Our Red Ribbon Week Activities are a week long celebration of our commitment to living a healthy lifestyle.
This program is designed to encourage children from K thru 6th grade to make responsible choices for themselves and say “NO” to unhealthy choices.
Here are some ideas for discussion with your child at home:
- Explain to your child that he/she is very special and that children who are special take good care of themselves.
- Decide on healthy choices when given options. Brainstorm statements your child can say to peers when faced with a tough situation.
- Discuss medicine rules with your child. (And household cleaning agents too).
- Review the facts about drug use with your child and discuss your family’s values about drugs and obeying the law. Talk about the consequences also.
- Encourage your child to take responsibility for saying “NO” to drugs and “YES” to healthy choices.
- Keep communication open. Create an atmosphere at home where your child feels free to ask questions and talk about concerns he/she is having.
Here are some of the things we will be doing at school:
Monday - "Don't let drugs get in the way of your goals"
- Students/staff wear college clothing to school (optional)
- Students will receive Red Ribb Remind your children to keep them on all week!
- Students sign school wide poster outside intermediate cafeteria
- 4-6thgrade students will attend “Downward Spiral” presented by PEARCE students
- Students will receive an activity book to work on throughout the week.
Tuesday - “Follow your dreams – stay away from drugs”
- Students/Staff wear Pajamas with appropriate shoes (optional)
- Students sign bully and drug free pledge cards
Wednesday - "Western Wednesday"
- Students/staff wear western clothing (optional)
- Students receive a bookmark with a special message.
- Students will sign links (for a school wide chain to be connected at assembly)
Thursday - "Our Future is Bright!"
- Students/staff Wear as much NEON/BRIGHT clothing (optional)
- Students receive a special pencil and plastic bracelet to put on their backpacks.
Friday - "Red Out Day"
- Students/staff wear as much RED as possible (Optional) (Optional)
- 2PM ** Red Ribbon activities/FFL ** student assembly
- Students will receive a sticker
Red Ribbon Week is intended to be a fun, informative time. Have fun–and participate as much as you can!
Thank You to Stephanie Spett, Rachel Portlock and Lauren Fleschler & the BFE STAFF for all your help and PTA for generously underwriting this event.
Mrs. Fishman & Dr. Murlette