Thursday | April 9, 2020

Reflections on Cracking Eggs

I thought I would take this opportunity to share some Covin-19 impressions, especially as they may apply to our CPC community. I am encouraged in this by the extra reading time many of us have now. I’ve been told by several people that this whole thing seems like a bad dream. Anytime soon we will all

Online Athletic Activities

As part of the Online Learning Program Crestwood Preparatory College, Physical Education classes are offering Online Athletic Activities, which may include a workout class, yoga, pilates or circuit. In this regard, Crestwood physical education classes are bringing motivational workouts, health and fitness content and resources to your home as part of its online learning community.

Extended School Closure

Dear Parents and Friends of Crestwood Preparatory College, This afternoon, Premier Ford and Education Minister Lecce announced that public schools will remain closed until May 4, 2020, at a minimum, as a public health measure. In addition, the Ministry of Education indicated that the approach in the weeks ahead will be flexible. However, they also

Me to We Trip to Kenya

Over the first week of March Break 2020, Ms. Postma, Mr. Herbert and Mr. Wan accompanied 15 students to the Kesebek community in Bomet County, Kenya. Kesebek is a community of 2,200 people and a WE partner community since 2019. The residents’ traditional means of livelihood has been farming for sustenance on the large open

CPC’s Cafeteria Staff

We hope that these difficult moments that we are living will pass soon and that they leave us many lessons to live in harmony in this unique home that we all have. We also want all students, teachers, administrators, employees, and their families to be safe and well. We hope to be back soon and

Aaliyah Edwards (’20)

Congratulations to Aaliyah Edwards who was selected as the 2020 Biosteel Athlete of the Year.  The Biosteel games are played each year and highlight the top talent in Canadian High School Basketball. Aaliyah was selected after having an amazing year of basketball at both Crestwood and with Team Canada.  Unfortunately the games will not take

Parents’ Associations News (Apr. 3)

PA Committee Opportunities   The Parents’ Association is looking for new volunteers to fill some Committee positions starting in the 2020/2021 school year.  Open Co-ordinator positions include Secretary, Communications, Social, Spirit Week, Used Uniform Sales, Bake Sale and Treasurer.  The current volunteer will provide training and assistance. The PA is a down-to-earth, supportive group and

Guidance News (Apr. 3)

Guidance Zoom Webinar – April 6 (2:00 pm) On Monday April 6th at 2:00pm, the Guidance team will be hosting a live Zoom Webinar for our grade 12 students that will cover important year end topics: Digital Guidance Appointments Supporting your Well Being at Home Graduation Requirements Grades Transmission Schedule (OUAC, OCAS) Decision-Making Process Accepting

Guidance: Support Your Child’s Wellbeing

Parents of Crestwood: Looking for ways to support your child’s wellbeing through these challenging times? Visit this link for tips and strategies you can use to help support your teen’s mental health. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HCBGVRHKO_Of_YPFmRq8C1fW2KJbAbPV/view

CPC Raises $11,553 for Children’s Aid

Hi CPC, Hope you are well and staying safe. I know you would have received my thank you letter back in January. I wanted though to extend a special thank you to you. Your efforts and all the kindness from staff and students raised a whopping $11,553.48 in hamper in kind donations. I was just

Annual National Theatre School Drama Festival

The grade 11/12 Drama class competed in the annual National Theatre School Drama Festival. This year, their show won three prestigious awards. Kathryn Tuns and Aidan Lieberman were given the Award of Excellence for Directing. The show was also celebrated with two special awards. The Adjudicator’s award for acting went to Lucy Cuthbertson, Jared Liszauer,

This Week’s Meet the Teacher: Vanessa Wappel

Meet the Teacher:  Vanessa Wappel Math Grades 7, 8 and 10 Ms. Wappel grew up in Scarborough and has 4 older siblings.  She has 10 nieces and nephews and loves being an aunt. Vanessa stays active by going to the gym and swimming. She is on a Masters Swim Team and is looking forward to competing

This Week’s Meet the Teacher: Chris Jull

Happy March Break everyone! Meet the Teacher:  Chris Jull English, Canadian Literature Grades 9, 11, 12 Mr. Jull grew up in Stouffville and is married with three children:  Matthew (12), Andrew (11), and Abigail (7). In his spare time, Chris curls and plays the French horn.  He is also working on his Masters of Mathematics for

CPC InCITE Writing Contest

Every year, the English Department invites CPC students to participate in the annual InCITE writing contest. Students are invited to submit a poem, short story, essay or screenplay in response to the contest call sent out by CITE, the Conference of Independent Teachers of English. This year’s theme was “2020 Vision,” and the contest call invited

Toronto Public Health Update re: COVID-19

Dear Parents and Friends,

We are writing to provide you with an update from Toronto Public Health with regards to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Below, you will find an updated letter from Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Eileen de Villa, with the latest information.

