Tuesday | May 23, 2017

On Thursday, May 18th, Crestwood’s Prefect Council hosted Eh Day, an exciting celebration of Canada’s upcoming 150th birthday.  The festivities began with an exciting assembly in the gymnasium, highlighted by many exciting competitions with a Canadian theme.

​Students wore their best ​Canadian-themed attire, dressed in red and white!

The fun continued with a carnival event outside, including events such as the annual ‘dunk your teacher’ arena, a gladiator joust ring, a football toss challenge, a karaoke competition, and a Western Spongeball shootout.  There was also a free BBQ for all students and staff, lots of great snacks, and a ton of fun music!

It was a great event and all students and teachers enjoyed the beautiful afternoon!

                  

 

 

May 18th, 2017

Posted In: Upper School

The Pros and Cons of Multitasking

May 18th, 2017

Posted In: Upper School

Thank you, Parent Volunteers!
Please join us on Wednesday, May 24th at 9:00 a.m. for our Volunteer Appreciation Tea with Mr. P.  
Coffee, tea, snacks and conversation will be served in the boardroom as an end-of-year thank you.  Your contributions are truly appreciated, so we hope you will join us.  ALL VOLUNTEERS WELCOME!
 

May 18th, 2017

Posted In: Upper School

Parents/Guardians,

Please see below about the Boyd Archaeological Field School’s 2017 session (their 40th season!) – an exciting opportunity for your child to earn a high school credit in two weeks while getting real archaeological skills.
   


Boyd Archaeological Field School 2017
:
www.boydfieldschool.org

The Field School was founded in 1975, and has provided hundreds of students with the foundations of archaeological practice.  Many have gone on to post-secondary studies and careers in the field.


The course, open to students who have completed Grade 10, is offered as an Interdisciplinary Studies, Grade 12 University Prep credit (IDC4U).  The program is run by Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) in a partnership with the York Region District School Board.


Students live in dormitories at Claremont Field Centre, north of Ajax, and excavate the nearby Sebastien site a14th century village ancestral to the Huron-Wendat nation.  In addition to fieldwork, there are visits fromIndigenous speakers, lectures by leading professionals, seminars, and hands-on workshops in ancient technologies such as flint-knapping (stone-tool making), firestarting kits, cordage, fishtraps and other re-creations.  Evaluation is based on fieldwork, written assignments, seminars, workshops and a final exam.


This summer’s course is takes place July 14th to 30th

Tuition is $2395 ($2695 for non-residents of Ontario).

Please display the course poster (
http://tinyurl.com/BoydArchaeologyPoster ), and pass on the brochure (http://tinyurl.com/BoydArchaeologyBrochure ) to interested students and other teachers who may wish to inform their classes as well.  

Inquiries
can be directed to Aldo Missio 905-832-2289 x223
amissio@trca.on.ca

Information is also available at this website:
 www.boydfieldschool.org

Sebastien Scholarship for First Nations, Metis and Inuit Students

 We are offering two fully paid tuitions for eligible students – see website for details:  http://www.boydfieldschool.org/#/registration/scholarship

May 18th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Upper School

Exams begin for all students on Friday, June 2, 2017.  A general schedule is available on the website under the documents tab. You may also view the schedule below.

All morning exams begin at 9:00 am and all afternoon exams begin at 1:00 pm. Exams in Grades 7 – 10 are one and a half hours and in Grades 11 -12 they are two hours. Students entitled to extra time will receive up to an additional 50% extra time at the end this time period.

Students are to be in uniform for the examinations and should arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the exam.

During the exam period the cafeteria will not be open and students will not have the use of their lockers.

May 18th, 2017

Posted In: Upper School

Rugby

The junior boys rugby team hosted a great day of rugby here at CPC.  The boys first game was a close match against Lakefield College.  Unfortunately we just ran out of time and fell short by one try.  Jonas Weissland scored 2 tries and Max Dolman scored 1 try, Jacob Hanning added 1 conversion in game 1.  The second game of the day saw our CPC lions face off against The Toronto French School.  The boys dominated the game from start to finish and won 14-7.  Jonas Weissland scored his second try of the day (which should have been his third!), and Callum Braund added an end to end try.  Jacob Hanning finished off both tries with 2 successful conversions.  The final game of the day the Lions faced the undefeated RSGC.  It was a tough first half but the boys finished strong with 2 more tries coming from Jonas Weissland.  Great job boys!

