Monday | March 18, 2019

As a part of our character education for February – Acceptance – Wednesday, February 27th will be pink shirt day, a day about standing up to bullying!  Students will be able to order pink shirt day t-shirts, which cost $12 and come in youth and adult sizes.  If you would like to order one please see Ms. Newton, the deadline to order will be Wednesday February 13th.

February 8th, 2019

Posted In: Upper School

Basketball

The U14 Boys Basketball team played in a exciting game vs St. Michael’s College. The boys came out with a bang, that was generated by great full court pressure that led to easy transition opportunities.  The St. Michael’s Boys went on a mini run of their own but our boys were able to weather the storm and go on a 13-2 run in the second quarter, which sent them into halftime with a score of 39-26 for the Lions.  The boys continued to play great defence throughout the second half, which helped propel them to a 73-47 victory over St Michael’s.  The Lions were led by Mikkel Tyne’s 29 points and Marcus Green’s 10 .  The Lions also had great contributions from Kyle Little, Jack Wu and Ted Grant who provided some scoring and stellar defence. The U14 Boys hold a 5-0 record and hope to continue their success throughout the remainder of the season.

The Crestwood Junior Boys D1 Basketball team picked up their 9th CISAA victory of the year with a 73-34 victory over Upper Canada College. The Lions came out roaring to an 11-0 lead and led 38 to 21 at the half. The 2nd half was even more impressive as the Lions out-scored UCC by a score of 35 to 13.  Caiden Oshinowo was hot from deep, hitting four 3-pointers on his way to a game-high 14 points. Kailon Nicholls added 12, while our trio of posts:  Hayden John, Chadwell Knight-Seucharan, and Liam MacInnis combined for 17 points. Elijah Fisher and Matai Baptiste each pitched in 8 points in limited minutes. The Crestwood Juniors have only two CISAA games remaining before playoffs, and they will take on UCC again in a road contest on Tuesday afternoon.

Thursday night the Junior Boys DII basketball team completed their season at home against Greenwood College.  Greenwood College started well and quickly built an imposing lead. However, Crestwood never gave up and battled back to within 8pts at half time, to trail 28-20.  In the second half, the ball just wouldn’t go in for Crestwood and a few mistakes lead to Greenwood extending their advantage and eventually winning 63-38. Many of the team had their best game of the season, and showed that their hard work in practice is paying off. Rocky Wang continued his great season to lead all scorers with 19pts and managed to score in double digits every game this season. Rohin Juneja also had a strong game for the Lions scoring 7pts. Mr Manners is proud of the character, improvement, and togetherness you have all shown this year.

               

Curling

The U-14 Curling team took to the ice on Monday afternoon at The Donalda Club against Toronto Montessori School.  It was a tight game, with teams exchanging single points through the first few ends.  Down one with last rock in the final end, TMS scored two points to secure a 3-2 win.

Our Open Curling team played an intense roller-coaster of a game against TFS Monday.  After losing 3 points in the second end, we fought back with our own 3 points in the 3rd end, and then traded points for the rest of the game. Both teams fought hard and were in it right until the final skip’s stones in the final end. With pressure running high, we had the stone positions we needed and came within one shot of stealing the needed points in the final end, but had to settle for a loss.  Special mention goes to Lyndsay’s improving line calling and everyone’s good shots and excellent sweeping in the second half which placed our stones where they needed to be. Nice work, team!

The Varsity Boys and Open Curling teams travelled to Donalda Club Thursday for a pair of games against the squads from Bayview Glen.  The Open team fell behind in the first end, but roared back- led by great play on the front end by Yuka Fan and Cindy Wang with a huge 4 point 2nd end. Skip Lyndsay McCulloch and Vice Peter Gelgor both played their best game of the season, and some solid work by Sophia Ren as a second half substitution, helped seal a big win for the Open squad.  The Boys’ team fell behind by 6 after their first three ends, but the boys played hard and did not give up. While victory was ultimately out of reach, the boys had a great 2nd half- including a massive 4 point 5th end. Special shout out to Oliver Smith, who was a model of consistency and accuracy at lead.  Both the Boys and Open teams will be in action next Monday and Wednesday as they fight for playoffs spots.

Volleyball

On Monday, the Senior Girls’ Volleyball team travelled to Trafalgar Castle for a tri-meet.  In their first game against a strong team from Trafalgar, the girls played their best team game and dominated the opposition winning in two straight sets.  In the second game, we faced off against the top team in the league from TMS.  Although we lost this game, the gap between our team and TMS is now much closer than during our last encounter.  The ladies head off to Rosseau College today to take part in another tri-meet.

