Wednesday | January 16, 2019
The Holiday Bake Sale is this Wednesday!  Please drop by for a sweet treat.
Contributions of nut-free baked or purchased cupcakes, cookies, donuts or squares are always appreciated.  If you’d like to contribute, please contact Lisa at lisa.bloom@rogers.com.

November 23rd, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

Basketball

This past weekend our Lady Lions traveled to Ottawa to take our division rivals, Capital Courts Academy.  CCA came out very energetic and aggressive, which put CPC in a hole.  But with the spectacular frontcourt play of Aaliyah Edwards, Latasha Lattimore, and Kayla Drummond, we were able to forge a massive comeback which was enough for the win.  The final score was 80-78.  On day two we went up against Louis Reil who was clearly outmatched.  The final score of that game was 58-44.

The Crestwood Junior Prep Boys’ Basketball team finished in 4th place at the 12 team Junior Crusader Classic held at Henry Carr.  On Thursday, the boys split their two games, beating Vaughan 77-68 and losing to d’Youville 73-67. In a weird turn of events, all teams went 1-1 in the 3-team pool, and Crestwood won the tie-breaking. This sent the Lions into the semi-finals against an undefeated Thornlea team.  The Junior Boys trailed by 18 at half to Thornlea before roaring back to close the gap to 1 point with 15 seconds left. After a foul, Thornlea made one of two free-throws to lead by 2 with 5 seconds remaining. Mikkel Tyne raced down the court and got a shot off before the buzzer, but it was not meant to be as it bounced off the back of the rim. In the 3rd place game, the Lions struggled to get going and fell 71-49 to Oakwood. Mikkel Tyne was named an all-star for the 2nd straight tournament after averaging 21 points per game.  Immanuel Oludele added 11 points per game, while Kailon Nicholls added 10 points per game.  The Lions will be back in action today and Saturday at the first ever National Junior Circuit event. The NJC will feature the best junior teams from across Canada. Games will be played at Thornlea Secondary School.

 

November 23rd, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

CPC alumni, Emmanuel Zambazis was drafted in Round 2 Pick: 11 for the YORK9FC in the newly created CPL.  Congratulations Emmanuel!

November 23rd, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

On Tuesday November 20th, 13 Senior Art students, along with Ms. Belanger, travelled to the Science Center to participate in the Creative Futures Expo sponsored by the Applied Arts Magazine. The Expo provided students with an opportunity to meet young creative professionals, and learn what opportunities exist for those interested in pursuing creative careers. Universities and colleges that offer creative degree programs had representatives present to answer questions and provide students with information. Information included what kind of supports they offer to students to ensure their future success, or what kind of classes they offer and the requirements needed to get into them. There were a small group of university and college students who had their portfolios on display and spoke with students about the courses they were taking, and what their careers as art students would look like. The most important part of the day for our Crestwood students was the new knowledge that as Art students, they could pursue their creative dreams and know they have a bright and shining future ahead.

November 23rd, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

This week has been anti-bullying week at Crestwood Preparatory College and the female peer leadership group put on several activities to bring awareness to this topic.  Daily announcements, bulletin boards, townhall videos and social media posts have spread messages of kindness and about the importance of standing up against bullying.  Our Grade 7-9 students participated in an assembly put on by Inside Out Health and Wellness.  They discuss different types of bullying and the effects of bullying on the individual as well as communities.  The Grade 10-12 had an assembly put on by Officer Megan from the Toronto Police Services.  She informed our students of the importance of social media safety and bullying awareness.  Students wore pink, dyed their hair pink and signed a Graffiti Wall all to make a statement that Crestwood does not stand for bullying.

