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Congratulations to Crestwood’s Aaliyah Edwards (’20) who as a 16-year-old has been named to the Senior Women’s National team and will join the team later this month for a five-game European exhibition tour. Canada will be playing in Belgium (June 14-16) and Great Britain (June 18-19).
Edwards is the youngest of 12 players member of Team Canada, which includes players who compete in the WNBA, NCAA and for European club teams.
According to Basketball Canada, the exhibition games will help Canada prepare for a summer schedule that will see the team participate in the FIBA Women’s AmeriCup 2019 and the 2019 Pan-Am Games in Lima, Peru, as well as the FIBA Women’s Pre-Qualifying Tournaments in the Americas region this fall.
Edwards could also play this summer for the U19 women’s team at the FIBA U19 Women’s World Cup 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand, July 20-28.
In November, Canada will play in one of two FIBA Women’s Pre-Qualifying Tournaments in the Americas region to qualify for one of the four global FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournaments 2020, taking place in February 2020. Canada will qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games with a top-three finish in its group in the FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournaments 2020.
Team Canada is currently ranked fifth in the world.
Congratulations Aaliyah, we cannot wait to follow your year ahead and to cheer you on along the way!!!
We will be accepting “gently used” uniform items on Exam Check day (Monday, June 17th). All donations can be dropped outside of the Mane Essentials shop between the hours of 9:00am-12:00pm.
It takes volunteers many hours to sort through all of this clothing so please do not send clothing that is visibly discoloured, ripped or stained.
We can only accept Crestwood Preparatory clothing for our used uniform sale. Any Lower School clothing should be delivered to that school.
Thank you for supporting the Crestwood Preparatory College Parent Association.
Congratulations to Victoria Sun for placing first on the University of Waterloo’s Fermat contest. As a result, she was one of only 72 students in all of Canada who attended the Lloyd Auckland Math Conference from May 26th-June 1st. It was a week of enrichment through a series of collaborative problem-solving sessions, seminars, lectures and mind-bending games! Here’s what Victoria has to say about the experience:
“I feel so fortunate that Crestwood provided me the opportunity to attend the Lloyd Auckland workshop this year. It was a great week of discussion, learning, teaching and, of course, problem-solving!
At first, I was nervous. I was the only girl on my team and unsure if I would get along with everyone. However, my fears disappeared as I quickly made many new friends. We talked about everything from what it’s like to live in Vancouver to overcoming the nerves of performing piano live. And we also connected through our common love for learning and challenging ourselves.
Throughout the week, my team and I worked together to learn and apply many new and complex math theorems, such as second order linear recurrences and rational points on algebraic curves. Initially, I also found the problem sets very challenging–there were words and concepts I had never seen before! However, I am fortunate to have many teachers, both past and present (including Ms. Postma from problem-solving club!), who taught me that one can never arrive at the right solution without first simply trying. The hardest problem I solved during my week at the conference required starting over more than TEN times! That persistence though, eventually brought me to the correct solution and a greater sense of confidence.
My team and I also very quickly realized that we had strengths in many different areas. Some of us were great with geometry and others were experts with proofs. Problems often required knowledge of several math concepts at once. Because we had experts in many different areas of math, there was always someone who could take the lead in solving that problem. It was fascinating to see firsthand how our differences actually made us a much stronger team.
The Lloyd Auckland math conference was a truly inspiring experience and I hope to have the opportunity to attend many more math conferences in the future!”
Congratulations to Alexa Gibson (19′) for throwing 30.42 meters, a season’s best, in the Javelin and qualifying to compete in the OFSAA Track and Field Championships in Guelph next Friday!
Congratulations Alexa and good luck at OFSAA!
We hope exams go well for everyone. It’s a busy time, but we’re almost there!
After a lengthy series of playdowns and a very well-played final match, there was finally a winner to The Great Crestwood Chess Tournament Tuesday. Congratulations to Tim Kufner, the 2018/2019 champion, and to Kian Torabi as the finalist.
Both players will join a stacked line-up of players for Crestwood’s competitive season next year, which will include hosting the Toronto Secondary School Individual Championships in October, and hopefully multiple qualifiers for the Canadian Youth Chess Championships next summer.
Mr. Jull would like to thank all players in the Chess Club this year. He hopes that everyone has a good summer.
