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National Red Ribbon Week: October 23 - October 31, 2016

In September, the Conejo Valley Unified School District Board of Education adopted a proclamation declaring this week, October 23 through October 31, 2016 as Red Ribbon Week in CVUSD.

Red Ribbon Week is a nationwide campaign sponsored by National Family Partnership that is geared toward drug prevention and education for youth. This year’s theme for National Red Ribbon Week is “Yolo Be Drug Free.”

Schools across Conejo Valley Unified School District have special events and assemblies planned to raise awareness for Red Ribbon Week, including some campuses tying red ribbons around trees on their school grounds.

students tie ribbon around tree

(Photo courtesy of   Westlake Elementary School Twitter: @WestlakeWizards)

Schools like Wildwood Elementary are also using National Red Ribbon Week as a time to promote unity and kindness on campus. Wildwood is hosting a special event each day around a do-good theme: Monday – “Be Friendly,” with the unveiling of Wildwood’s new “Buddy Bench.” Tuesday – “Be a Team Player,” with special game activities hosted by Sports Academy. Wednesday – “Be Healthy,” with a walk to school day with police escorts and family members. Thursday – “Be Thoughtful,” with heart stickers passed out to students and Friday – “Be Adventurous,” with students encouraged to try some new “red” fruits and vegetables at lunchtime.

students await the unveiling of a bench

   students view the new buddy bench sign

Wildwood Elementary Principal Donna Vollmer unveils the new Wildwood Elementary "Buddy Bench" to kick off Red Ribbon Week

To learn more about National Red Ribbon Week click here.

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