Sydenham PS

May 2021

Dear Sydenham Families,

We would like to send a shout out to our amazing parent community - you are doing a great job! At times you might doubt this, but please know that whatever you are doing to support your child is enough. We need to acknowledge that there are challenges with being at home, working from home, working away from home and/or caring for your families and maintaining remote learning for your children. This is a lot, and we encourage each of you to pat yourself on the back for what you are doing!

As the school closure and stay at home direction goes on, this can be difficult for students and their families. If you have noticed any concerning changes in your child's behaviour, the Maltby Centre is open and available to help. Please see the link below for information on how to access supports.

We believe strongly that your most important role as caregivers at this moment in time is to maintain positive relationships with your children. If learning at home is a struggle, even in small ways, please reach out to your child's teacher, or Mrs. Marshall. We are here to help and are happy to adjust as needed and provide additional support where possible.

We'd also like to give a virtual high five to our students who have been so amazing at tackling on-line learning. We love to see your faces, we miss you tons.

Mrs. Diamond and Mrs. Marshall


Just a reminder that if there is a day your child is not participating in the provided learning, they will be marked absent. If you have not called in your child's absence via school messenger (please do not call the school as Ms. Reichstein may be working from home that day), you will receive a phone call regarding his/her absence.

Mark Your Calendars

Tuesday, May 4th - Stars Wars Day! "May the 4th be with you!"

May 3-7th Education Week

May 3-7th - Mental Health Week

Wednesday, May 19th- SAC virtual meeting 7:00 p.m.

Monday, May 24 - Victoria Day Holiday - no classes

May 3-7 is Education Week!

Hats off to our amazing educators! This week is Education Week! Let's show our educators some love!

**We use the term "educator" to be inclusive of all educators, whether they are an Early Childhood Educator, an Educational Assistant, or a Teacher (and these days, let's include all you grown ups at home, too!).

Here's some suggestions you can do:

  • draw a picture of your educator and send it to them
  • email your educator and share a favourite memory and tell them what you like about them
  • Write a story or poem about your educator
  • dress up as your educator, take a picture and send it to them!
  • Write a nice note to your educator, in chalk in front of your house, take a picture and send it to them!

School Advisory Council News

Spring Planter Boxes

Pick up for the spring planter boxes is May 7th, at the front of the school. Thanks to all who supported this fundraiser!

Next SAC Meeting - May 19th, 7:00 p.m.

All parents are welcome and invited to join our School Council Virtual meetings. We meet the 3rd Wednesday of each month. We strongly encourage parents and caregivers to join us once a month on Zoom to help make important school-based decisions and keep informed on the latest Sydenham happenings. The link for May's virtual SchoolAdvisory Council meeting booked for May 19th at 7:00 pm is

If you are not receiving updates from your School Parent Council, please contact Mary-Kate at to be added to our contact list.

FlipGive Student Advisory Council Fundraiser

This season, fundraising for Sydenham Public School Advisory Council is going to be so much easier with FlipGive, a free team funding app.

We earn cash back on every purchase we make all year long! All you have to do is shop anytime with the brands you already love, like Home Depot, Walmart, Sport Chek, Indigo, Old Navy, Apple, Esso, and Loblaws got name a few!

Join our team now and you’ll get a $5 bonus the first time you shop:

Or enter this code: FJ7BZK

Feel free to share the link with family and friends. Any questions, just ask!

Sydenham PS Advisory Council

Want to learn more? Check out this 2 minute video:

Learn at Sydenham!

Registration is now open for 2021-22

Sydenham Public School is a great place to learn! Located in our beautiful, historic, 1853 limestone building in the heart of Kingston, we offer programming for students from Junior Kindergarten to grade 8. New students are welcome at any grade! We have a diverse community of learners and a dedicated, warm and caring staff. Learn with us at Sydenham!