Wednesday | December 13, 2017

Curling

On Friday, our 1st and 2nd year curlers descended on the CISAA bonspiel for new curlers, including curlers from our Varsity Boys and Open teams led by first-time-skip Jacob Reinish, and our entire U14 team skipped by William MacInnis. Dominating two games and winning a third, they snapped up 3rd and 2nd place respectively and only missed out on 1st place by the barest of margins. With new blood like this, the future of Crestwood Curling is in good hands!

On Monday evening, all three of Crestwood’s curling teams traveled to Leaside Curling Club to do battle against the teams from the York School. The U14 squad went into action hoping to continue their undefeated streak. Despite jumping out to an early lead, the team was unable to hold off a late comeback, and lost by 1 after a heartbreaking final end. The Open Team had more success, as skip Will Dennison, vice Lyndsay McCulloch along with rookies Peter Hu and Cindy Wang kept getting better with each end, defeating York School 9-3. Lastly, the Varsity Boys notched their first win of the season with a solid 7-5 victory. Congratulations Crestwood curlers!

Hockey

The U-14 hockey game took a 7-0 loss on the chin Monday night against Appleby College. Short one of their strongest players due to injury, the team was not able to find the back of the net and was shutout by a strong opposition.

Monday night the Varsity Hockey Team traveled to Richmond Hill to take on HTS in their second game of the season and the team did not disappoint.  Led by Chuckie Nogas with his hat trick and another multiple point by Cole Eichler, the team cruised to an 8-2 win.  Roy Pecjinovski had another stellar game as well as many others on both the defensive and offensive ends of the ice.

Volleyball

The U14 Girls’ Volleyball played a mini-tournament Monday afternoon against Pickering College and Greenwood. Although they did not manage a win, they maintained a positive attitude and competitive spirit. Their teamwork and hustle for every ball was impressive, way to go ladies! Shoutouts this morning go to Isabelle Rigny for some powerful passes off of hard serves and Taylor Howell for her soaring sets.

This Monday, the Junior Girls’ Volleyball team travelled to Albert College.  Playing with a shortened bench, the girls put in a valiant effort against the home team.  The serving of Maya Berger and Faith Joseph and the hustle of Maggie Funnell and Rachel Mintz kept all the games close.  But in the end, we just could not overcome the challenge.

Basketball

The Junior Boys’ CISAA basketball team won 44-39 over Appleby College on Monday afternoon. The Crestwood defense was tremendous in the first half as the Lions led 32-3 at the break, giving up only one basket the entire first half. The second half was a complete switch though, as the Lions were outscored 36-12. K’Shawn Latty and Matthew Nelsons led the way in the first half with 24 combined points, while Cameron Frank showed some impressive finishing inside on the way to 4 points. The win moved the Crestwood Juniors to 3-0 in CISAA action.

This past weekend our Lady Lions traveled to Washington D.C and put on an amazing show.  Game one we faced off against Victoria Basketball out of Australia.  This team had good size and shooting, but despite that, the Lions were able to walk away with a comfortable win.  On day two our Lions were faced with a much tougher matchup.  We were pinned against arguably the number 1 team in Canada, Lincoln Prep.  After a slow start, the Lions settled in and began to show what they were made of.  Behind the leadership of Shayeann Day-Wilson and Areej Burgonio the Lions were able to secure the win down the stretch.  On day three the Lions faced a young St. John’s which the Lions ran over by 20 points.  The Lions left DC 3-0 and look to continue their streak this weekend as they do battle with Capital Courts Academy out of Ottawa.  The game will be this Sunday at 1:00 pm at Crestwood.

 

December 12th, 2017

Posted In: Upper School

The Grade 3 Classes had a “Scientists in Schools” workshop this week on the topic of Strong and Stable Structures. This connects to their unit in science, where students have been learning about the skills engineers use when creating structures we use every single day. The students were immersed in a hands-on morning and afternoon where they learned about the fundamental concepts of structures.

