By June Norvila
There were fewer than usual in attendance at the informative Bentley school Parent Advisory Council meeting on Oct. 19.
Figures were offered about class sizes, budgeting and a possible increase in enrolment in high school next year meaning more government funding.
Principal Lane Moore stressed we have the numbers in elementary and we have large kindergarten and play school enrolments so we need to keep those students in the Bentley school system.
Lock down procedures of all but the front doors because of possible threats was explained. Visitors are reminded to use the front doors only where they can be observed easily and to check in at the applicable office.
The school is looking for more serious consideration from the RCMP about incidents they report.
Underage smoking remains a concern to administration even if it is done off school grounds.
The Bentley School Chest Society (a fundraising arm) held a Halloween party in the elementary gym on Oct. 29 from 6 to 11 p.m. and are also having a casino on Dec. 9 and 10 and require volunteers.
The school Remembrance Day Service is Nov. 10 at 1:30 p.m. in the elementary gymnasium. The community is invited.
There will also be a special presentation called Keeping Kids Safer Online on Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. in the elementary library. Parents and guardians of students of all ages are invited.
The next PAC meeting will be a special one. The Nov. 15 meeting will start at 6 p.m. with pizza provided by Bentley Community Services being served. Following that will be a special presentation of special interest to parents with teens and pre-teens. Keir Kutney, a behavioral consultant, will speak on Managing Child and Adolescent Behavior. The regular meeting will follow at 7 p.m.
All interested in what is happening at the school are welcome to attend any PAC meeting. Feedback is always invited and administration offers lots of important and interesting information.