Tuesday | December 11, 2018

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/katiehenderson  through Katie Henderson, Director.  Please be sure to mention you are from Crestwood!  

Next we would like to thank all of our volunteers & staff who helped decorate, set-up, man the Crestwood booth, assist with children shopping, orientation, and take down at the end of the night!  Your assistance was invaluable!!! 
Thanks to all for making the day a success and we look forward to seeing you all back again next year!
Sincerely,
The CSPA

November 16th, 2018

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

Grade 3A has been busy learning all about the engineering process.  Did you know that a structure’s stability determines how balanced and strong its base is?  We investigated this theory by creating towers of cards and designing towers of our own.  We learned that all structures need a wide, deep base.  Our towers of cards did not stand up for very long but our tube towers were able to both support a load and withstand the force of wind.  Take a look at our wonderful structures.
-Paula Georgiou

November 16th, 2018

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

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.

November 16th, 2018

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

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.

               

               

               

November 16th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

Jahcobi Neath

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 Bagher Nejad

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

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!

          

November 16th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

University Visits

Wednesday, November 21st – Ryerson University ~ Faculty of Engineering

November 16th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

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.

               

               

 

 

 

November 15th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

Last weekend Scott Masters was awarded Alpha Education’s “Catalyst for Change” Teaching Award.  Alpha Education is an organization that seeks to raise awareness about the Pacific Theatre of World War Two, in an effort to promote social justice in the region.  In the summer of 2017, Mr. Masters won a grant and was able to participate in the Peace and Reconciliation Tour, and he was able to visit Japan, China and South Korea, interviewing many survivors about their experiences in the war.  Many Crestwood students, notably David Huang, Arielle Meyer, Yoshie Ishikawa and Yuka Fan, helped with translation of those interviews, all of which were incorporated into Crestwood’s Oral History Project webpage.  An example of David Huang’s excellent work can be found here – http://www.crestwood.on.ca/ohp/fang-cai-pei/.  All four of those students were able to attend the banquet, including Crestwood alumni David and Arielle, while Mrs. Newton attended on behalf of the administration.
          

November 15th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

Crestwood students “skipped” their hearts out again this year for Neema International!  120 students chose to skip a treat or privilege, instead donating the treat’s value to this organization that provides a home and education to many Tanzanian students whose families are unable to care for them. Altogether, 120 students “skipped it” and raised a total of $1824.30!  Ali Hanson, a Crestwood alumna and director at Neema International, will be visiting us in December to share the exciting developments at Neema and the ways in which our support is making a difference.
-Community Service

November 9th, 2018

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

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!

-Ms. Patton

November 9th, 2018

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

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!

-Ms. Fuller

November 9th, 2018

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

On Wednesday, November 7, the Grade 6 classes headed to Harbourfront Centre for a hands-on printmaking session. Inspired by Indigenous printmakers, students looked to their personal environments for inspiration, then moved through the sketching, transfer, etching, and printing processes to create a series of linoleum prints. Their final pieces are stunning! This workshop was the springboard for subsequent printmaking work they’ll be creating with Ms. Romanenko in Art class later this term.
-Ms. Krashinsky

November 9th, 2018

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

Wow! We registered over 300 bookings today. If you have yet to login and schedule a meeting you have plenty of time.
In order to book your Parent Teacher conference you must be able to access your Crestwood Edsby Account. An invitation was sent out to all parents at the beginning of the school year from Edsby.
Click here for the instructions on how to book your meeting.
If you are having difficulty logging into your Crestwood Edsby account please contact luke.connors@crestwood.on.ca and we will get you setup.
FYI – Grade 6C and 6D parents please select Ms. Krashinsky to book both her and Mr. Conn for a 20 minute interview on either Wednesday or Thursday. They will meet you together.
Thank you

November 9th, 2018

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

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.

-CSPA

November 9th, 2018

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

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

 

November 9th, 2018

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

1) Universities Visiting:
Monday November 12th- University of Waterloo
Tuesday November 13th- Laurentian University
Wednesday November 14th- York University
Friday November 16th- Western University
2) Ontario Universities’ Application
Next week, grade 12 students will be given their PIN codes so that they can begin their applications to Ontario Universities online at www.ouac.on.ca. Dates are:
Thursday November 15th- Mr. McCluskey’s ENG4U classes
Monday November 19th- Mr. Jull’s ENG4U classes
Students who are absent from class on these days should contact their guidance counsellor to get the PIN code.

November 8th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

Early Evening P.A. Meeting
Please join us for our November Parents’ Association meeting on Thursday, November 22 at 5:30 p.m.
The meeting will take place in the boardroom during the dinner break on the first day of parent / teacher interviews.  Light snacks will be served.
Everyone is welcome!

November 8th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

Basketball

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.

 

This past Tuesday our Senior Girls’ Basketball team claimed their third title in three years.  The girls went out and dominated from start to finish.  They played with great focus and intensity which overwhelmed our opponents.  We were led by the sharp shooting of Jadaia Reid and Rebecca Demeke.  Both hitting multiple three-pointers in each game. The Seniors winning capped off a really great basketball season which saw championships at every level.  Our U14, Junior and Senior teams will all raise a banner next year celebrating yet again, another Crestwood championship.

Cross Country

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!

November 8th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

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.

               

               

November 8th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

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!

     

 

November 8th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

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 (scott.masters@crestwood.on.ca) or Mr. Hawkins (jason.hawkins@crestwood.on.ca).

Regards,

Vince Pagano

Headmaster

November 8th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

On Tuesday, November 6th, students from senior level social science and humanities classes visited the 2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions at the Metro Convention Centre. This was the first time that Toronto has hosted the event, which called on thousands of representatives from different faith groups to stand together and advocate for a more just, peaceful and sustainable world.
Crestwood students participated in the conference by attending a morning session of keynote addresses, including an opening talk from Dr. Eboo Patel, president of the Interfaith Youth Core and a former member of President Obama’s Advisory Council. Students then enjoyed a vegetarian lunch provided by Toronto’s Sikh community, and they spent the afternoon in the exhibition hall meeting representatives from a number of religious organizations and learning about their traditions.
               
     

November 8th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

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.

November 2nd, 2018

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School, Sports

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!!

               

               

               

November 2nd, 2018

Posted In: Crestwood News

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!

          

 

November 2nd, 2018

Posted In: Crestwood News

Basketball

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!

Volleyball

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.

November 2nd, 2018

Posted In: Crestwood News

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

November 2nd, 2018

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School, Sports

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

November 2nd, 2018

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School, Sports

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:

Christopher

Mikel

Romeo

Tyler

Noah

William

Daniel

Lindon

Griffyn

Johnny

Adam

Nicolaas

Thank you to all the players and parents for helping during the season.

-Coaches Kevin Greenacre & Patrick Munro

November 2nd, 2018

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School, Sports

University Admissions Representatives at CPC

Tuesday, November 6th – Carleton University

Thursday, November 8th – University of Guelph

 

November 2nd, 2018

Posted In: Crestwood News

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