Brownstown Elementary School is starting their 24th annual Red Ribbon Week walk and run. This years’ theme is being Drug Free is a “PAWS”itive Choice. We encourage you to come walk to support our drug free school on October 26 through October 30. We will walk on the track unless it is raining or extremely cold. Make sure to bring a jacket for you and your little ones on the more chilly days. In the event of rain or harsh weather, we will be walking in the elementary gym. Miss Stine and the Physical Education Department ask that no strollers be used on the gym floor.
The history of Red Ribbon Week begins with February 7, 1985, when Enrique Camarena, a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent was murdered after unlocking a multi billion dollar drug pipeline. This event marked the beginning of Red Ribbon Week when concerned citizens banded together and chose a red ribbon as their symbol to show intolerance for drugs in our schools, our workplaces, and our communities. In 1988, Red Ribbon Week was recognized by the national government and is now practiced in schools all around the United States.
Miss Stine has several goals to keep in mind during Red Ribbon Week each year which include proving that healthy bodies DO NOT need drugs, encouraging each individual to give their best efforts to “go the distance”, when we are discouraged we should have our friends close by to cheer us on, and lastly she wants to remind family, friends, and community members they can join the walk, because when we all walk together, we can make a difference. Last year we had over sixty guest walkers help us walk the drugs out of our school! Hopefully we have just as many or more guest walkers this year.
Starting on Monday, October 26, we will kick off the week by wearing lots of red to show our intolerance for drugs. Tuesday's theme is “Drugs are Ridiculous”, where students are encouraged to wear crazy or mismatched clothes. On Wednesday Miss Stine will be collecting canned foods to show that “We CAN Make a Difference”. “Our Futures are too Bright for Drugs” and we’ll be showing it on Thursday by wearing sunglasses or any bright colored clothing. To conclude the week we would like to remind ourselves that “Being Drug Free is a Team Effort”, and you can show this by wearing your favorite sports team or school spirit shirt.
Miss Stine has worked very hard on making this another great year for Red Ribbon Week and we hope you come out to join our school's fight against drugs. If you are interested in coming to walk with the elementary students, the class times are listed below.
Kindergarten A/B - 10:10 - 10:30 3rd Grade A/B - 2:25 - 2:45
1st Grade A/B - 10:30 - 10:45 4th Grade - 2:50 - 3-10
5th Grade - 11:05 - 11:25
6th Grade - 11:25 - 11:45
2nd Grade B - 1:10 - 1:302nd Grade A - 1:30 - 1:50
By Hannah Koehler & Harley Brandt
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