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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


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=

          Monday, 9 January 2017

          Classroom Furniture For Sale

          Classroom Furniture for Sale
          Furniture is "as is", best offer, delivery at your cost. Offer valid until Friday, January 13, 2017. Contact Janice at (204)888-1990

          18 classroom desks:
          Table 32" x 96"
          4, 4 drawer filing cabinets
          2 wooden desks

           Multiple tables, 30"x54", 31"x60", 36"x60"

           Computer desk

          Friday, 16 December 2016

          Mission to Mexico Week

          Bruce Middle School

          Mission to Mexico Week

          Monday December 19 - Thursday December 22, 2016


 December 19th: PJ DAY!  

          Bring Nickels and Dimes

          Tuesday December 20th: Ugly Holiday Sweater/Tye Dye Day!

          Bring Quarters

          Wednesday December 21st: Twin Day!

          Bring Loonies

          Thursday, December 22nd:   Vacation/Disney Day!  

          Bring Toonies


          We will be having a school spirit week as our fundraiser for the 2017 Mission to Mexico in January! We are asking students to dress up on the theme days and donate whatever they can.

          Find out more about the Mission to Mexico here:

          Thursday, 15 December 2016

          Thank You

          Thank you to all We Day students who participated in the Bake Sale to support Mission to Mexico. We raised $157.50 to support this organization. Mrs. Matthewman will be taking our donation with her when she embarks on her journey to Mexico in January to work directly with the Mission to Mexico Team.

          Christmas Cheer Board

          WeDay students will be fundraising for the Christmas Cheer Board by selling Candy Grams. What is a candy gram you may ask... it is a Candy Cane with a special message attached for a friend, teacher, or "someone special". Candy grams will be for sale at break and lunch from Wednesday- Monday for 50 cents each. Candy Grams will be delivered the morning of Wed. Dec. 21 during periods 1-2. Spread some holiday cheer and support a local foundation!

          Wednesday, 30 November 2016

          Winnipeg Jets Hockey Academy
          Skills Competition information has been updated on the WJHA Fall Schedule

          Tuesday, 29 November 2016

          Bruce Winter Concert

          Just a reminder that the Bruce Winter Concert is next Wednesday, December 7th at 7pm. The Grade 7 & 8 Jazz Bands will be providing some preconcert entertainment starting at 6:40 pm. All students in the Band program (Grade 6, 7, & 8) are expected to attend and should arrive at 6:40 pm (6:20 pm for Jazz Band students). Students should be dressed in their uniform (music shirt/black pants/socks/shoes). Students who ordered music shirts will receive them by the end of this week. Out of respect for the performers, all audience members are asked to stay until the end of the concert, approximately 8:15 pm.

          The Winter Concert showcases the incredible progress each Band and Choir has made since September. It is very important that ALL students participate. Please make sure that if you have any Wednesday evening commitments that you inform your coach/instructor/teacher ahead of time that you will be missing to attend this concert. Also, we are looking for parents willing to supervise students in the warm-up rooms. If you are available, please let Mrs. Johnson know (

          Looking forward to a magical evening of music making!

          Kind regards,

          Mrs. Tara Johnson, Band Director
          Bruce Middle School
          Band Website:

          Mystery Box Holiday Draw

          Bruce Middle School Parent Council will be holding a Mystery Box Holiday draw beginning Wednesday, November 30th. Tickets can be purchased at the office beginning tomorrow up to and including the night of the concert on December 7th. The cost of the tickets will be 1 for $2.00, 3 for $5.00, and 10 for $10.00.  People do not have to attend the concert to win.  Winners will be notified by phone. 

          Monday, 28 November 2016

          Message from the Leadership Team

          Hello our names are Lauren, Ethan and Steven and we are members of the Leadership team at Bruce Middle School. Over the past 4 years there has been a White Elephant Sale at Bruce Middle School. This was started so all students would be able to buy a special gift for members of their family at a very reasonable cost(most items are not over 50 cents).  It was started by Mrs. Ames and Ms Magyar but this year they have asked the Leadership Team to help out and we are very excited to take on this event! This year we will be calling it Bruce’s Holiday Workshop since this is an opportunity to buy gifts for family members for the upcoming Holidays. The event will take place on December 13-15 in the library. Now to make this event successful we are asking for some help from all the students as Bruce Middle School. Donations are needed to make this even successful so please look around your house to see if there are any new or gently used items that just need a loving home. All donations can be dropped off in the gym each morning, some suggestions are: toys, book, games, puzzles, Christmas decorations, Picture frames, candles, soaps etc. Monetary donations will also be much appreciated and that money will be used to buy raffle items which have always been a huge hit for this event! All proceeds from the event will be given to the breakfast program at Bruce Middle School.  If you have any questions about the event please ask a leadership student, Ms Magyar or Mrs. Goetz and they will be happy to help out. Thanks for your support!

          Monday, 21 November 2016

          Farm to School Fundraiser

          Dear Parents,
          This year Parent Council has decided to do the Farm to School fundraiser as our main fundraiser.  We will not be selling Show & Save books this year.

          The Parent Council will receive 50% of the proceeds.  It will run from November 18 to December 2. 

          The pickup date will be December 15th.  We will post the date & time on Bruce News & Remind App once we have confirmed the dates.

          If you have any questions, please contact


          Amy McGregor

          Or you can go to for more information.

          Wednesday, 16 November 2016

          Bullying Awareness Week

          Bullying Awareness Week:  November 13-19, 2016

          At Bruce, we focus on promoting KINDNESS for Bullying Awareness.  This week, we have done a number of activities to promote kindness within our community.  One activity we would like to share with our parents is the video "The Science of Happiness" that we watched in BLAST, and had discussions around how gratitude makes us happier and can shape how we treat others.  Feel free to enjoy the video, and pay it forward!   (Remember to 'Skip the Ad' so that you aren't being forced to watch commercials)
          The Science of Happiness

          Tuesday, 15 November 2016

          We Day is THIS FRIDAY!

          All students selected for We Day have been given permission and media forms to attend the event on Friday.  All forms are required to be completed and handed in by the morning of Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016.  Any students who have not handed in forms by that time will be giving up their spots to students on the waiting list for the event.  If you are in need of copies of the forms to print off, please see the links below.  Also attached below is a copy of the merchandise for sale at We Day, for those students interested.

          We Day Information and Forms

          Wednesday, 9 November 2016

          Portfolio Evening

          On November 15th 2016, Bruce Middle School will be hosting a Portfolio Evening! You will have the opportunity to meet each of your child’s classroom teachers, on a drop-in basis in their classroom (no appointments necessary).  In each classroom, your child will demonstrate their learning through samples of their work and/or performance activities.

            We hope that you will find this format both inviting and informative, as your child   
          leads you through examples of their learning. Should there be a reason that you need a private face-to-face conversation beyond this meeting, please talk to the teacher to schedule a follow up meeting.

          If you have questions about this evening, please contact us at the school and we will be happy to help.

          Please note that our Scholastic Book Fair will be set up in our library on this evening as well.  We invite you to browse and buy as you wish!