December 8th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

Holiday Concert next Wednesday, December 13th at 7pm

Toronto Centre for the Arts

Reminders:

  1. Please remember to bring instruments and music books on MONDAY(Dec.11), TUESDAY(Dec. 12) and  WEDNESDAY(Dec. 13)  for all grade 4,5,6’s.
  2. We are walking to Lawrence Park Community Church for our dress rehearsals on Monday and Tuesday mornings. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes or boots and hats and gloves. Please carry your own music, recorders, clarinets and flutes.
  3. Grade 5 and 6 Baritone, Trombone, Alto and Tenor Sax, Trumpet, Bass Clarinet players ONLY- please drop off your instruments(not music books) at 8:50 outside the grade 6 doors in the designated spots on Monday and Tuesday mornings.
  4. We are rehearsing on the stage at the Toronto Centre for the Arts on Wednesday morning. The grade 4 bus leaves promptly at 8:55. Please be on time and have everything you need.
  5. On Wednesday evening, drop your child off at the stage doors of the Toronto Centre for the Arts at 6:40, in their full dress uniform.
  6. Find your seat, sit down and relax. Prepare to be amazed at the the beautiful music your children have prepared for you, the results of this term’s hard work and practice!!

December 8th, 2017

Posted In: Lower School

On Monday, December 4th, the Grade 5 students traveled to Imagine Cinemas to have a VIP movie experience to watch Wonder. The movie really captured the essence and theme of the novel; choose to be kind. Students were very moved by the film and we look forward to them embodying the idea of always choosing to be more kind than necessary; making the world a more WONDERful place to live

-Amy Fuller

December 8th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

The U12 G​irls Volleyball team played a great game against T​he York School Tuesday night, keeping the pressure on TYS right up until the last minute. Unfortunately TYS just barely scraped by — winning the second set by a score of 26-28. ​Jordyn, Selene, Sylvia, Amy, Andrianna, and Judy demonstrated some beautiful serving. And Izzy, Mikayla, Chloe, Viana, and McKenzie did a great job returning serves and bumping.  The ladies showed great determination and growth during this first game, and it is clear we will have an unstoppable team as the season continues.  The team takes on Bayview Glen next Monday in what will surely be a great match-up.

-Sara Suckstorff

December 8th, 2017

Posted In: Lower School, Sports

Dear Parents,

Just a friendly reminder that we are still collecting items for your children’s classes for the St. Felix Centre.  Please send in donations to with your children to their homerooms up until Tuesday December 12th.  Should you have any questions please email us at cspa@crestwood.on.ca

Thanks for your generosity!

Crestwood Cares and the CSPA     

December 8th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

Thursday evening, the music students in Grades 8-12 performed for family and friends at the Annual Holiday Concert. The Grade 8 class played three festive pieces to kick off the holiday season. … “Dance Celebration”, “A French Noel” and “Glorioso”. Following that, the Junior Jazz Band impressed the audience with their swinging renditions of “Topsy” and  “The James Bond Theme”. The Crestwood Voices continued the program with two moving vocal pieces, “Simple Gifts” and “I Dream a World”. The Grade 9/10 band opened their set with a contemporary classical piece, “The Quest”, which showed off their ensemble playing and followed up with two real crowd pleasers, “ Bohemian Rhapsody” and “The Best of Glee”. The Senior Jazz Band kept pace with their rousing performance of “Night Train”, “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy” and the Duke Ellington jazz classic “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore”. To close, the Grade 11/12 Band  performed “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year”, “Hanukkah Festival of Lights” and Highlights from “Pirates of the Caribbean”.  In addition to wonderful musical performances, beautiful pieces of artwork from students in Grades 8-12 were displayed around the school to view as well!

Please click here to view pictures from the concert.

                         

 

 

December 8th, 2017

Posted In: Upper School

The grade 8 class is about to embark upon a unique educational experience. Beginning on Monday, students will be attending sessions throughout the school day, originally introduced to CPC by the Future Design School. This innovative curriculum will teach students the critical skills of ideation, prototyping, design thinking, presentation of ideas, and ultimately, showing how to apply all of these skills to solve real-world problems. Throughout these sessions, students will tackle the problem “How might we get Crestwood students to/from school efficiently, safely and on time?”

