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Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Grade 8 Farewell Dance

To all Grade 8 students and Families

Parent council is currently organizing a year end celebration for all grade 8 students to celebrate their time here at Bruce as they will be moving on to high school in the fall. The dance will be held at Woodhaven CC on Thursday June 25 from 7-11 pm. We are in need of 16 volunteers to help chaperone this fun event, volunteers can be anyone from parents, to grandparents or even family friends. We are requesting your help starting at 6:30 until 11pm the night of the event. We are also asking you to please contact Cheryl if anyone has or knows someone who has a sound system that would be willing to provide music and MC for the event. Anyone interested in helping out or if you have any questions about the event please contact Cheryl Cronshaw at 204 897 7351(h) or 204 218 2884(c). Thank you so much for all your continued support and with your help I know we can make this a memorable evening for our kids.

BMS Parent Council

Monday, 27 April 2015

Parenting Today

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 May 12, 2015
          Coaching For Confidence

Presented by: Dr. Maria Phelps, School Psychologist, Educational Support Services, St. James-Assiniboia School Division

Shyness and anxiety are normal human emotions.  Some children, however, are much more shy or fearful than the average child.  For these children, anxiety may interfere with their enjoyment of school, activities with other children, new experiences (swimming lessons, birthday parties, etc.), and their development of independence and confidence. In this session, parents will learn about anxiety in children aged four to seven and gain useful tools to help your children overcome this problem.
Once registered for any session, if you cannot attend, please be sure to cancel by email to

Bruce Spring Concert

You're invited to...

Bruce Spring Concert 
Wednesday, May 20th at 7pm

..featuring all the bands and choirs!

Friday, 24 April 2015

Project Runway Recycled Runway: Wear It Out!

Bruce Middle School held its 5th annual Recycled Runway Fashion Show and Competition on March 26th.  50 young artists in grade 7 worked in teams of 4 or 5 to come up with an original outfit made entirely of recycled items.  Students went on a field trip to Arts Junktion MB where they collected over 50 cubic feet of used materials.  They also collected items on their own, and elicited help from Bruce staff and students and families in the community.   It was a 3-month process from the drawing of designs to students strutting their stuff on the Bruce Bearcat-walk.  

The audience members were the judges, and got to vote for their 3 favourites at digital polling stations run by Bruce students.  The winning team, “The Fantastic Four” made “Floral Frenzy” from recycled fake flowers and leaves, used bottle corks, and recycled fabric.  

This year's new Open Category Competition allowed students that were not part of the grade 7 art program to take part as well.  In grade 6, the winner was Licenny A. wearing “Flower Girl” which she fashioned from unused collected restaurant napkins, used buttons, fake flowers, and a garbage bag train.  

Finally, in Grade 8, “Sourpatch Kids” was the winning design.  The colourful two piece outfit used recycled paper cups, used construction paper, and recycled fabric and tulle.  

Lauren W. was a wonderful Master of Ceremonies, rockiní a dress she made out of used denim pieces.  

 The show also featured a mascot, “XYZ,” more commonly known as Mylo F. , as well as singing performances by Bruce students.  Songs centered around a denim theme, since the fashion show included a denim drive, where used denim was collected for use in the art program.   

Check out the slideshow for more great photos of this event.

RESTITUTION IVC - Restitution For Parents

Restitution For Parents

Free registration for parents in St. James

Presenter: Rebecca Gray
Wed, Aug 19, 2015

Caught in the cycle of ever-increasing punishments to motivate your children? Tired of bribing your children to behave? 
Want your children to be self-motivated? Learn why children behave, how to set them up for success, and learn concrete 
tools for tough situations. Learn to encourage children to take responsibility for their actions & be self-disciplined. (No Prerequisite)  (Complimentary book included)

Restitution Parent Workshop
Location & Time
Time: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Sturgeon Heights Collegiate
2665 Ness Avenue
Winnipeg, MB

For information on courses, please contact:
Ruth Hargrave
Phone: 204-782-0103

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Bruce White Out - Go Jets Go!

In support of the Winnipeg Jets first playoff run, Bruce Middles School held it's first WhiteOut today!

Friday, 10 April 2015





Middle Years iPad Initiative Parent Feedback Evening

As you are aware the St. James-Assiniboia School Division Digital Learning Initiative has provided each middle years student with an iPad Mini. The purpose of this initiative is to create digital learning environments to improve student learning and the facilitation of the 5Cs (communication, collaboration, creativity, critical thinking and global citizenship) in all middle years classrooms.

In our second year of this initiative the Division would like to extend an invitation for feedback from parents of middle years students. The Division is working with IBM to collect this input as well as have conversations with staff and students throughout this school year. The Division would very much appreciate including parent feedback as we reflect and refine the initiative moving forward. The format of the evening will consist of facilitated groups of parents responding to questions. Responses will be gathered and collated by the facilitators.

Grade 6, 7 & 8 iPad Feedback Evening For All Parents

Lincoln Middle School
April 29, 2015
7:00 – 8:00 PM

How to Register

In order to facilitate the planning process we would greatly appreciate having parents register in advance for ONE of the above sessions. Please register your attendance by April 20, 2015 in one of the following ways:

  •  ONLINE:
  •  EMAIL: (please provide your name, email address, the session you will be attending and the school your child/children attend)
  •  PHONE: 204-888-7951 x 2010

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Science Fair Results

Congratulations to all the students who represented Bruce at yesterday's Divisional Science Fair.

Nick H.
Azhaar M. and Ben L.
Drew D.
Thomas B.

Tharindu K.
Noah D.
Shanaya M

The Canada Wide Science Fair (Fredericton May 11-16)
Noah D.
Shanaya M.

Additional Awards were as follows:

Manitoba Hydro Awards
The Manitoba Hydro “Energy and You” award is given to those projects that have demonstrated outstanding research in the area of energy and related conservation applications.  The award includes a certificate and cash prize.

Winner(s): Tharindu K. from Bruce Middle School
Project:  Electric Vehicles (ENV-2)

Chemistry Institute of Canada (CIC) Awards
The Chemical Institute of Canada awards are given to those projects which have demonstrated outstanding work in the chemistry discipline.  The award includes certificate and a plaque (top award winner)

2nd Runner Up Award
Winner(s): Nick H. from Bruce Middle School
Project: Water- Behind the Mask (CHEM-1)

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Limo Lunch Winners From "I Love To Read" Month!

Throughout the month of February, Bruce Middle School students and staff engaged in a wide variety of activities to promote literacy during "I Love To Read" month. For most activities, students had the opportunity to earn ballots for the grand prize. Thousands of ballots later, the luck winners were chosen and treated to a Limousine ride to Boston Pizza and a free lunch.

Congrats to all winners and keep on reading, Bearcats!