               

               

               

November 16th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

Jahcobi Neath

On Thursday, Crestwood was honoured to be a part of Jahcobi Neath’s University signing.  Jahcobi joined us at Crestwood in 2016 and has spent the last 3 years captaining our Senior Boys’ Prep team, as well as working hard on his studies.  Jahcobi is an All-Canadian and was a silver medalist last summer on Team Canada. Jahcobi has carried our Crestwood team to many Championships and has scored over 2000 points since starting at Crestwood. Jahcobi’s hard work has certainly paid off and he has received 13 offers for Division I NCAA scholarships.  Selecting between Tulane University, Wakeforest University and Central Florida University was a difficult choice because all three schools offered both excellent academic programs and basketball programs. With his family in attendance Jahcobi revealed his choice by placing a Wakeforest hat on his head.

          

Reza Bagher Nejad

Reza joined us at Crestwood last year in his Grade 11 year and we are pleased to announce that earlier in October he signed with McGill University to play football for the Redmen.  Reza is ranked in the top 100 Canadian football players and has been selected to play on Team Ontario for the last 2 years. He received offers from every Canadian University but 2 and also received several DI NCAA scholarship offers.  Reza has proudly selected McGill as he has a family history of McGill graduates as well as the fact that McGill plays in the Quebec league which is considered the toughest competition in Canadian University football. Congratulations Reza!

Alexa Gibson

Alexa Gibson has been at Crestwood since Grade 7 and we are very proud to announce that she has signed with the University of Ottawa to play with the Women’s Varsity Hockey Team.  Currently Alexa is playing with the Kingston Junior Wolves and she has started out the season with a bang! She is the first goaltender in Kingston to get a shutout in the home opener and she has continued winning since the home opener with 12 wins and only 1 loss so far this season – including 5 shutouts.  Alexa is currently ranked 9th out of all the PWHL goalies and she has an impressive goals against average of 1.42 goals per game and a save percentage of 95. Not only is Alexa an amazing hockey player she has also been on the honour roll at Crestwood every year consistently since Grade 7 all the way through to Grade 12.  Congratulations Alexa Gibson on this outstanding accomplishment!

          

November 16th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

University Visits

Wednesday, November 21st – Ryerson University ~ Faculty of Engineering

November 16th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

November 11th is one of the most important days on the Crestwood calendar as it marks Remembrance Day.  This is a day that all Canadians honour, where we pause and think about and thank the many veterans that have sacrificed for Canada during times of war.  Because of the ongoing Oral History Project, Crestwood students have the opportunity to meet the veterans, and to interview them about their experiences.  While that is an important educational objective, the project does not end with the interview, or even with the submission of the assignment.  Our commitment to the veterans and their families goes beyond that, and the veterans feel a special connection to Crestwood.  Many visit us for Remembrance Day, as well as on other special occasions, and they are now part of our community at Crestwood.

               

               

 

 

 

November 15th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

Last weekend Scott Masters was awarded Alpha Education’s “Catalyst for Change” Teaching Award.  Alpha Education is an organization that seeks to raise awareness about the Pacific Theatre of World War Two, in an effort to promote social justice in the region.  In the summer of 2017, Mr. Masters won a grant and was able to participate in the Peace and Reconciliation Tour, and he was able to visit Japan, China and South Korea, interviewing many survivors about their experiences in the war.  Many Crestwood students, notably David Huang, Arielle Meyer, Yoshie Ishikawa and Yuka Fan, helped with translation of those interviews, all of which were incorporated into Crestwood’s Oral History Project webpage.  An example of David Huang’s excellent work can be found here – http://www.crestwood.on.ca/ohp/fang-cai-pei/.  All four of those students were able to attend the banquet, including Crestwood alumni David and Arielle, while Mrs. Newton attended on behalf of the administration.
          

November 15th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

1) Universities Visiting:
Monday November 12th- University of Waterloo
Tuesday November 13th- Laurentian University
Wednesday November 14th- York University
Friday November 16th- Western University
2) Ontario Universities’ Application
Next week, grade 12 students will be given their PIN codes so that they can begin their applications to Ontario Universities online at www.ouac.on.ca. Dates are:
Thursday November 15th- Mr. McCluskey’s ENG4U classes
Monday November 19th- Mr. Jull’s ENG4U classes
Students who are absent from class on these days should contact their guidance counsellor to get the PIN code.

