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Thursday, 28 May 2015

Canada Wide Science Fair 2015: Fredericton

On May 10, Noah D, Shanaya M, Mrs. S-M and Mr. FS joined Jordan, Justice, and Mr. Braun and the rest of the Manitoba delegation, and headed to the Canada Wide Science Fair (CWSF) at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

During the week, the student finalists set up their backboards and projects, and presented to the judges, local school students, as well as to the public. While on campus at UNB, the group got to experience resident life (including dorm beds, foosball, and cafeteria food), meet students from coast-to-coast-to-coast, and explore some cool science conducted in the university labs.

Other highlights of the week included:
·         The “twenty minute” walk to the Regent Mall
·         Pin trading
·         Meeting Chef Michael Smith at the Opening Event and watching his live demonstration of “Science in the Kitchen”
·         Eating downtown during the visit to the Fredericton Boyce Farmers Market
·         Exploring St. Andrews and St. Stephens, New Brunswick on Tour Day
·         Exploring the Bay of Fundy and the Reversing Falls on Tour Day

Towards the end of the week, we were treated to a spectacular Awards Ceremony at the Fredericton Convention Centre where nearly $1,000,000 in awards, prizes, and scholarships were handed out. Congratulations to Noah D who won a Bronze Medal! Following the Awards Ceremony and Banquet, students were treated to a dance back at the Student Union Building at UNB.

As quickly as the week started, CWSF came to a close and we were boarding our flight back to Winnipeg with thoughts on next year’s CWSF in Montreal!






Monday, 25 May 2015

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 breakfast on June 19th, 2015.  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, track and field, badminton and ultimate. Below are some camp suggestions that you may want to consider for your child.


Competitive Edge Volleyball Camps-Winnipeg Minor Volleyball Association
Register www.mva.ca or phone 204-269-777

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

Wesmen Sport Camps
Register at www.wesmen.ca

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


The 14th Annual Sports Breakfast

Sports Breakfast


The 14th annual sports breakfast will be held on Friday June 19th at St. Basil's Church on Portage Avenue. The pancake breakfast will be from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 11:30 a.m. with rush seating. This is an opportunity to celebrate the success of all our extra-curricular sports teams throughout the year. Students who have purchased tickets will have their attendance taken during regular morning BLAST, following attendance students and staff will walk to the church. Staff members who attend the breakfast will walk back with the students and a second attendance will be taken once we return to the school. All students interested in attending please purchase your tickets from the office starting May 26th, 2015. We have sold out in the past so if you are interested please purchase your tickets early. Tickets are $5.00 each and sales will end on June 15th , 2015. If you have any questions, please phone Mrs. Goetz or at 204-888-1990.

Coaching for Confidence

Coaching for Confidence
Internet-based program to help parents help children with difficulty with anxiety (excessive fearfulness, worry, or shyness).

Is your 4 to 12 year old child more shy or fearful than other children of the same age?
Shyness and anxiety are normal emotions.  Some children, however, are much more shy or fearful than the average child.  Anxiety may interfere with their enjoyment of school, activities with other children, new experiences (swimming lessons or sports), and their development of independence and confidence.  Shyness and anxiety may also slow learning at school.
If you think that your child is more anxious (fearful, worried or shy) than most other children of the same age, you may be interested in Coaching for Confidence a web-based program developed for parents of children with anxiety by researchers at the University of Manitoba. 

If you are interested in learning more about this evaluation study please contact Julie-Anne at email: CoachingForConfidence@umanitoba.ca  or telephone 204-237-2055 and leave a message.  

Life/Work Exploration Camp at University of Winnipeg

On Friday, May 22, all grade 8 students took part in a Life/Work Exploration Camp at the University of Winnipeg. The camp was planned and organized by a committee of teachers and coordinators from the St. James-Assiniboia School Division. Students took part in a variety of sessions throughout the day involving the 6 Cs (Collaboration, Creativity, Character, Critical Thinking, Communication, and Citizenship) and performed tasks using the D.I. model (Destination Imagination). After viewing videos from a variety of Winnipeg professionals speaking about the importance of the 6 Cs as essential skills in any career, students had to complete a variety of timed tasks by putting to use the skills in focus. It was a fun and skill-building day at the U of W!







Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Bruce Concert Choir Performance


Bruce Concert Choir gave a beautiful performance at the Manitoba Legislature Building on Wednesday, May 13th 2015.  Great job singers!

Pizza Day Changed to Thursday For This Week Only!

Just a quick note to let everybody know that Pizza day has been moved to Thursday for this week only due to the large number of students who will be away on field trips this Friday.

Friday, 15 May 2015

Track & Field

Track and Field Practice Schedule

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday

7:45-8:30 am

7:45-8:30 am
12:55-1:20 pm
12:55-1:20 pm
12:55-1:20 pm
12:55-1:20 pm
3:30-4:15pm
3:30-4:15pm
3:30-4:15pm
3:30-4:15pm


Athletes please ensure you attend at least 3 practices a week if you want to attend the track meet on June 9th at John Taylor Collegiate(rain date June 11th)

Please ensure you dress for all types of weather(jackets, rain gear, sunscreen etc)

Please ensure you have a water bottle and healthy lunch(non heated lunch)

There will be a canteen available(hotdogs, drinks, chips, freezies)

If you need a ride to and from school please ensure you are at Bruce by 8:15am on track day

All athletes must participate in at least 3 events

Please return form ASAP 

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Bearcats Basketball Skills Camp Cancellation

Please be advised that the Bearcats Basketball Skills Camp that was originally scheduled for Tuesday May 19th has been cancelled due to gym availability issues.

If you require any additional information please contact Mr. Dempster.

Friday, 8 May 2015

Important Year-End Dates

The PDF document below contains a list of important year-end dates. If you need any additional information, please consult our online calendar or contact us at the school at 204-888-1990.

Thursday, 7 May 2015

School Vandalism

School Vandalism often involves graffiti, broken windows, damage to roofs and playground equipment. To report suspicious activity on school grounds between 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.
or to report an act of school vandalism in Winnipeg call:  (204) 231-4556
Our security firm will attend after receipt of your call.

Wednesday, 6 May 2015