Friday | February 23, 2018

The U12 basketball team rebounded, passed and shot their way to a convincing 37-19 win over the Bayview Glen Gryphons on Tuesday. An energetic first half performance by Max Babington got this going for the Cubs as they led by 7 at the break. The second half was highlighted by Finley Burke’s sharp shooting as he dropped ten quick points to ground the Gryphons. Jordan, Coen, Adam and Geoff also contributed buckets in our win. All members of the team played great defence. Great job guys. We look forward to our final tournament on Saturday at Crescent. Good luck team.

-Coach Conn

February 22nd, 2018

Posted In: Lower School, Sports

The U9 basketball team played TFS on Tuesday afternoon at Glendon. It was a defensive battle throughout the game with a final score of 12-8 for Crestwood. The whole team played exceptionally well, with Ben Maharaj leading the team in scoring. We are excited for our final tournament on Friday Feb. 23!

-Coach Kanfi

 

February 22nd, 2018

Posted In: Lower School, Sports

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 with bullying when they see it. They learned about the roles in bullying: the bully, the target, the bystander and the upstander and they were shown examples of different types of bullying: physical, verbal, exclusion and cyber-bullying,

Wednesday, February 28th is Pink Shirt Day and all students and staff will be given a pink t-shirt to wear to symbolize that we, as a society, will not tolerate bullying of any kind.

The Grade 4 classes will be doing a presentation for the rest of the school.

Students do NOT need to wear their uniforms to school that day.

Thank you!

February 22nd, 2018

Posted In: Lower School

On Wednesday and Thursday, the Grade 6’s took part in a great Scientists in School session all about electricity.  Students explored static and current electricity, built series and parallel circuits, tested conductors and insulators, explored electromagnets, simple motors, and used their own energy to power a generator.  With Scientist Peter’s guidance, students were able to apply the concepts being taught in class to these hands-on experiments.  Next term, the Grade 6’s will move into an exploration of flight.

-Ms. Suckstorff

February 16th, 2018

Posted In: Lower School

The lone girl on the ice, Hannah Hurwitz set up two goals and Milo Tian registered 3 points as our U12 hockey defeated the UCC (gr.5) hockey team 6-1. The result was never in question as our team carried the play from puck drop until the final whistle. Jason Zhou had two points as did Sharkey Chen and Patrick Shain. Shain has shown remarkable improvement over the past two years and his hard work paid off with a goal and an assist. The final piece of the puzzle was goaltender Ethan Aptekar who was nearly perfect behind a very solid defense. Great job! We finish up our regular season next Thursday @UCC with a game versus their grade 6 team.

February 16th, 2018

Posted In: Lower School, Sports

On Tuesday, the Crestwood Badminton team hosted Branksome Hall for our second round of club play. Although illness had felled three of our players, our remaining athletes Ben, Chris, Jayin, Thato, and Evan rallied to compete in several doubles matches each. To vary the play, Crestwood players later teamed up with Branksome partners for some fun mixed doubles games. Coaches Krashinsky and Offman are proud of the team’s sportsmanship, flexibility, and efforts.

While this was our final match, we’ll continue to play together on Tuesdays until the March Break.

February 15th, 2018

Posted In: Lower School, Sports

The Crestwood community “brought the love” again this week for Gilo, Thomas, and Toni, our sponsored students in Tanzania. On Valentine’s Day, Crestwood students contributed toonies to don their red, white, and pink clothes for the day.  We raised $387 in support of our sponsorship initiative. Way to go!

As well, Crestwood Cares Community Service group would like to acknowledge the Morel Family Foundation’s extremely generous donation this week to our Be the Change campaign. This donation cemented our annual commitment to Neema International and is much appreciated.

In the third term, Ali Hanson, a Crestwood alumna who is the Assistant Director of Neema International, will be visiting to share more news of Thomas, Gilo, and Toni, as well as Neema International’s projects in Tanzania.

