Saturday | May 26, 2018

Thursday May 24th Crestwood hosted our annual Athletic Banquet.  It was a beautiful night aboard the Empress of Canada Cruise ship.  We spent the night celebrating the accomplishments of our student athletes and coaches.  We sailed around the Toronto Harbour, while dancing the night away.  Congratulations to our major award winners and teams!

Click here to see the full list of award winners.

Click on the link to view all of the Athletic Banquet pictures from this evening taken by Mr. Ronny Wan.

May 25th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

On Thursday we celebrated the success of our students and presented them with co-curricular awards, as well as presenting the house point system winners.  To see a full list of the awards and winners please click on the link below. Congratulations to our Crestwood Lions for all of their achievements!

 

Co-Curricular Award Winners

House Point System Winners

 

               

               

May 25th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

Rugby

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!

               

               

               

Soccer

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

Grade 8 Graduation

On Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 our Grade 8 Graduation will be held in the gymnasium starting at 5:00 pm.  Gym doors will open at 4:15 and seating is on a first come basis. The ceremony will last until approximately 6:00 pm and will be followed by light refreshments.  Students are to be dressed for this formal occasion (males – shirt & tie and females – dress or skirt) and will be wearing Graduation gowns for the ceremony. All students are to arrive at the school by 4:30 pm.  You should have received a formal invitation in the mail and are asked to RSVP to Ms. Victoria Escamillan at victoria.escamillan@crestwood.on.ca  so that all arrangements can be made. There is no limit to the number of guests you are allowed to bring to the ceremony and we hope everyone will be able to join us to recognize the accomplishments of the Grade 8 Class of 2018.

Grade 12 Graduation

On Thursday, June 21st, 2018 our Grade 12 Graduation will be held in the gymnasium starting at 5:00 pm. Gym doors will open at 4:15 and seating is on a first come basis. The ceremony will last until approximately 6:15 pm and will be followed by light refreshments.  Students are to be dressed for this formal occasion (males – shirt & tie and females – dress or skirt) and will be wearing Graduation gowns for the ceremony.  All students are to arrive at the school by 4:15 pm. There is no limit to the number of guests you are allowed to bring to the ceremony and we hope everyone will be able to join us to recognize the accomplishments of the Grade 12 Class of 2018.   You should have received a formal invitation and response card in the mail and asked to return them to the office by Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 (please ensure you complete both sides of the response cards).

May 25th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

Check out CPC’s follow-up interview, Teaching the Heart with YPI on VoicEd Radio, with Mr. Tanev and the winners of the Grade 10 YPI project.

May 25th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

We welcome all grade 8’s to please come celebrate with us at the Grade 8 Graduation Party!

Click here to view the invitation and RSVP.

May 25th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

This is a reminder that all Grade 12 students must accept an offer from an Ontario University by June 1st.  After this date, all offers expire and students can no longer accept.


 

OzTREKK would like to invite counsellors, students and parents to our Study Medicine in Australia Information Session on Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Hilton Toronto.

This session will give attendees the opportunity to learn more about applying to Medicine in Australia directly out of high school or after finishing a Canadian undergraduate degree. During this event, you will get a chance speak with the OzTREKK Admissions Team and all 11 of our Australian University Partners.

If you are unable to attend the morning event, we will also be holding a fair from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.on the same day. For more Information and to RSVP for that event you can click here:https://study.oztrekk.com/study-june-2018/

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to reach out.

Please RSVP at the link below

RSVP NOW!

May 24th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

Next Thursday, May 31st we will be having our end of the year locker clean out.  Students are to please bring bags and boxes with them to school that day in order to carry locker contents home with them.

May 24th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

 

Team Date Time Location Opponent
Junior Boys Rugby Wed. May 23 3:00-5:00 Sunnybrook CISAA schools
U14 Boys Rugby Fri. May 25 1:00-5:00 CDS CISAA schools
Senior Girls Soccer (playoff) Wed. May 23 3:00-4:30 Crestwood HTS
Senior Girls Soccer (Championships) Sat. May 26 9:00-3:00 TBA CISAA schools
U14 Girls Soccer Wed. May 23 3:00-4:30 TCS TCS
Senior Badminton Wed. May 23 All day TCS CISAA schools
Junior Badminton Wed. May 23 All day CS CISAA schools
U14 Badminton Wed. May 23 All day SAC CISAA schools
Varsity Track Wed. May 23 All day Birchmount CISAA schools
Varsity Track Thurs. May 24 All day York University CISAA schools
U14 Track Fri. May 25 All day York University CISAA schools