The U14 Rugby Team had their best tournament of the season at the Sterling Hall School. The boys showed good teamwork, quick thinking, and athleticism over their three matches. It took the boys a little bit of time to warm up, as they lost their first match, tied the second, but won their third match against SHS.  Every player made great contributions to the matches, but there are a few special recognitions. Mateo Rocha and Aedan Armstrong-Fogarty supported each other, and ran over half the field to score a try. Liam Wagner plowed through his opponents in the end zone, scoring his first try of the season. Jet Lam dodged through the other teams, scoring one try each game.  Coaches Birrell, Peerenboom, and Wappel are very pleased with a great day of rugby!

The senior boys rugby played an excellent day of rugby up at Holy Trinity School.  The boys finished with 2 wins over Ridley College and Holy Trinity.  Try scores were Ryan Mann with 3 tries; Aren Karshafian with 3 tries; John Mainprize with 5 tries; Mert Tutco added a try and Braden Harris had 1 try and multiple conversions.  Congratulations to the team on finishing in 2nd place in our division and making it to the final four!

                   

Soccer

The U14 Girls soccer team hosted the league-leading team from the York School and played its best game of the season.  Implementing a formation of 5 defenders, three midfielders and two strikers, our girls kept York’s scoring chances to a minimum, and generated our chances to go on the offensive.   While our girls trailed for most of the game, we came close to tying the game with two minutes left in the contest. In the end, our girls lost the game 3-2, but showed what it takes to work as a team and to battle for each and every ball.  Kudos goes to the entire team, with particular shout outs to Monica Altschuler who made some spectacular saves, Maddie Milberg and Merve Inan who battled the whole game on defense, midfielder Kate Harding, for being a thorn in the side of York all game, and the goal scorers, Kyra Grossman and Ella Rival.  It’s onto to the playoffs with our opponents to be announced shortly.  Go CPC!

The U14 Girls soccer team entertained the girls from Trafalgar Castle Monday afternoon.  Mr. D described the final result as a Dickens novel, since the it was the best and worst of times for our girls.  The good news is that we managed to score 4 goals, with 3 goals coming compliments of Ella Rival, and one goal from Kyra Grossman.  The bad news is that Trafalgar scored 8 goals to our 4, as our girls couldn’t find a way to contain their offensive attacks.

A big congrats to the Senior Girls soccer team on yet another win against Trafalger Castle.  Everyone played a great game, with special mention to Alexa Gibson our goalie who scored in the second half and Tiana Bailey for her two hard fought goals.

          

Slo Pitch

The Senior Boys slo pitch team was back at Fenside Park on Monday for their final regular season game vs. Bayview Glen. The game was a see-saw battle, with both teams racking up double digit scores. Crestwood’s David McCall led the way for the Lions with two grand slams, a 2-run homer and a ridiculous 10 total Runs Batted In. After falling behind in the top of the 7th, the Lions were able to put up 5 runs in the bottom of the 7th, leaving the game a 21-21 tie.

The U14 Boys Softball team got back into the win column with a dominating 18-1 victory over Montcrest School.  Despite a slow start, the boys’ bats came alive in the second inning, and kept pumping out runs at a relentless pace in the innings to follow.  Key to the offense was Alex Korda, who hit a 2-run home run, as well as Ethan Gazer, who had a bases clearing triple.  Ethan Adler also had a solid game on the mound, in an excellent bounce-back pitching performance.

Track & Field

The U14 track team travelled to St. Andrews College for a track meet.  The team had a great day, setting many personal bests in the varied events.  Congratulations everyone!

 

May 18th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Upper School

On Tuesday, May 16, 2017 Crestwood hosted its 7th Veterans/Grandparents Breakfast.  This annual event has evolved from a small gathering to a staple of the Crestwood calendar that takes place in the gym, with more than 150 grandparents, parents, and students in attendance.  The guests of honour were the many Oral History Project interviewees who came to Crestwood for the morning:  more than eighty World War Two Veterans and Holocaust Survivors visited us that day, and this was our opportunity to show them our hospitality, serving them breakfast, entertaining them, and updating them on our program.

