The U12 co-ed hockey team started their annual Boyd Caldwell tournament with a 3-3 comeback tie versus our host UCC Blues. It was a tight affair from puck drop with many great saves made by both goalies. The Blues took a 3-1 lead into the third before Luke Hristovski cut the lead in two with a slot snipe. We kept the pressure on and were able to tie the game when Ben Maharaj poked in a rebound with less than 2 minutes remaining to play. George Zhou starred in nets and Sharkey Chen slammed home a slapper in the first on a powerplay. In our next game we ran up against John Ross Robertson school and we knew we were in for a fight. JRR came out strong and built a 2-0 lead but we were determined to battle back. We took over the game in the second period and peppered their goalie with shots but were only able to squeeze one puck past their determined netminder. Our goalie tandem of Jayin Vohra and George Zhou kept us in the game with some spectacular saves. Next game @6PM tonight vs. Lower Canada College from Montreal.
Energy helps us in so many ways and it very important to conserve it. Here are some tips from the Eco-Team to help us reduce energy use. First of all, you can turn down the heat and wear a cozy sweater at home. It is also important to remember to bring your Crestwood sweater to school so you can stay warm all day long. Next, you must turn off the lights when you leave a room. It is a small thing that can make a big difference for the environment! Also, it is important to keep doors closed, especially in the winter. We need to keep doors closed so it does not get too cold and the heating system does not need to work too hard. This way we can conserve heat energy. Finally, when you are done with your electronics, make sure to turn it off completely. This helps to save energy because it uses less electricity. I hope this article will empower you to be more eco-friendly every day! The Eco-Team thanks you for your help! Stay leafy!
The Girls volleyball team dropped three close games to the Bayview Glen Gryphons on Tuesday. It was the first competition for the girls and despite the result our team showed much improvement throughout. Hannah Hurwitz and Olivia Rock bumped and passed in control while the Baker sisters hit multiple winners to keep the contest close. The volleyball girls are back in action on Thursday as we host a mini-meet with Pickering College, Montcrest and Bishop Strachan.
The U12 basketball took their first defeat of the season yesterday as they dropped a 12 point decision to the York School to open their entry into the UCC Invitational basketball tournament. It was a hard fought game from the opening whistle with the Cougars chasing the lead for the entire match. Ryan Michaels and Jay Codron led Crestwood with some accurate passing and many long bombs to keep the game close. Johnny Musson grabbed double digit boards as he battled hard for the entire game. The Cougars are back in action today at 3PM when they face Sterling Hall and The Priory School from Montreal in back to back games.
In November, members of the problem-solving club participated in the Canadian Intermediate and Senior Math contest. The following students achieved a score in the top 25% of contests for the Intermediate contest: Eric Bi, Arjun Anand, Danny He, Helen Liu, Tony Wu, Sophia Gu, and Aries Wang. The following students achieved a score in the top 25% of contests for the Senior contest: Mark Zhao, Vicky Zhang, Victoria Sun, Steve Jiang, Britney Ding, Claire Zhang, and Alex Wang. For the Intermediate contest, the school winner was Aries Wang. For the Senior contest, the school winners were Alex Wang and Claire Zhang. Coming up in February is the American Math Contest, Waterloo Math Contests, and the Canadian Computing Contest!
This week in town hall, Grade 10 and 12 finalists were recognized for their persuasive and effective performances in this year’s Intragrade Debating Championship. Students in both grades participated in parliamentary style debating on a number of topics pertaining to current affairs, thereby challenged to construct persuasive arguments and rebuttals. The two highest ranking students in each class partnered up and went on to face off in the next round of the competition. Congratulations to our top debaters!
On Wednesday, the Senior Girls’ Volleyball team travelled to Albert College to play against both Albert College and Bayview Glen. Although the girls showed some rust in their play after the winter break, they were still good enough to win both games 2-0. Three games into the season, the girls remain undefeated. We will try to continue the strong start to the season next Wednesday in our first home games.
The Junior Boys’ D1 CISAA basketball team moved to 4-0 in CISAA play with a 59-35 win over Trinity College School. Although the boys struggled shooting the ball after the winter break, they were able to find a way to get the win. Immanuel Oludele and Elijah Fisher led the way with 13 and 12 points respectively . Elias Papaconstantinos pitched in 10 and Kailon Nicholls added 8. Zack Graff showed his defensive presence by taking two different charges in transition! The Junior Lions will be back in action next Tuesday when they travel to Crescent for a 3pm game.
