Monday | February 27, 2017

The truth is that you are really talented, smart, hard working, and strong.

You just aren’t consistent.

That’s because you beat yourself up mentally at times. 

Or maybe, occasionally you just mentally check out.

Either way, when you lose in sports, it is not because your opponent beat you.

It was really because you beat yourself before you even went out there.

Win the mental battle within you first.  

Remind yourself how good you really are. Shift into your optimal mindset.

In the end, the real opponent is yourself.

February 24th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School, Sports

New Presidents Elected
The Parents’ Association is happy to announce the election of our new Presidential team, Shannon Nevison and Heather Balter.  Both Heather and Shannon have volunteered in different capacities and made significant contributions to support our school community during their time at Crestwood. They will provide excellent leadership to the P.A.
Congratulations to our new presidents-elect!

February 24th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Upper School

We may have only had one day of summer weather this week, but hopefully it’s got you thinking of warm days ahead and how you might want to spend your summer vacation. There are a couple of great fairs going on in Toronto next weekend to give you some ideas:

Saturday March 4th
Travel, Volunteer, Experiential Education and Gap Year Fair
Royal St. George’s College in Ketchum Hall
120 Howland Avenue
11am to 2pm
Admission is Free
This event is open to everyone-students, parents and teachers. If you are thinking of a summer credit course, international volunteer opportunity, GAP year or a unique experience, this is a great opportunity to connect with many organizations in one day.
 
Sunday March 5th
Study and Go Abroad Fair
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Expo: 1pm-5pm
Seminars: 12noon -5pm

 

February 24th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Upper School

On Thursday, Mr. Hawkins and Mr. Masters’ History 10 students visited the Neuberger Holocaust Centre, where they were able to visit world-renowned speaker Pinchas Gutter, who shared his story of survival.  Pinchas recently participated in the Shoah Foundations’ New Dimensions in Testimony, where an interactive hologram of Pinchas was constructed, able to answer future students’ questions about this difficult period of history.

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February 24th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Upper School

What would you do if you saw a bank being robbed? Or a house on fire? Or a car go off the road? It might not be safe to rush into the scene, but you’d call 9-1-1, right? It’s like that when you see bullying. It might not feel safe to jump into the situation at the moment, but you can still help the person being bullied. How? Tell an adult, be a friend to the kid being bullied, convince others to stand up against bullying. What other ideas do you have? Heroes and heroines don’t need super powers. They just need to do what they can—even a small step behind the scenes—to help make a difference.

Feb. 22 was Pink Shirt Day, a day to show that the CPC community stands against Bullying.  On Feb. 22, 2007 Travis Prince and David Sheppard 2 grade 12 students decided to stand up for a grade 9 boy who was being bullied by his classmates for wearing a pink shirt.  This small gesture has turned into a national symbol of anti-bullying.   If you would like to get involved, or learn more about this national initiative, visit www.pinkshirtday.ca

 

 

 

February 24th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Upper School

Basketball never sleeps at the Lion’s Den! Crestwood will be hosting basketball camps during both weeks of March Break, from March 13 -17, and March 20-23. The camps run from 9am-3pm. Email lions.baketball@crestwood.on.ca for more details, or visit store.crestwood.on.ca to register.

 

Capture basketball camp

February 24th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Upper School

It was a big week for the Crestwood Lions as the winter season comes to an end and playoffs begin. Take a look at some of the stellar results in this week’s matchups.

Swimming

The Varsity Swim Team had a fantastic meet at U of T this week. Best times were seen across all age and gender divisions! 

Special congratulations go out to the two Open Boys Relay Teams, consisting of Justin Lim, Michael Lim, Mohamed Basha, Joseph Zuckerman, and Armin Selzner. They earned a 2nd and 3rd place finish, and also qualified for OFSAA! 

Justin, Michael, Mohamed, and Megan Pearlman also qualified for OFSAA in their individual events. These swimmers will be representing CPC in Windsor in March.

Marina Nevison and Sarah Douey also put points on the board, with top-10 finishes in multiple events. 

Overall, it was a day full of fast swimming, good teamwork, and focused determination. Congratulations to all swimmers! 

