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Friday, 16 December 2016

Mission to Mexico Week

Bruce Middle School

Mission to Mexico Week

Monday December 19 - Thursday December 22, 2016 December 19th: PJ DAY!  

Bring Nickels and Dimes

Tuesday December 20th: Ugly Holiday Sweater/Tye Dye Day!

Bring Quarters

Wednesday December 21st: Twin Day!

Bring Loonies

Thursday, December 22nd:   Vacation/Disney Day!  

Bring Toonies


We will be having a school spirit week as our fundraiser for the 2017 Mission to Mexico in January! We are asking students to dress up on the theme days and donate whatever they can.

Find out more about the Mission to Mexico here:

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Thank You

Thank you to all We Day students who participated in the Bake Sale to support Mission to Mexico. We raised $157.50 to support this organization. Mrs. Matthewman will be taking our donation with her when she embarks on her journey to Mexico in January to work directly with the Mission to Mexico Team.

Christmas Cheer Board

WeDay students will be fundraising for the Christmas Cheer Board by selling Candy Grams. What is a candy gram you may ask... it is a Candy Cane with a special message attached for a friend, teacher, or "someone special". Candy grams will be for sale at break and lunch from Wednesday- Monday for 50 cents each. Candy Grams will be delivered the morning of Wed. Dec. 21 during periods 1-2. Spread some holiday cheer and support a local foundation!

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Winnipeg Jets Hockey Academy
Skills Competition information has been updated on the WJHA Fall Schedule

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Bruce Winter Concert

Just a reminder that the Bruce Winter Concert is next Wednesday, December 7th 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). Students who ordered music shirts will receive them by the end of this week. 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:

Mystery Box Holiday Draw

Bruce Middle School Parent Council will be holding a Mystery Box Holiday draw beginning Wednesday, November 30th. Tickets can be purchased at the office beginning tomorrow up to and including the night of the concert on December 7th. The cost of the tickets will be 1 for $2.00, 3 for $5.00, and 10 for $10.00.  People do not have to attend the concert to win.  Winners will be notified by phone. 

Monday, 28 November 2016

Message from the Leadership Team

Hello our names are Lauren, Ethan and Steven and we are members of the Leadership team at Bruce Middle School. Over the past 4 years there has been a White Elephant Sale at Bruce Middle School. This was started so all students would be able to buy a special gift for members of their family at a very reasonable cost(most items are not over 50 cents).  It was started by Mrs. Ames and Ms Magyar but this year they have asked the Leadership Team to help out and we are very excited to take on this event! This year we will be calling it Bruce’s Holiday Workshop since this is an opportunity to buy gifts for family members for the upcoming Holidays. The event will take place on December 13-15 in the library. Now to make this event successful we are asking for some help from all the students as Bruce Middle School. Donations are needed to make this even successful so please look around your house to see if there are any new or gently used items that just need a loving home. All donations can be dropped off in the gym each morning, some suggestions are: toys, book, games, puzzles, Christmas decorations, Picture frames, candles, soaps etc. Monetary donations will also be much appreciated and that money will be used to buy raffle items which have always been a huge hit for this event! All proceeds from the event will be given to the breakfast program at Bruce Middle School.  If you have any questions about the event please ask a leadership student, Ms Magyar or Mrs. Goetz and they will be happy to help out. Thanks for your support!

Monday, 21 November 2016

Farm to School Fundraiser

Dear Parents,
This year Parent Council has decided to do the Farm to School fundraiser as our main fundraiser.  We will not be selling Show & Save books this year.

The Parent Council will receive 50% of the proceeds.  It will run from November 18 to December 2. 

The pickup date will be December 15th.  We will post the date & time on Bruce News & Remind App once we have confirmed the dates.

If you have any questions, please contact


Amy McGregor

Or you can go to for more information.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Bullying Awareness Week

Bullying Awareness Week:  November 13-19, 2016

At Bruce, we focus on promoting KINDNESS for Bullying Awareness.  This week, we have done a number of activities to promote kindness within our community.  One activity we would like to share with our parents is the video "The Science of Happiness" that we watched in BLAST, and had discussions around how gratitude makes us happier and can shape how we treat others.  Feel free to enjoy the video, and pay it forward!   (Remember to 'Skip the Ad' so that you aren't being forced to watch commercials)
The Science of Happiness

Tuesday, 15 November 2016


All students selected for We Day have been given permission and media forms to attend the event on Friday.  All forms are required to be completed and handed in by the morning of Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016.  Any students who have not handed in forms by that time will be giving up their spots to students on the waiting list for the event.  If you are in need of copies of the forms to print off, please see the links below.  Also attached below is a copy of the merchandise for sale at We Day, for those students interested.

We Day Information and Forms

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Portfolio Evening
On November 15th 2016, Bruce Middle School will be hosting a Portfolio Evening! You will have the opportunity to meet each of your child’s classroom teachers, on a drop-in basis in their classroom (no appointments necessary).  In each classroom, your child will demonstrate their learning through samples of their work and/or performance activities.

  We hope that you will find this 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 beyond this meeting, please talk to the teacher to schedule a follow up meeting.

If you have questions about this evening, please contact us at the school and we will be happy to help.

Please note that our Scholastic Book Fair will be set up in our library on this evening as well.  We invite you to browse and buy as you wish!



Zanadu Jr.

It's not too late to get involved with the Bruce School Musical, Xanadu Jr.!

Auditions will take place at the beginning of December. Everyone who auditions will get a part.

Audition packages are available in the office or from Mrs. Carey. Music scores can be found by joining the showbie group: UJ2QK or by in brining a memory stick or blank CD.