December 6th, 2017

Posted In: Upper School

Over the past two weeks Crestwood families have been generously donating toys, clothes, books, and other items to support 16 families from both the Durham Children’s Aid Society and the Native Child and Family Services.  As in previous years, our Crestwood community stepped up to the task and we saw over 20 bags of goods sent off to families.  These items will change the lives of families this holiday season and we are grateful to have such an amazing and supportive community at Crestwood.

               

December 6th, 2017

Posted In: Upper School

Curling

Our U14 curling team defeated TMS Wednesday in a close first game at the Royal Canadian Curling Club. Our boys came back from behind to tie it up in the sixth and final end, causing an exciting draw-to-the-button tie-breaker shot. William MacInnis threw a perfect stone which was also swept to perfection by his team (Tony Qi, Tony Qu, and Cole Luepann), stopping dead centre on the button and taking the game!

Crestwood debuted two new skips in Bradford Wednesday against SAC. Adam Golden, a five year veteran of the Crestwood curling program, took the helm for Crestwood’s Varsity Boys’ Team. Meanwhile, Will Dennison called the shots for Crestwood’s Open Team. While Saint Andrews prevailed in both games, the future looks bright for Crestwood’s curling program.

Volleyball

The U14 Girls’ Volleyball Team had their first game Wednesday, at Crestwood, against St. Johns-Kilmarnock School.  After losing the first set 12-25, the girls started to get a handle on the second set by upping their communication, passing, and serving game resulting in a closer score of 18-25. Considering it was their first game, the girls played well and demonstrated great teamwork. Shoutouts go to Ella Lee-O’Rourke for her fierce serves and sneaky tips and Ryann Hiltz for hustling to get every ball. Good luck on your mini tournament Monday, ladies!

               

This Wednesday, the Junior Girls’ Volleyball Team faced off against SJK.  Coming off a season opening loss, the ladies were really focused on showing their real potential on the court.  The first game was back and forth with our ladies winning a close 25-21 affair.  The next two games were an amazing display of serving and relentless defense as Crestwood won them 25-6 and 25-11.  Special acknowledgments must go out to the serving of both Latasha Lattimore and Zakayla Day-Burrell who both served for more than 10 points in a row in both of the last two games.  Also, the accurate passing of Maya Berger enabled our setters to make precision passes for our hitters.  Great job ladies.

               

The Senior Girls’ Volleyball Team won their first game of the season on Monday December 4th with a convincing straight set victory over Bayview Glen. It was a complete team effort that was highlighted by great serves by Alex Sanders, Winnette Walters and Areej Burgonio, great defence by Sacha Snyder and Jahnai Brown as well as dominant attacks by Rachel Pape. Great job CPC, let’s keep it up.

Hockey

The U-14 Hockey Team had their first game Monday vs. Greenwood, dropping their season opener 6-5. The team came out with a very slow start, falling 3-0 in the first period. A heroic effort by Eric Chen rushing from the defensive position scored 4 miraculous unassisted goals, with Mateo Rocha popping in a beauty wrist shot from the slot. Tied 5-5, the effort fell just short as Greenwood snuck in a scramble in front of the net to win the game in the dying minutes of the third.  Great effort boys, we will get them next time!

The U-14 Lions’ Hockey Team had a beautiful 6-3 win over De La Salle Wednesday night, with the entire team coming together with a fantastic all around effort. Our defensive line had a huge offensive game with Eric Chen scoring 2 and Phillipe Stroganov popping in one and an assist! Goalie Jayden Bennet was able to gobble up a whole bunch of pucks, ensuring no rebounds and keeping shots out of the net. Great efforts by Noah Halili, Mateo Rocha, Aidan Takes and Dylan Wilkinson, who all found their way onto the score sheet. Awesome work boys. Our next match is on Monday when we travel to Appleby. Keep up the good work!

               

The Varsity Hockey Team took to the ice Wednesday in their first game of the regular season and did not disappoint.  Right from the get go, the team used their speed, skill and determination to take a commanding lead and never looked back in their 10-1 defeat of RSGC.  Get play by all, saw the entire team make the score sheet with either a goal or an assist.  Special mentions goes out to Roy Pecjinovski for another spectacular game in net and to Cole Eichler, Sam Li, Christian Campanelli, Andrew Haynes, Sean Zelman and Lorenzo Mancini for multi-point games.  Keep up the good work, your coaching staff is very proud of you.

