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Principal and Vice-Principal’s  Messageclip_image001.gifKaren Spragg and  Leanne Stredwick

Christmas Break is only a few weeks away.  

November has been a very busy month with a thought provoking Remembrance Day Assembly which highlighted family members of our staff who have served in the Armed Forces.   The choir and the band performed along with special presentations by individual students.   A sincere thank you to Mme Zamostny for coordinating the event. 

Bullying Awareness and Prevention week was from November 21-25.  Each day the SYD Radio team made announcements to encourage students to carefully consider the ways in which they can make a difference and how they treat each other kindly both at school and through social media.  On Friday, a team from the Canadian Mental Association, led by Jackie Ralph, presented  to all students at Sydenham during second block. 

December 5th is International Volunteer day.  The staff and students would like to extend a sincere thank you to all the volunteers who give their time to prepare and serve food, read, run programs, fundraise, and support Sydenham students.  You help to making our school a  warm and inviting learning community!  Thank you!!!

December is activity filled.  One of the traditional events at Sydenham prior to Christmas Break is the Holiday Concert.  Further details about the concert are below.  Due to the increased student population at Sydenham, there will be limited seating at the 11:50 am performance. 

A reminder to parents to send with your child an extra set of clothes due to the muddy yard.  With the ground freezing and thawing, the Sydenham playground is especially messy this time of year.  Similarly, please stay tuned to local radio stations and the email blasts when we are faced with inclement weather to be in the know regarding bus cancellations.

Please continue to check the Sydenham School website and the school calendar for updates regarding upcoming school activities and events. 

From our families to yours, Happy Holidays and a Joyous New Year!


Holiday Concert at Sydenham

We are pleased to announce the upcoming Holiday theme concert at Sydenham School on Wednesday December 21st. 

There are 2 Holiday Concert shows involving various grades. One show during the middle of the day at 11:50 – 1:10 for students/staff and one that night at 6:30 pm for parents and friends. There will be some seating (very limited) at the back for the day show for those parents who cannot attend the evening. Students will be participating in a variety of ways including: band, choir, songs, dance, and artwork as well as helping to organize. We are having a donation jar for the school – any donation is appreciated. There are no tickets and seating will be on a first to arrive basis. Students who are performing are asked to arrive between 6 and 6:15 before the show so they can get ready in their classrooms. Choir and band members will meet in the music room. Happy Holidays, everyone! A snow date for the concert would occur the next day, Thursday, December 22. 


Bus Cancellationsgo to and click on “Delays & Cancellations” (top right corner) 

Winter School Bus Safety Tips

Allow extra time to get to your bus stop.

Wear bright clothing so the bus can see you in the early morning and late evening.

Stand away from where the bus stops. Buses need extra room to stop when there is snow and ice

Dress properly. Winter clothing, hats, and boots will keep you warm.

Don´t play in the snow while waiting for the bus. Don´t throw snowballs at the bus or anyone else.

Don´t slide on the snow or ice patches in driveways or on the street. You could slide under the wheel of the bus and get hurt.

Don´t push or shove around the bus. Someone could fall down on the ice and get hurt.

Hands should be kept to yourself at all times while riding on the bus. Fighting and picking on others creates a dangerous bus ride.


More information regarding school bus transportation can be found at

 French Immersion Homework Support!

A reminder that French Immersion students in Bluewater District School Board will have access to the Universalis Online Encyclopedias for the 2016/17  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

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, December 7 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.!

An aerial view of Sydenham Community School
thanks to Petal Furness for the picture

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