Oregon Association
of Family & Consumer Sciences

Creating Healthy & Sustainable Families

Professional Development Opportunities

To the ORAFCS members and FACS community,

It is with regret that the ORAFCS board announces the postponement of The Makers Faire. We now realize that the December 9, 2023 date is a conflict for many of you. We are looking at moving the date to March 2, 2024. McMinnville High School is still available to host our event. The board has suggested we possibly lower the “student” rate. Bringing students for a “hands-on” experience could add to your classroom and leadership experiences for your programs. Plus, you won’t need a substitute since it’s held on a Saturday!

We are preparing a survey that will help us understand what our members and others desire or need from a conference or event. The loss of the consistent date for a statewide in-service has added to our dilemma. Your feedback will be vital in helping us plan for future events that are worthwhile to our members and ORAFCS community. Please look for, and complete this survey to help us with that planning.

We appreciate those that have registered for the Makers Faire and will be contacting you in person to discuss your registration fees.

Thank you for all the hard work you are doing in the classrooms and/or place of work.
Enjoy your holiday season.

Pam Simpson
ORAFCS President and Conference Planning Chair

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The 2020 ORAFCS Conference has been cancelled. Please review the attached letter below.


2019 Annual ORAFCS Conference 

Save the Date! Friday October 11, 2019

Stay tuned for more details coming soon! 



AAFCS 2019 Conference & Expo

St. Louis, MO

June 23-26, 2019

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Apps for FACS Teachers - this is a list of apps and a short description for how they can be used in the classroom. Includes Child Development, Interior Design, Textiles, Nutrition, Culinary Arts, and a few general-teaching related apps. Collected and organized by Jessica Motter.





Statewide instructional resources development center. Lesson plans, resources and ideas for CTE instruction can be found here









Columbia Home Economists in Home and Community

Columbia Home Economists in Home and Community was founded over fifty years ago.  We have monthly meetings during the school year covering the many areas of Family and Consumer Sciences and encourage the growth of the profession by giving scholarships and donations to 4-H and other causes related to Home Economics.  

We welcome guests at our meetings and would like new members.  We usually meet the third Monday of the month in the Portland area.  If you or people you know would be interested in attending a meeting, please contact me or one of our other members.

Jeanette Gilham Wolf
6975 SW Hyland Way 
Beaverton, OR 97008
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