Saturday | March 25, 2017

Come by and see what the lovely ladies at the Crestwood Cafe are cooking up this week!

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March 24th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News

Check out these information sessions about universities around the world and what options are open to you for post-secondary education.


All About UBC is coming to Toronto!

All About UBC is an event designed for high school students who are considering applying to UBC.

UBC experts and current students will be on hand to share about their two beautiful campuses, their world class programs, and all about student life in the Okanagan and in Vancouver.

Where: Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
When: Saturday, April 8 at 10:30 am – 11:30 am
123 Queen Street West

Students can here register now!


University of Cambridge Information Event

This event is open to students (grade 10 and 11), parents and guidance counsellors and will provide an exciting opportunity for you to meet Dr. Caroline Burt, the Admissions Tutor from Pembroke College at the University of Cambridge.

Dr. Burt will give an insight into student life at Cambridge, including information on Colleges, courses, and extra-curricular activities as well as outlining the admissions process and what makes a competitive application.

The event will take place in downtown Toronto on
Thursday 01 June 2017, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm.

You will also have the opportunity to ask Dr. Burt any questions you might have about the University.


University of Sydney, Australia

Associate Professor Mark McEntee from the University of Sydney will be coming to Toronto!

During the Sydney Health Sciences Information Sessions, you will learn more about The University of Sydney, program entry requirements, practicals, and how you can take your degree home to practice in Canada. Enjoy a brief presentation by Professor McEntee, followed by a Q&A period.

Toronto Session

Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Time: 6:00pm

Location: University of Toronto

Room:  Bahen Room 2175


Please RSVP here:

March 24th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Upper School

Crestwood’s interschool league Reach for the Top competition came to an end yesterday.  The Gr 11-12 team made it to their semifinals, where they lost by 1 point to the host team O’Connor.  Mr. Jull and Mr. Masters want to thank and congratulate Spencer Arshinoff, Navid Sarshar, and Robert McHale, along with graduating team members Daven Siu and Adam Tytel.  All other intramural Reach for the Top players are reminded that lunchtime competition is ongoing, and that once we are back at school, playoffs will be beginning in late April.

Hot Dogs for Harambe Bleach for the Top

March 9th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Upper School

Club forms will go home with ALL students tonite!!  We will mail the club forms to those students who were picked up early or absent today. 

March 9th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

On behalf of all Crestwood coaches, I would like to thank you for entrusting your child with us this past term. Encouraging our athletes with positive reinforcement and skills they require to improve their athletic performance throughout the season is a privilege we don’t take lightly. Our teams experienced success and hopefully your child created lasting memories that they will carry with them for years to come.

Looking forward to our spring season, we offer Track and Field, U12 Softball, Ball Hockey and Athlete’s on the Run. Our Badminton Schedule will continue through May.

Sign up sheets will be made available to all students, upon our return from the March Break

Wishing you and your families a wonderful Spring Break.

-Sherri Brenzel, Athletic Director

March 9th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

Please be reminded that only the Primary Reports (JK-3) will be mailed out before the March Break. Junior Reports (Gr.4-6) will be mailed out in early April.

March 9th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

Congratulations to the grade 2 classes on a job well done performing their musical “Lemonade!”, a story about fairy tale characters making the best of life’s ups and downs. Thank you to Ms. Romanenko and the Art Committee for making the colourful sets and to all of the parents for their help with costumes. It was a great way to end the term before March Break. Way to go!

-Ms. Spigott

March 9th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

The goal of our new Lower School Facebook page is to create an additional means of communication between home and school, as well as to showcase our school. We will be sharing exciting events, activities, and initiatives. Photos and videos will highlight the achievements of students and faculty.

You can find a link to our page at the bottom of our Lower School Crestwood web page, or simply go to:

Alison Green, Learning Support Specialist

March 9th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

Dear Crestwood Families,

“A trip to Mastermind.”  “Buying a toy.”  “Hot chocolate after skiing.”