Swimming

Our U14 swimmers made a splashing debut into the world of swim meet.  This is the first time where not a single swimmer was disqualified after their event.  Amy Cai took the diving block like a champ.  Our relay team of Chloe Werkin, Ben Davidson, James Gillingham, and Zach Black swam their best and beat last year’s team time.  We may be a small team but we are mighty.  Great job, swimmers!

               

Basketball

Tuesday afternoon, Crestwood’s U14 Boys’ Basketball Team traveled to St. Michael’s College and returned with their second win of the season defeating St. Mike’s 67-46. Both teams worked hard, but the Lions closed in and worked together to take over the court. Special mention to Mikkel Tyne for some amazing steals and impressive moves through the game. Come out and support our team next Wednesday for our home game against Hillfield after school. Go Lions!

The Crestwood Junior Prep Boys’ Basketball Team finished as runners-up of the Thornlea Thunder Junior Invitational this past weekend with a record of 4-1. The Juniors won pool B on Friday with wins over John Polanyi 58-46, Jean Vanier 81-54, and Martingrove 88-35. In the semifinals on Saturday, the boys pulled out a big 75-67 win over St. Mike’s before falling to the hosts, Thornlea, 68-55.  The boys welcomed two new players to the squad; Zack Graff and Jonas Weissland who put up high point totals of 8 and 5 against Martingrove, while Pharaoh Wendt added 2 points and a sweet behind the back assist to Zack Graff. Imani Mighty and Armani Mighty put up career highs of 8 and 12 against Jean Vanier, and Caiden Oshinowo provided great depth off the bench and scored in 3 of our 5 games. Our starters, Matthew Nelsons, K’Shawn Latty, Jaden Langley-Thomas, Elijah Fisher, and Mikkel Tyne each scored in double figures multiple times over the course of the weekend and wowed the crowd many times with several dunks, an alley-oop, crossover step-backs, and a variety of other big plays. A big congratulations goes out to Jaden Langley-Thomas who was named co-MVP of the tournament.

The Junior Boys’ CISAA Basketball Team won 67-43 over Upper Canada College in the second game of their CISAA D1 season Monday evening. The boys got off to a hot start and led 39-18 at the break, before increasing the lead to as much 30 in the 2nd half. K’Shawn Latty led the way with 18 points, while Jaden Langley-Thomas added 17, and Matthew Nelsons pitched in 12 despite all 3 not playing in the 4th quarter. Other starters, Caiden Oshinowo and Armani Mighty added 5 points and 1 point respectively, while Imani Mighty added 2 points off the bench. Four players scored their first points of the season, with Michael Kim and Michael Steinberg both hitting 3-pointers, Peter Peng adding 4 points inside, and Denny Deng with a 2 point putback.  The win moves the Junior squad to 2-0 on the season. The boys will head to Appleby College next Monday in hopes of winning their third straight game.

The Senior Boys’ Division II Basketball Team started off their season Wednesday. The boys got off to a slow start against an experienced Holy Trinity school down 26-23 at halftime. Crestwood tied up the game heading into the fourth quarter. They had a slow start to begin the fourth quarter, falling down 12 points with just under 4 minutes to play. They continued to battle but ultimately fell short with a final score of 56-50 in favour of Holy Trinity School. Shoutouts go to Kabier Izzeldin who was a defensive presence all game, Aren Karshafian for his clutch three pointers, Michael Di Battista for his hustle plays and David McCall who scored a game high 21 points. Next Monday, they play their first home game of the season.

The Crestwood Boys’ Prep Team went 2-3 at the NPA Prep League session #1 in Ottawa. It was Jahcobi Neath’s first game back while Franco Miller Jr led the team in scoring and Luis Pacheco Jr led in rebounding. Crestwood will be hosting the NPA Prep League session#2 in Toronto Jan 3-6. The Boys’ Prep Team recently played their first NPA Prep League South Division game vs TBA Academy to 87-80 lost. They bounced back on Wed Nov 29th when the Sr Elite team beat rival St Mike’s for the first time in the school’s basketball history. Great job, more to come!

