Sunday | February 23, 2020

Between Rocks & Minerals

  The Grade 4 classes had quite the adventure at the Ontario Science Centre today. They explored Rocks and Minerals including the rock cycle. They were amazed by the spectacle of volcanoes in the IMAX Theatre. This was a fantastic experience that was both fun and educational. -Jaclyn Amar

TSO Trip on Tuesday

  Our Junior Division will visit the Toronto Symphony Orchestra on Tuesday morning. Please be sure that all Jr. students are wearing their dress uniform, including button down white shirt and tie and dress black shoes (or boots -weather dependant). We look forward to enjoying the symphony performance. -Kathleen Davies

Parent’s Association News (Feb. 21)

Our Next Pizza Lunch is Friday, February 28.   Crestwood Water Bottles Only $10   Don’t forget to pick up one of these handsome metal Crestwood water bottles. They are available at Mane Essentials for only $10.00.  Enjoy your water and look good, too!

Sports Roundup (Feb. 21)

On Wednesday afternoon, the U-14 curling team travelled to The Thornhill Club for the Page 1-2 Playoff game against the Bayview Glen-A team.  This was the only team that had beat Crestwood all year long, and they proved similarly tough opponents this time.  Our team struggled on unfamiliar ice and Bayview Glen took full advantage.

Guidance News (Feb. 21)

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

Insightful Visit by CNIB

  As an extension of our Biography Unit, with a focus on Louis Braille and Helen Keller, we hosted guests from the CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind). During lunch, two members of the CNIB facilitated an experiential learning activity to help students understand the perspective of a person who is blind or visually

The Power of Pink

  This coming Wednesday (February 26th, 2020) we will be recognizing Pink Shirt Day! In addition to working throughout the year to be the best we can be, Pink Shirt Day gives us the chance to shine a bright light on how much bullying still occurs and to remind everyone to do their part to help end Bullying worldwide!

Parent’s Association (Feb. 13)

Happy Family Day to all Crestwood Families!     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

Guidance News (Feb. 13)

Course Selection Attention all Crestwood Students! The deadline to submit course selection choices for the new school year is Thursday March 5, 2020. Please make sure you are logging on to your XELLO account to complete your course selection if you already haven’t.  If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to make an appointment

Coronavirus – Toronto Public Health

Dear Parents and Guardians, We hope this email finds you well. We are forwarding updated information from Toronto Public Health regarding novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) which you will find attached. Of note, there is new information for travellers who have recently been in the Province of Hubei, China (including Wuhan City). They are asked to limit contact

Sports Roundup (Feb. 13)

The Crestwood Prep Junior Lions roared to their second straight Kawartha Classic championship over the weekend. The Junior Boys Basketball team battled the weather and four tough teams on their way to the trophy. The Lions defeated St. Stephens and St. Mary in back to back day one games. Mikkel Tyne was named our MVP

University of Toronto Model United Nations

From February 6-9, 2020, 19 intrepid CPC students braved the cold wind of a Toronto winter and put their diplomatic skills to the test as they took part in the University of Toronto Model United Nations.  Crestwood Preparatory College students took on the role of delegates representing an array of nations, from Bangladesh to Thailand,

Cougars & Sharks Tied Up

  Our U12 hockey team traveled to RINX on Tuesday to face the Sterling Hall Sharks. The Sharks got on the board quickly and took a 3-1 lead after the first frame. Our boys go their feet moving in the second and we were able to close the gap to 4-3 heading into the final

U12 Badminton Bonanza

  On Monday night, the U-12 Badminton team hosted Branksome Hall for a mini tournament. All of the players were put to the test, as they competed against many different duos. Although we did not come out on top for all of our matches, Crestwood fought hard and put our best effort forward. Congratulations to

Valentines for Vets

  The grade one and two students have been working hard in French class by recently participating in a program called “Valentines for Vets”. The program entails students making Valentine’s Day cards for retired veterans who reside in long-term care facilities across Canada. All cards are sent to the sorting station in PEI where volunteers

