Wednesday | November 20, 2019

Guidance News (Nov. 15)

OUAC: Ontario University Applications This week the grade 12 students started their Ontario university applications A full break down of the seminar can be found at the following link: The grade 12s are encouraged to review their choices with their parents/guardians and submit payment once complete Any students interested in completing an out-of-province application (ex. UBC,

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

Sports Roundup Nov. 15th

The Crestwood Junior Boys Basketball team put on a show Wednesday afternoon with an 89-31 victory over St. Mike’s. The Lions got off to a quick start and never looked back, leading 28-5 after the 1st quarter and 57-10 at halftime. It was a complete team effort on both the offensive and defensive end, with

Veterans Visit CPC on Remembrance Day

November 11th:  Crestwood students were privileged to meet with several veterans on Remembrance Day.  This is a day that all Canadians honour and think about the many veterans who have made sacrifices for Canada during times of war.  Crestwood is committed to making all veterans feel special.  To show our gratitude to the Canadians who

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 Your Parent-Teacher Conferences Before Nov. 19th

Report Cards have been completed and mailed out. Information regarding the Parent-Teacher Conferences and instructions on how to book a time-slot will be included with the reports. All interview bookings will take place through Edsby ( The ability to book appointments will be open on Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 at 9 am and will be open until Tuesday, November 19th,

Guidance News (Nov. 7)

Ontario University Applications (OUAC) The Guidance team will be completing the following OUAC seminars next week with the grade 12s: Wednesday November 13th (Day 8) McCluskey – Period 3 McCluskey – Period 4 Thursday November 14th (Day 1) Jull – Period 2 Jull – Period 3 Jull – Period 5 If any grade 12 students do not

Flag Football Tournament

Flag Football Tournament (Upper School Boys + Girls): see photos! We had an excellent turnout for CPC’s first annual U14 Flag Football Tournament on November 6th.  Clear, sunny weather helped take the chill out of the air and the day long event was a great success.  A heartfelt thank you to all of the staff

Sr. Girls Basketball Claim CISAA Championship

Coach Gill and Coach Herbert would like to take the time to congratulate the Sr. Girls Basketball Team who competed in their CISAA semi-final against Appleby and championship game against Villanova College yesterday.   The girls defended their title in a nail-biting game and in the last minutes were able to come out on top. Well

PA Evening Meeting

Parents’ Association Evening Meeting – November 21. PA Pre-Interview Gathering on Thursday 21st from 5:30pm to 6:25pm in the Boardroom…all welcome Our next PA meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 21 at 5:30 p.m.  Parents who are interested, but can’t attend our morning meetings may be able to take this opportunity to join us.  It’s

Sports Roundup (Nov. 7th)

This past weekend the Sr Girls Prep Basketball Team travelled to Montreal to participate in the Ecole Secondaire Saint-Laurent annual Showcase.  The entire weekend was physically demanding for every member of the team.  Our Lady Lions came in as the showcase favourites and they did not disapoint winning each game with a margin of 24

Art Department Reveals 2019 School Play

The Arts Department revealed the school play during the Halloween assembly.  This year’s play will be the slapstick whodunit comedy, Clue!  Auditions will be Monday, November 4th and Tuesday, November 5th in the drama room (110).  There are sign up sheets on the drama news bulletin board outside room 108.  If anyone has any questions,

Guidance News (Nov. 1st)

Your Degree @ UBC Your Degree @ UBC, presented in Toronto, is your opportunity to learn more about why UBC might be the right fit for you At the event, students and their parents will hear about student life inside and outside of the classroom on their two beautiful campuses You’ll also learn about their academic

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

Sports Round-Up: Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer

On October 30th, the U-14 Girls Basketball team played their final 2 games of the season. The first game was against Havergal. The girls played a great team game, controlling the possession and inevitably with strong offensive play beating Haveruygal by a score of 43-18.  By winning, the girls went to the finals against TFS. 

Winter Athletic Tryouts

Winter athletic tryouts begin next week, please see schedule below for tryout dates and times. U14 (Grade 7-8) Teams U14 Boys D1 Basketball – Mr. John Woldue Tryout #1 – Mon. Nov. 4 – 7:00-8:00am Tryout #2 – Thurs. Nov. 7 – 3:30-4:30pm U14 Boys DIII Basketball – Mr. Mark Pagano Tryout #1 – Fri.

Halloween at CPC

This past Thursday, October 31st, Crestwood Staff and Students fully embraced the Halloween spirit.  Our Halloween assembly included a “Costume Runway Fashion Show” and a variety of other activities that allowed students to demonstrate their Halloween enthusiasm. Come see our Halloween Photos, click to view!

Spooky Sweet Success

The Parents’ Association Hallowe’en Bake Sale was eerily good thanks to the enthusiastic support of students, staff and parents.  Everyone enjoyed the colourful, creepy and delicious treats provided by our Crestwood parents.  Thank you to Lisa Bloom and her team of volunteers for this delicious event.  Click to see more photos!

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

Recipe Wrap-Up!

Reminder to parents to submit recipes for the Crestwood cookbook. Any class, which has 100% participation, will get a Pizza lunch paid for by the CSPA. All cookbook submissions will be eligible to win a free cookbook. The cookbook deadline is Wednesday, November 20th. Click here to view our digital form.  Any questions, please contact or

Fantastic Fall Athletes!

Congratulations to all of our fall athletic teams for fantastic regular seasons and for making the playoffs.  All playoff schedules have now been updated in Edsby.   U14 Girls Basketball – finished first place in the league, going undefeated. Playoff – Monday Oct. 28 @ CPC – 3:30pm Championships – Wed. Oct. 30 @ Branksome Hall

Guidance News (Oct. 25)

Post-Secondary Presentations @ Crestwood As we head into the month of November, the Guidance team would like to remind all grade 12s of the final university presentations happening at Crestwood during senior lunch: Monday October 28 – University of Toronto – St. George  Tuesday October 29 – Wilfrid Laurier University  Wednesday October 30 – Queen’s University  Although not mandatory,

Yearbook Excellence

At the close of the school year, every student is given the gift of a school yearbook. The yearbook is a publication that reflects the events and lives of our students and teachers during their school year. A memory book to keep forever.   Our Crestwood 2019 school yearbook recently won an award. A banner and commemorative plaque were

Bicycle Donations

  Gears Bike Shop has partnered with Natasha Bomba at Hope Ignited to help her collect a shipping container full of bicycles. The goal is to accumulate 450 bikes for Zambia. Together with the Morning Glory Cycling Club, The LapDogs Cycling Club and our Gears Staff, we hope to have this container filled very quickly. How can