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June 14th, 2018

Posted In: Crestwood News

Have you ever wondered what life was like for the Early Settlers in the 1800’s? The Grade 3’s stepped back in time and spent a day at Black Creek Pioneer Village to find out.  The children and teachers dressed up in time period clothing to experience life in Upper Canada in the 1860s. We toured many of the village homes and shops and learned about the hardships of the pioneers.  We visited the one room schoolhouse, the doctor’s office, blacksmith, tinsmith, general store, and the rustic homes and barns.  The Grade 3 students ended the day by playing with some old-fashioned toys and making a pioneer craft.  As we travelled back to the future we reflected on our life today. We concluded that many things have changed and we gained an appreciation for our wonderful, modern life.
-P. Georgiou

– P. Georgiou

 

June 8th, 2018

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

Crestwood Parents,

The CSPA will be collecting used uniforms at the family fun day on Tuesday, June 12th.  A bin will be located near the registration desk.  Please only send uniforms that are in good condition.

Thank you for your support!
-CSPA

June 8th, 2018

Posted In: Lower School

Dear Crestwood Parents,

Today is the last day to send in your Family Fun Day forms, submit auction items and become a sponsor. 

Click here for your Wristband/Raffle Order Form and Sponsorship Package.

We look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday!!!

Thank you for your continued support.

The CSPA

June 8th, 2018

Posted In: Lower School

The JK had a terrific afternoon exploring hands on activities all about insects and the life cycle of a butterfly with Dr. Natalia from SIS.

June 1st, 2018

Posted In: Crestwood News

The Grade 4’s had a visit from a knight straight from the Middle Ages. He explained the complicated armour that a knight had to wear daily to be worthy of the title of knight. The Grade 4’s loved hearing about epic Medieval battles and the journey from page, to squire, to knighthood. The best part was getting to dress the part of an authentic knight, yielding weapons and donning a suit of armour.

-C. Kanfi

May 31st, 2018

Posted In: Lower School

Please have your children prepared for our rehearsal time on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. We will walk together to Lawrence Park Church on Monday (June 4th) and Tuesday (June 5th). Students must dress for the weather and wear appropriate walking shoes (runners would be perfect). ONLY students who play trumpet, baritone, alto and tenor sax, bass clarinet and trombone should put their instrument (not music book!) outside the grade 6 roundabout, on the top platform in the appropriate place. (Students who arrive late or do not follow instructions will carry their own instrument to rehearsal space). There will be signs indicating where the grade 5 and 6 instruments should be placed.

All students will carry their own music. Flute, clarinet and recorder players will carry their own instruments and music.

Thank you everyone. Your help and cooperation getting this massive event put together is noticed and appreciated.

-K. Davies

May 31st, 2018

Posted In: Lower School

On Friday, May 25th, the Grade 5 students traveled to Milton to explore Crawford Lake and its Wendat village. The students enjoyed their hike around the lake, and learning about the lake’s unique qualities and exploring the natural resources around the lake which would have been used by First Nations inhabitants. After lunch, students got to participate in some traditional Wendat games such as Lacrosse and “Sticks”. The highlight of the trip was seeing the Wendat longhouses, and all of the furs and tools used before the time of European contact. Students were amazed at the different artifacts and learned a lot about the First Nations way of life. It was a wonderful experience, and a great way to bring our Social Studies curriculum to life!

-A. Fuller

May 31st, 2018

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

Dancing – it’s fun to do, it’s entertaining to watch and it’s a great way to exercise. And it’s at its best when done in a group. Crestwood School welcomes dance teacher Niky Johnson this coming week.  Johnson travels throughout the CIS community delivering dance instruction to large and small groups alike. She believes dance is a celebration of the athletic, artistic, and creative talent of the students. “There’s the physical health benefits that come from dancing, and learning in terms of leadership and cooperation,” says Johnson. It will be an exciting five days of dance during the Physical Education classes.

A special thanks to the CSPA for supporting this initiative.

May 25th, 2018

Posted In: Lower School

I would like to send out a big thank you to my wonderful art committee! This year we have accomplished so many beautiful projects together! Thank you for your continuing dedication, inspiration and overall enthusiasm towards art! You are all so talented and creative. Could not have done it all without you!

