Monday, Crestwood’s Kids Lit Quiz team competed in the Toronto Regional Heat at Allenby Public School against 45 other teams for one of two spots in the national championship this weekend. Following a full year of training, the team showed off its literary loquacity and more than doubled the score earned by last year’s team, earning 74/100, only 10 points behind the first place team.
Mr. Jull and Mr. Manners would like to thank the entire team for their commitment and enthusiasm about children’s literature. Thanks to graduating members Ted Grant, Haedan Schneider and James Castiglione, team captain Ally Sone, and student advisor and mentor Grace Geng. Remember: one book a week for 52 weeks until next year!
Thursday, the U14 Hockey team faced off against UCC. Trailing 3-0 after the first, CPC was able to close it to 3-1 after the second period. Sean Doherty made it a one-goal game but UCC restored their 4-2 lead with just over 6 minutes left. With 2 minutes left, CPC on the power play and the goalie out, Anthony Cristoforo scores to make it a 4-3 game. CPC continued to fight hard until the end and that persistence paid off with 8 seconds left when Sean Doherty scored again, and capped off a 4 point day, to complete the comeback and tie the game 4-4. Congratulations to the team on a great comeback.
Wednesday night the Varsity Hockey traveled to RSGC for what was going to a tight-knit battle, and it was. CPC jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead but by the end of the 2nd period, RSGC was able to tie it up. In the 3rd, CPC was sluggish and RSGC was able to capitalize one on a powerplay and take the lead. With 7 minutes left in the game, CPC was able to score 2 quick goals and retake the lead, 4-3. An empty-net goal by Christian Campanelli sealed the deal, CPC won 5-3. Great play by all, especially Jayden Bennett who played a great game in net and to Michael Di Battista, Sam Li, Aaron Little, Mateo Rocha, and Christian Campanelli for all finding the back of the net. Next game takes place Feb 6 at home when we play RSGC in our last regular season game at home, come cheer us on.
This past weekend our Senior Prep Girls traveled to Brooklyn, NY to participate in the Rose Classic Super Jam. After a very tough game one which was a 2 point victory, our Lady Lions pulled their socks up winning the following 2 games by an average of 25 points. Faith Joseph received the Scholar-Athlete Award, Tasha Lattimore received the Sportsmanship award, and Aaliyah Edwards was named MVP.
Wednesday night our Lady Lions traveled to Markham to take on a strong Bill Crothers team, who came out fired up. After a slow start Crestwood found their rhythm, once they did that, there was no looking back. At one point Crestwood saw the lead grow to more than 20 points. The final score was 81-69. Leading scorers were Tasha Lattimore with 23, Shayeann Day-Wilson with 20, and Aaliyah Edwards with 19. Our next game will be on our home floor this Saturday at 1:00 pm.
The Junior Boys’ D1 Basketball team defeated St. Michael’s College 70-55 in their lone Spirit Week game on Wednesday. The first half was a back and forth affair before the Lions locked down on defense in the 2nd half, holding St. Mike’s to only 20 points. Kailon Nicholls was the top scorer with 18 points. Immanuel Oludele scored 15 and Matai Baptiste scored 14, as both were dominant around the basket. Scoring was rounded out by Christian Gehoculet with 8, Jesse Codron with 8, and Elias Papaconstantinos with 7. Zack Graff was tough as nails yet again, while Chadwell Knight-Seucharan, Hayden John, and Liam MacInnis played big roles defensively. The Junior Lions will be back in action on Monday in a home matchup with Upper Canada College.
On Monday, Crestwood Open and Varsity Boys’ Curling teams played York School at the Donalda Curling Club. The Boys had a very close game against a very tough team. Their shot calling was setting them up well and the game was tied going into the final end. York School had “the hammer” (last rock), and Arjun drew in to the four foot ring partially behind cover to give us a great chance at a steal and a win. Unfortunately for us, our opponents made a perfect take-out, avoided jamming on our rock in the house, and took the last end for the win. Great game, boys!
Our Open Team also had a very close game against the York School. Up by 3 at the halfway point, York School managed to tie things up going into the final end. Our team played a clean end, allowing Cindy and William’s draws to score two points in the final end for their first win! Nice going!
Tuesday, the U-14 Curling team travelled to Donalda Curling Club for an exhibition game against The York School. In a game that was shortened because of mechanical difficulties at the club, our team played hard in each end but ultimately fell short, losing 3-1. The team’s next action is next week against Bayview Glen B.