We would love for you to share this story with your contacts and to encourage them to look at some of the stories on our webpage (they can find it at http://www.crestwood.on.ca/ohp/).
                    

May 18th, 2017

Posted In: Upper School

On Wednesday the Grade 3 Track and Field Team participated in an event hosted at TFS. Our athletes rotated through seven different stations where they demonstrated their skills and abilities.  Many parents came out to support their children as they raced over hurdles and competed in various field events such as javelin throw, high jumps, and shot-put.  The Crestwood coaches are extremely impressed with the Grade 3 Track and Field Team’s dedication and skill improvement.  You made us all proud!

-Mrs. Georgiou

May 18th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School, Sports

This week, the Community Service Team celebrated the arrival of the beautiful weather with a school yard garbage pick up!  Armed with gloves and bags, the kids worked together to clean up the playgrounds, making our school (and the environment) an even more beautiful place.

Thank you to everyone who volunteered to help!

-Ms. Calway

May 18th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

Last week, award winning Canadian author Philippa Dowding visited Crestwood’s Grade 3 and 4 students.  Ms. Dowding answered her most asked questions such as: When did you start writing? (at age 9), What’s your favourite book?  (Charlotte’s Web), Where do you get your ideas? (everywhere and anywhere–she got the idea of living gargoyles while shopping on Queen Street!), and How is a book cover made? (she collaborates with an illustrator).  She also discussed her themes of loneliness and friendship that her books revolve around.

For more information about Philippa Dowding and her books visit:

http://pdowding.com/index.html

-Teacher/Librarian Ms. Bafaro

May 17th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

Track and Field

The Varsity Track and Field team competed in Day 1 of the CISAA Championships.  Congratulations to Josh Haughton, who continued his winning streak with a victory in the High Jump.  Zakayla Day placed 4th overall in the 100m dash, and Darren Biosah placed 6th overall in the 100m dash.  Good luck to all of our athletes as they compete in Day 2 of the meet in Oshawa.

The Varsity Track and Field team represented Crestwood during Day 2 of the CISAA Championships.  Everyone did a fantastic job! Special mention goes to:  Josh Haughton, for winning gold in triple jump and silver in long jump.  Alexa Gibson, for winning silver in javelin.  Zakalya Day-Burrell for winning her 200m preliminary heat and placing 4th overall. Derek Boecker for placing 7th overall in long jump, with over 40 competitors.  Josh, Alexa and Zakayla have all qualified to move onto Metros. Make sure to congratulate them!  Again, wonderful season to all of the members of the Varsity Track and Field team!

                    

Rugby

The senior boys rugby team traveled to Country Day School to play CDS and HTS.  We walked away with 1 win and 1 loss.. Tries were scored by Braden Harris, Cole Morrison, Ty Ellis, Aren Karshafian, Charlie West, and John Mainprize.

The Junior Boys Rugby Team traveled to Cherry Beach for three exciting matches. The boys showed good teamwork and determination, which resulted in multiple tries, hard tackles, and great ball possession.  Captain Jonas Weissland scored an incredible eight tries throughout the day, highlighting his speed and agility. Rhys Malisch scored one try each match, and slowed the other teams down by his incredible defense.  Scrum Half, Callum Braund, was a key player.  He tackled, passed, dove, and ran with precession, allowing CPC to score.  Congratulations to the whole team for a great day. A special thank you goes out to Coach Frigerio for leading the boys through their warm up and team cheers.

The U-14 boys played 3 hard matches at Country Day, walking away with a tie and 2 losses.  All the boys played very well and have progressed greatly from their first days on the pitch, making massive tackles and full field runs to put the ball down for tries.  Aiden Takes was able to put the team on his back and control the play, chasing, scoring and taking down some of the biggest opponents all on his own.  Aeden Fogarty also played unreal, making two game-saving hits and keeping the ball alive in contact.  Other notable performances from Liam Macinnis and Jaden Zelyuk for their fitness and smart play.