Hockey

The U-14 Hockey Team traveled to De La Salle and picked up another win, defeating a strong DLS team 7-3.  With that victory, the team was able to finish the season with an undefeated record of 9-0.  The team played well but fell in love with the penalty box once again, but were able to overcome this obstacle and play a well-balanced game.  Roy Pejcinovski once again had another great game in goal.  Unsung heros, Mateo Rocha, Adam Grunberg and Josh Moozar stepped up to the challenge and recorded their first goals of the season.  Great game once again, your coaching staff is very proud of you!

The U-14 Hockey Team continued in their winning ways by defeating Villanova College, 5-1.  With that victory, the team was able to clinch 1st place overall and be the #1 seed in next week’s Final Four Championship.  The team came out flying right from the start and never looked back.  The played very well on both sides of the puck lead by Roy Pejcinovski, with another solid game in net, Sam Li and Bradley Parker on the offensive end and Jake Katz and Peter Hull on the defensive end.  Your coaching staff is extremely proud of you.

The Varsity Boys hockey team fell short this week, losing 9-4 against a talented squad from Greenwood. Crestwood played with a lot of heart and a short bench due to injury, with some players who stepped up, playing through injury and illness. Peter Keane and Cole Morrison were goal scorers, but potentially the greatest goal scored in the history of Crestwood hockey goes to Mr. Alexander Mcleod, with a huge celly, he potted his first of the year.

Basketball

The U-14 boys played their final game of the season. The game went back and forth as both teams were exchanging baskets. Ultimately the boys work ethic and skill was too much of a match. Under the leadership of Elijah Fisher, Jaden Langley Thomas, and Jesse ” Rodman ” Codron, the boys defeated BVG and are looking forward to put on a good performance next week in their final four tournament in Hamilton. Coaches Lyons and Pagano are extremely proud of the boys and look forward to bringing home a banner to hang in the den.

The U-14 Boys Basketball team also played Upper Canada College in the Lion’s den. The game got off to a great start with great ball control from Jaden Langley Thomas and Elijah Fisher. The boys never looked back as they took a commanding lead and beat UCC 71-53. Special mention must go out to Jesse Codron, Ethan Gazer, Jaden Zelnyk, and last but not least the hot shooting from Caiden Oshinowo draining 20 pts.

Our Jr. Boys basketball team travelled out to St. Catherine’s to take on Ridley College.  Our boys came out the gate very aggressive defensively; this led to a big lead early in the first quarter.  Behind Tahron Allen’s phenomenal defense and K’Shawn Latty’s hot shooting, the Lions never looked back and went on to win by a score of 75-24.

 

Curling

Crestwood’s U-14 boys took to the ice in their final regular season match of the year. Facing off against a skilled team from TMS, Crestwood quickly fell to 2-0 after two ends. However, two huge ends – featuring clutch shots from all team members – transformed the game instantly, and after 4 ends, Crestwood was up 6-2. TMS tried to rally back, but Crestwood held them off. Final score- Crestwood 6- TMS 5.

The U-14 team, and Crestwood’s varsity boys teams, have both advanced to the playoffs next Tuesday at Toronto Cricket Club. Congratulations curlers on a great regular season!

 

Volleyball

The Senior Girls Volleyball team beat Rosseau Lake College in straight sets to solidify third place in the CISAA standings. It was a complete team effort highlighted by great serves from Julia Lee and fantastic net play by Willa Easton and Sydney Steiman. Great job ladies!

February 24th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Upper School

Poetry in Pink

Coming together once again like a beautiful poem and in complete solidarity the Crestwood student body and staff showed their strong support in the campaign against bullying on Wednesday. Widely celebrated as Pink Shirt Day throughout Canada, Crestwood participated by wearing as much pink as possible and taking part in several activities focusing on the elimination of bullying.

The students had the opportunity to participate in a cross-out bullying game, pose their pink style in our photo booth, creation of anti-bullying posters and help in creating our End Bullying pledge banner with a stamp of their pink handprint.

In the end it was a day full of smiles, fun and ultimately an understanding that bullying is never welcome or acceptable no matter what form it takes.

