Eagle Rock Elementary celebrated Red Ribbon Week from October 22-26. Staff, students, and parents were jointly involved with the activities that were planned. The school was decorated with red ribbons, posters, and bulletin boards that illustrated the theme of being drug free. Each day of the week was dedicated to the theme of The Best Me Is Drug Free!” A “We’ve Got Better Things to Do than Drugs” family game night was held with more than 40 parents, students, and friends of Eagle Rock families attending. The evening started with a pizza dinner and continued with playing games as a family. The students also collected donations for Trust House in Roanoke. This was to demonstrate the importance of being involved in the community. Each day of the week was dedicated to a specific part of the theme. Monday was wear pajamas day (“I Wouldn’t Dream of Doing Drugs”). On Tuesday, students wore team jerseys to “Tackle Drugs”. Wednesday was camouflage day to signify “Hiding from Drugs and Alcohol”. Crazy sock day was Thursday to “Sock It to Drugs”. The week ended with red t-shirt day to note “Wear your Red Tee to be Drug Free”. At the end of the day on Friday, the classes gathered on the playground to demonstrate a class cheer illustrating the theme of the week. The purpose of Red Ribbon Week is to promote a drug-free healthy lifestyle both at home and at school.