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

June 14th, 2018

Posted In: Crestwood News

Have you ever wondered what life was like for the Early Settlers in the 1800’s? The Grade 3’s stepped back in time and spent a day at Black Creek Pioneer Village to find out.  The children and teachers dressed up in time period clothing to experience life in Upper Canada in the 1860s. We toured many of the village homes and shops and learned about the hardships of the pioneers.  We visited the one room schoolhouse, the doctor’s office, blacksmith, tinsmith, general store, and the rustic homes and barns.  The Grade 3 students ended the day by playing with some old-fashioned toys and making a pioneer craft.  As we travelled back to the future we reflected on our life today. We concluded that many things have changed and we gained an appreciation for our wonderful, modern life.
-P. Georgiou

– P. Georgiou

 

June 8th, 2018

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

Crestwood Parents,

The CSPA will be collecting used uniforms at the family fun day on Tuesday, June 12th.  A bin will be located near the registration desk.  Please only send uniforms that are in good condition.

Thank you for your support!
-CSPA

June 8th, 2018

Posted In: Lower School

Dear Crestwood Parents,

Today is the last day to send in your Family Fun Day forms, submit auction items and become a sponsor. 

Click here for your Wristband/Raffle Order Form and Sponsorship Package.

We look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday!!!

Thank you for your continued support.

The CSPA

June 8th, 2018

Posted In: Lower 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

The JK had a terrific afternoon exploring hands on activities all about insects and the life cycle of a butterfly with Dr. Natalia from SIS.

June 1st, 2018

Posted In: Crestwood News

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

The Grade 4’s had a visit from a knight straight from the Middle Ages. He explained the complicated armour that a knight had to wear daily to be worthy of the title of knight. The Grade 4’s loved hearing about epic Medieval battles and the journey from page, to squire, to knighthood. The best part was getting to dress the part of an authentic knight, yielding weapons and donning a suit of armour.

-C. Kanfi

May 31st, 2018

Posted In: Lower School

Please have your children prepared for our rehearsal time on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. We will walk together to Lawrence Park Church on Monday (June 4th) and Tuesday (June 5th). Students must dress for the weather and wear appropriate walking shoes (runners would be perfect). ONLY students who play trumpet, baritone, alto and tenor sax, bass clarinet and trombone should put their instrument (not music book!) outside the grade 6 roundabout, on the top platform in the appropriate place. (Students who arrive late or do not follow instructions will carry their own instrument to rehearsal space). There will be signs indicating where the grade 5 and 6 instruments should be placed.

All students will carry their own music. Flute, clarinet and recorder players will carry their own instruments and music.

Thank you everyone. Your help and cooperation getting this massive event put together is noticed and appreciated.

-K. Davies

May 31st, 2018

Posted In: Lower School

On Friday, May 25th, the Grade 5 students traveled to Milton to explore Crawford Lake and its Wendat village. The students enjoyed their hike around the lake, and learning about the lake’s unique qualities and exploring the natural resources around the lake which would have been used by First Nations inhabitants. After lunch, students got to participate in some traditional Wendat games such as Lacrosse and “Sticks”. The highlight of the trip was seeing the Wendat longhouses, and all of the furs and tools used before the time of European contact. Students were amazed at the different artifacts and learned a lot about the First Nations way of life. It was a wonderful experience, and a great way to bring our Social Studies curriculum to life!

-A. Fuller

May 31st, 2018

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower 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

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