CEDAR KEY SCHOOL  RED RIBBON WEEK IS OCTOBER 24 – 28

Details: Written by JESSICA SLOAN, CKS GRADE FOUR TEACHER, STUDENT GOVERNMENT SPONSOR

The theme this year is YOLO (You Only Live Once) Be Drug Free! Every student from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade Twelve will be given a YOLO red ribbon to wear each day of the week and we will have themed dress up days.

The SWAT club is also helping to promote this cause. SWAT stands for Students Working against Tobacco.  Students will receive a small reward each day for dressing up and be entered into a drawing at the end of the week for a Red Ribbon Prize Pack.  We will also be entering a photo contest to earn the school a $1,000 reward.

Dress-Up Days include:
Monday –Favorite Sports Team Attire
Tuesday – Pay a $1 to be Wear a Hat
Wednesday – Twin Day
Thursday – Red Out
Friday – Shark Spirit Day  – Purple and Gold

 

WHERE DID RED THE RIBBON IDEA COME FROM AND EXACTLY WHAT IS IT?
…excerpted from: http://redribbon.org/about/
National Family Partnership, formerly the National Federation of Parents for Drug Free Youth, was established as a grassroots, nonprofit organization in 1980 by a handful of concerned and determined parents who were convinced they should begin to play a leadership role in drug prevention.  Since its founding thirty years ago, NFP has devoted its efforts to the well-being of youth.  Its mission is to lead and support our nation’s families and communities in nurturing the full potential of healthy, drug free youth.

The National Family Partnership organized the first Nationwide Red Ribbon Campaign. NFP provides drug awareness by sponsoring the annual National Red Ribbon Campaign™. Since its beginning in 1985, the Red Ribbon has touched the lives of millions of people around the world. In response to the murder of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena, angered parents and youth in communities across the country began wearing Red Ribbons as a symbol of their commitment to raise awareness of the killing and destruction caused by drugs in America.

 


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