What do you do at your school for red ribbon wk?

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  1. heavens54

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    Do you plan special activities? Dress up? Contests? Posters? Essays?
     
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    My son's school sends the poster home to do. I happen to think not all parents will know how to address it age appropriate wise for 3rd grade.
     
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    School-wide optional poster contest. Winner on each grade level.

    Something different every day. If teachers participate, we get to wear jeans.

    Monday, October 24 – “I’m a Jean-ius! No Drugs for Me! – wear jeans and a red shirt

    Tuesday, October 25 – “Sock It to Drugs!” – wear crazy socks

    Wednesday, October 26 – “Team Up Against Drugs!” – wear favorite team shirt

    Thursday, October 27 – “Give Drugs the Slip!” – wear slippers

    Friday, October 28 – “Drugs Give Me the Blues!” – wear blue (school shirt if you have one)
     
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    Ours is planned by the parent group. We have dress up days and small treats to give out each day. Sometimes we'll have a little activity (coloring paper, crossword, etc.).
     
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    We have special dress up/spirit days and do a food drive. Last year at the elementary school we all wore red, made banners, and had a parade around the neighborhood. We can't have the students wear red in the middle school because of gang activity.
     
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    Ours is almost exactly like this, except we have cover up drugs-wear your favorite hat!
     
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    We're having a door decorating contest, where each homeroom competes to make the most exciting door display that promotes a drug free lifestyle. Also, today all of the teachers wore all black accented with a red ribbon :)
     
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    We do the dress-up thing and I hate it. Wear red (we're an inner-city school and our district has uniforms on regular days) one day, wear a hat one day, sunglasses one day. Teachers were told they could wear jeans all week... ugh.

    It's a freakin' distraction. Today was hat day. One student wore a hat that was 2 feet tall. G-r-r... it's a total distraction and exactly HOW does this help keep our kids away from drugs? Really.
     
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    You don't like teachers wearing jeans? I love it.

    I think its mainly about awareness. Kinda like how wearing pink just brings awareness. Doesn't always go make somebody donate or find a cancer cure - just makes others aware. At least it brought attn to my 6 year olds. Not sure about the upper grades, lol.
     
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    We are never allowed to wear jeans, even on work days.

    A whole week of distractions can be a bit much, I agree. Just the slightest little thing out of the usual and even my high school students are bananas.
     
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    Since my school has a Western theme this year, it's also Western for Red Ribbon Week.
    Monday- Wear boots
    Tuesday- Bandana
    Wedneday- District wide wear read
    Thursday- Hat
    Friday- Spiritwear
     
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    We are doing all of these "crazy" days. There really hasn't been any connection to the "say no to drugs" part of red ribbon week. Seems to me there should be more emphasis on that aspect of the week since that is how the tradition for drug awareness started.
     
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    Monday- give out bracelets for kids to wear all week
    Tuesday- Crazy hair/wig/hat day
    Wednesday- Crazy Socks Day (Sock it to Drugs)
    Thursday- PJ Day (Live Your Dreams- Don't Do Drugs)
    Friday- Wear Red
     
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    We don't do much...but I must say that I give partial credit to anti-drugs and anti-alcohol programs from my childhood to my avoidance of both.
     
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    I must say that since we've been talking about it in my first grade classroom this week, I now know which parents drinks beer every day, who just drinks beer during football games, and who drinks wine and smokes.
    I've also had the pleasure of finding out who's relatives have gone to jail for drugs.
     
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    Oh geez. ;P
     
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    Yes. Personally, I don't like teachers wearing jeans.

    Most of the teachers at my own children's school wear jeans / capris / tennis shoes / FLIP FLOPs... including principal. I just think it's very unprofessional. PERSONAL OPINION!!!!!!!

     
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    I am undecided on this. On the one hand, I feel so much more professional when I'm dressed up. On the other hand, it's hard to do the things I do every day in a skirt & heels. :confused:
     
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    We don't recognize red ribbon week.
     

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