The Boys and Open Curling teams travelled to Bradford, Ontario Wednesday night to compete against the teams from St. Andrews College. The Boys’ team provided a very strong challenge to St. Andrews and were in the game until the final stone was thrown. St. Andrews, however, was able to hold on, winning the game 6-4. The Open team was playing very short handed due to player absences, and the final score of their game reflected this fact.
Tuesday our U14 Girls’ Volleyball team travelled to Ridley College in St. Catharines for their second tri-meet of the season. We started with high energy by facing Trafalgar Castle School of Whitby. Trafalgar put up an excellent fight, pushing us into a three-game match. Although Trafalgar played very well and put the ball back on our side of the court repeatedly, we fought hard and ended up winning the best two out of three games with scores of 19-25, 25-14, and 25-14. Immediately after, we faced Ridley College for the final game of the evening. Despite Ridley’s roster of strong servers and hitters, our ladies worked hard with some excellent serves, smart defence at the net, and several strong bumps, sets and spikes. Honourable mentions go out to Abby Mintz for some awesome setting, Karina Filipiuk for a great effort at the net, and Jordan Kosoy for her ambition and energy on the court. Ms. Reinsma and Ms. Doble would also like to thank all members of the team for their team spirit and effort! Great job, girls!!
The Senior Girls’ Volleyball team came out to a commanding 2 sets to none lead playing some of their best volleyball of the season against Pickering College. It was highlighted by great all round team defense and smart attacks. Pickering College stormed back, winning the next two sets to even the game. In the final and deciding set, the girls managed to pull off the victory, taking the set 15-8. Well done ladies and thanks CPC for coming out to support the team!
The U14s had a great meet Tuesday at the Markham Pan Am Centre. Maya Vohra, Lily Kauffman, and Lauren Magan all posted at least one best time! Special mention goes to Lauren for swimming an excellent 100 free, and to Lily for dropping over 6 seconds in her 50 free!
We are now into the second term of our 2018/2019 school year, and while the majority of parents and guardians are to be commended for diligently following the school’s procedures for dropping off and picking up students, there is a minority who requires a reminder of our policies that are in place for the safety of all your children.
Our Crestwood School General information Handbook for Parents and Students, which was given out at the beginning of the school year, clearly defines the procedures.
(If you require a copy, please see Michele or Grace at the front office).
Some points to note on pages 2 and 3 of our handbook that have become a concern include;
The drop-off area is for stopping to let the children out of the car only. The driver should never get out of the car.
Junior Pick-Up (Gr. 4 – 6) at the Glendon back parking lot (behind the Junior building … see map)
The Beading Club donated 150 necklaces and bracelets to the Tanzanian orphanage that our Crestwood community supports. Below is a photo of the optimistic smiles and hopeful glances of some of the recipients of the jewellery that the Crestwood students made. This is one example of how a community built on caring for others can make a difference in a community on the other side of our planet.
The U-11 boys basketball team had another good showing at their game on Monday night against Crescent. The boys started strong and took an early lead over their skilled opponents. They demonstrated a both a strong offence and defence! The game was neck and neck until the middle of the 7th period, when Cresent pulled together a quick 8-0 run and never looked back.
Spirit Week is here! The Parents’ Association will be giving out treats to students and staff before the games on Wednesday and Thursday. Watch for a familiar favourite, as well as a new surprise for this year.
Come join us for lunch to enjoy a delicious menu cooked up by CPC’s lovely cafeteria staff!
Come join us for lunch to enjoy a delicious menu cooked up by CPC’s lovely cafeteria staff!
Come join us for lunch to enjoy a delicious menu cooked up by CPC’s lovely cafeteria staff!
Students in Grade 12 Chemistry completed their Organic Chemistry unit by making a common medication used to treat pain, fever and inflammation called acetylsalicylic acid, more commonly known as Aspirin. Over the course of three days, students completed a traditional organic chemistry lab where they were responsible for synthesizing (creating) aspirin by performing an esterification reaction, purifying the aspirin using crystallization and then testing its purity.
The swim team had an excellent meet last Wednesday at the Markham Pan Am Centre. 62% of all races swum were personal best times, which is amazing at this point in the season. Swimmers that swam a perfect day were Martin Chang, Maggie Funnell, Matthew Laslop, Thomas Li, Jack Magan, Will Magan, Megan Pearlman, Janell Sun, Chloe Werkin, Tony Wu, Derek Xu, and Sydney Zuckerman. Top 2 finishers were Sarah Douey and Megan Pearlman, and a special mention goes to James Gillingham, for dropping a whopping 13 seconds in his 100 free. Megan, Matthew, Jack, and Will swam under the time standard to qualify for OFSAA this March. They’ll just need to swim this well again at the Championship meet, to secure their spot at this prestigious meet! Great work to all, your coaches are very proud!
