October. 2016 updates from the SADD program

posted Mar 7, 2017, 7:02 AM by Kevin Hatch
CGS: Mr Matt Twoomey:

As you may or may not know I am the director of the junior SADD program here at the CGS. Next week is one of the most important weeks of the year for our program being that it is Red Ribbon week which aims to raise student awareness about the dangers of drugs, alcohol, and other destructive decisions. In speaking with Mr. Reeve about the plan for the week, we have decided on a few activities that we would ask for your help in facilitating during the upcoming week to raise the aforementioned awareness of the students. Please see below for the activities that we have planned.

1. on October 21st,  members of the SADD program went around to each homeroom in the upper school with red ribbon coloring pages. We would ask that you take some time on Monday have the students sign their ribbon, color it red, and hang them on the door (or frame) of your homeroom as a show of support for this cause.

2. SADD students will be wearing their red ribbons all week and cutting ribbons for staff as well.

3. Wednesday (October 26th) will be designated as red day for staff and students. We would ask that everyone please show their support by wearing red that day and please let your students know about this important spirit day. Also, there will be red ribbons placed in all teachers rooms so that staff may wear ribbons also that day.

4. On Friday October 28th we will be showing the film "If Only" to our 8th grade students. The film was produced by Mark Wahlberg and takes a look into the increasingly important subject of opiate abuse. The film is about 40 mins. long. If the 8th grade teachers would like, we would like to use the last 45 min. of the day to show the film in the auditorium. Please let me know if this works for you.

As everyone is well aware we are in the midst of an epidemic in Merrimack Valley Communities and anything we can do to start the conversation and help raise awareness is very much appreciated. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.

Thank you in advance for your support.
Matt Twomey 
Timony Diane Alaimo

Methuen Public Schools will participate in Red Ribbon Week activities onWednesday, October 26.  Red Ribbon Week is the most widely recognized drug prevention campaign in the country.  This years theme... YOLO... be drug free.

Students in the SADD program at the Timony aim to project a unified, positive message to work toward a drug free community.  Students in grades 5-8 signed Red Ribbons pledging to remain tobacco, alcohol and drug free.  These pledges are displayed at the main entrance of the building.  The black ribbons displaying the message 'You are not forgotten' are in remembrance of our family, friends and neighbors lost to accidental overdose in Methuen from 2012 to 2015.  7th and 8th grade students will participate in an assembly by 'No First Time' inspiring students to remain drug free.

Please join me in wearing red on Wednesday October 26 and wear the Red Ribbon you will find in your mailbox... compliments of Timony's Students Against Destructive Decisions.

Thank you.

DIane Alaimo
SADD advisor
Methuen High School-Jackie Rubino

I have booked our Christmas tree decorating night in the cafeteria for Thursday, November 10th. Could you please let me know by Monday, November 7th if you are coming and how many students will be attending, just so I have enough materials. Also, please let me know by that date how many students will attend the Santa Parade. 

Thank you so much for all that you do! You are making a huge difference in students’ lives!