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Welcome to École Sydenham Community School
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IT'S FALL, SYDENHAM TIGERS!                    clip_image002.pngclip_image004.png

Principal's Message from Mme Spragg      
Another fabulous start to the year!!!  Thank you, everyone!!!

I would also like to extend a sincere thank you to the Fall Fair Committee, led by Heather  Robertson as the chair,  for the  incredible day.   The event has been featured in the Sun Times and also on the Bluewater website.  Check out the following links: and

Staffing Updates:  I would like to extend a warm welcome to Elizabeth Doneathy who will be in the JK/SK French Immersion classroom.   In addition, Allison Kuhl will be taking the 1/2 FI class when she returns from maternity leave in January.  Michelle Lehoux will cover the class until Mme Kuhl’s return.   These changes will begin on Monday, October 5th

I would like to thank Lynda Henry and Jocelyn Milne for ensuring a safe and successful start for our students in JK/SK and 1/2 French Immersion.  

A reminder to parents that the weather changes quickly in October.  ...tis the season of rubber boots, gloves, splash pants and a warm fall coat. 


School Day begins—8:50 AM
(Reminder that outside supervision for students
does not begin until 8:30 AM)
1st Nutrition Break—11:10 AM to 11:50 AM
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 first meeting of the year is  WEDNESDAY, October 14th, 2015 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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