This Week:
March 7th to 13th, 2016

THE PORCH

CAMPUS NEWSLETTER, Vol. 1, Ed. 20

VOTE FOR BEAT!

..."Because Porch Rhymes with Torch"...
Our BEAT Team has entered the annual BC Green games competition!

75 Grade 9 students will learn about where our waste goes and the impact that it is making by touring the CVRD recycling facility in Duncan under the guidance of a CVRD employee and/or CEA staffer guides.

Our Grade 9 students will also learn how asphalt, rubber tires, old appliances and even used mattress can all be diverted from landfill. Senior students will participate in Cowichan Energy Alternatives new education program about the production of biodiesel. Students will attend production demonstrations, and participate in discussions surrounding waste management, sustainability, and pollution of our water, air, and soil.

The BEAT will work to educate our community at school assemblies, in educational emails and through our Energy Consumption Reduction contest in April about the importance of working to reduce our resource consumption and decrease our food waste.
VOTE NOW!
BEAT photo for green games

It's International Women’s Day on Tuesday, March 8.

Progress has slowed. The World Economic Forum predicts it will take until 2133 to achieve gender parity. To close the gender gap, we must commit to act beyond one day. #pledgeforparity

Click the link below to acknowledge the work that still needs to be done to in terms of parity.
CLICK THROUGH
INSTAGRAM OF THE WEEK #CHOOSETOBE


SPRING BREAK LAUNDRY REMINDER

Laundry and Day Housekeeping
Starting Friday, March 11 till March 23rd
Monday to Friday
7 am till 3:15 pm

Housekeeping afternoon
Monday to Friday
3 pm till 11:30

Mark will be around
Wednesday till Sunday
3 pm till 11:30 pm


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

As the quality of information on the internet declines, the demand for knowledge engine increases. What would happen is a student learned to use this tool in your classroom? Can they solve any math equation you give them from the textbook? https://www.wolframalpha.com/

Interhouse Standings

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

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External Events This Week

TWEET OF THE WEEK #CHOOSETOBE

MONDAY, MARCH 7

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 8

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


WEDNESDAY, March 9

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


THURSDAY, March 10

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


FRIDAY, March 11

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


SATURDAY, March 12

Steps Ahead, T. Gil Bunch Theatre

TWEET OF THE WEEK #CHOOSETOBE

SCOTT’S SAFETY TIP OF THE WEEK - The fundamentals of cyclists safety: Be Alert, Be Wary, Be Seen!

Be Alert: Scan ahead, centre, left and right.
Be Wary: Be wary of vehicles, pedestrians and other road users.
Be Seen: Use your horn, hand signals and lights to be seen by other road users.


• Ride with your head up and look well ahead to know whats coming up, and plan your route.
• Never ride with more passengers than the bike was designed for.
• When riding in a group, ride in single file.
• Ride on the right side of the road (never ride against traffic).
• Plan ahead on where you want to go, and if possible avoid riding at peak traffic times or on busy roads.