Smith Elementary PTSA

Emergency Preparedness committee update, August 2018


The PTSA Emergency Preparedness committee works with school leaders to help prepare for the event of an environmental disaster or campus lockdown during school hours.  With the support of the Smith PTSA, the goal is to ensure that ALL students and staff have immediate access to necessary emergency supplies

The Emergency Preparedness committee has consolidated prior vendor-purchased items to make universal supply kits for each classroom.  (Homemade ‘comfort kits’ will no longer be used.)  General classroom kit items include:  food bars, water pouches, hand warmers, glow sticks, foil blankets, and a portable toilet. 

*Parents of children with severe food allergies:  Please review the food bar ingredients listed below (sample food bar may be viewed at the school office).  If a substitution is necessary, parents should send an alternative shelf-stable food item to your child’s classroom teacher ASAP.  *If your child’s alternative food is used during an emergency event, you are responsible to resupply.


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Millennium 400 Calorie Food Bar (SOS Brand)


  • Meets US Coast Guard criteria for 5 year shelf life.
  • Contains no nuts or coconut oil. *Palm Oil is used in order to remove Trans Fats.
  • Net Wt: 2.95 oz (84 g)
  • Formulated and packaged to endure temperature extremes.

CONTAINS:  wheat, coconut, soybeans


  • Sugar
  • Vegetable Shortening (Partially hydrogenated Palm Oil)
  • Enriched Bromated Flour (Wheat Flour, Enzymes, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Potassium Bromate, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid)
  • Cornstarch
  • Wheat Gluten
  • Dextrose
  • Desiccated Coconut
  • Corn Syrup
  • Contains 2% or less of each of following: Soy Lecithin, Natural & Artificial Flavor, Guar Gum, Calcium Propionate (Preservative) Citric Acid, Salt, Ascorbic Acid, Ascorbyl, Palmitate, Niacin, Vitamin A Palmitate, Riboflavin, Thiamin Mononitrate.

*Ingredient list may not be inclusive.  A product sample may be viewed at the school office.*



Drinking Water Pouches:

  • 4.227 ounce (125 ml) sachets.
  • Purified water for immediate use.
  • Easy to dispense.
  • Loss potential minimized due to individual sachets.
  • USCG, Canadian Coast Guard and EC approved.
  • 5 year shelf life. Can be used after expiration date for sanitation or other non-potable purposes.


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