Plant the Promise is a wonderful way to celebrate Red Ribbon Week. Students plant red flower bulbs during Red Ribbon Week, which bloom in the Spring and serve as a reminder of the importance and the beauty of a drug free life. Additionally, it provides a chance to enjoy the outdoors, connect with nature, take a break from daily stress and see the rewards of something beautiful you’ve nurtured.
The purpose of Red Ribbon Week is to present a visible commitment to living a safe, healthy, and drug-free life. The campaign is designed to create awareness concerning the problems related to the use of tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs and to support the decision to live a drug-free lifestyle. The Red Ribbon Week (RRW) campaign is observed each October in the United States. This year the entire Elizabethtown Area School District participated over a two week period starting on Monday, October 23, 2017. Students in every school building planted red tulips in front of their school and had a lesson on choosing a healthy lifestyle. The High School’s Paws…and Think group worked hard with EACTC to make all the planting events a success.
Did you know….
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.
Spring 2018 Update**
In follow up to Red Ribbon Week and the 2,500 red tulip bulbs students planted in October, which symbolized their promise to stay drug free, elementary students participated in a contest. The contest was to be the school that shared the most photos of students with the blooming bulbs or our Plant the Promise sign. The winning school was Mill Road Elementary!!! Students received a prize and a new item for the CUBS room which has been ordered for the 2018- 2019 school year. Congratulations to you all!
A great new resource for parents of children 8 to 12 has been developed by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board. For resources to talk to children of that age click on the following link.