Dear Bruce School Families and Visiting Guests,
Welcome to the W.G. Bruce Elementary School, home of the Blue Jays where we are All Mighty! The dedicated and caring professionals at Bruce Elementary School are committed to making sure every scholar is prepared with the necessary knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to be successful in the future. Our work involves facilitating, cultivating and nurturing the future pathways in order to establish college and career readiness while instilling the necessary values and work habits that guarantee achievement and success.
Bruce Elementary School is proud to announce that we are a uniform school! This was a strongly supported decision of our School Engagement Council and school community. As a PBIS school of merit, we will continue to demonstrate pride in being our best evidencing respectful, responsible and safe behaviors. Students will be recognized daily for evidencing expectations earning participation in monthly incentives. As part of our school’s action plan for the 2019-2020 school year, we will focus on safe, respectful, supportive, and challenging learning environments through the development of high expectations, pride in student work, relationships and rapport in every classroom.
Our strategic instructional focus begins with Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards (K4) along with College and Career Standards (K-5) emphasizing communication and literacy skills through the routine use of small group work. Our learning opportunities are student-centered in effort to produce high achieving students who think critically, work together to solve complex problems, excel at non-routine productive work and possess a foundation of personal maturity. Academically, within our school’s improvement plan, we will work to increase literacy and reading comprehension through our Journeys curriculum, aligning activities to the CCSS as well as daily meaningful interventions.
School improvement relies on support from our community. Family involvement is critical to the success of students at Bruce Elementary School and meeting our improvement goals. At Bruce Elementary, we have a full-time parent coordinator who is available to work with you on becoming involved with our school PTO, School Engagement Council, and signing-up to volunteer. We encourage all of our parents/guardians to get involved with what is happening at our school and emphasize the importance of learning through the following daily routines:
- Ensure that your scholar is at school on time each day.
- Attend parent/teacher conferences and school events.
- Ask your scholar what he or she learned and monitor work practice at home.
- Expect and support positive behavior at school.
- Read with your scholar or encourage your scholar to read daily.