Poplarville Lower Elementary will celebrate Red Ribbon Week October 23-27.
Red Ribbon Week is a national campaign for drug prevention. As a parent you have a strong influence in the life of your child. Here are some things you can do to help prevent alcohol, tobacco and drug use:
- Talk early. Talk often. Keep talking. Listen when kids talk.
- Look for teachable moments, such as while driving in the car.
- Spend time with your kids.
- Be clear about boundaries and consequences.
- Help them plan how to resist peer pressure before it comes.
- Be a parent, not a friend. Your kids have plenty of friends. They only have you as a parent.
- Be a role model.
- Show your support. Encourage their interest. Help them to learn from mistakes and move on.
- Let them know you care. Show it.
Students will be allowed dress up days for Red Ribbon Week.
- Monday—We are ‘REDy’ to live a drug free life (red shirt with uniform pants)
- Tuesday—Who can I be drug free? (Students may dress in future career attire.)
- Wednesday—Real heroes are drug free! (Students may dress as super heroes or service personnel.)
- Thursday—Hairs to Being Drug Free (wear crazy hair or hats)
- Friday—Team up against drugs! (Students may wear favorite sports team attire)