When is the time to say “HECK NO!!!”???

Red Ribbon Week
At Walt Disney Elementary, we will be recognizing Red Ribbon Week this coming week (October 23 – 30th).  Red Ribbon Week is a celebration done nationwide. It is the time when we raise awareness about saying NO to tobacco, alcohol, and illegal drugs. October is also anti-bullying month, so we will be raising awareness about that as well.

“Children of parents who talk to their teens regularly about drugs are 42% less likely to use drugs than those who don’t, yet only a quarter of teens report having these conversations.”  ~ National Family Partnership

At school, our kids (grades 1 – 5) will be watching a video and doing activities that will spark the conversation about the impact and danger of drugs, cigarettes, and alcohol and the importance of bravery in saying “NO” when it comes to drugs, cigarettes, or alcohol offerings from other kids or adults (and this is the one time when we even allow them to say “HECK NO!” with as much attitude and determination as they can throw) . This is the perfect time for us, as parents, to start the conversation with our kids about who they are, what your expectation and thought about those substances, and most importantly let them know how to make good choices when they are on their own. It is an awesome way to show them how much we care and empower them by letting them know that they always have the super power of the word “NO” to drugs, alcohols, tobaccos and bullies. 

Participate in Red Ribbon Week by talking to your kids about making smart choices and have them participate by picking special clothing each day of next week:

Monday, October 23th: Wear red day!

Tuesday, October 24th:  Wear camouflage or army colors (green/brown/khaki) and join the “fight” against bullying.

Wednesday, October 25th: Wear orange to celebrate (after all, “Orange you glad to be bully and drug free???” 😉 )

Thursday, October 26th: Disney Dolphin spirit wear or Disney colors (blue and yellow) because Disney Dolphins do not bully or do drugs or alcohols.

All students will receive a Red Ribbon pencil and names in each grade will be drawn throughout the week during lunch for other Red Ribbon items.

 

Fall BoxTops Competition

Hoooray for BoxTops!!! We will be having our BoxTops competition again this year. The class that contributes the most BoxTops will receive a Cereal Party. So it is time to go through your kitchen pantry, call your Grandma and lovely Aunts, gather up all the BoxTops from your and their kitchen and give them all to your teacher. Check all the soups, cereal boxes, chips bags, granola bars wrappers, printer paper or label sticker case, and even cleaning supplies (because you never know where they hide) for those valuable little BoxTops mark. It is free money for our school. We earned over $900 from BoxTops collection last year. This year we are aiming a little higher….our goal is $1000. WE CAN DO IT!!!

The deadline for turning them in is Friday, October 20th. Each teacher will need a parent or guardian to sort and count the BoxTops for the classroom before they are being submitted. Please contact your teacher if you are able to help. Look for BoxTops collection sheet that has been sent home with your kid, or send them in ziplock bag as is. (Tips: leftover FrostKing double sided tape is my best-friend when it comes to BoxTops collection sheet…simply stick a little tape to each box and peel off the other side as you find and cut more BoxTops)

Looking to help more without spending extra money? You can earn more BoxTops for our school by downloading the BoxTops Bonus App. Have the app with you when you shop, browse to see which items are offering bonus BoxTops, and if it happens to be the items you need anyway, simply submit the receipt of your purchase via the app, and voila….extra money for our school. We accumulate $57 in Bonus BoxTops last year from some families using the app. Think we can beat that number this year????

Earn Bonus Box Tops with Lysol

Use the Box Tops mobile app to earn 100 Bonus Box Tops ($10 for our school), when you purchase 5 Box Tops for Education Lysol products* in a single transaction AND be automatically entered for a chance to win an additional 500 Bonus Box Tops ($50 for your school). Simply scan your receipt using the Box Tops App by 12/31/2017.

10000 Bonus BoxTops Sweepstakes
Enter now and you could win 10000 Bonus BoxTops for our school!

Annual Fall Festival 2017

Volunteers-Needed-Fall-Festival

We can not hold this fun event without YOU! If you already signup to help and have already been contacted, THANK YOU! If you have not, there is still a chance….please sign up for a time to help on Friday, October 6th. We can use all the help we can get, so don’t be shy!

If you have children in High School or Middle School who need volunteer service hours to fill-in for the year, they can signup, too!

As a token of our appreciation for your help, for their time and effort, volunteers will receive 3 concession tickets that can be use at the event.