Emergency Preparedness “COMFORT KITS” 

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Garibaldi Highlands Elementary School PAC

Guidelines for Parents

Dear Parents/ Guardians:

In thinking about unexpected events that may occur and cause an extended or unexpected stay at the school for your child, as a PAC we are asking for your cooperation in creating your child’s “Comfort Kit”.

This COMFORT KIT will provide some short-term supplies and reassurance to your child in the event of a disaster.

Going forward your child’s COMFORT KIT will be returned to you in June to be replenished and returned to school in September.

Next week, each student will receive a Ziploc bag to put all of their comfort items in. The comfort items must fit inside the provided Ziploc bag and be returned to the school by February 17, 2017. There is a poster board in the main hallway showing examples of what you could put and fit inside the Ziploc for your child.

  • Medication (if required)
  • Family photo(s)
  • 1 – Letter of reassurance to comfort your child
  • 1 – Game or small book
  • 1- Rain cover or emergency foil blanket
  • 1 – wipes/Kleenex
  • 1 – Small comfort item (deck of playing cards, mini chess or checkers, small stuffie)
  • 2 – compact and nutritious snacks (fruit bars, granola bars etc.) that has expiry date of at least June 2017
  • 1 – Juice box

Thank you for your assistance.