November 8th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

Early Evening P.A. Meeting
Please join us for our November Parents’ Association meeting on Thursday, November 22 at 5:30 p.m.
The meeting will take place in the boardroom during the dinner break on the first day of parent / teacher interviews.  Light snacks will be served.
Everyone is welcome!

November 8th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

Basketball

This past Saturday, our Junior Lady Lions Basketball team hosted this year’s CISAA Junior Girls Division 1 Basketball Championships and they did not disappoint.  Taking on Trinity College School in the semis, CPC jumped out to an early lead and never look back.  With key defensive stops along the way and great ball movement in the offensive zone, the Junior Lady Lions won the game, 61-30.  In the finals, CPC took on a Bishop Strachan School.  While still in 4th gear from the semis, our Junior Lady Lions didn’t slow down, jumping out to a substantial lead, all but securing the championships.  With great offensive play and crucial defensive shutdowns,  our Junior Lady Lions cruised to a 76-46 win.  Ms. Charles and Mr. Tanev want to thank the girls for a fantastic season and want to wish our six Grade 10 girls (Shayeann Day-Wilson, Latasha Lattimore, Schymera Samuels, Kathryn Tuns, Helen Liu, and Wenxi Wen) the best of luck next year as they move up to our Senior Lady Lions team.

 

This past Tuesday our Senior Girls’ Basketball team claimed their third title in three years.  The girls went out and dominated from start to finish.  They played with great focus and intensity which overwhelmed our opponents.  We were led by the sharp shooting of Jadaia Reid and Rebecca Demeke.  Both hitting multiple three-pointers in each game. The Seniors winning capped off a really great basketball season which saw championships at every level.  Our U14, Junior and Senior teams will all raise a banner next year celebrating yet again, another Crestwood championship.

Cross Country

Kyra Grossman and Ella Rival raced against the best runners in Ontario at the OFSAA Cross Country Championships last Saturday.  The girls ran hard, finished strong and made their team and all of Crestwood proud.  Congratulations Kyra and Ella!

November 8th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

There was no sleeping in for DECA’s Crestwood team this weekend.  The future business leaders were up early putting their business and problem solving skills into practice at the DECA Regional Competition in Whitby.  The Crestwood team of 40 fared well at the competition – taking home six awards! The team will continue to meet and work on role play in business cases to prepare for the Provincial Competition in February.

               

               

November 8th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

CPC alumni Gavin Wei, had been selected by Boston University’s Badminton DI team to play in singles. BU recently competed in the 2018 Yonex Eastern Collegiate Team Championships for the Northern Conference, and Gavin placed first!  Congratulations Gavin and we are glad to see that you are doing well!

     

 

November 8th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

Dear Parents and Friends of Crestwood Preparatory College,

The students and staff at Crestwood Preparatory College have used our Oral History Project to document global issues and educate people inside and outside the school about historic tragedies and concerns for many years now.

These necessary connections, these invaluable testimonials, have become a way of life at the school. All these take on greater relevance when the school community convenes yearly on or near Remembrance Day to commemorate the sacrifices made by so many Canadians in major conflicts around the world. “Lest we forget” takes on greater meaning in light of the frequency of discussions during the school year related to historically tragic events.

This year, the school community will convene on Monday, November 12th in our gymnasium and once again pay homage to the men and women who gave their lives for the values we hold so dear. As usual, Mr. Masters and his department will invite veterans and Holocaust survivors to attend the ceremony. All members of the CPC community are also invited to attend. Your participation will only add to the meaning and impact this day should have on our student body.

Monday, November 12th at 10:30 in our school gymnasium. Parents may RSVP if they wish by emailing either Mr. Masters (scott.masters@crestwood.on.ca) or Mr. Hawkins (jason.hawkins@crestwood.on.ca).

