Riddle Me This?

Here is a riddle for you: You can find me all over Earth. I am usually dark brown. Plants grow in me. What am I? If your answer is “dirt,” you are right! Scientists call dirt, soil. Grade 3A made some edible soil desserts in class this week. We labeled all of the different yummy

Ball Hockey Bonanza

  Close to 30 students participated in our final ball hockey tournament of 2022. The setting could not have been better starting with a superb spring day combined with new nets on our super sport court. We broke the lads into 4 teams comprised of both grade 5 and 6 players and each team played

Let’s Get Messy!

  This week 1A enjoyed a hands-on art workshop courtesy of Millie’s mom and dad, the owners of Messy Pants. 1A had fun creating one-of-a-kind masterpieces using clay and paint to give to their fathers and grandfathers on Father’s Day. They even got the opportunity to make something for themselves-neon slime in their choice of

Get the Dirt on Plants! 

  Grade 3’s got ready to dig into the connected world of soil and plants! We participated in a virtual Scientists in the Schools program, where we explored the importance of soil by investigating soil layers and experimenting with water retention. We uncovered the relationship between plants and everyday items such as our clothing, elastic bands,

Courtesy and Patience when Driving

  While I realize that sometimes peoples’ patience can wear thin and everyone is in a rush to get to where they are going, we all need to be mindful of driving carefully and safely when dropping off and picking up students. If there is a line of cars driving up the hill, please do not

Take Off to Reading Success

  Did you know that learning to read is a challenge for almost 40 percent of kids? The good news is every child CAN learn to read, including yours! Your child just needs tailored, structured support to match the way s/he learns best. The effects of falling behind and feeling like a failure can be devastating. Early intervention

Author Cary Fagan Visits Crestwood

  On Monday, May 30, the Grade 3 and 4 students were treated to an IN-PERSON author visit with Canadian writer, Cary Fagan.  After reading many of his books during library class, it was fascinating to learn more about Cary Fagan, how he started his career as a writer, as well as finding out some

Author Gordon Korman’s Virtual Visit

  On Friday, May 27th author Gordon Korman came for an online visit with the Grades 3 to 6 students. Korman writes mostly realistic and adventure fiction for grades 4-8. He has also written around 100 books. Some of the books he talked about were This Can’t Be Happening at MacDonald Hall, Ungifted, Liar Liar

Jump Rope for Heart

  Did you know that your heart beats about 100,000 times each day? That’s almost 70 beats a minute! Keep your heart strong by practicing your skipping for our Jump Rope for Heart event day on Monday, June 13th 2022. You can take a look at the Heart and Stroke Kick-Off Video here: Kick-off Video

‘Fun in the Sun’ Gift Baskets

  Dear Crestwood Community, Family Fun Day is back and with it comes our Fun in the Sun Gift Baskets that will be auctioned off at the event. Each class has been given a specific theme for their class along with some suggestions as to what fun items/gift cards we are looking for.  We will be

Bravo!

  The grade 3s were working very hard on their play « Le chat et la lune » the last few weeks. Hoorah!! We finished our performance in class this week. Bravo les 3ème for all your hard work! Madame Charles  

Junior Track Championships

  Congratulations to all members of the junior track team that competed in the Championship meet that took place on Wednesday, May 25th at York University. It was a glorious day of competition that saw our athletes achieve their personal bests at many of the events. The day kicked off with a 7:30AM departure from our

PrinciPALs

  Dear Parents, It has been an especially busy month of May at Crestwood School! We cannot believe that we will begin our last month of school next week! Firstly, thank you to all the parents who volunteered their time at the used uniform sale. We appreciate your support and are so glad we were

Primary Track Visits CPC

  On Tuesday, the Primary Track Team travelled to Crestwood College where Grade 12 students greeted us. They organized a wonderful day of events for our team of Grade 1’s, 2’s, and 3’s. We participated in running events as well as field events. The athletes also challenged themselves during standing long jumps, javelin, and a

Library News

  On Tuesday, the children from JK to Grade 2 enjoyed a virtual author visit with Toronto author, Andrew Larsen.  Andrew taught us that we all have stories to tell and one day even write.  Please ask your children about his visit!  Also, if you’d like to pick up any of his beautiful picture books for summer reading, please support our

Crestwood Donation to CUIAS

  The Community Service Team has been blown away by the generosity of our school community on our most recent charitable initiatives to support Ukrainian refugees as well as the Kids Create Ukraine charity. We were so proud to see all of our students dressed in blue and yellow while bringing in cash donations, as

@kidscreateukraine Update

  Dear Crestwood students, staff, and parents, We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your incredible support of KidsCreateUkraine!!! What you are bringing to the children living in war is joy, play, creativity, love!! We are so grateful for your care and are so excited to ship your collected items to those in need.

The CPC Experience

  On Thursday, the Grade 6’s took a visit to Crestwood Preparatory College. We spent the day participating in fun and different activities to get a better understanding of what high school will be like next year. When we arrived at the school, we were greeted by staff members and separated into groups to circle

Movie Themed Spirit Day

  On Thursday May 19th we will be having a movie themed spirit day! All students are invited to come to school dressed up as their favourite movie characters! During the lunch recess periods students will be invited to participate in some movie themed activities hosted by the House Heads! We can’t wait to see everyone’s

Library News – Author Visit

  Attention JK to Grade 2 families!  Crestwood School is hosting a virtual author visit with Canadian author Andrew Larsen on Tuesday, May 17.  Parents are welcome to virtually join!  The Grade 1/2 presentation will be at 9:45am and the JK/SK presentation will begin at 10:45. We have been reading his books in library class

3A Puppet Masters

  Look at these great sock puppets created by the students in 3A.  We used our puppets to write dialogues and then presented our dialogue during our Drama class. We really enjoy expressing ourselves through the dramatic arts.  It helps to build confidence, lifts our spirits, and helps us to develop our voice. Paula Georgiou  

Artists of the Month

  Congratulations to Taylor Puterman, Alice Yan and Shira Sandler for being our artists of the month. I’m pleased to present three completely different styles of art from abstract line work to animation to realism! These three hard workers deserve a round of applause for all their beautiful creations! Anya Romanenko  

Bon Appétit

  The students in Madame Gurney’s grades 1 and 2 classes are commencing their final units of the year on food. This past Monday, in order to learn all about French cuisine, 27 students put down their pencils and put on their chef aprons as they joined Madame for the first class of the French cooking

PrinciPALs

  Dear Parents, As the month of April comes to a close, we can’t help but wonder, is spring really here?? Usually, we say April showers bring May flowers; in our case it was April freeze, which we hope will still bring us May flowers! Despite the cold outside, Crestwood school has been buzzing with