The Senior Girls’ Volleyball team travelled to Rosseau Lake College Tuesday for a double header. The team started off slow, but managed to win the first game against RLC 2 sets to 1. In a much improved effort, the girls beat TRAF in the second game in straight sets. Special mention goes to Faith for her pinpoint sets, Willa and Rebecca for their incredible serves, Sophia, Audrey and Sydney for their intimidating attacks and Jadaia, Rachel and Marta for their great overall play. Well done ladies!

Swimming

The Varsity Swim Team had their final in-season meet Monday at the Markham Pan Am Centre. Great swims were seen all day, but a few deserve special recognition. Sam Douey broke 30 seconds in his 50 free, clocking in at 29.79. Derek Xu raced his first ever 100 IM, a very difficult event that not many attempt. Sydney Zuckerman dropped another 3 seconds in her 50 breaststroke, while Will Magan was sure to beat his brother’s 100 free time, racing it in a minute flat. Finally, there was a great duel in the pool between James Gillingham and Terry Wu during their 100 freestyle, with both boys dropping time from the last meet. Our Championship meet is on February 20th.

February 8th, 2019

Posted In: Upper School

 

January’s character education theme was compassion, so it was very meaningful to end the month with Mental Health Awareness Week. The stressors of school and an overwhelming schedule can put pressure on mental health so it is important to have a community that provides a support system on which to lean. Students are learning to recognize signs of stress and anxiety in themselves and others.  They are given tools to start meaningful, supportive conversations to build a sense of self and resilience to help manage life’s highs and lows.

Many activities took place at Crestwood this week for Mental Health and Awareness week.  Starting on Monday, students and teachers took the opportunity to de-stress, relax and embrace their creativity during an Art Mindfulness session. The goal of the session was for students to recognize how they are feeling through mindfulness and express those feelings with colours on paper.  

Unfortunately, due to the snowstorm on Tuesday, we had to cancel our Jack Talk that was scheduled for the whole school.  This talk focused on Mental Health Awareness, ending stigma, identifying warning signs, and methods and resources for helping those in need of support.  A rescheduled date will be announced as soon as it has been booked.

On Wednesday we had three very friendly dogs join our CPC family during both lunch hours.  Students were able to spend time socializing and relaxing with our furry friends and their other peers. The overall mental health benefits of this activity include lifting spirits and lessening depression, providing comfort, increasing socialization, and reducing anxieties and loneliness. Our students certainly took advantage of this by spending an hour with Babe, Butler, and Tessa!

On Thursday morning the Mental Health Committee made nutritional smoothies for CPC students before school started.  Loving yourself, or self-compassion, is so important to one’s mental health. There is nothing better for one’s state of mind than a healthy breakfast to start off your day.  

There are a few things that are important for all of us to recognize, not only during Mental Health Week, but throughout our daily lives.  It is important to be able to recognize within yourself when you are stressed or struggling, without becoming judgmental or over-reactive. In addition, always be compassionate, supportive and understanding towards others when they are experiencing a difficult time.  Ultimately, remember that everyone makes mistakes and experiences difficulties at some points in their lives. We are never alone!

 

          

          

          

February 1st, 2019

Posted In: Upper School

Come and celebrate Chinese New Year with us! Join us for good food, drinks and performances from CPC’s students.  Tickets can be purchased online at the Crestwood Store.

February 1st, 2019

Posted In: Upper School

Curling

The U-14 Curling team, led by skip Ally Sone, picked up their first win of the season Wednesday playing against Bayview Glen at the Donalda C.C..  In the fourth end, Ally was facing three Bayview counters with her first shot, but calmly drew to the four foot to lie shot.  After the Bayview skip peeled the rock out, Ally had to make the same shot again to score her point, which she did to take a two point lead that the team never relinquished, winning 5-3.  Special mention to Max Spillner, who played his best game of the year at the lead position, consistently putting the team in good position each end.  The team hits the ice again on Monday against Montcrest School.

Swimming

Congratulations to all swimmers who participated in Wednesday’s meet at the Markham Pan Am Centre. With even less swimmers than normal, CPC still had 13 personal best swims, and many that were just a few tenths off. Shout out goes to Terry Wu who swam a best time in his 50 free, and posted a very fast time for his first ever 100 free. Megan Pearlman swam great once again, posting times well under the OFSAA time standard. Sarah Douey had two great free races, dropping time in both of them. Our final in-season meet is next Tuesday, with the championships on February 20th!

Basketball

The Crestwood Junior Boys DI Basketball team won a tough road contest against Appleby College 69-61. The Lions had a hard time shaking Appleby, despite leading by double-digits several times throughout the game. Kailon Nicholls led the way with 27 points, while Matai Baptiste added 11 and Immanuel Oludele 10. Zack Graff earns player of the game honors with his tremendous effort, forcing 5 steals, and hitting a huge 3-pointer late in regulation.  The Crestwood Junior boys will be back in action at home against St. Andrew’s College this coming Monday. Tip-off is set for 3:30pm.