Regards,

Vince Pagano

Headmaster

November 8th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

On Tuesday, November 6th, students from senior level social science and humanities classes visited the 2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions at the Metro Convention Centre. This was the first time that Toronto has hosted the event, which called on thousands of representatives from different faith groups to stand together and advocate for a more just, peaceful and sustainable world.
Crestwood students participated in the conference by attending a morning session of keynote addresses, including an opening talk from Dr. Eboo Patel, president of the Interfaith Youth Core and a former member of President Obama’s Advisory Council. Students then enjoyed a vegetarian lunch provided by Toronto’s Sikh community, and they spent the afternoon in the exhibition hall meeting representatives from a number of religious organizations and learning about their traditions.
               
     

November 8th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

On Wednesday, October 31st the Prefects organized and ran our annual Halloween Assembly.  It was  a “spooktacular” day of costumes, door decorating, games, & contests.  Congratulations to Ms. Sawka’s homeroom for winning the door decorating contest, to the “Math Teachers” for winning the group costume contest by dressing as Crestwood students, and to Cole Eichler for winning the most creative costume….. just to name a few.  We can’t wait for next year!!

               

               

               

November 2nd, 2018

Posted In: Crestwood News

Alexa Gibson has signed on to play for Ottawa U!  She has received both academic and sports scholarships to attend Ottawa U and will be playing for their hockey team, the Gee Gees, as their goalie for the 2019/2020 season.  Congratulations Alexa, we are very excited for you!

          

 

November 2nd, 2018

Posted In: Crestwood News

Basketball

Congratulations to the U14 Girls’ Basketball team who won the CISAA championships this weekend.  The girls had an undefeated season and went into the final four ranked #1.  CPC made it through the semi-final game against Branksome Hall with ease moving them onto the championship game against Greenwood.  In a tight back and forth match CPC came out victorious beating Greenwood 45-35.  Congratulations to the entire team on a fantastic season!!!

               

               

Monday night the Junior Lady Lions Basketball team traveled to Branksome Hall to complete their regular season and the team did not disappoint.  In a game that saw all members of the team score at least one basket if not more, the Lady Lions walked away with a 64-52 win, sealing home court advantage for this Saturday’s CISAA Junior Girls’ Basketball Championship hosted by CPC. Great play by all this entire regular season.  For those that are free this Saturday and want to swing by the school, the Lady Lions have their first game at 9:00 am with the Finals beginning at 12:00 pm.  See you there!

This weekend our Senior Girls’ Prep Basketball team participated in the Colts Classic at Centennial College.  After cruising through pool play our Lions were able to hold after receiving their first real test from a very good Capital Courts Academy out of Ottawa ON.  In the finals, the Lions faced off with a very physical St. Laurent team out of Quebec.  The halftime score was 40-25 in favour of St. Laurent, but as the intensity picked up so did our play.  Our Lions mounted a furious comeback which led to a victory.  The final score was 66-59 Crestwood.  Aaliyah Edwards was named tournament all-star, and Shayeann Day-Wilson was tournament MVP.

The Senior Prep Boys’ Basketball team finished 3 wins and 1 loss over the weekend at the NPA’s Eastern Session in New Brunswick.  All games were played at Rothesay Netherwood School located just outside of St. John. The team racked up huge offensive numbers, averaging 108 points per game over the 4 contests. The boys defeated Halifax Prep, BEAST Prep, and Rothesay Netherwood School before falling to Toronto Basketball Academy in the 4th and final game. Jahcobi Neath, Elijah Fisher, and Luis Pacheco were named MVPs in various games.  The boys also had the opportunity to speak with Ralph Thomas, a leader and educator of Black History in New Brunswick. Topics included Black Loyalists, major immigration of black individuals into New Brunswick, and the changing of several racist names in the province. It was a great history lesson!

