CISAA history has been made! Crestwood is the first and only school to ever win all 6 Division I Championship titles in one sport!
This past weekend Crestwood hosted the CISAA championships for U14, Junior and Senior boys basketball leagues. All three games were exciting and a great display of talent and teamwork.
The Junior boys started out championship weekend defeating Crescent 59-38. The Lions opened up the game with an alley-oop dunk off a pass from Kailon Nicholls to Elijah Fisher and then followed that up with some great defensive hustle by Zack Graff on the next possession. The big plays gave the crowd some energy and the Junior boys never looked back as they extended their lead to 36-15 at the half. The Lions pushed the lead to as much as 30 in the 3rd quarter before cruising to victory. Elijah Fisher led the way with 17 points, including three rim-rattling dunks, while Matai Baptiste added 11 points and several tough rebounds. Christian Gheoculet was hot from 3-point range early and pitched in 9 points overall. The win is the Crestwood Juniors second CISAA title in the last three years and was a great way to send out our three Grade 10 boys Immanuel Oludele, Caiden Oshinowo, and Jesse Codron. The boys would like to thank everyone for their continued support throughout the season, and an especially big shout-out to the students and teachers who stuck around after school on Friday afternoon to cheer them on to victory!
The Senior Boys DI Basketball championships were up next. Crestwood defended their CISAA championship by defeating Crescent School 102-42. This concluded an undefeated season. The Senior boys will be fighting for the National Preparatory Association championship the weekend of March 21-24 at Sheraton College.
Moving into Saturday the U14 D1 Boy’s team faced off in a semifinal game against a strong TFS team. The Lions got off to a quick start with strong attacks to the basket and ferocious defence, which led to 17-8 first quarter. The Lions Continued this effort throughout the half which helped them hold a 30-17 score at the half. Out of half TFS made a run of their own to make the game interesting but with strong efforts such as Mikkel Tyne’s 29 points, Pharaoh Wendt’s 21 points and Adam Pearlman’s 13 points TFS valiant effort was not enough as Crestwood managed to win by a score of 69-52 to punch their ticket to CISAA Championship!
The U14 Championship did not disappoint as both of the teams gave great effort. The first quarter was very much a back and forth event as both teams were locked up at a score of 15-15 to end the first quarter. Much of the same continued throughout the 2nd quarter which led to a score of 26-22 at the half. This nail-biter game opened up a bit after the half. Your CPC lions started to apply strong full-court defence which created great scoring opportunities and propelled the Lions to a score of 51-40 at the end of the third quarter. The boys were able to build on that lead in the 4th quarter and won by a score of 68-55. The team was once again led by Mikkel Tyne’s 33 points, Pharoah Wendt’s 15 points and Jack Wu and Adam Pearlman’s 8 points. The U14 boys had great contributions from each and everyone who competed throughout the weekend. The Lions completed the season with a undefeated regular season and playoff record. Super proud of each and every one of the boys as they continued to grow as basketball players and young men!
With these three championships, added to the three girls championships in the fall, history has been made in the CISAA. Go Lions Go!!
This week at Crestwood, we celebrated multiple awards and achievements from our many talented students. Congratulations to all!
Georgia Gardner won an award of merit for playwriting from the National Theatre School Drama Festival.
The Crestwood Cafe will reopen on Monday, March 25th 2019.
The spring season of athletics will begin immediately after March Break. This spring we will be offering the following Varsity teams;
Congratulations to Megan Pearlman, Matthew Laslop, Will Magan, and Jack Magan; CPC’s four OFSAA Swim Championship qualifiers!
CPC’s Sam Li (’21) made the 2019 IIHF U18 Team China Hockey Team over the Family Day long weekend. He will be heading to Serbia from March 25-31 to compete in the 2019 IIHF U18 Division 2 Group B Tournament. Congratulations and good luck, Sam!
Last Thursday evening we raised awareness and funding for the CPC Scholarship Foundation. A big thank you to all who participated in Trivia Night, placed bids on items to raise money and supported our CPC community. It was a very fun night enjoyed by all. Congratulations to the winners of Team Pagano!
Will Malisch (’15), CPC Alumni, participated at the University Games in Russia this past week and won gold in the snowboard cross. Please click here to view the full article on his accomplishment. Congratulations Will!
