Saturday | October 21, 2017

Thursday night the Crestwood Community celebrated the academic achievements of some of our amazing students currently in Grades 8 to 12.  To view the recipients at this year’s ceremony please click on the link – Academic Award Recipients 2017

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October 20th, 2017

Posted In: Upper School

Basketball

In their first and only home game of the season, the U14 Lady Lions finished off the regular season with a convincing 46-28 victory over HSC.  The Lady Lions took a commanding lead and never looked back.  With great play on both sides of the ball by all, the Lady Lions had their best team performance of the season.  Special mention goes out to Saleah Joseph, who dropped 32 points in the game and Ella Lee-O’Rourke who grabbed a whopping 10 rebounds.  The Lady Lions will now wait and see to find out who their opponents are for next week’s playoff game.

Monday our Junior Girls’ Basketball Team played an away game against Havergal School.  Going into the game, both teams were undefeated and the pressure was on to keep our winning streak.  It was an exciting start with both teams working hard to keep the score even. Seven Crestwood players against over fifteen for our competitors, our girls worked hard the entire game with little to no breaks and took over the court!  Special mention to Tianna Bailey, Zakayla Day-Burrell and Jadaia Reid for amazing leadership.  We remain undefeated, with a final score of 67-44.  Go Lions!

Monday our Senior Girls’ Basketball Team travelled to Havergal College for their fourth game of the season.  After a slow start, the girls picked up the intensity and showed why they were undefeated coming in.  The energy carried over to the second half which saw the final score being CPC 68 – HC 46.

Wednesday night our Senior Lady Lions took on a very physical Ridley College team.  We were able to take an early lead which allowed us to cruise throughout the rest of the game.  Areej Burgonio led all scorers with 19 points.

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Soccer

On a chilly October afternoon in Toronto, the U14 Boys’ Soccer Team struck early and often, as they ran away from the visiting Sterling Hall School on Monday afternoon by a 7-3 score.  Just nine minutes in, Adam Pearlman opened the scoring early for his team, with a brilliant well placed strike to put the Lions ahead early. Adam would later go on to net 2 more before the game was done. Not 7 minutes later, Mahmoud Elfeki laced one by the keeper, leaving Sterling Hall feeling defeated.  The game continued with dominance from the Lions, until the second half when Sterling Hall’s player was able to get himself a hat trick. Closing the gap slightly between the two teams. Striker Zack Graff also contributed to scoring twice with 2 beautiful goals.  Special shout out to Hussein Elfeki who chalked up his first CISAA goal.  Monday’s win should guarantee their spot in playoffs.  Mrs. O’Connor and Mr. Koaich were pleased with the team effort in Monday’s game.

On Wednesday, the Junior Boys’ Soccer Team faced off against Bayview Glen.  The team played exceptionally well as a unit as they minimized the chances from the opposition.  Even when Bayview Glen had shots on net, the incredible saves from our keeper Tim Kufner shut them down.  Goals from Alex Korda and Jesse Codron and an amazing 3 goals from Ege Kuseybat led us to a convincing victory.  The boys will finish off their regular season with a game against UCC next Tuesday.

Wednesday afternoon Bayview Glen visited Crestwood to play our Senior Boys’ Soccer Team. Despite conceding an early goal in the first half, CPC battled back to tie the game on the heels of Joseph Eistentraut’s goal. CPC then dominated the play for the remainder of the first half, creating several close chances to score. Unfortunately, Crestwood’s inability to capitalize on its chances cost them in the second half as BVG scored early in the second frame and never looked back. The game ended 4-1 in BVG’s favor. Shout outs go to the junior players who joined the team for Wednesday’s game and who performed admirably: Jonas Weissland, Ege Kuseybat, and Lorenzo Mancini. The team plays its last game of the season away against UCC next week.

Volleyball

After a rough start at the beginning of the week, the U14 Boys were more determined than ever for their game against Greenwood Wednesday afternoon. Although this determination did not result in a win, both coaches Ms. Letham and Ms. Reinsma are super proud of the way the boys played and the skills their improvement.  The last two matches were close games and consisted of many three-hits. Shout outs go to Thomas Ellinidis for his consistent serves as well as Jamey Luepann for his amazing digs and serves.