“Going to see a movie.”  “A trip to McDonald’s.”  “Ordering from Pizza Pizza.”

These are only a few of the treats and privileges that Crestwood students chose to skip in support of Lifeline Syria. This fundraiser grew out of the Grade 6 students’ desire to make a meaningful contribution after hearing guest speaker Zakaria Mohammed Mokdad, who shared his experiences as a Syrian refugee settling in Toronto.  Moved by his story, and confident that Crestwood students would want to help, the Grade 6 class organized and promoted a Skip It fundraiser.

Following the Grade 6 presentations to their classes, 106 Crestwood students and staff decided to take personal action to make a difference by forgoing personal luxuries and instead donating the dollar values. Over the past week, our students contributed $1646.20 for Lifeline Syria Fund at Toronto Foundation.

Students recorded their acts of giving on house colour leaves, which are displayed on Giving Trees in the Atrium and outside the Library.  We are very proud of the initiative our students have shown, and thank them and their families for their support of this worthwhile cause.


Grade 6 Teachers

Amy Fuller

Jen Krashinsky  

Sara Suckstorff

Amy Woodruff

Sharon Liebenthal, Primary Principal

Patti Hektor, Junior Principal

March 9th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

Each year Crestwood students enter the Royal Canadian Legion’s Remembrance Day Poster/Poem contest.  This year, Mr. Hawkins and Mr. Masters are proud to announce that many students won certificates and cash for their efforts!
They are:
Ashleigh Lindayen
Charlie Nogas
Max Dolman
Jennifer Wang
Andy Yang
Anthony Radford-Grant
Zach Morris
Yichen Zhang
Armin Selzner (not pictured)
Legion Awards 2017

March 9th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Upper School


Crestwood had the honour of hosting this year’s CISAA U-14 Hockey Championships. Having home ice advantage and a large fan base, the crowd at Fenside saw 2 fantastic games. In the Semi-Finals, CPC won a nail bitter over a strong De La Salle team, beating them 5-4 in overtime, with Cole Eichler scoring the overtime winner. In the Finals, CPC took on Appleby College. Right from the get-go, CPC was able to take the lead and never look back, winning 7-0. The entire coaching staff would like to thank the team for a fantastic season that saw the team go undefeated with an 11-0 record, a very impressive feat. Good luck to those Grade 8’s moving up to play U-16 Hockey next and to those Grade 7’s who get to defend out Championship next year!



Pain is temporary, winning is eternal. The Crestwood Jr Boys Basketball team is the 2017 CISAA division 1 champions. After losing to St. Mikes twice in the regular season, the Lions were the clear underdogs going into Saturday’s final. Within the first five minutes, the Lions showed their heart and St. Mikes realized they were in for a dog fight. As the game went on Crestwood slowly took control, while St. Mikes was fighting to close the gap. With minutes left in the 4th quarter St. Mikes threw their final blow, but it wasn’t enough to regain the lead. This championship is a symbol of teamwork and sacrifice. The final score was Crestwood 62 – St. Mikes 57.


The Under 14 Boys Basketball team traveled to Hamilton to play in their final four competition of the season. In the semi final game the boys played against Toronto French School and took control right off the bat. With very strong offensive play from Elijah Fisher, Jaden Langley Thomas, and Caiden Oshinowo the team never looked backed beating TFS 71-56. The season came down to the final game against Hillfield Strathallen College. The game was a nail biter as both teams exchanged bucket after bucket. Emotions were high as both teams put on a great performance. Elijah Fisher got the gym rocking with a spectacular dunk and Jaden Langley Thomas with his superb ball control the team got out to a lead entering the fourth quarter by 1 point. Unfortunately, in the end the score was not in our favour losing in the championship game. Special mention must go out to Elijah Fisher, Jaden Langley Thomas, Ethan Gazer, Jesse Codron for his strong effort, Caiden Oshinowo for his three-point shooting, Jaden Zelyuk, Shaan Kapur, Ben Haar and Liam Mcginnis. Coaches Lyons and Pagano would like to thank all of the boys this year for a very memorable season and look forward to another great season next year.



