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.
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!
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!
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
Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 from 3:30pm to 7:00pm
NEW ATTRACTIONS, activities, silent auction and delicious food! Bring your family and friends!
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)
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!
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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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Please deliver it Thursday, June 7th to music room in atrium or front office complete with a description label and it’s wonderful creator!
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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!
-Kathleen Davies and Ahbra Mink
Summer “Baskets of Fun” has been launched. Help support CSPA in purchasing 2 new play structures for our school. Kindly donate a new item to your class basket theme. The baskets will be auctioned off at Fun Fair!
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!
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.
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.
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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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Grade 3 had a great day with Jacqui Burke, artistic director of Jaybird Productions! Through games and fun exercises they were able to gain a deeper understanding of their characters and what it means to truly be a performer. Jacqui brought with her an arsenal of theatre arts activities and techniques to reinforce the essence of play within theatre. These students are working hard on their upcoming performance on Seussical on May 24th and had an incredible time creating a strong interior reality to help create the world of Dr. Seuss for their audience!
Read, read, and more reading…all of our students have been busily reading books and raising funds for the MS Read-A-Thon. Since it’s inception in 1977, students across Canada have read millions of books and raised millions of dollars in support of the MS Society’s work to fund multiple sclerosis research and provide programs and services to individuals with MS and their families. At Crestwood School we take great pride in being able to give back and help others. Please be sure to return all forms and pledges on Monday, April 30th.
It’s Spring and everything beginning to bloom. On Tuesday, the Grade 3’s went to the Toronto Botanical Gardens to check out the growth and changes that are happening with the plants in our community. We noticed that plants come in all shapes, sizes and colours as we hiked through the Wilket Creek ravine. We spent an afternoon, studying the life cycle of the forest as we participated in fun, interactive activities to learn about the needs of plants. Then we headed up to the garden to meet decomposers and to plant vegetable seeds in the community garden. All of the vegetables that grow in the garden are donated to the Toronto Food Bank. We encourage everyone to check out the fascinating sights at the Toronto Botanical Gardens at Edwards Gardens.
All of the Grade 3 student’s became pedologists this week as we investigated the importance and the make up of soil. A pedologist is a soil scientist and boy, did we get our hands dirty with soil and wriggly creatures. We learned that good, rich soil is made up of organic matter and plenty of nutrients. We ran experiments through different soil types and investigated why plants need healthy soil in order to grow. Through different centres, we explored erosion, made soil profiles, and learned how to identify sand, clay, and loam. Our Grade 3 pedologists also handled some earthy creatures such as worms and beetles. We came to the conclusion that these little critters are friends of the soil and help to create a wonderful environment for the plants growing in our world.
The Crestwood Ball Hockey League will launch on Tuesday, April 24th at lunch recess. We held a short meeting today to see how many players were interested and ended up with close to twenty boys and girls. Each player is asked to bring in their helmet, stick and gloves in order to protect themselves during games. The CBHL has been running for over 5 years now and focuses on participation, competition, and primarily fun. We will see everyone on Tuesday.
The message was loud and clear in this morning’s all school assembly. Each and every one of us can and needs to do more in order to protect and sustain the planet on which we live each day. The grade 5 classes did an excellent job in conveying to their audience that the current issues of pollution, deforestation, climate change and endangered animals are all linked and must be acted upon immediately. We finished up the assembly with a “Trashion Show”. Congrats to our eco-team and all of the grade 5 students for the hard work put into this entertaining and educational assembly.
Congratulations to both Selene Wen and Judy Zeng on being selected as Crestwood School’s Artist of Month.
Hello, my name is Judy Zeng. I am 10 years old and I am in 6C. My homeroom teacher is Mrs. Krashinsky. My favourite classes are Language, P.E., Math, Science and Art. I play the piano and clarinet. My hobby is drawing. I draw different characters (ex. anime), things (ex. still life), paintings (ex. watercolour or regular paint), pastel colouring (ex. oil pastels) and some imaginative creatures (ex. dragons, phoenixes…)
My name is Selene Wen. I am in class 6C. My favourite colour is blue,, silver, black and white. My favourite classes are Art, Math and Gym. I draw random stuff a lot. I use pencil to draw a lot of different things in cartoon styles. I am in the choir as well as the girl’s basketball and volleyball teams this year.
It was an excellent day for Crestwood’s Track and Field team yesterday. The team participated in 50m sprint, 200m dash, hurdles, javelin, high jump, long jump, and more. Congratulations to all the runners at yesterday’s meet, as they truly did their best. The U10 relay team came 2nd place. Congratulations to Grade 4 students, Aidan Tatuch, Jayin Vohra, Ben Perenbroom, and Daniel Hayeems. Give those students a round of applause. In the U11, we had a mix of U10s and 11s. They came last unfortunately but amazingly faced all U12 runners! It wasn’t very fair, but the U10 and 11 runners did just as well with Oliver starting the relay and Max ending it. Remember, first isn’t the goal. The goal is to have fun, participate and compete. Congratulate Gr 4 students, Oliver and Max Turnbull, and Gr 5 students, Noah Kassam and Tyler Elwood! In the U12 race, there was another mix! They tied first, with Kamni starting the relay and Christopher ending it! The final congrats are to Gr 6 students, Kamni Akodi, Coen Rocha and Ben Aspden, and in grade 5, to Christopher Bar. Another round of applause! In the other races and activities, everyone did a superb job. But also big thanks to Coaches Fuller, Brenzel, Kanfi, and Davies who helped because we could not have done it without you.
-Gr.5 student Christopher Bar