This week the Senior Prefect Council presented another hilarious version of the Roary’s! The Roary’s is an awards show that focuses on nominees for comical categories, such as best hair, best teacher-student look-alike, and best hidden talent. The staff and students watched videos of the nominees, and voted on the winners! Best hair went to Mr.Scott, best hidden talent went to Mr.Pagano Jr for his dance moves, and best teacher-student look-alike was unanimously Ms. Reinsma and Raeleigh Gillingham! Following the assembly, everyone was treated to a BBQ out in the sun, could purchase cotton candy and sno-cones, and could purchase a pie to throw at a teacher! It was a very enjoyable event on a beautiful day, thanks to the Senior Prefect Council.
On Thursday May 23 Crestwood hosted our annual Athletic Banquet to celebrate the athletic accomplishments of our student athletes. Aboard the Enterprise 2000, over 250 staff and students enjoyed an evening of awards and dancing. We had a lot to celebrate this year as this was our most successful season in CPC history. Crestwood had 47 teams competing in the CISAA and over 300 students participating in the athletic program. We won 7 CISAA Division I Championships;
We also had several individual athletes represent Crestwood at OFSAA Championships;
Thank you to the Athletic Council for putting the event together. As well we would like to thank Adam Bacik for attending as the photographer. Pictures may be viewed below and the rest will be available to view by Monday on https://www.
Just a reminder for all graduating students, the deadline to accept an offer to an Ontario university is June 3rd. After accepting through OUAC, students should check their university specific account for important tuition and residence deposit deadlines, as well as information about course registration for Fall 2019.
On Wednesday May 22th, Courtney Mayberry and Amy McCulloch fought their way to the Under 14 Championship badminton finals at Saint Andrew’s college and finished second. They played a total of 5 matches throughout the day fighting their heart out to the very end. This amazing result reflects their hard work, commitment, and improved skills. Congratulations girls!
The Boys and Girls Badminton Teams had a fantastic day Wednesday at the CISAA Badminton Championship Tournament at Crescent School! All students played well and had fun. A big shout out goes to Joshua Deng, who didn’t lose a single match, and to our Mixed Doubles team Elaine Chen and Thomas Ellinidis, who placed second in the Championship! Well done Juniors!
The Senior Boys and Girls Badminton teams competed in the CISAA Championships yesterday. 5 of 11 of our Crestwood entries put up wins in their matches to finish in the middle of the pack against some very strong and experienced competition. Boys doubles team of Snow Ren and Samuel Li finished 6th after some hard fought 3 game matches. Helen Liu won her first round match in Singles 1 division and finished with some close games against some very tough competition. Danny He won 2 out of 3 matches to finish 5th. Greg Quon and Aries Wang had a final comeback victory finishing the day with only 1 loss. Crestwood had a young rookie team this year and they showed improvements at every competition this season. Congratulations to all members of this years Badminton team and best of luck as they build on their experience to become a top-ranked team in the coming years.
Last Thursday, the U14 Boys Softball team completed their season with a game vs. UCC Prep. Although the final score was not close, the boys did put up some noteworthy highlights, including home runs from Jack Van Volsen and Patrick Shain, a 3 run RBI double from Paolo Frasca, and a 3 for 3 hitting performance from Thomas Dennison, who was on base at every bat. Despite the loss, the boys nevertheless show promise for the future. Your coaches appreciate your efforts this year.
The U14 Girls’ Soccer team played their first ever playoff game in several years Wednesday afternoon at De La Salle. Despite trying to make a game of it through hard work and perseverance, the girls fell behind early to a very skilled and well disciplined home side. At the end of the day, the girls walked away poorer for the 5-0 result but richer for the experience of participating in playoff-style soccer. Coaches Maziarski and De Franco would like to applaud each and every member of the team for a fun and rewarding year.
Congratulations to the U14 Track and Field team on a great championship meet and the end to an excellent season! The team hurdled, sprinted, jumped and threw many personal bests. Congratulations to Kanmi, Beatrice, Jordan and Sophie on a great season. See you all for Cross Country in the fall!
