On behalf of the CSPA,
We would like to thank everyone for coming out and supporting our first annual Holiday Wine, Cheese & Shopping Sprees Event!
It was a day of festivities, excitement and community involvement all benefiting our children.
Thank you to all of our generous vendors who donated 20% of all their sales back to the school. Due to the inclement weather some vendors have graciously extended their donation period through the weekend! Be sure to visit North Boys (Boys Clothing, Dress Clothes, Shoes & Accessories) at the Shoppes at Don Mills; Blooms Plus (Florist) on Yonge Street just north of Lawrence; Beauty Counter (Beauty products, Makeup, Accessories) online at beautycounter.com/en-ca/
Our Parent Teacher Conferences will take place on Thursday, November 22nd. Please consider other parents and arrive and end your interviews on time. If you need more time with a particular teacher, arrange a separate meeting or phone call. The smooth running of our event relies on all parents and teachers keeping to the timetable.
Thank you in advance.
This week has been anti-bullying week at Crestwood Preparatory College and the female peer leadership group put on several activities to bring awareness to this topic. Daily announcements, bulletin boards, townhall videos and social media posts have spread messages of kindness and about the importance of standing up against bullying. Our Grade 7-9 students participated in an assembly put on by Inside Out Health and Wellness. They discuss different types of bullying and the effects of bullying on the individual as well as communities. The Grade 10-12 had an assembly put on by Officer Megan from the Toronto Police Services. She informed our students of the importance of social media safety and bullying awareness. Students wore pink, dyed their hair pink and signed a Graffiti Wall all to make a statement that Crestwood does not stand for bullying.
On Thursday, Crestwood was honoured to be a part of Jahcobi Neath’s University signing. Jahcobi joined us at Crestwood in 2016 and has spent the last 3 years captaining our Senior Boys’ Prep team, as well as working hard on his studies. Jahcobi is an All-Canadian and was a silver medalist last summer on Team Canada. Jahcobi has carried our Crestwood team to many Championships and has scored over 2000 points since starting at Crestwood. Jahcobi’s hard work has certainly paid off and he has received 13 offers for Division I NCAA scholarships. Selecting between Tulane University, Wakeforest University and Central Florida University was a difficult choice because all three schools offered both excellent academic programs and basketball programs. With his family in attendance Jahcobi revealed his choice by placing a Wakeforest hat on his head.
Reza joined us at Crestwood last year in his Grade 11 year and we are pleased to announce that earlier in October he signed with McGill University to play football for the Redmen. Reza is ranked in the top 100 Canadian football players and has been selected to play on Team Ontario for the last 2 years. He received offers from every Canadian University but 2 and also received several DI NCAA scholarship offers. Reza has proudly selected McGill as he has a family history of McGill graduates as well as the fact that McGill plays in the Quebec league which is considered the toughest competition in Canadian University football. Congratulations Reza!
Alexa Gibson has been at Crestwood since Grade 7 and we are very proud to announce that she has signed with the University of Ottawa to play with the Women’s Varsity Hockey Team. Currently Alexa is playing with the Kingston Junior Wolves and she has started out the season with a bang! She is the first goaltender in Kingston to get a shutout in the home opener and she has continued winning since the home opener with 12 wins and only 1 loss so far this season – including 5 shutouts. Alexa is currently ranked 9th out of all the PWHL goalies and she has an impressive goals against average of 1.42 goals per game and a save percentage of 95. Not only is Alexa an amazing hockey player she has also been on the honour roll at Crestwood every year consistently since Grade 7 all the way through to Grade 12. Congratulations Alexa Gibson on this outstanding accomplishment!
Wednesday, November 21st – Ryerson University ~ Faculty of Engineering
November 11th is one of the most important days on the Crestwood calendar as it marks Remembrance Day. This is a day that all Canadians honour, where we pause and think about and thank the many veterans that have sacrificed for Canada during times of war. Because of the ongoing Oral History Project, Crestwood students have the opportunity to meet the veterans, and to interview them about their experiences. While that is an important educational objective, the project does not end with the interview, or even with the submission of the assignment. Our commitment to the veterans and their families goes beyond that, and the veterans feel a special connection to Crestwood. Many visit us for Remembrance Day, as well as on other special occasions, and they are now part of our community at Crestwood.
This week the grade 3 classes hosted Scientists in the Schools. The students expanded their knowledge of strong and stable structures with a ton of hands-on activities. We built towers, bridges and more! It was an excellent opportunity to build a solid foundation in science! Thank you to our parent volunteers!