The Junior Boys’ Volleyball Team continued their season Monday at the Toronto Montessori School. The boys had a rough start, and unfortunately, did not find their momentum until the second set. Even with Armani Mighty blocking almost everything at the net, and Anthony Radford-Grant making jumpless attacks, the boys could not overtake TMS. Other special mentions go out to Imani Mighty for great digs and plays at the net, and Kian Torabi for tough and consistent serves.

The Junior Boys’ Volleyball Team traveled to Greenwood College Wednesday for their second game of the week. Although there were some great serves, plays, and attacks, ours boys could not overtake the home team. The referee of the game spoke to coaches Hann and Wappel, and shared his thoughts on our Lions. He noticed great talent and technique, but said that in order for our boys to win, they need to loosen up and have some fun!

The Senior Boys’ Volleyball Team traveled to the Toronto Montessori School Monday to challenge the Titans. After many hard fought points, the lions came out winning three sets to none. Special shout out to Somachi Agbapu for his huge blocks and hits, Erik Usher for his on court energy and leadership, and to our newest member Juliu De Gauw for his powerful serves.

U14 Boys Volleyball vs GCS (1)     U14 Boys Volleyball vs GCS (3)     U14 Boys Volleyball vs GCS (5)     U14 Boys Volleyball vs GCS (4)

October 20th, 2017

Posted In: Upper School

Please see below instructions for how to order school photos.

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October 20th, 2017

Posted In: Upper School

Dear Crestwood Families,

Community Service has long been an important part of student life at Crestwood; students embrace opportunities to support global and local causes because they know that their efforts can make a difference and help others in need.

Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria caused widespread damage in the Caribbean and southern United States this fall; many people remain displaced and in need of supplies and support. Confident that Crestwood students would want to help, the Crestwood Cares Community Service group has organized a SKIP IT fundraiser whose proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross International Disaster Relief Fund.

This is how SKIP IT works: between October 20-30, the Crestwood Cares community service group is challenging Crestwood students to choose to forgo one or more treats or privileges that would have cost money, and to donate that money to the fundraiser instead. For example, a student could skip:

*a trip to the movie theatre

*spending this week’s allowance

*a stop for hot chocolate

*a family take-out dinner

The dollar value of the donation is not the greatest priority; rather, the opportunity for students to choose to make a personal gift to people in need is the emphasis of this fundraising strategy.

To recognize and celebrate these acts of giving, the community service group will assemble and display SKIP IT giving trees. Each child who participates in SKIP IT should fill out the leaf, attached to this letter, with his or her name, class, and the treat or privilege skipped.  Please do not record the donation amount on the leaf. The leaf can be submitted, along with the donation, to your child’s classroom teacher by Monday, October 30, 2017.   These leaves will be added to the giving trees, and donations will be forwarded to the International Disaster Relief Fund of the International Red Cross.

Thank you for your support.

Sincerely,

Jen Krashinsky, Grade 6 Teacher                                   

Sharon Liebenthal, Primary Principal                         

Joy Badler, Junior Principal     

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October 20th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

Crestwood’s grade 6 soccer team won 4-0 against Montcrest School yesterday afternoon. Key performances from Goalkeepers, Patrick and Thomas and our new defensive partnership of Adam and Andrew helped to keep the clean sheet.

Goals from Max B, a brace from Coen and a highlight goal from the head of William gave us the win.

Congrats to the team. We play again on Monday at CDS.

– Coach K. Greenacre

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October 20th, 2017

Posted In: Lower School, Sports

Next week, Crestwood will be holding its annual “We Scare Hunger” food drive in support of the North York Harvest Food Bank.  Over the past thirteen years, we have built a strong relationship with this charity and take pride in providing support to this community.  This year’s drive is being organized by Grade 11 student, Kaitlyn Balter, and she is asking each grade to bring in two particular items which the food bank has identified as being in high demand:  canned beans, canned tomatoes, canned fish, rice and kitchen oils (olive, vegetable, canola, etc.).  Be sure to send your children to school with their grade’s assigned items and help us reach our school goal of 1000 lb of food.

