Roll Into Summer was a great success! Click here for an update on the evenings events, as well as information on the Crestwood Preparatory College Scholarship Foundation.
The final Crestword of the 2015-2016 school year is here!
Click for photos of the beautiful ceremony. Thank you to all the friends and family members who joined the CPC community to celebrate the 2016 graduates. Click here for the evenings program.
Click for pictures from the evening, as well as the program. Thank you to our hard-working grade 8 graduates, as well as all the family who came out to support them!
2004 Crestwood Preparatory College alumni Danielle Da Silva will deliver the Grade 12 Graduation message this year. Danielle is an inspiring photographer, who has been nominated for the 2016 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Award. Read more about Danielle and how CPC shaped her, in this article written by the National Post. We can’t wait to see Danielle back in the CPC gym on June 23rd!
Is your child graduating this year? Did they grow a foot since September? If so, why not donate your child’s unwanted uniform items to the Uniform Store! The PA is requesting that any gently worn uniform items be dropped off outside of Mane Essentials on Exam Check Day (Monday, June 20th).
The Crestwood Preparatory College documents page has been updated to include the 2016-2017 School Calendar, the 2016-2017 Booklist, and the summer hours for the Uniform Shop.
If you would like to access any of this information please click on the following link.
The booklist is available on the school website under the documents tab (here). Please refer to this list when purchasing and selling used books for any changes.
Sign up for Basketball Camp now! You can register for individuals weeks, or become an expert and sign up for all four!
Exams run in two sessions a day, AM and PM. The students will need to be in proper spring uniform to write their exams. When a student is not writing an exam they do not need to be at school. If students need a place to study before an exam, the Cafeteria will be open for the entire exam period.
Exam times vary based on the grade level of the exam.
Grades 7, 8, 9 and 10 write for 1.5 hours
Grades 11 and 12 write for 2 hours
All students must stay for the entire duration of their regularly scheduled exam time.
Students may come to see each of their teachers in their classes to go over their Final Examination during this time. Only Final Exam marks will be available to the students as Final Grades will not be completed at that point. There is no set schedule for the day but teachers and exams will not be available after 12:00 p.m.
This is an opportunity for parents/students to privately sell their used textbooks to other families for next year. This will take place in the cafeteria.
Alpha Textbook will be in the Cafeteria to purchase back used books. Alpha offers families an additional 10% credit/refund at the school, than what they get in the store. That means that families get up to 50% back on the price of the used textbook at the school. Also selling early improves chances that Alpha is taking the book back – sometimes they have too much stock at the end of summer and they can’t take any more in.
On Wednesday June 22nd, 2016 our Grade 8 Graduation will be held in the gymnasium starting at 5:00 pm. Gym doors will open at 4:15 and seating is on a first come basis. The ceremony will last until approximately 6:00 pm and will be followed by light refreshments. Students are to be wearing their full uniform and are to arrive at the school by 4:30 pm. You should have received a formal invitation in the mail and are asked to RSVP to Mrs. Nicole Gironda at email@example.com so that all arrangements can be made. There is no limit to the number of guests you are allowed to bring to the ceremony and we hope everyone will be able to join us to recognize the accomplishments of the Grade 8 Class of 2016.
On Thursday June 23rd, 2016 our Grade 12 Graduation will be held in the gymnasium starting at 5:00 pm. Gym doors will open at 4:15 and seating is on a first come basis. The ceremony will last until approximately 6:15 pm and will be followed by light refreshments. Students are to be dressed for this formal occasion (males – shirt & tie and females – dress or skirt) and will be wearing Graduation gowns for the ceremony. All students are to arrive at the school by 4:15 pm. There is no limit to the number of guests you are allowed to bring to the ceremony and we hope everyone will be able to join us to recognize the accomplishments of the Grade 12 Class of 2016. You should have received a formal invitation and response card in the mail. If you have not already done so, please RSVP ASAP.
Our final Sports Update–Junior Girls Soccer, U14 and Senior Boys Rugby!