-A. Romanenko

May 25th, 2018

Posted In: Lower School

Grade 3 students have been working on this larger-than-life production since January.  On Thursday, they performed Seussical, The Musical and their hard work shone through on their smiling faces!  The Jungle of Nool, Whoville, Thing 1 and Thing 2, and our Cats in The Hats looked amazing and sounded fantastic.  Congratulations on an incredible performance, grade 3 – you made magic.  Always remember, “A person’s a person no matter how small.”

In addition, we’d like to thank Ms. Romanenko and the Art Committee for their wonderful backdrops and tree!  They looked amazing.  Thank you so much!

-A. Mink

May 25th, 2018

Posted In: Lower School

The track and field season ended this week for both the Grade 3 team and the Juniors. The Grade 3’s celebrated by participating in a friendly meet at Crescent School. Our grade 3 students exhibited great fun and skills against other private schools during the sunny, afternoon meet. The Junior students competed in the CIS Finals at Birchmount Stadium. Despite the rain, fog, and chilly conditions our athletes maintained a positive attitude and enjoyed all of the track and field events. Thank you to all athletes for a wonderful season! All of our coaches’ hope that you will continue to run, move, and stretch over the summer months! Stay active Crestwood Track Team and challenge your friends to meet you at the finish too. A special thank you to all the parents for their food and drink contributions, and for their warm cheers throughout the chilly competition.

-Crestwood Track & Field Coaches

May 25th, 2018

Posted In: Lower School

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 from 3:30pm to 7:00pm

NEW ATTRACTIONS, activities, silent auction and delicious food! Bring your family and friends!

ADMISSION

All Access Children Wristbands are available for $30 each in advance ($35 at the door)

(This includes unlimited attractions, games, activities, snacks and dinner)

Adult Wristbands are $10 each in advance and include dinner ($15 at the door)

(Additional wristbands will be available at the registration desk the day of in case you have any extra guests)

RAFFLE TICKETS

For each ticket purchased, your name will be entered in to win:

FREE TUITION at Crestwood School (for one year)* **

1 MONTH FREE at Crestwood Valley Day Camp (for 2019 year)**

FREE PIZZA LUNCH for a year**

 

PRIZES VALUING OVER $30,000!!!

Tickets are $100 each or 2 for $175, 3 for $250, 4 for $325, or 5 for $400

Please make cheques payable to: CSPA

DISMISSAL OF STUDENTS ON JUNE 12TH

For your child’s safety, we must know how each student will be picked up on June 12th.

Please be sure to fill out the sheet attached and return to your child’s teacher.

Wristbands will be given out to the students by their teacher, so please make sure to pre-order.

*Free tuition is only applicable for Crestwood School (not Preparatory College) for the 2018/2019 school year.

**Prizes not redeemable for cash but are transferable to any Crestwood Family.

Draw occurring on Tuesday June 12th, 2018, attendance not mandatory to claim prize.

See you at Family Fun Day!

Please feel free to contact cspa@crestwood.on.ca with any questions or concerns.

 

 

May 22nd, 2018

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

The Crestwood Junior Track and Field Team participated in a meet at St. Andrew’s College on Monday this week.  We competed in events against 700 other students from different schools.  Our athletes ran an 80 meter dash, a 400 meter race and  an 800 meter run as well as hurdles.  Discus, javelin, shot-put, standing long jumps, triple jump, and high jumps were the field events that were set up for all the athletes.  Congratulations to our 17 competitors from Crestwood:  Angus, Sebastian, Soledad, Azure, Ben, Jayin, Zidan, Aidan, Oliver, Max, Kevin, Noah, Tyler, Christopher, Ben, Kanmi, Cohen. The championship meet takes place on Tuesday, May 22 at Birchmount Stadium.  Go Crestwood Go!

-Angus MacKay and Mrs. Georgiou

May 17th, 2018

Posted In: Lower School

Our Teachers Appreciation lunch is Thursday, June 7th.

We are looking for a few delicious desserts to serve our ever so deserving teachers after their catered lunch.

If you wish to contribute a nut free dessert, please let the CSPA know by contacting melaniemorel@outlook.com

Please deliver it Thursday, June 7th to music room in atrium or front office complete with a description label and it’s wonderful creator!

Thank you in advance.