On Wednesday May 22 Crestwood hosted the Junior Boys Rugby Seven’s Championships. The tournament began with 7 CISAA teams and CPC went into the tournament ranked 3rd after league play. In the opening game against Holy Trinity School, CPC came away with the win by a score of 15-10 with Mateo Rocha, Jesse Codron and Christian Campanelli all scoring tries. With this win, the boys then had to face the 2nd ranked RSGC team, with amazing defence the boys won the game 17-5; try scorers included Jesse Codron and Lorenzo Mancini. This put CPC in the Championship game against St. Mike’s College. CPC scored first but St. Mike’s answered back quickly with 2 tries. Going into the second half down a try CPC came out with a vengeance and determination to win. We scored three unanswered tries, scored by Lorenzo and two by Mateo to take the lead 24-12 and be crowned CISAA DI Rugby Champions! The entire team played with great heart and will and it was truly a team victory.
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!
Grade 8 Graduation
On Wednesday, June 19th, 2019 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 email@example.com 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 2019.
Grade 12 Graduation
On Thursday, June 20th, 2019 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 2019. 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).
The Raptors may have a flair for the dramatic, but so do our U14 Girls soccer team! The girls won in dramatic fashion against Montcrest Monday afternoon in the dying minutes of a 2-2 game compliments of a Chiara Codron goal, her third for the day. But Chiara was only as good as her hard-working midfield, led by the likes of Tina Otchere and Taija Sta. Maria, who looked for loose balls in the middle of the field and created good scoring chances for the offense. Not to be outdone, the defense, led by Taylor Howell and Jolie Drummond, and backstopped by the acrobatics of Abby Mintz, kept the game close enough for the team to pull off the victory in the end.
The U14 Girls’ Soccer team beat the visiting Trafalgar team 1-0 Wednesday afternoon to guarantee its place in next week’s playoffs. The win represented the team’s first shutout and continued to demonstrate how well the team has gelled and overcome adversity in such a short time. Kudos to each and every player who battled each and every ball, with particular shutouts going out to Abby, Taylor, Olivia, Tina, Taija, Corinna, and Chiara. We wish the team continued success. GO CPC!
The Crestwood boys and girls Senior Badminton team hosted Greenwood College School Monday. The girls showed improvements yet again as they won a season high, 3 of their 6 matches. The boys team dominated over Greenwood at all levels winning 6 of 7 matches, everyone in 2 straight games! The mixed doubles team of Greg Quon and Aries Wang held their opponents under 8 points as they easily won every game. Congratulations Crestwood Sr. Badminton on a resounding victory!
The Junior and Senior Girls Badminton Teams had a fantastic final game against Trafalgar Wednesday afternoon. The girls were great hosts, and they showed spirit, enthusiasm and improvement. A special shout-out goes to doubles team Maggie Funnell and Zenia Rangwala for winning their match, and to Betty Li for winning her singles 3 match. Way to show significant improvement, girls! Also, a thank you to the Boys Badminton Teams for coming out and playing some expo games, and for being perfect gentlemen.
The Varsity Track and Field Team competed at day 1 of CISAA Championships at York University Monday. Congratulations to Alexa for continuing her domination of javelin, winning with a throw of 28.08m, Zak for her 2nd place finish in the 100m, Ella for placing 3rd in the 1500m and Anjali for placing 4th the 100m. These ladies will move on to compete at Metros later on this month.
Congratulations to the Varsity track team on a great conclusion to their CISAA championship meet. Ella and Kyra ran a blazing fast junior girls 3000m race, with Ella coming from behind to place 2nd and qualify for Metros! Senior Girl Zakayla Day-Burrell placed 4th in the 200 after running a personal best in her first heat. Our grade 9 boys ran many personal bests, with Liam and James racing the 200, then Liam, Ethan and Hayden in the 800. Finally, Ethan Li battled the 3000m and a semi-digested sausage to close out a great track season. Congratulations to the whole team!
Congratulations to Crestwood Track and Field athletes on a great championship meet! Alexa Gibson won gold for Sr. Girls javelin. Zakayla Day Burrell placed 2nd in the 100m and 3rd in the 200m. Ella Rival came 3rd in the 1500m and 2nd in the 3000m. Anjali Juneja placed 4th in the 100m. All four girls will go on to represent Crestwood at the Toronto Metros pre-OFSAA meet in 2 weeks! Congratulations and good luck!
Monday, the U14 Boys Softball finished their regular season against a very tough first place UCC team. Although the boys ultimately lost 22-13, the game was not without its share of highlight reel plays for CPC. Patrick Shain got the offense started with a huge three run home run. Not to be outdone, Jack Van Volsen matched Patrick later in the game, with his own 3 run home run. Finally, Marcus Green completed a big rally in the bottom of the 4th inning with a slicing triple down the first base line that cleared the bases.
