Dear Parents and Friends of Crestwood Preparatory College:
They say that the older one gets, the more quickly days and months and years pass. That should be a cautionary tale while raising and teaching our young people. While I’m wondering where all the hours have gone, some of our students may be counting the seconds. But in the end, young or old, we managed to put another year behind us. This one was not as joyful as others. Tragedy has a way of reducing celebration and anticipation, and we had reason to limit both in the spring of 2018.
Your children have done a fine job. Even those or especially those that struggled should be applauded loudly for their efforts. Success comes in bits and pieces sometimes. Thanks to all those who learned to tippy toe around the house while CPC students studied for tests and exams. Thanks to all those students who believed in the teachers and in the system at school to give it 100% every day. You have made us all proud.
We are barely finished one school year before we begin to think of the next. Several important and exciting initiatives await CPC students in September. Our sports programs continue to be enhanced. Our basketball victories, and the players involved, have already become the stuff of CPC legend. Hockey will get its turn next year. Staff and coaches are busy honing up on all their sports skills to make sure their players can play their best. Success, which I define as working hard to achieve victory and not victory itself, should flow from our basketball and hockey programs to all our other sports. Encourage your son or daughter to get involved when the time comes.
The more important initiatives lie in the academic and programming side. Our technology opportunities will be enhanced with the purchase of a 3D printer, as well as a big boost in materials and recruiting for the Robotics program. I believe it’s time when kids were taught the more creative, engineering aspects of our booming technology fields.
Literacy has been the main topic of conversation at staff meetings and will continue to headline virtually all classroom endeavours for years to come. Our students must be taught the art of writing and speaking in more analytical and creative forms. We will be bringing back some speech and science fairs, working on student thought expression as well as literary skill in their homework and assignments. We will be giving specific talented students chances to perform in public. Our art classes will be working with new materials and objectives. All of this, of course, requires the guidance and inspiration of teachers who will enhance all projects with their own enthusiasm (many of these ideas came from the staff), encouragement, and meticulous assistance.
2018-2019 promises to be a great year. I’m thrilled that almost 500 students, about fifty teachers and a thousand parents will witness the daily success we are all bound to be part of. In the meantime, there’s summer to enjoy, carefree activities to indulge our senses, and, down deep inside us all, especially the older ones, the knowledge that September will be here before we know it.
Best wishes to all:
David Lee, father of grad Julia Lee, and Vince Pagano (his old teacher and mentor) provided desert for Dave’s staff luncheon that he held last week. Thanks again Dave!
Dave Lee, recently retired from Royal St. George’s as Admission Head, and will be joining the CPC Board in September.
The new school documents for Crestwood’s 2018/2019 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.
Information about this year’s Basketball Camp held by Coach Ro Russell is now available to view on the Crestwood Preparatory College website. To go to the page to view this information you may click on the link below.
On Wednesday, June 20th our Grade 8 students graduated! You may view pictures from this event by clicking on the link below.
On Thursday, June 21st our Grade 12 students also graduated! Pictures from this event may be viewed in the following link.
Congratulations to all of our Crestwood graduates. We wish you the best of luck in all of your future endeavours!
The CSPA will be collecting used uniforms at the family fun day on Tuesday, June 12th. A bin will be located near the registration desk. Please only send uniforms that are in good condition.
Thank you for your support!
Dear Crestwood Parents,
Today is the last day to send in your Family Fun Day forms, submit auction items and become a sponsor.
We look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday!!!
Thank you for your continued support.
Dear New Student of Crestwood Preparatory College,
Welcome to Crestwood Preparatory College!
September will be an exciting month for you. We are excited to have you here and promise to do everything we can to make every day a happy and productive one. You are an important part of this success; work hard, smile, respect the good people around you, including your friends and family and embrace the many opportunities that will be provided by the excellent teachers at CPC.
Have a great day! My door is always open.
Mr. Vince Pagano
Crestwood Preparatory College
217 Brookbanks Dr
(f) 416 444 0949
Headmaster –Vince Pagano 416 391 1441 ext. 4322
Assistant Head – Dave Hecock 416 391 1441 ext. 4323
Assistant Head – Phil Santomero 416 391 1441 ext. 4372
Vice Principal and Athletic Director – Lisa Newton 416 391 1441 ext. 4325
Director of Special Education – Jordana Winograd 416 391 1441 ext. 4365
Guidance Councilor Jenn Hann – 416 391 1441 ext. 4329
Guidance Councilor Jeff Mitz – 416 391 1441 ext. 4338
Accounts – Sue Brownlee 416 391 1441 ext. 4344
Admin. Assistant (Attendance and Guidance) – Victoria Escamillan 416 391 1441
Admin. Assistant (Admissions) Linda Newbigging 416 391 1441 ext. 4328
The school calendar is now posted online on the Crestwood main website. Please click here to view it.
For those of you who have a holiday during the month of August and you wish to purchase uniform items earlier, please contact email@example.com so that we may arrange a time at your convenience.
Please go to the Uniform shop (this room is next to the cafeteria) to purchase uniform items. Please be advised it is recommended that the purchase of uniform items be done in August, as the students tend to grow over the summer!
Request for uniforms please contact Dave Cunningham at:
*Just to let you know that uniform items are available for purchase during the school year every Monday in the uniform shop. Details will follow after the summer hours.
To view the full booklist for the 2018-2019 school year please click here.
