The new school year is in full swing. Children are back in the classroom and teachers are implementing lesson plans. Getting back to school means getting back to learning. Back to school also means Red Ribbon Week is just around the corner.
Red Ribbon Week is a time for parents, teachers, school counselors, and administrators to encourage children to live healthy, substance-free lives and set positive goals and make good decisions. It is also marks an opportunity to celebrate and thank those who work so hard to keep our communities drug-free.
With the opioid epidemic affecting communities across the country, we need to be reminded how we all must set and reinforce healthy substance-free norms for our children and families. The message of Red Ribbon Week can bring everyone together to take a stand against drug abuse.
Bring the whole school together with our Celebrating Healthy Choices activity set to introduce essential social skills for each grade level K-5. Kick off the week with a whole school assembly with guest speakers from your community and a call to action for a whole school connectedness. Then, back in the classroom, each grade level will dive into a social skill with three 20-minute daily activities. At the end of the week, bring it all together at a closing assembly when the students can show off what they have learned to the entire school and invited friends and family.
So let’s get ready and help our kids show they are too good for drugs! October will be here before you know it. Don’t let the opportunity to be a positive influence for kids pass by. Celebrate Red Ribbon Week and celebrate making healthy choices!
Red Ribbon Week is October 23 - 31, 2017.