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Red Ribbon Week activities set through Oct. 31

— Grangeville Elementary Middle School will host “Red Ribbon Week” activities through Oct. 31 with the theme of “A Healthy Me Is Drug Free.”

Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country. Formally designated as Red Ribbon Week in 1988, this event serves as an annual opportunity for communities and individuals to affirm their commitment to healthy, anti-bullying and drug-free lives.

Students through fifth grade were asked to complete door decorations while middle school students were asked to create anti-drug/anti-bullying posters. Prizes will be awarded.

Today, Wednesday, Oct. 23, is hat or crazy hair day to remember to “put a cap on drugs.” Tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 24, students will be asked to wear orange to protest bullying. Friday, Oct. 25, students can wear pajamas to school to “follow their dreams ~ not drugs.” Monday, Oct. 28, is crazy sock day. Tuesday, Oct. 29, is Rock Star clothes day and all students are asked to wear red in support of Red Ribbon Week on Wednesday, Oct. 30. Due to parent-teacher conferences there is no school Thursday or Friday, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1.

An assembly will be presented Wednesday, Oct. 30, 1 p.m., in the new gym. The community is invited; check into the office first.

Red Ribbon Week is sponsored by the GEMS PTA.

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