Saturday | August 18, 2018

Dear Parents and Friends of Crestwood Preparatory College:

They say that the older one gets, the more quickly days and months and years pass. That should be a cautionary tale while raising and teaching our young people. While I’m wondering where all the hours have gone, some of our students may be counting the seconds. But in the end, young or old, we managed to put another year behind us. This one was not as joyful as others. Tragedy has a way of reducing celebration and anticipation, and we had reason to limit both in the spring of 2018.

Your children have done a fine job. Even those or especially those that struggled should be applauded loudly for their efforts. Success comes in bits and pieces sometimes. Thanks to all those who learned to tippy toe around the house while CPC students studied for tests and exams. Thanks to all those students who believed in the teachers and in the system at school to give it 100% every day. You have made us all proud.

We are barely finished one school year before we begin to think of the next. Several important and exciting initiatives await CPC students in September. Our sports programs continue to be enhanced. Our basketball victories, and the players involved, have already become the stuff of CPC legend. Hockey will get its turn next year. Staff and coaches are busy honing up on all their sports skills to make sure their players can play their best. Success, which I define as working hard to achieve victory and not victory itself, should flow from our basketball and hockey programs to all our other sports. Encourage your son or daughter to get involved when the time comes.

The more important initiatives lie in the academic and programming side. Our technology opportunities will be enhanced with the purchase of a 3D printer, as well as a big boost in materials and recruiting for the Robotics program. I believe it’s time when kids were taught the more creative, engineering aspects of our booming technology fields.

Literacy has been the main topic of conversation at staff meetings and will continue to headline virtually all classroom endeavours for years to come. Our students must be taught the art of writing and speaking in more analytical and creative forms. We will be bringing back some speech and science fairs, working on student thought expression as well as literary skill in their homework and assignments. We will be giving specific talented students chances to perform in public. Our art classes will be working with new materials and objectives. All of this, of course, requires the guidance and inspiration of teachers who will enhance all projects with their own enthusiasm (many of these ideas came from the staff), encouragement, and meticulous assistance.

2018-2019 promises to be a great year. I’m thrilled that almost 500 students, about fifty teachers and a thousand parents will witness the daily success we are all bound to be part of. In the meantime, there’s summer to enjoy, carefree activities to indulge our senses, and, down deep inside us all, especially the older ones, the knowledge that September will be here before we know it.

Best wishes to all:

Vince Pagano

 

June 27th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

David Lee, father of grad Julia Lee, and Vince Pagano (his old teacher and mentor) provided desert for Dave’s staff luncheon that he held last week. Thanks again Dave!
Dave Lee, recently retired from Royal St. George’s as Admission Head, and will be joining the CPC Board in September.

June 25th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

The new school documents for Crestwood’s 2018/2019 school year are now available to view on the Crestwood Preparatory College website.  To go to the page to view these documents, you may click on the link below.

 

June 25th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

Information about this year’s Basketball Camp held by Coach Ro Russell is now available to view on the Crestwood Preparatory College website.  To go to the page to view this information you may click on the link below.

 

June 25th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

On Wednesday, June 20th our Grade 8 students graduated!  You may view pictures from this event by clicking on the link below.

 

On Thursday, June 21st our Grade 12 students also graduated!  Pictures from this event may be viewed in the following link.

 

Congratulations to all of our Crestwood graduates.  We wish you the best of luck in all of your future endeavours!

June 25th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

Congratulations to Crestwood’s Jahcobi Neath for earning a spot on Canada’s U18 Boys Basketball Team this past week at the National Training Camp.  Canada’s U18 Boys team will be participating in FIBA  2018 Americas Championship starting this weekend in St. Catherine’s and will open the tournament on Sunday, June 10th at 2:15 pm versus Argentina.  if you are unable to make it to St. Catherine’s to see the games you can watch them online here. Additional information and game times can be found at  Fiba Americas U18. Best of luck to Jahcobi and to team Canada in this event, as they look to qualify for the U19 World Championships.

June 8th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

Happy Summer!
The Parents’ Association wishes all Crestwood families a fantastic summer.  Enjoy!

June 7th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

Job Opportunity

June 7th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

June 6th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

Dear New Student of Crestwood Preparatory College,

 

Welcome to Crestwood Preparatory College!

September will be an exciting month for you. We are excited to have you here and promise to do everything we can to make every day a happy and productive one. You are an important part of this success; work hard, smile, respect the good people around you, including your friends and family and embrace the many opportunities that will be provided by the excellent teachers at CPC.

Have a great day!  My door is always open.