 -Mr. Cooper

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February 24th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

On Friday February 24, both Grade One classes had a visit with Scientist Fariba from Scientists in the School.  Our topic of the day was “Energy Makes Things Happen”! We learned all about the effects of wind, water, and light energy and about how important fossil fuels are.  We also learned about the the importance of energy and how it applies to living things. We experienced 5 amazing stations and made some incredible discoveries!! Thank you Scientist Fariba for an amazing day!

 -Ms. Hodgson and Ms. Alter

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February 24th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

The Grade 6 students presented skits to each of the classes this week outlining our “Skip It for Syrians” fundraising campaign. Students at Crestwood School are encouraged to “skip” a treat and donate the money to Syrian refugees, which they can use to buy essential items to start their new lives in Canada. The Grade 6 students would like to thank their attentive audience members in all the classes, and we were impressed by all the great questions they had for the presenters. We can’t wait to see what students will choose to “skip” next week.

Well-done Grade 6!

-Ms.Fuller

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February 24th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

The Grade 3 classes visited the Young People’s Theater this week.  We started the morning by watching a live performance of James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl.  The technical production, the incredible acting and the wonderful music dazzled us.  After watching the play, the Grade 3’s participated in a drama workshop led by one of the professional actors at the theater.  We learned about how to make our “voices heard” through movement, body language, and projection of emotion.  The classes were divided into mini groups where they created tableaux scenes based on the play.  A great day was had by all.

-Mrs. Georgiou

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February 24th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

On Tuesday, March 7th the grade 2 classes will be presenting their musical “Lemonade!” at 2:30pm in the school gym. A reminder to all parents that costumes and DVD order forms are due at the school by Tuesday, February 28th. We are looking forward to presenting a great show! All are welcome to attend.

-Ms. Spigott

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February 24th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

On Monday, April 24th all JK to Grade 3 students will be taking a trip to watch the Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s show entitled “The Hockey Sweater”. Please remember that all permission forms and payment are due at the school as soon as possible. Thank you!

-Ms. Spigott

February 24th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

Bonjour!

My name is Aaron Kligerman. I am the French teacher for grades 4 and 5!  I am thrilled to be a part of the Crestwood faculty. This is truly an amazing group of people, and a very special place.  I am passionate about teaching, and especially about languages!  Besides French, I also speak (and teach) Spanish, and know several words and expressions in a few other languages.  I love to travel, cook, eat, play sports, and try new things!  I have lived abroad in several different countries, and I believe my successful integration into these other countries and cultures is related to the values by which I live my life:  be respectful, honest, cooperative, courteous, and responsible, with an open mind, and an open heart, and I try to instill these values in my students through my words, actions, and behaviours.

I hold 3 university degrees, from Western University (Spanish and French Double Major), The University of Toronto (Masters in Spanish linguistics), and York University (my teaching degree).  It has been a great year so far, filled with wonderful experiences and memories, and I look forward to creating many more unforgettable moments.

-Monsieur Kligerman

February 24th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

Casino Night!
Please join Crestwood parents and staff for a fun evening at Casino Night on February 23rd.  Help us support the Crestwood Foundation and enjoy a great night out.  Tickets are available for purchase at the main office. Hope to see you there!

February 16th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Upper School

Huron at Western University Visit

Representatives from Huron University College at Western will be visiting during Sr. lunch on Friday, February 24th. They will be providing students with information regarding Huron and the liberal arts, and current applicants, or those who might still be considering the school, should attend.

Course Selections

A reminder to all those who have still not handed in their course selection sheets to please bring them to Ms. Hann as soon as possible as they are now overdue.

 

February 16th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Upper School

Basketball

Our Jr. Boys Basketball team took on Appleby College at home.  Our boys came out very strong and continued their stellar play throughout the 4 quarters.  The final school was Crestwood 50 – Appleby 37.

The Jr. Boys also participated in the Kawartha Classic which hosted 64 teams from all over Ontario.  The boys played extremely hard over the weekend and really showed a champion’s heart.  The team won their first three games of the tournament to reach the semi-finals.  In the semi’s Crestwood rallied back from a 30 point deficit to come within 13 with 3 minutes to go.  Unfortunately, they could not complete the comeback and fell to a strong team from Pickering HS.

