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Dear Parents,

I am pleased to announce the upcoming events for Red Ribbon Week which will take place on October 21-31.  Red Ribbon Week is a great opportunity for students, parents, and teachers to come together and to take a stand against drugs by making a personal commitment to a drug-free lifestyle.  The National Family Partnership, which coordinates Red Ribbon activities nationally, estimates that over 80 million Americans participate in Red Ribbon events. 

Students from grades three, four and five will take a Red Ribbon Pledge and receive a ribbon, as well as a "10 Reasons Why I'm Drug Free" bookmark.   

In addition to receiving the ribbons following classroom discussion encompassing a drug-free and healthy lifestyle, they will also be provided with a Red Ribbon Pledge to review at home.  Please recite and sign-off on the pledge with your child; the home copy can remain at home. Students will also receive a commemorative item. Noted below are a few websites that may assist you with fostering a conversation with your child regarding drugs and alcohol.   

 

     Wolcott's Citizens Against Substance Abuse: https://www.wolcottcasa.org/

     Time to Talk - http://www.timetotalk.org/ParentTalkKit/

     Talking to Kids about Drugs - http://kidshealth.org/parent/positive/talk/talk_about_drugs.html

     Talking to Kids about Alcohol - http://kidshealth.org/parent/positive/talk/alcohol.html#

     Red Ribbon Campaign Parent Activities: http://redribbon.org/activities/Parents/index.html

 

Sincerely,

      Mr. Anthony Cianchetti

      School Social Worker