May 17th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

Rugby

Monday was an exciting day for the U14 Rugby Team.  Our U14 boys scored a total of 18 trys, during their 4 matches. Hosted by Sterling Hall, our boys played against Sterling Hall, both Appleby squads and Greenwood College.  In the first match, our U14 Rugby Team dominated Appleby College’s second squad with a 5 – 0 victory.   The second match faced our boys against Greenwood College which left us 3 trys short of a win with a score of 2 – 5.  The third match against Appleby College’s first squad ended in a tie of 1 – 1.  The final match against Sterling Hall left our boys with a dominating 10 – 0 victory.  A special shout out to: Adam Pearlman with 6 Trys , Philippe Stroganov with 3 trys, Jase Todd with 2 Trys, Ethan Li with 1 Try, Joshua Mayberry with 1 Try, Liam Wagner with 1 Try, Nathan Galansky with 1 Try, Noah Halili with 1 Try.

The Junior Boys’ Rugby team travelled to Rosseau Lake Wednesday to play Greenwood College and Lakefield College. The first game against the number one rivals from Greenwood, Joans Weissland scored an early try to go ahead 1-0 in the first half. After some silly mistakes and turnovers, the boys dropped the match 3-1 in the end.  The gents bounced back against Lakefield and had an excellent game. Congrats to Amir Rafati for a smart play off of a penalty and scoring his first try ever! Kudos go to both Callum Braund and Jacob Hanning for intelligent heads-up play at scrum-half.  The boys qualified for next week’s championships at Sunnybrook. Best of luck to them!

Track and Field

Tuesday, the U14 Track and Field team ran, jumped and threw at the York University meet.  Congratulations to Ethan, Josh, Steven, Ryder, William Ford and William MacInnis for proudly representing CPC despite the rainy weather.

Soccer

The U14 girls soccer team had their second game Monday afternoon at Appleby College. Unfortunately, Appleby scored a couple unlucky goals right off the bat in the first half. This early lead and Appleby’s various experienced players who were hard to stop, resulting in a high goal scoring game for Appleby. Yet, the Crestwood girls started to come together as a team and make some plays in order to tie Appleby’s second half goal count. Shoutouts go to Jordan Nikolov for scoring two goals, Amy Cai for scoring the third, and Isabelle Rigny for her consistent energy and determination.

May 17th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

The Prom was a typical fancy affair again this year.  After a wonderful pre-prom hosted by the Snyder’s, the kids were off to revisit the Bayview Golf and Country Club – a swanky country club hosting a swanky prom. BGCC was under renovations last year, and it was good to be back.
I have always had many favorable observations on the senior prom.  My favourite is that after years of occasional minor uniform “battles” at school, it is a wonderful thing to behold and witness, that when our kids want to consider the book cover, and feel the need to dress for the part, they do it with pomp and circumstance. The young ladies were dressed magnificently- gowns of every color and fabric- and the boys with dark and impeccably stylish suits. They were beautiful. The addition of a photo booth this year made for more photographs and mementoes of this evening.
Roasted chicken and grilled vegetables are the typical fair at BGCC, but somehow the chicken tastes like fowl, and the vegetables more than vegetables.  The meal was followed by a presentation of awards to the grads and a brief night of dancing.  Soon enough, the buses and the limos were lined up to take the grads to their next adventure.  They all showed up safe and sound on Monday.
I want to thank Mrs. Santomero and her committee for doing the usual legwork for the event, and the parents for recognizing the importance of the Prom and getting behind it with both glee and passion.
Vince Pagano
               
               
               
               
               

May 17th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

Last week our Grade 8 students spent four days in Montreal and Quebec City. The students were tested as they navigated their way through a labyrinth maze and hiked the stunning Canyon Sainte-Anne! They learned about the Aurora Borealis at the planetarium, and what it meant to be a soldier in the Martello Towers. Some of the students (and teachers!) even discovered that they might have a future with the circus after they learnt to juggle, use stilts, tightrope walk, and trapeze! It was a busy few days, but fun was had by all!

