CPC Oral History Project – Gordon B. Smith

Gordon B. Smith was born in the east end of Toronto on February 25th, 1924. He attended Eastern Commerce, but left to enter the workforce before graduating. When the war came, Gord was eager to follow his older brother’s example, and joined up right as soon as he was able. He spent a year doing


  Dear Parents, Our last week of February was a great one at Crestwood School. Luckily, the huge amounts of snowfall made for lots of fun recess play. Students are settling back into school routine, and are engaging in lots of exciting learning opportunities in their classrooms.  On Tuesday, we celebrated Pink Shirt Day! The

Pink Shirt Day

  Tuesday February 23rd was Pink Shirt Day at Crestwood School.  It was wonderful to see so many Crestwood students wearing pink to send a very important message about bullying. Pink shirts are worn as a symbol and as recognition that bullying will not be tolerated at Crestwood School.

Pink Shirt Day at CPC

Wednesday February 24th was National Pink Shirt Day.  Whether on zoom or at the school it was great to see so many Crestwood students wearing pink to send a very important message about bullying.  Pink shirts are worn as a symbol and as recognition that bullying will not be tolerated at Crestwood.  Even Roary wore

Grade 12 Yearbook Quotes

Attention Grade 12s graduating this June! Graduation quote submissions for the yearbook are now available using the following google form. Yearbook quotes are due on March 5, 2021. A graduation quote is a quote that is meaningful to you in some way. It can be inspirational, motivational, sentimental or something that you would like to be remembered

Course Selection

Just a reminder that the deadline to submit course selection choices for the new school year is Thursday March 4, 2021. Grade 9-12 Course Selection: All grade 8-11 students are to submit their high school course selection choices online through: XELLO. Grade 8 Course Selection: All grade 7 students are to submit their grade 8 course selection choices

Thank You

  Thank you to all parents, guardians, students and staff for participating in our EduSafe App rollout. The safety of our students and staff has always been of the utmost importance and is only possible with complete community cooperation. We appreciate your continued support. * If your child is not attending school on a particular

Gr2 Read-A-Long

The Grade 2 classes had a wonderful time reading for the MS Read-A-Thon! We are all thrilled to support such an important cause! –Ms Ingram, Ms Mandel and Ms Robinson 

CPC Oral History Project – Rod White

Rod White was born February 16, 1925 in Trenton, Ontario.  Rod’s father died when he was only four, and some of his early memories are of his mother struggling to raise her seven children in difficult economic times. Rod left school after Grade 8, going to work and helping to support the family. Work took

CPC School Nurse: Information on Masks

To the Crestwood Preparatory College Community: We have been doing such a great job upholding all COVID-19 safety precautions. I’d like to remind everyone of the importance of masks and how to remove them. We know that COVID-19 can spread through our respiratory droplets. With the new, more contagious variants, we need to continue our

Catapult Challenge in 3A

3A participated in a Valentine Catapult Challenge this week. We explored different ways to build catapults using simple materials and launched valentine candy as our projectiles. Both Lila and Xavier made catapults that launched their heart candy 400 cm or 4 m across our classroom. Try this challenge at home. Google “how to make a


  Dear Parents, What a wild first week back at school! We were so thrilled we were able to welcome the students back to school, and with a fresh, thick coat of snow on the ground too! It was so wonderful to see the students back in their classrooms, with their friends, out at recess,

Canadian Open Math Contest (COMC)

In November, members of the Problem Solving Club participated in the Canadian Open Math Contest.  Run by the Canadian Math Society, the COMC encourages students to explore, discover, and learn more about mathematics and problem-solving. The following students achieved a Performance with Distinction certificate for ranking in the top 25% of contestants: Alex Chen Danny

Happy, Happy, Happy!

Grade 1A and 1B would like to wish everyone a Very Happy Lunar New Year as well as a Very Happy Valentine’s Day! We did so many great activities to explore these holidays including a valentine candy experiment!  Please enjoy our Chinese dragons and Valentine artwork. We are all looking very forward to being back at

Creative Comics

  This week in French class, the Grade 5 students created comics to show what they have been learning in their unit on Sports and activities. –Windy Charles  

Black History Month Poem by Ms. Williams

Black History Month Poem written by Ms. Williams, one of our teachers.  Ms. Kim Williams teaches Phys. Ed. and World Issues.  This is a poem about what Black History month means to her. It outlines the struggles Black people have faced, but it also focuses on a brighter future and brighter tomorrows because of positivity. Please

CPC Oral History Project – Stanley Grizzle

Stanley Grizzle was born in Toronto in 1918, to Jamaican parents who immigrated to Canada in 1911. He grew up in downtown Toronto, where he attended Prince Edward School and later Harbord Collegiate.  He became a railway porter at the age of 22 to help support his family. In 1938 he became involved in the

Guidance News (Feb. 11)

Course Selection (2021-2022): Grade 9-12: All grade 8-11 students are to submit their high school course selection choices online through: XELLO Grade 8: All grade 7 students are to submit their grade 8 course selection choices through the SchoolAdmin portal The deadline to submit course selection choices for the new school year is Thursday March 4, 2021 Resources: Grade 8 Course Selection Grade 9 Course Selection Grade 10 Course Selection Grade 11 Course Selection Grade 12 Course Selection CPC Course Selection

Annual Poetry in Voice Competition

On Monday, February 9th, the English Department held its annual—but first ever virtual— Poetry in Voice competition! We had the pleasure of viewing recitations created and performed by our five talented finalists over Zoom. A huge thank you to our finalists, Limona Haas, Olivia Cormier, Kaitlyn Tran and Beatrice Park, and CONGRATULATIONS to Amy McCulloch

Get Your Red, White and Pink On!

The Grade 3’s had a Red, White and Pink Theme Day to celebrate Valentine’s Day.  We got together with all of our friends to play a few games.  We participated in a “Find the Gnome” challenge, “Reveal the Valentine Picture” multiplication games, and enjoyed giggling at some “Heartfelt Would You Rather” questions.  We all hope


  Dear Parents, This is it! You have done it!  We have done it together! We have come to the end of Zoom school and the students are finally going back to school on Tuesday! We would like to congratulate all the students for showing up for school everyday and for always trying their best

Raptors Virtual Training Series

  Dear basketball enthusiasts, Raptors Virtual Training Series presented by Maple Leaf Foods is a high definition on-demand series of basketball skill development videos for boys and girls, ages 7-17 of all skill levels. Watch on any device and follow along as our Raptors Development Staff and Special Guests bring you their ENERGY and coach

Nathaniel Adams (’24): Soul on Ice

Soul on Ice is a documentary that tells the story of the contributions of black people to the game of ice hockey.  Written and produced by Damon Kwame Mason the documentary features hockey legends Wayne Simmonds, Joel Ward, Trevor Daley, Mike Marson, Tony McKegney and five-time NHL Stanley Cup Winner Grant Fuhr.  But this documentary

Elijah Fisher (’23) on Breakfast Television

Elijah Fisher featured on Breakfast Television This past Tuesday February 9th, Crestwood’s Elijah Fisher and his father Rohan Fisher were featured on Breakfast television.  If you missed the interview you can watch it on the following link; https://www.bttoronto.ca/videos/meet-16-year-old-basketball-phenom-elijah-fisher/

Black History Month: Hosted by USports

Black History Month is being hosted by USports: USPORTS Conversations, is a live event celebrating Black History Month featuring several prominent Black personalities with ties to university sports in Canada, was announced on Wednesday, and is set to take place on Tuesday, Feb. 16.  Hosted by NBA TV Canada / Toronto Raptors personality and Maple