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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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Tuesday, 27 May 2014


ART KITS ARE NOW FOR SALE UNTIL FRIDAY, JUNE 7th. The kit includes everything your child will need for 3 years in the Art program. If your child is taking Visual Art in 2014-2015, a letter has been sent home. Cost of the kit is $45. Cash or cheque (made out to Bruce Middle School) accepted. Payment and forms are due June 7th, to the office or to Mrs. Nowosad.

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Grade 8 Farewell

Grade 8 Farewell

The grade 8 farewell will be taking place on Tuesday, June 24 with a trip to Thunder Rapids Fun Park.   Stay tuned for a more detailed information letter that will be sent out at the beginning of this month including cost and available activities!  If you would like to check Thunder Rapids out in more detail, you can visit their website at

Library News

    A Page from the Library
     After June 13th students will no longer be permitted to sign out library books.   All books must be returned by June 18thfor inventory and repair.
    Report cards will not be issued if a student has any outstanding library books.

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Sports Camp Information

Sport Camp Information

Any students interested in attending a sport camp this summer and would like to apply for a sports scholarship please contact Mrs. Goetz at Please indicate which camp you are registering for 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 6th, 2014.  Scholarships are given to grade 6 and 7 students returning to Bruce Middle School next year.

Below are some camp suggestions that you may want to consider for your child.




The University of Manitoba Bisons are excited to launch our NEW High Performance Summer Camps. These camps are geared towards athletes looking to further their athletic skill development in an intense and challenging environment.

All camps will be led by University of Manitoba Head Coaches, assistant coaches, current and former Bison athletes.

**The athletes will be grouped according to age and skill level. Previous sport specific experience at the school, community or youth organization level is required**



Registration for all camps is online only


SJR-MBCI Sports Academy

Register at


Wesmen Sport Camps

Register at


Providence Sport Camps(overnight)

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Choral News

Bruce Middle School Spring Concert:

Our Spring Concert is scheduled for Wednesday, May 21st at 7:00 p.m. in the school gym. This is our final formal performance of the year, where all choral groups and bands will be performing. Singers are asked to be at the school by 6:30 p.m.

Sturgeon Heights Concert Choir and Vocal Jazz, directed by Ms. Avonlea Armstrong, will be performing for all Bruce students at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, May 30th in the school gym. We are really looking to this performance!

School Tour to Athlone and Heritage School:

As a way of promoting the fabulous choral groups at Bruce, the Concert Choir, Vocal Vibe and Bearcat Boys will all be performing at Athlone School and Heritage School.

Athlone School ñ Monday, May 26th at 1:00 p.m. in their gym. We will walk over at 12:30 p.m. to set up and should be back at Bruce by 1:45 p.m.

Heritage School ñ Monday, June 2nd at 1:00 p.m. in their gym. We will walk over at 12:15 p.m. to set up and should be back at Bruce by 2:00 p.m.

Party Time ñ We will celebrate all of our hard work this year with a pizza party! It will be held on Wednesday, June 4th during the lunch hour in the theatre. More information to follow.

For all performances, students are asked to wear their Bruce Middle School music shirt, black pants or skirt and black shoes.


        Monday, 12 May 2014

        May Success Assembly Awards

        Congratulations to our our April Athletes of the Month who were recognized at our May Assembly.
        McKenzie G, Agape S, Quinlan R, Jonathon B, Josh C, James C.

        Congratulations to all of our January Success Award Winners!

        Grade 6: Moyo A, Reece H, Aidan R, Allison R, Cian S.
        Grade 7: Tyler B, Sarah J, Ben L, Yei-Jin L, Erika P, Makayla P, Lauren W.
        Grade 8: James C, Cole C, Lukas N, Brooke R, Quinlan R, Skylar S, Colin Y.

        If you'd like to nominate someone for an award, please use the online nomination form. 

        Friday, 9 May 2014

        NUTRITION WEEK MAY 12-16

        The St. James Assiniboia School Division Healthy Schools Committee is promoting nutrition in the division during the week of May 12-16 2014. This initiative has come as a direct result of the Youth Health Survey Data (Grades 7-12) that shows that over 1/4 of our students (SJASD) do not eat breakfast and of that population, 67% report they don't have enough time to eat breakfast. Research states that eating breakfast improves memory, concentration level, problem solving and creative thinking.

        Bruce Middle School will be supporting nutrition education by hosting grab and go breakfasts available to ALL Bruce students during Nutrition Week.  Each morning, simple but nutritious breakfasts will be available to our students during BLAST attendance (8:45 AM).  Each breakfast will consist of items from 3 of the 4 food groups (Grain Products, Milk and Alternatives, Vegetables and Fruit, Meat and Alternatives) as outlined in the Canada Food Guide.  Students may choose to participate or not if they wish.  Please note that we will make every effort to maintain a nut-free environment, however, individuals must make their own decision as to whether or not the food items are appropriate for them. 

        Click here for more information 


        Wednesday, 7 May 2014

        13th Annual Sports Breakfast

        The 13th annual sports breakfast will be held on June 6th, 2014 at St. Basil's Church. Tickets are on sale for $5.00. The 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 starting May 7th, 2014.  We have sold out in the past so if you are interested please purchase your tickets early. Ticket sales will end on June 2nd, 2014. If you have any questions, please phone Mrs. Goetz or at 888-1990.