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Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Bold As Lions Performance

Bold as Lions performed for our students on Monday, February 13th and conveyed the following messages to our students:
  • It's not what you do, it's why you do it
  • You never know what will happen when you push through in difficult times
  • We can make a hunger free world by 2030!
  • You have the ability to influence people
  • Live a life of significance
  • You matter!!

Winter Camp Pictures

Grade 7 Winter Camp pictures can be found at this link here

Some of the pictures of the camp at Riding Mountain National Park are below.

Friday, 10 February 2017


              Please note the bus departed a little late and the estimated time of arrival is 5:20 this evening.

            Thursday, 9 February 2017




            All grade 6 and 8 students in the St. James-Assiniboia School Division middle schools will be eligible to participate in a program known as iSucceed.

            What is the iSucceed Program?

            The iSucceed Program is a Canadian based initiative by eCenter Research under the direction of Dr. Steve Weatherbee. Dr. Weatherbee is a former school principal who now conducts ongoing research studies on students at risk of social and emotional health concerns, substance abuse, and adverse outcomes in school.

            The mission of the iSucceed Program is to make early screening and detection of mental health and substance abuse concerns a regular component of supporting student success.

            Specifically, the overall goals of the iSucceed Program include:

            • Promoting positive mental health and reduce substance use in youth.
            • Guiding the development and improvement of school based social-emotional    health and substance abuse prevention and intervention programs.
            • Providing an efficient screening process for early detection, triage, and treatment of social-emotional health and substance use disorders in youth.
              This program will be completed during February and all grade 6 and 8 students have the opportunity to take part in the process.  Any parents who do not wish to have their child participate, or if you have any questions or concerns regarding this program please feel free to contact Mrs. Sparrow, Mrs. Goetz, or Mr. Lipinski via phone or email.


            Wednesday, 8 February 2017

            Grade 7 Winter Camp

            Students arrived safe and sound at camp!!

            I Love To Read Week Feb. 13-17

            We love to read at Bruce! Students and Staff will be celebrating 'I Love to Read' week from Feb. 13-17. Each day there will be fun activities that encourage and promote literacy. Great prizes to be won! Students are encouraged to bring a great book to school daily for reading activities.

            Valentine Candy Grams

            Valentines is right around the corner and leadership will be selling Valentine candy grams for you to buy for your friends. This year however we have decided to switch it up a little to make it a bit more fun!

            There will be 3 different categories for the candy grams that you may purchase:

            1)yellow- means you are my friend

            2)pink-means you are my sweetheart

            3)green-means you have a secret admirer

            Candy grams will be 1.00 each or 2 for 1.50

            All proceeds will go towards Special Olympics

            You can order your candy gram starting today at break in front of the guidance room. Candy grams will be handed out on Valentines Day in the afternoon. Thanks you for support this leadership activity.


            Congratulations to Mylo (Grade 8) and Eva (Grade 7) for winning the prize draw through the DREF (French education resource library). Interested students entered the draw, which promotes exploring French culture, by submitting a ballot in which they completed a minimum of 4 of the 12 suggested activities. Bruce is honoured to have students celebrate this initiative!

            A second draw will take place in the spring... stay tuned for results!

            Monday, 6 February 2017

            Winnipeg Jets Hockey Academy - Field Trip to Pan Am Clinic Bio Mechanics Lab

            Dear Parent/Guardian,
            As part of our involvement with the True North Foundation and the Winnipeg Jets Hockey Academy, our ‘JETS’ team and grade 8 ‘MOOSE’ hockey academy participants have been invited to participate in a Pan Am Clinic Bio-Mechanics Lab on the afternoon of Friday, March 10th, 2017.
            School bus transportation will be provided for staff and students to and from the Pan Am Clinic and Bruce Middle School.  The tour begins at 1:00pm, and our bus pickup at Bruce Middle School will be 12:30pm.  Return to Bruce Middle School will be 3:00pm, with students arriving back in time to catch busses home, if applicable.        
            If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at the school for clarification.
            Thank you for your support, and we look forward to another great experience with the Winnipeg Jets and True North!
            Bruce Middle School Hockey Academy Staff Champions

            The Forks River Skate

            February 5th, 2017


            Dear Parent/Guardian,


            As part of our involvement with the True North Foundation and the Winnipeg Jets Hockey Academy, our hockey academy participants will be skating at The Forks River Skate on the evening of Friday, February 10th, 2017.  This activity will take the place of regularly scheduled Friday night hockey academy. 