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October 20th, 2017

Posted In: Upper School

Yesterday the cross-country team walked to Crescent School for a friendly meet against Crescent and UCC. The trails were beautifully lined with gorgeous fall colours for our run. Our athletes finished with amazing results. Congratulations to all of our cross-country members for completing a challenging course! The championship run will take place next week. Stay tuned for your invitation from Mrs. Brenzel! Way to go Cross Country runners!

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October 20th, 2017

Posted In: Lower School, Sports

The Book Fair is a great opportunity to stock your home with some new, interesting books for your kids.  This is also a great opportunity to shop ahead for the holidays – and what better place to shop than our own Crestwood library where a portion of the Book Fair sales will go back to our children’s library.  The Book Fair will run from Monday, October 30 – November 2nd.  Please sign up on the link below to volunteer at this terrific event.  It is a fun way to see what books and merchandise are available, see your child(ren) and help make this great event a success.  The book fair cannot run without volunteers.

Thanks very much!

https://www.volunteersignup.org/8C8JK

– Lara Bafaro, Hayley Wine and Jen Hastings 

October 20th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

I am the current 4D teacher at Crestwood School and am excited to be a part of this community. I completed my undergrad at York University, where I studied psychology. After graduating from York University, I moved to South Korea to teach English. It was there that I developed my love of teaching and travel. While in Korea, I applied to the MA Child Study and Education program at the University of Toronto. The program provided me with a multitude of teaching placements and volunteer opportunities. During this time, I worked privately with adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, working on social skills and reading social cues. After graduating, I completed my Special Education Additional Qualifications. For the past two years, I have worked at Upper Canada College with grades 3, 4 and 5. While there, I was involved inside and outside of the classroom coaching basketball, cross country and track and field, as well as running a community service program. I also had the pleasure of conducting action research on growth mindset in the classroom, which I happily bring to Crestwood. In my spare time, I love to read, travel and binge watch Netflix series.

– C. Kanfi

October 20th, 2017

Posted In: Lower School

It’s bake sale time.  See you there!
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October 20th, 2017

Posted In: Upper School

Come by for some tasty Halloween treats and don’t forget your loonies and toonies!  Brought to you by the Parents’ Association.

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October 19th, 2017

Posted In: Upper School

Basketball

In their first and only home game of the season, the U14 Lady Lions finished off the regular season with a convincing 46-28 victory over HSC.  The Lady Lions took a commanding lead and never looked back.  With great play on both sides of the ball by all, the Lady Lions had their best team performance of the season.  Special mention goes out to Saleah Joseph, who dropped 32 points in the game and Ella Lee-O’Rourke who grabbed a whopping 10 rebounds.  The Lady Lions will now wait and see to find out who their opponents are for next week’s playoff game.

Monday our Junior Girls’ Basketball Team played an away game against Havergal School.  Going into the game, both teams were undefeated and the pressure was on to keep our winning streak.  It was an exciting start with both teams working hard to keep the score even. Seven Crestwood players against over fifteen for our competitors, our girls worked hard the entire game with little to no breaks and took over the court!  Special mention to Tianna Bailey, Zakayla Day-Burrell and Jadaia Reid for amazing leadership.  We remain undefeated, with a final score of 67-44.  Go Lions!

Monday our Senior Girls’ Basketball Team travelled to Havergal College for their fourth game of the season.  After a slow start, the girls picked up the intensity and showed why they were undefeated coming in.  The energy carried over to the second half which saw the final score being CPC 68 – HC 46.

Wednesday night our Senior Lady Lions took on a very physical Ridley College team.  We were able to take an early lead which allowed us to cruise throughout the rest of the game.  Areej Burgonio led all scorers with 19 points.

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Soccer

On a chilly October afternoon in Toronto, the U14 Boys’ Soccer Team struck early and often, as they ran away from the visiting Sterling Hall School on Monday afternoon by a 7-3 score.  Just nine minutes in, Adam Pearlman opened the scoring early for his team, with a brilliant well placed strike to put the Lions ahead early. Adam would later go on to net 2 more before the game was done. Not 7 minutes later, Mahmoud Elfeki laced one by the keeper, leaving Sterling Hall feeling defeated.  The game continued with dominance from the Lions, until the second half when Sterling Hall’s player was able to get himself a hat trick. Closing the gap slightly between the two teams. Striker Zack Graff also contributed to scoring twice with 2 beautiful goals.  Special shout out to Hussein Elfeki who chalked up his first CISAA goal.  Monday’s win should guarantee their spot in playoffs.  Mrs. O’Connor and Mr. Koaich were pleased with the team effort in Monday’s game.

