“Life is a Journey Travel Drug Free” was the 2012 Red Ribbon Week theme celebrated in both the Munsey Park and Shelter Rock Elementary Schools during the week of October 15th. Thanks to the dedicated and hardworking Manhasset SCA Red Ribbon Week Committee members, Rosa Stein, Sharon Messina, Leslie Fleck and Tara LaSalle, all kindergarten through 6th grade students participated in an art project to express the healthy choices they make or what makes them as special as they are! Students were invited to draw, paint, collage, or cut out pictures from magazines and were encouraged to add a poem or song to express the healthy choices they make. In addition, committee members provided parents with parent education resources as well as red ribbons to tie on their trees in support of substance abuse prevention:
Students participated in a Great Body Shop Jeopardy Game that delivered interactive student dialogue highlighting the students’ Health Curriculum. The Great Body Shop curriculum is followed in Manhasset’s elementary schools and is a nationally recognized comprehensive health and substance abuse prevention program.
Like the television game, students were provided the answers and "buzzed" in with the questions! The game’s categories were developed from the student issues of the GBS curriculum and reviewed overall health, safety and substance abuse prevention!
Students were excited and engaged to participate in the Great Body Shop's Jeopardy game!
Colorful suitcases, expressing the theme “Life is a Journey Travel Drug Free”, lined the hallways at both Shelter Rock and Munsey Park Schools!