Roxbury Township Public Schools are acknowledging a drug free life, school safety, as well as showing kindness and compassion to others during the month of October which all stems from Red Ribbon Week and character education programs.
Each school has weekly themes, special activities, and programs scheduled throughout the month focusing on respect, bullying, and staying drug free.
Last week Jefferson Elementary School celebrated the “Week of Respect” where each day was devoted to a theme.
“With such a strong focus this month on respect and kindness, we have a number of special days designated for school spirit days,” said Principal Melissa Cosgrove. “We encourage each child to participate in each of these days as we talk about how the students can positively impact our community.”
“Dimes for Downs” was Monday’s theme where they began advertising their kick off of this program.
Tuesday was followed by “Be Someone’s Hero” and dress like a superhero.
Wednesday was PINK OUT where students wore pink to support breast cancer awareness and raise funds for the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Thursday was “My Future is Bright” where students wore neon colors to school.
The wrap up on Friday was “Show Your Community Spirit” day where students dressed in blue and gold.
Weekly themes continued the rest of the month and included “Say Peace Out to Drugs and Bullying;” “A Safe School, a Cool School;” and “Our School has SWAG…Students Who Achieve Goals…Drug Free.”