Student's should come home today with red ribbon week descriptions for next week. I wanted to let you know the reason behind the week and provide the link to parent conversations suggested by the National Family Partnership ( http://nfp.org/) for Red Ribbon Week (http://redribbon.org/about/).
In order to provide a Red Ribbon week that is focused on education and the message of "Staying Drug Free," student council along with a teacher council have planned the activities for the week. Spirit Days have also been planned, to provide a creative and fun day once a quarter that celebrates OPA Spirit and the fun school can be. These Spirit Days will be announced along with dates after Red Ribbon week.
WHAT IS RED RIBBON WEEK? It is an ideal way for people and communities to unite and take a visible stand against drugs. Show your personal commitment to a drug-free lifestyle through the symbol of the Red Ribbon, October 23 - 31st.
WHY? The Red Ribbon Campaign® was started when drug traffickers in Mexico City murdered DEA agent Kiki Camarena in 1985. This began the continuing tradition of displaying Red Ribbons as a symbol of intolerance towards the use of drugs. The mission of the Red Ribbon Campaign® is to present a unified and visible commitment towards the creation of a DRUG - FREE AMERICA.
WHO? National Family Partnership is the sponsor of the National Red Ribbon Week® Celebration. We are helping citizens across the country come together to keep children, families and communities safe, healthy and drug-free, through parent training, networking and sponsoring the National Red Ribbon Campaign® . WHY SUPPORT THE NATIONAL THEME? A theme unifies each year’s campaign and helps to broadcast one message, creating a tipping point to change behavior.
HOW? Plan a Red Ribbon celebration. Order and display Red Ribbon materials with the National Red Ribbon Theme. Proceeds from the sale of Red Ribbon theme merchandise helps support prevention programs across America. Order for your family, students, staff, patients, employees and customers and encourage them to wear the red ribbon symbol during Red Ribbon Week® , October 23rd - 31st.
OPA Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A: Tuesday October 24th from 5-9 at the 1120 Washington Blvd Chick-fil-A. Mention that you are there for OPA's Spirit Night before purchase and 15% of your cost will go to OPA for student trips.