Red Ribbon Week Coin Drive

Red Ribbon Week Coin Drive
Posted on 10/23/2015

October 23, 2015

Dear Parent and/or Guardian,

Even though most elementary students never use drugs or alcohol, the attitudes about their use are determined at an early age.

October 26-30th is RED RIBBON WEEK.  The Red Ribbon Campaign is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation, reaching millions of young people during Red Ribbon Week. The theme for this year’s campaign is: Respect yourself - Be Drug Free! The goal of the Red Ribbon Week Campaign is to send a very definite and clear message to our learners about the illegal use of drugs and the improper use of drugs and alcohol.

In partnership with United Way, Franklin Elementary School is holding a “Penny War” to help recognize the importance of Red Ribbon Week. The monies collected by our Franklin learners will be used to fill a gift basket for The Women’s Community in Wausau. This shelter provides services to families that are in need of a safe place away from their homes.  The basket will consist of family games, toiletries, and various items that the shelter has indicated it needs.

Beginning Monday, October 26, each grade level will have a container placed on the front office windowsill for learners to place their pennies and earn 2 points per pennie. Learners are asked to bring in silver coins and/or dollar bills to place in OTHER classroom’s containers to help reduce the classroom total. For example, a nickel reduces the points by 5, a dime by 10, a dollar by 100, etc. Containers will be emptied daily and the grade level with the largest total on Wednesday, October 28, will receive a Red Ribbon Week Surprise!

Thank you for your help in making RED RIBBON WEEK a success!