Volleyball

On Wednesday, the Senior Girls’ Volleyball team travelled to Belleville to play two matches.  In their first game against Albert College, the girls seemed very weary from the long bus ride and lost in straight sets.  In the second game, the girls faced a much stronger team from Hawthorne.  In a much improved effort, the girls pulled together behind the impressive serving from Audrey Melkoumov and the defence of Willa Easton to come away with a 2-1 victory.  With a record of 6 wins and 2 losses, the girls look to further improve their record as they play 4 games next week.

January 31st, 2019

Posted In: Upper School

PA Meeting – February 14
Please join us for our next PA meeting on Thursday, February 14 in the boardroom.  Coffee and muffins will be available at 8:30 a.m. and the meeting will start at 8:45 a.m.  Everyone is welcome!

January 31st, 2019

Posted In: Upper School

We heard our CPC Lions roar this week!!!  The Athletic Council put together another awesome spirit week again this year.  The week was filled with fun theme days, staff vs student challenges, senior CISAA games, and a great spirit rally to end the week.  Students could be seen walking the halls in PJ’s, Beach gear, Crestwood Spiritwear, LivWise gear, 70’s/80’s/90’s and futuristic wear and grade colours.

This week we also saw both our Senior Boys’ Basketball team and Senior Girls’ Volleyball team play in front of the entire school and they did not disappoint.  The Senior Boys’ Basketball team put on a show defeating Oakville Prep 107-72.  The Senior Girls’ Volleyball team started out strong against Pickering College winning the first two sets.  They then were narrowly defeated in the next 2 sets, setting up for an exciting 5th and final set.  Some great rallies between the two but ultimately it was our Lady Lions who brought home the victory!
We capped off an amazing week with a fantastic spirit assembly.  After enjoying some tunes played by our rock band the grades battled one another in various challenges.  Competitions include Crestwood Trivia, Karaoke, and Musical Chairs.  In the trivia challenge, those that didn’t know their Crestwood trivia ended up with numerous eggs over their heads!  The Karaoke challenge showed some great talent from rap to ballets, to Disney show tunes!
In the end, it was the Grade 11’s that won the colour war!!!  The Grade 11’s will be celebrating their victory with a grub day and a pizza lunch supplied by our Parents’ Association.  Not only is this a week of spirit and fun, but we also raised funds for the LivWise foundation.  Olivia Wise was a beloved student of Crestwood who lost her battle to cancer in Grade 10.  All funds collected this week go towards research for children’s cancers.  This year we are proud to announce that we raised $1300.00.  A big thank you to everyone involved in making this week an unforgettable one, the teachers and administration, the athletic council, and the students.  Also a big thank you to the Parents Association for their continued support of Spirit Week!
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               

January 25th, 2019

Posted In: Upper School

 Course Selection for 2019/2020 Academic Year
Students in grades 9, 10 and 11 will complete course selection online using the website www.careercruising.com. Students must then print off their course selection sheets directly from their career cruising account and submit the parent signed course selection sheet to Ms. Hann or Mr. Mitz in the guidance office by Wednesday February 14th.
Students in grades 7 and 8 will be given a course selection form by guidance that must be returned to Ms. Hann by Wednesday February 14th.
Course Selection for 2019/2020 Academic Year

Travel, Experiential Education and GAP Year Fair
Where: Royal St. George’s College
120 Howland Avenue (in Ketchum Hall)
When: Saturday, February 9th from 11am to 2pm
What: Open to students, parents and teachers.  This free event will help you explore volunteer and or unique learning opportunities overseas.  For more information, please contact Emma Totten at etotten@rsgc.on.ca
The University of King’s College Information Session 
Where: Where: Bloor/Gladstone Library – 1101 Bloor St. West, Toronto, ON (doors open at 6:30 pm)
When: Monday, February 18th  7-8 pm
This event is a great opportunity to learn about King’s programs, campus life, clubs, societies, athletics programs, and living in Halifax. Grade 12 students who attend the event are entitled to a free application to King’s in the month of February. Students can learn more or RSVP Online.   
UTM: Science Night for High School Students
Where: University of Toronto Mississauga
When: February 21st, 2019 6:30pm-9:00pm
What: High school students are invited to an educational, fun-filled, and cost-free evening to spend time in the labs with Chemists, Earth Scientists, and Physicists to perform university-level labs. For more information and registration, visit uoft.me/sciencenight2019

January 25th, 2019

Posted In: Upper School

Monday, Crestwood’s Kids Lit Quiz team competed in the Toronto Regional Heat at Allenby Public School against 45 other teams for one of two spots in the national championship this weekend.  Following a full year of training, the team showed off its literary loquacity and more than doubled the score earned by last year’s team, earning 74/100, only 10 points behind the first place team.

