Saturday | December 14, 2019

Art Department Reveals 2019 School Play

The Arts Department revealed the school play during the Halloween assembly.  This year’s play will be the slapstick whodunit comedy, Clue!  Auditions will be Monday, November 4th and Tuesday, November 5th in the drama room (110).  There are sign up sheets on the drama news bulletin board outside room 108.  If anyone has any questions,

Guidance News (Nov. 1st)

Your Degree @ UBC Your Degree @ UBC, presented in Toronto, is your opportunity to learn more about why UBC might be the right fit for you At the event, students and their parents will hear about student life inside and outside of the classroom on their two beautiful campuses You’ll also learn about their academic

Book Fair Fantastic!

Thank you to all of the volunteers who made the book fair one of our best ever! A special thank you to book fair coordinators Hayley Wine and  Alison Waldenberg. They were here all day every day and the fair definitely couldn’t run without them!  It’s a “win-win” fundraiser:  the children get books and the

Edsby Access

  Parent Teacher conferences are right around the corner. We will send out instructions next week on how to book your P/T meeting through your Crestwood Edsby Account. You must have access to your Edsby account in order to successfully schedule your appointment. If you require assistance with your Crestwood Edsby account please email

Sports Round-Up: Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer

On October 30th, the U-14 Girls Basketball team played their final 2 games of the season. The first game was against Havergal. The girls played a great team game, controlling the possession and inevitably with strong offensive play beating Haveruygal by a score of 43-18.  By winning, the girls went to the finals against TFS. 

Winter Athletic Tryouts

Winter athletic tryouts begin next week, please see schedule below for tryout dates and times. U14 (Grade 7-8) Teams U14 Boys D1 Basketball – Mr. John Woldue Tryout #1 – Mon. Nov. 4 – 7:00-8:00am Tryout #2 – Thurs. Nov. 7 – 3:30-4:30pm U14 Boys DIII Basketball – Mr. Mark Pagano Tryout #1 – Fri.

Halloween at CPC

This past Thursday, October 31st, Crestwood Staff and Students fully embraced the Halloween spirit.  Our Halloween assembly included a “Costume Runway Fashion Show” and a variety of other activities that allowed students to demonstrate their Halloween enthusiasm. Come see our Halloween Photos, click to view!

Spooky Sweet Success

The Parents’ Association Hallowe’en Bake Sale was eerily good thanks to the enthusiastic support of students, staff and parents.  Everyone enjoyed the colourful, creepy and delicious treats provided by our Crestwood parents.  Thank you to Lisa Bloom and her team of volunteers for this delicious event.  Click to see more photos!

Focus on Our Environment!

This week, the Eco-Team members attended the Planet in Focus Film Festival at the Art Gallery of Ontario. We watched several environmental short films exploring important topics such as marine biology and ocean clean up efforts, endangered species and habitat preservation, environmental activism, and creative ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle. We also participated in

Recipe Wrap-Up!

Reminder to parents to submit recipes for the Crestwood cookbook. Any class, which has 100% participation, will get a Pizza lunch paid for by the CSPA. All cookbook submissions will be eligible to win a free cookbook. The cookbook deadline is Wednesday, November 20th. Click here to view our digital form.  Any questions, please contact or

Fantastic Fall Athletes!

Congratulations to all of our fall athletic teams for fantastic regular seasons and for making the playoffs.  All playoff schedules have now been updated in Edsby.   U14 Girls Basketball – finished first place in the league, going undefeated. Playoff – Monday Oct. 28 @ CPC – 3:30pm Championships – Wed. Oct. 30 @ Branksome Hall

Guidance News (Oct. 25)

Post-Secondary Presentations @ Crestwood As we head into the month of November, the Guidance team would like to remind all grade 12s of the final university presentations happening at Crestwood during senior lunch: Monday October 28 – University of Toronto – St. George  Tuesday October 29 – Wilfrid Laurier University  Wednesday October 30 – Queen’s University  Although not mandatory,

Yearbook Excellence

At the close of the school year, every student is given the gift of a school yearbook. The yearbook is a publication that reflects the events and lives of our students and teachers during their school year. A memory book to keep forever.   Our Crestwood 2019 school yearbook recently won an award. A banner and commemorative plaque were

Bicycle Donations

  Gears Bike Shop has partnered with Natasha Bomba at Hope Ignited to help her collect a shipping container full of bicycles. The goal is to accumulate 450 bikes for Zambia. Together with the Morning Glory Cycling Club, The LapDogs Cycling Club and our Gears Staff, we hope to have this container filled very quickly. How can

House Tug of War!

