Friday, October 19, 2012

Red Ribbon Week

October 22-26 is "Say NO to DRUG" week at Southland. We have a fun week planned. Please ask your students what they are learning about.

"Don't Be a Chicken, Say NO to Drugs."
Wear black and white clothing to school
Join us at the South Jordan Chick Fil A for Spirit Night from 5-7 p.m. Our school earns 10% of the proceeds during our Spirit Night.

"Smarties don't do drugs."
Crazy Hair Day

"I pledge to stay off drugs."
Wear red and come sign the banner in the cafeteria during your lunchtime.

"Keep your feet moving-walk away from drugs."
Crazy socks or mismatched shoe day

"Let's wipe out drugs together."
Wear your favorite sports team shirt.

WHAT IS RED RIBBON WEEK?It is an ideal way for people and communities to unite and take a visible stand against substance abuse.  Show your personal commitment to a drug-free lifestyle through the symbol of the Red Ribbon, Oct 23rd - 31st.

WHY?The Red Ribbon Campaign was started when drug traffickers in Mexico City murdered DEA agent Kiki Camarena in 1985. This began the continuing tradition of displaying Red Ribbons as a symbol of intolerance towards the use of drugs. The mission of the Red Ribbon Campaign is to present a unified and visible commitment towards the creation of a DRUG-FREE AMERICA.

Remind your students the many reasons drugs are dangerous.

WHY SUPPORT THE NATIONAL THEME?A theme unifies each year's campaign and helps to broadcast one message creating a tipping point to change behavior. 

Help your students to remember what each day's activity is and encourage them to participate!


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