Gimme Shelter

  Our 4A class has been exploring the beautiful forest around Crestwood as part of our habitats unit in Science. The students have been investigating local plant and animal life, finding various wildlife shelters and learning about the food chains that exist right here in our community. –Katie Maalouf  


  Dear Parents, Congratulations to everyone on completing Week 3 of our 2020/2021 school year! It has been so wonderful to watch new friendships forming, see students engaging with new activities both in and out of the classroom, and to top it all off, we’ve had nothing but beautiful weather each day! In the Primary


We would like to thank everyone for your patience and participation with the COVID-19 pre-screening. We have almost completed the transition to Edusafe.  Please note that beginning October 1st we will only accept EduSafe at any point of entry. If you cannot find your initial invitation email for EduSafe, you can still set up your account by

Terry Fox School Run Starts Next Week

Next week Crestwood will participate in Terry Fox runs and walks. Download the free app “Strava” to record your run or walk. Once you download Strava,  spelled: S.T.R.A.V.A.   to your phone, choose “Clubs” then join the “Crestwood Running Club”. Now you are all set to record your runs and walks for the week. We

Ice Hockey Skills and Drills Begins Next Week

Attention all hockey players!  We will begin on-ice skills and drills next week.  We have ice available for all those interested on the following dates: Tuesday October 6 Thurs. October 7 Tuesday October 13 Thursday October 15 Friday October 16 Tuesday October 20 Thursday October 22 Friday October 23 Tuesday October 27 Thursday October 29

Extracurricular Clubs

The following clubs are up and running at Crestwood.  Clubs are a great way for kids to get to know others, as well as build skills that enrich their academic curriculum, build life skills, and improve resume experiences.  Please see below for information on clubs;   Kids Lit Quiz team – Grade 7 (some 8’s)

Guidance News (Sept. 25)

Virtual Post-Secondary Information Night (Gr. 11 & 12) Thank you to all of the families that tuned into the Post-Secondary Information Evening For access to the presentation please access the link here:    Advanced Placement (AP) Program Those students who are interested in participating in the AP program at Crestwood this year are encouraged

Lost Library Books

  Hi all Many students still have books from before the March Break.  Hopefully the books were enjoyed over and over again while all of us were stuck at home!  There are hundreds of books still out there.  They are easily recognizable as they have a spine label as well as a Crestwood barcode.  Please have

Toonie Tuesday

  Toonie Tuesday is next week on Tuesday, September 29th. Please be reminded that students are required to contribute a toonie in order to wear casual clothes (non-uniform) on these special days. Homeroom teachers will collect these toonies and all monies will be used to fund our “Crestwood Cares” community service initiatives. Thank you for your

Confidential Info Updates?

  Dear Parents Please let us know if there are any changes that we need to add to your child’s confidential information. If all information remains the same as that submitted over the summer there is no need to click below. Click here to update your info. Thank you for your cooperation.

Media Consent Form – Please Complete

  At Crestwood School we value using our social media pages to grow our online community. These media platforms have allowed parents, extended family, friends and alumni to view what makes Crestwood School so special. We hope that you and your family will join us in celebrating our Crestwood community. Please take a moment to

Hello Crestwood Community!

  My name is Brandi Taylor and I am taking over for Kathleen Davies for the 20/21 school year. I graduated from Queen’s University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Education and a Bachelor of Music. I have been teaching in the Durham District School Board for the last two years and am looking forward

House Cup – Here We Come!

  Despite many hurdles in the way, last Friday the House Heads initiated the race for the house cup and the search for a new 2020/2021 Crestwood house champion! Things began with the first House Colour Day where students were able to let everyone see their house spirit by showing off their house colour clothes!

Let It Rain!

  With rain forecast for the coming week we want to remind all parents and students to arrive at school dressed and ready for the changing seasonal weather. Come dressed in rain boots to keep those socks and feet dry and a rain jacket. All Physical Education classes and recess periods will take place outside

Crestwood Staff Parking

  Please note the parking map below. The spots shaded in red are the only visitor parking spots. If you are required to come to school for any reason please park in this designated area.  If these spots are occupied you may park in the Glendon parking lot. Parking at Glendon is complimentary until further

Allergy Alert

  Crestwood School is a nut-free environment. As some of you may be aware, there are children in our school who are allergic to peanuts, pine nuts, tree nuts, and other kinds of nuts. This allergy can cause an anaphylactic reaction – meaning the airway can close up and cause breathing to stop. Given that

Guidance News

Summer School Courses If your son or daughter completed a course outside of Crestwood this summer, please take a moment to email their final report card to Ms. De Cata ( or Ms. Somerville ( as soon as possible   Virtual Post-Secondary Information Evening (Gr. 11 & 12) Please join us online on Thursday September

Advanced Placement (AP) Program

Those students who are interested in participating in the AP program at Crestwood this year are encouraged to complete the online form and payment by Friday, October 2, 2020  If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to stop by the Guidance office or email Ms. De Cata at

Crestwood Spiritwear is Back!!!!

Visit our online school store to purchase Crestwood sweatshirts, t-shirts, hats, track pants, water bottles, and more.  All items can be purchased online and will be delivered to the school for pickup.  Please visit the site below and use the password; crestwood12 (case sensitive).


  Dear Parents, We are thrilled to have finished our first full week of the 2020/2021 school year. Students, teachers and parents have all done a fabulous job adjusting to the new routines and procedures, and school life is feeling (almost) normal again!  We want to send a HUGE thank you to our teachers who

Lost Library Books

  Hi all Many students still have books from before the March Break.  Hopefully the books were enjoyed over and over again while all of us were stuck at home!  Please have a look around for them and send them back to school as soon as possible. Thank you. –Lara Bafaro, Teacher/Librarian

Ryder Fogel ’22 Runs to Raise Funds

Grade 11 Crestwood student Ryder Fogel (’22) is to be commended on an outstanding accomplishment this summer.  Ryder and 5 of his friends were disappointed when their final summer at camp was canceled, but instead of dwelling on a bad situation, they decided to make a difference.  Together the 6 boys decided to run from

Terry Fox School Run

This year Crestwood will be celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Marathon of Hope by participating in the Terry Fox School Run.  Throughout the last week of September, we will be completing live-run/walks in Physical Education classes or students can participate virtually in a run/walk.  The Marathon of Hope not only honours the legacy of

Artist Exploration

  Hundreds of years ago, before the invention of cameras, explorers took artists with them on long voyages to draw the many exciting things they discovered. We don’t need to travel many miles by sea or train to be an artist explorer. These treasures were found right outside of our school doors! –Anya Romanenko  

Online Learning for Sick Students

  Dear Parents, Thank you for your continued support and cooperation in screening your child(ren) each morning for COVID symptoms. We know it is not easy to keep your child at home for symptoms such as headaches and runny noses, however, this is imperative to the health and safety of all students and staff. Please

Meet the Teacher: Stephanie Letham

Meet the Teacher:  Stephanie Letham Subject:  Math Grades:   9 – 10 Stephanie Letham grew up in Kawartha Lakes as a triplet with a brother and sister.  She also has 2 stepbrothers and a stepsister. In her spare time, Stephanie reads a lot of fiction.  She plays volleyball, when she can and walks and plays with