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 (anny.rannie@crestwood.on.ca) at the College. Thanks,   Robert Peerenboom Director of Communications

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

To A Library Near You

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Crestwood School!  Please mark your calendars for the week of October 28. First the students will be coming to the bookfair 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

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 lisa.bloom@rogers.com, if you are able to contribute.

Academic Awards Evening

On Thursday, October 17th, 2019 Crestwood Preparatory College held its Academic Awards Evening for the 2018-19 school year.  Awards were presented to all those who achieved Honour Roll (overall average of 80% -89%) and Honour Roll with Distinction (90% plus) based on their overall average on the June 2019 Final Report Card. Over 225 students,

Uniform Changeover

  Dear parents, Please note, that going forward, students in the Junior Division are expected to be in dress uniform on non-gym days. Dress uniforms include: dress shirt with a tie, or long sleeved blue polo shirt, with grey dress pants or grey skirt. The Crestwood short-sleeved polo shirt is no longer accepted for the

Gr.3’s Visit Top of Toronto 

  As an extension to our unit on Living and Working in Ontario, the Grade 3’s travelled downtown to the core of our great city. We took a 58 second elevator ride to the top of the CN Tower to witness urban sprawl and to see how beautifully green our city has been kept. Many

Winter Uniforms

We are keeping our eye on the weather, and, at this point, it looks like we will be enjoying a couple of more weeks of fall. Once the forecasts begin to turn more towards winter, we will switch to the full winter uniform. Until then, if students are chilly they are always welcome to wear the winter uniform,

CPC Family Helps the Bahamas

The Devastation of Hurricane Dorian had the most catastrophic effects in Bahamas.  Specifically the region of Abaco and Grand Bahamas. My family has made a second home on the main island of Nassau for the past 15 years. This has allowed us to get know many locals.  With our direct contacts in the community, we

Guidance News (Oct. 10th)

Volunteer Toronto: Youth Expo https://www.eventbrite.com/e/volunteer-toronto-youth-expo-2019-tickets-70681816215   On Saturday November 9th, Toronto’s high school students are invited to attend the Youth Expo at Roy Thompson Hall from 1-4pm. They will have a chance to chat with over 100 non-profit organizations looking specifically to recruit youth volunteers. Their goal is to help make the process fun and easy

Grade 7 Alive Trip

Last week the Grade 7 Crestwood class travelled to Camp Timberlane just outside of Haliburton, ON.  The program was designed around the theme of Community Building.  Our grade 7’s participated in Experiential Workshops and Outdoor Activities, that helped build teamwork skills, communication skills, and helped to build the foundation of an effective community,.  We participated in outdoor

Crestwood Pro-Amatuer Soccer Player

Alex Korda a grade 11 student in the High Performance Athlete Program at Crestwood signed his first pro-amatuer contract at the age of 16.  Alex will be playing with the Unionville Milliken Soccer Club, Under League 1. The league is a pro-am  soccer league out of Ontario that competes provincially, nationally and across North America.

Grade 9 Alive Trip

On Wed.Oct.2, the grade 9s set out on an adventure to Cedar Ridge Camp. They spent the next three days in the great outdoors doing team building exercises and learning how to become better leaders in their community. Some of the activities included high ropes, canoeing, archery, mountain biking, and rewilding. While the weather wasn’t the

Parents’ Association News (Oct. 10th)

Volunteers Needed Urgently for Mane Essentials Store.   We are in urgent need of volunteers for Mane Essentials, the PA run store at Crestwood.  Working at the store is easy and back-up will be available when needed.  Shifts are only  about 30 minutes long at the end of the school day.  Choose to help out

Chess Club Tournament

On Friday, October 4th, 61 chess players from all over the GTA came to Crestwood for the Toronto Secondary School Individual Chess Championship.  Fourteen players from Crestwood also threw their hat in the ring to contest the trophy. Players played four 90-minute matches over the course of the day.  Medals were awarded to the top

Guidance News (Oct. 4, 2019)

Open Houses A key part of deciding which post-secondary institution to go to is finding a good fit. A great way to get more information is to visit a school in person. Visiting an Ontario university is a great way to find out more about the campus, the people and the university environment. Each university

Planned Absences with Edsby

Not only does Edsby allow parents to keep track of their child’s homework, assignments, team games and practices – it is also a convenient tool for sharing information about Planned Absences.  Please let us know if your child will be absent using Edsby’s Planned Absence feature. Alternatively, you may contact Anny in the office via

Sports Round Up for the Week

The Lady Lions defeated Villanova College 64 to 25,  in their first home game of the season.  Honourable mentions go to Zakayla Day-Burrell who finished with 20 points, Jadaia Reid how finished with 19 and to the heavy hitter of the Lions’ Den, Tianna Bailey who controlled the pace of the game from start to

Parents’ Association

The next PA meeting is this Thursday.  Please join us in the boardroom for our next PA meeting on Thursday, October 10 at 8:45 a.m.  Coffee, tea and muffins will be available at 8:30 a.m.  Come and learn about PA plans and activities for this year. Last call for Pizza Lunch! The deadline to register

Reuse Your Mug

For the month of October the Green Team is running “Show Us Your Mug” as an initiative to help make CPC greener. The contest is open to all staff and students and the winner will receive a $25 Tim Hortens card. To be part of the contest all you need to do is: 1. Like

Fun Evening at the Fix Resto Bar & Patio

It was a great turnout at the Parent & Staff Social on October 3rd, 2019. It was a fun evening with staff and parents of the Crestwood community. CPC Parents’ Association Friend-Raiser a Blast ! The CPC Parents’ Association pulled out the sure-fire agenda for a great time again, last night, and came up with

Orange Shirt Day

Our Gr.3-6 assembly held on Monday was a gentle introduction to the important topics of : What is Orange Shirt Day? What are residential schools? What could your role in reconciliation be? Earlier in the day teachers handed out cardstock orange shirts. Students were instructed to cut them out and draw/write: School should feel… School