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Monday, 27 February 2017

I Love to Read

    A big thank you to all staff and students who participated in I Love to Read activities during the week of Feb. 13-17, and making the week such a success.


    Congratulations to the following winners who received a $10 gift card to McNally Robinson:


    Mystery Reader Winners:

    • Monday- Kaden, Blast 21
    • Tuesday- Korbin, Blast 19
    • Wednesday- Jersey, Blast 22
    • Thursday- Ashley, Blast 24
    • Friday- Maya, Blast 24
      'Guess who loves to read' contest:
    • Jake, Blast 23
      Wear a Word Wednesday Winner:
    • Claire
      Seflie Book Review Winner:
    • Ria
      Blast Word Challenge Winners:
    • Monday- Blast 5
    • Thursday- Blast 8
      Check the following link to play at home
      A big thank you to Mrs. Matthewman for taking the time on Thursday for World Read Aloud Day, and sharing some of her favourite quotes and stories with classes throughout the day!

    Wednesday, 22 February 2017


    Staff Appreciation week was held on February 13th – 17th.  Thank you to the many parent volunteers who brought in treats for the staff and dinners for a daily raffle draw.  We would also like to thank the Parent Council for the wonderful luncheon provided. The staff thanks the parent council for the wonderful week of treats and truly felt appreciated.

    Tuesday, 14 February 2017

    Bold As Lions Performance

    Bold as Lions performed for our students on Monday, February 13th and conveyed the following messages to our students:
    • It's not what you do, it's why you do it
    • You never know what will happen when you push through in difficult times
    • We can make a hunger free world by 2030!
    • You have the ability to influence people
    • Live a life of significance
    • You matter!!

    Winter Camp Pictures

    Grade 7 Winter Camp pictures can be found at this link here

    Some of the pictures of the camp at Riding Mountain National Park are below.

    Friday, 10 February 2017


                Please note the bus departed a little late and the estimated time of arrival is 5:20 this evening.

              Thursday, 9 February 2017




              All grade 6 and 8 students in the St. James-Assiniboia School Division middle schools will be eligible to participate in a program known as iSucceed.

              What is the iSucceed Program?

              The iSucceed Program is a Canadian based initiative by eCenter Research under the direction of Dr. Steve Weatherbee. Dr. Weatherbee is a former school principal who now conducts ongoing research studies on students at risk of social and emotional health concerns, substance abuse, and adverse outcomes in school.

              The mission of the iSucceed Program is to make early screening and detection of mental health and substance abuse concerns a regular component of supporting student success.

              Specifically, the overall goals of the iSucceed Program include:

              • Promoting positive mental health and reduce substance use in youth.
              • Guiding the development and improvement of school based social-emotional    health and substance abuse prevention and intervention programs.
              • Providing an efficient screening process for early detection, triage, and treatment of social-emotional health and substance use disorders in youth.
                This program will be completed during February and all grade 6 and 8 students have the opportunity to take part in the process.  Any parents who do not wish to have their child participate, or if you have any questions or concerns regarding this program please feel free to contact Mrs. Sparrow, Mrs. Goetz, or Mr. Lipinski via phone or email.


              Wednesday, 8 February 2017

              Grade 7 Winter Camp

              Students arrived safe and sound at camp!!

              I Love To Read Week Feb. 13-17

              We love to read at Bruce! Students and Staff will be celebrating 'I Love to Read' week from Feb. 13-17. Each day there will be fun activities that encourage and promote literacy. Great prizes to be won! Students are encouraged to bring a great book to school daily for reading activities.

              Valentine Candy Grams

              Valentines is right around the corner and leadership will be selling Valentine candy grams for you to buy for your friends. This year however we have decided to switch it up a little to make it a bit more fun!

              There will be 3 different categories for the candy grams that you may purchase:

              1)yellow- means you are my friend

              2)pink-means you are my sweetheart

              3)green-means you have a secret admirer

              Candy grams will be 1.00 each or 2 for 1.50

              All proceeds will go towards Special Olympics

              You can order your candy gram starting today at break in front of the guidance room. Candy grams will be handed out on Valentines Day in the afternoon. Thanks you for support this leadership activity.


              Congratulations to Mylo (Grade 8) and Eva (Grade 7) for winning the prize draw through the DREF (French education resource library). Interested students entered the draw, which promotes exploring French culture, by submitting a ballot in which they completed a minimum of 4 of the 12 suggested activities. Bruce is honoured to have students celebrate this initiative!

              A second draw will take place in the spring... stay tuned for results!

              Monday, 6 February 2017

              Winnipeg Jets Hockey Academy - Field Trip to Pan Am Clinic Bio Mechanics Lab

              Dear Parent/Guardian,
              As part of our involvement with the True North Foundation and the Winnipeg Jets Hockey Academy, our ‘JETS’ team and grade 8 ‘MOOSE’ hockey academy participants have been invited to participate in a Pan Am Clinic Bio-Mechanics Lab on the afternoon of Friday, March 10th, 2017.
              School bus transportation will be provided for staff and students to and from the Pan Am Clinic and Bruce Middle School.  The tour begins at 1:00pm, and our bus pickup at Bruce Middle School will be 12:30pm.  Return to Bruce Middle School will be 3:00pm, with students arriving back in time to catch busses home, if applicable.        
              If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at the school for clarification.
              Thank you for your support, and we look forward to another great experience with the Winnipeg Jets and True North!
              Bruce Middle School Hockey Academy Staff Champions

              The Forks River Skate

              February 5th, 2017


              Dear Parent/Guardian,


              As part of our involvement with the True North Foundation and the Winnipeg Jets Hockey Academy, our hockey academy participants will be skating at The Forks River Skate on the evening of Friday, February 10th, 2017.  This activity will take the place of regularly scheduled Friday night hockey academy. 


              School bus transportation will be provided for staff and students to and from The Forks from Bruce Middle School.  Our bus pickup at Bruce Middle School will be at 3:45pm and we will be returning at approximately 5:45pm.  Return pickup at Bruce Middle School will be 6:15pm, to ensure all students who are participating will receive supper back at Bruce.         


              We ask that if your child is interested in attending the event, please have the attached permission form signed and returned to the office no later than Thursday, February 9th, 2017.  Spots will be granted on a first come, first served status after Thursday, as numbers and manifests must be finalized prior to the Friday trip. 


              If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at the school for clarification.


              Thank you for your support, and we look forward to another great evening with the Winnipeg Jets!


              Bruce Middle School Hockey Academy Staff Champions

              Bold as Lions

              Bold as Lions are performing their music of hope on  Monday Feb, 13, starting at 11:45.  Here is the song they used to supply mitts to the Siloam Mission.