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June 14th, 2018

Posted In: Crestwood News

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

– P. Georgiou


June 8th, 2018

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

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

June 1st, 2018

Posted In: Crestwood News

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

-A. Fuller

May 31st, 2018

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School


The Junior Boys’ Rugby team had an exceptional day of rugby Wednesday at Sunnybrook Park. The day included tough matches against RSGC, Greenwood and HSC. The boys were heavily outnumbered by big physical teams, but were able to battle with every single game, nearly clinching huge victories in each game. A huge shoutout to every single player on an awesome season and an incredible amount of progress along the way. We have some tough rugby lions!  Jacob Hanning had some fantastic runs, alongside Callum Braund who kept touching the ball down in the try zone. Another kudos to Jonas Weissland and Aidan Kay for their phenomenal defensive tackling and offensive prowess.  Very proud of the boys, good luck in summer rugby!





Congratulations to the U14 Girls Soccer team on their win Wednesday night against Trinity College. The girls had a great game, playing 1 player short during the second half.  A special mention to Kaila Lewin for her amazing saves in net, Taylor Howell for her awesome defense and Jordan Nikolov with the game winning goal in overtime.

A big congratulations to the Varsity Girls’ Soccer team for their win Wednesday against Holy Trinity School.  Julia Lee opened up the scoring early while Sam Mintz had to take up her position as a temporary goalie until our star goalie Alexa Gibson returned from track.  Crestwood played a great game and now advances to the final tournament on Saturday in Hamilton.  Congratulations and good luck on Saturday.  Please be at school on Saturday 7:00 am to travel to Hamilton.

Track and Field

On Wednesday the Varsity Track and Field team participated in the CISAA championship meet.  Congratulations to Zakayla Day-Burrell for winning first in midget 100m dash and to Alexa Gibson for placing 2nd for senior girls javelin.  Awesome job!



 Ultimate Frisbee

The Crestwood Ultimate Frisbee team’s season has officially come to a close. Last Monday, CPC welcomed Pickering College for an exciting match on our home turf followed by our travels to Lakefield College School for our final game of the season on Wednesday. Despite losing both games, our spirits and energy were high. Honourable mentions go out to Samara Black and Kayla Drummond for some impressive catches, Imani Mighty for some killer saves and excellent blocking, Anthony Radford-Grant for some fantastic pivoting action, and Faith Joseph for keeping the energy high while calling some great stacks. The team as a whole put on an impressive effort for our final time playing together this year. We’re sad to see the season finish, but Ms. Belanger, Ms. Doble, and Ms. Postma had a great season with you!!

May 25th, 2018

Posted In: Crestwood News, Upper School

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**



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

Please make cheques payable to: CSPA


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

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

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

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

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

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

See you at Family Fun Day!

Please feel free to contact with any questions or concerns.



May 22nd, 2018

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School


On Monday the Varsity Girls’ Soccer team traveled to Trafalgar castle where they continued their winning ways.  Right from the start the girls played hard immediately demanding control of the ball.  Ella and Jahnai began by putting Crestwood on the board with goals while the team showed their skill and patience.  In the end Crestwood won with a score of 7-2.  Good luck to the girls as they face their toughest opponent next week when they play Lakefield College school who is also undefeated.

Track & Field

On Thursday, the Varsity Track and Field team competed at the Bill Crothers meet in Unionville.  Congratulations to the team for setting some new personal bests out there!  Latasha running the 100m, Imani and Victor at the start of the 100m, Adam finishing the 100m, Kyra before the 1500m and Minh and Jacob before the 1500m.  Well done!



Tuesday, the Crestwood U14 Rugby Team hosted Sterling Hall, Greenwood College and both Country Day squads, for a heart-pounding game of 7s Rugby.  Crestwood warmed up with a 7 – 0 win over Sterling hall, followed up with a 3 – 0 win against Country Day’s second squad.   As the afternoon progressed Greenwood was successful against Crestwood winning by one Tri with a score of 1 – 2.  In Crestwood’s final game against Country Day’s first squad, Crestwood was not able to defeat Country Day and lost 0 – 1.  Great performances by everyone on the team!  A special shout out to Adam Pearlman and Philippe Stroganov on their quick speed and impressive scoring.


The Junior Boys’ Rugby team travelled to HTS Tuesday to play three games. The boys came out flat in the first of their back to back games and took a beating from RSGC 26-14, but quickly bounced back and took it to Holy Trinity, crushing this opponent 31-0. The biggest contest of the day came in their last game versus the formidable Greenwood College, in which the boys played a fearless match and stunned their opponent 28-12. Coaches are proud of the huge tackles from Armin Selzner, big runs from Cam Frank, four tries from Jonas Weissland and a massive altogether team effort.  Excellent work Lions!

