A Virtual Field Trip to the Time of the Early Settlers

  The Grade 3’s got dressed up as early settlers and were transported back to Upper Canada in the 1800’s.  A costumed educator visited with students virtually in their classroom, shared videos, and photos from the Village, and led an active exploration of life in the 1800s. We learned about the life of the early settlers and the

Shine a Light

  The Grade 4 classes had a wonderful time participating in the ‘Shine a Light’ Scientists in School workshop this week! We learnt all about the properties of light, through hands-on, independent investigations. These included learning about refraction by shining a light through a moving cup of water and using a mirror to reflect light

We Stand With Ukraine

  Dear Parents, We are initiating 2 separate donation drives to support Ukraine. Anya Romanenko and her family have started an initiative called “Kids Create Ukraine – a family and friends initiative bringing creativity and joy to the children of Ukraine”. The idea behind this initiative: “We chose art to offer a glimpse of play

Mask Mandate Extended

  Dear Parents, After much consideration, given the fact that some staff and students that have tested positive for COVID-19 this week, we have decided to extend the mask mandate until Tuesday, April 19th (the day after Easter Monday). We will re-evaluate the situation then. Thank you in advance for your understanding. Yours truly, Dalia Eisen

Crestwood’s Grade 5 Classes Pioneer iheart Programme in Canada

  Crestwood’s Grade 5 students have just completed the second week of a course called Innate Health Education and Resilience Training, (iheart).  This course was developed in the United Kingdom to educate children about their innate resilience, with notable success.  98% of children who have taken the course have noticed positive changes in themselves at

Great News!

  The Ministry of Education has provided an update regarding their health, safety, and operational guidance for schools. This is great news for our students that are in grade 3-6 that are eager to return to intramural sports safely. Games/practices will take place either during morning recess 8:15am-8:55am and/or during afternoon lunchtime recess 12:30-1:00pm. If

Male Mentors

Yesterday the Male Mentors and those who identify as he/him at the Crestwood community joined to support our female students and staff for their annual  Because I am A Girl Day.  We ran a cooperative initiative called the Moosehide Campaign, which seeks to end all violence against women and children by calling men and boys

Black History Month

Black History Month continued this week at Crestwood. During homeroom this week, students were introduced to the lives of 5 individuals who have made significant contributions to Canada’s history. The week began with a look at Portia White, who in 1944 became the first Canadian invited to perform at New York City’s prestigious Town Hall

Science – Grade 7

              Recently, the Grade 7 students designed and carried out a scientific inquiry investigating the effectiveness of one material’s ability to protect against exposure to ultraviolet radiation. In order to test the effectiveness of their selected materials, which included sunscreens, fabrics, lenses, sand and saltwater, the students used special