Mr. Jull and Mr. Manners would like to thank the entire team for their commitment and enthusiasm about children’s literature.  Thanks to graduating members Ted Grant, Haedan Schneider and James Castiglione, team captain Ally Sone, and student advisor and mentor Grace Geng.  Remember:  one book a week for 52 weeks until next year!

     

January 25th, 2019

Posted In: Upper School

Spirit Week Treats

The PA had a great time during Spirit Week.  A fantastic team of volunteers handed out donuts on Wednesday and popcorn on Thursday to students and staff attending the games.  It was nice to see everyone enjoying themselves.  A special thank you goes to Julie Dergal who did an outstanding job managing our Spirit Week initiatives.
     

PA Snacks in the boardroom – January 31

Please drop by the boardroom during the teachers’ dinner break (5:30 – 6:30 p.m.) on the first day of parent / teacher interviews, January 31.  Refreshments and snacks will be served.

January 25th, 2019

Posted In: Upper School

Hockey

Thursday, the U14 Hockey team faced off against UCC. Trailing 3-0 after the first, CPC was able to close it to 3-1 after the second period. Sean Doherty made it a one-goal game but UCC restored their 4-2 lead with just over 6 minutes left. With 2 minutes left, CPC on the power play and the goalie out, Anthony Cristoforo scores to make it a 4-3 game. CPC continued to fight hard until the end and that persistence paid off with 8 seconds left when Sean Doherty scored again, and capped off a 4 point day,  to complete the comeback and tie the game 4-4. Congratulations to the team on a great comeback.

               

               

Wednesday night the Varsity Hockey traveled to RSGC for what was going to a tight-knit battle, and it was.  CPC jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead but by the end of the 2nd period, RSGC was able to tie it up.  In the 3rd, CPC was sluggish and RSGC was able to capitalize one on a powerplay and take the lead.  With 7 minutes left in the game, CPC was able to score 2 quick goals and retake the lead, 4-3.  An empty-net goal by Christian Campanelli sealed the deal, CPC won 5-3.  Great play by all, especially Jayden Bennett who played a great game in net and to Michael Di Battista, Sam Li, Aaron Little, Mateo Rocha, and Christian Campanelli for all finding the back of the net. Next game takes place Feb 6 at home when we play RSGC in our last regular season game at home, come cheer us on.

               

               

Basketball

This past weekend our Senior Prep Girls traveled to Brooklyn, NY to participate in the Rose Classic Super Jam.   After a very tough game one which was a 2 point victory, our Lady Lions pulled their socks up winning the following 2 games by an average of 25 points.  Faith Joseph received the Scholar-Athlete Award, Tasha Lattimore received the Sportsmanship award, and Aaliyah Edwards was named MVP.

Wednesday night our Lady Lions traveled to Markham to take on a strong Bill Crothers team, who came out fired up.  After a slow start Crestwood found their rhythm, once they did that, there was no looking back.  At one point Crestwood saw the lead grow to more than 20 points.  The final score was 81-69.  Leading scorers were Tasha Lattimore with 23, Shayeann Day-Wilson with 20, and Aaliyah Edwards with 19. Our next game will be on our home floor this Saturday at 1:00 pm.

The Junior Boys’ D1 Basketball team defeated St. Michael’s College 70-55 in their lone Spirit Week game on Wednesday. The first half was a back and forth affair before the Lions locked down on defense in the 2nd half, holding St. Mike’s to only 20 points. Kailon Nicholls was the top scorer with 18 points. Immanuel Oludele scored 15 and Matai Baptiste scored 14, as both were dominant around the basket. Scoring was rounded out by Christian Gehoculet with 8, Jesse Codron with 8, and Elias Papaconstantinos with 7. Zack Graff was tough as nails yet again, while Chadwell Knight-Seucharan, Hayden John, and Liam MacInnis played big roles defensively. The Junior Lions will be back in action on Monday in a home matchup with Upper Canada College.

               

               

Curling

On Monday, Crestwood Open and Varsity Boys’ Curling teams played York School at the Donalda Curling Club.  The Boys had a very close game against a very tough team. Their shot calling was setting them up well and the game was tied going into the final end. York School had “the hammer” (last rock), and Arjun drew in to the four foot ring partially behind cover to give us a great chance at a steal and a win. Unfortunately for us, our opponents made a perfect take-out, avoided jamming on our rock in the house, and took the last end for the win. Great game, boys!

Our Open Team also had a very close game against the York School. Up by 3 at the halfway point, York School managed to tie things up going into the final end. Our team played a clean end, allowing Cindy and William’s draws to score two points in the final end for their first win! Nice going!