Recently, the Grade 7 Science students completed the Crestwood Bridge Building Challenge. After becoming familiar with concepts relating to the form and function of various structures, as well as the forces that may be acting on them, the young engineers had an opportunity to apply their knowledge and understanding of the material. This year, Ms. Mylvaganam, Mr. Rachlis and Mr. Walker were very impressed with the designing, constructing and testing of bridge models made of popsicle sticks and carpenter’s glue, and it was evident the students had a lot of fun with this hands on learning experience.
Grade 12 Biology students traveled to the Ontario Science Centre and created their own DNA fingerprints. This applied knowledge of PCR and Gel Electrophoresis learnt in class to the real world. It was a great day of education and fun.
The JK and SK boys and girls had an amazing time participating in the skating lessons at York Mills Arena. They made great progress over the 8 weeks of lessons and had tons of fun. We are so proud of all our kindergarten skaters.
The U12 Co-Ed hockey team captured the Silver Cup Championship on Friday with a 5-1 win over the UCC Gr.5 squad. Our team defeated Sterling Hall and Country Day School earlier in the day earning our way to the final. Upper Canada College took an early lead in our last game but we eventually found our legs and dominated play in the second and third periods. This is our second Next6 title in two years and our third in four. Congratulations to all of our players…George Zhou, Ben Maharaj, Daniel Rauchwerger, Jayin Vohra, Luke Hristovski, Brayden Cox, Bert Wen, Leslie Qiao, Mars Sun, Brendan Barton, Sharkey Chen and Hannah Hurwitz. Special thanks to coaches Sandy and Sherri Brenzel for their help throughout the winter season.
On Monday, February 25th, Crestwood participated in The National Theatre School Drama Festival at Victoria Park Collegiate Institute. Students performed in a poignant play written by grade 12 student, Georgia Gardner, called The Deliberation Room. Directed by Sam and Sarah Douey, the play tackled difficult themes of consent and sexual assault. The show was performed from the perspective of the jury and the real events, as they unfolded. The students did an incredible job; they portrayed the characters in a realistic manner and the audience was enraptured. The cast and crew will be travelling to Senator O’Connor College School on Tuesday for the awards ceremony.
The U14 Swim Team consisting of Tom Chen, Lily Kauffman, Lauren Magan, and Maya Vohra, had a great Championship Swim Meet yesterday at the Markham Pan Am Centre. Special congratulations goes out to Maya, who had her best meet of the season, dropping lots of time in both of her events. Lauren Magan raced an amazing 100 freestyle, earning herself third place in the event! Thanks for the great season, your coaches are very proud of you!
The Crestwood Junior Boys DI Basketball team advanced to the CISAA finals for the 3rd year in a row with a 72-52 victory over St. Andrew’s College. The Junior Lions got off to a hot start with a 20-3 lead, and led 47-23 at the half. St. Andrew’s attempted a comeback in the 2nd half, but the Lions were able to hold them off and cruise to victory. Matai Baptiste was instrumental in the win, posting a team high 23 points to go along with double-digit rebounds. Immanuel Oludele poured in 18 points, while Christian Gheoculet and Caiden Oshinowo pitched in 12 and 11 points a piece.
Monday, CPC hosted Trinity College for the Division 3 quarter finals for U14 Girls’ Volleyball. We were excited to have made it this far in the league. Despite our efforts and some great teamwork and positivity, we were met with defeat with final scores of 19-25 and 24-26 in games 1 and 2. Ms. Reinsma and Ms. Doble want to congratulate the team for such a great season, and for all of their growth and commitment this year. We had a very large team with a lot of players keen to learn and grow, and their enthusiasm for coming to many early morning practices to learn new plays and how to run a setting rotation throughout this year was commendable. Thank you to all ladies for a fantastic season!! We look forward to more great volleyball next year!
Summer Job Opportunities:
Crestwood Valley Day Camp
Crestwood Valley Day Camp is currently looking for counsellors, swim instructors and activity specialists for the summer. Interested applicants should go to the website to learn more www.crestwoodcamp.com
PPL Aquatic, Fitness and Spa Group
Back by popular demand, Crestwood Spirit Wear is here again but only for a short time. The school store has been reopened and we will be selling Crestwood Spiritwear for the next 2 weeks. The store will close on March 7th and all orders should be delivered when we return from March Break. Grade 12’s can purchase cool looking grad sweaters to commemorate their time at Crestwood. If you are planning to play Ultimate Frisby, Rugby or Soccer don’t forget to get these sport specific shirts also. Come on Crestwood let’s show our spirit!
