Anxiety disorders among children are on the rise: more medications are being prescribed, new disorders are appearing and children are struggling to take on the world around them. Taking a health perspective, Dr. Russell will help us understand how to shift the burden or responsibility to children, something that helps them take on anxiety.
Returning to the Crestwood Community for an evening of thought provoking discussion on how to best help kids thrive in anxious times. Come ready to learn common sense strategies to help children navigate ‘That Big Bad World’.
Date: Thursday, October 25th, 2018
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Place: Crestwood Lower School
Kindly RSVP to Grace by October 18th, 2018
Come hear Ron Morrish speak to the Crestwood Community. From the foundation-setting of early childhood to the complexity of adolescence, he will provide you with a host of practical, common-sense strategies for raising responsible children. You will go home with many great ideas that you can start using immediately.
Date: Thursday, November 8th, 2018
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Place: Crestwood Lower School
Kindly RSVP to Grace by November 1st, 2018
“Having heard Ron Morrish speak on several occasions, I strongly urge you to attend this extremely informative meeting. I’m certain you will not only enjoy it, but leave feeling inspired and readily able to apply practical parenting strategies.” -Dalia Eisen
Last week the Grade 6 students participated in Crestwood’s first annual “Drop Zone Contest.”
Students put their knowledge of gravity, drag and air pressure to the test and built their own custom parachutes. Each group collected and used recycled materials such as grocery bags and plastic dry cleaning covers. After completing the project, students attached their parachute to a miniature paratrooper.
Finally, each paratrooper+parachute was put to the test and dropped from the top of the Gym. The grade 6s had a blast and learned a lot in the process!
A brace from Griffyn was not enough as Crestwood grade 6 soccer team conceded two penalty kicks in a tough loss to Montcrest School. On an unseasonably hot day, the boys started slowly and were behind inside 5 minutes, more goals against followed and the team found themselves 4 goals down at half-time and fading fast. A spirited second-half performance most notably from Nicolaas and Griffyn brought Crestwood back into the game, but it was not enough. Final score Crestwood 3 – 5 Montcrest.
The U-10 soccer team hosted their first home game of the season against Montcrest School. We are so proud of the team for putting in their best effort this game! We showed major improvement from our first game and we can’t wait to play again next week. It was a very close game with Ben and George both scoring goals for Crestwood. Way to go team!
The U9 soccer team hosted our first at home game against Montcrest School this past Tuesday, October 9th. It was an exciting game and we got our first win of the season! Everyone played hard and had fun! A special shout out to Mark and Zachary for scoring our goals. We ended the game with a final score of 6-4. We are excited for our next game at Bayview Glen. Thanks to all the parents and teachers who came out to cheer us on!
-Coaches Robinson & Solski
The U12 Girls basketball team played their 3rd game of the season on Tuesday, October 9th in their home gym against Montcrest School. It was a nail biter of a game from start to finish! We started off slow with a deficit of 7-0 in the first quarter, but we stayed positive, knowing our shots would start falling. We started to make our comeback and with numerous lead switches throughout the first 3 quarters, the team stayed focused and confident into the 4th quarter. With the help of a few clutch baskets in the 4th quarter, Crestwood celebrated their first victory of the season with a final score of 26-19. We are so proud of the improvement the team has demonstrated into the second week of their season. We are looking ahead to our first away game on Thursday, October 11th against Villanova. Congratulations to the team (and fans) for a fantastic first win!
The Cross Country Team laced up on a beautiful fall afternoon to conquer the trails at Sunnybrook Park. Our Grade 3s set off running first and many of our students placed top 10 in the Under 9 category. Way to go James, Jordyn, Aiden, George, Dimitri, Natasha and Davis! Next, our Grade 4s zoomed through the finish line. Again, Crestwood had some top 10 racers. Well done Angus, Nathan, Fergus, Dara, and Sanaad. We ended our afternoon meet when the Grade 5 and 6 team members took off at a steady pace and completed a challenging 2 km run. Jameson, Daniel, Cooper, Tate, Noah, Elle, and Johnny all came across the finish line with a smile. Keep challenging your personal best Crestwood Cross Country Team. Your coaches and parents can’t wait to cheer you on at our next meet on Thursday!
Please take a moment to watch our Crestwood Terry Fox Run recap video with your son/daughter.
You can find it at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
Thank you to Somayeh Walton for organizing another successful used uniform sale. Also a big thank you to all of our volunteers – without your help we would not be able to hold such a successful event. Your efforts are much appreciated.
A reminder that the CSPA meets on Tuesday at 9AM in the library. We encourage all parents to attend.
For all those parents who have ordered new uniform pieces – these items will be delivered to school no later than Monday, October 22nd.