On Wednesday, the Junior Boys’ Soccer Team faced off against Bayview Glen.  The team played exceptionally well as a unit as they minimized the chances from the opposition.  Even when Bayview Glen had shots on net, the incredible saves from our keeper Tim Kufner shut them down.  Goals from Alex Korda and Jesse Codron and an amazing 3 goals from Ege Kuseybat led us to a convincing victory.  The boys will finish off their regular season with a game against UCC next Tuesday.

Wednesday afternoon Bayview Glen visited Crestwood to play our Senior Boys’ Soccer Team. Despite conceding an early goal in the first half, CPC battled back to tie the game on the heels of Joseph Eistentraut’s goal. CPC then dominated the play for the remainder of the first half, creating several close chances to score. Unfortunately, Crestwood’s inability to capitalize on its chances cost them in the second half as BVG scored early in the second frame and never looked back. The game ended 4-1 in BVG’s favor. Shout outs go to the junior players who joined the team for Wednesday’s game and who performed admirably: Jonas Weissland, Ege Kuseybat, and Lorenzo Mancini. The team plays its last game of the season away against UCC next week.

Volleyball

After a rough start at the beginning of the week, the U14 Boys were more determined than ever for their game against Greenwood Wednesday afternoon. Although this determination did not result in a win, both coaches Ms. Letham and Ms. Reinsma are super proud of the way the boys played and the skills their improvement.  The last two matches were close games and consisted of many three-hits. Shout outs go to Thomas Ellinidis for his consistent serves as well as Jamey Luepann for his amazing digs and serves.

The Junior Boys’ Volleyball Team continued their season Monday at the Toronto Montessori School. The boys had a rough start, and unfortunately, did not find their momentum until the second set. Even with Armani Mighty blocking almost everything at the net, and Anthony Radford-Grant making jumpless attacks, the boys could not overtake TMS. Other special mentions go out to Imani Mighty for great digs and plays at the net, and Kian Torabi for tough and consistent serves.

The Junior Boys’ Volleyball Team traveled to Greenwood College Wednesday for their second game of the week. Although there were some great serves, plays, and attacks, ours boys could not overtake the home team. The referee of the game spoke to coaches Hann and Wappel, and shared his thoughts on our Lions. He noticed great talent and technique, but said that in order for our boys to win, they need to loosen up and have some fun!

The Senior Boys’ Volleyball Team traveled to the Toronto Montessori School Monday to challenge the Titans. After many hard fought points, the lions came out winning three sets to none. Special shout out to Somachi Agbapu for his huge blocks and hits, Erik Usher for his on court energy and leadership, and to our newest member Juliu De Gauw for his powerful serves.

U14 Boys Volleyball vs GCS (1)     U14 Boys Volleyball vs GCS (3)     U14 Boys Volleyball vs GCS (5)     U14 Boys Volleyball vs GCS (4)

October 18th, 2017

Posted In: Upper School

The Grade 6 Soccer team travelled up the hill to play Crescent on Friday evening. The boys were once again evenly matched with their opposition, with both sides sharing possession and creating scoring opportunities. A goal apiece from Max B and Max S and an amazing save in the final seconds of the game by Patrick S, was enough to seal the 2 – 1 victory!

The schedule is coming thick and fast with a game today at Glendon verses SHS. Come and cheer on the team, Kick off at 4 pm.

– K. Greenacre

October 16th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School, Sports

Volleyball

The Jr. Boys’ Volleyball team traveled to Bayview Glen Wednesday where they lost in close games 25-19, 25-22 and then ultimately ran out of energy in the third losing 25-11. The boys had great team spirit and showed improvement in positioning. With a little more practice and perseverance, coaches Wappel and Hann believe a victory is just around the corner.

The Senior Boys’ Volleyball Team secured their first victory of the season at Albert College last night. Shout out to our star setter Rachael Pape and outstanding libero Sunny Liu for making great plays. Great work, team.