Congratulations to Megan Pearlman, Justin Lim, Michael Lim, Mohamed Basha, Armin Selzner, and Joseph Zuckerman, for a fantastic swim meet in Windsor. These swimmers were representing CPC against the fastest swimmers in Ontario!

Great races were seen by all. Special mention goes out to Justin for placing 6th in his 100 Fly, and Megan for placing 10th in her 200 IM. As well, our Open Boys Relay Teams performed excellently. The 200 Medley Team placed 18th, and the 400 Free Team dropped 2.45 seconds and placed 22nd.
Swimmers, be proud of an excellent season!

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On Friday, Jonah Tessler, Thomas Dale and William MacInnis traveled to East York Curling Club to represent Crestwood in the CISAA U-14 Curling Playoffs. The boys faced Montcrest in the morning, and despite falling behind 5-0 after the first three ends, the boys refused to give up. The boys stole 6 points in the final three ends, and triumphed in their semi-final game.

After a brief break for lunch, the boys were back on the ice against Bayview Glen in the finals. Despite some amazing shots, the boys were unable to pull off their second win of the day, and fell to BVG 7-3. Even with the loss, Jonah, Thomas and William have a great deal to be proud of, and can wear their Silver medals with pride. Congratulations boys on a fantastic season of growth, and we will see you back on the ice next year.



On Saturday, March 4th the Senior Girls volleyball team travelled to Toronto Montessori School for the final four of the CISAA championships to face Albert College. The ladies started strong, winning the first set by playing their best volleyball of the season. Albert College came on strong and won the next three sets in a very close game. Mrs. Williams and Dr. Karisch would like to thank the team for their fantastic season. We showed tremendous growth from the beginning of November to our final game on Saturday. Special mention goes to our senior players, Sydney Steiman and Jessica Weinberg. For our juniors, let’s get them next year!


March 8th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Upper School

March 8th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Upper School

The nice weather is approaching which means it is time for our Spring Athletics Season to get underway.  Some sports have already begun indoor training, but most sports will begin as soon as we return from the March Break.  Please check the bulletin board outside the PE office or the school website for tryout/practice dates.  Coaches for each sport are also listed on the bulletin boards so if you have any specific questions regarding that sport please speak to the coach(s).

First Try-out Dates

U14 Girls Soccer – Monday March 27th – 4:30-5:30

Junior Girls Soccer – Monday March 27th – 3:30-4:30

Senior Girls Soccer – Monday March 27th – 3:30-4:30

U14 Boys Rugby – Tuesday March 28th – 7:00am-8:00am

Junior Boys Rugby – Wednesday March 29th – 3:30-4:30 (practices have already begun, but new players are welcome)

Senior Boys Rugby – Wednesday March 29th – 3:30-4:30 (practices have already begun, but new players are welcome)

U14 Co-ed Badminton – Tuesday March 28th – 4:30-5:30 (tryouts have already begun, see coaches for more information)

Junior Co-ed Badminton – Tuesday March 28th – 3:30-4:30 (tryouts have already begun, see coaches for more information)

Senior Co -ed Badminton – Tuesday March 28th – 3:30-4:30 (tryouts have already begun, see coaches for more information)

Ultimate Frisbee Varsity Co-ed – Wednesday March 29th – 7:00am-8:00am

U14 & Varsity Track and Field – Thursday March 30 – 3:30-4:30

U14 Boys Softball – Tuesday April 11th @ Fenside Arena – 3:30-4:30

Senior Boys Slowpitch – Monday April 10th @ Fenside Arena – 3:30-4:30

March 8th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Upper School

The JK boys and girls had a great afternoon being “Scientists”

They found fossils like a Paleontologist.

Made experiments like a Chemist.

Explored the ocean like a Marine Biologist.

And looked at the stars as an Astronomer.