The Crestwood Junior Prep Boys Basketball team picked up 4 big wins last weekend at the final National Junior Circuit showcase. The 4 wins moved the Junior Lions to 12-0 in NJC showcases, the only undefeated team left on the National Junior Circuit. Crestwood defeated St. Marcellinus 95-70, Pineridge 111-96, Thornlea 103-94, and London Basketball Academy 114-108. The win over Thornlea was an especially big victory, as Thornlea was also undefeated in NJC play heading into the contest. The Junior Lions went on a 39 to 10 run over the final 11 minutes of the game to come back from a 20 point deficit. Over the weekend, Elijah Fisher earned 3 Game MVP honors and Immanuel Oludele received 1 MVP award. Mikkel Tyne and Kailon Nicholls both averaged double digit points over the weekend, while many other players provided big moments over the weekend as well!
The Junior Boys’ Basketball team lost their first CISAA game of the season last Tuesday against Crescent by a score of 54-51. Injuries and sickness left the boys short-handed, and the Lions couldn’t quite come up with the defensive stops needed to pick up a victory. Immanuel Oludele led the way with 18 points, while Kailon Nicholls added 14. Christian Gheoculet scored 10 points and Zack Graff pitched in 5 points before an injury forced him off in the 4th quarter.
The Junior Boys D2 Basketball team won their first game of the season last Tuesday against Lakefield College. In a close first half, Jamie McGregor came out shooting, making 4 of 6 3pt shots on his way to 12 points. Crestwood led 21-20 at the half. In the second half, great team basketball and excellent defence helped secure a well deserved 42-36 victory. Rocky Wang led all scorers with 13pts, but the whole team showed great desire and effort to register their first win.
Last Tuesday night our Lady Lions took the floor against a solid Durham Prep team. Our Lions started off the game playing inspired basketball which led to a huge lead by the end of the first quarter. Even with the large lead, we continued to play at a pace that was too much for Durham Prep. The final score was 91-42. Leading scorers were Shayeann Day-Wilson and Aaliyah Edwards.
Two of Crestwood’s curling teams took the ice at Donalda last Monday afternoon for a pair of games against the squads from Havergal. In their season debut, the Varsity Boys’ team, skipped by Arjun Anand were up against a very experienced Havergal squad. However, due to some fantastic shots from all team members, Crestwood was leading by two after 3 ends. Unfortunately, Havergal rallied back to take the final three ends, and won the game 6-3. After being on the wrong end of a lopsided score the previous week, the Open Team had a dominating performance in Monday’s game. All curlers were firing on all cylinders, and Crestwood took the game 7-1.
The U-14 Curling team opened its season last Monday night and took two points against the defending champions from Bayview Glen. Crestwood’s team, skipped by Ally Sone, worked hard on its goals, but lost the game 12-2.
Last Wednesday, our Varsity Boys played Bayview Glen in a challenging game. Skip Arjun Anand and Second Oliver Smith made some great draw shots to help the team score in early ends and put us ahead at the halfway mark. However, though our boys fought hard, our opposition rallied in the second half to take the win. Special mention to Snow Ren who, in his first year of curling, is already showing tactical strength in the Vice position which will help grow our team going forward.
The U14 Girls’ Volleyball team had their first tri-meet of the last Wednesday at Pickering College. The CPC ladies brought their energy and enthusiasm for our first game against St. John’s Kilmarnock and won it in two games, scoring 25-12 in the first round and 25-22 in the second round, with some impressive bumps, sets and spikes. We continued to bring our energy into the second game against Pickering College. We won the first match 27-25, but in the second match, despite working hard, we lost 12-25. Pushing it into a third match, we tried our best but missed getting the ball back to the other side after Pickering was able to return it on several plays. Unfortunately, we couldn’t quite pull it together in the final game, where Pickering beat us 25-17. Shout outs to Taylor Howell for her leadership on the court and hits, and Taija Sta. Maria for her amazing hits and hustle.
On Wednesday, the Senior Girls’ Volleyball team played two matches. Facing off against Rosseau Lake first, our ladies dominated and won in straight sets. The game against TMS pitted the only two undefeated teams against each other. Our ladies came up short in this first meeting, but both games were close fought affairs with scores of 25-21 and 25-20. With a record of 4 wins and 1 defeated!
