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Red Ribbon Week began in 1988 in honor of Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena who was an 11‐year veteran of the DEA assigned to the Guadalajara, Mexico, office where he was on the trail of the country’s biggest marijuana and cocaine trafficker. On February 7, 1985, he was kidnapped, brutally tortured, and murdered by Mexican drug traffickers as he was on his way to meet his wife for lunch. His tragic death opened the eyes of many Americans to the dangers of drugs in the United States. In honor of Agent Camarena, supporters in his hometown began to wear red ribbons in his memory and to show their support for the war against drugs. Support grew and spread across the US and in 1988 President Reagan proclaimed the last full week in October as National Red Ribbon Week. It is estimated that more than 80 million participate in Red Ribbon Events every year.
The Red Ribbon Week Committee (RRWC)will be asking students to sign pledge cards during their assigned lunch. These pledge cards will be hung on the bulletin board outside Student Services. The pledge card is a promise made by the student to remain drug free. At the end of the week, we will be drawing the name of a student from each grade level to win a prize. We will also celebrate each day of the week by having a different dress theme. The dress themes are as follows:
MONDAY: Give Drugs the Boot! -Wear western wear (cowboy boots, hats, jeans, etc.).
TUESDAY: My future is great without drugs…I dress for success! -Dress formal instead of normal.
WEDNESDAY: Team up Against Drugs! –Wear your favorite team related clothing.
THURSDAY: Living Drug Free is No Sweat! -Wear sweatshirts and/or sweatpants.
FRIDAY: Follow your dreams…Don’t do drugs! –Wear bathrobes and/or slippers.
Thank you for supporting us in celebration of Red Ribbon Week.
Red Ribbon Week Committee
Parents are always welcome to visit and observe their child's classes. Any parent or visitor must first check in at the front office and receive a visitor's pass. We ask that you give the teacher 24 hours notice before visiting the classroom. While this may seem restrictive to some parents, it is our way of protecting your children from strangers coming onto our campus. If you need information from your child's teacher, please don't hesitate to schedule an appointment for a conference. This can be done by calling the school or e-mailing your child’s teacher directly.
Interested in Becoming a School Volunteer?
Anyone interested in volunteering in our schools is welcome! Please visit this page to get all the details and to view the hours when our HR department will be helping volunteers get registered. (The volunteer page is under the “District” menu button on our home page - www.rrps.net).