May 11th, 2018

Posted In: Crestwood News, Upper School

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

May 4th, 2018

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

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

-S. Suckstorff

April 30th, 2018

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

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

April 27th, 2018

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

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

For all ticket information please contact

Also available by phone at (416)444-5858


April 19th, 2018

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

The U12 Coed Hockey team defeated Royal St Georges College 7-5 on Friday to capture the Division 1(B) Championship at UCC. The boys and girls grabbed three exciting victories en route to their second title in three years. Last year we lost the final to SAC in overtime. We have ten teams in our CIS U12 DIV1 league. The top four teams (UCC “6”, TFS, Crescent, SAC) play for the top title and the next six teams (RSGC, Crestwood, UCC “5”, SHS, PC and CDS) play for a consolation cup.

We began our day against a resilient Country Day School team that had us down 2-0 before we realized we were playing a hockey game. The players stayed calm and we eventually broke through in the second period before storming back and stuffing the Cyclones 6-4. Our second game was another tough test as we faced the UCC “5” team in their packed home arena. It was a back and forth affair and the Blues had us down 3-1 heading into the third but we popped a quick powerplay marker and never looked back, blasting the Blues 6-4. The championship game had us facing a tough Royal St Georges squad who had recently defeated us 6-2 at Bill Bolton Arena. The boys and girls executed our game plan perfectly and we were able to capture the title with a 7-5 victory. Congrats to all of our players and their parents for your hard work, commitment, sportsmanship and support throughout this hockey season.

-Coaches Connors, Sherri Brenzel and Sandy Brenzel

March 4th, 2018

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School, Sports

Next week we will be having a locker clean out before students leave for March Break.

Items from the lost and found will be on tables in the lobby on Wednesday afternoon to Thursday afternoon.  Please check for any missing items.  Anything remaining at the end of the day on Thursday will be donated to charity.

March 2nd, 2018

Posted In: Crestwood News, Upper School

Tuesday April 3rd 7:00 – 8:15pm – UPPER CANADA COLLEGE PREP (Weston Hall)

“The Second-Goal Parent: Developing Winners in Life Through Sports” (75 minutes)

Everyone wants to win. That’s the first goal in sports. But in youth and high school sports there is a second, more important goal: teaching life lessons through sports. In this workshop, sports parents learn why and how to focus on that second goal.

You may opt for a full two-hour session, allowing for deeper interaction with the PCA Trainer (workshop facilitator), or for a 60-minute presentation that conveys the essence of the philosophy and several tips and tools parents can use to help their children get the most from youth and high school sports. PCA also offers versions for high school sports parents.

Regardless of format, each workshop guides parents in:

  • Assessing their children’s goals and desires in youth sports in comparison with their own
  • How to talk with your child about practices, games and what they are learning through sports
  • How to enact and reinforce PCA’s major principles: Mastery of Sport (Not Just Scoreboard Results), which values effort, learning and bouncing back from mistakes and adversity; Filling Emotional Tanks, with the correct mix of truthful, specific praise and constructive criticism; and Honoring the Game through appropriate sideline behavior and interaction with coaches.

Parents attending any of these workshops receive a copy of Positive Sports Parenting by PCA Founder Jim Thompson (or The High School Sports Parent when appropriate).

Registration Link

March 1st, 2018

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

On Wednesday, February 14th, Crestwood students are invited to don their red, white, and pink to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Please bring a toonie to contribute to Community Service’s ongoing fundraising drive in support of Neema International.

February 11th, 2018

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

Crestwood students left no sofa cushion unturned this past week in their quest to gather stray coins to contribute to our Be the Change classroom challenge. Community Service students diligently collected, sorted, tallied, and rolled the tsunami of coins generously donated by students and their families.

We collected an incredible $4414.76 that we will use to continue our support of Thomas, Gilo, and Toni, the Tanzanian students Crestwood sponsors through Neema International.

Congratulations to 2A who led the Primary division with an average of $29.36 raised per student, as well as to 4D, whose students brought in a whopping $42.17 per student. Your free grub day is on the way!

Thank you to all who supported this worthy cause.

– Ms. J. Krashinsky

February 11th, 2018

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

Dear Parents,

On Tuesday Jan. 30, all basketball players from Grades 4 through 8 are invited to attend our fifth Annual Crestwood Co-ed Basketball Event at Crestwood Preparatory College. Competitors will take an exciting multi-grade exhibition basketball game at approximately starting at approx. 3:45pm. During half time the Lower School will be honorary judges for a slam dunk competition.