YWN – April 15th @7PM

At 7pm on Wednesday, April 15, 2020, Crestwood School welcomes Michael Eisen, founder of the Youth Wellness Network. (Just a coincidence; he isn’t related to Ms. Eisen!) Youth Wellness Network (YWN) is an organization that partners with schools, community groups, and families to promote mental health, resilience, and well-being.  All parents are invited to join

Cougars Clipped by Coyotes

  The U12 hockey team participated in an absolute barn-burner Monday afternoon as they visited Fenside Arena to face Crescent School. The Coyotes from Crescent posted an early 6-1 lead as they peppered our Cougars with shots from every angle. Grade 6 goalie Sid Rudolph-Naiberg battled hard and eventually our lads found their legs and

Grade 12 Students Make Aspirin

Students in Grade 12 Chemistry completed their Organic Chemistry unit by making a common medication used to treat pain, fever and inflammation called acetylsalicylic acid, more commonly known as Aspirin. Over the course of three days, students completed a traditional organic chemistry lab where they were responsible for synthesizing (creating) aspirin by performing an esterification reaction, purifying the aspirin using crystallization and

U9 Bball Takes Bite Out of Sharks

  The U9 Crestwood basketball team is well into their sports season and they are working hard to improve their skills in both games and practices. Throughout the season, they have shown impressive effort against every opponent they have faced. Most recently, the team was up against Sterling Hall. The team played solid defense; however,

Somebody Get A Rake! 

Crestwood Cares Community Service students could use a rake or two as they try to keep up with all of the many ‘Skip It’ leaves that document the treats and privileges that their peers have skipped in support of Neema International, an organization that supports and educates vulnerable children in Tanzania. Have a look at

Fundraiser for Wuhan

The school community pulled together on Thursday, January 30th, to assist a medical clinic in Wuhan in desperate need of supplies to combat the spread of the Coronavirus. The students and parents at the school donated  almost $3000.00 to the cause and our Chinese community alone added another $5000.00 to that sum. That’s $8000.00 – 

Guidance News (Jan. 30th)

Course Selection The Guidance is team is currently working through course selection seminars with all students at Crestwood Students are encouraged to review their options at home with their parents/guardians, and make an individual appointment with the Guidance department if they have any further questions or concerns after the presentation Course selection is due online via XELLO

Coronavirus

To Parents and Friends of Crestwood Preparatory College: We are once again involved in a potential health crisis that puts the school in the middle of some very complicated policies, requests and expectations. Whatever the cause or issue, our first concern has always been the safety and well being of our students. It cannot be

Parents’ Association News

Parents’ Association Meeting – Thursday, February 6   The next Parents’ Association meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 6 at 8:45 a.m. in the boardroom.  Coffee, tea and muffins will be served at 8:30 a.m.  Please join us to hear more about our upcoming activities and plans. Everyone is welcome!

Sports Roundup (Jan. 30th)

This week, Varsity Girl’s Hockey team travelled to King City to play their rematch against The Country Day School. After a tough first game the girls came out energized ready to prove themselves. With excellent team play and some great individual efforts, the lady lions proved themselves to be too much for the other team

Kids’ Lit Quiz 2020

  After this man trained to become a doctor, he married Anne of Green Gables.  Who was this man? Who used the words “Bibbity Bobbity Boo”? On Tuesday, January 21, the Kids’ Lit Quiz teams participated in a children’s literary trivia competition where they had to answer the two questions above, plus 98 others!  After

Montreal Memories

  The U12 basketball and hockey teams traveled to Montreal for a tournament at Lower Canada College this past weekend. This three-day event is comprised of 10 hockey teams and 12 basketball squads from Montreal and Toronto and has been an annual tradition for our Junior athletes for over a decade. All games were highlighted

Artist of the Month – Noah Haber

  Congratulations to Noah Haber, who is our new Artist of the Month. His vibrant work is on exhibit outside of the art room and has already been really well received! You all had a chance to see the dragons created for the Chinese New Year celebrations. The artists behind the creations are: Fergus, Noah,