Friday, September 16, 2011

Emergenseek!

I don't remember all of the details, but I do remember waking up to cute little Jared running into my room in the middle of the night yelling, "Emergenseek! Emergenseek!" and then he told us something about his friend. As a result, when something is happening around here we say, "Emergenseek! Emergenseek!"

The Elementary School here has an Emergency Plan set in place. I received a (3) letter reminding me to send in food for my student in the event that there was an emergency and they couldn't make it home. I don't know if this has ever happened before. I don't know that I really want to know if this has happened before - maybe due to weather or something. I do like that they are prepared and have something in place so the kids won't go hungry. I am to include one of those solar blankets for each of the kids, so I guess they won't go cold either.

I like that they suggested a comfort item such as a note or a copy of a family picture. Luckily the 3 younger kids will have each other too.

I called the middle school to see if they have a similar plan in place. They said they don't. I decided I am just going to make a kit for Jared too, to place in his locker. I doubt that he will need it, but I know both of us will feel a lot better if he does.

4 comments:

mommaquincy said...

It just means that you have someone on the ball in your PTA. I did that for our elementary a couple of years. Its recommended by the PTA.

MDawg said...

I've tried to ask our school about emergency plans, but they don't seem to know much about it. I think your school's plan sounds fantastic!

Missy said...

Our elementary did that for many years. And then this year I didn't get any note about it. I think it is a fantastic idea and wish they'd reintroduce it. Maybe I'll ask.

Sharon said...

Very cool! I don't know if you watched Little House on the Prairie, but Miss Beadle should not have let the kids walk home in that blizzard, and would have loved some solar blankets and snacks. :)