          

 

 

December 6th, 2017

Posted In: Upper School

Don’t forget this week is the bake sale!

December 1st, 2017

Posted In: Upper School

Today was the deadline for University applications. If you have any questions please contact Jenn Hann or Jeff Mitz in the Guidance department.

December 1st, 2017

Posted In: Upper School

The Senior Robotics’ Team has been working hard the last couple of months to build a bluetooth controlled soccer playing robot. With many late nights in the lab and battles through many setbacks, the team pulled through and created two incredible robots and demonstrated what they can do with a little bit of dedication and perseverance. Using a 3D printer with PLA plastic, the team built and programmed two Arduino powered robots that are controlled by an Android app. It is an excellent start, but the team still has ways to go. Their goal is to create autonomous soccer playing robots.

Click here to check out their progress.
Team leads: Logan Lim (’18) and Alex Wang (’19)
Team members: Haotong Zhang (’19), Sean McNamara (’19), Amirreza Rafati (’20), and others.

December 1st, 2017

Posted In: Upper School

The Book Swap will take place between 12:20 and 1:15 on Tuesday, December 5 for all participating students.  Thanks to everyone who contributed.  More books would be great!  Please drop them off at the library on Monday.

Thank You.

-Lara Bafaro

 

December 1st, 2017

Posted In: Lower School

A big thank you to the Parents’ Association who kindly provided Crestwood with a live streaming system!  We are now able to stream certain games and events for parents to watch from wherever they are.  Upcoming events are listed below.  Click here to go to our Crestwood Live Streaming Channel and don’t forget to subscribe!

Monday December 11

Senior Boys Division II Basketball @ 4:00-5:15pm

Wednesday December 13

Junior Boys Division I Basketball @ 2:30-3:45pm

U14 Boys Division I Basketball @ 4:00-5:15pm

Thursday December 14

Junior Girls Division III Volleyball @ 2:30-4:00pm

December 1st, 2017

Posted In: Upper School

Basketball

The Crestwood Junior Boys’ Basketball Team picked up a huge 63-58 win at St. Michael’s College in the opening game of their CISAA season! It was a hotly contested matchup with Crestwood leading by as much as 10; however, the game was not over until Jaden Langley-Thomas stole the ball with 7 seconds left and added a lay-up at the buzzer to push the lead to 5. Jaden scored 26 points, K’Shawn Latty added 18, while Matthew Nelsons chipped in 14. Other scorers included Caiden Oshinowo with 6 and Imani Mighty with 1. The Junior Boys will be back in action next Monday with a road game at UCC.

The U14 Boys’ Basketball Division I Team played their very first game Wednesday at Bayview Glen and left feeling confident and strong as they started the season of with a win!  Our starting line up dominated the court in the first quarter, giving the team a good lead.  All 15 boys played and put in a great effort, working together to showcase true talent on the court.  Looking forward to a great season boys!  Well done!

Wednesday afternoon the U-14 Division II Team traveled to Bayview Glen to play in their first game of the season. They were playing against an older team but they held their own. Great ball handling by Eli Horowitz and Ryan Wise, excellent leadership from Jamie and Cole Luepann, and great defense by Sam Ghiassi and Alex Wagner.  Despite the loss the boys played hard, worked well together and had great enthusiasm.

               

Swimming

The Varsity Swim Team dove into their season with a great meet Tuesday at the Markham Pan Am Pool. All swimmers showed improvement throughout the day, and posted some great times. Congratulations to those who made new personal best times; Robert Muresan, Andy Tang, and Kaitlyn Balter! We had four swimmers who accomplished the tough feat of placing in the top 8. Shout outs go to Mohamed Basha for placing 6th in his 50 Free and 4th in his 100 IM, and Matthew Laslop for placing 4th in his 100 Breaststroke and 100 Free, and 3rd in his 100 IM.