The TTC has paused its plans to provide complimentary PRESTO cards to students while they review the recommendations made by the City of Toronto’s Auditor General around fare evasion and the use of child PRESTO cards on the TTC. This pause also includes the distribution of youth PRESTO cards as well. More information will be shared when it’s available. In the meantime, youths ages 13-19, can purchase a PRESTO card for $6 at a Fare Vending Machine at subway stations, Shoppers Drug Mart locations, at the TTC’s Customer Service Centre above Davisville Station and online at prestocard.ca. The PRESTO card will need to be changed to deduct a youth fare. This can be done by at Shoppers Drug Mart locations or at the TTC’s Customer Service Centre. Valid government issued identification is required. Children 12 and under can continue to ride the TTC for free and are not required to have a PRESTO card at this time. For those children who have one, they can use it any time they travel on the TTC. For more information about PRESTO on the TTC visit www.ttc.ca/presto.
The U-11 Basketball team dominated their final tournament and won the championships this weekend at Country Day School. The boys, moved the ball effectively, played tenacious defence, and made big buckets when they mattered most. They came together as a team, and their stellar play lead them a 4-0 record and a championship banner, which will hang proudly in the gym.
Thank you boys for an amazing season!
-Coaches Butler and Maalouf
Please be advised that the one-way road which leads to the Proctor Field House will be closed for river embankment work from Monday, March 4 to Friday, March 15, inclusive.
Thank you for your cooperation and we regret any inconvenience. For further information, please contact Paula Rodriguez, Project Coordinator,
at firstname.lastname@example.org or cell number 647-217-9164.
This coming Wednesday (February 27th, 2019) we will be recognizing Pink Shirt Day!
If you want to check out the story of how pink shirt day began you can look down below (point down) in the description area for the link!
The Grade Ones were treated to a workshop on Energy this week. Scientists in the School visited our classrooms and taught us all about Solar Energy, Sources of Energy, Heat Energy, Light Energy, and Conservation of Energy. Through many hands on activities, we learned that the Sun gives us energy, heat and light and can make things go, grow, blow, and flow. A very big thank you to all the parents who were able to help out. We couldn’t have had so much fun without you!!
This Saturday February 23rd, 2019 Crestwood will be hosting it’s first ever CISAA final tournament. We are excited to be hosting 5 other schools as our U10 Basketball team battles for supremacy on the court.
We are also excited to be attempting our first Live Stream of a sporting event. The link is available below and will also be available on Edsby at the top of the main page.
If you are interested in watching the U10’s play this Saturday the stream will be live at 9:00am and again at 11:00am for their first two games and should they make it to the finals they will go live again at 12:30pm.
See you on the stream!
After a two week hiatus, the Varsity Hockey team played their last road game of the regular season when they took on first place CDS. The team did not disappoint, jumping out to a quick 3-0 lead with some great saves by Alexa Gibson in net and a natural hat trick by Christian Campanelli. CDS tried to claw their way back, but CPC was too powerful for them on this afternoon, defeating them 6-3. Great play by all especially for Alexa Gibson who made her season debut with the team and to Christian Campanelli and Aaron Little for both scoring hat tricks and having multiple point games.
In their last home game of the regular season, the Varsity Hockey took on a motivated RSGC team in what was to be a tight-knit battle on the ice. After a scoreless first period, CPC was able to jump out to a quick 1-0 lead but then some bad bounces and a short-handed goal, RSGC was able to come back and take the lead 2-1 going into the third period. Starting the third with a two-man advantage, CPC was able to capitalize and jump out to a 4-2 lead but was short lived as RSGC was able to come a quick one of their own, making the game 4-3. With 45 secs left in the game, RSGC, unfortunately, was able to tie the game, ending in a 4-4 draw. Mr. Birrell and Mr. Tanev want to commend everyone for their efforts in Thursday’s game for playing so well with such a depleted roster. Kudos go out to Alexa Gibson for playing a great game in net and to Peter Keane and Michael Di Battista for having multiple point games. The team now awaits their opponent for next week’s playoff game on Wednesday.
Last Thursday, the U14 Hockey team travelled to UCC. Trailing 5-3 entering the third period, the team rallied for a furious comeback to score 3 goals in the third period and capture their first win in CISAA U14 Division 1. Congratulations to all players on a well earned win and continuing to work throughout the season. Our final home game of the season is tomorrow afternoon against Crescent. Come cheer us on!
