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Red Ribbon Week

posted Oct 18, 2012, 9:43 AM by kvale@dist46.org   [ updated Aug 13, 2013, 4:33 PM by Web Master ]

Prairie Grove will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week October 22-26, 2012.

The purpose of Red Ribbon Week is to promote a healthy drug-free lifestyle in our community. The color red and the Red Ribbon have been symbol of this national campaign since it officially began in 1988. The Red Ribbon is a symbol of support for Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent Enrique Kiki Camarena. Agent Camerena was killed in 1985 while trying to stop drug traffickers in Guadalajara, Mexico. In 1988 the Us Congress proclaimed the first Red Ribbon week in support of Agent Camarena and the cause he gave his life for—combating drugs.

Students will have an opportunity to demonstrate their drug-free pledge by participating in a variety of on-campus activities. Below is a list of scheduled dress up themes for the week:

Monday, October 22, 2012- Wear Red Day. Students are encouraged to wear red to show their support to remaining drug free.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 “No drugs, no sweat.” Wear sweats to school day.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 “Use your head, don’t do drugs.” Crazy hair day.

Thursday, October 25, 2012 “Stay in the game. Be drug free.” Wear your favorite sports team to school today.

Friday, October 26, 2012 “Put a cap on drugs.” Wear an interesting hat day.

Want to read more about red ribbon week and tips about talking to your child about drugs?  Click on the attached article.

Web Master,
Oct 18, 2012, 9:54 AM