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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
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
Our Artist of the Month – Ryder Zavet!
Ryder’s art style is that of a storyteller. His work is full of fun, featuring a variety of characters and details. As an artist, he wishes to engage and connect with the imagination of his audience. Ryder’s style is bold and refreshing as it realizes that storytelling doesn’t require a succinct beginning, middle, conflict,
Art Committee Creations
Art committee is working on a new project. We are creating a holiday village to bring the spirit of winter and celebration to school . Thank you to the art committee for your creativity and dedication. Anya Romanenko
“We could not do this alone.” – Thank you, Crestwood School!
Hi Sherri, I hope you don’t mind me reaching out – my name is Maja and I work with the Toronto Foundation for Student Success (TFSS). As we’re nearing the winter break, I wanted to e-introduce myself, say hi, and update you on the Nutrition Pantries (NP) program, since Crestwood School generously supported NPs
Sprinkling Kindness with 3B
After reading the story The Jelly Donut Difference, Class 3B reflected on how they can show kindness by designing their own kindness donuts. We will be trying to “sprinkle kindness” as much as we can at home and at school! Martine Racanelli
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
Building a Body Inventory
Grade 1’s are learning about the body – muscles, bones, and all the functions/parts. Using modeling clay and taking ‘body inventory’ to help deepen learning. It has been fun watching them learn about how their own little bodies work and function. Kate Ksiezopolski
2C went on a trip to Reptilia and Big Al’s Aquarium Super Centre as part of our animal study last week. As a reflection this week my students chose one of the animals they saw and learned about. They drew that animal and then wrote about it the next day. Great work 2C!
6E’s Group Effort = Big Results for Food Drive
Mr. Battista’s class really wanted to make a difference with this year’s Food and Toy drive. Although a lot of the students had already provided donations, this week they decided to do more. They each brought in a small amount of money ($1-$5 each) and combined their funds to purchase over 50 pounds of
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
Holocaust Survivor – Eva Meisels
On Wednesday, November 16, a Holocaust survivor named Eva Meisels shared her testimony with the Grade 6’s in a Zoom assembly. Mrs. Meisels was born in Budapest, Hungary, in 1939, and was forced into the Budapest Ghetto with her mother and other family members until Liberation in 1945. She emigrated to Montreal with her
SKB shared family photos and stories to honour the services and sacrifices made during times of war. Our peace handprints, family photos and stories are displayed in the Atrium; thank you for sharing your family history. SKB remembers.
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
Artist of the Month, Margherita!
Hello, my name is Margherita but you can call me Marghy if you wish. I love drawing, playing sports, and singing! But most of all I love to run! Last year I was in the track team, and it was so fun! My favorite animals are tigers and dogs. I love tigers because of
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
Art Club Cartooning
We kicked off Grade 3&4 Art Club today with some Rainbow Loom and Cartooning! A big thank you to our Grade 4 organizers for making it all happen. We meet at 11:30 am in Ms. Amar’s room every Friday if any other Grade 3’s or 4’s who would like to join us next week!
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
U11 Soccer Season – Amazing Achievements
On Thursday October 27, the U11 Crestwood Soccer team travelled to Crescent for the final tri-meet of the season. The team played amazing soccer, having a close match with the UCC Blue Team, and successfully challenging the Crescent Green and White teams. It was amazing to watch the growth of the players and the
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
Artist of the Month
My name is Owen, I am in 4E. I have a lot of hobbies, but Art is one of my favorite things to do. I like art because you could draw anything you have seen in your daily life. Also, art projects can be created with any material, that’s my favorite part of art.
Gr.4 Soccer Completes Superb Season
The Grade 4 soccer team capped off an undefeated season with 3 more wins during their final tri-meet. The lads defeated Hamilton by a score of 5-1, Sterling Hall A 6-1, and Sterling Hall B 11-0. A superb team effort by everyone and a strong skill improvement made by each player throughout the season:
Successful Season for U10 Girls’ Bball
The U-10 Girls Basketball tournament took place on Monday October 24th, and the team had a tremendous showing. We played a total of 4 games and finished with 2 wins and 2 losses. More importantly, the girls put their Crestwood Values on full display, and were awarded the Sportsmanship award! The banner we received