The Grade 5 students had the pleasure of traveling to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario this week, to support their Social Studies curriculum about Canadian Government. Students had the opportunity to participate in a role play, experiencing the democratic process of creating new laws. We also had the chance to stand right on the chamber floors and learn about the history of the architecture and artwork created over 150 years ago. The students were excited to have their Social Studies classes come to life on this enlightening field trip!
The CSPA would like to thank the parent volunteers Hayley Wine and Alison Waldenberg who assisted Ms. Bafaro in coordinating our recent Scholastic Book Fair. This was our most successful fair to date and we know many children came home excited to dive into their new books.
All of our Teachers created “wish-lists” to expand their classroom libraries. The CSPA wanted to thank the parents who purchased books because as these gifts are really appreciated by the teachers and students alike. At the end of the event, the CSPA reviewed the unfulfilled Teacher’s Wish Lists; and funds to ensure every classroom received the gift of new books. Next year we will ensure the Teacher’s Wish List will be delivered to parents electronically so this information can be easily accessible.
This week, children in classes’ 4C and 4D had a lesson on habitats from the Scientists in the School! During an extremely engaging and hands-on lesson the children had the opportunity to explore one particular habitat as part of a group. Amongst many activities, they had the challenge of investigating animal furs and skulls, creating food webs and even played a game of ‘Habitat Jenga’. It was great to see the children apply the knowledge they had built up about habitats to new situations and the lesson really put their communication and collaboration skills to the test!
-Mr. Pembridge & Ms. Kanfi
This past Saturday, our Junior Lady Lions Basketball team hosted this year’s CISAA Junior Girls Division 1 Basketball Championships and they did not disappoint. Taking on Trinity College School in the semis, CPC jumped out to an early lead and never look back. With key defensive stops along the way and great ball movement in the offensive zone, the Junior Lady Lions won the game, 61-30. In the finals, CPC took on a Bishop Strachan School. While still in 4th gear from the semis, our Junior Lady Lions didn’t slow down, jumping out to a substantial lead, all but securing the championships. With great offensive play and crucial defensive shutdowns, our Junior Lady Lions cruised to a 76-46 win. Ms. Charles and Mr. Tanev want to thank the girls for a fantastic season and want to wish our six Grade 10 girls (Shayeann Day-Wilson, Latasha Lattimore, Schymera Samuels, Kathryn Tuns, Helen Liu, and Wenxi Wen) the best of luck next year as they move up to our Senior Lady Lions team.
Kyra Grossman and Ella Rival raced against the best runners in Ontario at the OFSAA Cross Country Championships last Saturday. The girls ran hard, finished strong and made their team and all of Crestwood proud. Congratulations Kyra and Ella!
There was no sleeping in for DECA’s Crestwood team this weekend. The future business leaders were up early putting their business and problem solving skills into practice at the DECA Regional Competition in Whitby. The Crestwood team of 40 fared well at the competition – taking home six awards! The team will continue to meet and work on role play in business cases to prepare for the Provincial Competition in February.
CPC alumni Gavin Wei, had been selected by Boston University’s Badminton DI team to play in singles. BU recently competed in the 2018 Yonex Eastern Collegiate Team Championships for the Northern Conference, and Gavin placed first! Congratulations Gavin and we are glad to see that you are doing well!
Dear Parents and Friends of Crestwood Preparatory College,
The students and staff at Crestwood Preparatory College have used our Oral History Project to document global issues and educate people inside and outside the school about historic tragedies and concerns for many years now.
These necessary connections, these invaluable testimonials, have become a way of life at the school. All these take on greater relevance when the school community convenes yearly on or near Remembrance Day to commemorate the sacrifices made by so many Canadians in major conflicts around the world. “Lest we forget” takes on greater meaning in light of the frequency of discussions during the school year related to historically tragic events.
This year, the school community will convene on Monday, November 12th in our gymnasium and once again pay homage to the men and women who gave their lives for the values we hold so dear. As usual, Mr. Masters and his department will invite veterans and Holocaust survivors to attend the ceremony. All members of the CPC community are also invited to attend. Your participation will only add to the meaning and impact this day should have on our student body.
