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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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Friday, 18 December 2015

WeDay Team

The WeDay team is proud to announce that we raised $142.00 for the Christmas Cheer Board with our Candy Gram initiative this year. We are also thrilled to announce that every student at Bruce received a Candy Gram and special message to help spread some holiday cheer.

On behalf of the WeDay Team, we wish everyone a very happy and safe holiday!

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

St. Charles Soccer Association

The St Charles Soccer Association invites you to
our open house information night.
Where: Sturgeon Heights Community Center (210 Rita St.)
When: Sunday January 24th 6:00pm-8:00pm
Why: Inform Parents about the program’s structure, philosophy,
and to meet the Technical Director and his staff.
Who: Any families with children between 9-12 years of age who
love to play soccer! (Birth year: 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007)
This is for children wanting to play developmental soccer and expand their skills and love for the game in a safe, enjoyable, and player centered environment.
*Free Force giveaways to the first 50 kids in the door!

Website: Twitter: @StCharlesSA

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Thank You

The Parent Council would just like to thank all the students and their families for both donating as well as purchasing ballots for the holiday fundraiser.

The three winners were as follows:

Prize #1 W. Johnston

Prize #2 Kim Argue

Prize #3 Ricky Arnold

The fundraiser was a great success, raising over $450 for parent council and various Bruce activities

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Ski Trip

Ski/Snowboard Trip

A ski/snowboard trip is planned for Friday, March 11, 2016. We will start arriving at school at 7:00 am and will leave by 7:30, returning around 5:30 the same day. We will be travelling by bus and going to Holiday Mountain at LaRiviere.
The trip is planned for students who wish to learn to ski and for students who are already seasoned skiers.
The cost of bus transportation, lessons, and lift tickets is $60.00. We will only be taking full bus loads and it is on a first come, first served basis. $30.00 of the deposit is used to advance book the bus so it is non-refundable. Students are encouraged to bring their own lunch and water, but may also purchase food and drink at the ski lodge.
For those wishing to rent, arrangements have been made with Holiday Mountain for the school to rent at the hill. CSA approved Ski/Snowboard helmets must be worn by every student skier/snowboarder in Manitoba. 

Prices, tax included, for those who wish to rent at the school rate from Holiday Mtn.
Skis or Snowboard                                         $15.00
Helmet                                                            $  5.00

            Those interested in going will need to hand in their form to Mr. Harland during B.L.A.S.T. on a first come, first served basis.  Cheques should be made payable to Bruce Middle School. $60.00 if the student has equipment, $80.00 if the student is renting skis/snowboard and helmet from the ski hill. If weather cancels the trip, it will be a regular school day and we will attempt to reschedule. Full refunds will be available if the original date is cancelled.

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

St. Charles Soccer Association

The St. Charles Soccer Association will be holding a "Feel the Force" soccer information evening at Sturgeon Heights School on January 24, 2016 from 6 – 9 p.m. This information evening is to provide information to students ages 9 – 12 on how to become part of the St. Charles Soccer Association development league known as the Force.

Monday, 7 December 2015

Junior Achievement

During Grade 8 enrichment time on Nov. 18 and Dec. 2, Bruce was thrilled to have Junior Achievement Manitoba come out to present students with a two part workshop titled 'Dollars with Sense'. This interactive program was designed to encourage students to develop the financial literacy necessary to make informed decisions about their financial futures. Students participated in a bartering type activity, BINGO, and knowledge quizzes to name a few. It was a great experience for all participants.
Grade 8 students can look forward to another workshop from Junior Achievement Manitoba in the spring.


Green Team

Green Team

The Green Team is proud to announce that through the endangered species cookie bake sale held mid November, we raised enough money to help support the Red Panda through World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The Green team will be purchasing an adoption kit in support of this animal. Here are some fun facts about Red Pandas from China/Himalayas:

Red Pandas are endangered because their natural habitats are being destroyed by loggers.

Red Pandas have a sweet tooth and love fake sugar.

Red Pandas are great at escaping zoos and other places.

Thank you for your support and stay tuned for more exciting events brought to you by your Bruce Green Team.

You can find out more about the adoption kit here:

Candy Grams

Hello! We are the WeDay team and we will be raising money for the Christmas Cheer Board.  We will be selling Candy Grams from De. 9-14 at break and at lunch.  Each Candy Gram costs 50 cents and will be delivered on Dec. 16.  Send your friends a candy cane treat (with special holiday message) and spread some Christmas Cheer!  Thanks you!

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Bridge Closure

Important Notice

          The bridge on Ness crossing over Sturgeon Creek will soon be closed in both directions for approximately one year. This will effect some of our bus routes and those busses will be re-routed to either Portage Ave or Saskatchewan Ave.
          The scheduled closure date is Monday – December 7, 2015
If changes in pick-up or drop-off times are necessary, parents will be informed by telephone.
Please make adjustments to your personal route if you use the bridge to drive your child to school or if they use the bridge as a pedestrian.


Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Important Notice: Update to Allerject Voluntary Recall Replacement Procedures

Following the October 28, 2015 voluntary recall by Sanofi-aventis Canada Inc. (Sanofi Canada) of all lots of Allerject epinephrine auto-injectors of both the 0.15 mg/0.15ml and 0.30 mg/0.3 ml strengths, and given the recent announcement that stock of alternative epinephrine auto-injectors is now sufficient to replace all Allerject devices in Canada, Sanofi Canada is notifying the public of the following:

1.  Canadian customers are instructed to immediately return all Allerject devices to their local pharmacy.

2.  Previous recommendations to limit the number of devices that can be replaced for an alternative auto-injector are now removed as a result of the announcement that supply of the alternative product is sufficient to satisfy the demand.

3.  All Allerject epinephrine auto-injectors returned by patients to their pharmacist with an expiry date between October 2015 and December 2016 inclusively continue to be eligible for replacement at no cost to the patient.

Tuesday, 1 December 2015


Dear Bruce Band Parents,

Just a reminder that the Bruce Winter Concert is next Wednesday, December 9th at 7pm. The Grade 7 & 8 Jazz Bands will be providing some preconcert entertainment starting at 6:40 pm. All students in the Band program (Grade 6, 7, & 8) are expected to attend and should arrive at 6:40 pm (6:20 pm for Jazz Band students). Students should be dressed in their uniform (music shirt/black pants/socks/shoes). Out of respect for the performers, all audience members are asked to stay until the end of the concert, approximately 8:15 pm.

The Winter Concert showcases the incredible progress each Band and Choir has made since September. It is very important that ALL students participate. Please make sure that if you have any Wednesday evening commitments that you inform your coach/instructor/teacher ahead of time that you will be missing to attend this concert. Also, we are looking for parents willing to supervise students in the warm-up rooms. If you are available, please let Mrs. Johnson know (
Looking forward to a magical evening of music making!
Kind regards,
Mrs. Tara Johnson, Band Director
Bruce Middle School
Band Website:

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