The U12 Girls basketball team had their first game of the season on Tuesday, October 2nd. Not only was it the first game of our season, but it was the first game ever played in our brand new gym! The excitement in the air from the team, the coaches, and all their fans was extraordinary! We were so impressed with the improvement the players have made since last season, and they hustled their way to an almost victory. It was an extremely close game through all four quarters, ending in a 3 point deficit for the Crestwood Cubs. Multiple players scored baskets, and we witnessed some beautiful assists and intense defence. Coach Fuller and Coach Kanfi are so proud of the teamwork and sportsmanship displayed by all the athletes.
Thank you to our scorekeeper – Carly Sherman. Our next game is this Thursday, October 4th, in our home gym once again! Hope to see you there!
Goals for Grifyn and Christopher were not enough as the Grade 6 Soccer team lost 3 – 2 against TFS. On a rain-soaked evening, Crestwood started the game slowly and was quickly behind by two. The boys rallied in the second half and brought the game level, but with only one minute remaining TFS stole the victory.
On Monday, September 24th our very own primary music teacher, Ahbra Mink, had the privilege of singing on stage at Princess of Wales Theatre for the Mirvish Season Opener. This promotional event was invite-only for Mirvish subscribers and open to all members of the media. Singing as part of SoundCrowd Choir, she backed up Broadway’s Dear Evan Hansen alumnus Colton Ryan as they sang the hit number “You Will Be Found” in front of a packed house to introduce the musical to the Mirvish line up. Ms. Mink brings her experience on stage into the classroom to prepare students for their own performances as part of the choir program and the grade 1-3 musicals. Check out the video below to see a clip! Can you find Ms. Mink?
Over the past few weeks, the Crestwood community has been working hard to raise funds for the Terry Fox Foundation to support important cancer research. We are so proud to announce that together we have raised $17,135.00, our highest earnings to date. We greatly appreciate the support of all the parents, families and friends that supported this cause.
Congratulations to all Crestwood students and parents who took part in our annual Terry Fox Run this past Thursday. To date online we have raised almost $2400.00 in addition to the paper pledges that continue to come in daily. We are well on our way to our $10,000.00 goal. In addition, we’d like to thank the following students that accompanied Ms. Lisa Newton from our Upper School, Megan Pearlman, Taylor Howell, and Abby Mintz, you were a big help.
Please continue your fundraising efforts.
The deadline for your forms to be in, is Friday, October 19th, 2018.
The Grade 3’s were visited by a Dairy Farmer today. We discussed all of the different regions in Ontario and how the Dairy Industry is vital to the industry of the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Lowlands. Dairy Farms are located in rural communities where farmers, lab technicians, bulk tank carriers, veterinarians, and nutritionists, all work together or “cow”-operate to bring healthy dairy products to urban centers. The Dairy Farmer explained the milking process as well as how every sample is tested, packaged, and sent to our grocery stores. We learned that different parts of Ontario have different kinds of jobs and how people depend on each other and the land for many different reasons like agriculture, business, residential, transportation and recreational uses. Ontario is definitely a great place to live, work, and play in!
The U9 soccer team had their first game against Sterling Hall School this past week. Fun was had by all! Special shout outs to Blake and Joey who each scored a goal. We finished with a final score of 5-2 for Sterling Hall. Even though we didn’t win, all players were stars on the field-Your coaches are very proud of you!
Thank you very much to the Crestwood School Parents Association, particularly Pam Sulpizi, Teresa DeGasperis and Melanie Morel for hosting a fabulous wine and cheese meet and greet after Curriculum Night. A huge thank you goes to Andrew And Teresa DeGasperis for so generously donating Vineland Estates wine for both the primary and junior Curriculum Night evenings.
The Grade 6 soccer team started their season yesterday with a 6 – 0 win over Sterling Hall ‘B’ team. The goals were shared around amongst the boys and some fine goalkeeping kept the opposition off the score sheet.
Only eight Grade 6 players were available to play so we needed help from the Grade 5 team to make up the numbers. Thanks to the Grade 5 players that helped our team secure our first win of the season. Grade 5: Max, TJ, Liam and Thato!
Grade 6 team: Mikel, Johnny, Adam, Christopher, Romeo, William, Griffyn and Nicolaas.
The Crestwood Cross Country team participated in their first meet this week at Centennial Park. Our Grade 3 and 4 runners laced up first and zoomed quickly across the finish line. Angus and Nathan placed top 10 in over 100 competitors in their age category. Our Grade 5 and 6 athletes hit the terrain next. They were challenged by a long, steady course that took them around a hill, through the fields and across the park. Congratulations on completing your first race Cross Country Members. See you at practice later this week team!
Please join us next week to meet your class parents/caregivers, grade parents and CSPA members.
