"TOADILY" Against Drugs
Red Ribbon Week
October 22-25, 2012
Join Almond-Bancroft Schools and schools across the nation as we recognize and celebrate Red Ribbon Week from October 22-25, 2012. Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug campaign in the country. It is a time to promote positive choices and a healthy drug-free lifestyle.
Support us by having your student(s) participate in the following
Monday, October 22: "Toadily" Going To Give Drugs the Boot/The Slip
Wear boots or slippers.
Students will receive red ribbons to wear for the week.
Tuesday, October 23: "Toadily" Voting For My Future, Not Drugs!
Wear red, white and blue.
Wednesday, October 24: "Toadily" Proud of Our School
Wear school spirit wear or colors (green/white/black)
Students will be taking part in PBIS Booster Activities to review and show off their great behavior.
Thursday, October 25: "Toadily" Into Learning, Not Drugs!
Bring a favorite book to school. Teachers may choose to do various
activities related to reading using the titles that students bring to
Our 5th grade students will graduate from CounterAct on this day!
CounterAct is a drug abuse resistance education program designed to
teach assertiveness and refusal skills to assist children with peer
pressure. Thank you to Portage County Sheriff's Department for providing
this program to our school!
DID YOU KNOW?
Ø Wisconsin rates as one of the top states for the percentage of underage drinking and binge drinking among 12 to 20 year olds.
-- Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration
The good news is that underage drinking has declined nationwide in the past few years. However, it continues to contribute to poor academic performance, teen violence, drunk driving and other risky behaviors among our youth.
DID YOU KNOW?
Ø Portage County reports one of the highest levels of teen alcohol use and abuse in our state.
-- Portage County Alliance For Youth
ØYoung people who start drinking before the age of 15 are five times more likely to have alcohol problems later in life than those who begin drinking at age 21 or older.
-- The Office Of The Surgeon General
We can start talking with children about the consequences of underage alcohol use before they start drinking. Red Ribbon Week is a great time to do this!
Thank you for encouraging our students to be healthy and to make positive choices!