Saturday | December 14, 2019

CPC will be a Single-Use Plastic Water Bottle Free School

Dear Parents and Guardians, As you may have heard, we have made great strides in reducing plastic waste in our cafeteria.  Students have been learning to sort various types of waste into appropriate bins as we aim to have a plastic-free cafeteria by eliminating single-use plastic cutlery and plates.    Yesterday in Town Hall, the Green

Lower-Upper School Shuttle

Dear Parents and Friends of Crestwood Preparatory College: I hope this communication finds you all well. Please be advised that the last day of operation for the Lower School – Upper School Shuttle will be December 19th. The service will be offered to next year’s Lower School graduates and families, but once again, on the

Guidance News (Dec. 13)

Supplementary Application Seminar ATTN Grade 12s, The Guidance team will be completing the following ‘Supplementary Applications’ seminar on December 16th and 17th: Monday December 16th ➤ Jull: Period 4 ➤ McCluskey: Period 5 Tuesday December 17th ➤ McClusky: Period 1 ➤ Jull: Period 4 ➤ Jull: Period 5 If you do not attend a regular

Crestwood Shows Incredible Generosity for the Neyaashiinigmiing Community.

  Crestwood School’s students, parents and staff have participated with heartwarming and overwhelming generosity in the Crestwood Cares Holiday collection and fundraiser for the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation!   We cannot thank you enough for this demonstration of caring and kindness for others in need at this giving time of year.  You have exemplified Crestwood’s belief in the

Crestwood Gives

Over the past few months, students at Crestwood have been participating in various initiatives to help those less fortunate.  Earlier in the fall, students from all grade levels brought in food donations for “We Scare Hunger”.  Students helped scare away hunger by raising awareness on the issue of food insecurity.  Recently, students participated in Crestwood

Hackergal at CPC

Hackergal is a charitable organization that inspires girls across Canada to explore the opportunities in code.  With women vastly underrepresented in the tech industry, Hackergal strives to inspire a new wave of Canadian female coders to bring equality to the booming industry. Crestwood’s first time participating in the annual Hackergal competition. Girls from grades 7-9

Parent’s Association News (Dec. 13)

Another Fantastic Bake Sale! This week’s Holiday Bake Sale was a delicious success.  Crestwood students, staff and parents enjoyed a beautiful array of sweet treats and hot chocolate. Thank you to all for your support and to Lisa Bloom and her team of volunteers for managing the event. See more Photos!!

Sports Roundup (Dec. 13)

The U14 Boys Hockey team played their third game of the regular season on Monday. After a slow start and falling behind 2-0 early, the team battled back and went on to a convincing 10-3 victory. Leading the charge was Jake O’Brien with 3 goals and an assist. Jack van Volsen also added 2 goals

“The Big Melt”

  The Grade 6 classes recently participated in “Fridays for Future” Global Climate Strike and the grade 6 members of the Eco-Team had a special follow up opportunity! This year, the Eco-Team is working with an organization called Earth Rangers. They are creating a podcast called “The Big Melt” consisting of interviews with young people

CPC Beyond the Classroom

Over the past year, we have been working to capture what takes place at Crestwood Preparatory College in its Athletic and Co-Curricular programme.  Last month we finalized Beyond the Classroom. This publication describes the Crestwood Preparatory Program at its best-a discussion and demonstration of the variety of programmes that make us who we are. Students experiencing

CPC Hosts the Curling Funspiel

CPC hosted the CISAA Funspiel on Friday, December 6th, where novice curlers from across the CISAA traveled to East York Curling Club for this annual event. This event, organized by Crestwood Preparatory College, is the first opportunity for many independent school curlers to try their skills out in the friendly competition.   Three teams of Crestwood

Guidance News (Dec. 6)

MNJCC: Chanukah Groove Volunteers Wanted! Chanukah Groove: A day of fun and community as we explore the traditions of Chanukah! Stories, arts & crafts, songs, games and tasty holiday treats for kids ages 0-10 and their grown-ups. How to Apply / Contact: VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED FOR SATURDAY and/or SUNDAY CHANUKAH GROOVE depending on your availability. ➤

Let’s Be Careful Out There!