The year…2026

An international effort is returning astronaut scientists to the Moon for the first time since the last Apollo mission in 1972. During Monday’s Grade 6 trip to the Ontario Science Centre, our students stepped into the “Mission to the Moon” simulation where they became astronauts working to establish a permanent lunar base.  Our students were

Sports Roundup (Mar. 5)

The U-14 Curling team travelled to East York C.C. last Friday to participate in the CISAA Curling Final Four championships.  In the morning match, they played a tight game against Toronto Montessori School.  They were up 5-1 heading into the last end, but it looked liked TMS was building toward a big score until second

Carnaval de Crestwood

  This Thursday (March 5th) in the traditions of old, the Crestwood students will be taking part of their day to celebrate the Carnaval de Crestwood which is a nod to the traditions of the Carnaval de Quebec (and French Canadian culture). The Québec Winter Carnival is the oldest of the winter festivals that are held each

Guidance News (Feb. 28)

Course Selection (2020-2021) Attention all Crestwood families! Over the past few weeks, the Guidance team has been hard at work visiting all the English classes to give personalized course selection presentations by grade to our Crestwood students. Please see below for resources from those presentations and important information pertaining to due dates and deadlines. Grade

The Book Drive is Coming!

Crestwood Cares hopes that your March Break plans include spring cleaning your bookshelves! When we return from vacation, we’ll be collecting gently used books suitable for ages 0-12 to donate to the Children’s Book Bank. http://www.childrensbookbank.com/  

Crestwood Cooks

Many thanks to all the cooks (parents and staff) who contributed recipes for our Crestwood Cookbook! A huge thank you to Sharon Liebenthal and Pam Sulpizi for collecting, organizing and editing all recipes. The cookbooks turned out to be such a huge success within our super supportive community that we have sold out. We will

This Weeks: Meet the Teacher

Vince Pagano, Headmaster (all grades and some more than others!) Mr. Pagano grew up on Christie Street in Toronto and attended Essex Elementary and Harbord Collegiate. He and his wife, Mary, have been married for almost 48 years and have 3 children, Matthew, Lisa, and Mark.  They have 7 grandchildren. Mr. Pagano’s grade five teacher

From Grace’s Desk

Dear Parents, The last session for all Monday Afterschool Clubs is March 2nd.  All other clubs for this term were finished this week! Term 3 Hot Lunches (April 1- June 18) & Afterschool Club Forms (March 30-June 4) were sent home with all students this week.  Kindly send these forms back to the office on or before

AOM – Leyli Shakeri-Rad

  Congratulations to our Artist of the Month Leyli Shakeri-Rad. Leyli is inspired by her own life experiences and likes to spend time in nature. She enjoys working with different colours and appreciates the time it takes to create quality art. She is a valued and active Art Committee member.  Leyli’s creations are on display

Fill Your Own Cup

  On Monday, Primary and Junior students attended assemblies presented by the Youth Wellness Network. The theme was “Fill Your Own Cup,” with speaker Carine sharing with students a cornerstone of emotional well being: looking inward to identify and value what makes them unique. Students were encouraged to capitalize on their special qualities by using

Meet the Teacher

Teachers are the heart of Crestwood and the students’ main connection to success. The Parents’ Association would like to help you get to know our teachers a little better through a series of “Meet the Teacher” articles that will feature different teachers ongoing. Please see the PA News section at the bottom of the newsletter.

Thrive Leadership Symposium

Here are our junior and senior prefects who are leading the way on initiatives for the future of Crestwood.  They joined dozens of students from around Ontario to learn how to lead the next generation of our school system.

Update from Toronto Public Health re: COVID-19

Dear Parents and Guardians, We hope this email finds you well. We are forwarding updated information from Toronto Public Health regarding COVID-19 (2019-nCoV) which you will find attached. Travellers who have recently been in the Province of Hubei, China (including Wuhan City), are asked to limit contact with others for a total of 14 days from

Spring Sports Season

Upon returning from the March Break we will begin our spring sports season.  Tryout schedule below; Team Grade Level Coach(es) Tryout Date Tryout Time U14 Lacrosse 7-8 Mr. Lam Monday March 2 3:30-4:30pm U14 Boys Slowpitch 7-8 Mr. Peerenboom TBA TBA U14 Touch Rugby 7-8 Mr. Smith Tuesday March 24 7:00-8:00am U14 Co-ed Track and