Monday, November 12th at 10:30 in our school gymnasium. Parents may RSVP if they wish by emailing either Mr. Masters (email@example.com) or Mr. Hawkins (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Being on a team, is more than just dawning a team jersey and taking to the field or court. It is competing to the best of your ability, working with your teammates on and off the field, performing plays that your coach has fostered throughout countless practices, and then being present and accountable during the championship games, no matter what the circumstances or weather conditions might be. That is just what happened this past weekend. Memories and bonds were created that will last a lifetime for all that participated.
The buzz and smiles of students, parents, and coaches has been front and center this entire season. Congratulations to all Crestwood Soccer team members and coaches. Special mention goes to both the U10 and U12 Soccer teams for bringing home the division banner and trophy this past weekend, in less than ideal weather conditions. As for the Cross Country team…you know your coaches are proud of your extraordinary accomplishments this season. Your results speak for themselves.
The U12 girls Basketball team improved all season long. The girls honed their skills and their confidence grew with each practice and game. They competed with pride in the new Crestwood gymnasium, to a crowd of enthusiastic onlookers.
We can’t wait for the winter season to begin.
U12 Hockey ~ tryouts begin Thurs., Nov. 8th, 2018, 3:15-4:15pm
Transportation is provided to and from York Mills arena. Please bring your hockey equipment to school in the morning and leave the bags and sticks in a neat pile in the atrium.
U12 Basketball ~ tryouts begin Monday, November 12th. 3:40-4:40pm
U11 Basketball ~ tryouts begin Wednesday, November 14th. 3:40-4:40pm
U10 and U9 basketball ~ lunchtime practices begin Mon. Nov. 12th.
Times/days will be highlighted in the weekly Crestwood newsletter.
U12 Girls Volleyball ~ tryouts begin Tues. Nov.13th ~3:40-4:40pm
U12 Badminton ~ tryouts begin Friday, November 16th ~11:50-12:20pm
With primary skating, Burgerball at the College, our annual LCC Hockey and Basketball Tournament in Montreal, and finally our school ski day, Crestwood coaches and teachers are ready to go. For more information please check our weekly Crestwood newsletter under the heading SPORTS WEEK AHEAD and Edsby for regular updates, game and practice schedules.
On Wednesday, October 31st the Prefects organized and ran our annual Halloween Assembly. It was a “spooktacular” day of costumes, door decorating, games, & contests. Congratulations to Ms. Sawka’s homeroom for winning the door decorating contest, to the “Math Teachers” for winning the group costume contest by dressing as Crestwood students, and to Cole Eichler for winning the most creative costume….. just to name a few. We can’t wait for next year!!
Alexa Gibson has signed on to play for Ottawa U! She has received both academic and sports scholarships to attend Ottawa U and will be playing for their hockey team, the Gee Gees, as their goalie for the 2019/2020 season. Congratulations Alexa, we are very excited for you!
Congratulations to the U14 Girls’ Basketball team who won the CISAA championships this weekend. The girls had an undefeated season and went into the final four ranked #1. CPC made it through the semi-final game against Branksome Hall with ease moving them onto the championship game against Greenwood. In a tight back and forth match CPC came out victorious beating Greenwood 45-35. Congratulations to the entire team on a fantastic season!!!
Monday night the Junior Lady Lions Basketball team traveled to Branksome Hall to complete their regular season and the team did not disappoint. In a game that saw all members of the team score at least one basket if not more, the Lady Lions walked away with a 64-52 win, sealing home court advantage for this Saturday’s CISAA Junior Girls’ Basketball Championship hosted by CPC. Great play by all this entire regular season. For those that are free this Saturday and want to swing by the school, the Lady Lions have their first game at 9:00 am with the Finals beginning at 12:00 pm. See you there!
This weekend our Senior Girls’ Prep Basketball team participated in the Colts Classic at Centennial College. After cruising through pool play our Lions were able to hold after receiving their first real test from a very good Capital Courts Academy out of Ottawa ON. In the finals, the Lions faced off with a very physical St. Laurent team out of Quebec. The halftime score was 40-25 in favour of St. Laurent, but as the intensity picked up so did our play. Our Lions mounted a furious comeback which led to a victory. The final score was 66-59 Crestwood. Aaliyah Edwards was named tournament all-star, and Shayeann Day-Wilson was tournament MVP.
The Senior Prep Boys’ Basketball team finished 3 wins and 1 loss over the weekend at the NPA’s Eastern Session in New Brunswick. All games were played at Rothesay Netherwood School located just outside of St. John. The team racked up huge offensive numbers, averaging 108 points per game over the 4 contests. The boys defeated Halifax Prep, BEAST Prep, and Rothesay Netherwood School before falling to Toronto Basketball Academy in the 4th and final game. Jahcobi Neath, Elijah Fisher, and Luis Pacheco were named MVPs in various games. The boys also had the opportunity to speak with Ralph Thomas, a leader and educator of Black History in New Brunswick. Topics included Black Loyalists, major immigration of black individuals into New Brunswick, and the changing of several racist names in the province. It was a great history lesson!