-CSPA

May 17th, 2018

Posted In: Lower School

Dear Parents,

Crestwood School’s Grades 4-6 Music Program, along with the Primary and Junior Choir’s, would like to invite you to attend the Spring Concert, which will be held on Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. All performers are expected to arrive by 6:40 p.m.

Please join us for this special event, which will take place at the Toronto Centre for the Arts. You can order your tickets in advance by completing and returning to the school the attached form with your cheque (payable to Crestwood School) by Friday, June 1st. Tickets are $20 each through the school until June 1st and at the theatre box office after June 1st. Performers do not need tickets.

This concert is an important component of the music program, and the children have been practising hard to make this concert a success. We seek your cooperation in preparing for this event. Each child’s participation is an integral part of the group performance. We cannot stress enough the importance of having all students attend this event. If you anticipate a problem with attendance that cannot be resolved, please inform us, in writing, by Wednesday, May 23rd.

All students who are participating in the concert are required to wear the full school uniform, including a tie (grades 4-6), dress shirt (long or short sleeves), and black dress shoes.

All students are required to stay for the duration of the concert.  As audience members, we ask that you encourage the students’ efforts by staying for the duration, as well.

Please note that there is no videotaping or photography permitted in the theatre.

We will be travelling by bus to the theatre in the morning of Wednesday, June 6th for a rehearsal. Please complete the attached permission form.

We thank you in advance for your cooperation and we look forward to a wonderful concert to celebrate our students’ hard work and success!

Yours sincerely,

-Kathleen Davies and Ahbra Mink

May 17th, 2018

Posted In: Lower School

Our summer “Baskets of Fun” donations are coming along great. Please bring in any/all items ASAP. We would like to begin wrapping them up first thing next week.

This initiative is in support of the CSPA in purchasing 2 new play structures for our school. The baskets will be auctioned off at Fun Fair!

Thank you.

-CSPA

May 17th, 2018

Posted In: Lower School

On Friday, 6A and 6B ventured out to the Apple store at the Eaton Centre. There we created posters in their program “Elevating Ideas into Action”.  Our posters focused on the devastating problems surrounding child labour and what we, as Canadians, can do to help these children preserve their childhoods.  Our students used the programs Pages and Procreate to create informative and creative messages for their readers.  The staff at the Apple store was very welcoming, informative and helpful.  Our students left with new knowledge, a personalized certificate and a USB/bracelet.  What fun we had!

-A. Woodruff

May 11th, 2018

Posted In: Lower School

What a beautiful day for a track meet for the Grade 3’s. We all walked up to TFS for a friendly meet against Crescent, Bayview Glen, The York School and TFS. Our grade 3 athletes rotated through 9 stations of track and field events. Running events included hurdles, relay races, long distance and sprints. Crestwood students also enjoyed shot put, discus, triple jump, and running long jumps. Congratulations to our 10 competing athletes: Dara, Callum, Newman, Angus, Sebastian, Mahdi, Aydin, Sarah, Kendall, and Megan.

May 11th, 2018

Posted In: Lower School

Crestwood School’s Musical Theatre students have been working extremely hard to put on the BEST GREASE YET! This production is for all Crestwood students, families, and friends so please pass on the word to any and all theatre enthusiasts. We hope you can join us for this “Must See Show” on Thursday, May 17th @ Ryerson Theatre.

For all ticket information please contact michele.taub@crestwood.on.ca

Also available by phone at (416) 444-5858

May 10th, 2018

Posted In: Lower School

Crestwood’s junior track team traveled to the Pan Am Stadium at York University on Wednesday to participate in their second meet of the season. Even though we didn’t have all our team members, it was a gorgeous day to compete. All athletes showed their best effort at each of the events and we are very proud of their achievements!

Looking forward to our next meet on Monday, May 14th at St. Andrew’s College.

-A. Fuller

 

May 10th, 2018

Posted In: Lower School

2A and 2B have been working tirelessly to put together their musical, Making The Band. Their hard work truly paid off as they brought the house down with classics like Twist and Shout and Livin’ On a Prayer.  Making The Band is a musical that begins in a mechanic’s garage and ends with a killer garage band.  The students looked and sounded amazing.  Congratulations grade 2 – you really are rock stars!

Also a huge thank you to the Art Committee and guest artists who dutifully completed the backdrops for this production. The backdrop looked awesome! You are all STARS!

