Dear Parents, Monday was probably the most beautiful day this week!  As we drove down the hill we could see all the trees covered in fresh snow and it was like driving in a winter wonderland. The students were so excited to go out for recess where they enjoyed building snowmen, snow forts, making

What’s the Matter?

The grade 5 classes enjoyed a virtual Scientist in the School this week. They explored states of matter and physical and chemical changes through experimentation. They especially loved creating a chemical change using red cabbage powder, vitamin C, baking soda, epsom salts and water! The students had a wonderful time and really showed off their

Let It Snow!

  It’s the most wonderful time of the year…….SKA enjoyed the first snowfall of the year! ️ We made forts in the snow!  It’s a great day to be in SKA !    xo  SKA 

Veep Beep

  Three months into the school year and our new drop off and pick up routine seems to be running smoothly. The majority of parents and guardians are to be commended for diligently following the school’s procedures and showing courtesy and patience, particularly during the busy pick-up times.  Zone 2 Drop off in AM The drop-off area

CPC’s Virtual Festival of Arts & Technology

Dear Crestwood Preparatory College Community: The Festival of the Arts & Technology evenings have traditionally been an amazing way to celebrate Crestwood Art, Music, Drama, and Technology by showcasing CPC student’s abilities as we transform our hallways into a display of talent and creativity.  Unfortunately, we will not be able to gather at the school this

CPC Webinar: Building Community Resilience in a Time of Chaos

The Crestwood Guidance department is pleased to invite you to the upcoming webinar: “Building Community Resilience in a Time of Chaos,” presented by clinical Social Work/Therapist, Tim Sitt. Please see below for more details: Due to the global pandemic, students are experiencing significant struggles related to their wellbeing. The upcoming webinar will provide tools and strategies

Holiday of Hope

Thank you to so many of you that have made generous donations to our Holiday of Hope already.  As we shift to online learning for the next week we understand that dropping off donations is more difficult.  We have been in contact with the Children’s Aid Society and they have given us an extension until

Phillipina Kyei (’21) is Spectacular at CPC

It’s only been two months since Phillipina has joined the Crestwood Prep women’s basketball program, but in that time she has been nothing short of spectacular.  In that short time she was able to garner scholarship offers from several of the NCAA’s top 25 programs.  The support of our coaching staff and the guidance of her

Meet the Teacher: Lisa Belanger

Meet the Teacher:  Lisa Belanger Subject:  Visual Arts, ESL & Classical Civilization Grades:   7 – 12 Ms. Belanger grew up in a very loving home in Scarborough. She has one older brother and continues to be very close to her family.  She went to Wexford School of the Arts, which is located not far from Crestwood.

Calling on Artists for Yearbook Committee

Calling all Crestwood Artists! The Yearbook Committee is inviting all CPC Students (gr. 7-12) to enter their artwork in our Yearbook Cover Contest. The top two winning submissions will be displayed on the front and back cover of the 2020-2021 Yearbook, and the remaining finalists will have their work appear throughout the book! Submissions should


  Dear Parents, This week at school was another one filled with much learning and growing.  On Tuesday evening we hosted Emma Fogel, who is a pediatric social worker, and she shared with us how to shift and refrain the way we view stress or anxiety so that it is helpful to us, rather than

Guidance News (Nov. 20th)

What’s Next? All grade 12s now have access to their post-secondary applications (Ontario, Canada, US and abroad). It is important that they take the time to populate, review and submit these applications over the next few weeks. The major dates and deadlines are listed below: Ontario Universities • December 7, 2020 (Crestwood Deadline) • January

Crestwood Gives -Holiday of Hope

Crestwood Gives – Holiday of Hope There is only one week left of our Holiday of Hope initiative.   So far the donations have been slow but we are hopeful that next week we will see a lot more gifts coming in.  There are so many people in need of our help, this year more than ever.  The

Youth Against Racial and Religious Discrimination Club

On Thursday November 19th, grade 12 students in Mr. Hawkins Challenge and Change in Society class, along with members of the Youth Against Racial and Religious Discrimination club were lucky to be visited (via Zoom) by Mr. Farley Flex. In addition to being a major name in Canadian entertainment, Mr. Flex is an anti-racism educator

