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Friday, 26 September 2014
Wednesday, 24 September 2014
Students at the 8th annual youth forum (#youthforum8) were getting inspired by the good work being done by philanthropic leaders in our province. We will be bringing our enthusiasm back to Bruce in order to tackle the global and local actions that we want to be a part of. Students were treated to exciting and energizing talks by Ace Burpee (pictured above) and Kevin Lamoureux today who reminded our students to "Believe in each other. Be kind to each other. There is always hope."
Saturday, 20 September 2014
The highlight of the afternoon was the end of the BLAST where we drew student names for the right to dump ice on over 20 staff members including Constable Shannon Fedoruk, our community resource officer!
We sold ballots over 5 days and our Bearcats raised over $160 for ALS Research! Go Bearcats Go!
Special Thanks go out to Ness McDonald's for donating all of the ice for the event!
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Friday, 19 September 2014
Friday, 12 September 2014
Wednesday, 3 September 2014
The Terry Fox Run takes place on September 24th, 2014. Make sure you get your consent form in to your BLAST teacher A.S.A.P. and try to do some fundraising.Prizes will be awarded for the top fundraisers.A minimum donation of $2.00 is required in order to receive a hot dog and a drink on the day of the run.
Tuesday, 2 September 2014
1 Braintree Crescent (off Olive & Ness). Free pizza supper will be offered from 6:00 - 6:30
p.m. and session will take place from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. To register please contact Arlie
Williams-Taylor at 885-9555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Limited spaces available and pre-registration required with a commitment that all four sessions be attended Facilitated by: Kristy Wake, Behaviour Intervention Resource Teacher & Matthew Janzen B.S.W., Educational Support Services, St. James-Assiniboia School Division. It will address concepts from the Triple P program (Positive Parenting Program) such as;
• Positive discipline
• Building positive relationships with your child
• Descriptive praise
• Quiet time
• Time out
• Logical consequences
Jeffrey Kerr, Social Worker, Supported by the Behaviour Intervention Team, Educational
Support Services, St. James-Assiniboia School Division.
The event will be held at Educational Support Services located on #1 Braintree Cres. All family
members are invited to participate in this free event which will include free childcare for those
three years of age and under, exciting hands on activities for children ages four through twelve
years, and an interactive Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) workshop for parents. Beginning
at 10:00am and ending at 2:30pm, the Positive Parenting event will include a free lunch for
everyone as well as a free gift for all participants. Pre-registration is required.
Assiniboia School Division. Students who receive speech and language support at school benefit from practice at home.
The purpose of this presentation is to provide parents with simple, quick and easy activities that
can be done as a part of the daily routine. We will provide suggestions for helping your child
practice speech sounds and language skills at home.
Where? Charleswood Curling Club (corner of Grant and Bill Clement Way)
When? October - March Wednesdays from 4:00 - 5:30
Who? Students in Gr. 6, 7, 8. (Preference is given to returning curlers.)
How many? 24 students
Cost? $50 per curler (we have to pay rent for the ice)
Equipment needed? Brush, curling shoes, loose fitting pants, mitts or gloves. We do have extra brooms if needed.
Coaching? Curlers will receive coaching with a 1 to 4 ratio to start. The ratio decreases to 1 - 8 as the students progress.
Wind-Up? At the end of the season curlers are invited to a wind-up supper which is included in the price.
*** If you curled last year, time to check your shoes. If they are too small bring them to Mrs. Smitke and perhaps they can be sold to another student.
Curling registration forms can be picked up in Mrs. Smitke's room 25.
Returning students should have their existing kits ready to use in the first week of classes. Grade 8 students will be storing their kits in their lockers this year.
If you love to sing, and meet new people, there are three great options to get involved.
CONCERT CHOIR is a choir for girls and guys in Grades 6 through 8. We will perform at several festivals throughout the year including Choralfest, Music Celebration, the Winnipeg Music Festival, as well as the Winter and Spring concerts at Bruce. We will rehearse every Monday and Wednesday during the lunch hour. Our first meeting will be Wednesday, September 10th in the theatre. Bring your lunch and come ready to meet new friends, sing and have fun!
VOCAL VIBE is a smaller, auditioned group for girls and guys in Grades 7 & 8. We will be learning fun songs in the jazz style and will rehearse every Tuesday and Thursday during the lunch hour. Auditions for this group were held in June. Once again, bring your lunch and come ready to learn some exciting new music.
BEARCAT BOYS is a boys only group for guys in Grades 6 through 8. We will perform at both the Winter and Spring Concerts. Auditions and start time are TBA. Please let Mrs. Neufeld know if you are interested in auditioning for this group.
I am looking forward to an exciting year of singing!
Mrs. H. Neufeld, Choral Director