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Slo Pitch

The Senior Boys Slo-Pitch team traveled to Bond Park to play Bayview Glen’s squad. While the conditions were less than ideal, the Crestwood boys came ready to play. Noah Aaron got the game started with a 2 run inside the park homerun in the top of the first, and big hits were provided by Jonah Patel and Andrew Haynes. Sadly, Bayview Glen was able to withstand Crestwood’s hit parade- and responded with their own in kind. In the end, BVG was victorious- defeating the Crestwood squad 12-11 in a nail-biter. The Boys will be back in action tomorrow after school at Fenside Park. Come out and cheer the boys on to victory after school.

The Lions were at the friendly confines of Fenside Park for a rematch against the squad from Lakefield. Crestwood got off to a ridiculous start- 6 home runs in a row. For those keeping track at home, that is back-to-back-to-back-to-back-to-back-to-back dingers. Lakefield responded with some dingers of their own, and before long the score looked more like a football game than a softball  game. Sadly, at the end of the slugfest, Crestwood came up just a little short- final score Lakefield 21 – Crestwood 19.

After being rained out of both their games last week, the U14 Boys Softball team was back on the field for their second game of the season.  Taking on a very tough first place team from Sterling Hall, the boys got behind early by a big margin, as walks came back to bite the team defensively.  However, the boys made a major comeback, and were able to finally take the lead @ 18-15 going into the bottom of the seventh.  Unfortunately, fate was not on their side, and Sterling Hall was able to pull back ahead in the final inning, winning a thrilling game by a score of 19-18.  Special mention goes out to Jesse Codron, Ethan Gazer, and Alex Korda, each of whom played great games offensively and in the field.  Despite the narrow loss, the game was nevertheless an encouraging result as the team prepares for the playoffs.

Soccer

The U14 Girls soccer team traveled to Trinity College Monday afternoon for its opening game of the season. Despite only having  one sub and losing one of its starters to injury, the girls played valiantly and managed to score one goal, courtesy of Ella Rival,  in a 5-1 loss to the home team.  Honorable mentions go to the entire team, with particular shout-outs to Kate Harding, Maddie Milberg, and Monica Alsschuler, who saved a penalty shot during the game.

Congratulations to the Senior Girls Soccer Team on their win against Lakefield College School.  A big thank you to Sydney Steiman for stepping up and going in net when our star goalie Alexa got hurt.  The girls played a great game and managed to secure second place in the league.   A very special mention goes out to Tiana Bailey for a fantastic game.

Badminton

The Lions’ Badminton teams played host to the Hillfield Trojans. The senior boys took the match up 5 sets to none, but unfortunately, the senior girls and junior boys fell to the Trojans after some hard fought matches. Coaches Doherty, Young and Wan would like to commend everybody for their resiliency and sportsmanship.

May 12th, 2017

Posted In: Upper School

On Thursday, May 18th, Crestwood’s Prefect Council will be hosting Eh Day, an exciting celebration of Canada’s upcoming 150th birthday.  The festivities will begin with an exciting assembly in the gymnasium, highlighted by many exciting competitions with a Canadian theme.

​Students are encouraged to wear their best ​Canadian-themed attire, as it will be a red and white toonie grub day.  There will be a prize for the student who comes dressed in the “Most Canadian” outfit, so get ready to compete to show which student has the most Canadian spirit!

Next, the fun will continue with a carnival event outside, highlights of which include the annual ‘dunk your teacher’ arena, a gladiator joust ring, a football toss challenge, a karaoke competition, and a Western Spongeball shootout.  There will also be a BBQ for all students and staff, lots of great snacks, and a ton of fun music to keep you entertained.

​ The BBQ is free, but students are encouraged to bring some money for snacks and tickets for the carnival events.​

It’s going to be a great day!​

 

 

May 12th, 2017

Posted In: Upper School

On Thursday, the Primary Track Team travelled to Crestwood College where Grade 12 students greeted us. They organized a wonderful day of events for our team of Grade 1’s, 2’s, and 3’s. We participated in running events as well as field events.  Our runners ran with great enthusiasm on a track competing in 60m dashes as well as 100m and 200 m races.  The athletes also challenged themselves during standing and running long jumps, javelin and baseball throw.  Both the Grade 12’s and the Primary Track and Field Team had a great day.