Tuesday, the U-14 Curling team travelled to Donalda Curling Club for an exhibition game against The York School.  In a game that was shortened because of mechanical difficulties at the club, our team played hard in each end but ultimately fell short, losing 3-1.  The team’s next action is next week against Bayview Glen B.

The Boys and Open Curling teams travelled to Bradford, Ontario Wednesday night to compete against the teams from St. Andrews College. The Boys’ team provided a very strong challenge to St. Andrews and were in the game until the final stone was thrown. St. Andrews, however, was able to hold on, winning the game 6-4. The Open team was playing very short handed due to player absences, and the final score of their game reflected this fact.

Volleyball

Tuesday our U14 Girls’ Volleyball team travelled to Ridley College in St. Catharines for their second tri-meet of the season. We started with high energy by facing Trafalgar Castle School of Whitby. Trafalgar put up an excellent fight, pushing us into a three-game match. Although Trafalgar played very well and put the ball back on our side of the court repeatedly, we fought hard and ended up winning the best two out of three games with scores of 19-25, 25-14, and 25-14. Immediately after, we faced Ridley College for the final game of the evening. Despite Ridley’s roster of strong servers and hitters, our ladies worked hard with some excellent serves, smart defence at the net, and several strong bumps, sets and spikes. Honourable mentions go out to Abby Mintz for some awesome setting, Karina Filipiuk for a great effort at the net, and Jordan Kosoy for her ambition and energy on the court. Ms. Reinsma and Ms. Doble would also like to thank all members of the team for their team spirit and effort! Great job, girls!!

               

The Senior Girls’ Volleyball team came out to a commanding 2 sets to none lead playing some of their best volleyball of the season against Pickering College. It was highlighted by great all round team defense and smart attacks. Pickering College stormed back, winning the next two sets to even the game. In the final and deciding set, the girls managed to pull off the victory, taking the set 15-8. Well done ladies and thanks CPC for coming out to support the team!

Swimming

The U14s had a great meet Tuesday at the Markham Pan Am Centre. Maya Vohra, Lily Kauffman, and Lauren Magan all posted at least one best time! Special mention goes to Lauren for swimming an excellent 100 free, and to Lily for dropping over 6 seconds in her 50 free!

 

January 25th, 2019

Posted In: Upper School

Spirit Week is here!  The Parents’ Association will be giving out treats to students and staff before the games on Wednesday and Thursday.  Watch for a familiar favourite, as well as a new surprise for this year.

 

January 21st, 2019

Posted In: Upper School

Come join us for lunch to enjoy a delicious menu cooked up by CPC’s lovely cafeteria staff!

January 21st, 2019

Posted In: Upper School

Come join us for lunch to enjoy a delicious menu cooked up by CPC’s lovely cafeteria staff!

January 21st, 2019

Posted In: Upper School

Come join us for lunch to enjoy a delicious menu cooked up by CPC’s lovely cafeteria staff!

January 21st, 2019

Posted In: Upper School

Students in Grade 12 Chemistry completed their Organic Chemistry unit by making a common medication used to treat pain, fever and inflammation called acetylsalicylic acid, more commonly known as Aspirin. Over the course of three days, students completed a traditional organic chemistry lab where they were responsible for synthesizing (creating) aspirin by performing an esterification reaction, purifying the aspirin using crystallization and then testing its purity.

               

               

January 21st, 2019

Posted In: Upper School

Swimming

The swim team had an excellent meet last Wednesday at the Markham Pan Am Centre. 62% of all races swum were personal best times, which is amazing at this point in the season. Swimmers that swam a perfect day were Martin Chang, Maggie Funnell, Matthew Laslop, Thomas Li, Jack Magan, Will Magan, Megan Pearlman, Janell Sun, Chloe Werkin, Tony Wu, Derek Xu, and Sydney Zuckerman. Top 2 finishers were Sarah Douey and Megan Pearlman, and a special mention goes to James Gillingham, for dropping a whopping 13 seconds in his 100 free. Megan, Matthew, Jack, and Will swam under the time standard to qualify for OFSAA this March. They’ll just need to swim this well again at the Championship meet, to secure their spot at this prestigious meet! Great work to all, your coaches are very proud!

          

Basketball

The Crestwood Junior Prep Boys Basketball team picked up 4 big wins last weekend at the final National Junior Circuit showcase. The 4 wins moved the Junior Lions to 12-0 in NJC showcases, the only undefeated team left on the National Junior Circuit.  Crestwood defeated St. Marcellinus 95-70, Pineridge 111-96, Thornlea 103-94, and London Basketball Academy 114-108. The win over Thornlea was an especially big victory, as Thornlea was also undefeated in NJC play heading into the contest. The Junior Lions went on a 39 to 10 run over the final 11 minutes of the game to come back from a 20 point deficit.  Over the weekend, Elijah Fisher earned 3 Game MVP honors and Immanuel Oludele received 1 MVP award. Mikkel Tyne and Kailon Nicholls both averaged double digit points over the weekend, while many other players provided big moments over the weekend as well!