-A. Mink

 

 

May 10th, 2018

Posted In: Lower School

The Grade four classes travelled back in time to the Middle Ages on Wednesday. There they learned about the Code of Chivalry, feasted on poultry, mash and ale (Pepsi) and took in all of the sights, sounds and smells of Medieval culture. During the jousting tournament, Crestwood’s black and white knight valiantly competed but was defeated in the final battle. The students had a blast and are excited to learn more about Medieval Times in the coming weeks!

-J. Amar

May 10th, 2018

Posted In: Lower School

On Tuesday, the Eco-Team had a guest speaker from our very own school community: Ms. Davies! Not only is she a fantastic music teacher, she is a beekeeper! She taught our team about the big job of little pollinators! We explored the importance of pollinators for plants, animals and humans! We discussed threats they encounter and we learned what we can all do to help our little friends! Next week, the Eco-Team will plant some pollinator-friendly plants. We hope to “bee” the change! A big thank you to Ms. Davies for sharing her time and expertise!

-K. Patton

 

May 10th, 2018

Posted In: Lower School

The Grade 5 students had an incredible opportunity this morning to hear from Dave Hayles, the operations coordinator at Grand Valley Wind Farms, about the process of constructing, operating and managing a wind farm. Students enjoyed seeing pictures of the construction process and were amazed to hear the amount of time, effort and money that goes into constructing wind turbines. Dave also set up a model wind turbine, and students had the chance to try on the heavy harnesses used when climbing to the top of the turbines. To cap off the presentation, students were lucky enough to receive Grand Valley Wind Farms T-shirts and foam cut-outs for the students to create their own model turbines. A special thank you to Yuri and Katya, Ksenia’s parents, for organizing this unique experience for the students. Both teachers and students thoroughly enjoyed the presentation and learned a great deal!

-A. Fuller

May 4th, 2018

Posted In: Lower School

Congrats to our Crestwood community on your excellent turnout for our Curriculum Share/Art Auction evenings. Between both nights were able to raise close to $7000 by auctioning off class art pieces. All monies will be used to pay for our new Junior playground as well as upgrades to our current Primary play area. Your support of these important school events does not go unnoticed and is much appreciated.

May 4th, 2018

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

On Tuesday, Grade 3A and 3B were greeted warmly by the staff at the Eaton Centre Apple Store.  Our instructors provided us with a lesson on Keynote Presentations and how we can use this tool to create interactive stories.  We used I-Pads to type in some funny, wacky weather stories and then added both animations and illustrations to our work.  The Apple Instructors showed us how to build in some fun transitions as well.  As we were leaving, we were given some wonderful surprises: USB Keys with our saved work, a certificate of workshop completion, and a magnetic Apple pin that we displayed proudly for the rest of the day.

-P. Georgiou

May 4th, 2018

Posted In: Lower School

A huge thank you to all parents who came out to support our Used Uniform Sale this week, it was a huge success.  Special thanks to Linda Fata-Glover for having run the uniform sale for us this year and her team of parent volunteers!!!  We are looking forward to next year when Somayeh Walton will be taking over.

May 4th, 2018

Posted In: Lower School

On Saturday April 28th, nine Crestwood students participated in the Junior Science Olympics at Crescent School.  The students competed in engineering challenges like the Marshmallow Tower, Egg Drop, Wall Run, Tin Foil Boats, Bridge Building, Marble Ramp, Laser Maze, and many others.  These students worked hard, had fun, showed stellar team work, and demonstrated great sportsmanship.  We are so proud of Soledad, Nicole, and William in Grade 4, Jared, Robbie, and Rex in Grade 5, and Farnood, Colin, and Quinn in Grade 6.  An extra congratulations to the Grade 5’s for placing first in their age group and the Grade 6’s for placing third!  Well done, Crestwood!

-S. Suckstorff

April 30th, 2018

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

Dear Parents
Dr Alan “Woody” Berzen will be returning to Crestwood School to talk to our parents about “Effective Parenting”.
Please join us on Tuesday, May 8th at 7pm in the library.
Please RSVP to Michele Taub or Grace Cruz.  (michele.taub@crestwood.on.ca or grace.cruz@crestwood.on.ca) LIMITED SPACE.
Thank you
-Joy Badler

April 27th, 2018

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

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