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May 12th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School, Sports

This week the Grade 5’s spent an amazing day outside at Crawford Lake.  We learned all about the Iroquoian village that existed there over 600 years ago, and experienced the local First Nations history.  We touched a grinding stone, played lacrosse, and even made fire using birch bark and dried milkweed. From listening to Turtle Island creation stories inside a longhouse to learning that the aboriginal people used hemlock as a cure for scurvy because it has three times the vitamin C of oranges, the day was full of hands on learning that brought our Social Studies unit to life.

May 12th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

Meet Nancy Chen
We’d like to introduce you to Nancy Chen.  Nancy is a fantastic Crestwood volunteer, who regularly helps at Mane Essentials, selling drinks, snacks and supplies to students.  Nancy also helps make each bake sale a sweet success.  She is always willing to pitch in with a friendly smile. Thank you Nancy, for your ongoing support and great attitude!
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May 12th, 2017

Posted In: Upper School

The new school documents for Crestwood’s 2017/2018 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.

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May 12th, 2017

Posted In: Upper School

Jordan Hamilton, a current Toronto FC Player came to speak to the U-14 Boys and Girls Soccer Teams as well as the Varsity Boys and Girls Soccer Teams this past week.

He signed autographs and took pictures after both sessions.  It was an amazing opportunity to meet a TFC soccer player!

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May 12th, 2017

Posted In: Upper School

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Please join us in welcoming Victoria Escamillan who will be joining our staff in the office as Nicole Gironda leaves on maternity leave this week.

Victoria joins our team bringing with her a wealth of experience in education, including a B.A in Psychology, her ECE certificate and teaching degree. While she will be new in her role in the office, she is no stranger to the CPC community, and has been supply teaching with the school for the last two years.

Come by the office and say hello, and ask Victoria why pasta is the best food in the world.

 

May 12th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Upper School

The Grade 4’s visited Medieval Times on Tuesday. We first explored the front entrance and then entered the stadium where we were served a frosty beverage. Then the action got started. We saw horses doing tricks, knights battling for supremacy, kingdoms attacking one another, as well as the official games.  It was a fantastic day filled with fun and excellent fare such as chicken, baked potato, corn and a dessert. It was an excellent way to further explore our Medieval Times unit.

-Gr.4 Teachers

May 12th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

The Senior Kindergarten class discovered a robin’s nest under the red and blue umbrella on the primary playground!  The discovery prompted a fun learning experience about robins.   Did you know that the robin is an icon of the spring season?  Robins live in North America.  They are the most easily recognizable bird because of their beautiful reddish/orange breast. Robins eat beetles, grubs, caterpillars, fruit, and berries. They do NOT eat seeds. The SK’s love to observe their new little friend at recess.  They have affectionately named her, Twitter. #nature #learning

-Mrs. J. Fox

May 12th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

Congratulations to Raymond L. + Noah H. who qualified for the SSAF Final.

Badminton Championships, that took place yesterday. Coach Krashinsky accompanied the boys to the championships held at The Markham Pan Am Centre. The Centre plays host to International, National, Provincial, and Regional events in a variety of sports, and welcomes athletes like Noah and Raymond: competitive athletes striving to be their best.

The boys started strong and won their first match against Markham Montessori in three sets.  While they lost their next two matches, the rallies were long and fierce and the scores were close.  Noah and Raymond’s strong communication, excellent court coverage, and willingness to dive for a shot made them a tough team to beat.

Coaches Krashinsky & Green are so proud of all badminton team members. Those who came out exemplified what it means to be an “athlete”: dedication, drive, discipline, teamwork and commitment.

We had an exceptional season and look forward to next year’s practices and competitions!

-Ms. A. Green

May 12th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School, Sports

Metropolitan Universities Tour

Meet U.S. Admissions officers from top universities!
Montreal
Sunday, May 14, 2017, 7pm

Delta Hotels by Marriott Montréal

Ottawa
Monday, May 15, 2017, 7pm

Delta Hotels Ottawa City Centre

Toronto
Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 7pm

Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel

Vancouver
Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 7pm

Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel

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May 10th, 2017

Posted In: Upper School

SPRING CONCERT

Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Toronto Centre for the Arts

5040 Yonge St./North York Blvd.

Dear Parents,

Crestwood School’s Grades 4-6 Music Program, along with the Primary and Junior Choirs, would like to invite you to attend the Spring Concert which will be held on Thursday, June 1st , 2017 at 7:00 p.m. All performers are expected to arrive by 6:40p.m.