Junior Girls Soccer
This past Saturday, the Junior Girls’ Soccer team competed in the season ending finals. The team’s first opponents were from SML who they narrowly defeated during the regular season so we knew that it was going to be a tough game. Our girls started out playing cautiously in order to get a sense of the opposition. But as they game wore on, we started to make more and more plays. The precision passing by Jahnai and Saara lead to some excellent chances by Julia, Sacha, and Angelina. In the end, we won the game 3-2 and were now heading into the finals.
With the temperature outside feeling like a scorching 40 degrees Celsius, we were facing SJK who were our toughest rivals from the regular season. Once again the game started out with both teams playing carefully and not taking many chances. Unfortunately, SJK was able to capitalize on the only two chances they had all first half to build a 2-0 lead. We attempted to make some strategic changes in order to turn the game around in the second half, but the extreme heat and the solid play by SJK prevented us from breaking through. The girl’s did earn second place and the silver medal.
Mrs. Williams and Mr. Podlovics are very proud of the overall results and the incredible effort every player put into this season. The next few years of girls’ soccer looks extremely promising. Not only did the players we expected to play well do just that, but a few players who were very inexperienced came to the forefront of the team and showed their incredible potential. Congratulations on the amazing season!
U14 Boys Rugby
On Friday, the U14 Boys Rugby team travelled to CDS to participate in the playoffs. The team came in with high expectations and went up against the host team in their first game. Cheered on by the home crowd, CDS prevailed by a score of 4-3 after a late game try.
After the initial disappointment of losing their first game, the U14 boys rebounded to win their next three games by a combined score of 13-7 to take home the Bronze Medal. Adam Bounsall, Callum Braund, Jonas Weissland and Jacob Hanning scored tries for the team and Forrest Lin, Armin Selzner, Amir Rafati, Cameron Frank, Jet Lam and Mateo Licata came up with more than a few big tackles.
Congratulations to the U14 Boys Rugby team on a fantastic season! Your determination, commitment and effort made all of those at CPC and within the rugby program proud.
Senior Boys Rugby
Congratulations once again to the Senior Boys rugby team who captured the CISAA Rugby 7’s championships last week! The boys began the day with a semi-final win over Albert College by a score of 5-0. This moved them on to the championship game against Pickering College. This was a back and forth battle between both teams, but Crestwood’s speed and team defense lead the boys to a 15-12 victory! Mrs. Newton and Mr. Pagano would like to thank the entire team for all their hard work and dedication throughout the season. Congratulations to our graduating seniors – Andrew Gdanski, Luca Letteri, Rohan Narayanan, Aidan Reilly and Liam Wilkinson. As well we look forward to a three-peat with our returning seniors – Brandon Baijnauth, Braden Harris, Justin Lim, Chris Sanders, Artie Shlykov, Mert Tutcu, and Aren Karshafian. Congratulations on a fantastic season!
To commemorate the deadline of Grade 12 students accepting offers to Universities or Colleges, a Grub Day was held on Wednesday. It was great to see students wearing their new school colours, and excitedly talking about what next year holds. We wish our graduating students all the best, as they head to University, College, new cities, internships, or the workplace!
What a great night on the Empress of Canada Cruise Ship! Click for the night’s winners and pictures!
Click here to see a complete list of the winners.
This week, were able to honour the students who were involved in clubs, bands, and counsels. Click to find out the winners and see pictures!
Click here for the full list of Co-Curricular award winners.
Click here for the full list of “Century Club” Winners.
Crestwood Preparatory College named well-known Toronto basketball coach Ro Russell Head Coach of their Senior Boys Basketball program and Coordinator for Basketball. As Basketball Coordinator, Russell will be responsible for overseeing player and program development. Russell will begin coaching the Lions in the fall of 2016 and will look to field a strong, competitive team to compete in The Conference of Independent Schools of Ontario (CISAA). Throughout the season, Russell’s team will also be competing in various U.S showcases and exhibition games to gain experience and play against elite competition south of the border. Additional initiatives will include March Break and Summer camps commencing in June 2016.
In 1990, Russell pioneered Canadian basketball with the formation of his organization Grassroots Canada Elite. Grassroots Canada has fielded many of Canada’s top professional players, such as the Cleveland Cavalier’s Tristan Thompson, Toronto Raptors Cory Joseph, Minnesota Timberwolves Andrew Wiggins, Dallas Maverick’s Dwight Powell, and the Philadelphia 76ers’ Nik Stauskas. In 2008, his Grassroots Canada team became the first Canadian organization to win a Major AAU tournament in the Las Vegas Super ’64 Tournament.
