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June 25th, 2019

Posted In: Upper School

Happy Summer everyone!

June 25th, 2019

Posted In: Upper School

All grade 7 and 9 Crestwood students will be attending an Outdoor Education trip from Wednesday October 2nd – Friday October 4th.  It is imperative that students have the proper clothing for the trip to stay warm and dry. 

On our school store you will find a 5 piece clothing bundle that will be fantastic for this trip.  The bundle includes a dry-fit t-shirt, jogging pants, fleece/cotton sweatshirt, a toque and a raincoat.  Each item can be selected separately for sizing and then purchased as a bundle. Cost for all five items is $135.00.

The store is open today and closes on July 24th.  Orders must be in by that time in order to ensure all clothing arrives at Crestwood prior to the trip.  Please go to our online store found at;

https://www.leathersport.com/stores/crestwood

Password: Crestwood12

If you have any questions about ordering please contact Lisa Newton at lisa.newton@crestwood.on.ca

June 25th, 2019

Posted In: Upper School

On Wednesday, June 19th the Grade 8 Graduation Ceremony was held in the CPC gymnasium.  Awards were presented to our subject winners for highest achievement in their subject area, they received their diplomas and some special awards were presented.

Click here to see a list of all the winners from the Grade 8 Graduation.

You may view pictures from this event by clicking on the link below.

 

 

On Thursday, June 20th the Grade 12 Graduation Ceremony was held in the CPC gymnasium.  Awards were presented to our subject winners for highest achievement in their subject area, they received their diplomas and some special awards were presented. Congratulations and we wish all of those leaving CPC the best as they start the next chapter of their life.

Click here to to see a list of all the winners from the Grade 12 Graduation

Pictures from this event may be viewed in the following link.

June 25th, 2019

Posted In: Upper School

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

June 13th, 2019

Posted In: Upper School

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!!!

 

June 13th, 2019

Posted In: Crestwood News, Upper School

Congratulations to CPC’s Alexa Gibson (’19) who competed at OFSAA track and field last Friday.  She threw an all time personal best of 32.25 meters and placed 10th in the province!  Well done Alexa and best of luck next year!

June 13th, 2019

Posted In: Upper School

What a year! What a day! What a family fun day! This event was a terrific celebration of our 2018/19 school year. Many thanks to our many volunteers and especially to our sponsors because without you this day would not be possible. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Paul & Dhurata Marku “McCarthy’s Southside Grill”

Lam & Ma Family

Ryan Chow’s Family

Kontos Family

Russell/Crozier Family

Ping/Ren Family

Perry Family

Hurley Family

DeGasperis Family

Kelly & Melanie Morel & Family

 

June 12th, 2019

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

Dear Crestwood School,

Thank you for your donation to SickKids. Your gift matters to us, and to patients like Cierra who had two brain surgeries here to remove a brain tumour. Today, she is recovered and gets to be a kid again, playing dress up with her little sister and watching Disney movies.

Your recent donation of $1,410.00 is going to help us take on our biggest challenge yet, building a new SickKids, so kids like Cierra and their families can continue to depend on us.

Thanks for funding the fight.

 Sincerely,

Ted Garrard
Chief Executive Officer
SickKids Foundation

June 12th, 2019

Posted In: Lower School

Last week, an important meeting of the minds took place in the cafeteria. Grade 6 “delegates” represented selected NGOs at our Global Issues Conference. Their informative displays shared NGO mandates and connections to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the UN’s Millennium Goals.
Each delegate had $100 (in “Crestwood currency”) to donate at the end of the conference. Students grappled with the real-world conundrum of only being able to support a limited number of initiatives in the face of great global need.
Teachers were very impressed by the professionalism of the delegates and the thoughtful process behind their donation decisions.
-Kristin Campbell & Jennifer Krashinsky

June 11th, 2019

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

Many children still have Crestwood library books signed out.  Parents please help them find all of their books and send them back into school on Monday morning.

Thank you

-Lara Bafaro

June 7th, 2019

Posted In: Crestwood News

Used Uniforms

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.

 

June 7th, 2019

Posted In: Upper School

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!”

          

June 7th, 2019

Posted In: Upper School

Crestwood Cares is very proud of our school’s tradition of community service.  Whether it be the Terry Fox Run, food drives, holiday gift drives, the MS Readathon or Jump Rope For Heart, our students, supported by their parents, take part in all of our charitable initiatives throughout the school year with generosity and enthusiasm.  Community Service can take place in a number of ways at Crestwood; through school led charitable initiatives, participation in our school’s Eco Team, and through the year long Grade 4 endeavour, Project Give Back.  However, we are particularly pleased when individuals take the initiative to propose, plan and carry out their own charitable fundraising initiative to help those in need. This year Crestwood Cares would like to recognize four grade 4 girls who planned and successfully participated in the Colour to Conquer Cancer fundraiser that runs throughout the month of May.