Thursday evening the Lady Lions travelled to downtown Toronto to take on a very energetic Central Tech team. The Lions got off to a slow start, but once the intensity picked up, there was no looking back. Latasha Lattimore led all scorers with 29 points, followed by Aaliyah Edwards with 27 and Shayeann Day-Wilson with 18. Crestwood currently stands at the top of the OSBA with an undefeated record of 11-0. The Lions take the floor next Tuesday at home versus Durham Prep. Tip-off is at 5 pm; come out and show your support!
Please join us for a fun and entertaining night of trivia at Crestwood! Tickets may be purchased online at the Crestwood Store.
Midterm Report Cards have been completed and have been mailed out. You should be receiving them early next week. Information regarding the Parent-Teacher conferences, that will take place on January 31st and February 1, will be included with the reports. All bookings will take place through Edsby (https://crestwood.edsby.com/)
Please ensure that you have logged into Edsby prior to this date to ensure you have access to the booking system. If you are having difficulties logging into Edsby please contact Mr. Matthew David at 416-391-144 ext. 4361.
The u10 basketball team played another great game to achieve a 38-22 victory at Bayview Glen. After a nervy opening few minutes, the Crestwood team took the lead through a basket from Jordan Mao. From there they never looked back. Through showing great teamwork, commitment and skill the side extended their lead, helped by big basket contributions from Mikhail Zaidi and Ben Maharaj. We look forward to taking this form into our next game at Crescent School.
Last night the u-11 boys basketball team was able to capture their first victory of the season over Bayview Glen. The boys moved the ball effectively and were able to establish an early 12-nothing lead. They displayed tremendous team work and strong defensive positioning, which allowed them to steadily build their lead as the game progressed.
Big congratulations to the boys on a game well played.
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Thursday, the Varsity Boys’ Hockey Team participated in the York University Senior Boys Hockey Tournament and did not disappoint. The team took on a very quick and skilled St. Augustine’s from Markham in their first game. With some missed scoring chances and untimely penalties, Crestwood was always playing catch up, losing a close one 5-3. In their second game, CPC took on a very young Courtice High School team. Jumping out to an early lead, CPC never looked back, defeating Courtice 5-1. In their final preliminary round game, CPC took on a much older and bigger squad from Algonquin Regional High School, with a win or a tie, CPC would move onto the finals. With the game tied 3-3 and Algonquin having pulled their goalie, CPC was able to hold off ARHS and advance to finals where they would face St. Augustine’s once again. In the finals, CPC was looking for redemption for their earlier loss to St. Augustine’s but once again, CPC missed many scoring chances and with some untimely penalties they weren’t able to come back from being down 5-3, finishing 2nd overall in the tournament. Mr. Birrell and Mr. Tanev want to commend the boys for putting in their best effort in all four games, especially Cole Eichler and Christian Campanelli for leading the team in points for the tournament with 8 and 7 points respectively. Enjoy the break boys, you deserve it!
The U14 Boys’ Basketball team played their first game in front of their home crowd and did not disappoint. Although, the boys came out slow in the first quarter, they managed to go on 15-0 run in the second quarter which sent them into halftime with a score of 33-16 for the Lions. The boys continued to play great defence throughout the second half, which helped propel them to a 60-42 victory over Crescent. The Lions were led by Mikkel Tyne’s 22 points and Marcus Green’s 16. The Lions also had great contributions from Adam Pearlman and Ted Grant who provided some scoring and stellar defence. The U14 Boys hold a 2-0 record into the break and hope to continue where they left off.
Congratulations to Zoe Shen and Sally Li on winning this year’s Grade 12 Intra-grade debate Championship! The pair successfully argued that “it is reasonable in a democratic society for a police officer to require a driver to take a breathalyzer test”. It was a spirited debate with excellent arguments by both sides, but the government’s logical, fact based arguments won the day. Congratulations!
On Tuesday the U12 Basketball and Hockey teams travelled to Royal St George’s College to compete in their last game before the New Year. The hockey team was dominant from puck drop until the final whistle. George, Jayin and our four defensemen combined to stymie any offensive threat from the opposition while our forwards held possession of the puck for the majority of the game. Our offense was led by Grade 4 rookie pivot Ben Maharaj who finished with two goals and a beautiful assist for a tap in by Brayden Cox. Great job guys and girls.