               

               

               

May 17th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

Last week, Crestwood’s Grade 10 students spent 3 days and 2 nights visiting our nation’s capital. After departing Crestwood early Wednesday morning, our first stop in Ottawa was the Canadian War Museum. Students had the opportunity to learn about the role of military conflict in Canadian history. Exhibits stretched as far back as pre-contact conflicts between the indigenous peoples of Canada, and covered Canada’s military contributions all the way up to the Afghanistan mission. Grade 10 Canadian history students were able to see, firsthand, objects that they had learned about during in-class lectures. While at the War Museum, students were also able to visit the newly dedicated Canadian Holocaust Memorial. Students travelled downtown to check-in to their accommodations at the University of Ottawa. After quickly changing for dinner, students travelled to Victoria Island, in the Ottawa River, to visit Aboriginal Experiences. Crestwood students spent the evening learning about the culture and traditions of the Algonquin people. After a hearty dinner- which included the option of bison for intrepid eaters- students had the opportunity to learn about, and participate in, traditional Algonquin customs and dances. The evening concluded with our indigenous guides leading all of the students in a traditional round dance.

Students awoke to rain on Thursday morning; however it was not enough to dampen their spirits. After a plentiful breakfast at the University of Ottawa dining hall, students were off to the Supreme Court of Canada to learn about Canada’s judicial system. Students were able to apply their learning from Civics class as they participated in a mock trial. Judge Matthew Nelsons presided over the court, and – despite less than solid evidence- the jury found Jason Wise guilty. Thankfully, the visit also taught the students about the appeals process! After the Supreme Court, students headed to Parliament Hill for a guided tour of the most important building in Canadian politics. Students had the opportunity to visit the House of Commons, the Library of Parliament, and the Memorial Room of the Peace Tower. Afterwards, we were graced by a quick visit from York-Centre MP (and Crestwood parent) Michael Levitt, who explained to students his role as a Member of Parliament. After a quick lunch in Byward Market, students headed across the river to Gatineau to visit the newly remodeled Museum of Canadian History (previous the Museum of Civilization).  After browsing the museum’s extensive collection, and seeing items such as one of the shirts worn by Terry Fox on his Marathon of Hope, the students settled in for a film about the social, cultural and environmental impact of disappearing ocean ice in Canada’s Arctic. After a fajita dinner at Lone Star Café, students were then guided on a spooky ghost tour of Ottawa- some students left with goosebumps, but everyone learned something about the early history of Ottawa.

Friday morning saw one final stop for the students before heading home to Toronto. On our way out of Ottawa Crestwood students had the opportunity to visit CFB Carp, or as it is more commonly known, “The Diefenbunker”. Constructed at the height of the Cold War, the bunker was designed to house Canada’s government in the event of a nuclear attack. Today, the bunker has been decommissioned and reconfigured to a museum dedicated to the Cold War. After returning to surface level, students boarded their motor coaches for the ride back to Toronto.

               

               

               

May 17th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

Used Uniform Sale
The Crestwood Parents’ Association will be holding a Used Uniform Sale on Tuesday May 29th from 3:30 – 5:00 pm. All parents are welcome to come and shop. The sale will take place in the school cafeteria.
Last minute donations can still be dropped off at the office until sale time.
Thank you in advance!

May 17th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

Exams begin for all students on Friday, June 1, 2018.  A general schedule is available on the website under the documents tab. All students have received a personalized examination schedule but if it has been lost they can look at the general schedule online.

Morning exams begin at 9:00 am and all afternoon exams begin at 1:00 pm. Exams in Grades 7 – 10 are one and a half hours and in Grades 11 -12 they are two hours. Students entitled to extra time will receive up to an additional 50% extra time at the end this time period.

Students are to be in uniform for the examinations and should arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the exam.

During the exam period, the cafeteria will not be open and students will not have the use of their lockers.

 

May 11th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

Just a reminder that students need to accept OUAC offers by June 1st.

May 11th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

After a well-fought match on both sides, Victor Strogonov took advantage of a two pawn advantage in the end game to checkmate Arjun Anand and claim the title of Crestwood Chess Club Tournament champion to go along with his position at the top of the ladder after the regular season.

The Club now prepares to send six members to its first ever Ontario High School Chess Championship in Toronto today and Saturday.  Good luck to all players!

May 11th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

This year’s prefect-run “end-of-year event,” will be a Crestwood Awards Show called, “The Roary’s!” Students and teachers have placed their votes and had the opportunity to nominate individuals for a Roary!  The awards show will take place on Thursday May 17.  Will you be nominated for a Roary?  Get excited for a fun day of awards, videos, and competition!

May 11th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

Soccer

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!

