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At Bruce Middle School we've decided to go paperless with our newsletter.

There are two advantages to this:

- The saving of paper is a savings in costs and more importantly another step in our ongoing commitment to sustainability.

- By offering news in this format, we can now provide our community with real-time news as it happens, instead of waiting until the end of the month to send out information.

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Wednesday, 30 October 2013

We Day!

27 students accompanied by 3 teachers from Bruce joined 16000 other students and teachers at the MTS center for We Day. An additional 56 students spent the day in the theatre at Bruce watching the live feed. This event is a jump off point for many social justice initiatives in our school and across the country. For more information visit

Monday, 28 October 2013

Halloween Day Activities

A reminder that for Halloween on Thursday costumes must be school appropriate. This means no costumes that involve weapons of any sort. Students must also be identifiable during school hours so please do not wear masks that cover your face. 

Also, for the Halloween Dance on Thursday afternoon there will be no charge, but a suggested donation of $2 per student. All proceeds collected will go towards providing food people in our community who need it.


City of Winnipeg Leisure Guide

City of Winnipeg Leisure Guide

The City of Winnipeg is proud to provide a wide variety of recreation and leisure opportunities that contribute to the overall well-being of our community.  The Leisure Guide is published three times per year and is filled with fun and exciting programs for everyone.

For more information on leisure, sport and fitness programs, please pick up a copy of the Leisure Guide, call 311 or click here to view.  Guides are available for pick up at civic pools, libraries and leisure centres, and at a number of retail locations including Safeway, 7-Eleven and Mac’s. 

Watch for the Winter 2014 Leisure Guide at the end of November!  Registration for swimming lessons only will begin on December 10 at 8:00 a.m.  Registration for all other programs will begin on December 11 at 8:00 a.m.  Registration will be ongoing after these start dates.


City of Winnipeg Priceless Fun

Winnipeggers now have easy access to information about free recreation, leisure and library programs with the free programming guide, Priceless Fun.

The winter edition of Priceless Fun, available in December, provides information about the free programs for children and youth being offered by the City of Winnipeg throughout the city, all in one convenient guide.
Hard copies of Priceless Fun are available for pick up at all civic indoor pools, libraries and leisure centres. You can view the current edition of Priceless Fun online by clicking hereInformation about programs is also available by calling 311.

Freeze Frame 2014

Freeze Frame 2014: March 6 to 16, 2014

Educate. Create. Celebrate.

See the world up close. Be a star in your own movie. Explore the future of media.
The world is an amazingly diverse place and there is no better way to explore it than through movies and the media arts. Never before have we been able to explore other countries, cultures, languages, and ideas like we can now.

When we watch movies or we make our own movies we become part of an emerging universal language that has the potential to bring all of us closer together.

The 18th annual Freeze Frame festival offers students and teachers a front row seat in these exciting times where they may experience some of the best films being made for youth from around the world, as well as explore the wide range of filmmaking techniques and media technologies that are evolving and shaping our world.

Full Festival details will be available mid-January 2014 online at:

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Personal Safety Presentations

Over the course of the next few months, students at Bruce Middle School will have the opportunity to participate in a number of presentations regarding personal safety.  These presentations are based on topics specifically relevant to each grade level.  Below you will find a brief overview and listing of basic details for each presentation; should you have any further questions, please call or email Mr. Lipinski (, Mr. Lister ( or Mrs. Sparrow ( at Bruce Middle School, 888-1990.

All grade 7 students will be participating in the division mandated ‘SafeTeen’ program.  SafeTeen works with boys and girls separately, in small group settings to promote assertiveness, healthy relationships, and personal safety strategies.  Morning sessions will be taking place from 9:00- 11:40, and students will have opportunity to ask questions, as well as participate in the program.

Throughout this school year, all grade 7 and 8 students will be participating in AFM ‘Healthy Choices’ presentations to support our physical education and health curricular outcomes including: 4 kinds of health, alcohol and drugs - definition, types, drug classes, definition of addiction, signs of harmful use, why people experiment/continue use and things you can do if you are worried about your use or someone else.  The purpose of these presentations is to give the students a brief overview of the above topics and to familiarize them with our AFM division personnel, who work in the high schools.  Grade 7 students will have a total of 5 presentations between October and May, and Grade 8 students will have 3 presentations, between November and February.

All grades will have the opportunity to see Winnipeg Police Constable Andrea Cain, continuing presentations to the students that have been in place for many years.   Grade 6 students will be receiving information on making positive choices, as well as cyber bullying.  Grade 7 topics will be Internet Safety and further information on cyber bullying, and Grade 8’s will be focusing on drug and gang awareness.  Constable Cain will do the first set of presentations in December, followed by the second set in the early spring.

Please do not hesitate to contact the school with any questions or concerns with the above material.

Monday, 21 October 2013

Science Classes Take To The Outdoors!

The grade 7 science classes headed down to Sturgeon Creek this week to take a closer look at the soil profile that was left behind after some water erosion. Students used their ipads to take pictures of the profile and used an app to mark off the layers and label their living diagram. 

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Receive News Alerts Direct To Your Phone or Email!

Using Remind 101 You can receive news updates, via text message directly to your cell phone or via email. We will only be using this method of communication to issue reminders and to make you aware of events that are coming up in the school.

Remind101 is a one-way text messaging and email system. With Remind101, all personal information remains completely confidential. Teachers will never see your phone number, nor will you ever see theirs.

To sign up follow the directions below:

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Friday, 18 October 2013

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Champs of the Golden Gate Tournament

Congratulations to our Tier 1 Girls Volleyball Team who dominated at the Golden Gate Tournament this past weekend!

Monday, 14 October 2013

Remembrance Day Service

Please Join Us In Remembrance

Our remembrance Day service is scheduled for 9am on November 7th. This year we would like to invite all family members of students who are military personnel to attend in uniform. Please RSVP to the school (204-888-1990) so that we can arrange for your seating as our honoured guests.

Further to this, we would like to invite all families to submit a photo of a family member or loved one who has served our country. We will be creating a slideshow that will play during our assembly to honour the brave men and women who have fought for our freedom.

Please email photos to Mr. Harland ( and include the following details:

Name of Student:
Name of Family Member in The Photo:
Military Rank (if known):

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Sunday, 13 October 2013

Scholastic Bookfair

Hosted by Bruce Middle School Library

Dates & Times: 
November 14th – 21st (see special time for November 19th)
  9:00 am – 3:45 pm (closed during the lunch hour)

November 19th
9:00 am -  8:00 pm (closed during the lunch/supper hours)

November 21st
                                                  9:00 am -  12:00 pm
                                                  Location: BMS Library

Available at the book fair:  Posters, erasers, pencils, picture books, novels, an adult section including novels, cookbooks, etc

Your child may win $25 worth of books and $25 worth of material for their LASS Teacher. Enter the draw during the book fair. One entry per Student please.

Dear Parents,
When you visit the Scholastic Book Fair, please consider donating a book to your child’s classroom library. Such books will enrich the education of children for years to come. We’ve asked teachers to fill out a Classroom Wish List so you’ll know which books they think will add to their student’s knowledge and imagination.

Books you give will become a permanent part of the classroom library. Every gift will be recognized with a bookplate identifying your family or child as the donor.

Please look for the Classroom Wish List display at the Book Fair. Your generosity can make a classroom more exciting and stimulating to young minds.