Every October Chatham Charter students, families, and staff take the National Red Ribbon Campaign Pledge to be part of the creation of a drug free America. The Red Ribbon Campaign is the nation’s largest and longest running drug use prevention campaign. This year’s Red Ribbon theme is “Be Kind to Your Mind, Live Drug Free.” In addition to classroom lessons, door decorating contests, and the distribution of fun promotional items at the elementary level, this year Mrs. Brannon will be working with speaker Wendy Thomas of “Matthew’s Voice” to bring illicit fentanyl and drug awareness to middle and high school students. The middle and high school lessons will take place throughout the course of the first semester, not only the month of October. Organizers hope that students will join in bringing focus to and showing support for Red Ribbon Week by participating in Chatham Charter’s themed days during the week of October 23-27.
Monday – Wear Red!
Tuesday – Shade out drugs! (wear sunglasses)
Wednesday – Sock it to drugs! (wear crazy socks)
Thursday – Put a cap on drugs! (wear a hat)
Friday – Team up against drugs! (wear team colors and apparel)
Families are encouraged to have ongoing conversations with their students about the dangers of illicit drug use. Below are some resources to help families begin and continue this very important conversation.