 

Mr. Vince Pagano

Headmaster

 

June 6th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

June 6th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

Crestwood Preparatory College

217 Brookbanks Dr

Toronto, ON

M3A 2T7

(t) 416.391.1441

(f) 416 444 0949

 

Headmaster –Vince Pagano 416 391 1441 ext. 4322

 

Assistant Head – Dave Hecock 416 391 1441 ext. 4323

 

Assistant Head – Phil Santomero 416 391 1441 ext. 4372

 

Vice Principal and Athletic Director – Lisa Newton 416 391 1441 ext. 4325

 

Director of Special Education – Jordana Winograd 416 391 1441 ext. 4365

 

Guidance Councilor Jenn Hann – 416 391 1441 ext. 4329

 

Guidance Councilor Jeff Mitz – 416 391 1441 ext. 4338

 

Accounts – Sue Brownlee 416 391 1441 ext. 4344

 

Admin. Assistant (Attendance and Guidance) – Victoria Escamillan 416 391 1441

 

Admin. Assistant (Admissions) Linda Newbigging 416 391 1441 ext. 4328

 

June 6th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

The school calendar is now posted online on the Crestwood main website.  Please click here to view it.

June 6th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

For those of you who have a holiday during the month of August and you wish to purchase uniform items earlier, please contact davecunningham@sympatico.ca  so that we may arrange a time at your convenience.

Please go to the Uniform shop (this room is next to the cafeteria) to purchase uniform items. Please be advised it is recommended that the purchase of uniform items be done in August, as the students tend to grow over the summer!

Thank you.

  • Wednesday, August 15 – 10:00 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 16 – 10:00 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday, August 17 – 10:00 – 4:00 p.m.
  • CLOSED SATURDAY – AUGUST 18
  • CLOSED SUNDAY – AUGUST 19
  • Monday, August 20– 10:00 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 21– 10:00 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 22 – 10:00 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 23 – 10:00 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday, August 24 – 10:00 – 4:00 p.m.
  • CLOSED SATURDAY – AUGUST 25
  • CLOSED SUNDAY – AUGUST 26
  • Monday, August 27 – 10:00 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 28 – 10:00 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 29 – 10:00 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 30 – 10:00 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday, August 31 – 10:00 – 4:00 p.m.
  • CLOSED SATURDAY – SEPTEMBER 1
  • CLOSED SUNDAY – SEPTEMBER 2
  • CLOSED MONDAY- SEPTEMBER 3
  • FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL – Tuesday, September 4 – 9:00 – 4:00 p.m.

 

Request for uniforms please contact Dave Cunningham at:

E-mail: davecunningham@sympatico.ca  Purchase Online: www.paragonblu.ca

*Just to let you know that uniform items are available for purchase during the school year every Monday in the uniform shop. Details will follow after the summer hours.

 

June 6th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

 

To view the full booklist for the 2018-2019 school year please click here.

June 6th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

September 4, 2018 – Opening Activities & Registration

September 5, 2018 – First Day of Full Classes

September 6, 2018 – Curriculum Night @ 7:00 pm

September 18, 2018 – School Photos – Full Uniform

September 27, 2018 – Gr. 11& 12 Parent Info Session Re: University Applications @ 7:00 pm

 

October 5, 2018 – No School – Professional Development Day

October 8, 2018 – No School – Thanksgiving

October 18, 2018 – Academic Awards Evening: Honour Roll Students from June 2018 @ 7:00pm

October 25, 2018 – Parent Association Social @ 7:00 pm

 

November 9, 2018 – No School – Professional Development Day

November 22, 2018 & November 23, 2018 – Parent – Teacher Conferences

November 23, 2018 – No School due to Parent – Teacher Conferences

 

December 6, 2018 – Winter Festival of the Arts @ 7:00 pm

December 20, 2018 – Last Day of Classes before Winter Break

December 21, 2018 – January 6, 2019 – Winter Break

 

January 7, 2019 – Classes Resume

January 10, 2019 & January 11, 2019 – Gr. 12 Graduation Photos

January 24, 2019 – Gr. 9 & 10 Parent Info Session Re: Course Selection @ 7:00 pm

 

January 31, 2019 & February 1, 2019 – Parent – Teacher Conferences

February 1, 2019 – No School due to Parent – Teacher Conferences

February 15, 2019 – No School – Professional Development Day

February 18, 2019 – No School – Family Day

 

March 7, 2019 – Last Day of Classes before March Break

March 8, 2019 – March 24, 2019 – March Break

March 25, 2019 – Classes Resume

 

April 19, 2019 – No School – Good Friday

April 22, 2019 – No School – Easter Monday

April 25, 2019 – Spring Festival of the Arts @ 7:00 pm

April 30, 2019 – Drama Production @ 7:00 pm

 

May 17, 2019 – No School – Professional Development Day

May 20, 2019 – No School – Victoria Day

May 23, 2019 – Co-Curricular Awards Assembly

May 23, 2019 – Athletic Banquet @ 6:00 pm

 

May 31, 2019 – June 12, 2019 – Final Examinations

June 19, 2019 – Grade 8 Graduation @ 5:00 pm

June 20, 2019 – Grade 12 Graduation @ 5:00 pm

June 6th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

We want to say congratulations to all the University athletes.