The Kindergartens enjoyed a Fire Safety presentation by FIrefighter Angie. We met Sparky the Dog and Ms. Hebscher and Ms. Sandler dressed up as Firefighters. We learned that you have to check your fire alarms (we chanted – Test that Alarm!!!!). Always have 2 exits in your home and never come back into the house once you

CPC Chess Club

On Saturday, November 30th, members of Crestwood’s Chess Club competed in the North York Youth Chess Championship at St. Timothy’s Catholic High School.  Crestwood’s top finisher was Kian Torabiardakani, who finished in seventh place in the U-18 division with 3 points from his 5 matches, while Arjun Anand and Thomas Li were only a half-point

Sports Roundup (Dec. 6)

After defeating Crescent last Thursday, the U14 Boys Hockey team headed to UCC this past weekend for their annual invitational tournament. The boys got off to a great start on Friday defeating Loyola High School followed by Academie St Louis to advance to Group A on Saturday. Saturday started well with a nail biter win

Crestwood Gives

Over the past two weeks, the CPC Community generously donated toys, clothes, books, and other items to support 11 families from the Durham Children’s Aid Society.  As in previous years, our Crestwood community stepped up to the task and we saw over 20 bags of goods sent off to make a special holiday for many

Winter Festival of the Arts

Incredible talented students.  Many creative and touching drama performances, and with beautiful music displayed by both the bands and the Crestwood Voices, amazing poetry recitations, so much beautiful talent seen and heard at the Crestwood Winter Festival of the Arts. This Thursday, December 5th, the Crestwood community hosted our Winter Festival of the Arts. Students

Neyaashiinigmiing Holiday Care Packages

Dear Parents, In celebration of the upcoming holiday season, Crestwood Cares, with the help of the Crestwood School Community, plans to begin to forge a relationship with an Indigenous community located in northern Ontario. With this goal in mind, Canadian Feed the Children and a Crestwood parent helped us to establish a connection with the

Crestwood’s Art Committee

  The Art committee is a small, dedicated group of hardworking students in grades 4,5 and 6. These children assist with various projects throughout the school year including sets and props for school play productions, our haunted house at Halloween, backdrops for assemblies and much more. The Art Committee has completed their first stage set

The Magic of Magnets

  The SK children learned all about Magnet Magic! We explored how magnets like to push and pull. The students investigated what magnets are attracted to and whether magnetic forces can work through different materials. The SK children used the power of magnets to search for sandbox treasures, build structures, and catch a fish to

Future Youth Climate March

  The grade 6 students have been learning about climate change and we were inspired to take our learning into the real world! We exercised our democratic right to take action by attending the Toronto’s Fridays for Future Youth Climate March. We made creative signs to raise awareness about this important issue and joined other

Snow Day Policy and Attendance

It’s that time of year again. Parents and students need to be informed about school policy regarding days that either do, or seem to get, an inordinate amount of snow. When snowfall is significant, and we think it would be too much for kids to travel to school, we will put an announcement on our

Terry Fox t-shirts

Missed out on buying this year’s awesome Terry Fox T-shirt? We’ve have just received a supply of all sizes in time for Black Friday! Kick off your holiday shopping and support cancer research with this great opportunity! 2019 Terry Fox T-shirts are $10 each! 4 DAYS ONLY: Friday, Nov 29 – Monday, Dec 2 All sizes

Guidance News (Nov. 29)

Queen’s Commerce Applicants Beginning this year, there will be a new set of supplementary essay (SE) questions each month. If you DO NOT complete the SE in a given month, the questions will change and your work will be lost. Answers are not saved from month to month. Queen’s encourages applicants to complete and submit


Last week, the Female Peer Mentorship club and the rest of the Crestwood community took part in our Anti-Bullying week. Throughout the week, there were posters, announcements, social media posts and even bake sales to spread message of being kind on all platforms. To start out the week, we saw a beautiful Graffiti wall made

Former Crestwood Alumni at Western University

Former Crestwood alumni (Spencer Cohen ‘17), (Noah Aaron ‘17), and (Will Malisch ‘15) qualified for finals of the competitive intramural men’s division at Western University on Wednesday night. All three players were influential in the playoffs for Inter Ratcha Football Club. Here at CPC we wish the boys good luck!

University of Waterloo Beaver Computing Contest

Congratulations to the following students for achieving the top 25% score of all participants worldwide in this year’s university of Waterloo Beaver Computing Contest. Joanne in particular achieved perfect in the grade 7-8 contest! The Grade 7-8 students are as follows: Joanne Hu (achieved perfect) Tom Huang Daniel Markusson Kate Pan

Sports Roundup Nov. 29th

The Crestwood Junior Boys basketball team started their NJC season 4-0 over the weekend. The Lions hosted the first session of the year and did not disappoint the home fans. The boys defeated CSJV out of Montreal and Vaughan last Friday evening in two competitive contests. On Saturday morning, the Lions picked up a well