The U14 hockey team fell short in their downtown matchup last Wednesday afternoon against UCC. The team was up against a much bigger opponent and had a very short bench but still played one of their best games of the year. Anthony Cristoforo led the way on the score sheet with 2 beauties, while Aydin Ansari set the tone for character with his shot blocking and no-quit attitude. A short handed 5 on 3 goal by Sean Doherty rounded out the Lion scoring in a game that the team should be very proud of.
Can you answer these questions? Our Kids’ Lit Quiz team can!
What plant provided a pathway to a giant’s home? What was the name of the long green snake belonging to Voldemort? Who was the sour and stingy old man in A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens?
On Monday, January 21 the Kids’ Lit Quiz team is travelling to Armour Heights for a literary trivia contest. For more details about this international competition please visit kidslitquiz.ca. Best of luck to the team!
On Wednesday evening our basketball boys lost another tough test versus Sterling Hall Sharks. It is the second time in a week we have lost to this team and both contests were close. Great all around play from Jay Codron and rabid rebounding and playmaking from Romeo DiBattista would not be enough as the Cougars would drop the game by one point.
The next day the Cougars were back at it with a dominant effort in a big win over The Moncrest School. The entire team worked well throughout the game; moving the ball efficiently, rebounding and finishing at the hoop. We are working hard on improving every game and have a big weekend coming up as we travel to Montreal for the Lower Canada College Invitational basketball Tournament.
Members of the Crestwood badminton team travelled to Branksome Hall on Thursday for doubles club play. Our athletes played hard in several matches each, strengthening their skills and strategy along the way. We’re looking forward to hosting Branksome Hall in February!
The U12 hockey team continues to progress through their season as they traveled to RINX on Wednesday set to tangle with some Sharks from Sterling Hall. The Cougars hit the board early when Bert slammed a slapper past the Sterling stopper. The Sharks charged ahead 2-1 before Brayden slipped home a perfect pass in the slot from Hannah. The Cougars continued to pressure before rookie Ben Maharaj scored a beauty off the rush sliding home a short side snipe. Mars made it 4-2 with a darting solo effort before roofing his rifle release. We held on for 4-3 win as George and Jayin combined for another win. Nice work guys n gal. Next stop la belle province for Lower Canada College Invitational Hockey Tournament!
Crestwood Preparatory College is pleased to offer a number of Ontario high school credit courses conveniently located in Toronto. Courses are designed to provide students with an exceptional academic experience in the early summer. This schedule allows course completion by mid-July allowing students time during their summer months to work, attend camp, or vacation with family.
For more details about costs and to register, please visit http://www.crestwood.on.
Spirit Week is finally here! It will be starting on Monday from January 21st-25th. It’s time to grab your favourite pair of pyjamas, break out your hawaiian shirts, and practice your dodgeball skills because it’s going to be a fun week!
The U12 co-ed hockey team started their annual Boyd Caldwell tournament with a 3-3 comeback tie versus our host UCC Blues. It was a tight affair from puck drop with many great saves made by both goalies. The Blues took a 3-1 lead into the third before Luke Hristovski cut the lead in two with a slot snipe. We kept the pressure on and were able to tie the game when Ben Maharaj poked in a rebound with less than 2 minutes remaining to play. George Zhou starred in nets and Sharkey Chen slammed home a slapper in the first on a powerplay. In our next game we ran up against John Ross Robertson school and we knew we were in for a fight. JRR came out strong and built a 2-0 lead but we were determined to battle back. We took over the game in the second period and peppered their goalie with shots but were only able to squeeze one puck past their determined netminder. Our goalie tandem of Jayin Vohra and George Zhou kept us in the game with some spectacular saves. Next game @6PM tonight vs. Lower Canada College from Montreal.
Energy helps us in so many ways and it very important to conserve it. Here are some tips from the Eco-Team to help us reduce energy use. First of all, you can turn down the heat and wear a cozy sweater at home. It is also important to remember to bring your Crestwood sweater to school so you can stay warm all day long. Next, you must turn off the lights when you leave a room. It is a small thing that can make a big difference for the environment! Also, it is important to keep doors closed, especially in the winter. We need to keep doors closed so it does not get too cold and the heating system does not need to work too hard. This way we can conserve heat energy. Finally, when you are done with your electronics, make sure to turn it off completely. This helps to save energy because it uses less electricity. I hope this article will empower you to be more eco-friendly every day! The Eco-Team thanks you for your help! Stay leafy!