Maybe there is a little scientist in all of us!

-Ms. Young & Ms. Sandler



March 5th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

A clubs are finished this week EXCEPT for Monday Clubs (last session is on Monday, March 6th).


The deadline for Hot Lunch forms to be handed in at the office is Wednesday, March 8th.

-Grace Cruz

March 5th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

In what was remarked by many as the game of the year Saint Andrew’s College defeated our U12 Co-ed Hockey Team 5-4 in OT on Friday at Upper Canada College in the U12 Consolation Final. Crestwood defeated Sterling Hall 5-3 in the semi-final to advance. The game had every fan jumping out of their seats as the two teams traded chances throughout. Both goalies made many difficult saves and refused to let the other team grab more than a one-goal lead. In the end after Crestwood rang the bar and post and were stopped point blank twice SAC was able to jam a goalmouth scramble past our defence for the game winner. Congrats to all team members on a terrific season. Josh Paquin, Ethan Aptekar, Zoe Dolman, Olivia Chodat, Dylan Wilkinson, Luke Tavone, William Wu, Wayne Wu, Luca Makarechian, Patrick Shain, William DiIulio, Beckett Sennecke, Canaan Li, Milo Tian, Hannah Hurwitz, Jerry Lui, Jason Zhou and Sharkey Chen.

Coaches Connors & Brenzel’s

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March 5th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School, Sports

Crestwood parent volunteers make a big difference.  In our “Meet the Volunteer” series, we’d like to introduce you to some of them.
Meet June Ong
Thanks to June, our Pizza Lunch program runs smoothly all year.  June leads her own group of enthusiastic volunteers who serve pizza and snacks to our students on pizza days.  Because she is such a pleasure to work with, the team has a great time working together.  Thank you, June, for managing this whole initiative with such style!
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March 3rd, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Upper School

Come and see what the ladies are cooking up this week at the Crestwood Cafe!

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March 3rd, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Upper School

On Monday, February 27th, Crestwood Actors traveled to St. Basil-the-Great College School to participate in the 71st Sears Drama Festival. The festival celebrates student work in theatre with student acted, directed, and in our case written theatrical work. This year we performed “Becoming”, a play by Queena Li. It is about two major themes. The first is of love, all kinds of love; the love of a public servant to their city, the love from a parent to child, the love between lovers and even the love between competitors. The other theme is of personal story, how do we become the people we are. What makes someone bad or good? What has happened to them to make them the way they are? All these questions and more were answered in a complex, beautifully acted story. Congratulations to all those involved.


March 3rd, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Upper School

It is estimated that 10-20% of Canadian youth are affected by a mental illness or disorder, and only 1 out of 5 children who need mental health services receives them.   On March 4th and 5th, Crestwood’s Jayden Posen will be singing and dancing, along with over 20 other talented teens aged 11-17, in a show called Unsung Heroes Sing for Tomorrow – Teen Edition.  The show will be performed at the stunning new Lyric theatre at the Toronto Centre for the Arts (Yonge and Sheppard), the Teen Edition is a musical variety show that is filled with fun Broadway classics, touching modern ballads, acoustic mashups and more. The groups goals are to raise awareness and fundas for youth mental health.  Best of all, 100% of ticket sales goes directly to support  Partners for Mental Health’s Right By You initiative.
Tickets can be purchased at
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March 3rd, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Upper School

On Tuesday, February 28, a group of nearly 60 grade 7 and 8 students traveled to Playdium for an evening of fun and excitement.  The students were treated to a range of exciting competitions, including racing and flight simulations, table hockey challenges, basketball shooting competitions, and more.  The night concluded with a delicious meal.

It was a very exciting day for everybody involved – staff and students included.  Thanks to everybody for participating in this important spirit-building activity!