Practice sessions will begin next Friday, November 18th in the sewing room during lunch hours.

For more information, please see Mrs. Carey

Tuesday, 1 November 2016


Do you want to make a change in the world- at school, in your community, for your country, or global change? If you answered yes, you may be interested in coming to the WeDay concert on Nov. 18. Bruce has spots for up to 60 students to attend. Interested students can apply for a spot by creating a poster, collage, poem, essay, letter, or video about why you should be selected to attend We Day 2016. Submissions can be handed in to the We Day Showbie Group (code CLD8U) or in person to Ms. McGowan, Mrs. Ingram, or Mrs. Sparrow. If you would prefer to speak in person, live auditions will be held on Thurs at 12:50 in room 24. Deadline for submissions is Friday Nov. 4 at 3:30. Successful applicants will be notified by Tues. Nov. 8. Get started on your application today and good luck to all applicants!

Monday, 31 October 2016

Picture Retakes November 8th

Picture retakes will take place on Tuesday, November 8th.

Retakes are for students that missed picture day the first time. In the event that students ordered a photo package and would like a retake they must return their photo package to the photographer on retake day


Please note that any Students photographed on original picture day that wish to have a retake on their id cards or yearbook pose or have lost their id card there is a 5.00 charge. Proof sheets must be returned to the photographer at the time of pictures.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Taco Tuesday Lunch

Bruce Leadership Team Taco Tuesday Lunch


October 25th, 2016

Cost: $5.00 please send exact amount only, if you are doing a cheque please make payable to Bruce Middle School

 Includes: Taco in a Bag (Doritos bag, lettuce, ground beef, cheese, salsa) and a can drink

 All orders must be in by October 19th, 2016

 No late orders will be accepted

Please fill out the bottom portion of this form and return to your Blast teacher



Name: ________________________________

 Blast: _____________

 I would like to order _______ taco lunches

 Total:  _____  x $5.00 = _______

Immunizations on Thursday, October 13th

Immunizations will take place on Thursday, October 13th for grade 6 & 8 girls and boys in the morning.

Thursday, 6 October 2016


Dear Parent or Guardian,


We will be starting sewing in Home Economics on October 24 and the students are required to supply their own fabric or purchase a sewing kit from the school. Kits are $15 and the students will get a choice of fabric which is suitable for their project. If you would prefer to go out and purchase your own fabric, the following supplies are needed:




1.5 metre printed fabric – 115 cm wide (1.2 m-150cm wide)

1.2 metre plain fabric – 115 cm wide (1.2 m – 150 cm wide)

1 metre quilt batting


Examples of suitable fabrics include broadcloth, cotton, flannelette, chambray or other woven fabrics. Please do not purchase satin or shiny fabric, as it is difficult for new sewers to work with.




1.  Boxer shorts

          1 metre woven fabric (flannelette is inexpensive and easy to work with)

    1. cm WIDE elastic (enough to go around their waist)

2.  Pajama Pants

    1. metres fabric (flannelette is inexpensive and easy to work with)
      2.5 cm WIDE elastic (enough to go around their waist)
      I appreciate your cooperation and support of out Home Economics Program. If you have any questions or concerns please contact me at the school at 204-888-1990 or e-mail at
      Mrs. C.  Ingram
      I would like to purchase a sewing kit
      Name: ______________________ Grade _________ 
      Cash _____ Cheque _____
      News from HOME EC
                Cost of SUPPLY KITS are $15 for all Grades

Parenting Today 2016-17

International Walk to School Month

October is International Walk to School Month and the Green Team is busy planning activities to support active transportation. Throughout the month of October, there will be weekly trivia, lunch hour community walks, daily announcements, and active-transportation tracking in BLAST. The BLAST room with the most people who walked to school will win a pizza lunch for participants. Get active this month and walk, bike, scooter, skateboard, or rollerblade to school!

MTS Orange Shirt Day at Bruce

MTS Orange Shirt Day at Bruce


On Friday, Sept 30, students and staff participated in The Manitoba Teacher’s Society Orange Shirt Day to honour survivors of residential schools and to acknowledge that every child matters. The day is part of the Truth and Reconciliation: Calls to Action on Education. Students and staff wore orange as a sign of respect and to raise awareness about the “cultural genocide” on the First Nations people, brought on by residential schools. Students also participated in class activities to highlight the importance of respecting diversity at school and beyond.



Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Lifetouch Pictures

Lifetouch pictures will take place on Friday, October 7th at 9:00 a.m.

Terry Fox Barbeque

Our Terry Fox barbeque is on Thursday, September 29th. We are looking for assistance from 10:45- 12:30 in cooking the hotdogs for the students. Please call the school at (204) 888-1990 if you are available to assist. Thank you!

Tuesday, 20 September 2016


Bruce Grade 6 Band First Lesson Night
Wednesday, September 21st

For all Grade 6 Band students!

Friday, 16 September 2016


Spirit Week next week and we have a bunch of fun activities planned. Each day next week we will have a theme

Monday-PJ day wear your best pjs and don’t forget your stuffies

Tuesday-backwards day

Wednesday-wacky Wednesday  anything goes be as silly as you want to be

Thursday future day

Friday blast day dress up in blast colours to help support your team in the gym blast


Each day we will have prizes for students who dress up. There will be best costume, most original, and many more. There will also be a draw you can enter for each day that you participate. The draw will be done on Friday during our first gym Blast. We encourage all students to participate


There will be other events throughout the week so ensure you listen to announcements.


Thanks from the leadership team