The Girls volleyball team dropped three close games to the Bayview Glen Gryphons on Tuesday. It was the first competition for the girls and despite the result our team showed much improvement throughout. Hannah Hurwitz and Olivia Rock bumped and passed in control while the Baker sisters hit multiple winners to keep the contest close. The volleyball girls are back in action on Thursday as we host a mini-meet with Pickering College, Montcrest and Bishop Strachan.
The U12 basketball took their first defeat of the season yesterday as they dropped a 12 point decision to the York School to open their entry into the UCC Invitational basketball tournament. It was a hard fought game from the opening whistle with the Cougars chasing the lead for the entire match. Ryan Michaels and Jay Codron led Crestwood with some accurate passing and many long bombs to keep the game close. Johnny Musson grabbed double digit boards as he battled hard for the entire game. The Cougars are back in action today at 3PM when they face Sterling Hall and The Priory School from Montreal in back to back games.
In November, members of the problem-solving club participated in the Canadian Intermediate and Senior Math contest. The following students achieved a score in the top 25% of contests for the Intermediate contest: Eric Bi, Arjun Anand, Danny He, Helen Liu, Tony Wu, Sophia Gu, and Aries Wang. The following students achieved a score in the top 25% of contests for the Senior contest: Mark Zhao, Vicky Zhang, Victoria Sun, Steve Jiang, Britney Ding, Claire Zhang, and Alex Wang. For the Intermediate contest, the school winner was Aries Wang. For the Senior contest, the school winners were Alex Wang and Claire Zhang. Coming up in February is the American Math Contest, Waterloo Math Contests, and the Canadian Computing Contest!
This week in town hall, Grade 10 and 12 finalists were recognized for their persuasive and effective performances in this year’s Intragrade Debating Championship. Students in both grades participated in parliamentary style debating on a number of topics pertaining to current affairs, thereby challenged to construct persuasive arguments and rebuttals. The two highest ranking students in each class partnered up and went on to face off in the next round of the competition. Congratulations to our top debaters!
On Wednesday, the Senior Girls’ Volleyball team travelled to Albert College to play against both Albert College and Bayview Glen. Although the girls showed some rust in their play after the winter break, they were still good enough to win both games 2-0. Three games into the season, the girls remain undefeated. We will try to continue the strong start to the season next Wednesday in our first home games.
The Junior Boys’ D1 CISAA basketball team moved to 4-0 in CISAA play with a 59-35 win over Trinity College School. Although the boys struggled shooting the ball after the winter break, they were able to find a way to get the win. Immanuel Oludele and Elijah Fisher led the way with 13 and 12 points respectively . Elias Papaconstantinos pitched in 10 and Kailon Nicholls added 8. Zack Graff showed his defensive presence by taking two different charges in transition! The Junior Lions will be back in action next Tuesday when they travel to Crescent for a 3pm game.
Thursday evening the Lady Lions travelled to downtown Toronto to take on a very energetic Central Tech team. The Lions got off to a slow start, but once the intensity picked up, there was no looking back. Latasha Lattimore led all scorers with 29 points, followed by Aaliyah Edwards with 27 and Shayeann Day-Wilson with 18. Crestwood currently stands at the top of the OSBA with an undefeated record of 11-0. The Lions take the floor next Tuesday at home versus Durham Prep. Tip-off is at 5 pm; come out and show your support!
Please join us for a fun and entertaining night of trivia at Crestwood! Tickets may be purchased online at the Crestwood Store.
Midterm Report Cards have been completed and mailed out. Information regarding the Parent-Teacher conferences, that will take place on January 31st and February 1, is included with the reports. All bookings will take place through Edsby (https://crestwood.edsby.com/)
If you are having difficulties logging into Edsby please contact Mr. Matthew David at 416-391-144 ext. 4361.
The u10 basketball team played another great game to achieve a 38-22 victory at Bayview Glen. After a nervy opening few minutes, the Crestwood team took the lead through a basket from Jordan Mao. From there they never looked back. Through showing great teamwork, commitment and skill the side extended their lead, helped by big basket contributions from Mikhail Zaidi and Ben Maharaj. We look forward to taking this form into our next game at Crescent School.
Last night the u-11 boys basketball team was able to capture their first victory of the season over Bayview Glen. The boys moved the ball effectively and were able to establish an early 12-nothing lead. They displayed tremendous team work and strong defensive positioning, which allowed them to steadily build their lead as the game progressed.
Big congratulations to the boys on a game well played.
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