This Week:
May 2 to May 8, 2016

THE PORCH

CAMPUS NEWSLETTER, Vol. 1, Ed. 28

It's Teacher Appreciation Week. Thanks Teachers!

..."Because Porch Rhymes with Torch"...
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Congratulations for our facilities team for winning the Award of Excellence for the Hope House Residence at the 2016 Commercial Building Awards. IMG_7116
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Another Fantastic Regatta!! - The 46th Annual Brentwood Regatta

Congratulations and thanks to all the staff for their efforts in making The 46th Annual Brentwood Regatta a resounding success. Your dedication and work with the kids make this event a high point of the year. You can see photos from the weekend up on Flickr.
Flickr Albums

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This Week at Brentwood - Teacher Appreciation Week

Today marks National Teacher Appreciation Day, also known as National Teacher Day. This day is part of Teacher Appreciation Week, which is the first full week in May of each year. The National Education Association describes National Teacher Day “as a day for honoring teachers and recognizing the lasting contributions they make to our lives”.

Thank you teachers for all your hard work!

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Welcome New Staff!

Lisa Hykaway - Event Coordinator Assistant
Lisa HykawayLisa Hykaway is joining Brentwood as an Event Coordinator Assistant. Prior to joining Brentwood, Lisa co-owned and operated The Garment District, a popular clothing store in Duncan. Lisa has more than 20 years experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry. She served as President of the Duncan Business Association in 2015 and has sat on the executive for the past 7 years. Lisa looks forward to helping clients create amazing memories at Brentwood. Lisa and her husband Mike have two daughters, and her eldest was married at Brentwood.

Dane Broere - External Events Assistant
Lisa HykawayA Cowichan Valley resident and Brentwood alumni, Dane is currently studying commerce at the University of Victoria. Having worked as part of the special events team since its inception, he has helped organize and execute a variety of successful events on our beautiful campus. As an Alum, Dane was heavily involved in both the athletic and art programs. He plans to use his passion for these areas to create fantastic summer programs for the next generation of performers and athletes.

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Evening of Dance - Lorraine Blake

The theatre is once again alive with performance. The annual Evening of Dance, entitled "Cirque", will take to the main stage:
  • Wednesday, May 11th 7.30pm - Privett, Rogers, Allard and Mack
  • Thursday, May 12th 7.30pm - Ellis, Whittal, Hope and Alex
  • Friday, May 13th 7.30pm - all welcome - no need to book tickets - however, please respect some seats have been reserved online by parents and public.
As faculty and staff we invite you to join us on any of these three occasions - but encourage you to come on Friday when our audience will be at its smallest.
The dancers have enjoyed success at Just Dance Challenge (winning 1st place in Small Jazz Competitive Teen category) , CORE Dance Competition, and The Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival where 8 talented dancers were invited to return to the Highlights Concert.

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Music Festival Season Highlights (so far) - Phil Newns

Our ensembles have had numerous successes this year and continue to have many more performance dates ahead of them. Read the attached document to read up on their wins and to see a list of all upcoming Term 3 performances.

HIghlights & Coming Up
INSTAGRAM OF THE WEEK #CHOOSETOBE

Can't beat 'em, wreck 'em. #choosetobe #bcs #juniorgirls

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Term 3 Sports Photo's 2016
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photo TEACHERS & COACHES! KEEP MARKETING IN THE LOOP!

This year, we really want to showcase the incredible experiences our students have in the classroom. If you have something planned that is unique to your teaching and classroom, Let Us Know! We can pop by and take a few pictures for Brentwood’s social media to showcase what life is like at Brentwood.

E-mail Ian’s Marketing team to let us know what’s going on in your classroom!  Let Us Know

Major Events This Week


Interhouse Standings

Whittall | Alex
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Whittall | Alex
Ellis | Mackenzie
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Ellis | Mackenzie
Privett | Hope
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Privett | Hope
Rogers | Allard
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Rogers | Allard

photoWANT YOUR TEAM RESULTS HIGHLIGHTED IN THE PORCH?

SEND US YOUR SCORES! We can't know unless, you tell us.

Latest Athletic Scores Document

External Events This Week

TWEET OF THE WEEK #CHOOSETOBE
MONDAY, May 2
11:55am - 12:30 pm, Zumba, Old Cafeteria
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm, Body by Drew, Varsity Gym

TUESDAY, May 3

Steps Ahead, T. Gil Bunch Theatre | Old Exam Centre

WEDNESDAY, May 4

Steps Ahead, McNeill Centre
11:55am - 12:30 pm, Zumba, Old Cafeteria
6 pm - 8:30 pm, Cowichan Outdoor Volleyball, Field 1

THURSDAY, May 5

Steps Ahead, T. Gil Bunch Theatre
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm, Body by Drew, Varsity Gym

FRIDAY, May 6

11:55am - 12:30 pm, Zumba, Old Cafeteria

SATURDAY, May 7

Steps Ahead, T. Gil Bunch Theatre

TWEET OF THE WEEK #CHOOSETOBE

photoUTILIZE OUR SOCIAL MEDIA NETWORK

We encourage you, our teachers and staff, to capture snapshots of your classrooms, campus activities, sports, fine arts, houses, and more and share them on our social media.

If you are on Twitter or Instagram, use the #ChooseToBe so we can see it! If you don't have social media and still want to share your photo, email it to rebecca.kerswell@brentwood.bc.ca and Rebecca will post it for you on our Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram accounts!

SCOTT’S SAFETY TIP OF THE WEEK
- Lawn Mower Safety


Lawn mowers are a source of many types of injuries, from small cuts and burns to major amputations. They can also cause overexertion injuries, hearing loss and eye injuries. Before you start work:
  • - Make sure you are familiar with the mower and its safe use;
  • - Check that the mower is in good operating order: Make sure blades are sharp, the motor is running smoothly, the auto-switch mechanism is working correctly, and that safety guards are in place;
  • - Check the worksite: Remove debris, look for holes, and check slopes and ground quality;
  • - Use personal protective equipment (PPE), including steel-toe footwear, hearing protection, and safety eyewear;
  • - Wear full-length, close-fitting clothing and a hat
While working: 
  • - Ensure the transmission is out of gear and disengage the mower blade clutch before starting the engine;
  • - Push lawn mower: Mow across the slope. (Your feet are less likely to slide under the mower, and the mower cannot roll back on you.);
  • - Riding lawn mower: Mow down the slope;
  • - Always push the mower forward—don’t pull toward your feet;
  • - Keep your hands and feet away from moving parts and hot parts;
  • - If the blade hits any hard object, stop the mower immediately, inspect the blade, and make any necessary repairs before continuing;
  • - To unclog grass from the discharge chute, turn the motor off and use a stick or tool (keep your hands away)