The basketball Cubs came out on the first shift not looking their best but for the rest of the game looked strong. Jay Codron led the way with 14 points. Downtown Griffin Brown had an outstanding game with his second game back from injury. Johnny, Daniel, and Fraser were extremely vicious on the boards and combined for 16 rebounds! Ryan and Romeo had a great game and combined for 18 assists. The Cubs 6th shift was probably the strongest shift of the game. Jay Codron and Johnny Musson came out strong and lead the team to a seven-point lead. With Jay’s hoop and one and Johnny’s rebounds the team established a lead that would not be caught. The next shift Ryan and Romeo extended the lead even more to make it good enough for the eighth shift to close the game up. The Cubs this year are looking better than ever! They are 3-0! Let’s go Cubs!
Both teams resume their schedules in the New Year with their participation in the Boyd Caldwell Classic, beginning at the end of our first week back to school.
-Gr.6 student, Jay Codron
Many of us receive new books as holiday gifts. As you’re clearing space for these new titles on your bookshelves, consider donating books you no longer need to our children’s book drive!
In January, Crestwood’s Community Service students will begin collecting books for the Children’s Book Bank. We’re looking for donations of new or gently used books that are suitable for babies and children up to age twelve. They should have a print date of 2007 or later. Look for our donation bins in the Atrium and in the Main Office foyer in the new year.
The Children’s Book Bank is an organization that provides free books to children in low-income Toronto neighbourhoods. They have a beautiful storefront location at Gerrard and Parliament where teachers may bring their classes and families come to browse; all children may take home a free book when they visit. Crestwood is proud to support this organization that does so much to promote literacy in Toronto.
The U10 basketball team got their season underway with a comprehensive 52-30 victory over Sterling Hall. The team got off to a storming start, scoring 7 baskets without reply. From there the game settled down into a much more even affair, but Crestwood stayed ahead by showing great skill, effort and determination. Most pleasing was the excellent teamwork that was on display. This was exemplified by every student on the Crestwood team scoring a basket! We look forward to taking this form into the next game.
The U12 hockey and basketball teams traveled to Upper Canada College yesterday afternoon. The hockey squad had a date with the Blues’ Grade 5 Hockey Team. The game was fairly even through the first 10 minutes with scoring chances being traded back and forth and both goalies making some solid saves. Late in the first frame Sharkey Chen lit the lamp after being set up by centreman Mars Sun. Chen then bagged another beauty early in the second to get things really rolling for the Cubs. Bert Wen then scored a gorgeous goal where he used his patented toe drag move before depositing the disk under the bar on the short side. Berty was back! We kept the pressure on with our hard working rookies Brayden Barton and Daniel Rauchwerger pressuring all over the ice. Our dominant power shift of Brayden Cox, Hannah Hurwitz and Luke Hristovski were effective in rolling around in the offensive end throughout the game. Defenceman Leslie Qiao then got into the act and scored the next three goals to cap a 6-3 victory for the visitors. George Zhou and Jayin Vohra were both steady in goal when called upon.
The basketball game was an amazing team effort. Jay Codron led the way with 20 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. Romeo also chipped in with 12 points. Johnny Musson and Fraser Bryant crashed the boards with 12 rebounds and 6 points while Ryan Michaels, Noah Kassam, and Griffyn Morgan led the defensive charge with 11 steals combined. Griffin Brown played amazing, making his debut after an injury. Mikel, Daniel and Eddie splashed some long bombs to help separate the score. The Crestwood Cubs are on a roll as they haven’t lost a game this season. Final Score 53-14. Lets Go Cubs!
Both teams travel to Royal St. George’s College on Tuesday as the schedule wraps up until the New Year.
Following the great success of our first two Summer Academies, we are happy to announce the dates for McGill Summer Academy 2019!
From July 7-20 and July 21-August 3, students in grades 10 and 11 from across the world will have the opportunity to participate in classes, workshops, and social activities introducing them to university life, McGill, and Montréal – all while being hosted in a McGill Residence!
Students are invited to submit their applications online as of January 17, 2019. Applications must be submitted by February 7, 2019.
Those interested in learning more about the McGill Summer Academy can refer toand to receive updates on the 2019 program.
Congratulations to Arjun Anand for achieving the bronze level Duke of Edinburgh Award this past Wednesday at Town Hall!