It was usy week for the Jr. Boys who travelled to UCC to take on a very talented and tough group of young men.  We got off to a great start which gave us a comfortable lead going into the half.  Early in the second half UCC made their move and took the lead for a brief stint.  As we entered the fourth our boys tightened up their defense, regained the lead, and never looked back.  In what was a very physical game, the Lions walked away with a 49-45 victory.

 

Hockey

The U-14 Hockey Team took their undefeated record to Buffalo, New York to take on Nichols School in their third last game of the regular season.  The team quickly fell behind 1-0 but turned things around after they got used to their unfamiliar playing conditions. Playing on a wider ice surface, the team was able to use their speed to move the puck in creating a lot of scoring opportunities, which we capitalized on for 8 goals.  Cole Eichler with 4, Samuel Li with 3 and Eric Chen with 1.  The team also played a very strong defensive game with Roy Pejcinovski having another stellar game in goal and with the likes of Jake Katz, Adam Grunberg and Mateo Rocha making some great plays on the back end.  With 3 of our parents cheering in stands, we were able to defeat Nichols School 8-2, improving our record to 7-0.  Keep up the great work, your coaching staff is very proud of you!!!

Congratulations to the Varsity Boys hockey team with an absolutely incredible performance against Ridley College. The boys played a feisty, rough-and-tumble game packed with excitement, walking away with an impressive 5-5 draw against a tough team. With fantastic goaltending, brick wall defense and outrageous offense, Crestwood was able to fight off Ridley and walk away with a point. Next time, let’s stay out of the penalty box gentlemen!

February 16th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Upper School

Crestwood was pleased to send a delegation of students to the University of Toronto Model United Nations Assembly (UTMUN) this year.  UTMUN is held each February on the campus of the University of Toronto.  Crestwood’s delegates this year included Angelina Audette, Norris Chung, Aaron Greenspan, Sally Li, Queena Li, Jenny Li, Amir Rafati, Jessica Shen, Cheryl Situ, Zoe Shen, Gavin Wei, David Huang, Bora Kutun Artie Shlykov, Donna Dong, Georgia Gardner, Robert McHale, Alexander McLeod, Daven Siu, Viki Tao, Adam Tytel, Silva Xu, and Anbo Wang.
Over the four-day conference, the students participated in the various committees of UTMUN, including DISEC, ECOSOC, the UNHRC and so on.  On these committees, the students submitted and debated a number of resolutions, which were modeled on current international issues; as such, the students had to role play and had to be well-versed in the foreign policies of their respective countries, as well as the operations of the UN in general.  Even with all this, they managed to have fun at the same time.  All in all, it was a good experience, and Mr. Masters and Mr. Rachlis thank the delegates for their enthusiasm.
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February 16th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Upper School

Crestwood was proud to welcome Imam Habeeb Ali to our community today.  Imam Ali spoke to several classes, including American History and World Religions, and many interested students attended on their own too.  He addressed many important topics, including Islamophobia, the Quebec City mosque tragedy, and the immigration situation in the United States.  It was a great opportunity for Crestwood students to hear different perspectives and to have their questions answered, and a great demonstration of Canadian pluralism.  We are grateful to Imam Ali, and we thank him for one visiting our school and educating our students.

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February 16th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Upper School

The U12 Girl’s Volleyball team lost a close match to Branksome Hall on Wednesday afternoon, demonstrating a lot of grit and good teamwork in the process.  The bumping, passing, and serving shown by the ladies has significantly improved since the start of the season, which is something to be proud of as we gear up for our tournament next weekend.

Coaches Calway and Suckstorff would like to applaud Kitty, Jessie, and Abby for excellent serving, Molly, Ruby, and Chiara for strong bumping, and Taylor, Tira, and Jordan for their volleys.  Keep up the good work, ladies!

The team would also like to send a big thank you to Viana and Sylvia for their continued dedication, and the families of these students who have shown unwavering support all season.  Go U-12 Volleyball!

-Coaches Calway and Suckstorff

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February 16th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School, Sports

The Art Labyrinth is well under way with the self-portrait room complete! We are now constructing the masks and creature room! Stay tuned! It is going to be amazing!