               

Rugby

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

On Tuesday, May 1st Crestwood’s production of Treasure Island debuted! The play was a huge success. The cast was mostly comprised of Crestwood’s younger students, but they did not disappoint. After six months of preparation the cast rose to the occasion of the performances and put on a very entertaining show. The play was a slapstick inspired take on the Robert Louis Stevenson classic, filled with sword fights, salty pirates, ghosts, and skeletons.  Director Sebastian Major, and Assistant Directors Nicole Reinsma, Melissa Butera, and Jennifer Williamson are all hugely proud of what the cast has achieved! Theatre is alive and well at Crestwood Preparatory College!

               

               

               

May 4th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

Volunteer Opportunities

Saturday May 5th– Brookbanks Park Clean Up 
 
9:30-11:30pm Meet at the entrance to park (Fenside and Brookbanks, across from CPC). Wear suitable clothing, rubber boots, work gloves. Bottled water, rubber gloves and garbage bags will be provided.
Saturday May 5th– Scotiabank ProAm Hockey Tournament for Alzheimers
-Various shifts on the Saturday
Saturday May 5th and/or Sunday May 6th– MS Walk
There are set up and tear down opportunities that looks like a solid 6-7 hours each day. I would complete the online application for these ASAP
 
Sunday May 13th– Sporting Life 10K
-Send Ms. Dickinson an email to sign up to volunteer
 
Sunday May 27th– Toronto Women’s 1/2 Marathon
-Complete the online registration form immediately
 
 
Saturday June 2nd– Second Harvest Event Set Up
11am-5pm
Thursday June 14th and/or Friday June 15th– Central Eglinton Community Centre Event Set Up
 
One week Summer program – Camp Reena Rec Buddy Volunteer

August 2018- Festival Volunteers for StArt Youth Presenting Art 2018

 

May 3rd, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

Used Uniform Sale

The Crestwood Parents’ Association will be holding a Used Uniform Sale on Tuesday May 29th from 3:30 to 5:30pm. While the sale is primarily geared towards new students, all parents are welcome to come and shop. The sale will take place in the school cafeteria.
In the meantime, we are looking for donations of gently used, clean uniform pieces. They can be dropped off in the office.  
Thank you in advance!

May 3rd, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

Each year, the CITE (Conference of Independent Teachers of English) holds a writing contest, into which each CIS school can submit an entry.  This year, the genre being highlighted was creative non-fiction.  In the fall, all Grade 12 students wrote a feature magazine article, and the top assignment, written by Megan Werger (’18), was submitted as Crestwood’s entry to the contest.  Megan’s article, entitled “Ignition“, is set in colonial Zimbabwe and is written in the voice of a reporter advocating for better treatment for the indigenous peoples of the country.  We learned last month that her piece had been selected for publication in inCITE, the literary journal of the CIS.  We are very proud of her accomplishment, and she was honoured in Town Hall Thursday morning by having her sign the school’s copy of the journal, which will remain at Crestwood for posterity.  Congratulations, Megan!

May 3rd, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

This past month, Grade 10 students in the Careers course participated in the YPI competition. YPI otherwise known as Youth Philanthropy Initiative is an interactive highschool program that encourages students to actively create social change in their communities. Students were put into groups where they chose a local grassroot charity to research. With this, each group would get a chance to possibly win $5,000 for their charity. Over the days, they studied each charity’s history, values, programs, and community impact. The students dived deeper into their exploration by physically visiting their respective charity. Mid April, each group presented what they learn about their charity to the class and teachers. In the next level of competition, groups that well-presented their charity moved on to the finals. Each of these groups gave their presentations in front of the school, student, teacher and YPI judges. This year’s finalists were all very strong and evenly matched. The winners of this year’s competition were Kayla Drummond, Miranda Su, and Faith Joseph, representatives of Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter. We are proud of all our competitors and are looking forward to the future social change in our world.

               

               

May 3rd, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

Rugby

Thursday afternoon the U14 Rugby team traveled to Country Day for a 4 game tournament against Country Day, Greenwood and Holy Trinity.  The U14 team played valiantly as they won their game against Holy Trinity 4 – 1, tied their match with Country Day 2 – 2 and fell short to Greenwood 5 – 0.  Great job team, keep up the good work.

               

               

The Junior Boys had their first home games of the season Wednesday, playing three hard fought matches in the outdoor sunshine. Crestwood grabbed a shutout victory in their first match, barely having to defend their own half due to hard runs from Jonas Weissland and consistent tackling from Callum Braund.  The boys dropped the second match to a very athletic opponent, but showed a great deal of defense from Cam Frank and bursts of energy from Ege Kusebayat and Adam Bounsall.  The last match of the day was extremely close, with HTS hitting a controversial convert to tie the game on the final play.  Well done lads!