Please join us for this special event, which will take place at the Toronto Centre for the Arts. You can order your tickets in advance by completing and returning to the school, the attached form, with your cheque (payable to Crestwood School) by Wednesday, May 24th Tickets are $20 each through the school until May 24tth and at the theatre box office after May 24th . Performers do not need tickets.

This concert is an important component of the music program, and the children have been practising hard to make this concert a success. We seek your cooperation in preparing for this event. Each child’s participation is an integral part of the group performance. We cannot stress enough the importance of having all students attend this event. If you anticipate a problem with attendance that cannot be resolved, please inform us by letter, by Wednesday, May 17th.

All students who are participating in the concert are required to wear the full school uniform, including a tie (grades 4,5,6,7), black shoes and school sweater. Girls should wear tights.

We need all of the students to stay for the entire concert and would appreciate all audience members staying for the entire performance to encourage their efforts. There is no videotaping or photography permitted in the theatre.

We will be travelling by bus to the theatre in the morning of Thursday June 1st for a rehearsal. Please complete the attached permission form.

We thank you in advance for your co-operation and we look forward to a wonderful celebration of a successful school year .

Yours sincerely,

Kathleen Davies                                             Sara Spigott

kathleen.davies@crestwood.on.ca             sara.spigott@crestwood.on.ca

May 8th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

Volunteer Opportunities

Attention to all students wishing to volunteer at the Sporting Life 10K this year – go to see Ms. Dickinson in Room 104. Please come and support a great cause!

Also, any students interested in the Journey to Conquer Cancer Run/Walk, there are various opportunities to volunteer from June 14th-18th. See http://runorwalk.ca/Volunteer.aspx for more details.

Community Hours

The government requires all high school students to complete 40 hours of community service in order to be awarded their Ontario Secondary School Diploma. Now, as we near the end of the year, it is important that students come up with an action plan on when and how they will be completing their hours.  Students should aim to have the 40 hours complete prior to starting Grade 12 in September.

If students have already completed hours, please ensure to bring in the “Proof of Community Involvement” forms. These forms should be brought to the main office, upon which the hours will be entered into our system. Students can receive a photocopy of this form before it is entered into your Ontario Student Record. If you require additional forms, they may be picked up in Guidance.

While there are many opportunities for student involvement in the community, one particular website is very useful when searching for specific positions. Students are encouraged to visit www.volunteertoronto.ca, a website developed by the Toronto District School Board to assist high school students in obtaining their 40 hours of community service. The website is easy to use, and very accessible.

 

May 5th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Upper School

Please join us for our final PA Meeting of the school year on Thursday, May 11th.
Coffee will be available at 8:30 a.m. and the meeting will start at 8:45 a.m. in the boardroom. Everyone is welcome.

May 5th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Upper School

We ask you to relax, let us pull up a chair, as Crestwood Preparatory College proudly presents….Beauty and the Beast! Last Monday and Tuesday Crestwood performed one of the world’s favourite stories: a music filled, magical journey complete with daring sword fights, far off places and a prince in disguise. It has also been the biggest, most challenging production we have done to date. Ms Christina McCourt headed an incredible ensemble of teachers and students including: Jeff Fong and Steve Lavoie, who were instrumental in helping our talented Crestwood musicians (including Mr. Jull) tackle complex music and give the backbone of our production. Lisa Belanger, Tomas Johnstone and Chris Dunn set the stage of this magical world, and the beauty of the Beast. Our objects and villagers were brought to life with the help of Sindy Preger,Terry McNamara, Michelle Aiken, Lemei Shao, Kit O’Rourke, Linda Armstrong, Nicole Gironda and Shannon Nevison. We were able to hear those catchy tunes through the help of Adam Anklewicz and the tech crew. The production night team of Sue Lyons, Mishka Sawka, Rachael Lee and Alix Doherty worked tirelessly, on posters, programs and ticket sales. The assistant directing and stage managing team of Lara Pagano and Jennifer Williamson who helped run rehearsals.