Volleyball

On Wednesday, the Junior Girls’ Volleyball Team played their season opener against TMS.  Having only had a few practices as a team and learning a new system, the girls played admirably against a strong opposition.  Recognition must go out to the serving of Maya Berger and Zakayla Day-Burrell, the leadership of Jadaia Reid, and the passing of Megan Pearlman.  Although we lost the game, the girls showed that there is great potential as we fine tune our court play.

 

December 1st, 2017

Posted In: Upper School

The Grade 12 Intragrade Debating Championships came to an exciting conclusion this week with the final debate.  The team of Dana Doubovsky and Navid Sarshar was pitted against the team of Spencer Arshinoff and Megan Werger.  The resolution involved whether or not membership in the British Commonwealth still remains an important element of Canada’s national identity.  After a spirited round, the judging panel of Mr. Santomero, Mr. Masters and Mr. Birrell gave the win to the team of Arshinoff and Werger.  Congratulations to all class representatives on a fine set of playdowns!

December 1st, 2017

Posted In: Upper School

The Grade 3’s had a visit from a team of builders from TRIDEL on Thursday.  This hands-on presentation reviewed some facts that we have learned about structures:  both people and animals build structures, and both people and animals need their structures to be strong and stable and to last a long time.

We looked at models of condos that are being built in Toronto and explored their strength and stability.  The students also had the opportunity to try on some hardhats, steel toed boots, and safety harnesses.  We resembled real builders and engineers.  We are so grateful to Liam Hetherington’s mom, Andrea and her team of builders from Tridel for this learning opportunity.

-Paula Georgiou

December 1st, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

The Coffee Bouquet is once again hosting a lovely evening of art where I will be showcasing new pieces!

Come join me for a night of art, wine and conversation.

Please feel free to bring friends! The more the merrier!

Hope to see you all there!

-Anya Romanenko

 

November 30th, 2017

Posted In: Lower School

Thank you so much my great art committee members for your dedication, creativity and hard work. The set, head pieces and beads for the grade 1 play look so magical!!!

Well done!!

on a personal note…
The Coffee Bouquet is once again hosting a lovely evening of art where I will be showcasing my own new pieces!

Come join me for a night of art, wine and conversation.

Please feel free to bring friends! The more the merrier!

Hope to see you all there!

-Anya Romanenko

November 30th, 2017

Posted In: Lower School

On Thursday November 30, 1A was very lucky to have our own personal cooking class with Rose Reisman!  We all helped her make banana and blueberry muffins and healthy granola.  Rose brought in all the ingredients and each student got to participate in the mixing and combining. We even used frozen banana in the muffins! Everything we made was healthy and delicious. 1A has been studying the 4 food groups, healthy eating habits and good nutrition over the past few weeks and this cooking experience with Rose was the perfect finale. Thank you Rose!

November 30th, 2017

Posted In: Lower School

WHEN: November 28, 2017

TIME: 7:00PM

WHERE: Crestwood School in the Library

Dr. Berzen, a pediatrician and faculty member of the Clinicaland Metabolic Genetics Department at the Hospital for Sick Children, has recently published a book, “LIMIT(LESS)”. “LIMIT(LESS)” discusses Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and explains how a life that is limitless should be the ideal for anyone with ADHD. On November 28, 2017,

Dr. Berzen will be giving a presentation at Crestwood School in the Library. At 4pm he will share his logical, practical approach with Crestwood faculty, and provide the teachers with a guide to help facilitate diagnosis, optimize support, and navigate management.

At 7pm, Dr. Berzen will meet with our Crestwood families to help us all better understand how to maximize the limitless potential of students with ADHD. Dr. Berzen’s book, “LIMIT(LESS)”, will be available for purchase. Anyone wishing to read the book prior to the presentation can purchase a copy by following this link:

www.cavershambooksellers.com/search/0995862001

Please contact joy.badler@crestwood.on.ca to reserve a spot.

November 26th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

Crestwood’s Senior Robotics Team had a busy month. In preparation for their upcoming competition, they constructed a robot soccer field out of plywood. On November 29th, the team will be hosting a shootout challenge during town hall. It will be a face off between two teams led by Logan Lim (class of ’18) and Alex Wang (class of ’19). Using a 3D printer, Logan’s team designed and constructed the goaltender for this event, which will try and stop the shots from the robot built by Alex’s team.
               

