U12 Ballers Bounced

On Saturday, the Boys Basketball team competed in the U12 championship tournament at Country Day School. Boy did they bring their A-game! Led by the stellar play of Daniel “D’animal” Jeon, Ethan “Gamer” Gazer, and Vinnie “the Microwave” Li, the Crestwood Cougars dominated their early opponents and pushed their way to championship finals against Trinity

Black History Month Guest Speaker

On Tuesday February 24th, the grade 8’s attended a workshop given by Shelley Hamilton, educating them about Black History Month from a Canadian perspective.  Ms. Hamilton used musical and spoken word to enlighten students about the history of her roots as were passed down to her from her Nova Scotian ancestors.  The workshop included how

S.S. Ethie Production

On Tuesday, March 3rd, Crestwood student will be performing in the Sears Ontario Drama Festival at Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts. Their production, “S.S. Ethie” by Shane Ellis Coates, tells the story of a group of passengers on a coastal steamer that was run aground in December 1919 off the coast of Newfoundland. Using both

Ice Skating

On Tuesday February 24th, Crestwood’s International Club braved the cold to go ice skating at Harbourfront. While the wind was cold, we bundled up and hit the ice! Great fun was had by all.

Cafeteria Update

Over the past few months, food prices across the country have risen and all of our grocery bills have climbed.  These rising food costs have been felt here at the school in our cafeteria costs.  We have been absorbing these costs and have not increased meal costs to the students since September 2013.  Unfortunately, we

CISAA Parent Workshop

The Conference of Independent Schools’ Athletic Association will be proudly presenting a very informative workshop for parents of our male and female student/athletes. The workshop will be hosted on Tuesday March 31st, 2015 from 7:00-8:30pm in George Weston Hall (Upper Canada College Preparatory School) Best of all, there will be admission fee. If you are

Sports Update

Congratulations to the varsity boy’s hockey team on their win against SJK. Being down 2-0 at the end of the first period, made for an uphill climb back into the game. The boys were relentless and pushed the pace of play for the rest of the game. Their hard work paid off, as they evened

Cafeteria

Wondering what is for lunch for this up-coming week? Click here Cafeteria Update Over the past few months, food prices across the country have risen and all of our grocery bills have climbed.  These rising food costs have been felt here at the school in our cafeteria costs.  We have been absorbing these costs and

Parents Association

The PA is starting to plan for next year. We are looking for feedback from the parents.  The School Bundles Coordinator is preparing for next year and is also looking for some feedback. Would you like to see parent mornings with special guest speakers? A walking club? A Crestwood Prep Blue Jays Game? A Facebook

Gr.3 Force, Of Course

On Tuesday the Grade 3 students investigated the impact of friction, gravity and magnetic force through a FORCE, OF COURSE workshop presented by Scientists in the Schools.  We learned about natural forces like the eruptions of volcanoes and how the vortex of a tornado can uproot trees.  We used catapults to measure the impact of forces

Girls Volleyball Conquers All

Congratulations to the U12 Girls Volleyball team for becoming CISAA 2015 DIV2 conference champions. The team went undefeated during their Final Tournament last Saturday at Bayview Glen. Exceptional team spirit, talent, determination, and dedication led to their five game sweep. Team members include Jillian Fabian, Jessica DeZwirek, Alexandra Paquin, Jordan Nikolov, Tamara Nabulsi, Erika Robeznieks, Pyper

Art Dept. News

The Grade 6 students have been working on creating their self portraits. In order to help them through the process we were lucky to have Aino Anto a very talented artist and illustrator come in to run a workshop on how to use criticism as a tool. Students were given the opportunity to share their

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Guidance Visits Careers Class

The Guidance Department visited the Grade 10 Careers classes this week to begin talking about postsecondary pathways, and important information to help students make decisions around career planning. These three-class sessions will introduce students to tools they may use to help them consider their strengths and interests, and ways in which they may explore these

Battery Blitz

Bonjour Crestwood!! It was so awesome to see the Earth Rangers and the unique animals they brought in to meet us. The Earth Rangers told me how proud they are of Crestwood for joining the battery recycling competition. Remember, we are competing against other Toronto schools to collect the most batteries to be recycled. If

From Grace’s Desk

Please be reminded that Friday, February 27th is the deadline for submission of Hot Lunch Forms for Term 3.  Tuesday & Wednesday Clubs are now done. The last day for Monday Clubs is March 2nd and Thursday Clubs end on February 26th.

Badminton Battles

Yesterday, the U12 badminton team travelled to Branksome Hall for a friendly badminton tournament.  Our small team consisting of Megan Laslop, Rebecca Shnaider, Aaron Wang, Leon Lin and Joshua Dang played non-stop.  We competed against BSS and Branksome Hall.  The teams played the best two out of three and left with some losses, wins and

Valentine’s Day

YARRD/Me to We would like to thank the entire Crestwood community for its support last week. Thanks for your efforts and participation in the Friday Red, Pink and White Grub Day and Candy-Gram sales. We raised $1005 which will go towards supporting Crestwood’s three foster children.

International Corner

Each month, the International Corner will feature interesting information on different countries that students at Crestwood Preparatory College call home. The month of February has been dedicated to Chinese culture. On Wednesday February 18th, the cafeteria served some delicious Chinese food for lunch to celebrate Chinese New Year. Stay tuned, next month’s theme is Turkey!

CISAA Parent Workshop Date Change

The Conference of Independent Schools’ Athletic Association will be proudly presenting a very informative workshop for parents of our male and female student/athletes. The workshop will be hosted on Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 from 7:00-8:30pm in George Weston Hall (Upper Canada College Preparatory School). Best of all, there will be no cost to attend. If you are interested in

Sports Update

On Wednesday February 18th, the Jr Boys Basketball team hosted CDS in the regular season finale. Led by the hot shooting of Emre Desiru and the defensive presence of Mehmet Hocaouglu, the boys jumped out to an early lead. The second quarter was highlighted by improved play from Ted Kang and Matthew Gionnas, who came up

Parent Association

This week the PA starts their volunteer drive for the remaining 2014-15 school year and the upcoming 2015-16 school year. If you happen to have some time, be it an hour or so on a weekly, monthly or yearly basis… Come join us. We have something for everyone. Larger role, volunteer positions are clearly defined

Public Service Announcement

As part of the Communication Technology course, Grade 9 students had to create a Public Service Announcement to raise awareness of a topic related to their life at Crestwood. During the next few weeks, we will be publishing some of the PSA’s. This week, we are glad to introduce “Frenemies” that was written, directed, filmed

CSPA Volunteers Needed

Most positions are covered for the 2015 Crestwood School Parents’ Association but we are looking for volunteers to be in charge of Used Uniform Sale, Garage Sale and Calendars. If you wish to be involved please attend the next CSPA meeting which will take place on April 7, 2015. See positions below. President – Allison Solomon

Student Support Program

At Crestwood, we are proud to provide an education that reaches all types of learners. Part of the success of the program comes from our direct engagement with students in a variety of ways. Crestwood’s Student Services team (made up of Jordana Winograd, Dave Rachlis, and Julie Klein) has, to date, met with every student