Russell has played an instrumental role in Canadian basketball community. To date, he has aided over 400 high school female and male athletes secure basketball scholarships to over 100 schools in North America.
In a statement released following his appointment Russell stated, “I am extremely pleased to accept this position, and would like to thank the Administration at Crestwood Vince Pagano, Phil Santomero, Dave Hecock and Lisa Newton and the rest of the Crestwood family in their support throughout this process. I am confident that my staff and I will provide the leadership, guidance, and management necessary to help develop Crestwood into a Canadian basketball powerhouse in the near future”.
What a great week for our sports teams! Click for pictures, updates, and to see who won a CISAA Championship banner!
Senior Boys Rugby
Congratulations to the Senior Boys rugby team who captured the CISAA Rugby 7’s Championships on Wednesday! The boys began the day with a semi-final win over Albert College by a score of 5-0. This moved them on to the championship game against Pickering College. This was a back and forth battle between the teams, but Crestwood’s speed and team defense lead the boys to a 15-12 victory! Mrs. Newton and Mr. Pagano would like to thank the entire team for all their hard work and dedication throughout the season. Congratulations to our graduating seniors – Andrew Gdanski, Luca Letteri, Rohan Narayanan, Aidan Reilly and Liam Wilkinson. As well we look forward to a three-peat with our returning seniors – Brandon Baijnauth, Braden Harris, Justin Lim, Chris Sanders, Artie Shlykov, Mert Tutcu, and Aren Karshafian.
U14 Track and Field
On Wednesday, the U14 Track and Field team competed at the CISAA Championship meet at York University.
Congratulations to Sarah Zhang, Zach Halpern and Ryan Ross for surviving in the heat and achieving personal best times in their events!
Varsity Track and Field
On Thursday,, two track and field athletes represented CPC at Birchmount Stadium, for the Track and Field Metro Championships. Congratulations to Jahnai Brown and Derek Boecker, who qualified for this meet at the CISAA Championships just a couple of weeks ago.
Jahnai balanced two events at the same time, running back and forth between triple jump and shotput. Derek was able to concentrate on his sole event of long jump, and was only 10 cm away from competing in the second round.
Great job to both athletes for making it to this level of competition!
Varsity Boys Softball
The Varsity Boys Softball team completed their season on Wednesday with a tournament in Richmond Hill.
In the first game against Appleby, the boys were down 9-6 heading into the final inning, after a slow start to the game where their bats were not clicking. The team erupted for 10 runs in the final inning, however, and were able to hold on for a thrilling 16-13 come-from-behind win that was capped by a Grand Slam from David McCall.
In the second game against Lakefield, the boys again got off to a slow start, and were down 9-0 after two innings. Again the team came back, and were able to tie the game 12-12 heading into the bottom of the final inning. Unfortunately, with no margin for error, the team surrendered a final run, and lost a very tight game 13-12, to even their record for the day at 1-1.
Thank you to the team for the spirited effort!
Yesterday, the Junior and Senior Badminton players participated in the CISAA Badminton Championship at Crescent school and at the Pan Am Centre in Markham.
Congratulations to Gavin Wei who won first place in his category, Boys Single, and won a gold medal.
Coach Doherty and Young would like to thank all the Junior and Senior Badminton players!
Grade 12s, click to learn more about important dates for university!
Wednesday June 1st- Deadline to accept an offer of admission from an Ontario university via the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC).
Wednesday June 1st- The deadline to submit a residence application and deposit for many Ontario universities in order to guarantee a spot in residence.
Emmanuel was a stellar student at CPC from 2011 to 2014. He was a straight “A” student while at CPC, as well as a wonderful soccer player. In the autumn of 2014, Emmanuel was offered a position on a first division Greek soccer squad, and Emmanuel became, I think, the nicest, most gentlemanly professional soccer player in the entire world.
He is back in Toronto for a bit of a “rest”. The rest will end when the Canadian
“Under 20” National Soccer Team visits Costa Rica for two “friendlies” later in the summer.
Emmanuel continues to impress everyone around him in everything that he does. We are very proud of him and wish him well.