Volleyball

The Junior Boys’ Volleyball team competed in the playoffs Tuesday at HTS. With amazing plays at the net by Elijah Fisher and Hayden John, and fantastic serves by Zach Graff and Kian Torabi, the boys put up a hard fight. The game went to fours sets, with HTS defeating CPC 25-18. Coaches Letham and Wappel are proud of the team for the great season, and thank everyone for playing.

November 2nd, 2018

Posted In: Crestwood News

University Admissions Representatives at CPC

Tuesday, November 6th – Carleton University

Thursday, November 8th – University of Guelph

 

November 2nd, 2018

Posted In: Crestwood News

That was a spooky, sweet bake sale.
 
Our Halloween Bake Sale was a scary success.  Thank you to all the volunteers who baked, bought and sold such a beautiful array of Halloween themed treats.  Thank you, of course, to all of the hungry customers who supported us.  A very special thank you goes to Lisa Bloom, who managed the sale with great organization, spirit and creativity.
               
               
               

November 2nd, 2018

Posted In: Crestwood News

Due to high demand, the Parent Association is offering the opportunity for students to participate in the remaining 6 pizza lunches. This will be the last chance to sign up for pizza lunches for this school year.
The cost for 6 lunches is $57.00.  All payments must be made via Crestwood Cash at store.crestwood.on.ca before Friday, November 9.  The next pizza lunch is Friday, November 16.

November 2nd, 2018

Posted In: Crestwood News

Crestwood Spiritwear is now available online!

Purchases may be made online by accessing our school’s online store found at:

https://www.leathersport.com/stores/crestwoodpreparatorycollege

In order to access the store, you must enter the password for our school: crestwood12

All available items have been uploaded to the site with colour and size options specified.  Size charts are available with each item in order for you to determine the required size.  All orders are to be placed online and paid via Mastercard or Visa.

The store will be open until Monday November 18th 2018.

All orders will be available for pick up from the school on or before Dec 19th.

November 2nd, 2018

Posted In: Crestwood News

The winter athletic season has begun!  Please see the list of remaining tryout dates below.  Athletic practices can also be viewed on the Crestwood website under the sports calendar.

U14 Boys Basketball (DI)
  • Tuesday Nov. 13th – Junior Lunch
Junior Boys Basketball (DII)
  • Monday Nov. 12th – 3:30-4:30pm
Senior Boys Basketball (DII)
  • Monday Nov. 12th – 7:00-8:00am
U14 Hockey (DI)
  • Wednesday Nov. 14th – 3:00-4:30pm @ Fenside Arena
  • Hockey players will be dismissed from Fenside Arena, please arrange pickup from Fenside
Varsity Hockey – DI Non-contact
  • Thursday Nov. 15th – 3:00-5:00pm @ Fenside Arena
  • Hockey players will be dismissed from Fenside Arena, please arrange pickup from Fenside
U14 and Varsity Curling
  • Learn to Curl has begun, please speak to Mr. Hawkins, Mr. Walker or Mr. Jull if you are interested.

November 2nd, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

University Admissions Representatives at CPC

Monday Oct. 29th- Trent University

Thursday, Nov. 1st- Bader Castle (Queen’s University)

 

October 26th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

On Tuesday morning Crestwood students were treated to nutritional smoothies and fresh juices.  As a part of our Wellness Initiative we are trying to educate students on the importance of nutrition for feeding the body and mind.  Nutritionist from Inside Out Health and Fitness spent the morning teaching us about proper nutrients to start our day.  Look for more Health and Wellness Initiatives next month!

               

October 26th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

It’s Halloween Bake Sale time!

A great time was had by all!
 
Parents and staff enjoyed a nice evening of socializing Thursday night at our annual Parent Staff Social.  The food was great and the company was fantastic.  Thank you to all who were able to be there.  Looking forward to our next chance to spend time together.

October 26th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

Soccer

The Junior Boys’ Soccer team won their last game of the season against Albert College with a dominant 6-1 victory. It was a complete team effort highlighted by goals from Alex Korda and Mattheo Khan. Special mention goes to Aidan Lieberman, Aaron Vidal Ribas-Smith, Justin Bloom, Josh Deng and Josh Moozar for their great play. Well done boys!

