canada Reads 2018! Join us for the final day of debate

It’s time to go on a FIELD TRIP!

We settled on our Canada Reads 2018 winner at our March 7th ESA’s Own Book Club meeting.

Our next step is to attend the live studio taping of the final day of debate on Thursday March 29th.

  • All members of the ESA Community are invited to join us.

If you have not already expressed interest in joining us on this exciting adventure…

 

**Members of ESA’s Own Book Club, and those on our e-mail distribution list, have received e-mails under separate cover to e-mail addresses on file…

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The Official ESA OSCAR Challenge

And the award for best picture goes to . . .

Are you planning to watch the OSCARS this Sunday? Why not enter the ESA OSCAR Challenge.

Anyone from the ESA community can participate by sending in your lucky ballot with your ESA Student.

Don’t have time to print? Already in the building?

  • Just stop by the Library and fill out your ballot for a chance to win a pair of movie tickets!

The Marrow Thieves: Pre-orders available for pick-up

Anyone who was unable to collect their pre-ordered copy of Cherie Dimaline’s novel The Marrow Thieves on Friday afternoon can drop by the Library anytime to pick up their signed copy.

Didn’t pre-order one but would like one?

  • We have a limited number of extra signed copies available for purchase for $15.
  • See Ms. Wray or Ms. Kennedy in the Library.
  • While supplies last.

White Pine Spotlight

Speed of Life by J.M. Kelly

  • A beautiful book about two sisters, you’ll fall in love with this book right off the bat.
  • Nice easy flow – and conversational style – to the writing.  Well developed character, plot and setting.
  • Wry, witty humour underscores the pretty crappy life situation the two sisters find themselves in.  The girls are living in grinding poverty, their subsidised/free lunch plans the only decent meal of their day, with little parental support to help them out.
  • That one sister ends up as a teen mom could be the straw that breaks the camel’s back. But this is where the book shines… They are both incredible, strong, determined young women, supportive of each other and with a clear vision as to how to be more than what they’ve come from.
  • And have I mentioned cars yet? I know nothing about cars, but I do appreciate vintage cars – not that I can tell one from another – and what goes into them.  I enjoyed ‘the car’ as both literal object and as metaphor.

Read the review at CM Magazine.

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  • Students who would like to join us at the Festival of Trees, at Harbourfront, on Tuesday May 15th should see Ms. Wray in the Library.
  • Permission forms will be available later this week.

Cherie Dimaline @ ESA

Today is the day!  Join us in the Library….

Cherie Dimaline will be at ESA for the afternoon on Friday February 23rd, 2018.

In addition to being nominated for White Pine, The Marrow Thieves is also:

All members of the ESA Community are invited to join us for this very special event.

  • Students in select classes will be joining us with their teachers during class time.
  • Session One: from 1:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Session Two: from 2:10pm to 3:10pm
  • Students who are participating in our White Pine Club have been invited to join us for an in-school field trip.
  • Any other students who are reading – or have read – The Marrow Thieves have also been invited to attend as an in-school field trip.

Cherie will be signing books while she is at ESA.

Books are available for purchase by all members of the ESA Community.

  • Books that have been pre-ordered using School Cash Online will be available for pick-up starting at NOON on Friday.
  • Books will be available this afternoon… for $15 (including tax).  Cash only.

This event is co-sponsored by:

Can’t make it to ESA during the afternoon hours?

  • Connect with Cherie at A Novel Spot Bookshop later that afternoon at the bookstore (expect approx. 5pm – 6:30pm).

If you have any questions please feel free to send an e-mail to enid.wray@tdsb.on.ca.

Today in the Library

The wonderful folks from the IBBY Book Project at the Toronto Public Library will be here after lunch to work with the students in the Grade 9 Visual Arts Elective course.

  • IBBY books are special books designed for young people with disabilities.
  • A fundamental goal of the IBBY Book Project is to: give children everywhere access to books with high literary and artistic standards, including young people with disabilities.
  • While IBBY Books come in a variety of formats, today we will be focusing on working with tactile books.

While the Library will not be closed, students on spare are asked to contain themselves to the upper level of the library while the session is taking place.