Red Ribbon Week 2022
October 24-28 is National Red Ribbon Campaign week. Red Ribbon Week is the nation's largest and longest-running drug-use prevention campaign.
The origin of the Red Ribbon Campaign dates back to 1985 when the friends and family of a Drug Enforcement Administration agent named Enrique Camarena began wearing red ribbons in his honor. In communities across the world, other people also saw the destruction that alcohol and drug abuse caused in individuals and families. Organizations began to form using the red ribbon as their symbol, and National Red Ribbon Campaign week began.
as part of Morning Meetings (all grades) and stand-alone lessons (grades 5-8).
For grades 5-8, our staff has put together a student handbook using educational resources from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and Scholastic (see below). We invite parents of Gr 5-8 students to review the handbook and inform us if they would like to opt their child out of lessons related to this content.
- If you do NOT want your child to participate in our "Drugs and the Brain" learning activities, please complete our OPT-OUT FORM.
- If you DO want your child to participate in in our "Drugs and the Brain" learning activities, you do not need to do anything. By default, all Gr 5-8 students will participate unless they have been opted out.
Additionally, to support the cause of drug prevention and awareness, our student leadership has organized school-wide activities that focus on healthy fun and school spirit. Classes will be participating in a door decoration contest and there will be dress-up days on Tuesday through Friday. Activities will be as follows:
- Monday (10/24) – Begin “Door Decorations” contest
- Tuesday (10/25) – Sports Day – “Team UP Against Drugs”
- Wednesday (10/26) – Disney Day - “My Character Counts, I’m Drug Free”
- Thursday (10/27) – Twin Day – “Accountability with Friends to Stay Drug Free”
- Friday (10/28) – Pajama Day - “Keep Your Dreams In Focus, Stay Drug Free”
Our school is a team and we support each other in making good choices and saying NO to drugs!