Kendall Morel, aged 9,  Sarah Markusson, aged 9, Jessica Katz, aged, 10 and Lilah Lewis Wine aged 10 decided to take part in the Colour to Conquer Cancer initiative because they believe that “little things can make a difference”, and they wanted to help people fighting cancer and  work toward finding a cure in our lifetime. These four young philanthropists set a goal of raising $1000.00 to help cancer sufferers. They established a web site and were soon on their way to help to “change the world”.  The girls gathered pledges carefully from family and friends throughout the month of May. By month’s end, Kendall, Sarah, Jessica and Lilah not only met their fundraising goal, they surpassed it, raising close to $2000.00!   This outstanding success enabled the girls to fulfill the promise made to their sponsors. They pledged to adopt a “bold new hairdo” to celebrate reaching their fundraising goals. On Wednesday, June 5, this fundraising team went to the hairstylist and emerged sporting flashy new hair colours as promised.  Watch for Kendall, Sara, Jessica and Lilah in the halls at school or on Family Fun Day, spot their “flashy new dos”, and congratulate them for following through on their pledge to help others and make a difference. Crestwood Cares is very proud of the girls for their commitment and dedication to helping others.

-Patti Hektor

Digital media are integrated into the everyday lives of children and adolescents, with potential benefits and risks for learning, mental and physical health, and for social life. This statement examines the cognitive, psychosocial, and physical effects of digital media on school-aged children and adolescents, with a focus on family routines, context, and activities. Evidence-based guidance for clinicians and families involves four principles: healthy managementmeaningful screen use, positive modelling, and balanced, informed monitoring of screen time and behaviours.

Click here for full Position Statement.

As an extension to our unit on Early Settlers in Upper Canada this term, the Grade 3’s visited Black Creek Pioneer Village on Tuesday, June 4th. The students all came dressed in time period clothing ready to experience life as it was in the 1800’s.  During the day, we participated in a hands-on program.  The workshop was called “Many Hands” where we were able to work in an authentic heritage log house! We prepared cookies and cake that were cooked on a real wood stove, churned  butter, carded wool, and learned to use a spinning wheel. In the workshop we also learned to weave on a barn loom, engaged in wood working and explored various tools. The second half of the day was spent exploring select buildings in the historic village. Travelling back in time was fun for all of us but we were certainly happy to land back at Crestwood with all of our modern conveniences.
-Paula Georgiou
A big CPC thank you and congratulations to Shannon Nevison and Heather Balter, who are graduating from the Parents’ Association.  Their presidency has been a wonderful success story.  Their commitment and dedication to the staff and students of Crestwood Preparatory College have been evident in every way and we will miss these two fine ladies immensely.
Their daughters Marina Nevison and Kaitlyn Balter are also graduating this year, their high school careers have been exemplary, and we wish them all the best. Congratulations to other parents whose children are graduating.  Your work and effort have made CPC a better place in every respect.
We welcome Kit O’Rourke and Justine Codron who are assuming next year’s PA presidency. They have a background of service to our community that promises to continue the fine work of Shannon and Heather and their excellent supporting cast.

May 31st, 2019

Posted In: Upper School

We have an inordinate amount of lost clothing items in our lost and found boxes throughout the school. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to return these lost uniform items to their owners, as the items do not have name tags sewn into them.  In addition to the uniform items are many new name brand clothes that unless claimed by the end of the school year will be donated. Name tags are way less expensive than having to buy another sweater, sweatshirt etc. Please drop by the school to claim any missing clothes. We have one lost and found box in the Atrium and another upstairs outside our gymnasium.

Thank you for your cooperation.

 

On Monday, the Grade 3’s had their final Track and Field Meet at Crescent School. We rotated through running and field events as a group.  At our friendly competition our athletes participated in hurdles, relays, and 100 meter dashes. Great fun was had in high jump, triple jumps, javelin, and discus.  Crestwood coaches are very proud of the skill development and sportsmanship displayed by our Grade 3 students this year.

-Paula Georgiou

May 31st, 2019

Posted In: Lower School

Volunteer hours available!

May 31st, 2019

Posted In: Upper School

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!

