This week we are seeing a lot of red at J. H. House ~ Red Ribbons, that is! We are celebrating Red Ribbon Week, a time set aside for students and teachers to pledge to keep their bodies free from drugs that can hurt them. We all know how dangerous drugs can be and we are learning ways to say "NO!" Sometimes it is hard to say "NO" because it may be your best friend or someone you really admire who is trying to get you to do something that is not safe. What we are learning is that if someone is your true friend, they wouldn't want you to do something that could hurt you.
Another problem is that you may think nothing bad can ever happen to you, even if it happens to others. Something to remember is schools and parents would not spend so much time telling you all about the bad things that can happen with drugs if it wasn't true. There are too many other things that we need to do. You can bet that anything the school takes time for is VERY IMPORTANT! Just look at all the adults who smoke and wish they had never started! They did not believe they would get hooked, but they did.
Remember the 3 rules to use with something that is not safe: Say "NO!" Get Away. Tell a Grownup. Do these three things and you will always be safe!