The U14 Boys’ Basketball team travelled to play at St Andrew’s College Wednesday. In their first game of the season, the boys did not disappoint. The Lions played great defence in the first quarter which helped them jump out to a 15-0 lead. The boys continued to play great defence throughout, which helped propel them to a 47-16 win over St. Andrew’s. The Lions were led by Pharaoh Wendt’s 19 points and Mikkel Tyne’s 17 points. All 13 boys who suited up for the game gave great contributions and helped us get our first win! The U14 Boys will be right back at it as they play their first home game on Monday @ 3:30. Make sure to come out and support!
The Junior DI Boys’ Basketball team moved to 3-0 in CISAA action with a 72-52 win at St. Andrew’s College on Wednesday. The Lions jumped out to a 16-0 lead in the 1st quarter before a frustrating 2nd quarter led to a close game at halftime. In the 2nd half, the Lions regained their composure and were able to put the game away for good. Elias Papaconstantinos was hot from 3-point range, hitting six 3s on route to 20 points. Caiden Oshinowa scored 12 points in the 1st quarter and ended the game with 15 points. Other double-digit scorers included Kailon Nicholls with 17 and Immanuel Oludele with 10. This was the Junior Lions final CISAA game before the winter break. They will be back in action Wednesday, January 9 at Trinity College School.
On Friday, the Varsity Hockey Team hosted their home opener against a talented Country Day School squad and didn’t disappoint. Jumping out to a 1-0 lead midway through the first period, CPC continued to score at will and walk away with a 9-4 victory. Once again Jayden Bennett played a remarkable game in net but he also had the offensive support from the likes of Cole Eichler (5 goals, 1 assist), Christian Campanelli (1 goal, 3 assists), Aaron Little (1 goal, 2 assists) and Josh Moozar and Sean Zelman who had their first goals of the season. The boys look to continue in their winning ways when they take on Greenwood College School this Wednesday, all are encouraged to come out and cheer us on.
The U14 Girls Volleyball team hosted their exhibition home opener Monday after school against The York School. Although The York School tried their hardest on the court, our CPC Lions came out on top, winning two games 25 to 14 and 25 to 22. Honourable mentions go out to captain Taylor Howell for her leadership on the court, Beatrice Park for going after every ball, and Chiara Codron and Tinamarie Otchere for their serving streaks. Ms. Reinsma and Ms. Doble are looking forward to see more “three-hitters” on our side of the court at our next game in January!
The Junior Girls’ Volleyball team travelled to Albert College School Wednesday for their double header against Albert and Bayview Glen. Our lady lions played excellent volleyball but faced some fierce competition. The scores were tight, and we fought until the end but had losses in each game by 2 to 3 points. We want to mention the awesome blocks and hits by Ella Okubasu, great all around play and solid setting by Edith Hanning, and fantastic hits by Christine Kong. Great playing ladies!
On Tuesday, the Grade 12 Data Management students tested out their unique probability games on the Crestwood student body. They had the opportunity to see first-hand how probabilities in theory are played out in real life. Thanks to everyone who attended!
On Tuesday, December 11th, the Crestwood English Department hosted this year’s CITE (Conference of Independent Teachers of English) AGM and Social. CITE supports the teaching and learning of English at its member’s CIS Ontario schools and is dedicated to providing CIS English teachers with opportunities for networking and professional development.
Last Tuesday’s event was an opportunity for the CITE Executive to present their yearly findings, and a chance for CIS English teachers to connect and take in a keynote address by Daniel Scott Tysdal, an instructor at the University of Toronto and a published poet and author. Professor Tysdal offered attendees the opportunity to reflect on how the various strands of the English curriculum (Writing, Reading, Media Studies and Oral Communication) can be weaved together in innovative and unexpected ways, offering teachers a variety of new prompts and ideas to bring into their classrooms.
“Undeniable talent from the art students”, “creative and touching drama performances”, “catchy and beautiful music displayed by both the bands and the Crestwood Voices”, and “amazing poetry recitations” are all responses heard after the Crestwood Winter Festival of the Arts.
This Thursday, December 11th, the Crestwood community hosted our Winter Festival of the Arts. Students and teachers from Visual Art, Music, Drama, Technology, and English classes created an amazing program to showcase their many talents. The evening was unlike any event held at Crestwood before; guests were invited to visit various spaces around the school to either participate in a painting session, interact with various technology activities, listen to the bands and poetry, and watch various drama performances. The only complaint heard was that it was nearly impossible to see everything in one night! The good news is that you will have another opportunity to experience and witness the talents of Crestwood’s students again in the spring for the Spring Festival. Stay tuned!