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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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Thursday, 24 March 2016

Supporting Speech and Language Development at Home

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, April 26, 2016


“Supporting Speech and Language Development at  Home”


Presented by: Speech-Language Pathologists, Educational Support Services, St. James-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.

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Hit the Principal and help the Hungry

Twenty Dollars and a pile of food have been collected for the opportunity to hit a golf ball at our fearless leader, Mr. Lipinski.

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Spirit Week

Monday-Colourless day, wear grey, black or white. Monday at lunch Tier 1 Girls vs the teachers
Tuesday-Sports day, wear a favourite jersey, sport shirt, equipment, etc. At lunch the teachers play against the Tier 1 Boys basketball team
Wednesday-Beach Day, wear straw hats, sandals, sunglasses, etc  Lunch time is hit a fuzzy golf ball at the principal, who will be wearing a target suit. Each non perishable food item gets one hit, staff are welcome to participate.

Thursday-PJ day, wear the fuzzy bathrobe, sleep mask and bring your favourite teddy bear. Thursday afternoon is the dance.

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Green Rafiki Chains

Need something green to celebrate St. Patrick's Day? The WeDay team brings the luck of the Irish to Bruce! We will be selling Green Rafiki Chains on Wed and Thurs at lunch and at break. $10 each to support feeding children in developing countries. We will also be selling the Green Rafiki during portfolio evening on Wednesday (4:30-7:00). Celebrate St. Patty's day in style and get your Green Rafiki before they're gone!

Monday, 14 March 2016

Sports Scholarships- Update

As the snow is melting away, many of us are thinking ahead to summer and all that lies ahead. Summer time is the perfect time for students to work on their skills through various athletic camps. At Bruce, we have scholarships available to help pay for a portion of the camp for students in grade 6-7. If funds are available, grade 8 students will be considered for scholarships as well. All parents and students need to do is contact Mrs. Sproll to apply for a scholarship. Proof of camp registration is required in order to qualify. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Sproll at 204-888-1990 or

Some popular camps are listed below:

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Pastries & Portfolios

Pastries & Portfolios
March 16th 2016
Session 1: 4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Session 2: 5:45 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
On March 16th 2016, Bruce Middle School will be hosting a Term 2, Pastries & Portfolios Evening!

For parents that have participated in one of our past portfolio evenings, term 2 portfolios may look a bit different from what you have seen before.  Please join us for our **New and Improved**version of the Bruce portfolio.  The focus of our term 2 portfolios is to provide each child with an opportunity to highlight and tell their story about their life at Bruce Middle School.  We have encouraged students to be creative, descriptive and authentic in telling their story.  Some ideas that students will be sharing may include: favourite friends, extra-curricular activities, volunteer work, books they like to read, academic areas they are proud of, academic areas they need to improve on, things they are looking forward to, interests, etc. 

Your child will take the time to share their story with you during one of the evening sessions. There will also be opportunities for students to perform some live tasks, and of course they will be serving pastries/cookies for you to enjoy!

Portfolio sharing will be done in the place of traditional parent-teacher interviews so that students can place a greater emphasis on their learning and the many amazing school experiences that Bruce Middle School offers to them. 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.

Please indicate which session you will be attending.  Registration is available on our blog or visit the sites indicated below.  In the event that you do not have access to internet, please feel free to contact Luann at Bruce Middle School 204-888-1990 to register.  Please register on or before March 15th 2016.

Click here for Session 1

Click here for Session 2

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


Monday, 7 March 2016

Congratulations to the Bruce Middle School Grade 8 Band

Congratulations to the Bruce Middle School Grade 8 Band on earning a 
5 Star Superior Performance, Trophy and invitation to
Nationals at the International Optimist Festival. 

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Camp Manitou is offering a Spring Break Camp

Are you looking for activities for your child while they are off school for a week?  Do you want them to have fun and stay active?  Camp Manitou is excited to offer a Spring Break Camp for children 6-12 years of age, March 28-April 1!  Visit to register them for a week of adventure and outdoor fun at Camp Manitou!

Summer Camp dates have been announced!
New Summer, New Adventures! Visit our website to register today.


The Spring/Summer 2016 Leisure Guide

Spring/Summer 2016 Activity
Registration begins 8:00am March 15 & March 16 


The Spring/Summer 2016 Leisure Guide is now available at all civic pools, libraries, and leisure centres, and will be available Saturday at a number of retail locations. Winnipeg Free Press subscribers will receive a copy in today's edition of the paper.

Click here to view Spring/Summer 2016 Recreation and Leisure activities.

Swim lesson activity numbers are available in Swimming for All Ages. 

Tuesday, March 15 at 8 am - Swimming registration begins.
Wednesday, March 16 at 8 am - Registration for all other activities begins and registration for swimming continues.
Tuesday, March 22 at 8 am - Registration for all activities for non-residents begins. More information on non-resident registration. 
For your convenience, the City offers a number of ways to register:

Click for How to Register options and information.
If you are planning to register for Spring/Summer 2016 Leisure Guide activities using leisureonline, please ensure that you are able to successfully log in to your online account BEFORE registration starts.  If you are having difficulty accessing your account, please call 311. More information on accessing or creating your account.
Call 311: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

In-Person: visit any of our In-Person Locations
Registration Centres open March 15 and March 16 only:

Central Registration Centre - 999 Sargent Ave. (8:00am - 8:00pm)

South-East Registration Centre - 1168 Dakota St. (8:00am - 1:00pm)

Pan Am Registration Centre - 25 Poseison Bay (8:00am - 8:30pm)

Did you know?
The City of Winnipeg's Community Services Department offers a fee subsidy program to help expand access to recreation opportunities and experiences for Winnipeggers, regardless of family income. More information on the Fee Subsidy Program.