SOLANA BEACH — Solana Santa Fe School held its annual Red Ribbon Week from Oct. 25 through Oct. 29 with a week of ongoing activities.
At its opening assembly, D.C. Mills, a pilot with the Customs and Border Protection landed a helicopter on campus and present a red ribbon message to the students. Students received wristbands to wear all week, a pencil and a red ribbon to tie onto their backpacks.
On Oct. 25, students wore red, with the promise that if enough students turned up in red, Principal Julie Norby would wear her pajamas on Friday. At lunch, students planted red tulip bulbs in the garden.
On Oct. 26, students wore crazy ties to “Tie Down Drugs.” A teen panel from Torrey Pines High School spoke to the fifth- and sixth-graders about living a drug-, alcohol- and tobacco-free lifestyle. The next day, students wore sneakers for “Don’t Let Drugs Sneak up on Your Day.” Students walked, ran or skipped laps around the playground with Coyotes on the Move, kicking off the SSF Running Club.
On Oct. 28, Brock Edwards Red Ribbon Week Magic Show was held and students wore their craziest socks to “Sock It to Drugs.” Students also participated in a “Drugs are Trash” Frisbee throw.
On the final day, students wore their clothing backwards to “Turn Your Backs on Drugs” and Principal Norby watched the lunchtime sack races in her PJs.