The Junior Boys’ Basketball team lost their first CISAA game of the season last Tuesday against Crescent by a score of 54-51. Injuries and sickness left the boys short-handed, and the Lions couldn’t quite come up with the defensive stops needed to pick up a victory.  Immanuel Oludele led the way with 18 points, while Kailon Nicholls added 14. Christian Gheoculet scored 10 points and Zack Graff pitched in 5 points before an injury forced him off in the 4th quarter.

               

The Junior Boys D2 Basketball team won their first game of the season last Tuesday against Lakefield College. In a close first half, Jamie McGregor came out shooting, making 4 of 6 3pt shots on his way to 12 points. Crestwood led 21-20 at the half. In the second half, great team basketball and excellent defence helped secure a well deserved 42-36 victory. Rocky Wang led all scorers with 13pts, but the whole team showed great desire and effort to register their first win.

Last Tuesday night our Lady Lions took the floor against a solid Durham Prep team. Our Lions started off the game playing inspired basketball which led to a huge lead by the end of the first quarter.  Even with the large lead, we continued to play at a pace that was too much for Durham Prep.  The final score was 91-42.  Leading scorers were Shayeann Day-Wilson and Aaliyah Edwards.

Curling

Two of Crestwood’s curling teams took the ice at Donalda last Monday afternoon for a pair of games against the squads from Havergal.  In their season debut, the Varsity Boys’ team, skipped by Arjun Anand were up against a very experienced Havergal squad. However, due to some fantastic shots from all team members, Crestwood was leading by two after 3 ends. Unfortunately, Havergal rallied back to take the final three ends, and won the game 6-3.  After being on the wrong end of a lopsided score the previous week, the Open Team had a dominating performance in Monday’s game. All curlers were firing on all cylinders, and Crestwood took the game 7-1.

The U-14 Curling team opened its season last Monday night and took two points against the defending champions from Bayview Glen.  Crestwood’s team, skipped by Ally Sone, worked hard on its goals, but lost the game 12-2.

Last Wednesday, our Varsity Boys played Bayview Glen in a challenging game. Skip Arjun Anand and Second Oliver Smith made some great draw shots to help the team score in early ends and put us ahead at the halfway mark. However, though our boys fought hard, our opposition rallied in the second half to take the win.  Special mention to Snow Ren who, in his first year of curling, is already showing tactical strength in the Vice position which will help grow our team going forward.

Volleyball

The U14 Girls’ Volleyball team had their first tri-meet of the last Wednesday at Pickering College. The CPC ladies brought their energy and enthusiasm for our first game against St. John’s Kilmarnock and won it in two games, scoring 25-12 in the first round and 25-22 in the second round, with some impressive bumps, sets and spikes.  We continued to bring our energy into the second game against Pickering College. We won the first match 27-25, but in the second match, despite working hard, we lost 12-25. Pushing it into a third match, we tried our best but missed getting the ball back to the other side after Pickering was able to return it on several plays. Unfortunately, we couldn’t quite pull it together in the final game, where Pickering beat us 25-17.  Shout outs to Taylor Howell for her leadership on the court and hits, and Taija Sta. Maria for her amazing hits and hustle.

On Wednesday, the Senior Girls’ Volleyball team played two matches.  Facing off against Rosseau Lake first, our ladies dominated and won in straight sets.  The game against TMS pitted the only two undefeated teams against each other.  Our ladies came up short in this first meeting, but both games were close fought affairs with scores of 25-21 and 25-20.  With a record of 4 wins and 1 defeated!

Hockey

The U14 hockey team fell short in their downtown matchup last Wednesday afternoon against UCC. The team was up against a much bigger opponent and had a very short bench but  still played one of their best games of the year. Anthony Cristoforo led the way on the score sheet with 2 beauties, while Aydin Ansari set the tone for character with his shot blocking and no-quit attitude. A short handed 5 on 3 goal by Sean Doherty rounded out the Lion scoring in a game that the team should be very proud of.

               

               

January 21st, 2019

Posted In: Upper School

Crestwood Preparatory College is pleased to offer a number of Ontario high school credit courses conveniently located in Toronto. Courses are designed to provide students with an exceptional academic experience in the early summer. This schedule allows course completion by mid-July allowing students time during their summer months to work, attend camp, or vacation with family.

2019 Summer School Course Offerings:

  • Advanced Functions 12 (MHF4U)
  • Communications Technology 11 (TGJ3M)
  • Civics and Citizenship, Grade 10 (CHV2O) & Career Studies 10 (GLC2O)
  • Mathematics 9 (MPM1D)
  • Geography 9  (CGC1D)

For more details about costs and to register, please visit http://www.crestwood.on.ca/summerschool/

January 17th, 2019

Posted In: Upper School

Spirit Week is finally here! It will be starting on Monday from January 21st-25th.  It’s time to grab your favourite pair of pyjamas, break out your hawaiian shirts, and practice your dodgeball skills because it’s going to be a fun week!