-Ms. Krashinsky

February 15th, 2018

Posted In: Lower School

February 15th, 2018

Posted In: Crestwood News

“Who was cursed as a baby by Malificent?” (Aurora/Sleeping Beauty)  “In order to escape from Dumbledore, Slughorn turned himself into what piece of furniture?”  (an armchair)
These were just 2 of 100 literary trivia questions that our Kids’ Lit Quiz team faced on Monday, February 5 at the Toronto heat of the Kids’ Lit Quiz competition, along with 93 other teams. After 4 months of “training”, the team was ready for the contest.  Some of the categories included:  Babies, Furniture, Noises, Trees, Twins.  Congratulations to Carly Sherman, Ally Sone, Regan Medcaf and Julia Glover.  Well done!
For more information about this international contest, visit  http://kidslitquiz.com/home.php
-Ms. L. Bafaro

February 11th, 2018

Posted In: Lower School

February 11th, 2018

Posted In: Lower School

We are pleased to announce that our annual trip to Beaver Valley Ski Club on Friday was a great success.  Beaver Valley boasts 20+ trails, ranging from beginner to advanced, as well as terrain for snowboards and trails for snowshoeing.  This day provided an excellent opportunity for first time, novice or experienced skiers to enjoy the slopes with their classmates and teachers. The excellent staff at BVSC tests all students (skiers and snowboarders) before they are permitted to hit the trails.  This one day event is a very popular and important component of the grade 4, 5 and 6 Physical Education program. We are looking forward to the 2019 ski trip already!

February 11th, 2018

Posted In: Lower School

On Wednesday, February 14th, Crestwood students are invited to don their red, white, and pink to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Please bring a toonie to contribute to Community Service’s ongoing fundraising drive in support of Neema International.

February 11th, 2018

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

Crestwood students left no sofa cushion unturned this past week in their quest to gather stray coins to contribute to our Be the Change classroom challenge. Community Service students diligently collected, sorted, tallied, and rolled the tsunami of coins generously donated by students and their families.

We collected an incredible $4414.76 that we will use to continue our support of Thomas, Gilo, and Toni, the Tanzanian students Crestwood sponsors through Neema International.

http://neemainternational.org/

Congratulations to 2A who led the Primary division with an average of $29.36 raised per student, as well as to 4D, whose students brought in a whopping $42.17 per student. Your free grub day is on the way!

Thank you to all who supported this worthy cause.

– Ms. J. Krashinsky

February 11th, 2018

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

This year’s “Be the Change” drive is in full swing!

Community Service students have been busy this week, collecting, counting, and sorting the mountains of loose change that have been generously donated in the classroom collection boxes. By Thursday, $3091.30 had been collected so far for Neema International to continue our sponsorship of Gilo, Thomas, and Toni. Outstanding!

Community Service will continue to collect donations until Monday, February 5. A free “grub” day will be awarded to the Primary class and to the Junior class that generate the greatest donation amount per student.

Your response is amazing, Crestwood!  Together, we’re making a meaningful difference in the lives of Thomas, Toni, Gilo, and in their community.

February 2nd, 2018

Posted In: Lower School

The U12 Basketball team used a complete team effort to capture a victory at Country Day School Cyclones on Wednesday. Every player contributed in a positive way. After facing some very tough talent as of late it was certainly a welcome win for a team that always works hard from the tip to the final whistle. Finley, Jordan, Geoff and Justin handled the bulk of the offense while Max, Rickey, Seth, Farnood, Ben and Coen drove a defense that was tenacious all game. Congrats lads and we are back at it on Monday when we hit the hardwood at Montcrest School for a 4PM tip.

February 2nd, 2018

Posted In: Lower School, Sports

Dear Parents:

Friday, February 9th is Ski Day for Grade 4-6 students.

Here are a few last minute reminders:

DRESS IN LAYERS, NECK WARMERS, SUN SCREEN, GLOVES AND HOT PAWS.

The long range forecast for Flesherton calls for a mix of sun and clouds -10C. Please tell your children that when they are cold they should make their way into the chalet where there will be teacher supervision throughout the day.

Arrive at Sunnybrook Park. The entrance is 1132 LESLIE STREET. (just north of Eglinton)

The drive is approximately 1 KILOMETER in from Leslie Street.

Keep to the right as you enter the park and follow the signs until you reach

Parking lot #3. (there is a small sign on the right hand side of the road)

THE PARKING LOT IS THE SECOND LOT ONCE YOU ENTER THE PARK AND JUST PRIOR TO THE MAIN CEMENT PILLARS.

Parents and teachers, you may leave your car in the lot but please display the Crestwood logo.

Arrive at Sunnybrook Park by 6:50am. All buses will leave at 7:00 am SHARP. We will not wait for latecomers.

Buses arrive at Beaver Valley Ski Club @ 9:00am

Arrive back at Sunnybrook Park, traffic considered, at approximately 5:45pm

If your child is sick and not attending Ski Day, you MUST call Mrs. Brenzel’s cell at 416-786 3445 BEFORE 6:30 am.

Each student has been assigned a bus number for the trip, there will be no changes made.

