​​​​Banyan Elementary School PTA

Newbury Park | California

Red Ribbon Week​









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During Red Ribbon Week, we talk with our students about the importance of healthy choices, goal setting, and creating a promising future for themselves.  This includes drug prevention and emphasizing healthy food options and exercise.  It is important to have age appropriate conversations about drug prevention each year.  Do not wait until it is too late to have this talk with your children.  


Background

National Family Partnership (NFP)  was established as a grassroots, nonprofit organization in 1980 by a handful of concerned and determined parents who were convinced they should begin to play a leadership role in drug prevention.  Today, NFP is a national leader in drug prevention education & advocacy. Its mission is to lead and support our nation’s families and communities in nurturing the full potential of healthy, drug free youth.

NFP provides drug awareness by sponsoring the annual National Red Ribbon Campaign™. In 1988, NFP sponsored the first National Red Ribbon Celebration. Today, the Red Ribbon serves as a catalyst to mobilize communities to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities.


​For more information about this program and volunteer opportunities, please contact Banyan PTA


  2017 | Program Information

  Theme | Your Future Is Key, So Stay Drug Free™

  ​October 20 | Kick-off Assembly

  • 8:30am | Grades K - 2
  • 9:00am | Grades 3 - 5 

​  October 23 - 27 | Red Ribbon Week

  • October 23 | Monday | Wear Red, White and Blue | Vote for a safe future
  • October 24 | Tuesday | Wear Pajamas | Good choices are key to achieving your dreams
  • October 25 | Wednesday | Wear Orange | You are too bright to make bad choices
  • October 26 | Thursday | Wear Crazy Hair and Socks | Make head-to-toe good choices
  • October 27 | Friday | Wear Team Jersey / Sports Shirt | Team up to make good choices
    • ​​Bizarre Bazaar | Fifth Grade Carnival Fundraiser

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