The Arts Department wants to send out a huge thank thank you to all the parents, coaches and administration whose support of the arts make enchanting nights like this possible! To my graduating cast members: it has been an honour getting to play make believe with you for the last few years, as you move on to bigger and better things keep you imaginations alive and open….you never know where they will take you.

The cast and crew had a wonderful time putting on this production for you and hope that you had just as great a time watching it!

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May 5th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Upper School

The World Issues welcomed Emmanuel Jal this week.  Emmanuel is from the Sudan, where as a young boy he saw his village destroyed in the country’s civil war and genocide.  Emmanuel himself was forced into being a child soldier, and he survived desperate times as a young boy and teenager.  An aid worker was able to save him though, and he went on to make his way in Britain and eventually Canada.  Emmanuel shared his journey with the students, as he hit upon the themes that enabled him to get through – courage, resilience, and having a vision.  Along the way, Emmanuel performed dub poetry and rap, and had the students up and dancing and while he engaged them on the human rights and social justice issues of our time.  Ms. Williams and Mr. Masters thank the Crestwood Parents Association for their generous sponsorship of this excellent learning opportunity.

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May 5th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Upper School

Thomas is on the right. This was his first day of school.

Thomas is on the right. This was his first day of school.

Thomas is on the right again. Don’t mind his red running shoes, he hadn’t been given his school shoes yet. Gilo is the fifth from the right, and she is all ready to go to school.

Thomas is on the right again. Don’t mind his red running shoes, he hadn’t been given his school shoes yet. Gilo is the fifth from the right, and she is all ready to go to school.

Thomas is in the left back corner and Gilo is third from the right in the front row. We had just arrived at the school and all of the kids were so excited.

Thomas is in the left back corner and Gilo is third from the right in the front row. We had just arrived at the school and all of the kids were so excited.

Happy beautiful little Toni.

Happy beautiful little Toni.

Here he is in class doing some math practice on the iPads.

Here he is in class doing some math practice on the iPads.

and his goofy Valentines Day.

and his goofy Valentines Day.

On the last Friday of every month, we get a cake for the students whose birthdays fell during that month. Here is Tony and two of his friends who had their birthdays in February.

On the last Friday of every month, we get a cake for the students whose birthdays fell during that month. Here is Tony and two of his friends who had their birthdays in February.

and here he is enjoying his birthday cake!! More pictures and updates to come soon!

and here he is enjoying his birthday cake!!
More pictures and updates to come soon!

Ali Hanson, Asst. Director, Neema International recently forwarded some pictures of the three students we continue to proudly support.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 5th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

On Thursday, the Grade Ones had their annual trip to the Harbourfront Centre. In the morning, the children learned about the first books ever used before making their own. Everyone was given very delicate Japanese paper to fold into accordion books. Following that they designed a special cover before assembling their books. We are sure these wonderful books will inspire very creative stories! In the afternoon, everyone was excited by a mini puppet show before learning all about shadow, hand and marionette or ‘string’ puppets. After that, everyone was given a wooden spoon to decorate with markers. Then, the instructions were given to create a face using felt, buttons and sequins. Attaching rods and fancy, embellished outfits completed the puppets. Thank you to our wonderful Harbourfront instructor for such a wonderfully creative and inspiring day!

– Ms. E. Alter

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May 5th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

On behalf of the Crestwood parent body, the CSPA will be hosting a Teacher Appreciation Lunch on Tuesday June 6th.

It will be our turn to work for them and give thanks to our wonderful teaching staff and admin staff.

We are catering a lovely buffet in our Atrium building in the music room from 11:00-2:00. Would you like to come out and help set up and serve, join in conversation, help tidy up? Please contact melaniemorel@outlook.com

Due to the current Crestwood construction and limited space, the luncheon will be limited to just a few volunteers. So first come first serve.

If you are unable to attend but would like to give participate, how about contributing to our dessert table? It can be a homemade or store bought. Send in your goodies to the front office, the morning of June 6th, please label with your name, and we will gladly display it on our dessert table. Please send me an email if you are going to contribute in either way!

There are many opportunities for volunteer, and social events on the forefront for next year, which will allow for more parent get together opportunities, teacher/parent interactions, and community building. STAY TUNED!

Regards,

CSPA Team

May 5th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

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