Artist of the Month – Clara Ho

  Hi! As you know, I am currently Artist of the Month! But I know what you’re wondering: “Does she trace these drawings?” You would be wrong! All these drawings are done with a reference, and none of them are traced. For as long as I have been an artist, I have never traced any

Burgerball 2023

  CRESTWOOD’S SIXTH ANNUAL CO-ED BASKETBALL EVENT GRADES 4-8  Monday January 23, 2023   Dear Parents, On Monday January 23, 2023, all basketball players from Grades 4 through 8 are invited to attend our fifth Annual Crestwood Co-ed Basketball Event at Crestwood Preparatory College.  Competitors will take an exciting multi-grade exhibition basketball game approximately starting

Gr.3 Clay Creations

  The Grade 3’s visited the Gardiner Ceramic Museum this week.  We started off with a tour of the beautiful galleries where the students looked at various art pieces and discussed their components.  We played a game of “Eye Spy” as we tried to spot as many animals as we could on ceramic bowls, cups,

Grade 3 Scientists

  The Grade 3’s built their knowledge of structural strength as junior engineers during a visit from Scientists in the School this week. We discovered how to design a structure to withstand both tension and compression. The students also tested different materials for strength, and investigated how the strength of a material can be altered


  Dear Parents, November has been an extremely busy month; we can’t believe it’s almost December! The sudden change in weather reminded us that we need to make sure to have our snow gear ready to go for snow play. We do enforce that all students playing in the snow must be wearing snow pants

Mmmm!  Les Chefs!

  The grade 5’s were busy baking ‘Grandma’s Biscuits.’  We learned how to measure, mix, and bake, all in French.  We also learned some new vocabulary and listened to some great French music. At the end, we heard a story while we were able to enjoy our biscuits with tea. Mmmm c’est délicieux!!! Linda Liougas

Tall Stable Towers

  Grade 3A has been learning about basic building ideas. We learned that engineers have three secrets when it comes to building towers. Here they are: Firm Base: A tall tower like the CN Tower always has a very large, heavy and strong base that will support the weight of the tower. Distance Around: The

Historical Facts in Gr.4

  Last Friday, November 11th, 4A and 4B had a special guest speaker, Mr. Ron Telpner. Mr. Telpner came to share the story of his late father who served in World War 2. The students had the chance to see some artifacts and memorabilia from his father’s time during the war. Students were engaged in discussion and

SK’s Visit Paris

  The students in SK are learning all about French culture as they have been very busy travelling to French speaking places around the world! They first went to Paris where they learned all about the Eiffel Tower. Did you know the Eiffel Tower is actually brown and is repainted every seven years? The students

Sensing Some Peace in Gr.1

  The Grade 1’s have been exploring the 5 senses. They are learning through real experiences, one sense at a time. They went on a ‘listening hike’ using their hearing sense. Trying to listen for different animal sounds, nature sounds or ‘man-made’ sounds. One child even heard “a spider making his web…” They love exploring their

Dumais’ Drawings in Gr.4

  The grade 4 classes had a virtual visit from the artist Sandra Dumais, illustrator of ‘Farm Crimes’ and ‘Olivia Wrapped in Vines’. The focus of the workshop was all about drawing faces. The children learned how to add expression, age, and use different drawing techniques. The children loved the workshop and created some impressive pieces

Gr.6’s Conquer Kortright!

  On Thursday, October 20, 2022, all the Crestwood Grade 6 students went to the Kortright Centre to learn about biodiversity. We visited a pond habitat, and we caught multiple salamanders, tadpoles, fairy shrimp, and snails. In the forest habitat, we looked for black maple leaves and rolled over dead logs to find more salamanders and


  Dear Parents, As we close out our second month of school, we are so excited by all the events happening around Crestwood. Classes have had so many incredible learning opportunities, between Scientists in the School presentations, field trips, guest speakers and assemblies, on top of their daily classes; Crestwood is buzzing with excitement! Our

Gr.5 Scientists in our School

  The Grade 5 classes continued their exploration of chemical and physical changes by participating in a hands-on experiment led by a professional scientist. It was the first time Crestwood has had an in person “Scientists in the School” presentation in over 2 years, and the experience was unforgettable. Students learned about solubility and chemical