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Friday, 26 May 2017

1st Annual Graduation Pow Wow

St. James-Assiniboia School Division is excited to announce our first annual Graduation Pow Wow taking place on Thursday, June 1st, at St. James Collegiate (1900 Portage Ave.).

The Graduation Pow Wow is free to attend and is open to all members of the community. We look forward to welcoming students, staff, and community members to this inaugural celebration. Please see event details below:


Pipe Ceremony: 4:00 p.m.

Drum/Dancer Registration: 4:00-5:15 p.m.

Community Feast: 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Grand Entry: 5:15 p.m.

Closing Ceremony: 7:45 p.m.


If you have questions, or would like more information, please contact Indigenous Education Teacher, April Waters, at 204-885-1334 ext. 2367.



Thursday, 25 May 2017

June 2017 Track & Field & Beach Schedule


May
June  2017
July
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
 
 
 
 
1
8:00 am:  Track
 (running, high jump)
12:50 pm:  Beach
 
3:30: Track (run)
2
 
BEACH
PROVINCIALS
3
 
4
 
5
8:00 am:  Track
(running, high jump)
12:50 pm:  Track (field events)
3:30:  Beach
6
8:00 am:  Track
 (running, high jump)
12:50 pm:  Beach
 
3:30: Track (run)
*relay teams
7
8:00 am:  Track
(running, high jump)
12:50 pm:  Track (field events)
3:30: Track (run)
*relay teams
8
8:00 am:  Track
 (running, high jump)
12:50 pm:  Beach
 
3:30: Track (run)
*relay teams
9
 
10
 
11
 
12
8:00 am:  Track
(running, high jump)
12:50 pm:  Track (field events)
3:30:  Beach
13
 
TRACK
 
&FIELD    MEET
 
@  U of M
14
 
3:30:  Beach
15
BRUCE
BEACH
TOURNAMENT
 
@ ADRENALINE
16
 
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Tuesday, 23 May 2017

TACO THURSDAY


Bruce Leadership Team Taco THURSDAY

 Lunch

 

May 25th, 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 May 25th, 2017

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=


Friday, 19 May 2017

A PAGE FROM THE LIBRARY


The last day to sign out Library books is June 1, 2017.
All Library books must be returned by June 9, 2017  for inventory and repair.


Places to Look for Lost Library Books
Around the House
In the car
Under the car seat
In the trunk of the car
In the garage
Behind the washer or dryer
In the recycling bin
In your folder or binder
In your backpack
In your sibling's backpack
In the reading chair cushion
Under or in the sofa
On top of the refrigerator
On any of your bookshelves
On/In any desks at home
Under one of the beds
In the sheets at the foot of your bed
Between your bed and the wall
In the closet
Under the dirty clothes
In the bathroom
On the back porch or in the yard
On top of the DVD player or TV
Check top, behind, and in the dressers

Around Town
At the doctor's or dentist's office
At the public library
At the relative's house
At your daycare/after school care
At your friend's house
At your other parent's house
At your parent's workplace
At another relative's work place
At the restaurant
Wherever you went on errands recently

At School
The vehicle you ride to school in
Wherever you hang out after school
On the classroom bookshelves
In one of your teacher's lost and found spots
In my neighbor's desk (ask permission)
In the cafeteria, gym, music room, etc
At the school office
In any of the "Lost and Found" areas


Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Spirit Week

Spirit week will be happening next week Tuesday-Friday
  • Tuesday-Sports Day
  • Wednesday-Twin Day
  • Thursday- PJ Day
  • Friday-Blast Colour Day-gym blast from 11am-12:30pm
  • There will be prizes for best costumes each day!!!
  • Also there will be a TACO Thursday next week please hand in your order forms to your Blast teacher

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Trades and Technology Day Camp for Girls

To encourage women in the Trades, the Red River Community College is offering a week long free day camp this summer for girls between the ages of 12-14. The skills of carpentry and painting will be worked on in making a go-cart. Contact Mr. Harland for more details and an application form. pharland@sjsd.net

Monday, 8 May 2017

Sport Camp Information

Sport Camp Information 


Any grade 6 or 7 students interested in attending a sport camp this summer and would like to apply for a sports scholarship please contact Mrs. Goetz at kimgoetz@sjsd.net. Please indicate which camp you are registering for, the cost of the camp, and a copy of the camp confirmation would be appreciated.   


There is no guarantee that a scholarship will be given, however we will try to accommodate as many students as possible. Scholarships will be given at the sports awards on June 21st, 2017.  Scholarships are given to grade 6 and 7 students returning to Bruce Middle School next year. The camps that will be considered for scholarships are sport activities that we participate in during the school year such as volleyball, basketball, curling, track and field, badminton and Rugby. Below are some camp suggestions that you may want to consider for your child.  


Providence Sport Camps(overnight) 
www.providencecollege.ca/athletics/sports_camps/ 


UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA JUNIOR BISON HIGH PERFORMANCE SUMMER CAMPS 
http://www.gobisons.ca/sports/2015/1/10/summerhpcamp2015.aspx 


SJR-MBCI Sports Academy 
Register at volleyballexperience.com 


Athletes in Action

Register at https://athletesinaction.com/



Competitive Edge Volleyball Camps-Winnipeg Minor Volleyball Association 

Register www.mva.ca or phone 204-269-777  




Wesmen Sport Camps 
Register at www.wesmen.ca 

Bruce Middle School Sports Awards

Bruce Middle School Sports Awards








This year we have decided to change how we highlight and honour the many exceptional athletes we have at Bruce Middle School. In the past we have organized a Sports Breakfast which was always a great event, however not all students could attend and therefore could not see the great accomplishments of our school teams. We have decided to have our Sports Awards at Bruce Middle School on Wednesday June 28th, 2017 at 9:00am. This is an opportunity to celebrate the success of all our extra-curricular sports teams throughout the year. All students, staff, parents and extended family members are encouraged to attend.If you have any questions, please phone Mrs. Goetz or at 204-888-1990. 