January 17th, 2019

Posted In: Upper School

1) Upcoming Dates:
Thursday Jan. 24th- Grade 9/10 Parent Information Night re: Course Selection for Grade 10 and 11.
Monday Jan. 28th- Full Disclosure date- last day for any grade 11 or 12 student to drop a course without it showing on their transcript
Friday Feb. 1st- Anticipated date for Grade 12 marks to be submitted to OUAC
2) Course Selection for the 2019/2020 Academic Year
Beginning January 21st, Ms. Hann will be conducting course selection meetings for all current grade 8 through 11 students during English classes.  Grade 9 through 11 students will be completing course selection online using their Career Cruising Account. Grade 7 and 8 students will given a  course selection form (paper copy) which must be returned to the guidance office. Course Selection forms must be returned Ms. Hann in the guidance office by Thursday February 14, 2019.
3) Notre Dame University Summer Program
The International Leadership Enrichment and Development (iLED) summer program at Notre Dame University now offers two different sessions for rising Grade 10, 11, and 12 students to choose from. Each two-week session offers courses across Notre Dame’s colleges and focuses on international leadership. Participants come from around the world and live on campus in one of Notre Dame’s residence halls. They participate in campus activities and field trips to Chicago and other nearby attractions.    For more information regarding admission, tuition and application procedures click on the following link: https://ndi-sa.nd.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgramAngular&id=10095

January 11th, 2019

Posted In: Upper School

In November, members of the problem-solving club participated in the Canadian Intermediate and Senior Math contest.  The following students achieved a score in the top 25% of contests for the Intermediate contest: Eric Bi, Arjun Anand, Danny He, Helen Liu, Tony Wu, Sophia Gu, and Aries Wang. The following students achieved a score in the top 25% of contests for the Senior contest:  Mark Zhao, Vicky Zhang, Victoria Sun, Steve Jiang, Britney Ding, Claire Zhang, and Alex Wang.  For the Intermediate contest, the school winner was Aries Wang.  For the Senior contest, the school winners were Alex Wang and Claire Zhang.  Coming up in February is the American Math Contest, Waterloo Math Contests, and the Canadian Computing Contest!

          


This week in town hall, Grade 10 and 12 finalists were recognized for their persuasive and effective performances in this year’s Intragrade Debating Championship. Students in both grades participated in parliamentary style debating on a number of topics pertaining to current affairs, thereby challenged to construct persuasive arguments and rebuttals. The two highest ranking students in each class partnered up and went on to face off in the next round of the competition. Congratulations to our top debaters!

Grade 10 Champions: Cole Eichler and Rowina Debalkew
Grade 10 Finalists: Eric Bi and Ella Rival
Grade 12 Champions: Zoe Shen and Sally Li
Grade 12 Finalists: Georgia Gradner and Parsa Bondar Sahebi

January 11th, 2019

Posted In: Upper School

Volleyball

On Wednesday, the Senior Girls’ Volleyball team travelled to Albert College to play against both Albert College and Bayview Glen.  Although the girls showed some rust in their play after the winter break, they were still good enough to win both games 2-0.  Three games into the season, the girls remain undefeated.  We will try to continue the strong start to the season next Wednesday in our first home games.

Wednesday night the Junior Girls’ Volleyball team had their first game after the break.  Our lady lions faced off with the formidable St. John’s Kilmonark, forcing us to shake off the cobwebs and get to work. Although SJK brought the power, our girls faced that challenge and held their own, making the opposing team work for every point. Regardless of our eventual defeat we saw of the best playing we’ve had all season. Special mention goes to Sylvia Zhang for digging up the ball, Saleah Joseph for her awesome spikes, and Ella Okubasu for her super star blocking.  Come out for our next home game Monday January 14th Crestwood and cheer our Lions on!!!
               

Curling

It was the season opener for our Open Curling Team, with Lyndsay McCullough as a new Skip. Toronto Montessori School came out swinging with a 3-Ender which was answered with a Crestwood 3-Ender to keep us within 1 point at the halfway mark. TMS rallied and pulled away from us in the second half, but it was a solid start for our team after 3 weeks off the ice. We look forward to the rematch!

Basketball

The Junior Boys’ D1 CISAA basketball team moved to 4-0 in CISAA play with a 59-35 win over Trinity College School.  Although the boys struggled shooting the ball after the winter break, they were able to find a way to get the win.  Immanuel Oludele and Elijah Fisher led the way with 13 and 12 points respectively . Elias Papaconstantinos pitched in 10 and Kailon Nicholls added 8.  Zack Graff showed his defensive presence by taking two different charges in transition!  The Junior Lions will be back in action next Tuesday when they travel to Crescent for a 3pm game.