               

               

Basketball

Last Friday our Senior Prep Girls put on a show against the OSBA defending champions.  If there was any doubt about Crestwood being number 1, it’s definitely gone now.  The Lions led from start to finish.  Latasha Lattimore led all scorers with 25 points, followed by 19 from Shayeann Day-Wilson,  16 from Aaliyah Edwards, and 14 from Rebecca Demeke.

Volleyball

The U14 Boys’ Volleyball team rallied together in their quarter final game against Upper Canada College Wednesday afternoon.  The boys played amazingly, even the ref was applauding some of the rallies!  After CPC won the first set, UCC came back with a win for the second.  The third and fourth sets split between CPC and UCC with the close scores of 25-23.  Unfortunately, UCC won the fifth set, ending the nail biting match. Shoutouts from the game go to Aiden Nunes for his energy on the court and Jason Tang for his powerful hits.  Coach Reinsma and Smith thank you all for the great season; you all showed great improvement! Special mentions to Thomas Mueller for his inspirational pep talks and a big thank you to Eric Zhang for his consistent encouragement and photos.

The Junior Boys’ Volleyball Team defeated Albert College Monday afternoon. The boys needed the first set to warm up, losing 25-17. However, after loosening up and remembering what it felt like to be on the court, the boys won the next three sets, taking the game. Shout outs go to Kian Torabi Ardakani, Jay Lu, and Hayden John for some stellar serves.

Wednesday, the Junior Boys’ Volleyball team raked in another win against Lakefield College School. Great movement on the court was seen by Kian Torabi and Jay Lu, resulting in some amazing digs and saves. Elijah Fisher and Hayden John had great hands up at the net, with smart hits and good blocks. This game moved us into third place, and snagged us a playoff spot against HTS.

Wednesday the Senior Boys’ Volleyball team wrapped up their season with a great game against Lakefield College.  Although the boys came up short they played an excellent game and had some really great plays.  Ms. Hann and Mrs. Williams would like to thank the boys for a good season and would like to wish our graduating players all the best; Luis Pacheco, Juliu Holanda De Gauw, Parsa Bondar Shahebi and Steven Ren.

               

               

Cross Country

Wednesday the Crestwood U14 Cross Country team braved freezing conditions to compete in their championship race.  Grade 7 girls, Sophie Turner and Talia Zelman ran hard on a tough course and finished well up in the field.  The Grade 7 boys’ team of Alex Norman, Bradley Norman, Thomas Dennison and Nicklas Kim all ran great races. The team placed sixth overall!  Grade 8 boys Tony Qi and Steven Li ran in the super competitive U14 boys race and finished strong.  Congratulations to the whole team!

October 26th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

I want to thank our Parents’ Association for organizing the warm,  charming and fun-filled social held at “The Fix” Thursday night. The PA’s talents for producing successful friend-raising events were evident from the first minute one walked through the door. The conversations were light and plentiful… the food and beverages excellent fare for parents and teachers taking a break from a long day at work, and not a sad or bored countenance was seen on any of the 150 people in attendance.
Things that look easy usually take a considerable amount of work, something our PA has never shied away from. This year it looks like we have an enthusiastic bumper crop of “old” and new parents to assist in bringing our community together, and enriching the lives of our students in the process.
The social was a great way to kick off the new school year. Thanks to our PA for all their work and efforts. Please continue to support its programs during the entire year… or join up and help out!
Best wishes to all:
Vince Pagano
               
               

October 26th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

Thank you to the Parents’ Association for providing us with the Accident Awareness Presentation earlier this week.  Through this presentation, awareness and concerns were raised about safety in our city.  Subjects discussed varied from speeding, ensuring safety precautions such as wearing seatbelts, and the overall need to drive and obey traffic laws responsibly in our communities.  We hope that this presentation has encouraged members of our community to always think about safety first.

 

               

               

October 26th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

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