Empowering Your Family

  Thanks again to all of our Crestwood families and educators who were able to view last week’s webinar with Michael Eisen of Youth Wellness Network about the importance of self-care and open family communication. The attached guide, Empowering Your Family and Decreasing Stress, outlines the practical strategies and approaches featured in the webinar. Youth

The Power of Water!

The Grade 2 classes had a fantastic day at the Kortright Centre on Wednesday, 15th May! They had the opportunity to examine air and water in the natural environment. Students developed an appreciation of the size and power of the water cycle; the importance of water in our lives and the environment; and the value

CPC Overpowers CDS

Hockey After a two week hiatus, the Varsity Hockey team played their last road game of the regular season when they took on first place CDS.  The team did not disappoint, jumping out to a quick 3-0 lead with some great saves by Alexa Gibson in net and a natural hat trick by Christian Campanelli. 

PINK POWER

All Crestwood students took part in a powerful presentation led by our Grade 4 classes this past Wednesday. Relevant speakers, skits, slides, songs and even a fashion show held the attention of a packed Atrium, consistently delivering the message that each and every ONE of us has a part to play in making our school,

The Power of Pink

Dear Parents, A few weeks ago, Crestwood students took part in an assembly during which they saw a performance, “The Power of One”, in which actors presented skits to vividly portray what bullying is, what can be done about it and how every child has “The Power of One”….. the power to report and deal

Power Hour

Over the last couple of weeks, the Grade 7 weekly “Power Hour” has focused on philanthropy.  “To ease another’s heartache is to forget one’s own.”  – Abraham Lincoln We discussed children throughout the world who are less fortunate than we are, and what we could do to alleviate their struggles.  We chose to undertake an endeavour to provide

Power and Politics

On Thursday, Grade five and six had a special guest speaker pay a visit to Crestwood School as part of their Social Studies units.  Grade Five is currently studying Aspects of Canadian Government and Grade Six are focusing on the Canadian experience. Jennifer Blitzer is a lawyer who has worked for the Provincial Government including

Burston, Ben

Ben Burston was born November 29, 1924 in Kielce, Poland.  Ben’s parents made the decision to emigrate to Canada – to escape anti-Semitism and to find better economic opportunities.  They settled in downtown Toronto, in the Kensington Market neighbourhood.  Ben’s mother died when he was quite young, so he was raised by his father in

Paley, Jack

Jack Paley was born December 2, 1921 in a Yorkshire village.  His father was a veteran of the Great War, one who had seen action at the Somme and who had been a POW of the Germans.  Jack attended school until he was 14; he went to work at that time as a keymaker, and

Why does Matter, Matter?

  On Wednesday October 12, the Grade 5’s travelled to the Ontario Science Centre for their first field trip of the year. The students participated in a workshop called “Fun with Chemistry” supporting the Grade 5 science unit, Matter and Energy. In the workshop, students marvelled at the power of chemistry exploring both physical and chemical changes and their

Wozniak, Stanley

Stanley Wozniak was born January 9, 1928 in Warsaw, Poland.  He was born into a large family of 11 children, and they grew up in a positive environment in the 1930s, though the coming of war in 1940 impacted the family dramatically.  They had been living in western Poland, but the aftermath of the German

McConnell, Lorne

Lorne McConnell was born February 9, 1924 in Central Butte, Saskatchewan.  He grew up in that small community, helping his father to run the town’s water and telephone systems.  He also did very well in school, which Lorne credits to early lessons from his sister, and he developed as an athlete too, even being offered

Fisher, Mervin

Mervin Fisher was born May 7, 1926 in Collingwood, Ontario.  He grew up against the backdrop of the Depression in Collingwood, Dixie and Toronto, moving around after his parents’ divorce and some family difficulties.  Mervin went into service at the midway point of the war, and trained for the Armoured Corps.  He was only 17

Cohn, Frank

Frank Cohn was born August 2, 1925 in Breslau, Germany.  Born into a Jewish family, Frank began to understand the realities of Nazism when he was a young boy:  an uncle was murdered by stormtroopers, and he saw violence in the streets outside his home.  He also compellingly remembers the day his Grade 2 teacher

Bhullar, Bhag Singh

Bhag Singh Bhullar was born May 14, 1924 in the village of Bhullar, in the Punjab region of India.  At least that’s what his official military records say; the reality is that he was born in 1922, and his family had lied about his birthday, hoping that making him two years younger would keep him

Brody, Josef

Josef Brody was born April 26, 1936 in Slovakia.  During the Second World War, Slovakia came under the rule of the fascist Josef Tiso, and was a part of the Axis powers, alongside Nazi Germany.  The country’s Jews suffered tremendous hardship because of this arrangement, becoming victims of the Shoah, first through restrictions imposed by

Crestwood’s Grade 5 Classes Pioneer iheart Programme in Canada

  Crestwood’s Grade 5 students have just completed the second week of a course called Innate Health Education and Resilience Training, (iheart).  This course was developed in the United Kingdom to educate children about their innate resilience, with notable success.  98% of children who have taken the course have noticed positive changes in themselves at

CPC – Donations Needed

We Need Your Donations The Female Peer Mentorship Program has partnered with Native Child and are working with their female youth empowerment group to help end Period Poverty in Indigineous communities.  We will be collecting feminine hygiene products (pad, tampons, pantyliner), all next week to donate to Native Child’s transitional housing, shelters, and their youth

Ending Period Poverty

Our Female Peer Leadership group has partnered with Native Child Services (Malvern) to work on some female empowerment initiatives.  As part of our February ‘Because I Am A Girl Day’ (Feb. 10), we will be collecting donations of feminine hygiene products to be distributed to Native Child’s transitional housing units, shelters, and to mothers that utilize

Haley, Frank

Frank Haley was born January 25, 1925 in Cheadle, Alberta. He grew up in that small rural community, going to a one room school and having fun however and whenever he and his friends could. As Cheadle was a farming community, the impacts of the Depression were severe; the price of wheat crashed, and dust

PrinciPALs

  Dear Parents, It’s hard to believe we have made it to the end of the term! We have finished off the calendar year with a week of fun, filled with both school and holiday spirit! We loved seeing students get into all the dress up days this week with lots of holiday projects and

McLean, Susan

Susan McLean was born May 12, 1948; she came of age in the 60s, an idealistic young woman in the time of JFK.  Asked what she could do for her country, she chose the Red Cross and Vietnam, serving as one of the fable “Donut Dollies” of the time.  It became her mission to bring

Markow, George

George Markow was born April 14, 1921 in Russia, just outside the city of Leningrad.  He was born just four years after the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917, and George remembers the impacts it had on his family and early life.  Food especially was in short supply during those years, and the Party’s reach was growing. 

Caliva, Narce

Narce Caliva was born on September 7, 1929 in Salinas, California.  His father originally came from the Philippines and had emigrated to California via Hawaii.  In California he met his soon-to-be wife, daughter in a family who had come to the United States from Yugoslavia.  Narce grew up in California against the backdrop of World

Evolve 2021: Developing Elite Level Leadership

The Believe Initiative, founded by Olympian Sarah Wells, was created to empower high school students across North America to believe in themselves and become resilient leaders through project-based initiatives. To date, the Believe Initiative has impacted over 120,000 youth and has helped students initiate over 10,000 community impact projects! This summer, they are hosting a