  On Friday, October 18th, the House Heads hosted the first round of our House Tug of War series. Over the course of five rounds students in grades 3-6 from each house will have the opportunity to go up against the other houses tugging their way to victory! Each matchup is a best of five

CPC Info Night

We look forward to seeing all of our Grade 6 parents on Wednesday, October 30, at 7pm as the Upper School Faculty will join us for a meeting regarding transitioning to Grade 7. This will be an opportunity to hear more about Crestwood Preparatory College, and any/all questions will be addressed. The meeting will take

Crestwood Valley Day Camp

Crestwood Valley Day Camp has been recommended as the Number One Toronto Day Camp for children between the ages of 4 and 15 years old, by Toronto families, since we opened our doors in 1990. Small air conditioned school buses with seat belts for every seat, four well-heated Salt-Water pools and professionally trained swim instructors, and

Guidance News (Oct. 18th)

Post-Secondary Seminar #2: Research This week the Guidance team visited the grade 12 English classes to complete their second seminar of the year: “Researching Post-Secondary Schools.” Please see below for a copy of the seminar package. If students/parents have any questions, they are encouraged to contact their assigned counsellor: Kathryn De Cata, Head of Guidance

U12 Girls Bball Undefeated

  This was an amazing week for the U-12 Girls Basketball Team. They had not one, but TWO victories, defeating Montcrest and Country Day School. While their defence was solid, as usual, it was their spectacular offence that stole the show this week. The ball was whizzing around the court like a hot potato leading to open shots

CPC’s Complimentary Lower School Bus Shuttle Service

Good Day, Here is the schedule for CPC’s complimentary lower school bus shuttle service that we are offering to and from the College. Crestwood Preparatory College  Lower School Bus Shuttle Service Space is limited, those who are interested have to register with Anny Rannie ( at the College. Thanks,   Robert Peerenboom Director of Communications

U10 Girls Bball Cap Competition

  The U-10 Girls Basketball team had an amazing week. The team dominated Tuesday’s game against Montcrest with a score of 20-12.  Then on Thursday at their tournament against Havergal and Bayview Glen, the girls were once again victorious and won all three games (Crestwood vs Bayview Glen 8-3, Crestwood vs Havergal 18-2, Crestwood vs

Hands-on Habitats!

  This week, the children in classes 4D and 4E had a hands-on and engaging lesson all about habitats from the Scientists in the School! The children were tasked with exploring one particular habitat as part of their group. Amongst many activities, they had the chance to investigate animal furs, skulls, and real life reptiles,

WOW!!  What a finish!  

On Thursday, the Cross Country Team had their last meet before the finals taking place on October 23rd.  Wesley managed to gain a first place ribbon in the Under 12 category and Davis placed 2nd in the Under 10 group of runners.  The coaches are so proud of all the work that has gone into

Guess What?

The Scholastic Book Fair starts next week!  The students will first be coming to the Book Fair on Tuesday, October 29 for a “walk-through” where they make a list of books that they would like to buy. Shopping takes place for each of the classes on October 30 and 31.  Please see the attached volunteer

It’s A Secret

The CSPA will be hosting a surprise event for students on Monday afternoon at school. Please make sure your child is in class so they can be a part of this celebration.

Art by Dara Akodu

  Hello, my name is Dara. I am 10 years old and I am a Crestwood student in 5D. In my family, I have a brother, my mom and my dad. I was born on the 9th of June 2009, in Maryland USA, then I lived with my family in London, England for over a

Parents’ Association

The Hallowe’en Bake Sale is coming soon! Our first bake sale of the school year is on Wednesday, October 30.  Hallowe’en themed baked goods are needed.  Both store-bought and home-baked, nut-free treats are appreciated.  Please contact, if you are able to contribute.