Tuesday, the Junior Girls’ Volleyball team travelled to SJK for their second last game of the regular season. SJK came out swinging, to take the first set but after a little regrouping the Lady Lions came back to show what they were made of. We saw fierce determination to take our game to the next level with solid serving from Sylvia Zhang, amazing blocks and hits from Ella Okubasu, tremendous movement on the court to keep the ball in play from Saleah Joseph helping us to win the second set 27 – 25. Honorable mention also goes out to Christine Kong, Grace Peng, Isabelle Rigny, Lexy Peerenboom and Parmis Shameli for their resolve and the best performance this season. SJK came back to take the next two games but Ms. Letham and Ms. Belanger couldn’t be prouder of the solid playing from our Lions.
The Crestwood Junior Boys D1 Basketball team defeated Crescent on the road 60-29 on Wednesday afternoon. The win secured a #1 seed and home-court advantage in the CISAA playoffs for the second straight year. The Junior Lions jumped on Crescent early and never looked back in-route to a 31 point victory! Elijah Fisher led the way with 16 points, while Christian Gheoculet added 10. Matai Baptiste and Immanuel Oludele were terrors on the offensive glass, picking up double-digit offensive rebounds between the two of them. While starters sat out the 4th quarter, our bench players were fantastic defensively holding Crescent to only 4 points in the final quarter, while scoring 11 points themselves. The entire team showed great composure throughout the entire game. The Juniors will host St. Andrew’s College next Wednesday in the semi-finals of the CISAA playoffs. The game time has not yet been announced.
The Crestwood U14 Boys D1 Basketball team defeated Bayview Glen on the road 68-47 on Thursday afternoon. The win secured a #1 seed and home-court advantage in the CISAA playoffs. The U14 Lions jumped on Gryphons early, starting the game off with a score of 15-0 and never looking back, en-route to a 21 point victory! The Lions were pushed by a well balanced scoring onslaught, which included Marcus Green’s 16 points, Mikkel Tyne’s 13, Pharaoh Wendt’s 11, Jamey Luepann’s 9 and Jack Wu added 8 points and solid defence throughout the game. U14 boys have earned themselves a first round bye and automatic semi final appearance after a perfect regular season record. The semi final game will take place next saturday in our home gym at 9:30 am and finals at 12:00. Make sure to come out and support our young men as they try to accomplish something special!
The Art Committee is working on a new project! We are creating props for the school play Matilda!!! So proud and excited for this journey!
It is also the first time for the Art Committee participants to take part in a daily art challenge. Every day, for the next two weeks a new challenge will be announced during morning announcements and placed on the art room door. At the end of the challenge, the work created by committee members will be exhibited for all to see!
Crestwood was proud to welcome Deputy Mayor Michael Thompson to the school Thursday as part of our recognition and celebration of Black History Month. Mr. Thompson shared stories of his emigration to Canada and early years in Toronto, highlighting his decision to get involved in politics. He also touched on the stories of the many Black Canadians that we now celebrate, reminding us that history can be a powerful force in the creation of a pride in Toronto and Canada in which we can all share.
This past NBA All-Star Weekend, CPC’s own Aaliyah Edwards was announced MVP at the Basketball Without Borders Global 2019. Please click here to see the article that was published on the NBA website on her amazing accomplishment. Congratulations Aaliyah!
Study and Go Abroad Fair- Sunday March 3rd
Meet with universities, graduate schools and professional schools from around the world. This free event runs from 12pm to 5pm and is held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. To pre-register go to www.studyandgoabroad.com
University of King’s College (Halifax) Humanities for Young People
Now in its fourth year, the Humanities for Young People (HYP) is a residential summer program that gives students aged 15-17 a taste of university life, and encourages their interest in literature, philosophy, history, politics, and art. This year’s theme is Thinking through Fear. HYP runs from July 6-14th. For more information or to apply please visit the website http://hyp.ukings.ca
Boyd Archaeological Field School- Archaeology Summer Course
(August 9 – 25, 2019 at Claremont Nature Centre, Pickering)
Explore the archaeology of southern Ontario at a unique summer credit field school. Excavate at an actual archaeological site completing classroom, online and field work and earn two credits (IDC4O/U) and (IDC3O). To apply or for more information, visit: trca.ca/boydfieldschool. Scholarships available.