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Cross Country

Congratulations to the U14 Cross Country Team on a great race last Thursday.  The team ran very well with many finishing at the front of the pack.  Special Mention to: Aidan Takes, Liam MacInnis, William Ford, Jordan Nikolov, Shane Latsky and Tony Qi.  Great race team.  Keep it up!

The U14 Cross Country Team did an amazing job at Norval Thursday. Congrats to Tony Qi, Jordan Nikolov, Michael Swartz, Aidan Takes, Liam MacInnis, Shane Latsky and William Ford!

Congratulations to the Varsity Cross Country Team for their competitive spirit while running up and down giant muddy hills, through the pouring rain at Tuesday’s meet.
Kyra XC Race October 11 2017 #2     Oct 11 Meet     Kyra XC Race October 11 2017

Soccer

Thursday, the U14 Boys’ Soccer Team battled in a close match vs. Greenwood. The boys played with great determination to win the game 2-1. Both of Crestwood’s goals came from Adam Pearlman. A special shout out goes to our goalie Samir Bagher Nejad for his excellent saves. Mrs.O’Connor and Mr. Koaich were pleased with the team.

On a cold and rainy Wednesday afternoon, the Junior Boys’ Soccer Team faced off against the first place team from Lakefield.  It was a very evenly fought battle as the two teams exchanged goals.  With the game tied 2-2 and only 5 minutes left, Lakefield earned a free kick just outside the 18 yard box.  An incredible shot put Lakefield up 3-2, but our boys did not quit.  We created multiple opportunities in the dying minutes, but we just could not find the finishing touch and lost the game 3-2.  Crestwood goals were scored by Alex Korda and Dustin Silverberg.  Crestwood will face off against Bayview Glen next Wednesday.

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Basketball

The U14 Lady Lions traveled to CDS Wednesday afternoon to play a very strong and deep team.  Crestwood was able to get a lead but CDS chipped away that lead, tying the game up late into the 4th quarter.  With a few missed opportunities by the Lady Lions, CDS was able to take the led and secure a 31-29 victory, giving Crestwood their first loss of the season.  Great work by all, with special mention going out to Saleah Joseph for her leadership and grit on the court and Ella Lee-O’Rourke for rebounding, both on the offensive and defensive side of the ball.

The Junior Girls’ Basketball Team dominated the court Tuesday in their home game against Ridley College with a 63 – 34 win.  Everyone on the team worked well together, and special mention goes to Kayla Drummond and Zakayla Day-Burrell for great sportsmanship and excellent leadership!

Wednesday our Sr. Girls’ Basketball Team took on a very good St. Clements’ team.  Our Lions got off to a quick start and never looked back.  The final score was CPC 67- St. Clements 48.

October 13th, 2017

Posted In: Upper School

We hope you’ll join us for our evening at Spacco on October 26 at 7:00 p.m.  It’s a great opportunity to get to know Crestwood parents and staff in a relaxed, enjoyable atmosphere.  We look forward to seeing you there!

October 13th, 2017

Posted In: Upper School

University Visits:
Tuesday October 24th– St. Francis Xavier University (Antiginosh, NS)
Wednesday October 25th– Western University
Friday October 27th– Acadia University (Wolfville, NS)
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Tuesday October 24th and Wednesday October 25th

October 13th, 2017

Posted In: Upper School

Lots and lots of pumpkins arriving at Crestwood School on  Tuesday!!! Please help support your school by generously purchasing your Halloween pumpkins through this wonderful initiative.

Detailed information to come soon.

October 13th, 2017

Posted In: Lower School

The Grade 6 soccer team opened their season with a 2 – 1 home defeat to UCC.
In an evenly matched game, Crestwood was unfortunate to come away with the loss. There were many positives that we can take into our next game today at Crescent School.
-K. Greenacre
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October 13th, 2017

Posted In: Lower School

On Thursday, October 12th, the U12 Girls Basketball team travelled to Country Day School for the 3rd game of the season. We got off to a slow start, only scoring 4 points in the first half. After picking up the intensity in the second half, we made a big comeback, almost catching up to Country Day. Unfortunately, we ran out of time, losing 27-20. The girls showed great teamwork with baskets from Talia, Anny, Lilly and Ksenia. Chloe, Jordyn, Olivia, Isabelle and Maya impressed us with their tough defence and rebounds.