Parents arriving at Beaver Valley Ski Club on their own must meet Mrs. Brenzel inside the lodge cafeteria to obtain their tow tickets.

Please send a lunch and snacks or money with your child.

Students NOT participating in Ski Day are expected to be at school at the regular time and in uniform. Arrangements have been made for them.

No ski boots are to be worn on the bus.

No student will be permitted to begin skiing until a Beaver Valley Ski Club instructor has tested him or her.

Ski lessons will take place all day if required.

Teachers will be on the slopes and are assigned to various checkpoints around the resort, at the base, on the trails, and in the chalet to assist the students.

Students must ski with a buddy.

Helmets are mandatory.

Any student leaving Beaver Valley Ski Club and not returning on the bus must speak DIRECTLY with Ms. Badler.

THE LAST RUN IS 2:30 PM. The tow supervisor will not allow any Crestwood student back on the lift. The buses leave at 3:00 pm SHARP. Students must be back on their assigned bus.

Beaver Valley and Crestwood School are not responsible for any lost electronic devices, i.e. Ipod’s, cell phones.

BEAVER VALLEY SKI CLUB IS A PRIVATE CLUB AND WE MUST BE RESPECTFUL OF THEIR RULES.

We are looking forward to a wonderful and safe ski day. The Crestwood Staff

February 2nd, 2018

Posted In: Lower School

The U12 Coed hockey team was rolling along pretty good until they ran into a very good Toronto French School team yesterday. Our squad fell behind early and played most of the game in their own end as TFS used their speed and structure to stifle any opposition. Although frustrated at times our team continued to fight and finally broke through when Gr. 6 skaters Milo Tian and Canaan Li slammed home a perfect passing play to put us on the board. Final score was TFS 7 – Crestwood 2. The team returns to action on Tuesday when we travel to Bill Bolton Arena to clash with Royal St. George’s College.

February 2nd, 2018

Posted In: Lower School, Sports

The U10 basketball team is doing well so far this season. Coming off two recent rough matches against T.Y.S and C.D.S. they dribble into the tail end of their season with a 2-2 record. Looking to break out and open things up the team is excited about the next few games against Montcrest, Crescent and UCC. The team has been playing hard and developing some great skills this season. The team is looking to make some waves at the final tournament on February 24th.

February 2nd, 2018

Posted In: Lower School, Sports

Do you have an interest in advertising in our 2017/18 school yearbook?

Who will see my ad?

Crestwood’s yearbook is a 128-page, (28cm by 22cm) full-colour, hardcover book. Every year there are approximately 400 copies in circulation within the Crestwood community. Every student and staff member receives a copy. Books are also available at our front office for any potential new students on a tour of our school.

Business ads and Recognition ads

Within the book Mr. Greenacre has allocated space for both business advertisement and recognition advertisements. A business advertisement can be something as simple as a business card or a full page of photographs and graphics. A recognition advertisement is a great way to celebrate your child’s success, milestones and reflect on the person that they have become.

How can I make my ad?

It is easy to create an advertisement. You can simply send Mr. Greenacre a .jpg/.png (picture) file and he can upload it into the book. Alternatively, Mr. Greenacre can help you design your own advertisement and place it in the yearbook.

What is the cost?

Prices vary depending on the size of advertisement that you wish to place.

Full page – $350

1/2 page – $200

1/4 page – $100

1/8 page – $60

* Payments by Cheque to Crestwood School / in person at the school office. All funds raised go towards the production of the yearbook.

More information?

If you have any further questions please email kevin.greenacre@crestwood.on.ca or stop by the school at your convenience.

February 2nd, 2018

Posted In: Lower School

Congratulations to Ethan Aptekar and Jacob Lichtblau our new artists of the month! This time we are excited to present two different mediums: architectural designs by Ethan and 3D printing by Jacob. Come visit the exhibit in art building hallway.

February 2nd, 2018

Posted In: Lower School

The Senior Kindergarten class is transformed into a Yoga Studio every Wednesday.  The children are building their strength, stamina, and coordination…one yoga move at a time.  Many thanks to Lee Davis, our amazing Yoga guru, and to the ever-thoughtful CSPA!  Namaste Crestwood!

