This Week:
February 29 to March 6, 2016

THE PORCH

CAMPUS NEWSLETTER, Vol. 1, Ed. 19

Happy March!

..."Because Porch Rhymes with Torch"...
This was the 7th and final qualification tournament in our competitive season, with 54 teams from 27 schools, including 1 school from the U.S. represented.

After 84 games in the round robin, Brentwood emerged 8th and 24th overall. Once the playoff team alliance selections were complete one of our teams (Marie L., Joe K., and Jacob N.) were seeded 5th.

Though they fought hard, our team alliance suffered some mechanical difficulties in the second game of the best of three in the quarter-finals, and were defeated by a higher seeded team.

After a long competitive season, Brentwood has earned one berth in the Provincial Championships, and will field an amalgamated team to try to capture a ticket to the World Championships in April.

Mr. Doehler, Mr. Campbell, and Mr. Wardop are all immensely proud of what the whole team has achieved in only it’s first full year of competition, against many long running, well-established regional juggernauts.

fgh dfg 23 1
INSTAGRAM OF THE WEEK #CHOOSETOBE

#RossCup2016 #Champions! Congratulations to the Sr Boys on a 4-1 victory over Kits in the final! #ChooseToBe...champs

A video posted by Brentwood College School (@brentwoodboarding) on

photo TEACHERS! 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


photoBRENT’S TECH TIP OF THE WEEK

Hone your searching skills by solving complex search challenges alongside peers from around the world in this online class. Learn to powersearch in a Google delivered online course for free! http://goo.gl/VFbjEJ

Interhouse Standings

Whittall | Alex
0
Whittall | Alex
Privett | Hope
0
Privett | Hope
Ellis | Mackenzie
0
Ellis | Mackenzie
Rogers | Allard
0
Rogers | Allard

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!

Latest from the Brentwood Blog

Junior B Boys Basketball

Junior B Boys Basketball

Island Champions

Island Champions

Senior Girls Reach Islands Wildcard

Senior Girls Reach Islands Wildcard

External Events This Week

TWEET OF THE WEEK #CHOOSETOBE

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 29

Steps Ahead, T. Gil Bunch Theatre
11:55am - 12:30 pm, Zumba, Old Cafeteria
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm, Body by Drew, Varsity Gym


TUESDAY, March 1

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


WEDNESDAY, March 2

Steps Ahead, McNeill Centre
11:55am - 12:30 pm, Zumba, Old Cafeteria


THURSDAY, March 3

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


FRIDAY, March 4

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


SATURDAY, March 5

Steps Ahead, T. Gil Bunch Theatre

TWEET OF THE WEEK #CHOOSETOBE

SCOTT’S SAFETY TIP OF THE WEEK - BBQ Safety

Few things can match the fun and enjoyment of a barbecue with family, friends, and students. Whether you’re on campus or at home, the following tips will keep your BBQ’n season safe and enjoyable.

At the start of the BBQ season, do this three-step safety check of your BBQ:


• Clean: Use a pipe cleaner or wire to ensure burner ports are free of rust, dirt, spider webs or other debris.
• Check: Examine the hose leading from the tank to the burners. Replace if cracked or damaged.
• Test: Find leaks by applying a 50/50 solution of water and dish soap to propane cylinder connections and hoses. If bubbles appear, tighten the connection and/or replace the damaged parts and retest.
Take these steps in the right order when igniting a BBQ:
• Open the hood.
• Turn gas release valve on the tank.
• Turn on grill controls or heat settings.
• Take a step back.
• Push the igniter button. If there is no igniter button, insert a long match or BBQ lighter through the side burner hole first, then turn on the heat control knob. If the burner does not ignite right away, turn the gas off and wait five minutes, keeping the hood open, before repeating the procedure.


Barbecues are approved for outdoor use only. They emit carbon monoxide, a poisonous gas that can lead to unconsciousness and even death, which means never barbecue in a garage, tent or other enclosed space. Propane cylinders must not be used or stored inside any structure.

Do's and Don'ts for operating a BBQ DO...
• Keep loose clothing away from a hot barbecue.
• Keep children and pets at a safe distance.
• Turn gas valve off first when finished, then turn off the burner controls, so no gas is left in the connecting hose.
• Allow the BBQ to cool completely before closing the cover.


DO NOT...
• Don't leave the BBQ unattended when in use.
• Don't allow grease to build up on the burners or at the base of the barbecue, as this could cause a grease fire
• Don't throw water on a grease fire – this will only spread the flame.
• Don't position your barbecue too close to wooden fences or walls. Make sure the area behind your BBQ is free of combustible material since this is where hot gasses escape.


House Parents, please have your students check your house BBQ’s. If anything does not pass this checklist, please submit a Facilities Request with a description of the problem.