We are looking forward to our 2 games next week, including our first home game against Montcrest on Thursday.

Keep up the great work, girls!

– A. Fuller and H. Offman

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October 13th, 2017

Posted In: Lower School

My name is Lindsay Pembridge and I am one of the new grade 5 teachers here at Crestwood School this year. Since completing my Bachelor of Education, I have worked in a variety of inner-city, international and independent school settings in Korea, England, Turkey and Canada. As an educator I am driven to provide 21st century learning opportunities whilst creating a fun, positive and supportive environment for my students. I am particularly passionate about the teaching of science and the integration of technology in the classroom. Recently as the Head of Science and Technology at the British International School of Istanbul, I introduced coding from across the lower school and integrated design thinking and STEM with a focus on problem solving and collaboration in the classroom. Outside the classroom, I enjoy running, traveling and getting outside with my young daughter. I am delighted to be working with such wonderfully bright, hard working and polite children here at Crestwood and I feel extremely lucky to be a part of this strong community. If we haven’t met, please feel free to stop by my classroom and introduce yourself! Have a great weekend.

– L. Pembridge

October 13th, 2017

Posted In: Lower School

The first mandala mindfulness exhibit is up! Thank you to those who participated and shared their beautiful artwork.

Please visit the art room hallway and the main building hallway to view the exhibit!

Enjoy!

The art committee has completed their first project of the year! The art room entrance is bright, beautiful and very creative this year! Well-done team!

– A. Romanenko

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October 12th, 2017

Posted In: Lower School

The Grade Twos embarked on their new Science unit this month called, “Growth and Changes in Animals.” Last Tuesday, we visited the perfect place to further our studies, the Toronto Zoo. After a presentation and review on the classification of animals, we set out to explore the distinct characteristics of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, fish, and insects. We saw many of our favourite animals and learned a lot about new ones! A very special thanks to all of our parent volunteers. We hope you learned some new and interesting things about animals too!

– E. Alter

 

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October 12th, 2017

Posted In: Lower School

On Tuesday, October 10, the Grade 5 students visited the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. Students learned about the 3 levels of government, the different political parties in Canada, and the process of turning a bill into a law. Students especially enjoyed hearing about the different people who participate in legislative sessions, and even got to role play as MPP’s, speaker of the house, clerks and the sergeant at arms! We are so proud of how well the students represented Crestwood School. Way to go Grade 5!

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October 12th, 2017

Posted In: Lower School

Volleyball

The Jr. Boys’ Volleyball team traveled to Bayview Glen Wednesday where they lost in close games 25-19, 25-22 and then ultimately ran out of energy in the third losing 25-11. The boys had great team spirit and showed improvement in positioning. With a little more practice and perseverance, coaches Wappel and Hann believe a victory is just around the corner.

The Senior Boys’ Volleyball Team secured their first victory of the season at Albert College last night. Shout out to our star setter Rachael Pape and outstanding libero Sunny Liu for making great plays. Great work, team.

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Cross Country

Congratulations to the U14 Cross Country Team on a great race last Thursday.  The team ran very well with many finishing at the front of the pack.  Special Mention to: Aidan Takes, Liam MacInnis, William Ford, Jordan Nikolov, Shane Latsky and Tony Qi.  Great race team.  Keep it up!

The U14 Cross Country Team did an amazing job at Norval Thursday. Congrats to Tony Qi, Jordan Nikolov, Michael Swartz, Aidan Takes, Liam MacInnis, Shane Latsky and William Ford!

Congratulations to the Varsity Cross Country Team for their competitive spirit while running up and down giant muddy hills, through the pouring rain at Tuesday’s meet.
Kyra XC Race October 11 2017 #2     Oct 11 Meet     Kyra XC Race October 11 2017

Soccer

Thursday, the U14 Boys’ Soccer Team battled in a close match vs. Greenwood. The boys played with great determination to win the game 2-1. Both of Crestwood’s goals came from Adam Pearlman. A special shout out goes to our goalie Samir Bagher Nejad for his excellent saves. Mrs.O’Connor and Mr. Koaich were pleased with the team.

