ESA Library Open House: Tuesday June 26th, 9am until 11am

An open invitation to all members of the ESA Community to drop by the Library on Marks Review Day, Tuesday June 26th.

  • The tea will be on… and there may be treats (while supplies last).
  • Remember to BYOM – Bring your own mug!!

Check out our New Arrivals in Books… and sign out some great summer reads!

  • You must be a returning student, and you must have ‘good Library credit‘ to check out books over the summer.

Score yourself some great vintage vinyl – prices reduced to $1 per LP.

  • We’ve put out some great new Broadway Cast Recordings, some new Classical, some new classic female vocalists.
  • There are also some real gems, including the likes of Maria Callas, for premium prices.  Ask about these items at the Circulation Desk

There will also be a selection of (gently) Used Books available…

  • Nothing more than $1.
  • Mass market paperbacks, trade paperbacks and hardcover editions.

We also have some free stuff available… most notably our entire collection of CBC News in Review CD’s.

  • These are now all available online (teacher access only with an education account) and haven’t circulated in a couple of years.
  • If you are interested in these, most likely for an Art Project we would expect, send an e-mail to anytime after you read this posting to claim them.
  • First come first served.
  • You must come in and pick them up on Tuesday morning…

Summer Reads 2018! Online Winners

Congratulations to the following people who submitted online entries to our Summer Reads 2018! Draw.

Winners… Please either drop by yourself – or send in your designate – to collect your prize – a free book! – from the ESA Library.

  • The best time is during the Library Open House from 9am until 11am on Tuesday June 26th.
  • If this doesn’t work, please send an e-mail to so we can make arrangements to get you your free book.

STAFF: Elvina Barclay

    • Elvina is looking forward to reading The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz.
    • I love a good mystery and the author has put himself in the story as the Watson to the main character’s Sherlock Holmes detective.



STUDENT: Tiffany Stummer

    • Tiffany is looking forward to reading Bear Town by Frederick Backman.
    • This book has a web of characters that are all going through issues that are relevant to their lives. It delves into secrets, a small town, and a web of lies.



PARENT: Carlo Ribeiro

    • Carlo is looking forward to reading Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi.
    • This is a beautiful and epic story of the lives and times of the descendants of two women. Set in Ghana and the US, the stories trace the impact of the TransAtlantic Slave Trade on two branches of the same family, on two continents, and all the way through several generations, until a kind of homegoing brings the two threads together in beautiful and unsurprising ways.




ESA Poetry Contest: Winners!

After much consideration, discussion and deliberation… We are delighted to announce the winners of this year’s ESA Poetry Contest, sponsored by the ESA Library.

  • WINNER:  Paper Thin Walls by Olivia Nitti
  • Second: Past Blue Sky by Laura Kim
  • Third: Love poem/2 by Michaela Yarmol-Matusiak
  • Honourable Mention: Ageing Eyes by Alexandra Lockwood

The winners should please stop by the Library to collect their prizes…

Thank you to everyone who submitted poems to the contest.

Student Vote 2018!

Another successful Student Vote has come and gone.

A public thank you to the students who acted as Poll Clerks and Deputy Returning Officers today… and managed our in-school election brilliantly.

Thank you also to the students who came out to vote, and get a taste of what awaits them once they turn 18.

I will make our results public here, and on ESAInfo, at 9pm on election night, Thursday June 7th.

The complete results from the Student Vote across the province will also be released at that time.

Stay tuned.

Student Vote: Tomorrow, May 29th

Student Vote – the 2018 Provincial edition – is here.  Our in-school Election Day is tomorrow, Tuesday May 29th.

  • Is the upcoming Provincial Election of interest to you?
  • Would you like to learn a little bit about the behind the scenes reality of an Election Day?

We’re still have openings for a couple of student volunteers to help out before school and during the lunchhour.

  • Please drop by the Library ASAP if you are able to help out.
  • Community service hours apply.

Final Friday Fun Day!

Come to the Library at lunch today and step back from the ‘busy-ness’ of life.

  • Bring your lunch – and a mug for tea! – and take an intentional time out for an hour.
  • Pack up your troubles!  RELAX! 
  • At the very least drop by and pick up a book to keep on hand for when you need a study break during the exam period.

Indeed, today is also the year-end Staff Potluck in the Library… have lunch with your favourite teachers!

Room 217 will be open for anyone who absolutely needs computer or printer access for academic purposes only.

TCAF came to ESA…

With thanks to our friends from The Beguiling for making this opportunity available to us…

Two wonderful workshops with Jen Wang in the morning, and then a lunch get-together before she had to head off to the airport for her flight back to L.A.