What is Spirit Week?
Spirit Week is a school-wide celebration of NBMS and everything we do! We will cheer our football team to victory at our last home games of the year against Dixon Middle (Tuesday) and Jacksonville Commons Middle (Thursday). Former New Bridge students from all over Onslow Co. are welcome to help celebrate as well. Finally, we will strengthen our character by donating money and canned goods to support local charities during the upcoming holidays. Some of the agencies we contribute to are Christmas Cheer, the Soup Kitchen, PEERS, the USO, and the Women's Shelter.
What is Red Ribbon Week?
Red Ribbon Week serves as a way for our students to take a stand against drugs. It is a drug prevention awareness week to educate youth on the dangerous effects of taking drugs. At the end of the week, students are asked to make a personal commitment to live drug free lives with the ultimate goal of creating a drug free America.
Red Ribbon Week also commemorates the ultimate sacrifice made by DEA Special Agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena, who died at the hands of drug traffickers in Mexico while fighting the battle against illegal drugs to keep our country and children safe.
When is Spirit Week/Red Ribbon Week?
October 17 - 21, 2011
Requirement to Participate in the Week's Dress Activities:
Students must donate $3.00 OR 3 canned goods (or a combination thereof) to participate in all dress activities for the week. Turn-in money to your homeroom teacher by Tuesday morning.
The Week's Activities:
- Dress Up Days (see more information at the bottom).
- Wall Decorating Contest: Students will decorate a 4x6’ area of the wall beside their homeroom classroom based on the theme “Heroes Just Say NO”. Wall poster should be ready for judging by Friday at 10am. We cannot decorate doors due to fire codes- sorry. Prizes will be as follows:
School Spirit BEADS will be on sale during lunch from Oct. 11th-18th (unless Sold Out). Look for the table in the cafeteria. The cost is 50¢ each. Class Representatives will sign up to sell beads.
Red Ribbon Week Announcements: Daily announcements will be made during morning homeroom. These announcements will educate students about RRW and the effects of drugs on a person’s body and mind. Afternoon announcements will notify daily winners.
Red Ribbon Pledges: During morning homeroom on Friday, students will be given the opportunity to sign the Red Ribbon Pledge to stay away from drugs.
Do YOU Have Your RED # Card? (Random Drawings) At the end of each day during afternoon announcements, a # will be called. If that’s your # and you HAVE your RED # Card, you’ll win a treat! Stop by the front office & show your # to get your treat. (All staff will get a # too)
Red Tickets & PRIZES: Tickets will be on sale during lunch all week. Look for the table- Class Reps will sign-up to sell. The cost is 25¢ per ticket or 5 for $1.00. A random ticket will be drawn at the end of each day, Tuesday thru Friday. Winners will be announced during afternoon announcements. The lucky winners will win the following…
- 1st place: Ice Cream for the whole class
- 2nd place: Candy for the whole class
- Tuesday’s prize- $5 Target gift card
- Wednesday’s prize- $10 Target gift card
- Thursday’s prize- $15 Target gift card
- Friday’s prize- $20 Target gift card
Monday, October 17th: PAJAMA DAY
Wear your favorite PJs and/or bathrobe over your uniform. Don't forget your du-rags, curlers, and sleeping bonnets. However, slippers may not be worn due to safety reasons. Bring pillows and teddy bears for comfy AR reading. All outfits and accessories must be worn over your regular school uniform.
Tuesday, October 18th: BLACK-n-GOLD Day
Wear your school colors and support the mighty BEARS! Black and Gold must be the predominant colors of your attire. Pant or shorts may be khaki, black, gold, or white. Denim in school colors only will be permitted. Sneakers may be worn. Face and hair paints in moderation and only in school colors. These must be applied before coming to school. Come out and show your school spirit!
Wednesday, October 19th: TACKY TWIN & CRAZY ACCESSORY Day
Wear your wackiest, wildest, and tackiest outfits & accessories; stripes and plaids, your wildest belts, hats, socks, pins, jewelry, ties, headwear, eyewear, or suspenders just to name a few! No bandanas, flip flops, or slip-on shoes may be worn. All outfits and accessories must be worn over your regular school uniform.
Thursday, October 20th: BLAST FROM THE PAST Day
Bring back the past by wearing your caveman skin, poodle skirt, greased or bee-hive hair-do, disco duds, love beads, neons, parachute pants, or Members Only jackets- anything from the past! All outfits and accessories must be worn over your regular school uniform.
Friday, October 21st : ALL RED Day
To show our support for Red Ribbon Week and our appreciation to Agent Kiki Camarena, students should wear ALL red. Red pants, shirts, belts, shoes, ties, dresses, socks, even hair color, if you choose. (If you would prefer to participate in a regular dress down day, you can donate $5 for free dress options).
Enjoy the Week and SHOW YOUR SCHOOL SPIRIT!!
See Mrs. Bender or a Student Council Class Representative if you have any questions.