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Red Ribbon Week - October 25-31

Red Ribbon Week began after Drug Enforcement Agent, Enrique "Kiki" Camarena was killed in the line of duty.  In Agent Camarena's home town of Calexico, CA, the public outpouring of support turned in to an organized community response in which citizens wore red ribbons.  They became a voice for prevention in order to reduce the demand for illegal drugs and illegal use of legal drugs in America.  The following year the California State PTA adopted the Red Ribbon Week campaign.  Then, in 1988, Red Ribbon Week was recognized nationally with President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan serving as the first Honorary Chairs.
 
Durham Intermediate School Student Council has put together a week of activities to celebrate Red Ribbon Week.  We will be having dress-up days and games with daily prizes at lunch.
Students may sign the Red Ribbon "Pledge to Be Drug Free" Poster at lunch to get a bracelet.
 
Wednesday - October 25th  "Hide from Drugs" Wear Camouflage Clothing
Thursday - October 26th   "Catch a Clue - Say No to Drugs & Bullying"  Wear Blue Clothing
Friday - October 27th  "Team Up Against Drugs"  Wear your favorite Sports Jersey
Monday - October 30th  "Turn Your Back on Drugs"  Wear Clothing Backwards or Inside out
Tuesday - October 31st  "Say Boo to Drugs"  Wear your Halloween Costume (School appropriate, no masks or weapons)
 
Student Council is also sponsoring a Poster Contest.  The theme:  I Elect to Be Drug Free!
All posters must be turned in to the office by 3:30pm on Tuesday, October 31st.  Posters may be 8 1/2 x 11 up to 18 x 24 inch paper or poster board.  Please write first and last name and home room on the back of your poster.
 
 

Jog A Thon

The 28th Annual Jog A Thon was held on September 29th!  It was a beautiful day for students to race to raise money for our school.   This year we had excellent participation by our students although we did not achieve our goal of 100%!  A few faculty members slipped on their tennis shoes and joined the effort.  All totaled our students and staff jogged 7070 laps.  Then, students, staff, and parent volunteers were treated to a BBQ lunch!

Students who collected pledges and turned them in by the October 10th deadline qualified for great prizes to be given away at our wrap up assembly on October 12th.  Prizes were awarded to the top 8 money earners.  Congratulations Nathaniel Bowhall for turning in the most money, he received a $150 Target Gift Card.  To encourage participation a Grand Prize winner of a bicycle was randomly selected from each student that turned in pledges.  Congratulations to Gerardo Flores on winning the bike.  Each of these students also had their name in the drawing for many other fabulous prizes ranging from gift cards, t-shirts, backpacks, school supplies and sports equipment.  The winner of our Special Drawing for a Samsung Chromebook went to Abigail Holman!

All proceeds from the Jog A Thon go toward student activities, field trips, recess equipment and assemblies.  Our goal this year was to raise more money than $12,000.  Well, we exceeded our goal!!  Our fabulous students brought in over $14,000! WOW!  For this achievement the students will be treated to a Dance, which will be free of charge.

Thank you to the students, their family members and Durham community that supported this fundraiser!


Fund Raising

There are many ways parents can fund raise to support Durham Intermediate School that don't involve writing a check to the school. 

Please clip and save Box Tops for EducationFor each box top you send in, our school can earn 10 cents.  It doesn't seem like alot, but if each student brought in 10 box tops that would mean $250 for our school.  Feel free to collect and turn them in to the DIS office at your convenience.

Although this program is coming to an end, we are still collecting Campbell's Soup Label points!  Another chance to clip and save so our school can earn recess equipment, technology equipment, or other school supplies.  Labels for Education has many products to clip and save.  Click here for a list of qualifying Labels for Education products.

For each purchase you make at Office Depot, make sure you ask at the register that Durham Intermediate School gets credit.  We will receive 5% from your purchases if you designate our school to receive them. 

Durham Intermediate School does not advocate signing up for credit cards.  However if you do, many stores will give our school a percentage of your purchase.  Ask your local retailers for details on how to give credit to Durham Intermediate School.

Thank you for considering these important fund raisers for our school!

Get Involved

Getting involved in extracurricular activities is a good way for students to meet new people, develop new skills, make a contribution and have some fun.
 
You can display your talents, develop your leadership and organizational abilities, learn to make decisions, manage your time, and enhance your people skills - all traits that will help you in high school and beyond.
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