Halloween Celebration Honors Red Ribbon Week

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Spirits were high at the William E. DeLuca Jr. Elementary School’s all-purpose room as students from grades K-5, staff and PTA members participated in an all-day Halloween celebration.

When arriving to the room, students walked through a haunted walkway that led them outside to the pumpkin patch. They eagerly went through and selected their favorite gourds that they would decorate back inside the all-purpose room.

Halloween music filled the atmosphere as students drew, colored and even stuck funny face stickers onto their new pumpkins. They also participated in several fun games, face painting and entered a contest for a chance to win one of the PTA’s more elaborately designed pumpkins. 

After that, classes went back outside to assemble their scarecrows to send a message about saying no to drugs. This activity honors of Red Ribbon Week, an annual campaign that raises awareness to prevent the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs and violence. Each class created their scarecrows with a different theme in mind, which included superheroes, Disney characters, ninjas, community helpers and more. 

After students were done stuffing and decorating their scarecrow, they strapped them to the fence along the building, as a way to ward off drugs.