 

May 31st, 2019

Posted In: Upper School

Next Thursday is the 75th anniversary of D-Day, and with the gracious support of Douglas Easton, we have an exhibit set up featuring uniforms and artifacts from some of the regiments (Canadian and American) who participated in the Normandy invasion of June 6th, 1944.
Please take a moment during exams to view some of the amazing pieces of history on display, and please check out the stories of some of the D-Day veterans on the Crestwood Oral History Project:
Charles Scot-Brown – http://www.crestwood.on.ca/ohp/charles-scot-brown/
Jack Martin – http://www.crestwood.on.ca/ohp/martin-jack/
Jack Foote – http://www.crestwood.on.ca/ohp/jack-foote/
Sam Garnet – http://www.crestwood.on.ca/ohp/sam-garnet/
Al Scott – http://www.crestwood.on.ca/ohp/al-scott/
Bill Talbot – http://www.crestwood.on.ca/ohp/talbot-bill/

May 31st, 2019

Posted In: Upper School

We hope exams go well for everyone.  It’s a busy time, but we’re almost there!

May 31st, 2019

Posted In: Upper School

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.

May 31st, 2019

Posted In: Upper School

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.

               

             

               

               

May 24th, 2019

Posted In: Upper School

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;

  • U14 Girls DI Basketball
  • Junior Girls DI Basketball
  • Senior Girls DI Basketball
  • U14 Boys DI Basketball
  • Junior Boys DI Basketball
  • Senior Boys DI Basketball
  • Junior Boys DI Rugby Seven’s
We also won a National Championship and a Provincial Championship;
  • Elite Boys Basketball – National Preparatory Association Basketball Champions
  • Elite Girls Basketball – Ontario Scholastic Basketball Association Provincial Champions

We also had several individual athletes represent Crestwood at OFSAA Championships;

  • Kyra Grossman – Cross Country
  • Ella Rival – Cross Country
  • Megan Pearlman – Swimming
  • Will Magan – Swimming
  • Jack Magan – Swimming
  • Matthew Laslop – Swimming
  • Alexa Gibson – Track and Field
We would like to congratulate all of last night’s award winners and highlight our Major Award Winners;
  • U14 Male Athlete of the Year – Jack Van Volsen
  • U14 Female Athlete of the Year – Taija Sta Maria
  • Junior Male Athlete of the Year – Hayden John
  • Junior Female Athlete of the Year – Saleah Joseph
  • Senior Male Athlete of the Year – Jonas Weissland
  • Senior Female Athlete of the Year – Sophia Zulich
  • Roy Pejcinovski Lionheart Award – U14 Male – Paolo Frasca
  • Roy Pejcinovski Lionheart Award – U14 Female – Olivia Chodat
  • Roy Pejcinovski Lionheart Award  – Varsity Male – Josh Carter
  • Roy Pejcinovski Lionheart Award  – Varsity Female – Faith Joseph

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.adambacikphotography.com/crestwood-preparatory-college.  Password: cpcphotography

               
               
               

May 24th, 2019

Posted In: Upper School

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.

May 24th, 2019

Posted In: Upper School

Dancing – it’s fun to do, it’s entertaining to watch and it’s a great way to exercise. And it’s at its best when done in a group. Crestwood School welcomes dance teacher Niky Johnson this coming week.  Johnson travels throughout the CIS community delivering dance instruction to large and small groups alike. She believes dance is a celebration of the athletic, artistic, and creative talent of the students. “There’s the physical health benefits that come from dancing, and learning in terms of leadership and cooperation,” says Johnson. It will be an exciting five days of dance during the Physical Education classes.

A special thanks to the CSPA for supporting this initiative.

-Sherri Brenzel

May 24th, 2019

Posted In: Lower School

Badminton

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.

               

Softball

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.

Soccer

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.

Track & Field

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!

     

May 24th, 2019

Posted In: Upper School

The Grade 3 students went on a field trip to “Baskits” this afternoon.

Robin Kovitz, a Grade 3 parent, is the proud owner of Baskits. For over 30 years, Baskits has had the privilege of serving thousands of loyal customers on a regular basis. Baskits was founded on, and is motivated by, the kind and thoughtful act of giving; a core value that is the heart of their efforts and the reason for supporting our country and community in return.

As a grade, we travelled to Baskits to create Birthday Boxes for the Northern Birthday Box Project.  This is an organization created to assist in bringing birthday fun to children aged 1-17, living in remote and Northern Canada. Baskits will provide, sponsor and ship 18 boxes to children in a First Nations community in Ontario.   Crestwood’s Grade 3 students packed the boxes with themed plates, cups and party hats, as well as cake mix, icing, candles, streamers and balloons.  It was a great opportunity for the children to give back to Canada’s Aboriginal Community as we learned about their hardships in Early Canada.

Please see the following links for further information:

https://www.baskits.com/

https://locallove.ca/life/birthday-boxes-ship-party-fun-to-northern-communities/#.XNq1xNNKidY

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1692466914374665

-Paula Georgiou

May 24th, 2019

Posted In: Lower School

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