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Mathews Elementary

Red Ribbon Week Celebration

October 26-Oct 30, 2020

Dear Parent(s):

Mathews Elementary will be participating in a national celebration called Red Ribbon Week. Red Ribbon Week is designed to create an awareness concerning the problems related to the use of tobacco, alcohol, and drugs. Red Ribbon Week is a time for schools and communities across the nation to come together in the fight against drugs.

Students will be participating in an spirit wear days, themed activities and have lessons from the counselor on healthy decision-making skills. Students will make the commitment to by reciting a verbal pledge. Students enjoy participating in the theme days, to show their commitment to being drug free. All daily themes are optional for students.

At Mathews, we focus on the many aspects of health and safety and teach age appropriate knowledge. You can take advantage of this time to open a dialogue at home and discuss issues like peer pressure and making healthy choices for a safe future. Listed below are some resources you may wish to check out, to help guide your conversation.

http://www.parents.com/kids/problems/drug-abuse/talking-to-your-child-about-drugs/

http://kidshealth.org/en/parents/talk-about-drugs.html

https://www.familyeducation.com/life/communicating-your-child/talking-your-children-about-drugs

https://www.greatschools.org/gk/articles/6-tips-resisting-peer-pressure/

Click on the document to view Red Ribbon Theme Days