Thanks again to all of our Crestwood families and educators who were able to view last week’s webinar with Michael Eisen of Youth Wellness Network about the importance of self-care and open family communication. The attached guide, Empowering Your Family and Decreasing Stress, outlines the practical strategies and approaches featured in the webinar. Youth
This coming Wednesday (February 26th, 2020) we will be recognizing Pink Shirt Day! In addition to working throughout the year to be the best we can be, Pink Shirt Day gives us the chance to shine a bright light on how much bullying still occurs and to remind everyone to do their part to help end Bullying worldwide!
The Grade 2 classes had a fantastic day at the Kortright Centre on Wednesday, 15th May! They had the opportunity to examine air and water in the natural environment. Students developed an appreciation of the size and power of the water cycle; the importance of water in our lives and the environment; and the value
Hockey After a two week hiatus, the Varsity Hockey team played their last road game of the regular season when they took on first place CDS. The team did not disappoint, jumping out to a quick 3-0 lead with some great saves by Alexa Gibson in net and a natural hat trick by Christian Campanelli.
All Crestwood students took part in a powerful presentation led by our Grade 4 classes this past Wednesday. Relevant speakers, skits, slides, songs and even a fashion show held the attention of a packed Atrium, consistently delivering the message that each and every ONE of us has a part to play in making our school,
Dear Parents, A few weeks ago, Crestwood students took part in an assembly during which they saw a performance, “The Power of One”, in which actors presented skits to vividly portray what bullying is, what can be done about it and how every child has “The Power of One”….. the power to report and deal
Over the last couple of weeks, the Grade 7 weekly “Power Hour” has focused on philanthropy. “To ease another’s heartache is to forget one’s own.” – Abraham Lincoln We discussed children throughout the world who are less fortunate than we are, and what we could do to alleviate their struggles. We chose to undertake an endeavour to provide
On Thursday, Grade five and six had a special guest speaker pay a visit to Crestwood School as part of their Social Studies units. Grade Five is currently studying Aspects of Canadian Government and Grade Six are focusing on the Canadian experience. Jennifer Blitzer is a lawyer who has worked for the Provincial Government including
Everyone at Crestwood Preparatory College are working together to eradicate racism, discrimination, and inequality. Together, staff have compiled a booklist and a Self-Assessment tool. Self assessment tool: Race Equity & Inclusion (2) (1) Anti-Racism Reading List ( Looking for something to read this summer? Take a look at these titles!) Fiction: For Juniors For Seniors
“Fill Up” with Mrs. Fuller This week we focused on creating our own happy place with images, words, photographs, or drawings. Students shared where their “happy place” would be, and explored how they can recreate that space. We took inspiration from Ellen Schwartz and tried to “memorize the moment” with all our senses, so
“Fill Up” with Mrs. Fuller KINDNESS = HAPPINESS – This week, the Grade 3-6 classes practiced complimenting ourselves and others. Owning your own positive qualities is an important skill to feeling confident, grateful and happy. We also discussed how saying or doing something kind for others, helps us fill our own buckets. Students have been
Since returning from March Break, the Grade 10 Careers’ students have been working hard on their YPI (Youth & Philanthropy Initiative, https://www.goypi.org/) projects. This is an opportunity for students to learn about the numerous community charities in the GTA. Students pick one of these community based charities, complete research on it, and then make a presentation
4B is excited to participate in another Chef Amar cooking class this Friday at 2:45pm. Last week, we made delicious “no bake” chocolate chip oat balls. This Friday, students will be making a healthy, but tasty avocado chocolate pudding with only 5 easy ingredients. Don’t miss out on this fun class! Anyone is welcome to join.
At 7pm on Wednesday, April 15, 2020, Crestwood School welcomes Michael Eisen, founder of the Youth Wellness Network. (Just a coincidence; he isn’t related to Ms. Eisen!) Youth Wellness Network (YWN) is an organization that partners with schools, community groups, and families to promote mental health, resilience, and well-being. All parents are invited to join
The halls of Crestwood were filled with Spirit this week!! Five days of themed grub days and staff versus student challenges made for a fun and lively week at Crestwood. Whether playing basketball, soccer, volleyball or floor hockey the competition between teachers and students was alive and well. The students also took on their teachers
This week Evan Prosserman a grade 9 student competed in the National Skating Championships held in Mississauga. Evan skated in the Young Man’s division in both the Short Program and the Free Skate. Evan came 12th overall in the Nation. We are very proud of Evan and wish him continued success. Click to view: https://photos.app.goo.gl/AX5oufToCaQt8e1a6
On December 16th, the Junior Girls Volleyball team played their first game of the season against Bayview Glen. The girls started off strong with an amazing first set score of 25-12, dominating over the opposing team with stellar teamwork and powerful serves. After stumbling with points lost in the second set, the girls pushed through.
