Thursday | January 23, 2020

Skip It Campaign

  Hot chocolate after skating; a Happy Meal at McDonald’s; pizza night; a new video game: Crestwood students are skipping their hearts out in support of Neema International!  The Community Service students have been hard at work, promoting this initiative and collecting the House Colour leaves that document what we’ve been skipping. There’s one week left

U12 Hockey Result @RSGC

  The U12 hockey squad was topped by the Royal St. Georges College Knights on Tuesday by a score of 5-3, including an empty-netter. We started slowly and fell behind 2-0 in the first five minutes. A rising wrister by Ben Maharaj brought us to within one before first year forward Andy Huang tied it

Please Choose to Accept Our Mindfulness Mission

  Mrs. Badler is on a mission in the Kindergarten classrooms. Every Day 1, Mrs. B teaches the kindergarten children all about mindfulness. Mrs. B and the children collaborated this morning on a very important mission:  Make it your MISSION to make others happy today! Let’s all make it Crestwood’s mission to make others happy!

Bball Blue Cougars Corral Mustangs

The U12 boys ‘Blue’ bballers played their first game earlier this week and boy what a game they had! It was hard to hold back our lads as they defeated the Moncrest Mustangs by a score 26-4. Congrats to all members for their effort and we look forward to your game versus Sterling Hall School

May the Force Be With You!

This week, our grade 3 students welcomed a real life scientist to teach us all about Forces. We made predictions and used our observation skills. We used catapults and Newton meters to measure forces. We also learned about the importance of seat belts through a hands-on experiment with toy cars. Our exploration of magnetism and

Battling the Blues

The U12 hockey team turned in another great effort yesterday against the UCC Blues grade 6 team. The first period was a bit of a sleeper and we fell behind by a 2-0 score. We woke up in the second and matched the speed and intensity of our leagues best team. The score was 4-1

Environment Crestwood

  Leading up to the Holiday Break our grade two students were learning about the weather in French class. They learned how to read a thermometer by practicing their numbers in French, as well as participate in various games and activities in order to understand how to describe the weather using negative and affirmative sentences.

Burgerball 2020

  Dear Parents, On Tuesday Jan. 7th, all basketball players from Grades 4 through 6 are invited to attend our seventh Annual Crestwood Co-ed Basketball Event at Crestwood Preparatory College. Competitors will take part in an exciting multi-grade exhibition basketball game and skills competition starting at approx. 4pm. During half time the Lower School will

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

Cookbook Contributions

  The Parents’ Association would like to thank everyone who contributed their favourite family recipes to our Crestwood Cookbook. We received 100% participation from two classes: 2B and 6C. Both groups received a free pizza lunch earlier today. Congratulations to all students and your teachers. The completed cookbook will be ready for distribution in the

“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

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

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

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

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

Grade 3 Science Centre Adventures

The Grade 3’s visited the Ontario Science Centre this week to assess the effects of strong and stable structures on society and the environment.  We already know that a structure is a supporting framework, with a definite size, shape, and purpose, that holds a load.  At the Science center we identified structures in the natural

Holiday Concert

  Unfortunately, our annual Holiday Concert which was scheduled for December 11th at the Toronto Centre for the Arts is cancelled. As most of you are aware, Ms. Davies was absent from school for a considerable amount of time this fall dealing with a family emergency in Ottawa. This resulted in us not having adequate

Choosing Canada

Why do people come to Canada? Grade 6 students have been asking that question this term during the Choosing Canada Immigration unit in Social Studies. Students in 6D and 6E interviewed an immigrant–a classmate, a family member, a teacher, a family friend–to discover the factors that led the interviewee to move here, as well as

News and Notes

Reminder to parents to please submit all recipes for the Cookbook by the Nov 20th Deadline. Any class, which has 100% participation, will get a Pizza lunch paid for by the CSPA and all entries will be eligible for a free book. Click here to view our digital form.  also Any parents who purchased Teacher

Historic Halloween

A little bit of teamwork goes a long way! Last week Mr. Cooper and Ms. Romanenko put their heads (and masks) together along with the House Heads, Art Committee and Art Classes to create a unique and exciting Halloween experience. Reviving the Crestwood haunted house with some classic frights the team also included some spooky

Structures: Stable And Strong

Today, the Grade 3’s built their knowledge of structural strength and stability as junior engineers. We investigated how the strength of a material can be altered by its shape. As engineers, we created structures and learned the impact of the forces acting upon them. Finally, we were faced with the challenge to design, build and test a bridge.

Flag Football Fun

This Wednesday, the Crestwood Flag Football team made their debut in the CIS Flag Football tournament. The team was up against it, as they were competing against U14 teams, including two from the upper school! However, they did not let this phase them and the team played with great courage and determination to compete. The

Book Before Tuesday

Parent Teacher bookings come to a close on Tuesday @3PM. If you have not yet booked a time to meet with your child’s homeroom teacher please do so soon. Specialty teachers will be available in their classrooms all day for any parents who have questions/concerns or would just like to say hello. In order to

Book Fair Fantastic!

Thank you to all of the volunteers who made the book fair one of our best ever! A special thank you to book fair coordinators Hayley Wine and  Alison Waldenberg. They were here all day every day and the fair definitely couldn’t run without them!  It’s a “win-win” fundraiser:  the children get books and the

Edsby Access

  Parent Teacher conferences are right around the corner. We will send out instructions next week on how to book your P/T meeting through your Crestwood Edsby Account. You must have access to your Edsby account in order to successfully schedule your appointment. If you require assistance with your Crestwood Edsby account please email

Focus on Our Environment!

This week, the Eco-Team members attended the Planet in Focus Film Festival at the Art Gallery of Ontario. We watched several environmental short films exploring important topics such as marine biology and ocean clean up efforts, endangered species and habitat preservation, environmental activism, and creative ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle. We also participated in