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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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Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Bruce Day of Silence - May 27th

      Bruce Day of Silence- May 27

          • We Day students have organized a Day of Silence at Bruce. Day of silence is a day to raise awareness for a cause that is important to each individual who participates. Causes can include: Women's rights, Children's rights, Mental Health, Sustainability, LGBT Rights, etc. We are silent in support of the many people around the globe, whose voices are silenced by such causes. This quiet but powerful, student-led action raises awareness about the silencing effect of rights that aren't being respected.

            • To participate, you need to make a $2 donation or bring in a non-perishable food item, and you will get a sign to be worn on May 27- The Bruce Day of Silence. Donations can be made between May 17-26 in the front office at lunch. All donations collected will support Siloam Mission, including art work to be purchased.

            • Strength in numbers. Solidarity in silence. Let our silence be heard!!!


                Thursday, 12 May 2016

                Bruce Spring Concert

                  Just a reminder that the Bruce Spring Concert is next Wednesday, May 18th. 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 Spring 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.

                    Kind regards,
                    Mrs. Tara Johnson, Band Director
                    Bruce Middle School

                    Band Website:


                    Wednesday, 11 May 2016

                    THE 2016 GRADE 8 PARENT COUNCIL FAREWELL

                    Hello Parents of the Grade 8 Class,


                    For the past few years, Bruce Middle School Parent Council with assistance from the Grade 8 students, have been having a Grade 8 Farewell Party to Celebrate the completion of their years at Bruce. The 2016 Bruce Grade 8 Farewell will be held on Monday, June 27 at the Heritage Victoria Community Centre from 7 to 11 p.m. The cost will be $5 per student.


                    There will be a parent meeting to discuss the farewell event on Monday, May 23 at 8:30 pm at the Heritage Victoria Community Centre. We are looking for volunteers to assist with the event and chaperone the night of. We are in need of a DJ (music and sound system), snacks, drinks and pizza (discounts or donations) and decorations.


                    We look forward to seeing you at the May 23 meeting. If you are unable to attend but you are willing to volunteer, would like to make a donation or have a contact that may be able to assist us, please contact Tara Davidson at or 896-7201 or Tiina Winton at or 885-2320 prior to the meeting.


                    Thank you for your help in making the 2016 Grade 8 Farewell at great success!

                    Bruce Parent Council

                    Spring Concert Raffle


                    Parent Council will once again be holding a raffle at the Spring Concert for 3 mystery boxes. Parent Council are looking for cash, gift cards, or any other donations. Please drop off donations by Monday, May 16th, to the office attention of the Parent Council.

                    Tickets for the raffle will available for purchase starting Friday, May 13th at the office over the lunch hour.  Tickets will be 1 for $2, 3 for $5 and 10 for $10. The draw for the mystery boxes will take place at the Spring Concert.  You do not have to be present to claim your prize.


                    Attention Parents!

                    All grade 7 and 8 students have been given a permission form for a Career Exploration Day on Monday, May 16, 2016.  The tours on each of the five optional career sites hold a maximum of 40 students, therefore the first 40 students to return permission forms for each tour will be granted their first choice.  Please ensure your child is returning the GREEN permission form, filled out on BOTH sides and NOT the yellow form!

                    If you did not receive the form, and would like to print it off at home to send in, please see the image below to print off your own copies.

                    Tuesday, 10 May 2016

                    Bruce's Grade 8 Famine

                    47 Bruce students either raised money for charity or donated their time to a charity and May 6th participated in an over night famine event at the school.

                    Resitution for Parents & Caregivers

                    Thursday, 5 May 2016

                    May 9-June 8 is Bike to School Month

                    May 9-June 8 is Bike to School Month. Starting on Monday, students and staff are encouraged to use sustainable forms of transportation to get to school- bike, scooter, rollerblade, skateboard, walk, run, dance, carpool, bus, etc. Each morning, BLAST teachers will be taking a tally of transportation used to get to school. Weekly results will be tracked on a large map in the front hallway. The more students who participate, the greater our chances are for winning great prizes from Green Action Centre, including prizes from MPI, Mountain Equipment Co-op, the Winnipeg Jets, and some grand prizes including free ice cream for the whole class from BDI, and one of 2 bikes we’re giving away!

                    Check out the following video

                    There will also be daily Clean-Air trivia for prizes from May 9-13, as well as weekly noon hour walks.

                    Enjoy some fresh air and exercise this weekend, May 6 and 7, and check out Winnipeg neighborhoods in Jane's Walks. More info can be found here

                    Wednesday, 4 May 2016

                    Sports Scholarships!!!

                    Applications for sports scholarships are pouring in and we are excited to see the wide variety of camps that students will be attending this summer! There are still some funds available to support students going to summer camp. The scholarship money is primarily available for Bruce students currently in grade 6 & 7. All other students will be considered once all applications have been received. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is May 30, so please contact Mrs. Sproll as soon as possible! 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:

                    Monday, 2 May 2016

                    Rafiki Chain

                    Mother's Day is on Sunday, May 8. Do you have the perfect gift for mom? Why not give her the gift of health... The We Day team will be selling the Red Health Rafiki Chain Tues-Fri at break. Cost is only $10 each. Your mom is sure to love not only the gift of jewellery, but also the gift of health care for needy children in countries overseas.