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We need a logo for our musical and we want your help!
 We will be selling Little Prince t-shirts and Little Prince programs and we want you to design the logo for us!  

Your job is to: create a poster for Sydenham’s musical The Little Prince!

Your poster must include:
  • Our school name – Sydenham
  • The title of the musical – The Little Prince/ Le Petit Prince
  • The dates of the musical- May 17, 18, 19
  • A picture/graphic that represents the story
We will choose one design to be used for advertising of the musical and it could be yours!
Include your name and your class on the back of your poster.
Please submit your designs by Friday February 19 to Mme McFarlane,  Mme McEvenue, Mme Lipsett

Prizes:   Primary and Junior/Intermediate copies of the book The Little Prince.  282016_42823_0.jpg

Principal and Vice-Principals’s Message

          Karen Spragg and Lauren Lipsett
Six more weeks of Winter according to Wiarton Willie.   This has been a winter of rapidly changing weather—one day rain, the next day sunshine and then snow. 

Valentine’s Day is not only one day of celebrations at Sydenham.   On Wednesday, February 10th, the Me to We  class will be hosting a kindergarten celebration.  On Friday, February 12th, there will be a junior dance from 12-1, once again sponsored through the efforts of the Me to We club. 

The Accommodation Review Committee meets for the last time at the public meeting on Thursday, February 11th.  A sincere thank you to the committee members who dedicated many hours to being the voice of Sydenham during this process— Jenica Kasperavicius (staff), Michael Stoneleigh, Rhonda Shannon and Tanya Shute. 

Just a reminder to everyone that report cards will arrive home on Friday, February  26th. 


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.  

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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, February 10th, 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 .

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

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9:00 AM-11:00 AM : Kindergarten Valentine’s Celebration Sponsored by Me to We—First Block
11:50 AM-1:30 PM : Field Trip: Skating, JK/SK, Osborne, Doneathy
12:50 PM-2:50 PM : Field Trip: Georgian Heights Retirement Home, JK/SK E, MacEwan
3:10 PM-5:00 PM : Sandcastle Theatre: Twirlin' Workshop with Vita Bowen
6:30 PM-8:00 PM : School Community Council Meeting
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