JK-2 on Tuesday, September 25th, 8-9PM in the Atrium directly after Curriculum Night.
Grade 3-6 on Wednesday, September 26th, 8-9PM in our new Cafeteria directly after Curriculum Night.
Wine and cheese, compliments of the CSPA.
CSPA Executive Team
At Crestwood we are proud of the commitment we’ve made to Community Service. We are beginning the 2018-2019 school year with our annual Terry Fox Walk/Run, which will take place during the afternoon of THURSDAY, September 27TH, 2018 at the Glendon field.
Students should be in their House t-shirts, Crestwood gym shorts or track pants and running shoes.
The goals of our Terry Fox Walk/Run are fun, fitness and fund raising for the Terry Fox Foundation. Last year we raised $5,659.75. Our goal as a school this year, is to reach $10,000.00. Let’s make it happen CRESTWOOD!
Since 1995 we have raised $ $200,650.05 for Cancer research.
All parents and guardians are invited to participate in this event. If you choose to participate with your child, please arrive by 2:40pm and either walk up with your child’s class or meet us up on the Glendon field. We are scheduled to begin at 2:45pm.
We are excited to announce that we currently have close to 300 active parents on our Edsby system. Thank you for your participation and please keep an eye out for any Edsby groups/teams that you and your children have been added to as the Fall term gets rolling. For those of you not yet familiar with Edsby, it provides a modern way for parents and guardians to track their child’s homework and assignments, daily schedules, view our daily news, receive school updates and much more. You should have received an email from Edsby on Wednesday, Sept. 14th that will allow you to setup your own personal Edsby password and link you to your child(ren)’s information. Students and parents are able to access Edsby through any browser and/or through the “on the go” free Edsby App.
Any issues please do not hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Crestwood School Parents’ Association is only as effective as its volunteers and we have been extremely lucky to have met many great people over the past few years. Maryann, Pam and Melanie would like to specifically thank Linda Fata-Glover and Renita Greener for their extraordinary contributions as members of the CSPA 2016/2017/2018. We were a success as a team, and thank you for the many volunteer hours and contributions you dedicated to Crestwood’s success. We wish you well as you pass on the torch to Melissa Arbesman and Teresa DeGasperis, who we warmly welcome to the current team!
The Safety Committee is seeking volunteers to help direct traffic during the busy pick-up and drop-off times. Come on out for 20 – 30 minutes to keep traffic moving safely. Go to this website to sign up: volunteersignup.org/KXTWR
The Used Uniform Sales Team is also in need of volunteers. Please click link below if you are available to help out. https://www.volunteersignup.org/YLAWX
Thank you for your continued support!
Welcome to the 2018/19 school year for both new and returning families. We are looking forward to a great year.
We encourage all parents from our Crestwood community to attend our first Crestwood School Parents Association meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 12th @9AM in the library.
Please be sure to SAVE this DATE: October 1st – 3rd for our Fall Used Uniform Sale in the Main Building (Room#8) More details and info to follow. Please check the CSPA bulletin boards for updates. We are also taking used uniform donations. You can drop these items in front office or in bins located at student morning drop offs.
The Welcome Back BBQ will take place on Monday Sept.17th @5:30PM in the Primary playground area.
The CSPA is accepting volunteer forms to participate in community events and initiatives throughout the year. Feel free to hand into head office anytime.
I would like to welcome all new Crestwood families…we hope your children had a great first week. A big thank you to all who attended our Welcome Back coffee. It was wonderful to chat with so many new and familiar faces.
For those families celebrating Rosh Hashanah next week, we wish you all a happy and healthy new year.
Please note the change to the grade 3 pick-up location. It is now taking place in the parking lot behind the main building. Thank you to everyone for following the system – it only flows fluently if we as a community understand and follow the protocol.
Please be reminded of our upcoming Curriculum Nights. The JK-Gr.2 Curriculum Night will take place on Tuesday, Sept.25th while Gr.3-6 will meet on Wednesday the 26th. Both information evenings will take place in your child’s classroom and will begin at 7PM. This evening is for parents only. We look forward to seeing you.
On behalf of the staff and students, I would like to thank the CSPA for outfitting our new computer lab with 20 new iMac computers, as well as two new playground structures (one in the junior field and one in the primary playground) Come see our new elephant!
Director, Dalia Eisen
Welcome back to the start of a new school year. A special welcome goes out to the new families that are joining us for the first time.
After you drop off your children, I hope you can join us in the cafeteria for coffee and take the opportunity to meet other parents and have any questions you may have, answered.
You can park in the Glendon parking lot but please be sure to purchase a ticket from the booth in the lot and place it on your dashboard.
I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible tomorrow.