Thursday evening the Lady Lions travelled to downtown Toronto to take on a very energetic Central Tech team.  The Lions got off to a slow start, but once the intensity picked up, there was no looking back.  Latasha Lattimore led all scorers with 29 points, followed by Aaliyah Edwards with 27 and Shayeann  Day-Wilson with 18.  Crestwood currently stands at the top of the OSBA with an undefeated record of 11-0.  The Lions take the floor next Tuesday at home versus Durham Prep.  Tip-off is at 5 pm; come out and show your support!

January 11th, 2019

Posted In: Upper School

Please join us for a fun and entertaining night of trivia at Crestwood! Tickets may be purchased online at the Crestwood Store.

January 11th, 2019

Posted In: Upper School

Welcome back everyone.  It’s going to be a great year!
Our next pizza lunch is coming up on Friday, January 18th.
Please stay tuned for upcoming PA activities.

January 11th, 2019

Posted In: Upper School

Midterm Report Cards have been completed and mailed out. Information regarding the Parent-Teacher conferences, that will take place on January 31st and February 1, is included with the reports. All bookings will take place through Edsby (https://crestwood.edsby.com/). The ability to book appointments will be open on Tuesday, January 22nd at 9 am and will be open until Tuesday, January 29th at 3 pm.  If your child has recently switched into new courses in Grade 7, 8 or 10 you will have the ability to book with the new teachers.

If you are having difficulties logging into Edsby please contact Mr. Matthew David at 416-391-144 ext. 4361.

January 11th, 2019

Posted In: Upper School

Please view the upcoming sports’ schedule below

December 20th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

Hockey

Thursday, the Varsity Boys’ Hockey Team participated in the York University Senior Boys Hockey Tournament and did not disappoint.  The team took on a very quick and skilled St. Augustine’s from Markham in their first game.  With some missed scoring chances and untimely penalties, Crestwood was always playing catch up, losing a close one 5-3.  In their second game, CPC took on a very young Courtice High School team.  Jumping out to an early lead, CPC never looked back, defeating Courtice 5-1.  In their final preliminary round game, CPC took on a much older and bigger squad from Algonquin Regional High School, with a win or a tie, CPC would move onto the finals.  With the game tied 3-3 and Algonquin having pulled their goalie, CPC was able to hold off ARHS and advance to finals where they would face St. Augustine’s once again.  In the finals, CPC was looking for redemption for their earlier loss to St. Augustine’s but once again, CPC missed many scoring chances and with some untimely penalties they weren’t able to come back from being down 5-3,  finishing 2nd overall in the tournament.  Mr. Birrell and Mr. Tanev want to commend the boys for putting in their best effort in all four games, especially Cole Eichler and Christian Campanelli for leading the team in points for the tournament with 8 and 7 points respectively.  Enjoy the break boys, you deserve it!

               

               

Basketball

The U14 Boys’ Basketball team played their first game in front of their home crowd and did not disappoint. Although, the boys came out slow in the first quarter, they managed to go on 15-0 run in the second quarter which sent them into halftime with a score of 33-16 for the Lions.  The boys continued to play great defence throughout the second half, which helped propel them to a 60-42 victory over Crescent.  The Lions were led by  Mikkel Tyne’s 22 points and Marcus Green’s 16.  The Lions also had great contributions from Adam Pearlman and Ted Grant who provided some scoring and stellar defence. The U14 Boys hold a 2-0 record into the break and hope to continue where they left off.

December 20th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

The PA wishes all Crestwood families and staff a safe, happy and wonderful holiday.  We look forward to a fantastic 2019 together.

December 20th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

Congratulations to Zoe Shen and Sally Li on winning this year’s Grade 12 Intra-grade debate Championship! The pair successfully argued that “it is reasonable in a democratic society for a police officer to require a driver to take a breathalyzer test”. It was a spirited debate with excellent arguments by both sides, but the government’s logical, fact based arguments won the day. Congratulations!

December 20th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

A Message from the McGill Summer Academy Team

Following the great success of our first two Summer Academies, we are happy to announce the dates for McGill Summer Academy 2019!

From July 7-20 and July 21-August 3, students in grades 10 and 11 from across the world will have the opportunity to participate in classes, workshops, and social activities introducing them to university life, McGill, and Montréal – all while being hosted in a McGill Residence!

Students are invited to submit their applications online as of January 17, 2019. Applications must be submitted by February 7, 2019.

Those interested in learning more about the McGill Summer Academy can refer to our website and join our mailing list to receive updates on the 2019 program.

December 14th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

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