The Junior Boys’ Volleyball team competed in the playoffs Tuesday at HTS. With amazing plays at the net by Elijah Fisher and Hayden John, and fantastic serves by Zach Graff and Kian Torabi, the boys put up a hard fight. The game went to fours sets, with HTS defeating CPC 25-18. Coaches Letham and Wappel are proud of the team for the great season, and thank everyone for playing.
On Saturday October 27th, the U-10 soccer team participated in our final tournament at Crescent School. Despite the rain and cold weather the team was ready to go!
Our first game was against CDS. We quickly took the lead with an amazing goal from George. Soon after, both Mahdi and Mikhail scored goals for Crestwood. Luckily, we were able to hold onto our lead and won our first game 3-1.
Our second game was against Crescent School. Unfortunately, Crescent scored the first goal; however, we were able to quickly come back with a beautiful goal from Sebastian. We had a great second half with Ben scoring 3 goals for Crestwood. Additionally, Harrison scored his first goal of the season! The whole team made sure to help out on defence, and we were able to finish the game off with a win. The final score was 5-3.
The final game was against The York School. We knew this was going to be our toughest battle yet, as they had also won their first two games. In the first half, Mikhail, Nathan, and Ben scored amazing goals for Crestwood. We were going into the second half with a score of 3-1. We knew it was important to keep our lead, as The York School was fighting back hard. In the second half, we had goals from Ben and Graeme. We also had two goals from George. With everyone playing a part in this tough battle, we won our final game 7-4!!
The Crestwood U-10 soccer team are officially your tournament champions! We are so proud of the whole team. We had such an incredible season! We learned how to work together as a team, and that made us come out on top. Both Coach Offman and Coach Hebscher could not be more proud. Congratulations to the U-10 soccer team!
-Coaches Hailey Offman & Carly Hebscher
The Crestwood U12 Team travelled to Branksome Hall to compete in the final, weekend tournament of the season. The girls got off to a hot start in the first game against Kingsway College, opening with a 6-2 run. By halftime, the team was rolling along with a 12-8 lead. The girls continued their excellent play into the 2nd half moving the ball with precision and making smart decisions on the court. The final score was 24-16 for Crestwood and the girls were off to the Championship Game against Branksome Hall.
The girls put their game faces on knowing they were up against stiff competition in the Athletic Centre. It was a back and forth first half with the girls giving it their all. The U12’s were up by 1 point at the break, as a result of a solid team effort. As the game wore on, the girls lost steam sprinting across the bigger court. The final score was 36-27 Branksome Hall.
We could not be more proud of the dedication and growth the U12 Girls showed this season! They played like a true team and learned how to trust each other and their own abilities. We hope the girls’ love of basketball will continue in the years to come!
Coaches Amy Fuller & Courtney Kanfi
The Grade 6 soccer team attended our end of season finals at De La Salle on Saturday. Placed on the strong side of the draw the odds of making the final were against us.
Our opening game against Pickering College showed how our team was determined to end our season on a high. Three goals and a clean sheet were enough to claim a victory. Crestwood 3 – 0 Pickering
The second game was against the hosts and favourites for the tournament. This would be our toughest test. With some tough lucks and questionable calls we had a high hill to climb. After a timeout, Crestwood regrouped and rallied. We fought our way back into the game with an equalizer. Soon after we gained the advantage with the goal of the season. A wonderful cross from Johnny for Griffyn to jump and head the ball home. Crestwood 2 – 1 DLS.
The final was against Crescent B. Crestwood came out fast and was quickly in the lead. But Crescent struck back with two breakaway goals. 1 – 2 advantage Crescent at the half. The second period was frustrating for Crestwood as chance after chance narrowly missed. Then the breakthrough goal to tie the game and the confidence came back. Two more goals sealed the well-deserved win. Crestwood 4 – 2 Crescent B.
Our Crestwood Champions are:
Thank you to all the players and parents for helping during the season.
-Coaches Kevin Greenacre & Patrick Munro
University Admissions Representatives at CPC
Tuesday, November 6th – Carleton University
Thursday, November 8th – University of Guelph