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Just Say NO to Drugs 2017

Westminster Area Community Awareness Action Team (C.A.A.T.) promotes "Just Say NO to Drugs" projects in the spring time of the school year for area elementary students and middle school students.  As the National Red Ribbon Campaign is in the fall or at the beginning of the school year, the "Just Say NO to Drugs" project is at the end of the school year with the same goals.  That goal is promote a healthy lifestyle with no use of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana or any other drug.  Students take a pledge to Be Drug Free at Red Ribbon time, and in the spring time, we believe these students need a reminder of their pledge to Be Drug Free as they embark on the summer break from school.  Summer is a very vulnerable time as students have lots of leisure and sometimes unsupervised time to get into trouble that may lead to drug use.

Spring of 2017, Westminster Area C.A.A.T. is offering a Poster Contest for students (grades 1 thru 5) and an Essay Contest for students (grades 6 thru 8) enrolled in eligible schools (listing below) and within the boundaries of the City of Westminster, Colorado OR schools in Westminster Public Schools (formally known as Adams County School Dist. #50).   Poster and Essay Contests have a deadline of Monday, May 1, 2017.

  • Posters entries in the contest are collected in the office of the school of the artist's enrollment.  That School must call C.A.A.T. (720-542-4581) to schedule a poster contest pick-up between May 3-5, 2017.
  • Essay entries in the contest are submitted via the US mail (Westminster Area C.A.A.T. - P.O. Box 1532 - Westminster, CO 80036).  Option for Westminster Public School's Essay Contest entries is via school interoffice mail addressed (C.A.A.T. Office / Hidden Lake HS), only.

NO IN-PERSON DELIVERIES OF ENTRIES FOR EITHER CONTEST WILL BE TAKEN AT HIDDEN LAKE HS.

Eligible Schools within the Boundaries of City of Westminster, CO: Academy of Charter Schools, Adams Elementary, Arapahoe Ridge Elementary, Belleview Christian School, Cornerstone Christian Academy, Cotton Creek Elementary, Crown Point Charter Academy, Holy Trinity Catholic, Hyland Christian School, Life Christian Academy, Lucas Elementary, Rocky Mountain Elementary, Ryan Elementary, Semper Elementary, Sheridan Green Elementary, Witt STEM Elementary, Woodrow Wilson Academy.

Eligible Schools in Westminster Public Schools: FM Day Elementary, Fairview Elementary, Flynn Elementary, Harris Park Elementary, Hodgkins Elementary, Mesa Elementary, Metz Elementary, Sherrelwood Elementary, Skyline Vista Elementary, Sunset Ridge Elementary, Tennyson Knolls Elementary, Westminster Academy for International Studies, Colorado STEM Academy, Ranum Middle School, Scott Carpenter Middle School and Shaw Heights Middle School.

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Featured Drug-News and Resources

Please take a moment to check out all of our great Drug-Free Resources.


 

Thank you to everyone for another successful Red Ribbon Week!

To access everything Red Ribbon CLICK HERE.


Got Drugs?

National Prescription Drug Take Back - Saturday, October 22, 2016, 10:00am to 2:00pm

Westminster Police Department Drop Off Location: 9110 Yates Street Westminster, Colorado 80031

CLICK HERE to access the Safe Disposal Brochure.


Red Ribbon Week Proclamation Acceptance 2016

Westminster Area C.A.A.T. had the pleasure of accepting the Red Ribbon Week Proclamation from Westminster City Council on October 10, 2016.

CLICK HERE to access of all our Red Ribbon Week Resources!


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Red Ribbon Week 2016 is in October!

 

The Red Ribbon Campaign™ is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation, reaching millions of young people during Red Ribbon Week™, October 23rd -31st each year since 1986. #YOUONLYLIVEONCE

For more information and access to all our 2016 Red Ribbon Week Resources CLICK HERE!


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Congratulations to the "Just Say NO to Drugs" 2016 Poster Contest Winners

Thank you to all the students from the 29 elementary schools in the City of Westminster and Westminster Public Schools that participated in this years "Just Say NO to Drugs" Poster Contest. This years theme was a "Healthy Me is saying NO to Alcohol, Tobacco and Marijuana."

CLICK HERE to see this years winners!


Just Say NO to Drugs 2016

Westminster Area Community Awareness Action Team (C.A.A.T.) promotes "Just Say NO to Drugs" projects in the spring time of the school year for area elementary students and middle school students.  As the National Red Ribbon Campaign is in the fall or at the beginning of the school year, the "Just Say NO to Drugs" project is at the end of the school year with the same goals.  That goal is promote a healthy lifestyle with no use of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana or any other drug.  Students take a pledge to Be Drug Free at Red Ribbon time, and in the spring time, we believe these students need a reminder of their pledge to Be Drug Free as they embark on the summer break from school.  Summer is a very vulnerable time as students have lots of leisure and sometimes unsupervised time to get into trouble that may lead to drug use.

Spring of 2016, Westminster Area C.A.A.T. is providing a "Just Say NO" Idea’s Guide (download available) for area Schools to plan their "Just Say NO to Drugs" message in their individual building.   Also, a Poster Contest is being offered for enrolled students (Kindergarten thru 6th grade) in eligible schools (listed on Teacher’s Guide) within the boundaries of the City of Westminster, Colorado and school’s in Westminster Public Schools/Adams County School District #50.  Student Poster Contest Rules and Teachers Guide for Poster Contest can be downloaded here.

CLICK HERE for full access to all of our "Just Say NO to Drugs" 2016 resources!


Prom and Graduation 2016

We are already gearing up to make this year's celebrations the best they can be. We have joined forces with Parents Who Host Lose the Most to give you the best resources to make this years celebrations safe.

Parents Who Host Lose the Most ‘Don’t Be a Party to Teenage Drinking’ campaign emphasizes the impact of alcohol and marijuana on adolescents and penalties for those convicted of allowing alcohol use by underage youth. Letters and parent/teen contracts are sent each year to the parents (1300 letters in 2016) of School District 50 Juniors and Seniors of Westminster High School and all parents at Hidden Lake High School.  Letters and contracts for parents and teens encourage safe and drug-free prom and graduation celebrations.  

 

 

To read the 2016 letters, and for copies of the Parent/Teen Contracts, CLICK HERE!


Red Ribbon Week 2016

Why We Have Red Ribbon Week

The Red Ribbon Campaign was started when drug traffickers in Mexico City tortured and murdered Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, a DEA agent, in 1985 while he was fighting the battle against illegal drugs. Congress declared the last full week of October as “Red Ribbon Week.” This began the continuing tradition of wearing and displaying red ribbons as a symbol of intolerance towards the use of drugs. The mission of the Red Ribbon Campaign™ is to present a unified and visible commitment toward the creation of a DRUG-Free America.

Westminster Area C.A.A.T. has organized a community-wide Red Ribbon Week every year since 1987.

To access all of our Red Ribbon Week Resources CLICK HERE.


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