MONDAY:  Hi!  My name is ______and I am in ________ class.  Bristow Run Elementary is proud to be involved in Red Ribbon Week, which is a week to make healthy and positive choices.  Today is Day 1 of Red Ribbon Week. To kick things off, we are going to start by talking about the importance of eating fruits and vegetables.  Fruits and vegetables are delicious and provide healthy nutrients for your body. At each meal, half of your plate should be made of fruits and vegetables. Your challenge for this week is to add more fruits and vegetables to your plates. Ouspirit day on Tuesday is to wear a hat to say YES to sun protection!   

TUESDAY:  Hi!  My name is ______and I am in ________ class.  It’s Day 2 of Red Ribbon Week!  Are you wearing your hat today?  Did you know you should always wear sunscreen?  Sun safety is always in season.  It is important to protect your skin from sun damage throughout the year, no matter the weather.  For the most protection, wear a hat that has a brim all the way around that shades your face, ears, and the back of your neck.  If you wear a baseball cap, you should also protect your ears and the back of your neck by wearing clothing that covers those areas, using sunscreen, or staying in the shade.  Tomorrow is wear RED day to support making healthy choices!  Hope to see everyone wearing RED tomorrow!    

WEDNESDAY: Hi!  My name is ______and I am in ________ class.  Today is Day 3 of Red Ribbon Week.  I’m wearing red today.  Are you?  Today we want to talk to you about the importance of breakfast.  Did you eat your breakfast?  Did you know that you can eat breakfast for free every day at school? Breakfast is an important meal! It prepares your body to start the day. Make sure you eat your breakfast every day! Tomorrow we will have Say YES to Super Choices Wear a superhero themed t-shirt.     

THURSDAY: Hi!  My name is ______and I am in ________ class.  It’s already Day 4 of Red Ribbon Week! We hope you wore your superhero t-shirts today!  Today we are going to talk about the importance of getting enough sleep.  Our bodies have a natural clock inside. It tells us that when it’s dark, it’s time for our bodies to rest. You should be getting around 10 hours of sleep each night.  We challenge you to turn off your TV or electronics a couple of hours before bedtime to let your body relax and prepare for a good night’s sleep. Tomorrow will be our last spirit day: Say YES to staying Pawsitive.  Wear fall spirit day colors: orange, black or purple!  

FRIDAY: Hi!  My name is ______and I am in ________ class.  It’s the fifth and final day of  Red Ribbon week! I hope you’ve been making some positive and healthy choices that will continue throughout the year!  Today we are going to talk about stress. There is good stress and bad stress. One of the best ways to handle stress is to take deep breaths.  Mrs. Leischner tells us to think about inhaling like you’re smelling flowers and exhale like you’re blowing out birthday candles on a cake!  If you are feeling stressed, it’s also a great idea to take a walk, color in a coloring book, or take part in an activity that makes you happy. Think about some other ways to handle stress and try them this weekend! We are proud of you for getting active and making healthier choices. We encourage you to keep these healthy habits going, ALL YEAR LONG!