September 4, 2018 – Opening Activities & Registration
September 5, 2018 – First Day of Full Classes
September 6, 2018 – Curriculum Night @ 7:00 pm
September 18, 2018 – School Photos – Full Uniform
September 27, 2018 – Gr. 11& 12 Parent Info Session Re: University Applications @ 7:00 pm
October 5, 2018 – No School – Professional Development Day
October 8, 2018 – No School – Thanksgiving
October 18, 2018 – Academic Awards Evening: Honour Roll Students from June 2018 @ 7:00pm
October 25, 2018 – Parent Association Social @ 7:00 pm
November 9, 2018 – No School – Professional Development Day
November 22, 2018 & November 23, 2018 – Parent – Teacher Conferences
November 23, 2018 – No School due to Parent – Teacher Conferences
December 6, 2018 – Winter Festival of the Arts @ 7:00 pm
December 20, 2018 – Last Day of Classes before Winter Break
December 21, 2018 – January 6, 2019 – Winter Break
January 7, 2019 – Classes Resume
January 10, 2019 & January 11, 2019 – Gr. 12 Graduation Photos
January 24, 2019 – Gr. 9 & 10 Parent Info Session Re: Course Selection @ 7:00 pm
January 31, 2019 & February 1, 2019 – Parent – Teacher Conferences
February 1, 2019 – No School due to Parent – Teacher Conferences
February 15, 2019 – No School – Professional Development Day
February 18, 2019 – No School – Family Day
March 7, 2019 – Last Day of Classes before March Break
March 8, 2019 – March 24, 2019 – March Break
March 25, 2019 – Classes Resume
April 19, 2019 – No School – Good Friday
April 22, 2019 – No School – Easter Monday
April 25, 2019 – Spring Festival of the Arts @ 7:00 pm
April 30, 2019 – Drama Production @ 7:00 pm
May 17, 2019 – No School – Professional Development Day
May 20, 2019 – No School – Victoria Day
May 23, 2019 – Co-Curricular Awards Assembly
May 23, 2019 – Athletic Banquet @ 6:00 pm
May 31, 2019 – June 12, 2019 – Final Examinations
June 19, 2019 – Grade 8 Graduation @ 5:00 pm
June 20, 2019 – Grade 12 Graduation @ 5:00 pm
We want to say congratulations to all the University athletes.
Sunday May 27th- Toronto Women’s 1/2 Marathon
Complete the online registration form immediately
Saturday June 2nd- Second Harvest Event Set Up
Sunday June 3rd, 2018 Ride for Heart
MUST sign up online.
Manulife Ride for Heart
Saturday June 9th at Sunnyside Park
MUST sign up online, only a few spots remaining
7am to 3pm
MEC Paddlefest 2018
Thursday June 14th and/or Friday June 15th- Central Eglinton Community Centre Event Set Up
June 13th-17th Journey to Conquer Cancer Run/Walk- Various opportunities
Sign up online
Saturday June 16th- Lulu Lemon 10K
The Varsity Girls’ Soccer team ended their season as one of the top four teams. The girls played their hearts out but unfortunately fell to a stronger St. Mildred’s Team. Overall the girls had a very successful season always finishing as one of the top teams. Special mention goes out to our graduating players, Jahnai Brown, Arden Kell, Saara Habib, Julia Lee, Saara Habib and Sam Mintz.
The Grade 4’s had a visit from a knight straight from the Middle Ages. He explained the complicated armour that a knight had to wear daily to be worthy of the title of knight. The Grade 4’s loved hearing about epic Medieval battles and the journey from page, to squire, to knighthood. The best part was getting to dress the part of an authentic knight, yielding weapons and donning a suit of armour.
Please have your children prepared for our rehearsal time on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. We will walk together to Lawrence Park Church on Monday (June 4th) and Tuesday (June 5th). Students must dress for the weather and wear appropriate walking shoes (runners would be perfect). ONLY students who play trumpet, baritone, alto and tenor sax, bass clarinet and trombone should put their instrument (not music book!) outside the grade 6 roundabout, on the top platform in the appropriate place. (Students who arrive late or do not follow instructions will carry their own instrument to rehearsal space). There will be signs indicating where the grade 5 and 6 instruments should be placed.
All students will carry their own music. Flute, clarinet and recorder players will carry their own instruments and music.
Thank you everyone. Your help and cooperation getting this massive event put together is noticed and appreciated.
On Friday, May 25th, the Grade 5 students traveled to Milton to explore Crawford Lake and its Wendat village. The students enjoyed their hike around the lake, and learning about the lake’s unique qualities and exploring the natural resources around the lake which would have been used by First Nations inhabitants. After lunch, students got to participate in some traditional Wendat games such as Lacrosse and “Sticks”. The highlight of the trip was seeing the Wendat longhouses, and all of the furs and tools used before the time of European contact. Students were amazed at the different artifacts and learned a lot about the First Nations way of life. It was a wonderful experience, and a great way to bring our Social Studies curriculum to life!
Saturday June 2nd– Second Harvest Event Set Up 11am-5pm
Sunday June 3rd, 2018 Ride for Heart-MUST sign up online.
Saturday June 9th- 7am to 3pm at Sunnyside Park– MUST sign up online, only a few spots remaining
Thursday June 14th and/or Friday June 15th– Central Eglinton Community Centre Event Set Up
June 13th-17th Journey to Conquer Cancer Run/Walk- Various opportunities– Sign up online
Saturday June 16th– Lulu Lemon 10K
There will be two opportunities for book exchanges in June. In both cases, the school is not involved in any of the prices or negotiations.
The first is a Parent book exchange where parents are able to meet in the cafeteria to sell their books to other parents or to purchase books from other parents. The prices are to be negotiated between the individuals involved. This will take place on Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.
The second is provided by Alpha Textbooks, our trusted book supplier. They will facilitate our used book exchange to accompany the regular supply of new and used books to the student population. Their book return will take place on Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am (Please note the new times) and will work as follows:
Last year was a success and we are confident that this system was more efficient and served our population well. If you have any further questions please feel free to email Alpha Textbooks at firstname.lastname@example.org.