Red Ribbon Week 2016-2017

Thank you to Mrs. Erika Fatura for organizing the activities and speakers this week and a big “thank you” to the PTCO for funding Red Ribbon Week 2016!

Monday 

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red ribbonRed Ribbon Week candy and stickers will be passed out K-6.

Parent Talking Points with Students:  

The dress up theme for the day is “Wear Red.” Wear as much red as possible.

Tuesday

Parent Talking Points with Students:

The dress up theme for the day is “SOCK It To Drugs” (wear crazy socks).

 

 Wednesday

Parent Talking Points with Students:

The dress up theme for the day is “Stay PAWsitively Drug Free!” (Dress up as animal or wear a shirt with animal on it)

Thursday

Parent Talking Points with Students:

The dress up theme for the day is “TEAM Up Against Drugs” (Wear favorite team apparel)

 

Friday 

Parent Talking points with their students:

The dress up theme for the day is “Band Together Against Drugs!” (Dress as favorite band member or rock star)

 

 

Red Ribbon Week began after the kidnapping, torture and murder of DEA agency Enrique “Kiki” Camarena in 1985.  Camarena had been working undercover in Guadalajara, Mexico for over four years.  After his murder, citizens in Camarena’s hometown of Calexico, California donned red ribbons in his honor.  The red ribbon became their symbol for prevention in order to reduce the demand of illegal drugs.  The Red Ribbon Week campaign eventually gained momentum throughout California and later the United States.  In 1985, club members presented the “Camarena Club Proclamation” to then First Lady Nancy Reagan, bringing it national attention.  The campaign was formalized in 1988 with President and Mrs. Reagan serving as honorary chairpersons.  Today, the eight day celebration is sponsored by the National Family Partnership (previously known as the Federation of Parents for Drug Free Youth), and has become the annual catalyst to show intolerance for drugs in our schools, work places and communities.  Each year, during the last week in October, more than 80 million young people and adults show their commitment to a healthy, drug-free life by wearing or displaying the Red Ribbon.

Red Ribbon Week Coordinator for Pentwater Public Schools is teacher, Mrs. Erika Fatura.  You may find out more information or find out how you can help by contacting her at efatura@pentwater.k12.mi.us or 231-869-4100 ex. 243.