Monday, October 06, 2008

October is...

National Red Ribbon Week, Oct. 23-31st.

In 1985, Special Agent Enrique S. "Kiki" Camarena of the Drug Enforcement Administration was kidnapped in Guadalajara, Mexico, and killed by drug traffickers. Shortly after Camarena's death, citizens from his hometown of Calexico, Calif., began to wear red ribbons to remember him and to commemorate his sacrifice. The anti-drug message spread quickly and in 1988 the National Family Partnership took the Red Ribbon Celebration nationwide. The Red Ribbon itself now symbolizes a continuing commitment to reducing the demand for illicit drugs within our communities.

Plant the Promise Month!

National Plant the Promise coincides with National Red Ribbon Week and provides an opportunity to reinforce the "Say No to Drugs" message. Planting Red Tulips is a symbol of hope and a great way to involve both children and parents in Red Ribbon Week. Bulbs that are planted in October will bloom in April, during National Alcohol Awareness Month - another RED ribbon awareness event!

Please support our school by attending the Red Ribbon Week Parade, the morning of Friday October 31st. That afternoon each student will plant their promise to stay drug free in the flowerbeds in front of the school. More information will be shared in an upcoming Hornet Newsletter.

Come enjoy the spirit of keeping clean!