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Sydenham is excited to announce that next year's Fall Fair Ambassadors are Ginny Frook and Hayden Robertson.  



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!

Principal and Vice-Principals’ Message -  Karen Spragg and Lauren Lipsett   clip_image002.png

May was a busy month with numerous events to celebrate.   The Family Fun demonstrated the community’s commitment  to the health and well-being of all of  our students at Sydenham and raised in excess of $3800.  A special thank you  to all the donors (see the page dedicated to donors), Loriann Hines, the coordinator, and the staff at Sydenham for making this another successful evening.   The play Let Petit Prince highlighted the many talents of our students at Sydenham.  It received rave reviews from all who attended.   A sincere thank you  to  the staff, Lauren Lipsett, Laura McFarlane, Linda McEvenue and Nancy Shaw who dedicated countless hours to make this show happen.  A thank you as well to all the parents who assisted with the production. 

June is the month of  field trips, warm weather, and celebrating the year.  Sun screen and a  hat are a must for hot days.  

Bayview and Sydenham are beginning discussions as we move towards amalgamating as one school in 2017/18.  You will find attached an invitation to Bayview’s Spring Carnival.  This is an opportunity for students from the two schools to interact. 

Mrs. Lipsett and I would like to extend a  sincere thank you to you, the parents, for the incredible 2016/17 school year.  We are amazed daily by the dedication of Sydenham’s parents.  From the breakfast program to Wednesday’s pizza program,  parents support students through food, fundraising, tutoring,  attending field trips and being  students’ cheerleaders on a daily basis. 

Change in Supervision of Parent Pick Up Area
Sydenham has undergone a change in staffing this week with the loss of one educational assistant.   Due to this loss, administration has had to re-evaluate areas of priority for supervision during busing and unfortunately, we are no longer able to provide supervision for students outside of the Kindergarten door/parent pick up after school.  If your child is kindergarten or primary age without an older sibling to provide supervision, he/she must be picked up in the building or await parent pick up in the gym.   Supervision of this area will end Friday of this week.  


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, June 8th, 2016 from 6:30-8pm in the Staff Room (down the Gr 1-2 wing).  
Please join us to learn more about how you can make a difference!  
Looking forward to a Great 2015/2016 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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