Anti-Bullying Week at CPC

This week it was great to see so many CPC students and staff getting involved in Anti-Bullying activities going on throughout the week.  We kicked off the week with Odd Sock Day. Odd Sock Day was started in England a few years ago to send the message that we are all unique in our own

Did you know…

  Tigers love water because it helps them cool down when they are hot. Max, R Sharks have fins and they use them to break tiny pieces of coral. Cosimo  Frogs have webbed feet to swim really fast in water. Aaron  The black mamba can grow up to 2.97 meters long.  Sebastian The polar bear

The Clean Machine

  Wear a mask.  Wash your hands.  Keep a safe distance.  Yes, we have heard it over and over again. These simple measures have proven to be essential in keeping our community safe over the past number of months. However, behind the scenes, we go to great lengths to make sure our school is as

Meet the Teacher: Nicole Reinsma

Meet the Teacher:  Nicole Reinsma Subject:  English and Drama Grades:   7 – 10 Ms. Reinsma grew up in the countryside of Bowmanville, Ontario.  Her father works for a tech company, but Nicole took after her mother, who is also a grade 7/8 teacher. She is thankful that she is close to her two brothers; so

CSPA Meeting Minutes

The CSPA would like to thank all of the parents who were able to join us for our recent virtual CSPA meeting. For those who were unable to attend the meeting we are providing the meeting minutes and access to the Zoom recording for the meeting. We will update the school community in advance of

CPC’s Jay Lu (’20) on CBC Radio

Crestwood Preparatory College is very of our very own Grade 11 student, Jay Lu.  Jay was interviewed on CBC radio’s Metro Morning show on Wednesday.  Please listen to Jay and WW2 veteran Bert Shinwell chat with Ismaila Alfa here:

Guidance News (Nov. 12th)

UBC & McGill Application Seminar The Guidance department will be hosting an online seminar for those students who are interested in applying to UBC and McGill University on Monday November 16 at senior lunch Both Ms. Somerville and Ms. De Cata will walk students through the step-by-step application process via zoom On Monday November 16,

Meet the Teacher:  Anthony Mariano

Meet the Teacher:  Anthony Mariano Subject:  Music Grades:   7 – 12 Mr. Mariano was  born in Montreal and spent his formative years in Houston, before moving to Toronto for most of his elementary years and all of high school. He moved to Montreal to attend McGill and has returned to Toronto since. Anthony is a

Crestwood Gives

Crestwood Gives Next week we’ll be kicking off our Crestwood Gives initiative.  There are so many people in need of our help, this year more than ever.  The Crestwood community has always been amazingly supportive of these initiatives and we strongly believe that it is important to teach our students about the importance of helping


  Dear Parents, While it was a short week with students in school enjoying the glorious warm weather, we still managed to squeeze in some important events! Thank you to the admin team of the CSPA for hosting the first ZOOM CSPA meeting this past Tuesday. We were so pleased by the exceptional turnout, and

P/T ZOOM Meetings

  We simply wanted to take a minute to thank all of our parents for booking and attending your teacher conferences yesterday. It was a very busy day with over 650 overall meetings being booked through our Edsby system. The feedback from both teachers and parents has been overwhelmingly positive. As always, thank you for

CPC’s Annual Remembrance Day Commemoration

Like Canadians from coast-to-coast, Crestwood observed Remembrance Day this past Wednesday.  It is a time when we come together as a community to remember the sacrifices that previous generations have made in building this country.  This year, we adapted and held our ceremony virtually, and it was shown as a film to teachers and students,

Peer Tutoring Now Available

We are pleased to announce that the Peer Tutoring service is now available for students requiring some assistance with their academic courses.  We have carefully selected several grade 9-12 students with proficient academics to provide this service.  Tutoring is available to students in all grades from 7-12.  Sessions will take place over Zoom to adhere

Anti-Bullying Week

Next week is Anti-bullying week at Crestwood.  We have several initiatives planned for the week to raise awareness for this important issue.  This weekend spend some time finding the following items for the following theme days:   Monday November 16th – Odd Sock Day – Wear your brightest and loudest mismatched socks to show that