The SK children learned all about Magnet Magic! We explored how magnets like to push and pull. The students investigated what magnets are attracted to and whether magnetic forces can work through different materials. The SK children used the power of magnets to search for sandbox treasures, build structures, and catch a fish to
Diem Marchand-Lafortune is a powerful Plains Cree Horizon-Dancer and Jewish Renaissance woman who describes herself as “Crewish”. Years of work on legal issues related to forced relinquishments of newborns and their disappearance into the system via an inhumane adoption industry came to fruition with the release of Senator Eggleton’s report: This Shame is Ours Canada. She
On November 19th, Crestwood Preparatory College hosted “Towards Reconciliation 2”, our second human rights symposium devoted to indigenous issues. Over 400 students attended, with guests coming to Crestwood from many GTA independent schools. The day began with Ojibwe Anishinaabe kokum Kim Wheatley, who offered a prayer for a successful day of learning for all participants.
Volunteer Toronto: Youth Expo https://www.eventbrite.com/e/volunteer-toronto-youth-expo-2019-tickets-70681816215 On Saturday November 9th, Toronto’s high school students are invited to attend the Youth Expo at Roy Thompson Hall from 1-4pm. They will have a chance to chat with over 100 non-profit organizations looking specifically to recruit youth volunteers. Their goal is to help make the process fun and easy
Representatives from post-secondary institutions will visit Crestwood throughout the fall to give presentations about their schools. These visits are an incredible opportunity for students to learn more about what each school offers. Although not mandatory, it is very important for grade 11 and 12s to attend these sessions and ask questions. Please see below for
If you are the parent of a teenager, then you already know that what you really have is an adult human being who has no idea how to be an adult human being! The Parent Presentation on Thursday, September 5th, talked about a book that can help change all that. In Cracking the Teen Code,
CRACKING THE TEENAGE CODE – CREATING CONSCIOUS COMMUNICATION IN THE FAMILY Please join us on September 5th, 2019 for a parent workshop on communicating with your teen. This workshop will take place in the Learning Common’s from 5:30-6:30pm before curriculum night begins at 7:00pm. In this presentation, we share tools and strategies on how to
Gerry Gerrard was in the reserve artillery as of 1938. The day before the war broke out, he was called up and reported to the colonel, who told Gerry he needed a dozen men to go to Victoria. Since Gerry waswas 17, he didn’t have to go, but he went anyway. In Victoria, he joined
On Wednesday, CPC had their 2nd annual Because I Am a Girl Day. It was a day to inspire young women to reach for the stars. We heard from a number of influential females who have broken barriers professionally and excelled in male-dominated professions. Guest speakers included: Sarah Au Director of Marketing at Muskoka Brewery,
Our grade 11 biology students recently spent a week at the Huntsman Marine Science Center in St. Andrews, New Brunswick. The research facility, located at the mouth of Fundy Bay, is the perfect place to study incredibly diverse ecosystems that thrive among the highest and most powerful tides in the world. Here, our young biologists explored the many marine
Today CPC students and staff participated in a Jack Talk, presented by jack.org. They are a charity that is training and empowering young leaders to speak with other youth regarding mental health and mental illness. We learned how important it is to be educated on these topics as 1 in 5 Canadians will struggle with their
Over the March break our Elite Basketball teams both competed in their Provincial and National Championships. The Senior Girls Basketball team began their OSBA provincial playoffs. After steamrolling through the first two, our Lady Lions ran into a high powered Capital Courts Academy out of Ottawa. After a dismal start, the Lion’s were down 16
Crestwood was proud to welcome Deputy Mayor Michael Thompson to the school Thursday as part of our recognition and celebration of Black History Month. Mr. Thompson shared stories of his emigration to Canada and early years in Toronto, highlighting his decision to get involved in politics. He also touched on the stories of the many