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Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Taco Tuesday Lunch

Bruce Leadership Team Taco Tuesday Lunch


October 25th, 2016

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, salsa) and a can drink

 All orders must be in by October 19th, 2016

 No late orders will be accepted

Please fill out the bottom portion of this form and return to your Blast teacher



Name: ________________________________

 Blast: _____________

 I would like to order _______ taco lunches

 Total:  _____  x $5.00 = _______

Immunizations on Thursday, October 13th

Immunizations will take place on Thursday, October 13th for grade 6 & 8 girls and boys in the morning.

Thursday, 6 October 2016


Dear Parent or Guardian,


We will be starting sewing in Home Economics on October 24 and the students are required to supply their own fabric or purchase a sewing kit from the school. Kits are $15 and the students will get a choice of fabric which is suitable for their project. If you would prefer to go out and purchase your own fabric, the following supplies are needed:




1.5 metre printed fabric – 115 cm wide (1.2 m-150cm wide)

1.2 metre plain fabric – 115 cm wide (1.2 m – 150 cm wide)

1 metre quilt batting


Examples of suitable fabrics include broadcloth, cotton, flannelette, chambray or other woven fabrics. Please do not purchase satin or shiny fabric, as it is difficult for new sewers to work with.




1.  Boxer shorts

          1 metre woven fabric (flannelette is inexpensive and easy to work with)

    1. cm WIDE elastic (enough to go around their waist)

2.  Pajama Pants

    1. metres fabric (flannelette is inexpensive and easy to work with)
      2.5 cm WIDE elastic (enough to go around their waist)
      I appreciate your cooperation and support of out Home Economics Program. If you have any questions or concerns please contact me at the school at 204-888-1990 or e-mail at
      Mrs. C.  Ingram
      I would like to purchase a sewing kit
      Name: ______________________ Grade _________ 
      Cash _____ Cheque _____
      News from HOME EC
                Cost of SUPPLY KITS are $15 for all Grades

Parenting Today 2016-17

International Walk to School Month

October is International Walk to School Month and the Green Team is busy planning activities to support active transportation. Throughout the month of October, there will be weekly trivia, lunch hour community walks, daily announcements, and active-transportation tracking in BLAST. The BLAST room with the most people who walked to school will win a pizza lunch for participants. Get active this month and walk, bike, scooter, skateboard, or rollerblade to school!

MTS Orange Shirt Day at Bruce

MTS Orange Shirt Day at Bruce


On Friday, Sept 30, students and staff participated in The Manitoba Teacher’s Society Orange Shirt Day to honour survivors of residential schools and to acknowledge that every child matters. The day is part of the Truth and Reconciliation: Calls to Action on Education. Students and staff wore orange as a sign of respect and to raise awareness about the “cultural genocide” on the First Nations people, brought on by residential schools. Students also participated in class activities to highlight the importance of respecting diversity at school and beyond.



Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Lifetouch Pictures

Lifetouch pictures will take place on Friday, October 7th at 9:00 a.m.

Terry Fox Barbeque

Our Terry Fox barbeque is on Thursday, September 29th. We are looking for assistance from 10:45- 12:30 in cooking the hotdogs for the students. Please call the school at (204) 888-1990 if you are available to assist. Thank you!

Tuesday, 20 September 2016


Bruce Grade 6 Band First Lesson Night
Wednesday, September 21st

For all Grade 6 Band students!

Friday, 16 September 2016


Spirit Week next week and we have a bunch of fun activities planned. Each day next week we will have a theme

Monday-PJ day wear your best pjs and don’t forget your stuffies

Tuesday-backwards day

Wednesday-wacky Wednesday  anything goes be as silly as you want to be

Thursday future day

Friday blast day dress up in blast colours to help support your team in the gym blast


Each day we will have prizes for students who dress up. There will be best costume, most original, and many more. There will also be a draw you can enter for each day that you participate. The draw will be done on Friday during our first gym Blast. We encourage all students to participate


There will be other events throughout the week so ensure you listen to announcements.


Thanks from the leadership team
Spirit Week:  September 19-23!

Get into the Bearcat state of mind!!  Next week is our school spirit week and we are encouraging ALL students to participate as much as possible... There will be prizes!

Monday:  Pajama Day - wear your fun p.j.'s or comfy lounge wear to school
Tuesday:  Backwards Day- wear everything backwards today
Wednesday:  Wacky Wednesday-  wear your wackiest hair and clothes today
Thursday:  Future Day- wear how you see yourself in the future- either as a career, or future fashion
Friday:  BLAST Colour Day- wear as much as you can that corresponds to your BLAST colours
Hurricanes:  Blue & White
Mustangs:  Red & White
Spitfires:  Orange & White
Vampires:  Black & White

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Bruce Bearcat Clothing

Bruce Bearcat Clothing

We are happy to announce that once again Bruce Middle School will be offering Bruce clothing to our students and staff. These items will be used for phys.ed classes as well as options for students to wear during our many extra-curricular activities such as volleyball, basketball, badminton, rugby, track etc. We are offering a new and exciting way to order your child’s clothing this year. If you are choosing to order clothes you can now go online at and order directly from Homerun Sports. Delivery will still be to Bruce and hopefully we will receive these items by mid-October. You will be able to size your child at school to ensure you are ordering the correct items. If you prefer to order at the school with a cheque that is also an option as well. This year everyone will have the choice of Dri-fit or cotton shirts in both long and short sleeve options. All short and long sleeve shirts will have your child’s last name on the back. Sweaters are also available however no last names can be put on the back.  There are two colour options this year, black and grey. We will be taking orders until September 23rd. If you are interested in purchasing Bruce clothing there will be a table set up during triads, once triads are over you can order clothing from Mrs. Goetz. Please check out our online store to see all the items available this year!



Ski Trip

Tentative plans for the school ski trip is a day excursion to Holiday Mtn on March 10. More details to follow.

Winter Camp

Winter Camp this school year is planned for Feb 8-10, Wednesday to Friday.  The cost will be about $225 and the camp is geared towards grade sevens. Final cost and more details to come.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Bruce Band Parents and Students,

Bruce Band Parents and Students,

Welcome back to school! I really hope you've enjoyed time with your family and friends over the summer. Now that the school year is upon us, I'm so excited to begin creating new music together with you!

      I have been busy preparing the materials and resources you will be using in band class to help you learn. Fees for method books, band shirts and instrument rentals should be taken care of when you come for triad conferences. Please come to the band room to pay (cheque or cash) for any item(s) that you need:

      Gr. 6 students - method book ($12), uniform shirt ($12), and instrument ($120, if you've made arrangements to rent from the school)

      Gr. 7 students - method book ($12) and instrument ($120, if you've made arrangements to rent from the school)

      Gr. 8 students - instrument ($120, if renting from the school)

      Grade 7 & 8 students should still have their music shirts from last year. If your shirt is lost, please purchase another. Grade 8 students will use their method books from last year which they should still have. If your book is lost, another will need to be purchased.

      Please let me know if you have any questions.

      Looking forward to seeing you Tuesday or Wednesday at triad conferences!

              Kind regards,

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