Tour For Humanity

  The Tour for Humanity rolled onto the Crestwood School campus on Thursday and spent two full days delivering a relevant and inspiring educational experience for Junior students. The T4H cost $1.2 million to conceive, design and build. It is a 30-seat, wheel-chair accessible, state-of-the-art, technologically advanced mobile education centre that presents information on the

An A”Moozing” Visit

On Monday, the Grade 3’s had an a”MOO”zing visit from The Dairy Farmers of Ontario.  Our instructor taught us what it’s like to live in a rural community and how farming has turned into a “high tech” business.  We had the opportunity to discuss how the milk gets to urban centers; we explored a dairy

The Tour for Humanity

On October 1st and 2nd, Crestwood’s students from Grades 4-7 will be participating in The Tour for Humanity.  This is a technologically advanced, state-of-the-art, mobile human rights education centre that educates students about human rights issues and intolerance in an age appropriate manner.  Its goal is to initiate discussion and inspire and empower students to

Be Strong, Be Brave, and Never Give Up!

On Wednesday, May 20th, the grade 1’s, 2’s and 3’s had some very special visitors. Kevin Myran is an aboriginal story teller who works with the Toronto Council Fire and runs a program called “Little Embers”. He told Madame Martin that he would love to come to Crestwood, meet the kids, and talk to them

Our Kids and Technology

At a very early age, our kids are getting introduced and exposed to technology and social media and the challenges they present.  As parents, we need to be educated and aware of what’s out there, so we can help our children navigate this new world; keeping them safe while they explore all technology has to

Dr. Russell Returns

Dears Parents, On Wednesday January 21 at 7:30, the CSPA is sponsoring Dr. Alex Russell to come and speak to all parents about “Helping Kids Thrive in Anxious Times”. I was able to hear Dr. Russell speak at Crestwood a few years ago and he was great. Both my husband and myself thought his presentation

Dr. Alex Russell Returns

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Alex Russell will once again be returning to Crestwood School to speak to parents about THAT BIG BAD WORLD: HELPING KIDS THRIVE IN ANXIOUS TIMES. Anxiety disorders among children are on the rise: More medications are being prescribed, new disorders such as “school refusal” are appearing and, even

Bullying by Anthony McLean

Anthony McLean is an actor and speaker based in Toronto. He has presented at hundreds of schools from Eastern Canada to South Australia and on Friday he visited Crestwood School. He spoke to the entire student body in two separate talks. This Primary Division presentation gives students a good grasp of what bullying is: When

Soaring through Science

Last week the Grade 6 students enjoyed a visit from The Scientists in the school as they explored the science behind powered and unpowered flight. They further discovered the properties of air and the principles of flight through hands on group activities. These science experts guided the students through the forces of flight by coordinating parachute drops, measuring human

Got Milk?

JK, SK, and Grade One enjoyed an interactive, informative and fun presentation by the Dairy Farmers of Ontario.  Each class learned about the various aspects of the Dairy industry.  JK’s learned about Dairy goodness and making the most of milk.  SK’s learned about careers in the dairy industry.  The Grade Ones learned about the process

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

Grade 3 Meets Daisy

The Grade 3 classes had a visit from the Milk Marketing Board this past Monday.  A Dairy Farmer representative came into Crestwood School with her pet cow Daisy.  Daisy the inflatable cow demonstrated how cows are milked and we learned that each cow can produce 30L of milk per day…that’s a lot of delicious milk!

Mr. Jull’s class explores Native Canadian culture

On Tuesday afternoon, Mr. Jull’s Canadian Literature class welcomed Jennifer Jones and Walter Lindstone, two guest speakers from the Native Canadian Cultural Centre’s Aboriginal Education Outreach Program. The class explores issues of Canadian identity, and the guest speakers addressed how Canadian identity fits into a Native-Canadian perspective. Ms. Jones and Mr. Lindstone shared their personal

Guest Speaker: Marina Nemat

One of Crestwood’s more popular co-curicular clubs is YARRD (Youth against Racial and Religious Discrimination); it is a student-founded club, moderated by Mr. Masters, that was created to provide students with opportunities to exercise their social conscience and to develop a sense of social justice. One of the ways in which YARRD does this is