Red Ribbon Week has grown into the most far-reaching and well-known drug prevention event in America. It began as a way to honor a drug enforcement agent who was killed in 1985 while working undercover in Mexico. In response to his murder, friends and family wore red ribbons in memory of his crusade against illegal drug use in this country. Today, schools across the nation continue the tradition of wearing red ribbons to promote choosing a healthy, drug-free lifestyle. At the elementary level, we tend to focus on making healthy choices in general.
KLSD is once again participating in this national campaign and hopes you will take this opportunity to talk about it with your family. At Meadow Pond, we will be participating in various activities throughout the week. We will also have dress-up days.
Tuesday 10/24 - Wear RED Day
Wednesday 10/25 - Hat Day - "Hats off to healthy living!"
Thursday 10/26 - Crazy Sock Day - "Sock it to unhealthy habits"
Friday 10/27- Mismatch Day - "I won't get mixed up in unhealthy habits!"
On October 25, 2017 at 7pm, the Katonah-Lewisboro Prevention Coalition (KLPC) will be hosting a panel discussion at the JJMS Theater called Community Perspectives: Heroin/Opioid Use: Educating Ourselves and Protecting our Children. This is relevant to elementary parents, as research has proven that early prevention and intervention can have a tremendous impact on helping children remain drug-free.
It is important to understand the connection between mental health and the increased risk for addiction. When issues like anxiety and depression are addressed early, the risk can be reduced. https://www.samhsa.gov/prevention
Register for the October 25th KLPC Discussion at: https://klcommunityperspectives.eventbrite.com
Click here for more information about Red Ribbon Week.