“I Pledge to Grow Up Safe, Healthy & Drug Free”
Students are getting ready for Red Ribbon Week ® 2014 – this year’s theme is: Love Yourself. Be Drug Free®.
At school, students will engage in activities that promote a drug free and healthy lifestyle.
Please partner with us and discuss this message at home, at the dinner table, at family outings, and with friends and extended family. Ask your child to complete the Love Yourself. Be Drug Free® Red Ribbon Week ® Pledge.
Clarke County School District is marking this event in a variety of ways:
Red Out on Friday October 24
Encourage your child to wear red next Friday! This is a great opportunity to have a conversation about your expectation that your child remain drug-free. Parents are the number one reason youth give for not using drugs and alcohol.
Your child (grades K-12) will be given a red and black wristband to wear, provided by our district’s Healthy Brain Campaign (grant-funded). Several area businesses will offer discounts to students who come in wearing their Red Ribbon Week wristband. This may be another good time to talk with your child. Please see the calendar of discounts for more details.
Red Food Day
All cafeteria food will be red on Friday, October 24! Again, the purpose is to create conversations.
Your child’s school may have additional events throughout the week to celebrate.
Thanks for your support, as we participate in our nation’s largest drug prevention campaign. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s school counselor.
Red Ribbon Campaign
Learn more about the fun ways to start or continue the conversation about drugs with your children.
Log onto www.redribbon.org and find out more!