Red Ribbon Week was established to honor Enrique Camarena, a drug enforcement officer, who gave his life to fight against drugs. The Red Ribbon became the symbol of the campaign to reduce the use of illegal drugs. The 2021 theme is “Drug Free Looks Like Me.” At Sycamore, we celebrate living a healthy lifestyle free of drugs and violence through various events. This year we will be celebrating with a Spirit Week. We encourage you to talk with your student each day about that day's activities and what they learned.
Monday 10/25 The first day of Red Ribbon Week, the students will receive a numbered red bracelet. The students are encouraged to wear their bracelets daily and drawings will be held for prizes. All classrooms will begin working on a Halloween door decoration. The door decoration will incorporate a drug and/or violence free theme. Monday is “Be a Jean-ius, Be Drug Free!” Everyone wears jeans.
Tuesday 10/26 In the morning, the Pima County Sheriff’s will be here with their Helicopter. Students will sign a Red Ribbon Pledge Board during lunch “Our School Chooses to be Drug Free!” Everyone wears our SYCAMORE colors.
Wednesday 10/27 The cafeteria will serve RED Jell-O at lunch. “Be On A Drug Free Team!” Everyone wears their favorite jersey or shirt.
Thursday 10/28 In the morning, the Border Patrol’s K-9 unit will give a presentation. “Put a cap on drugs!” Everyone wear a hat all day.
Friday 10/29 Everyone can dress up in their Halloween Costumes! (no masks, make-up, swords, or other weapons permitted). The winners, K-2 and 3-5, of the door decorating contest, will be announced.