This Week at the Park
University Park Elementary School~ October 24th, 2022
Important Upcoming Events:
This week we celebrate “Red Ribbon & Bullying Awareness Week ”
Monday, October 24th
“Viewing Life Without Drugs & Bullying Day” – Classes are encouraged to decorate their class windows. There will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes awarded!
SAC Meeting @ 3:45PM at UPark
Tuesday, October 25th
We Dream of A Life Without Drugs & Bullying: Wear Pajamas Day
Wednesday, October 26th
“Team Up Against Drugs and Bullying” Day - Students are encouraged to wear items showing their favorite sports team on this day.
Thursday, October 27th
“We have a Bully & Drug-Free School - School Spirit Day”- Students, faculty, and staff will wear University Park shirts, to show their school spirit.
Friday, October 28th
“Strike A Pose Against Drugs & Bullying” Day - Students are encouraged to wear red on this day and pose for fun selfies.
Trunk or Treat 5PM to 7PM
Halloween Safety and Concerns
Brevard Public Schools has provided the following information to alert our families of warnings that have recently emerged from federal officials about the dangers of a new form of fentanyl called “rainbow fentanyl.” Fentanyl, which is an opioid, is 80 to 100 times more potent than morphine and 40 to 50 times more potent than heroin.
Rainbow fentanyl comes in the form of brightly colored pills and powders that look like candy, and blocks that look like sidewalk chalk. Because of the new form, people purchasing these pills may be unaware that they contain fentanyl. Anne Milgram, administrator for the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), states that “Rainbow fentanyl, fentanyl pills, and powder that come in a variety of bright colors, shapes, and sizes — is a deliberate effort by drug traffickers to drive addiction amongst kids and young adults,”.
The DEA offers the following suggestions:
- Talk to your student about the dangers of buying medication online or from anyone other than a pharmacist. Both drug dealers and illicit on-line websites sell pills that look like prescription medications such as Percocet, Oxycodone, Xanax, Klonopin, Adderall, and Ritalin, which may be attractive to pre-teens and teens, but may be laced with fentanyl.
- Show your student photos of rainbow fentanyl and urge them to avoid taking these pills from either friends or strangers.
- Direct your student to tell a trusted adult - such as a teacher, school counselor, or principal – if they see these brightly colored pills.
We thank you for your continued support as we strive to educate our students and parents on the dangers of substance use.