All students who were or currently are members of a Crestwood Basketball team this year are invited to participate in the event (all male and female U9-U12 players at the Lower School and all male and female U14 players at the Upper School).

Following the game all players and spectators (parents, siblings) are invited to a join us in the cafeteria for a burger and drink.


All players and their coaches from the Lower School will travel by bus to the Upper School (depart 3:15). All students should be picked up from the Upper School by parents at approximately 5:30pm.

All participants and spectators are asked to RSVP by email to either Sherri Brenzel (Lower School) and / or Lisa Newton (Upper School) by Monday January 29, 2018. Your response is required in order to assist us in organizing the buses and dinner. Please indicate in your response;

  • Students name
  • Grade
  • If they require transportation to the Upper School
  • Number of individuals staying for the BBQ (players, parents, siblings)

If you have any questions about the event please feel free to contact Lisa Newton or Sherri Brenzel for more information. We hope to see you all there!


Lower School Responses                  Sherri Brenzel   

Upper School Responses                   Lisa Newton      

January 28th, 2018

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School, Sports

The U12 Co-Ed Hockey won three exciting games on Saturday to capture the Boyd Caldwell Invitational Consolation Hockey Championship. The path to the plaque was not an easy one. We recruited Grade 3 student George Zhou to play goal for us in the semifinal and went on to defeat Selwyn House (Montreal) 2-1 on a beauty move by Sharkey Chen just 10 seconds into overtime. The final was another tough game but every player on our shorthanded bench was up to the task. Hard work, spirit, skill and sportsmanship won the day! Congrats to all players and a big thank you to our many parents who supported our team in many ways for the entire event. We are back at it tomorrow as we travel to Bill Bolton Arena for an afternoon tilt vs Royal St. George’s College. Details below.

January 14th, 2018

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School, Sports

A representative from ‘Keating Explorica’ will be visiting the Crestwood School library on Tuesday, January 16th at 7 pm to present information regarding our 2018 Grade 6 Ottawa 3-day Spring Tour. All parents of Grade 6 students are encouraged to attend in order to gain valuable insight into the tour’s itinerary, costs and procedures for online registration.

January 11th, 2018

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

Lisa Newton (Crestwood Preparatory College VP and Director of Athletics) along with some grade 7 students travelled to Crestwood School this morning. They provided our grade 6’s with an excellent picture of daily life as a CPC student. The friendly presentation covered a whole host of items from transportation to and from school, to course selection, athletics, clubs and most importantly, “What’s for lunch?” Many questions were asked and answered and we would like to thank Adam, Chiara, Nathan and Taylor for sharing some of their experiences with our students this morning.

December 15th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

The U12 Co-Ed Hockey had an exciting start to their season yesterday in front of a fan filled York Mills Arena. Crestwood and Sterling have had many epic puck contests in the past few years and yesterday was no different. The home side took the lead early and quickly added two more to build a comfortable 3-0 advantage in the second period. SHS struck back for four straight goals and had our players back on their heels midway through the last period. Grade 6 forward William DiIulio finally turned the tide as he slipped one past the Sharks goalie to tie the game at 4. With the momentum behind us we proceeded to fire home two more quick goals to finish our finned foes and post our first victory of the 2017/18-hockey season. Congrats to all members of the team. We are back in action on the first Friday back to school after the holiday break as we travel to the UCC Early Bird tournament.

-Coach Connors


December 15th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School, Sports

The Grade 3’s visited the Gardiner Ceramic Museum this week.  We started off with a tour of the beautiful galleries where the students looked at various art pieces and discussed their components.  We played a game of “Eye Spy” as we tried to spot as many animals as we could on ceramic bowls, cups, and sculptures.  After our tour, we headed to the workshop rooms where we created our own clay creations inspired by animals.  Take a look at some of these wonderful pictures of our clay art. ​

-Paula Georgiou


December 15th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

The Grade 3 Classes had a “Scientists in Schools” workshop this week on the topic of Strong and Stable Structures. This connects to their unit in science, where students have been learning about the skills engineers use when creating structures we use every single day. The students were immersed in a hands-on morning and afternoon where they learned about the fundamental concepts of structures.

December 8th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

On Monday, December 4th, the Grade 5 students traveled to Imagine Cinemas to have a VIP movie experience to watch Wonder. The movie really captured the essence and theme of the novel; choose to be kind. Students were very moved by the film and we look forward to them embodying the idea of always choosing to be more kind than necessary; making the world a more WONDERful place to live

-Amy Fuller

December 8th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

Dear Parents,

Just a friendly reminder that we are still collecting items for your children’s classes for the St. Felix Centre.  Please send in donations to with your children to their homerooms up until Tuesday December 12th.  Should you have any questions please email us at

Thanks for your generosity!