On a cold and rainy Wednesday afternoon, the Junior Boys’ Soccer Team faced off against the first place team from Lakefield.  It was a very evenly fought battle as the two teams exchanged goals.  With the game tied 2-2 and only 5 minutes left, Lakefield earned a free kick just outside the 18 yard box.  An incredible shot put Lakefield up 3-2, but our boys did not quit.  We created multiple opportunities in the dying minutes, but we just could not find the finishing touch and lost the game 3-2.  Crestwood goals were scored by Alex Korda and Dustin Silverberg.  Crestwood will face off against Bayview Glen next Wednesday.

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Basketball

The U14 Lady Lions traveled to CDS Wednesday afternoon to play a very strong and deep team.  Crestwood was able to get a lead but CDS chipped away that lead, tying the game up late into the 4th quarter.  With a few missed opportunities by the Lady Lions, CDS was able to take the led and secure a 31-29 victory, giving Crestwood their first loss of the season.  Great work by all, with special mention going out to Saleah Joseph for her leadership and grit on the court and Ella Lee-O’Rourke for rebounding, both on the offensive and defensive side of the ball.

The Junior Girls’ Basketball Team dominated the court Tuesday in their home game against Ridley College with a 63 – 34 win.  Everyone on the team worked well together, and special mention goes to Kayla Drummond and Zakayla Day-Burrell for great sportsmanship and excellent leadership!

Wednesday our Sr. Girls’ Basketball Team took on a very good St. Clements’ team.  Our Lions got off to a quick start and never looked back.  The final score was CPC 67- St. Clements 48.

October 11th, 2017

Posted In: Upper School

Zachary Brown (’14) recently had an article published in the annual volume of the Journal of the American Revolution, the most important contemporary resource for American Revolution studies. Zachary, who is currently finishing his Bachelor of Arts degree at Stanford University, was one of only two undergraduate students to have their work selected for inclusion in the prestigious volume. For those interested, a digital copy of his paper “The Rhetoric  and Practice of Scalping” can be viewed online http://allthingsliberty.com/2016/09/rhetoric-practice-scalping/.

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October 11th, 2017

Posted In: Upper School

On a gorgeous fall day last Thursday, the Crestwood Cross Country team competed in races at Sunnybrook Park.  First up were the Under 9 ​athletes.  Angus zoomed into first place right behind the “bunny” that was leading the pack.  Way to go Angus!!  Next, the Grade 4’s laced up eagerly awaiting their run.  As the whistle blew, the Grade 4 boys took off quickly along the trail finishing with some personal best scores.  The Under 11’s also had a fantastic race.  Christopher made top 10!  Finally Ben joined the last race of the day for the Under 12’s.  Your Cross Country coaches are very proud of your efforts, determination and perseverance Crestwood.  Keep up the amazing running!!

 

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October 10th, 2017

Posted In: Lower School

Crestwood students have been hard at work on their oral history projects, visiting Sunnybrook and Baycrest and the RCMI, and hearing some important stories from those 90-somethings from around the city.  Stay tuned to see their work, which will eventually be posted on our webpage at http://www.crestwood.on.ca/ohp/.

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October 5th, 2017

Posted In: Upper School

On Monday, the Grade 4s headed to the Kortright Centre to learn more about habitats and communities. The students hiked through a rich variety of habitats including forests, wetlands and meadows. They explored the Centre’s natural environment and identified different producers, consumers and decomposers along the way.

In the afternoon, the Grade 4s participated in a game of survival where they learned about food chains, energy flow and the basic needs of animals. Each student took on the role of a herbivore, omnivore or carnivore with the goal of finding enough food, water and shelter to survive. It was a blast!

-A. Conn

 

October 5th, 2017

Posted In: Lower School

PA Meeting and Coffee
Please join us for our first PA meeting of the school year on Thursday, October 12 at 8:45 in the boardroom.  Coffee will be available at 8:30 a.m.  Everyone is welcome!

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October 5th, 2017

Posted In: Upper School

Tuesday October 10th – University of Guelph
Wednesday October 11th – PSAT Exam 8am -12 noon. Only those grade 11 students who have registered to take the test through the guidance department will be doing so.
Friday October 13th Lakehead University
The deadline to register for Advanced Placement is Friday October 13th.

 

October 5th, 2017

Posted In: Upper School

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