Red Ribbon Week at Maple Leaf Designed to Fight Drugs

Red Ribbon Week at Maple Leaf Designed to Fight Drugs

A seasonal autumn day in the District provided a great opportunity for students and a handful of community stakeholders to “cut the ribbon,” as a kick off to Red Ribbon week at Maple Leaf Elementary School to raise awareness and fight drugs. Members from the Southeast Chapter of the Chamber of Commerce visited Principal Jean Rizi, Assistant Principal Kali Strickland and the week’s organizer in the building Toya Owens-Hodge and about 100 students who gathered in the front lawn to officially kick-off the week with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Specifically, Red Ribbon Week is a national campaign for raising awareness and mobilizing communities in the fight against drugs. Activities will be taking place all week long, including on Monday: A pledge to not let friends bully or do drugs. Everyone was encouraged to dress in the color red. On Tuesday, students were asked to “dare to be different,” by wearing mismatched clothing. On Wednesday, students are asked to “be crazy about their future” and wear crazy socks, hats or hair! Thursday will combine Halloween and feature student selfies. On Friday, November 1st, when the week culminates, students are being encouraged to wear their favorite sports team attire. In all, Red Ribbon week at Maple Leaf will feature daily themes in the effort to curb the harmful effects of drug use. 

 

 

 

 

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