Red Ribbon
Red Ribbon Week is a campaign created to raise awareness and promote prevention of alcohol and drugs. It is a time devoted to teaching children an important lesson: to say "NO" to drugs and "YES" to healthy lifestyles, including good character traits and positive choices.

Below is a list of activities in which all faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to participate to demonstrate their support of and commitment to a drug-free lifestyle.
All Week: I CAN, You CAN, We CAN be Drug-Free!
Students are invited to bring in canned goods for a school-wise CAN DRIVE to support the Akron-Newstead Food Pantry.  A prize will be given to the classroom that collects the most cans throughout the week!
Monday (10/24): "RED-Y TO BE DRUG-FREE" DAY
  • All should wear red in honor of Red Ribbon Week, symbolizing the importance of living a drug-free life!
  • All will receive a pack of "Smarties" candy, serving as a reminder to be "smart" and stay away from drugs!

Tuesday (10/25): "SOCK IT TO DRUGS” DAY

  • All are invited to wear silly or mismatched socks (the crazier, the better!) to carry out our attempt at "socking it" to drugs!
Wednesday (10/26): “HATS OFF TO BEING DRUG-FREE" DAY
  • All are encouraged to wear hats--any and all kinds--to demonstrate our school's celebration of being drug-free!
Thursday (10/27): "TOO BRIGHT TO DO DRUGS" DAY
  • All are asked to wear bright/fluorescent colors and sunglasses as a visual presentation of the day's theme.

Friday (10/28):  STAFF DEVELOPMENT DAY (No School for Students)


Thank you for your support, and hope you enjoy the special events of the week!