Let’s make a graduate’s dream come true!
Now that the Prom is over, don’t let your formal wear go to waste by just sitting in your closet. Help make someone else’s prom the best night of their life.
Inside the Dream is a not-for profit organization that collects gently used formal wear to help other senior students achieve their prom dreams.
Please donate your formal, wear such as suits, ties, shirts, dresses, and shoes. All donated items can be brought to room 107 at any time until the end of the year.
If you have any questions please contact Ms Belanger, or Mr. Hawkins or Mme Doherty.
Click for great photos from this event!
This afternoon, the Student Government (along with Mr. Rachlis and Mr. Scott) organized a school-wide event to help wrap up and celebrate another successful school year. It began with an assembly where some of our CPC students were hypnotized! Some of our students were more susceptible to this than others, and it was very amusing to watch! Students were convinced they were a great rock star, a superhero, and even that Justin Bieber was in the room!
Following this mind-bending experience, the students had a delicious lunch outside, and had the opportunity to participate in many fun games and activities. The dunk tank, inflatable bouncy castle, human foosball, jousting arena, and pie in the face, were just a few of the activities!
It was a fun afternoon–thanks to everyone involved!
Click for great pictures from Prom!
Last Friday, Grade 12 students headed to the Bayview Golf and Country Club for their Prom. It was a wonderful evening, filled with great food, fun awards, dancing, beautiful young ladies, and handsome young gentleman. The Grade 12s were great ambassadors of Crestwood, and an amazing time was had by both students and teachers!
Thank you to everyone involved in making Prom such a success!
￼The Crestwood Parent Association will be holding a Used Uniform Sale on Tuesday, May 31st from 3:30-5:00pm. While this sale is primarily geared towards new students, all parents are welcome to come and shop. The sale will take place in the school cafeteria.
In the meantime, we are looking for donations of gently used, clean uniform pieces. They can be dropped off in the office.
Thank you in advance!
Click for pictures and the Sports Schedule!
U14 Girls Soccer
The U14 soccer girls closed out their season Wednesday afternoon against Trafalgar Castle. Undaunted by the 6-1 scoreline in Trafalgar’s favor, the girls played some inspired soccer and had fun doing so. Their lone goal came courtesy of Ella Rival who slotted a shot by the surprised Trafalgar keeper.
Miss Watson and Mr. De Franco would like to thank the girls for their commitment and hard work, along with Mrs. Newton for her administrative support.
Junior Girls Soccer
On Monday, the Junior Girls Soccer Team played their last regular season game against SJK. It was a chilly and wet day for soccer, but the girls did their best to battle both their opponents and the crazy weather. The game was a bit sloppy with both sides making many mistakes. But thanks to the strong goaltending of Alexa Gibson and the shutdown defence of Jahnai Brown limited SJK to 2 goals. Julia Lee was our playmaker in this game as she set up Angelina Audette for 2 goals. In the end, the game was tied 2-2. This tie secured Crestwood with 1st place and we will get the chance to host the championships next week.
U14 Track and Field
Congratulations to the U14 Track and Field team for their great performance at the track meet yesterday at St. Andrews. Special mention to Ryan Ross on his great 100 meter dash and to Zach Halpern for his excellent 800 meter run. Well Done everyone!
Yesterday, the U14 Boys Rugby team hosted their final regular season tournament of the year. Beginning the day with the knowledge that a win would send them to the playoffs, they came out to a quick start against Royal St. George’s. Led by the long runs of Jonas Weissland and Armin Selzner and the tackling prowess of Callum Braund and Adam Bounsall, the U14 team beat Royal St George’s by a score of 26-5.
In the day’s final game, the U14 boys faced off against Toronto French. In what would be a grudge match for both teams, Crestwood kept the game close throughout the first half, down at the break by a score of 14-5. While the U14 boys were unable to prevail, they demonstrated huge improvements and came away feeling confident of their chances in the playoffs. Special shout outs to Jacob Hanning, Cameron Frank and Forrest Lin for some hard fought play throughout the day.
Senior Boys Rugby
Check out some great shots from the game at Rosseau Lake College this week! On Wednesday, May 25th, CPC will be hosting the CISAA Championships. Come out and support your Lions!