Meadowbrook takes Red Ribbon Week pledge


Students at Meadowbrook Elementary School in the East Meadow School District participated in Red Ribbon Week from Oct. 22 to 26, when they demonstrated promises to make positive and healthy decisions.

The week kicked off that Monday with an assembly centered on mindfulness. The PTA hosted “Try it Tuesday,” which provided samples of vegetables during lunch periods as a way to encourage healthy food choices. Finally, classes throughout the building took the Red Ribbon Week pledge to be drug-free by placing a signed sticker on a banner, “Life is Your Journey; Travel Drug Free.”

Red Ribbon Week concluded with “Fitness Friday,” which featured a 10-minute obstacle course that promoted physical activity in a fun setting.

—Brian Stieglitz