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Last Friday, CPC’s Grade 12 students headed to Prom for a night to remember! It was a wonderful evening, filled with great food, fun awards, dancing, beautiful young ladies, and handsome young gentleman. The Grade 12s were great ambassadors of Crestwood, and an amazing time was had by both students and teachers!
Thank you to everyone involved in making Prom such a success. View the lovely pictures from the event taken by CPC student Adam Bacik (’21) as well as the photo booth!
Crestwood’s Grade 10 class traveled to Ottawa for a jam-packed three days of fun, friendship and first-hand encounters with topics from their Civics and Canadian History studies.
Our first stop on Wednesday took students to the Canadian War Museum. The striking building on the Ottawa River was designed by architect Raymond Moriyama to convey a sense of disorientation, mirroring the confusion of war. Once inside the main exhibit hall, however, the confusion disappeared as students were able to view and interact with an amazing collection of artifacts from many of the conflicts that they learned about in class. After a few final obligatory selfies in front of the vast array of military vehicles in the Museum’s Lebreton Gallery, students were back on the bus and headed to Parliament Hill. Even with Centre Block under renovations, students were still able to get a first hand parliamentary experience, as MP Michael Levitt met with the students minutes before he had to get to the House of Commons for a vote. He discussed his responsibilities in Parliament as a representative for the people of York-Centre, as well as his work as the Chair of the House Foreign Affairs and International Development Committee. After saying goodbye to MP Levitt, students checked in to the accommodations at the University of Ottawa before heading across the river for a night of dinner, dancing and education presented by Aboriginal Experience. The opportunity to learn about the rich cultural heritage of Canada’s indigenous peoples while standing on the shores of the Ottawa River, with fantastic views of Parliament in the background, was the perfect way to cap of off our first night in Ottawa.
After a hearty breakfast, Thursday began with a trip to the Supreme Court of Canada, where students learned the history of the Court, as well as the magnificent building that houses it. Students applied their learning from the tour, and Civics class, by participating in a mock trial. Students then headed to the Canadian History Museum for a tour, and an IMAX presentation of the film “Canada: C3” documenting an inspiring 150-day journey around Canada’s three ocean coasts. Rock climbing, a fajita fiesta and a haunted tour of the former Carleton County Gaol rounded out the rest of our second busy day and night in Ottawa.
While we left Ottawa Friday morning, the educational fun was not over just yet. Our final stop of the trip was Canadian Forces Station Carp, better known as The Diefenbunker. Descending four stories underground, students got to see firsthand how the Canadian government dealt with the threat of nuclear war. Built in 1962 to ensure the continuity of government in the event of an attack on Ottawa, the once top-secret location now offers visitors an amazing glimpse in to the geopolitical tensions of the Cold War. After returning to the surface, it was back on the bus and back to Toronto.
The Scouts are holding a Lawn and Garden Product Sale with FREE delivery right to your door. See attached information sheet with product details and order form.
Also join the Scouts and Venturers this Saturday for a BBQ providing Hamburgers, Hotdogs and Popcorn for a donation, at the Church of our Saviour Spring Fling Bazaar and Bake Sale. Saturday May 11th from 10 am to 1 pm, (1 Laurentide Drive, Don Mills).
The Crestwood Parent Association will be holding a Used Uniform Sale on Tuesday May 30th from 3:30-5:00pm. While the sale is primarily geared towards new students, all parents are welcome to come and shop.
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!
Tuesday the Under 14 badminton team traveled to Bayview Glen to play the last matches before the championship. Thank you to all the members of the squad and in particular congratulations to our girls double team Amy McCullough and Courtney Mayberry who won their match after a nail biting and gripping final game. All the members of the U14 team will be playing in the championship on May 22nd at St Andrew’s College. Wish them luck!
Crestwood Hosted Bayview Glen’s Badminton team in a match Wednesday night. A skeleton Senior team had a successful outing with improvements all around. The girl’s doubles team of Victoria Sun and Selina Zhao won their first match in 2 hard fought games. On the boys side, Jason Fu and Jacob Newman both won their singles matches as did our mixed doubles team of Greg Quon and Raushan Liu. This was our best result so far this season. Congratulations Crestwood Badminton!
