Successful Red Ribbon Week!
Oakesdale School celebrated Red Ribbon Week from Oct. 18 to Nov. 1, to promote awareness of the dangers of alcohol and drug abuse, and to prevent our students from beginning to use substances. On Monday we had a successful “Plant the Promise” event, where each student got to plant a red tulip bulb as their promise to stay drug free. In the spring, over 100 tulips will bloom as a reminder to our kids of the promises they made. A big thanks to the Liberty Lake Home Depot and East Valley Lowe’s for their donations of tulip bulbs to the school. Additionally, we had dress-up themes each day and students received prizes for participating. Finally, we had nearly all of our students fill out a pledge to be drug free and take a stand against alcohol and drug abuse. Check out our pledge wall in the hallway connecting the main office to the elementary wing.
Red Ribbon Week Themes!
During the week of Oct. 28-Nov. 1, the school will have theme days for Red Ribbon Week:
Monday: Put a Cap on Drugs (hat day)
Tuesday: Be on a Drug Free Team (wear your favorite team gear)
Wednesday: Put a Sock on Drugs (crazy socks day)
Friday: Wear Red!!!
Students will get prizes for each day they dress up, in addition to signing drug free pledges at the beginning of the week!
Red Ribbon Week is Oct. 23rd-31st
Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention awareness event in the nation. It originated when a DEA agent, Kiki Camarena, was killed by drug traffickers in 1985. This began the continuing tradition of displaying red ribbons as a symbol of intolerance towards the use of drugs. Please join Oakesdale School in celebrating healthy choices and raising awareness about the harmful effects of drug use during this important week.