Samantha Mintz

– will be going to the University of PEI and playing Varsity Women’s Hockey for the UPEI Panthers
– will be studying Biology
Gavin Wei
– will be going to Boston University and playing DI Badminton for the Boston Terriers
– will be studying Finance at the Questran School of Business

Graham Treffry

– will be going to McMaster University and playing OUA Basketball for the McMaster Marauder’s
– will be studying Kinesiology
Franco Miller
– will be going to University of Mississippi and playing NCAA DI Basketball for the Ole Miss Rebel’s
– will be studying Kinesiology or Communications
Areej Burgonio
– will be going to Concordia University and playing OUA Basketball for the Concordia Stingers
– will be studying Kinesiology

June 1st, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Sunday May 27th- Toronto Women’s 1/2 Marathon
Complete the online registration form immediately

Register Here

Saturday June 2nd- Second Harvest Event Set Up
11am-5pm
Apply Here

Sunday June 3rd, 2018 Ride for Heart

MUST sign up online.
Manulife Ride for Heart

Saturday June 9th at Sunnyside Park

MUST sign up online, only a few spots remaining
7am to 3pm

MEC Paddlefest 2018

Thursday June 14th and/or Friday June 15th- Central Eglinton Community Centre Event Set Up
Register Here

June 13th-17th Journey to Conquer Cancer Run/Walk- Various opportunities 

Sign up online

Register Here

Saturday June 16th- Lulu Lemon 10K
Register Here

June 1st, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

The Varsity Girls’ Soccer team ended their season as one of the top four teams.  The girls played their hearts out but unfortunately fell to a stronger St. Mildred’s Team.  Overall the girls had  a very successful season always finishing as one of the top teams.  Special mention goes out to our graduating players, Jahnai Brown, Arden Kell, Saara Habib, Julia Lee, Saara Habib and Sam Mintz.

               

          

June 1st, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

Used Uniform Sale Success
Thank you to all our customers, volunteers and families who donated uniform pieces.  This week’s Used Uniform Sale was a huge success!  A special thank you goes to Sheryl Osak, who does an amazing job managing the sale.
Used Uniform Sales contribute significantly to our Parents’ Association initiatives, while providing an economical option to families. Since the end of the school year is almost upon us, please consider donating any clean, used uniform pieces that you no longer need.  Donations can be dropped off at the main office.
Happy Summer from The Crestwood Parents’ Association!
 
The Parents’ Association Committee enjoyed its end of year luncheon this week.  Thank you (again) to Ruba Abboud for being such an outstanding hostess and chef!
 
We would also like to thank everyone who pitched in and volunteered with us this year.  Your contributions make a very positive difference.
We wish all Crestwood families a relaxing and enjoyable summer.
     

June 1st, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Saturday June 2nd– Second Harvest Event Set Up 11am-5pm

http://www.volunteertoronto.ca/networking/apply_now.aspx?view=2&id=499480

 

Sunday June 3rd, 2018 Ride for Heart-MUST sign up online.

Manulife Ride for Heart June 3rd, 2018

 

Saturday June 9th- 7am to 3pm at Sunnyside Park– MUST sign up online, only a few spots remaining

MEC Paddlefest 2018

 

Thursday June 14th and/or Friday June 15th– Central Eglinton Community Centre Event Set Up

http://www.volunteertoronto.ca/networking/apply_now.aspx?view=2&id=220192

 

 June 13th-17th Journey to Conquer Cancer Run/Walk- Various opportunities– Sign up online

 http://runorwalk.ca/Volunteer.aspx

 

Saturday June 16th– Lulu Lemon 10K

http://canadarunningseries.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?start_over&id=27308

May 31st, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

There will be two opportunities for book exchanges in June.  In both cases, the school is not involved in any of the prices or negotiations.

The first is a Parent book exchange where parents are able to meet in the cafeteria to sell their books to other parents or to purchase books from other parents. The prices are to be negotiated between the individuals involved. This will take place on Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.

The second is provided by Alpha Textbooks, our trusted book supplier. They will facilitate our used book exchange to accompany the regular supply of new and used books to the student population. Their book return will take place on Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am (Please note the new times) and will work as follows:

  • Alpha Textbooks staff will take in the books and credit your account accordingly
  • When you order your new or used books over the summer the credit will be applied to your order.
  • For Grade 12 students and students not returning, Alpha Textbooks will mail you a cheque for the texts returned, or you may call them directly.
  • You can also sell your books to Alpha Textbooks anytime at their store located at 3709 Chesswood Drive if you cannot come to the book drop off. Please check their website for seasonal hours.
  • Textbooks are usually credited between 40% – 50% of their used value. Paperbacks are usually credited between 10% – 25% of their used value. Books that are heavily worn/damaged would receive a lower value or be rejected completely.
  • Alpha Textbooks does not accept any used workbooks.
  • It is possible that some of the books used this year will become obsolete or will no longer be used by Crestwood next year. Alpha Textbooks will try to inform you of this information at the time of your book return.  These books might not have any resale value.

Last year was a success and we are confident that this system was more efficient and served our population well.  If you have any further questions please feel free to email Alpha Textbooks at karin@alphatextbooks.com.

 

May 31st, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

On Monday, June 18th from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm students will have the opportunity to come into the school and check their exams.  If a student is unable to come that day they will be able to make an appointment with the office to arrange to check their exams.  Teachers will not be sending marks home until reports go out.

May 31st, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

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

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