               

               

Ultimate Frisbee

Tuesday, the Crestwood Ultimate team welcomed Rosseau Lake College for their home opening game. CPC brought some serious enthusiasm and effort to combat RLC’s veteran roster of players. Although we lost, the energy of the CPC Lions was palpable, made even better by the opportunity to have fun and play on our home field in the much awaited heat of the sun. The entire team effort to keep possession of the disk on our single, much celebrated point was scored in the end by Armani Mighty. Honourable mentions go out to Max Dolman, Faith Joseph and Imani Mighty for some great defensive plays. The “those hands are on fire!” award goes out to Alex Fallows, Katie Tuns, and Peter Hull for some amazing handling. Moreover, the cutting skills of Megan Pearlman, Sierra Little, and Robert Muresan were impressive to say the least! Last but not least, congratulations to Armani Mighty and Faith Joseph who were selected by RLC as our most spirited players in yesterday’s game. We’re looking forward to our next game at Bayview Glen on Tuesday, May 8th!

               

               

Soccer

Congratulations once again to the Varsity Girls soccer on their win Monday night against Albert College.  The girls played well with special mention to Julia Lee who had two goals.  Awesome job ladies!

Track and Field

Wednesday, the Varsity Track and Field team competed at Birchmount Park Collegiate Institute for the first meet of the season. Special shoutout to: Alexa for her second place throw in the Javelin, Kyra for her fifth place finish running a personal best time in the 3000m (that’s 7.5 laps on the track), and Victor, Adam, Jacob, Minh and Roger for surviving the Steeplechase.  Congratulations to the whole team on a great start to the season!

               

          

 

Softball

The Crestwood U14 Softball team traveled to Riverdale West park on Monday afternoon for a game against Montcrest. The game started off close, when an inside the park home run from Ryder Fogel gave Crestwood a spark of energy. Unfortunately, Montcrest’s bats could not be cooled down, and they took the win.

The Crestwood Varsity Slow-pitch team traveled to Richmond Hill Green Wednesday afternoon for their first Tri-Meet of the season. The team faced some tough competition in that of HTS and HSC.  Both games started off close, but experience got the better of us, and we finished 0-2 on the day.  Our next Tri-Meet is next week Wednesday.

May 3rd, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

Examination Schedule

Exams begin for all students on Friday, June 1, 2018.  A general schedule is available on the website under the documents tab. All students will be receiving a personalized examination schedule in early May.

All morning exams begin at 9:00 am and all afternoon exams begin at 1:00 pm. Exams in Grades 7 – 10 are one and a half hours and in Grades 11 -12 they are two hours. Students entitled to extra time will receive up to an additional 50% extra time at the end this time period.

Students are to be in uniform for the examinations and should arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the exam.

During the exam period, the cafeteria will not be open and students will not have the use of their lockers.


Grade 8 Graduation

On Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 our Grade 8 Graduation will be held in the gymnasium starting at 5:00 pm.  Gym doors will open at 4:15 and seating is on a first come basis. The ceremony will last until approximately 6:00 pm and will be followed by light refreshments.  Students are to be dressed for this formal occasion (males – shirt & tie and females – dress or skirt) and will be wearing Graduation gowns for the ceremony. All students are to arrive at the school by 4:30 pm.  You should have received a formal invitation in the mail and are asked to RSVP to Ms. Victoria Escamillan at victoria.escamillan@crestwood.on.ca  so that all arrangements can be made. There is no limit to the number of guests you are allowed to bring to the ceremony and we hope everyone will be able to join us to recognize the accomplishments of the Grade 8 Class of 2018.

Grade 12 Graduation

On Thursday, June 21st, 2018 our Grade 12 Graduation will be held in the gymnasium starting at 5:00 pm. Gym doors will open at 4:15 and seating is on a first come basis. The ceremony will last until approximately 6:15 pm and will be followed by light refreshments.  Students are to be dressed for this formal occasion (males – shirt & tie and females – dress or skirt) and will be wearing Graduation gowns for the ceremony.  All students are to arrive at the school by 4:15 pm. There is no limit to the number of guests you are allowed to bring to the ceremony and we hope everyone will be able to join us to recognize the accomplishments of the Grade 12 Class of 2018.   You should have received a formal invitation and response card in the mail and asked to return them to the office by Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 (please ensure you complete both sides of the response cards).