            School bus transportation will be provided for staff and students to and from The Forks from Bruce Middle School.  Our bus pickup at Bruce Middle School will be at 3:45pm and we will be returning at approximately 5:45pm.  Return pickup at Bruce Middle School will be 6:15pm, to ensure all students who are participating will receive supper back at Bruce.         


            We ask that if your child is interested in attending the event, please have the attached permission form signed and returned to the office no later than Thursday, February 9th, 2017.  Spots will be granted on a first come, first served status after Thursday, as numbers and manifests must be finalized prior to the Friday trip. 


            If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at the school for clarification.


            Thank you for your support, and we look forward to another great evening with the Winnipeg Jets!


            Bruce Middle School Hockey Academy Staff Champions

            Bold as Lions

            Bold as Lions are performing their music of hope on  Monday Feb, 13, starting at 11:45.  Here is the song they used to supply mitts to the Siloam Mission.



            Tuesday, 24 January 2017

            Vision Screening

            A Vision Screening will be carried out at our school the week of January 23rd  2017 for all grade seven students. 


            This screening program is designed to uncover signs of any possible vision difficulty that may interfere with school progress.  It is not intended to be a substitute for the vision examination performed by an Ophthalmologist/Optometrist. Children who are currently wearing glasses will not be screened.


            If after the vision screening has been completed you receive a notice from the school requesting that you refer your child for a professional eye examination, please follow up by making an appointment with an eye doctor of your choice.  Ask the eye doctor to complete the form sent to you by the school and then return this completed form to the school.


            If you require any further information, please contact the school at 888-1990.


            Monday, 23 January 2017

            Robb Nash Project Show Fieldtrip for Grade 7 & 8

            Tuesday is the deadline for permission forms for the Robb Nash Presentation held at the Burton Cummings Theatre on Wednesday, January 25th for all grade 7 & 8.  See permission form below.

            Friday, 20 January 2017

            2017-18 REGISTRATIONS

            Please note that personalized registration forms for the next school year have been sent home today with your child.  Please check the information for accuracy, make any changes needed, sign the forms and return them to the school.  If your child will not be returning please make a note on the form and return it to the school.  Please return the forms as soon as possible.

            Wednesday, 18 January 2017

            Concert Choir

              The Bruce Concert Choir will have the opportunity to see a performance of the divisional musical theatre production, "James and the Giant Peach". The production features students from all over the St. James-Assiniboia School Division, including some very talented students from Bruce. The performance is scheduled for Monday, January 30th at 10:00 a.m. at Westwood Collegiate.

                    The Bruce Concert Choir will be performing at the St. James-Assiniboia Music Celebration on the evening of Monday, February 6th. The performance will take place at Sturgeon Creek United Church (207 Thompson Dr.) at 7:50 p.m.

                    Bruce Middle School Information Evening

                    You are Invited to the
                    Bruce Middle School
                    A Tradition of Excellence

                    Information Evening
                    Thursday, January 26th 2017
                    7:00-8:30 p.m



                    Senior Years Information Evenings Feb. 13-16th 2017

                    Monday, 16 January 2017

                    Parenting Today

                    Workshops will be held from 6 – 8 p.m. at Educational Support Services – Jameswood School, 1 Braintree Crescent (off Olive & Ness).  Free pizza supper will be offered from 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. and session will take place from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.  To register, please call Arlie Williams-Taylor at 885-9555 or email


                    Tuesday, January 17, 2017

                    Addiction Foundation Manitoba



                    Facilitated by: Shannon Romance and Candy Burke, Addictions Foundation Manitoba (AFM)

                    The decision whether to try alcohol or other drugs may be one of the biggest your child could face. The evening, facilitated by our AFM counsellors, will be an information session for parents and caregivers on this important issue. Together we will look at current trends and statistics, understanding why kids experiment, how to talk to your child about drugs, parent prevention strategies, and community resources available to parents and youth including AFM programs.

                    Text Box: Once registered for any session, IF YOU CANNOT attend, please be sure to cancel by contacting Arlie Williams-Taylor at 885-9555 or email at


                    Friday, 13 January 2017

                    Bruce Leadership Team Taco Tuesday Lunch

                    Bruce Leadership Team Taco Tuesday Lunch


                    January 24th, 2017

                    Cost: 5.00 please send exact amount only, if you are doing a cheque please make payable to Bruce Middle School

                    Includes: Taco in a Bag-Doritos bag, lettuce, ground beef, cheese and a can drink

                    Optional toppings salsa and sour cream

                    All orders must be in by January 20th, 2017

                    No late orders will be accepted
                    Please fill out the bottom portion of this form and return to your Blast teacher







                    I would like to order  #       taco lunches


                    Total:        x 5.00=