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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, 25 November 2014

City of Winnipeg Leisure Guide & City of Winnipeg Priceless Fun

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 visit  Guides are available for pick up at civic indoor pools, libraries and leisure centres, and at a number of retail locations including Safeway, 7-Eleven and Mac’s. 

Watch for the Winter 2015 Leisure Guide at the beginning of December!  Registration for swimming lessons only will begin on December 16 at 8:00 a.m.  Registration for all other programs will begin on December 17 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 at the end of 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 at: Information about programs is also available by calling 311.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Dr. Math Session Cancelled

Please be advised that due to poor weather conditions causing travel delays, our presenter Dr. Math will not arrive in time for the session tonight. The session originally scheduled for this evening at Jameswood Alternate School has been cancelled. We will post more news here should a future session be scheduled.

Monday, 17 November 2014

BMS United Way Cookie Bake-off

Thank you to everyone who baked and judged cookies for the BMS United Way cookie Bake-off today. Student winners are: 1) Mariah 2) Cully 3) Mylo. Staff winners are: 1) Ms Ames 2) Ms. Acorn 3) Ms. Matthewman. Cookies go on sale Tuesday at lunch and at the Portfolio Cafe for $1/cookie or $5 for 7 cookies.

Change in School Bus Cancellation Policy

Metro Winnipeg School Superintendents have made a change in the policy for cancellation of school bus service due to cold weather.

The new policy will use the temperature reading at The Forks instead of the Airport.

School bussing will be cancelled if the wind-chill reading is -45 or colder at 6:00 a.m. at The Forks according to Environment Canada.

Notice of school bus cancellations will be provided to media outlets and posted on school division websites as soon as the 6:00 a.m. reading is posted by Environment Canada.

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Scholastic Book Fair

Bruce Middle School Library’s annual Scholastic Book Fair is almost here!!  This is an opportunity for students to purchase quality books for both pleasure reading and information. Money raised by the fair will be reinvested into purchasing new books for the Library and Classroom Libraries.   Methods of payment include cash, cheques, Visa, Mastercard and debit cards.


November 17th

9:00 am – 3:45 pm (closed during the lunch hour)
November 18th 
(Special hours for Bruce Portfolio Café)
9:00 am- 7:30 pm (closed during the lunch/supper hours)

November 19th
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm – Last chance shopping!

Parenting Today 2014-15

Workshops will be held from 6 – 8 p.m. at Educational Support Services – Jameswood School, 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 call Arlie Williams-Taylor at 885-9555 or email

Tuesday November 18, 2014
K-8 Fun With Math

Presented by: Rachel McAnallen Known simply as “Ms. Math” to children across the country, Rachel McAnallen has devoted her life to sharing the joy and beauty of mathematics with learners of all ages. A professional educator for over half a century, Rachel travels the world teaching her subject at every grade level. In addition to her experience in the classroom, Rachel has served as a department chair, a school board member, and a high school administrator.

Rachel has a passion for teaching, golf, and mathematical modular origami, though not always in that order. As a life-long learner, Rachel has completed her PhD at the University of Connecticut at age 75. Rachel approaches the world around her with a boundless curiosity and a playful sense of humor that is reflected in her teaching style.

Pancakes & Portfolios!

Pancakes & Portfolios

November 18th, 2014
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

On Tuesday November 18th,
Bruce Middle School will be hosting a Pancakes & Portfolios Evening! Your child will lead you through a portfolio collection of their learning. They will present artifacts that represent their learning and they will also perform some live tasks, including making pancakes for you to enjoy!
This will be done in the place of traditional parent-teacher interviews to place a greater emphasis on student learning. Teachers will also be available in the gym during this time to speak with you about your child's learning.
We hope that you will find this casual format both inviting and informative, as your child leads you through examples of their learning. Should there be a reason that you need a private face-to-face conversation with any teacher, we will have meeting rooms available upon request.
If you have questions about this evening, please contact us at the school and we will be happy to help.

Walt Lipinski
Bruce Middle School

WJHA Santa Clause Parade Information

There will be 20 Bruce WJHA students walking with the Winnipeg Jets Float in the Santa Claus Parade this Saturday November 15th. The parade route and details are in the documents below:

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

2nd Annual BMS Cookie Bake off

The 2nd annual BMS Cookie Bake-off is on Monday, November 17. Bring in 1 dozen nut free cookies that you baked at home and have your cookies judged at lunch in the foods room by our special guest judges! Want to be a student judge? For $1, enter your name in a draw to be the student judge - you will have to taste every cookie!! Cookies will go on sale on Tuesday to support the United Way.

Friday, 7 November 2014

Winter Camp at Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive

Slide into Winter Camp at Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre December 29, 30 and January 2!

Come and join us for a frosty good time at one or all of our Winter Day Camps. Activities may include snowshoeing, bannock baking, cool crafts, winter games and more. Camp runs daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and costs 24$ for members & 30$ for non-members. Camp is for children ages 6 to 9. For more information or to register a camper please visit: or call (204) 467-3300.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Remembrance Day Service

Please join us on November 7th at 9 am for our Remembrance Day Service.

Monday, 3 November 2014

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Parenting Today K-8 Fun with Math

Dr. Rachel Macnallen  November 18, 2014

All early and middle school parents are invited to attend the "Parenting Today Seminar" focused on supporting children at home in the area of mathematics. This is a special session that has been created to discuss concerns and identify strategies to support students in our division.

Please share the attachment "Parenting Today" with parents/guardians and staff.

Workshops will be held from 6 – 8 p.m. at Educational Support Services – Jameswood School, 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 [ ]

Please Note: FREE CHILDCARE IS PROVIDED FOR SESSIONS.  When registering please indicate for how many children and their ages.


The Farm to School vegetables will be delivered on Thursday, November 6. Please ensure you make arrangements to have someone help you bring the vegetables home. Vegetables can be picked up until 4:30 on Thursday. Congratulations on making this a very successful fundraiser this year. We raised $645.00 for Bruce Middle School! Thank you for your support with this initiative.