Tying the Knot for a Healthy Life


In observance of Red Ribbon Week, which kicked off Oct. 17, Parkway and Meadowbrook elementary schools hosted a week of festivities to reinforce lessons on the importance of living a healthy and drug-free lifestyle.

Meadowbrook’s students were encouraged to dress up in fancy clothing, interesting hats and hairstyles, mismatched outfits and patriotic colors in accordance with their Red Ribbon spirit week.

At both schools, PTA members and social workers displayed drug-free messages along the fences, on which students and staff could tie red ribbons. By tying the knot, students pledged to make healthy choices and avoid drugs. Parkway’s slogan was “Hands Off Drugs,” while Meadowbrook’s declared “Vote No for Drugs.”

In addition, fourth- and fifth-graders from both schools planted red tulip bulbs around the buildings’ grounds to symbolize their ongoing commitment to remaining drug-free and living a healthy lifestyle.