November 24th, 2017

Posted In: Upper School

The Crestwood deadline to complete university and/or college applications is Friday December 1st, 2017. Any questions regarding applications can be directed to Jenn Hann or Jeff Mitz in Guidance.

2018 Summer Programs

University of King’s HYP Program

What: Humanities for Young People (HYP)
When: July 7th- 15th, 2018
Where: University of King’s College Halifax, Nova Scotia
Visit hyp.ukings.ca to learn more.
Click here to view information flyer.

McGill Summer Academy

After a very successful first year, we are happy to announce the dates for next year’s McGill Summer Academy (MSA)! From July 15-28th, 2018, high school students from all over the world will be welcomed on campus for two weeks to participate in classes, workshops, labs, and various activities introducing them to university life, McGill and Montréal! Students will be able to live and eat in one of our residences and see for themselves why Montréal was rated the #1 Student City in the World (QS Best Student Cities 2017)!

Registration will be online and open on February 7, 2018!

Students interested in learning more about the McGill Summer Academy can refer to our website and may join our mailing list for more updates on the 2018 program!

November 24th, 2017

Posted In: Upper School

Dear Crestwood Parents,

In celebration of the upcoming holiday season, Crestwood Cares in partnership with the CSPA, would like to provide some seasonal happiness to those most deserving this time of year. This year we have decided to partner with the St. Felix Centre, a non-profit community centre, located in downtown Toronto.

The St. Felix Centre is a multi-service agency that supports the most marginalized and vulnerable members of our community, inclusive of all religions, genders, cultures and abilities. They provide meals, clothing, recreation activities, support groups, housing and an overall sense of community and acceptance to over 200 individuals and families yearly. In addition, they provide transitional housing for up to 14 women through St Felix House.   These women are given the opportunity to develop new employment skills, computer and math classes, assistance in finding independent housing, legal support, health services, counselling, all while beginning to restore their self-esteem and sense of security.

Crestwood Cares and the CSPA would like to share some of the warmth and excitement of the holiday season with the current residents of St. Felix House, by collecting both needed items and “treats” to assemble in gift baskets. Classes will be assigned a gift basket recipient along with a suggested list of items to be gifted for the baskets. Crestwood’s class parents, the CSPA and teachers will help us to monitor the list as your generous contributions arrive, ensuring that each recipient receives the items they need and could only wish for to make their holiday season special.

All unwrapped gifts for the Holiday Gift Baskets should be delivered to the classrooms by Tuesday, December 12th, 2017.

We kindly ask that parents and students join us in helping to share our community’s good fortune with others. Thank you very much for helping Crestwood Cares and the CSPA in making this holiday season a happy one.

Sincerely,

Crestwood School

For more information on the St. Felix Centre please visit www.stfelixcentre.ca

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 23rd, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

If you are interested in purchasing holiday prints from New Paramount Studios please click here for more information.

November 23rd, 2017

Posted In: Upper School

Holiday Bake Sale

Our Holiday Bake Sale is on Wednesday, December 13th. Yummm!
Thank you to our volunteers for making our bake sales such a success.  New volunteers are always welcome for baking, buying or selling.  If you’re interested or you’d like more information, please contact Justine at justinecodron@gmail.com.

November 23rd, 2017

Posted In: Upper School

In September 2017 Canada’s History sent out the following:

“We want to hear from you! Tell us in 500 words or in a short video, about why history matters to you, to your community, or to the nation’s future. We’ll share our favourite responses online, but one participant will be invited to present their response live at the 10th Canada’s History Forum in Ottawa this November.”
 
