Ms. Carin Jones class uses “break out boxes” to challenge students creativity and problem solving skills. A great opportunity to segue into discussions about making good choices!
“Ducky Derby has always been the most generous and crucial fundraiser for our students. From helping pay for WES camp to the week long activities of “Red Ribbon Week” I just do not know what we would do without such an amazing fundraiser for our kids. Redding East Rotary has always made this fundraiser easy for our volunteers and we cannot thank them enough for their continued support in our community. We are looking forward to the new Sundial Riffle Raffle”.
When I was seven years old my big brother Nolan stole a car. He stole it to get money for drugs. He was on drugs when he did it. He was doing crystal meth. He is in prison now. I’m eight years old and I’m in third grade. He will get to come home when I’m in high school. It makes me feel sad when I think of him sitting in a cell. I miss him so much. He gets to call home sometimes. I get to talk to him when he calls. I wish he was home with me. I asked Santa to bring home for Christmas, but Mom told me he couldn’t come home for seven more years. If he was not on drugs that day he stole the car our life would be different. I wouldn’t be so sad and neither would my parents. Drugs are really bad because they make you do stuff like steal. Drugs make people not think right and then really bad things happen. I hope all of the bad drugs go away so the people won’t go to prison. The Ducky Derby reminds people not to do drugs. I’m going to sell tickets every year so people won’t get on drugs.
Wow! A new twist is taking place with the Redding East Rotary’s Substance Abuse Foundation’s program. It will now be known as the Sundial Riffle Raffle! The partnership with local youth and Redding East Rotary has been such a positive experience for my students. Students raise funds for Red Ribbon Week and classroom materials that enhance the curriculum. The BEST part of this fundraiser is that the students are able to have 100% of the money they earned returned to them and that is the exceptional fact of this brilliant program!