Don’t Be A Ghoul, Drugs Aren’t Cool!” 

Celebrate Holden’s Red Ribbon Week!

Dear Holden Families,

Get ready for Red Ribbon week starting on Monday October 23rd through Friday October 27th. Red Ribbon week is the largest drug prevention campaign in the country. This is an exciting opportunity to remind our students about the importance of making healthy choices. Please encourage your children to partake in the dress up theme days and activities to honor being drug free and healthy. 

Monday October 23rd: “Proud To Be Drug Free !” Wear red to kick off Red Ribbon week! The class wearing the most red wins a prize!!

*Coloring contest pictures will be given for each grade level 

Tuesday October 24th: “Team Up Against Drugs!” Wear your favorite sports shirt/ jersey or team wear!

Wednesday October 25th: “Being Drug Free Is My Superhero Power!” Wear your favorite scifi character/ movie/ or super hero clothing!

Thursday October 26th:  “Keeping My Future Bright!” Dress in neon/ bright colors or sparkles!

Friday October 27th: “Say Boo To Drugs!” Dress in Halloween colors/ attire and get ready for costume wear and holiday fun! 

*Coloring contest are announced on morning announcements


-Make sure you go over safety at home. Travel safety and stranger safety are important; talk to your child about how to respond to a call or a knock on the door if she is home alone.

-Encourage your child to say “no” to drugs (cigarettes, alcohol, vape pens etc.) and yes to healthy activities

-Be sure your child knows it is never okay to take medicine on their own.

-Keep communication open. Create an atmosphere where your child can tell you if anyone has pressured them to make unhealthy choices.

-Serve as a role model. Keep up on healthy habits in your life.

I hope this is helpful. Remember that I am here to help your child and your family. Please feel free to contact me whenever you are concerned for your child’s emotional health. 

Your School Counselor,                

Ms. Ives