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Red Ribbon week

Next week (October 26th – 30th) is Red Ribbon Week at Suchma Elementary.

The History of Red Ribbon:

Enrique “Kiki” Camarena was a Drug Enforcement Administration Agent who was tortured and killed in Mexico in 1985.  In honor of  Kiki’s memory and his battle against illegal drugs, friends and neighbors began to wear red badges of satin.  Parents then began to form coalitions using Camarena as their model while embracing his belief that one person can make a difference. These coalitions adopted the symbol of Camarena’s memory, the Red Ribbon. Today, the Red Ribbon serves as a catalyst to mobilize communities to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities.

Here’s how we will be showing our support to Red Ribbon Week:

Monday, October 26th: Pajama Day

“We dream of a happy life without drugs!” We wear our favorite pajamas or pajama pants. (Wear shoes to PE!) Pajamas must be school appropriate.

Tuesday, October 27th: Camouflage Day

“We are brave to say NO to bad habits!” Wear your camo to gear up against drugs.

Wednesday, October 28th: Spirit Day

“Eagle pride, our students will rise up and say no to drugs!” Wear you Suchma shirt or school colors (red, white, blue) today.

Thursday, October 29th: Neon Day

“We’re too BRIGHT for drugs!” Wear bright or neon clothing to shine bright and make healthy choices!

Friday, October 30th: Storybook Character Day

“Tell our stories from beginning to end, we shall be  DRUG FREE!” Wear your storybook costumes today. Don’t forget you book!