Crestwood Cares and the CSPA     

December 8th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

The Grade 3’s had a visit from a team of builders from TRIDEL on Thursday.  This hands-on presentation reviewed some facts that we have learned about structures:  both people and animals build structures, and both people and animals need their structures to be strong and stable and to last a long time.

We looked at models of condos that are being built in Toronto and explored their strength and stability.  The students also had the opportunity to try on some hardhats, steel toed boots, and safety harnesses.  We resembled real builders and engineers.  We are so grateful to Liam Hetherington’s mom, Andrea and her team of builders from Tridel for this learning opportunity.

-Paula Georgiou

December 1st, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

WHEN: November 28, 2017

TIME: 7:00PM

WHERE: Crestwood School in the Library

Dr. Berzen, a pediatrician and faculty member of the Clinicaland Metabolic Genetics Department at the Hospital for Sick Children, has recently published a book, “LIMIT(LESS)”. “LIMIT(LESS)” discusses Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and explains how a life that is limitless should be the ideal for anyone with ADHD. On November 28, 2017,

Dr. Berzen will be giving a presentation at Crestwood School in the Library. At 4pm he will share his logical, practical approach with Crestwood faculty, and provide the teachers with a guide to help facilitate diagnosis, optimize support, and navigate management.

At 7pm, Dr. Berzen will meet with our Crestwood families to help us all better understand how to maximize the limitless potential of students with ADHD. Dr. Berzen’s book, “LIMIT(LESS)”, will be available for purchase. Anyone wishing to read the book prior to the presentation can purchase a copy by following this link:

Please contact to reserve a spot.

November 26th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

Dear Crestwood Parents,

In celebration of the upcoming holiday season, Crestwood Cares in partnership with the CSPA, would like to provide some seasonal happiness to those most deserving this time of year. This year we have decided to partner with the St. Felix Centre, a non-profit community centre, located in downtown Toronto.

The St. Felix Centre is a multi-service agency that supports the most marginalized and vulnerable members of our community, inclusive of all religions, genders, cultures and abilities. They provide meals, clothing, recreation activities, support groups, housing and an overall sense of community and acceptance to over 200 individuals and families yearly. In addition, they provide transitional housing for up to 14 women through St Felix House.   These women are given the opportunity to develop new employment skills, computer and math classes, assistance in finding independent housing, legal support, health services, counselling, all while beginning to restore their self-esteem and sense of security.

Crestwood Cares and the CSPA would like to share some of the warmth and excitement of the holiday season with the current residents of St. Felix House, by collecting both needed items and “treats” to assemble in gift baskets. Classes will be assigned a gift basket recipient along with a suggested list of items to be gifted for the baskets. Crestwood’s class parents, the CSPA and teachers will help us to monitor the list as your generous contributions arrive, ensuring that each recipient receives the items they need and could only wish for to make their holiday season special.

All unwrapped gifts for the Holiday Gift Baskets should be delivered to the classrooms by Tuesday, December 12th, 2017.

We kindly ask that parents and students join us in helping to share our community’s good fortune with others. Thank you very much for helping Crestwood Cares and the CSPA in making this holiday season a happy one.


Crestwood School

For more information on the St. Felix Centre please visit







November 23rd, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

This week, the Eco-Team hosted a guest speaker for grade 2,3 and 4 classes. Professor Pricklethorn is an internationally certified arborist who facilitates exciting workshops for kids about the importance of trees in urban environments. We participated in the “Trees Please and Thank You PEP Rally.” It focuses on photosynthesis, tree facts and explore the benefits of trees in our lives. It was a dynamic, fun and informative presentation! Thank you to all member of the Eco-Team for your hard work! And thank you Professor Pricklethorn- you are “tree-rific”!

– Eco-Team

November 23rd, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

Baubles, bangles, beads and shoes and clothes and wine and cheese and more!!  What a fabulous evening it was! Many thanks to Teresa DeGasperis (4B) who so graciously invited us into her home, Alicia Gouviea (6B) for all of her efforts and to Pam Sulpizi (2B) for organizing such a lovely evening. The parent turnout was amazing and from what I could see, lots of retail therapy was taking place! A portion of all sales goes back to Crestwood School through the CSPA, so many thanks to all the parents who shopped and bought. If you couldn’t come this time, make sure you come the next time an evening like this is planned…you won’t be sorry!

– Dalia Eisen

November 23rd, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

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