Thursday | April 9, 2020

Carnaval de Crestwood

  This Thursday (March 5th) in the traditions of old, the Crestwood students will be taking part of their day to celebrate the Carnaval de Crestwood which is a nod to the traditions of the Carnaval de Quebec (and French Canadian culture). The Québec Winter Carnival is the oldest of the winter festivals that are held each

AOM – Leyli Shakeri-Rad

  Congratulations to our Artist of the Month Leyli Shakeri-Rad. Leyli is inspired by her own life experiences and likes to spend time in nature. She enjoys working with different colours and appreciates the time it takes to create quality art. She is a valued and active Art Committee member.  Leyli’s creations are on display

Fill Your Own Cup

  On Monday, Primary and Junior students attended assemblies presented by the Youth Wellness Network. The theme was “Fill Your Own Cup,” with speaker Carine sharing with students a cornerstone of emotional well being: looking inward to identify and value what makes them unique. Students were encouraged to capitalize on their special qualities by using

Bon appetit!

  The Kindergarten classes all enjoyed Pancake Tuesday!  We love to bring cooking into the classroom. We used our senses while cooking the pancakes.  We saw the pancakes, we smelled the pancakes, we heard the butter sizzling on the pan, we touched the pancakes, and finally, we tasted the pancakes!  That was the best part! Did you know that cooking with children provides practical

Spring Training Around the Corner

  A big thank you to all of our student/athletes, coaches and parents for a very successful Winter Sports season. It is a short but busy schedule with plenty of travel and your commitment and cooperation is recognized and appreciated. We have a short break before we will be warming up for our Spring Sports

Full Day Orton-Gillingham Camp – June 22-26th

  Looking for a fun-filled summer camp to help your child enhance decoding, encoding, comprehension and writing skills? We are offering a FULL DAY, one week, Orton-Gillingham based language arts camp from June 22-26, 9am to 3pm.  Students will learn strategies in a multisensory manner using fun themes. Registration is on a first come first

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!

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

Girls Volleyball Mini Tournaments 

  This week the U 12 Girls Volleyball Team participated in 2 mini tournaments. Our first tournament was hosted right here at Crestwood School. Our team served, volleyed and bumped for two hours winning our first game of the season. We also travelled to Havergal on Thursday to play in another round robin. Our girls

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

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

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

‘Skip It’ Campaign Wraps on Tuesday

  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. We have a few

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

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

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