Mr. Masters posted that invitation on the Edsby feed of his classes back in September, and encouraged students to enter.  A few students answered the call, and this week, one of them – Arielle Meyer – ended up being the one student selected to travel to Ottawa to present her paper on why history is relevant.  Arielle wrote an eloquent essay that chronicled her journey through Crestwood’s oral history project, going back to her Grade 10 interview with her own grandmother.  Since then she has participated in something like fifty interviews, with people from many different times and places, and her essay demonstrated the connective themes of those many discussions.  With her superlative speaking ability, Arielle delivered her speech flawlessly and received a tremendous ovation.  By taking up the contest challenge, Arielle ended up with fantastic memories and an impressive entry on her resume – not to mention a free trip and hotel stay in Ottawa, a cheque for 250$, and a chance to meet many interesting people in the Canada’s History community!  
Please view Arielle’s speech below.

November 23rd, 2017

Posted In: Upper School

The Crestwood Junior Prep Boys’ Basketball Team won the Father Henry Carr Junior Classic last weekend with a thrilling 75-69 win over the hosts, Henry Carr, in the championship game. Widely considered the best junior tournament in the City of Toronto, and possibly the country, many of Toronto’s best players have competed in this prestigious tournament.

The boys started off their weekend by winning Pool C with victories over Thornlea 71-57 and HB Beal 95-36. Against Thornlea, the Lions got off to a hot start, taking a 49-25 lead at the half, before cruising to victory. K’Shawn Latty led the way with 19 points, while Jaden Langley-Thomas and Matthew Nelsons pitched in 18 a piece. The twins, Armani and Imani Mighty, gave great minutes off the bench helping against Thornlea’s size. Against HB Beal, the Lions again took a huge lead 59-20 into the half before winning the game by 59 points. Elijah Fisher scored 26 points, while Jaden Langley-Thomas added 23. Pharaoh Wendt pitched in 6 points off the bench.

Saturday saw the Lions face D’Youville in the semi-finals. D’Youville hung tough with the Lions early, but Crestwood’s pressure and transition offense eventually tired the opposition out leading to a 73-55 victory. Jaden Langley-Thomas led the way with 22 points. Caiden Oshinowo gave great minutes off the bench, while Mikkel Tyne and Jaden had to sit with foul trouble. The victory sent the Lions into the finals against the hosts Father Henry Carr.

The Father Henry Carr gym was a packed house for the finals to see two talented teams compete for a championship. The Lions struggled early out of the gate falling behind 16-7 before closing the gap to 16-13 at the end of quarter number one. The second quarter was much of the same with the Lions falling behind by as many as 8 points before trailing by 4 points at halftime. The third quarter was Mikkel Tyne’s time to shine as the grade 7 point guard rattled off basket after basket to bring the Lions level 50-50 at the end of the quarter. The fourth quarter was one to remember as Crestwood and Henry Carr traded baskets throughout. The Lions were able to gain a small 2 point advantage late before Jaden Langley-Thomas hit a huge pull-up jumper to extend the lead to 4 with less than a minute remaining. Henry Carr was to able to score on the following possession to bring the lead down to 2 before Matthew Nelsons was fouled with 35 seconds remaining. Matthew hit the first free throw, and then K’Shawn Latty made the play of the game with an offensive rebound followed up with an assist to Jaden Langley-Thomas which extended the lead to 5 points with 25 seconds to play. Henry Carr missed a 3-pointer at the other end, and Elijah Fisher rebounded with 2 seconds remaining to finish off the game.

K’Shawn Latty was named tournament MVP for his fine play throughout the tournament both offensively and defensively. Jaden Langley-Thomas and Elijah Fisher were named tournament all-stars, while Matthew Nelsons and Mikkel Tyne were deserving honorable mention all-stars.

The Lions moved to 9-1 on the season and play in the Thornlea Junior Tournament on December 1 and 2.

 

November 23rd, 2017

Posted In: Upper School

This week, the Eco-Team hosted a guest speaker for grade 2,3 and 4 classes. Professor Pricklethorn is an internationally certified arborist who facilitates exciting workshops for kids about the importance of trees in urban environments. We participated in the “Trees Please and Thank You PEP Rally.” It focuses on photosynthesis, tree facts and explore the benefits of trees in our lives. It was a dynamic, fun and informative presentation! Thank you to all member of the Eco-Team for your hard work! And thank you Professor Pricklethorn- you are “tree-rific”!

– Eco-Team

November 23rd, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

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