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Georgian Bay Chapter of Professional Engineers organized a Grade 7 & 8 Math Competetion with support of Bruce Power.  Sydenham was thrilled that two students participated in Mathletics,  Jesse Alguire and Johnathon Coffey.    Jesse Alguire placed second in the grade 8 division as he competed against students from both Bluewater and Bruce/Grey Catholic.  Congratulations to both students for representing Sydenham well!

Principal and Vice-Principal's Message from Mme K. Spragg and Mme L. Stredwick
October 6, 2016

clip_image04.jpgIt has been a great start to the school year! Some of the highlights have been the Terry Fox Run (a sincere thank you to Mme Kosempel for organizing the event again this year) and the annual Fall Fair. A tremendous thank you to the Fall Fair Committee for once again organizing an incredible experience for the students at Sydenham. Memorable moments include: the Amazing Race geared towards our Intermediate students and the inclusion of the Bayview students.

This is a year of change. Over the next few months, Sydenham and Bayview will be working together to arrive at a new name for our new building. We want your input as we begin this process. Please stay tuned for more information!

Some upcoming events are a Pirate-Themed evening of fun and activities in French, Chasse au Trésor, hosted by Canadian Parents for French (see page 4 of the newsletter for more details), the BIG CRUNCH, an Intermediate Halloween dance and our first Spirit Day– Orange and Black on October 31st.

We are thrilled to introduce the newest member of our staff, Mme Perl Quesada-Marder. She will be joining us as our grade 4/5 French Immersion homeroom teacher for the rest of the year. Mme Q M (as she prefers to be called) just returned from a year teaching in South Korea.  


Check out the Canadian Parents for French FACEBOOK page:

Click on the image below to take you to the CPF website.  Check out the upcoming events organized by our local Canadian Parents for French Chapter!


School Day begins—8:50 AM
(Reminder that outside supervision for students
does not begin until 8:30 AM)
1st Nutrition Break - 10:30 to 10:50 AM (intermediate)
1st Nutrition Break—11:10 AM to 11:50 AM (primary/junior)
2nd Nutrition Break—1:10 PM to 1:50PM
Dismissal—3:10 PM


Looking to get involved and volunteer?  Want to help make the school even Better for our kids?  Then The School Community Council (SCC) is a great place to start!!   We are a group of parents that work together to make Sydenham School a great place for our kids to grow!!  Whether you want to be regularly involved or available on an “as needed” basis we’d love to have you!  Our next meeting of the year is Wednesday, October 12th at 6:30-8pm in the Core French Room (#7)  (down the Junior/Intermediate Hallway, first door on the right).  
Please join us to learn more about how you can make a difference!  
Looking forward to a Great 2016/17 year

We take our responsibility for students seriously.   Therefore, we ask that you please call the school before 8:50 AM if your child will be absent or late.  You may leave a message if calling before 8:30 AM.  If we have not heard from you or your child before 8:50 AM, we will make every effort to contact you.  Thank you for your support in keeping your children safe.!

New Website for Bus Cancellations and Delays

Effective for the 2015-2016 school year, on-line bus cancellations for Bruce & Grey counties will be moving to Anyone can subscribe for email notifications for general notices, school closures and route cancellations & delays. You must first confirm that you have a valid email address. To subscribe go to the above site, click on the “Subscriptions” icon, then click on “Subscribe”. Enter your email address and press the “Subscribe” button. You will receive an email confirmation containing a link that you will need to click to complete the subscription process. Once you have confirmed your email address you will be able to login and select what you want to subscribe to and update your information (if necessary).

 French Immersion Homework Support!


We are delighted to announce that French Immersion students in Bluewater District School Board will have access to the Universalis Online Encyclopedias for the 2015-16 academic year. Universalis Junior is designed to support students from Grades 3 to 8. Universalis Senior is best suited to students in Grades 7 to 12. These sites provide students with excellent resources to support students with projects and research on a range of curriculum areas. The Junior version has the added benefit that it can read the text aloud to the student if required. These can be accessed at home 24/7 using the following links and login information.


 Universalis Junior:

 Universalis Senior:

Username:    bwdsb
Password:     bluewater


Music Lessons at School

Piano, guitar, ukulele, and violin lessons are available with Arlen Wiebe at school during class time and recess.  The cost is $20 per 30-minute lesson.   Please contact Arlen at"> or (519) 370-0158 .

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thanks to Petal Furness for the picture

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