McGRUFF KICKS OFF RED RIBBON WEEK

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McGruff and Officer Kim helped kick off Red Ribbon Week on Friday. During Spirit Meet, students were treated to a surprise visit from McGruff. McGruff, who is famous for saying, "Take a bite out of crime," launched Red Ribbon Week which Springs School will be observing October 14-17th.

The school plans on having several themed days that bring attention to making healthy choices and staying drug-free. Tuesday will be "Say no to drugs, say yes to sports" jersey day, and students in grades Kindergarten through third will attend a presentation, "Making Healthy Choices" with Officer Kim. Wednesday will be "I am Too Bright for Drugs" day where students are encouraged to wear bright or fluorescent colors. On Thursday, it's "Put a Cap on Drugs" day with students wearing hats during the school day, and students in grades fourth through sixth will attend a cyber safety presentation. The week will end with "Wear Red Day" on Friday where students are encouraged to wear red. There will also be the annual ribbon decorating contest for grades K-5, with the winning class winning a pizza party!

The National Federation of Parents for Drug-Free Youth began the Red Ribbon Campaign in 1985. The campaign began in response to the murder of Drug Enforcement Agency agent Enrique Camarena in Mexico. People began to wear satin red ribbons to bring awareness to Mr. Camarena's death and to the importance of the work he, and others like him, did. Red Ribbon Week is an effort to bring awareness to children of the importance of staying drug-free and leading healthy lives.


 
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