NL students dress in their PJs to put drugs to bed
Whoever said the only place kids can wear their pajamas is at home has got it all wrong.
Students at Slatington Elementary School wore their jammies to school on Wednesday as part of their participation in Red Ribbon Week to promote drug awareness in school.
The theme of the day was Put Drugs to Bed: wear pajamas, which was just fine by sixth-grader Austin Heckman, who said not only was it fun to wear his pajamas to school, but also to send the message not to do drugs.
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“I don’t think it’s very good to use drugs,” Austin said.
Fellow sixth-grader Samantha Carlson said she agreed.
“I don’t think drugs should be used anywhere,” Samantha said.
In September, the sixth grade Student Council met with adviser Amy Zeiser to schedule this year’s events.
The Student Council students made signs to hang around the building and met with each homeroom teacher to review the spirit days in order to promote schoolwide participation, Zeiser said.
Today’s theme was Put a cap on drugs: wear hats, ribbons and headbands; while Friday’s theme is Tackle Drugs: wear a jersey or team T-shirt.
Tuesday’s theme was Too Bright for Drugs: wear neon, while Monday was Pledge to be Drug Free: wear red.
Zeiser said the initiative was a good opportunity for both the students and staff to come together for a good cause.
“We had a large population of students and staff participate in these events in all of the grades,” Zeiser said. “It’s a nice way for us all to come together as a school to make a pledge to say no to drugs.”