Go one step further by creating a basic needs emergency kit for your family. A disaster supplies kit is simply a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency. Try to assemble your kit well in advance of an emergency. You may have to evacuate at a moment’s notice and take essentials with you. You will probably not have time to search for the supplies you need or shop for them. You may need to survive on your own after an emergency. Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster but they cannot reach everyone immediately. You could get help in hours or it might take days. Having the necessary supplies on hand should there be an emergency will help your family.
Download a list of recommended items to be included in your kit here.
Concerned how your school will handle an emergency? Start by asking if your school has an emergency response plan and what that entails. Some other things to ask about:
The National Association for College Admissions Counseling (
NACAC) has announced its 2016 Portland Performing and Visual Arts College Fair on Monday, October 24th, 2016 from 7 p.m to 9 p.m. at the Portland Art Museum – Mark Building. This program is an important resource for students interested in pursuing undergraduate and graduate programs of study in the areas of music, theater, dance, visual arts, graphic design, film production, and other related disciplines.
Students will have the opportunity to speak with representatives from colleges, universities, conservatories, festivals, and other educational institutions with specialized programs in the visual and performing arts. Attendees of this free event will learn about educational opportunities, admission and financial aid, portfolio days, auditions and entrance requirements, and much more.
See the event flyer and the list of schools that will be attending here.
All participants are encouraged to register prior to attending this event. This will make navigating the fair and collecting information from multiple colleges and universities much easier.
Register today here.
Last year PTA's helped collect 35,000 books for 4,800 students in Portland Public Schools!