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March 3rd, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Upper School

This past Monday, February 27, Crestwood students welcomed Toronto poet/performer Amani to the Learning Commons for a Black History Month event.  Amani led Crestwood students on her “Journey into Me” show, using rhymes, dance, spoken word, and song to tell her personal story of growth and identity.  Following the assembly, Amani joined a small group of students in Mr. Masters’ room, where she participated in an oral history interview, soon to be available at

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March 3rd, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Upper School

On Thursday, March 2, Crestwood students were privileged to meet MP Yasmin Ratansi, who represents the riding of Don Valley East.  Ms. Ratansi spoke with Crestwood students who will be visiting Tanzania over the March Break, where they will take part in a Me to We construction project.  Ms. Ratansi is a native of Tanzania, and she shared many valuable insights with the students.  She also sat down and did an oral history interview, answering students’ questions about her own life and experiences in both Africa and Canada. You can find it at along with 100s of our other interviews.


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March 3rd, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Upper School

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Are you a Constant Checker?

Our screening and Q&A of Screenagers earlier this year was an eye-opening event, and to keep the conversation going, their website hosts a regular blog titled Tech Talk Tuesdays. This week, their writers discuss the impact of “constant checking” of phones and social media accounts and its connection with anxiety. Read the article here.

March 3rd, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Upper School









2017 Final Exam Dates



March 3rd, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News

The June 2017 exam schedule is ready and available for your reference. Click on the image below for a PDF of the schedule that you can print for your records.

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March 3rd, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Upper School

The U12 girl’s volleyball team played some fantastic volleyball at Bayview Glen on Saturday, but unfortunately suffered a few close losses during the tournament.  With unstoppable serving and consistent bumps, Jessie, Kitty, Abby, and Molly played some of their best volleyball of the season.  Taylor, Jordan, and Zoe were forces to be reckoned with at the net, while Ruby, Tira, and Chiara made excellent shots from the back row.  All of the girls played with dedication, grit, and superb sportsmanship.

Coaches Calway and Suckstorff are so proud of these young ladies and how far the team has come in just a few short months.  They are also indebted to the wonderful families who have shown unwavering support from day one.  Thanks for a great season, everyone!

-Coaches Calway & Suckstorff

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February 28th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School, Sports

CISAA Parents’ Workshop Invitation 2017

The Conference of Independent Schools’ Athletic Association will be proudly presenting a very informative workshop for parents of our male and female student/athletes. The workshop will be hosted on Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 from 7:00-8:15pm in George Weston Hall (Upper Canada College Preparatory School – see map link below). Best of all, there will be no cost to attend.

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

This interactive workshop explores the role of a Second-Goal parent, supporting their child so that he or she enjoys a positive experience in sports.

Topics discussed include:

  • How parents can help ensure their student-athletes’ experience healthy, developmental (physical, social, mental) outcomes that will serve them far beyond the playing field
  • Guidelines for developing a positive Coach/Parent relationship
  • Understanding the research-based three stages of Talent Development
  • Engaging children in constructive, meaningful conversations
  • Insight into the training of coaches and what it means to be a Double-Goal Coach

RSVP is required as booklets for all participants need to be ordered. ALL are welcome – please feel free it invite a friend or coach from the neighbourhood.

 Please click on the link below to register.

 Registration Link

Link to Campus Map

February 28th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School, Sports

The truth is that you are really talented, smart, hard working, and strong.

You just aren’t consistent.

That’s because you beat yourself up mentally at times. 

Or maybe, occasionally you just mentally check out.

Either way, when you lose in sports, it is not because your opponent beat you.

It was really because you beat yourself before you even went out there.

Win the mental battle within you first.  

Remind yourself how good you really are. Shift into your optimal mindset.

In the end, the real opponent is yourself.

February 24th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School, Sports

New Presidents Elected
The Parents’ Association is happy to announce the election of our new Presidential team, Shannon Nevison and Heather Balter.  Both Heather and Shannon have volunteered in different capacities and made significant contributions to support our school community during their time at Crestwood. They will provide excellent leadership to the P.A.
Congratulations to our new presidents-elect!

February 24th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Upper School

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