 

The Spring Concert


Dear Bruce Band Parents,




Just a reminder that the Bruce Spring Concert is next Wednesday, May 17th. 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). Out of respect for the performers, all audience members are asked to stay until the end of the concert, approximately 8:15 pm.






The Spring 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 (tjohnson@sjsd.net).






Looking forward to a magical evening of music making!


Kind regards,
Mrs. Tara Johnson, Band Director
Bruce Middle School
Band Website: www.sjsd.net/~tjohnson


    Friday, 5 May 2017

    Immunization Reminder

    • Immunization Reminder Note for HPV and/or Tdap/Tdap-IPV


    • Dear Parent/Guardian


    • Immunization clinics will be held at your child’s school on May 11, 2017 a.m.

    • If you have chosen to have your child immunized please ensure:

    • you have returned the consent form (signed and marked ‘yes’)

    • that your child eats a good breakfast and lunch and

    • wears a short sleeved shirt.



    • If there are any changes to the information given on the consent form, please report this, as soon as possible, to the Public Health Nurse directly. Please contact your local public health office at 204-940-2040 and ask to speak with a Public Health Nurse.


    • Relevant changes that should be reported include:

    • You have not signed an immunization consent form and now wish your child to be immunized

    • Your child has transferred from another school

    • Your child has been already immunized by another health care provider since you signed the consent

    • A medical condition has been diagnosed since the consent was signed that may prevent your child from being immunized (e.g. an allergy to a component in the vaccine)





    Note: Public Health will not immunize a child without a signed immunization consent form (cc: Kim Witges, TM, AWW)

    Tuesday, 2 May 2017

    Winnipeg Wildcats

    Winnipeg Wildcats is a new basketball program looking for experienced female players born in 2004 & 2005. Our initial agenda is to submit a team in the Philippine Basketball Association year end tournament which takes place June 2-4. This will be the last opportunity of the current basketball season to get our players an opportunity to compete together as a team. It will also be a valuable opportunity for our program to get some exposure before we switch focus to planning for the 2017/18 season.



     


    Here is the link to the PBA tournament:







     


    The Winnipeg Wildcats program has been approved by Basketball Manitoba and has been promoted on their website and social media outlets. 

    Our contact at Basketball Manitoba is executive director, Adam Wedlake, adam@basketballmanitoba.ca





    Student Absences

    Attention Parents – the office makes multiple calls daily for attendance purposes. If your child will not be attending school, could you please contact the office to let us know either at 204-888-1990 or e-mail llelieveld@sjsd.net. We need to make 1-3 calls on average, per student, to determine why a student is away, as schools have a legal responsibility to check on each student, each day, when they are not in the building. Thanks in advance.

    Thursday, 27 April 2017

    2017 Spaghetti Bridge Competition


    Bruce Students Successful at the 2017 Spaghetti Bridge Competition

     

    Each year the Engineers and Geoscientists of Manitoba hold a spaghetti bridge competition. The goal is simple: build the strongest structure from 350 grams of spaghetti and glue. With this in mind, the grade 7 science students explored the Forces & Structures unit with pasta and wood glue in Mrs. Bouchard’s and Mr. Fisher-Smith’s classes. At the end of the unit, the entire grade 7 class entered their structures in competition at Kildonan Place on Thursday, March 9. 

     

    At the mall, the students waited patiently as volunteers from the Engineers and Geoscientists measured each group’s bridge: did the students meet the required parameters of length, height, and mass? After completing registration, the engineers carefully placed each team’s structure in the hydraulic press, affectionately known as the “Dream Crusher”. In seconds, the bridges were stressed to the max and students eagerly recorded the maximum mass held by their bridges while the judges gave some advice on the construction. Every kilogram supported by bridges was tallied by the organizers who later used this total to make a donation to Winnipeg Harvest!

     

    After three days of competition among students from across the province, Bruce students did extremely well. The team of Igor, Steven, and Korbin won the grade 7 level and received certificates and $100.

     

    In addition to the grade 7 team, many grade 8 students participated in the contest as well, entering their structures on Saturday, March 11. The team of Katryna and Miree won the grade 8 level and also received certificates and $100. In addition, everyone who participated in the spaghetti bridge building competition will be celebrating with a pizza party sponsored by the Engineers and Geoscientists of Manitoba.

     

    Congratulations Bruce students!







     

     

    Submitted: Mr. Fisher-Smith, Bruce Middle School.

     

     

     

    Thursday, 13 April 2017

    Earth Week Activities April 17-20


    International Day of Pink


    April 12 was the International Day of Pink, a day to raise awareness to stop bullying and celebrate diversity. Bruce was proud to have many staff and students wear pink to support this cause. More info can be found at http://dayofpink.org/about/.


    Here is a music video by Canadian Artists who joined together to support anti-bullying. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmmZR6erBFY








    Wednesday, 12 April 2017

    Year End Awards Ceremonies


    Our Academic Awards have been changed to Wednesday, June 28th 
    at 1:30 pm at Bruce Middle School.

    Our Sports Awards will be held at Bruce Middle School 
    on Wednesday, June 28 at 9:00 am. 
    We are changing our approach this year so that all students will be included. 
    There will be no breakfast at the ceremony.