The Varsity Track & Field team for braved the harsh weather Thursday at the Bill Crothers Invitational. Alexa Gibson won first in javelin and Zakayla Day-Burrell finished first in the 100m dash! Hayden John, Shane Latsky, Liam Wagner and Ethan Li also did a great job in their 4x100m relay. Congratulations to everyone who competed!
The U14 Boys Softball team continued their season Monday afternoon with a home game vs. Toronto French School. Despite losing some of their top players to a hockey tournament, the remaining members of the team put forward a valiant effort, losing by a score of 13-8 in a game that was close until the very end. Stars of the game included Aiden Nunes, with clutch hitting and big catches in the outfield, Patrick Shain, who hit three doubles to add to his season total of five, and Anthony Cristoforo, with 4 RBI and a spectacular catch at shortstop which set up a double play.
The U14 Boys Softball team continued their season Thursday with a game vs. St. Andrew’s College. The boys got off to a good start, and despite some notable base running errors, were nevertheless able to hold on for an exciting 10-6 win. Star performers for the game included Patrick Shain, who played excellent defense at first base and came within inches of clearing the fence for a grand slam, Sean Doherty, who had an excellent pitching performance, and Thomas Dennison, whose clutch RBI single with the bases loaded gave the team some necessary insurance going into the final frame. The boys will look to continue their winning ways as they take on UCC this coming Tuesday. Great work boys!
The U14 Girls soccer team traveled to Toronto French school Monday afternoon in what was a very exciting and well fought match. Our girls matched the girls from TFS ball for ball in the first half, only giving up one goal on a turnover. The second half proved a little different as TFS had the upper hand on the balance of play, scoring two more goals in what resulted in a 3-0 loss for CPC. Still, all the girls showed fight and resolve, with honorable shout outs going to Abby Mintz, Tina Otchere, Sara Farahi Fard, and Chiara Codron. The girls next match in on Monday at Cherry Beach versus Moncrest.
A spirited performance from the Crestwood Lions against the Ridley Tigers on Wednesday afternoon was not enough to win the game. The match ended in a 1-1 draw, even though the Tigers had more shots compared to the Lions, both sides were pretty evenly matched during the first half. The first half saw the ball being traded between the two midfields with the Tigers mounting slightly more pressure on the Lions defence but were unsuccessful in their numerous attempts thanks to a stellar performance by Alexa Gibson, the Lions top-notch goalie. However, with just seconds left in the first half, Ridley squeaked one in off a well placed cross and finish. Although the Tigers had greater possession of the ball, the Lions did not let the intensity, and aggression in their game dip for any moment the rest of the way. Our strong physical presence of Marta and Sophia frustrated the opposition. However, the Tigers defence had an answer each time the Lions would surmount an offense, thereby keeping the score 1-0. Until, injured player/team advisor Sarah Douey made a game altering comment on the sideline..”It’s time to release Alexa”. Sending our goalie into the outfield was the best decision, as she was able to be the spark plug of energy the Lions needed, she ran down the field and scored to tie the match and get a point for the Lions…for the second game in a row! Substitute Coach O’Connor praised her team’s effort, saying, “We worked hard despite having many team members absent for trips and injuries. The team showed adversity to play the entire game and battle back to get the job done.” She also wanted to give Georgia Gardner a shout out for stepping in to play, and being a great addition to the squad. The Lions will now travel to Waterloo and take on the SJK Eagles and look to get back in the win column on Wednesday May 15 at 3 pm.
Grade 10 business students put their business plans into action last week, selling crepes, candy and even a “Sweet Tap” pie-in-the-face. The process began with Dragon’s Den style pitches to select the most viable business ventures. After a student vote, the planning process began for the best business ideas. The classes were divided into “departments” of purchasing, production, marketing, selling, accounting and management to plan and execute on the concepts. Students put their business knowledge to good use, generating over $300 profit for their charities.
Crestwood will be hosting our annual Athletic Banquet on Thursday May 23rd, 2019. The banquet will be a night of celebrating the accomplishments of all our student athletes, as well as lots of eating and dancing. The banquet will take place on the Empress of Canada boat, which will depart from the Toronto harbour at 5:45pm and sail around Lake Ontario until 10:00pm. Transportation will be provided to and from the banquet, or students can be dropped off at the boat at 11 Polson St.