February 2nd, 2018

Posted In: Lower School

Grade 6 parents,

Have you signed up your child for our exciting three-day Ottawa tour? Online sign-up instructions are here for you to guarantee your child’s place on our graduation trip. The price of $570.65 is only fixed until March 29th so be sure to book before then. Thank you to those who have already signed up.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact kevin.greenacre@crestwood.on.ca

 

February 2nd, 2018

Posted In: Lower School

The U12 basketball and hockey teams traveled to Montreal for a tournament at Lower Canada College this past weekend. This three-day event is comprised of 12 hockey and 12 basketball teams from Montreal and Toronto and has been annual highlight for our Junior athletes for over a decade. All games were highlighted with consistent competition and steady sportsmanship. Your coaches could not be more proud of your efforts in each game and most importantly of how you represented yourselves, your families and your school while visiting Montreal.

January 28th, 2018

Posted In: Lower School, Sports

Be the Change Starts Tomorrow

January 28th, 2018

Posted In: Lower School

Dear Parents,

On Tuesday Jan. 30, all basketball players from Grades 4 through 8 are invited to attend our fifth Annual Crestwood Co-ed Basketball Event at Crestwood Preparatory College. Competitors will take an exciting multi-grade exhibition basketball game at approximately starting at approx. 3:45pm. During half time the Lower School will be honorary judges for a slam dunk competition.

All students who were or currently are members of a Crestwood Basketball team this year are invited to participate in the event (all male and female U9-U12 players at the Lower School and all male and female U14 players at the Upper School).

Following the game all players and spectators (parents, siblings) are invited to a join us in the cafeteria for a burger and drink.

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All players and their coaches from the Lower School will travel by bus to the Upper School (depart 3:15). All students should be picked up from the Upper School by parents at approximately 5:30pm.

All participants and spectators are asked to RSVP by email to either Sherri Brenzel (Lower School) and / or Lisa Newton (Upper School) by Monday January 29, 2018. Your response is required in order to assist us in organizing the buses and dinner. Please indicate in your response;

  • Students name
  • Grade
  • If they require transportation to the Upper School
  • Number of individuals staying for the BBQ (players, parents, siblings)

If you have any questions about the event please feel free to contact Lisa Newton or Sherri Brenzel for more information. We hope to see you all there!

Sincerely,

Lower School Responses                  Sherri Brenzel             sherri.brenzel@crestwood.on.ca

Upper School Responses                   Lisa Newton                lisa.newton@crestwood.on.ca

January 28th, 2018

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School, Sports

On Thursday, Crestwood badminton players headed to Branksome Hall for some fun club play. In the north court, Ben and Jayin faced several tough, and older, doubles teams, but they held their own and played with tremendous heart. Max S and Wong pushed their opponents hard, communicated well, and forced many long rallies, while in the south court, Evan and Eric showed great court coverage and recorded two wins in their matchups. Coaches Offman and Krashinsky are proud of our Crestwood athletes’ tenacity and sportsmanship!

January 28th, 2018

Posted In: Lower School, Sports

Calling all Contestants, 

It’s time to test your trivia prowess at this years Crestwood Preparatory College’s Trivia Night.

Join us on Thursday, February 22, 2018.

Crestwood will be hosting teams of 8 at Revival on College.   

This year we have lot’s of prizes to win:

Toronto Maple Leaf Platinum Tickets and Memorabilia, Toronto Raptors Box Seats, Front row concert seats to Justin Timberlake, Game of Thrones, Harry Styles and Pink, Trips to Mexico, Montreal and Vegas and many more surprises….

All proceeds go to supporting the Crestwood Preparatory College Scholarship Foundation.   A foundation helping outstanding students participate and succeed at Crestwood Preparatory College.

Buy your ticket today at the Crestwood Preparatory College main office or contact Robert Peerenboom ASAP.

January 28th, 2018

Posted In: Lower School

Hello everyone,

Please be reminded that re-enrolment forms are due Wednesday, January 31st.

Thank you.

January 19th, 2018

Posted In: Lower School

Dear Crestwood teachers and students,
I can’t say enough of how I am so very grateful for all the beautiful gifts I received from all of you!  It surely made my Christmas so much better and for that I thank you again so much!  May God bless you all and give you joy and peace for 2018! xo

January 19th, 2018

Posted In: Lower School

This week, the Grade 2 classes had the opportunity to participate in hands-on workshops presented by Scientists In Schools. Our students made excellent predictions and tested the ways that simple machines make work easier. Levers, pulleys, inclined planes, wedges, wheels and axles can really lighten the load! Can you believe that Grade 2s can even squash soda cans? Well, it’s easy with the help of simple machines!  A big thank you to all of the parents and grandparents who volunteered to make the workshop possible.

-K. Campbell

January 19th, 2018

Posted In: Lower School

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