Grade 12 Prom

On Friday, May 11th, 2018 Crestwood Preparatory College will hold its annual prom at The Bayview Country Club (25 Fairway Heights Dr, Thornhill, ON L3T 3X1).  All students in Grade 12 are invited to purchase tickets for the event. Tickets are on sale in Mrs. Santomero’s room until Friday, May 4th at the end of the school day and are $100.00 per person. The evening will begin at 6:30 pm and will include dinner, dancing and some fun awards voted upon by the Graduates.  Dress for the evening is formal attire. Students wishing to bring guests from outside the school will need to complete a guest registration form and return it no later than Thursday, May 10th.

April 27th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

April 26th marked Crestwood Preparatory College’s annual Spring Concert and Art Show where our Arts community gets the opportunity to display their collective talents.

The Visual Arts Department, guided by Ms. Mishka Sawka and Ms.Lisa Belanger, mounted a stunning display of student works which highlighted their burgeoning artistic skills. The gallery of art featured an incredibly diverse body of work of varying media style and imagination from all grade levels and was truly a ‘must-see’.

The Music Department, directed by Mr. Jeff Fong, put on its annual Spring Concert featuring student ensembles from Grades 8 through 12. The Grade 8 concert band gave an enthusiastic performance of “If I Were a Rich Man”, “The Rainbow Connection” and “Eye of the Tiger”. The Junior Jazz Band impressed the audience with “The Sesame Street Theme” and a fiery latin tune “El Gato Gordo”. The Crestwood Voices, conducted by Mr. Chris Jull, performed two very moving choir pieces, “Fly Away Home” and “Dirait On”. The Gr. 9/10 Concert Band performed a spectacular rendition of “Tchaikovsky’s Greatest Hits” culminating in an electrifying interpretation of the 1812 Overture which brought cheers from the appreciative audience. The Senior Jazz Band played a Duke Ellington classic “Things Ain’t What They Used to Be” and an exciting rock tune called “Get It On”. Adam Golden was a featured sax soloist along with terrific trumpet solos by Anthony Radford- Grant and Jad Abboud. The concert closed with the Senior Concert Band performing “Highlights from LA LA Land”, “Da Vinci Sketches” and “Duke Ellington in Concert”. Everyone played absolutely beautifully and it was the picture perfect ending to our musical school year.

All photo credits go to Adam Bacik ’14

               

               

               

 

April 27th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

A Beautiful Bake Sale
 
The Crestwood P.A. hosted a colourful spring bake sale for staff and students this week.  Thank you to all the students, staff, parents and volunteers who helped make it a delicious success.  A very special thank you goes to Justine Codron, who has been doing a fantastic job managing our bake sales for the past 2 years.  
Annual General Meeting
 
Please join us for the Parents’ Association Annual General Meeting on May 10 at 8:45 a.m.  
This is the final P.A. meeting of the school year.  For those interested, it’s a good opportunity to learn more about P.A. activities.  Coffee and muffins will be available and everyone is welcome.
               
               

April 27th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

Crestwood alumni Zachary Brown (’14) was honoured this past weekend by Stanford University as one of 25 recipients of the J.E. Wallace Sterling Award for Academic Excellence. The award is presented to the top 25 graduating students in the Faculty of Humanities and Science at the prestigious west coast university. Zachary, who has been studying American History, will graduate this June with an Honors Bachelors of Arts. As Dean of Humanities and Sciences Richard Saller noted during the awards ceremony, considering that 45,000 students applied 4 years ago to be part of this class, these 25 students represent the top 0.0005% of academic achievement. Sharing in the honours this weekend was Crestwood Preparatory College teacher Jason Hawkins, who was selected by Zachary as the secondary school teacher who he wished to have recognized by Stanford for helping shape him most during his high school career. As part of the award, Stanford arranged for Mr. Hawkins to attend the awards luncheon in Palo Alto as an honoured guest. During the luncheon, Stanford history Professor Johnathan Gienapp and Mr. Hawkins shared with the audience their reflections on Zachary as a student during their time working with him, while Zachary spoke of the profound role of his experience at Crestwood in helping him put him on the path towards success in his chosen field. Moving forward, Zachary has accepted an offer of admittance from Harvard Law School, where he intends to complete a joint J.D.-PHd. Congratulations to Zachary and Mr. Hawkins for the recognition from one of North America’s finest educational institutions.

               

April 27th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

Please join us at this year’s CPC theatrical production of Treasure Island. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door on the night of the show (cash only).  We look forward to seeing you there!

 

 

April 27th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

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