-Ms. Romanenko

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February 16th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

The Grade 6’s had an exciting Scientists in School session on Thursday with scientist Peter bringing in all sorts of fun experiments dealing with electricity.  The students explored electromagnetism, static electricity, series and parallel circuits, conductors and insulators, and even built a human battery.  It was a great review for the upcoming electricity test, and we all learned a new joke from Peter: “Why can you never trust an atom?  Because they make up everything!”  The grade 6 teachers would like to commend the students on their excellent behaviour and participation today.  Have a great Family Day weekend!

-Mrs. Fuller, Mrs. Suckstorff, Mrs. Woodruff, and Mrs. Krashinsky


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February 16th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

The U12 teams visited Royal Saint George’s College on Tuesday for some hockey and hoops action. The basketball team battled for four quarters and eventually ended in a deadlock with their RSGC rivals. Final score was 34-34 . The hockey team fell behind all day and found themselves down by three with 5 minutes to go. We continued to skate hard and pulled within one with two minutes to go but were unable to mark the equalizer. Final score was 6-5.

February 16th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School, Sports

The Grade Two classes visited the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre on Monday, February 13th. We had a fabulous day learning Japanese dances, playing games, hearing traditional Japanese stories and dressing up in traditional Japanese dress. We even got to put on a fashion show and play with some ancient toys. It was a fun filled day immersing ourselves in Japanese culture!

-Ms. Solski and Ms. Bradley

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February 16th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

On Friday, February 10th Crestwood celebrated our annual Multicultural Day organized and hosted by our Grade 8 and 9 Geography students. The day is kicked off by a full school assembly where students and special guests start the party with musical performances. A few students even led us all in a conga line through the gym as steel pan drum players provided the rhythm.

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The focal point of the day centers on the multicultural display and worldly banquet prepared and offered by students. Parents, staff and students made their way through the offerings with a culinary passport, giving them a chance to try food from around the world. Proceeds from the event go to support three foster children supported by Crestwood in Ghana, Ecuador and Mali. For more information, or if you would like to contribute to Crestwood’s sponsorship program, please contact Ms. Williams at kim.williams@crestwood.on.ca

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February 10th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Upper School

Upcoming Dates

A reminder that course selections are due Wednesday, February 13th.

Any graduating student who has applied to Queen’s University should also note that their PSE is also due February 15th.

February 10th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Upper School

On Friday, February 10th Crestwood celebrated our annual Multicultural Day organized and hosted by our Grade 8 and 9 Geography students. The day is kicked off by a full school assembly where students and special guests start the party with musical performances. A few students even led us all in a conga line through the gym as steel pan drum players provided the rhythm.

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The focal point of the day centers on the multicultural display and worldly banquet prepared and offered by students. Parents, staff and students made their way through the offerings with a culinary passport, giving them a chance to try food from around the world. Proceeds from the event go to support three foster children supported by Crestwood in Ghana, Ecuador and Mali. For more information, or if you would like to contribute to Crestwood’s sponsorship program, please contact Ms. Williams at kim.williams@crestwood.on.ca

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February 10th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Upper School

Hot Lunch Forms for Term 3 were sent home this week.  If you wish your child to participate in the hot lunch program for the 3rd term, please send the forms back to the office before Friday, March 3rd.

-Grace Cruz

February 10th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

Recently, the students on the Community Service team asked if they could make and send Valentine’s cards to people in need of some extra love in our community.  We have teamed up with a local retirement home, and are making 60 cards for residents who may not receive cards or visitors very often.  The students have been working hard during lunch to decorate and write a heartfelt note in each card.  We are looking forward to showing how much Crestwood cares when the cards are delivered next week – just in time for Valentine’s Day!

-Ms. Calway

February 10th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

Were you a student at Crestwood School between the years 1980-2006?

We are interested in what everyone is up to these days and would be appreciative if you could share the following info with us.

Please email: dalia.eisen@crestwood.on.ca

Information Requested:

Name (if married give maiden name):

Email address:

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We promise not to inundate you with email. Please feel free to forward this message to any of your Crestwood contacts. Thank you.

February 10th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News

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