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Red Ribbon Week teaches kids character

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Nancy Lopez Elementary School held its Red Ribbon/Character Counts kickoff celebration on Oct. 23. The Roswell Chamber of Commerce Red Coats met our elementary students at the door as they arrived at school to celebrate the week ahead.

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RPD Commander Gonzales and RPD Officer Romero challenged the students and teachers to join in and take the drug-free pledge for a brighter future. Diane Taylor with the DWI committee came to speak to our students about the history of Red Ribbon Week and the dangers of drugs and alcohol.

The week was filled with lots of learning and exciting events. Monday, a food drive was held to collect food for the battered women’s shelter. Tuesday the theme was, “My Future is bright, I will be drug free.” The students had the opportunity to come to school “dressed for success — ”They were also involved in a writing contest, focused around the pillar of character, respect.

Wednesday the theme was “Future is key to be drug free.” Be responsible and stay drug free. The students created a mural out of their keys and pledged to stay drug free.

Thursday the pillar was caring and the theme was “Crazy Socks Day. Drug free, we make footsteps worth following.”

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On Friday, the pillar for citizenship was modeled by hosting a breakfast with community helpers and students collected and delivered over 400 cans of food.

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