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Mt. Diablo Unified Marks Red Ribbon Week with Student Spirit Activities and Assemblies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 24, 2017

Contact:  Ursula Kroemer Leimbach / communications@mdusd.org / Mobile: (760) 705-6919



Mt. Diablo Unified marks Red Ribbon Week with student spirit activities and assemblies


The Mt. Diablo Unified School District (MDUSD) is pleased to have schools throughout the district mark this year’s Red Ribbon Week with a variety of activities and events.  Media are welcome to attend the following activities; please contact Ursula Kroemer Leimbach to facilitate visit to school or to arrange to have photos taken and sent upon request.


Wednesday, October 25, 2017

School/Point of Contact


Holbrook Language Academy

3333 Ronald Way, Concord

(925) 685-6446

Principal Marga Marshall

Turn Your Back On Drugs

(Wear your clothes backwards)

Mt. Diablo Elementary

5880 Mt. Zion Dr., Concord

(925) 672-4840

Principal Dawn Edwards

Sock It To Bullying And Bad Behavior!

(Students will wear their silliest or mismatched socks)

Pleasant Hill Elementary

2097 Oak Park Blvd., Pleasant Hill

(925) 934-3341

Principal Aurelia Buscemi

Red Ribbon Door Decorations - Each student decorates a key (red ribbon theme) and posts on door

Red Ribbon Spirit Week – Students will receive Bronto Bucks for wearing wrist bad, ribbon, and/or red

Red Ribbon Bingo – PTA created bingo cards with drug awareness activities.  All completed bingo cards will earn a Sweet Tomatoes gift certificate

Sequoia Elementary

277 Boyd Rd., Pleasant Hill

(925) 935-5721

Principal Glenda Gascot

Healthy Choices Are Key To Your Dreams

(Wear pajamas to school)

Strandwood Elementary

416 Gladys Dr., Pleasant Hill

(925) 685-3212

Principal Cheri Scripter

Follow Your Dreams And Make Healthy Choices

(Wear pajamas to school)

Sun Terrace Elementary

2448 Floyd Ln., Concord

(925) 682-4861

Principal Kristin Martin-Meyer

College & Career Ready!

(Wear college/career shirt or sweatshirt)

Valle Verde Elementary

3275 Peachwillow Dr., Walnut Creek

(925) 939-5700

Principal Mignon Perkins

We’re Too Bright To Make Bad Choices!

(Wear neon clothing)

Walnut Acres Elementary

180 Cerezo Dr., Walnut Creek

(925) 939-1333

Principal Colleen Dowd

Red Ribbon Celebration

(Students will wear Red Ribbon Week bracelets provided by MDUSD and will be putting up red ribbons along the playground fence when they say the Red Ribbon Pledge at lunches)

Westwood Elementary

1748 West St., Concord

(925) 685-4202

Principal Nancy Klinkner

Super Hero Day

(Wear super hero costumes or apparel)

Woodside Elementary

761 San Simeon Dr., Concord

(925) 689-7671

Principal Cindy Matteoni

Red Ribbon Day
(Wear as much red as possible)

Wren Ave. Arts Magnet

3339 Wren Ave., Concord

(925) 685-7002

Principal Aline Lee

Sports Fans Say NO To Drugs

(Wear favorite sports team apparel)

Ygnacio Valley Elementary

2217 Chalomar Rd. Concord

(925) 682-9336

Principal Lynn Kissinger

Wear Your Red!

(Wear red accessories with school uniforms!)

Holbrook Language Academy

Let’s Team Up On The Fight Against Drugs

(Wear your favorite sports team’s gear)

Foothill Middle School

2775 Cedro Ln., Walnut Creek

(925) 939-8600

Principal April Bush

Knock Out Drugs


Mt. Diablo Elementary

Be Positive, Be Kind

(Students will be writing positive sayings and statements on the black top with chalk)

Sequoia Elementary

Peace Out To Unhealthy Choices

(Wear tie dye clothing)

Strandwood Elementary

Shade Out Unhealthy Choices

(Wear sunglasses to school)

Sun Terrace Elementary

Pledge To Stand Together And Lead A Drug-Free Life!

(Wear as much red as possible)

Valle Verde Elementary

Hats Off To Being Drug Free!

(Wear hats to school)

Westwood Elementary

Pajama Day

Woodside Elementary

Wolves Are Too Smart For Drugs

(Wear school colors)

Wren Ave. Arts Magnet

Use Your Head! Don’t Do Drugs!

(Wear crazy or colored hair)

Ygnacio Valley Elementary

Future’s So Bright – We Gotta Wear Shades!

(Wear sunglasses to school)

Friday, October 27, 2017

Holbrook Language Academy

Your Future Is Key, Follow Your Dreams

(Wear your pajamas to school)

Foothill Middle School

Wear Red Day!

Mt. Diablo Elementary

School Pride

(Students wear MDE spirit clothing)

Sequoia Elementary

Sequoia Teams Up To Make Healthy Choices

(Wear Sequoia spirit wear or any sports team apparel)

Strandwood Elementary

Celebrate Red Ribbon Week

(Wear red)

Sun Terrace Elementary

Say BOO to Drugs

(Wear orange, black and purple)

Valle Verde Elementary

Lei Off Drugs!

(Wear Hawaiian shirts and get a free lei)

Westwood Elementary

Wildcat Day

(Wear WE spirit wear)

Woodside Elementary

Heroes Don’t Do Drugs

(Dress like a super hero)

Wren Ave. Arts Magnet

Commit To A Drug-Free Life!

(Wear the color red)

Ygnacio Valley Elementary

Let’s “Team Up!”

(Wear favorite sports team apparel)

Monday, October 30, 2017

Strandwood Elementary

My Future Is Bright Because I Make Healthy Choices  (Wear neon to school)

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Strandwood Elementary

Say “BOO” To Unhealthy Choices

(Wear Halloween costume)


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Mt. Diablo Unified, located in Contra Costa County, is honored to serve approximately 32,000 students at one of more than 50 school sites in the cities of Clayton, Concord, Pleasant Hill; portions of Martinez, Pittsburg and Walnut Creek; and the unincorporated communities of Bay Point, Lafayette, and Pacheco. As part of a richly diverse community, MDUSD families represent numerous ethnic groups, speaking nearly 50 different languages and dialects. We offer award-winning innovative programs in Career Technical Education; Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM); extensive visual and performing arts programs; and rich foreign language and dual immersion offerings. MDUSD is also pleased to have launched its first middle college program, College Now, and will open its first International Baccalaureate program and three new regional magnet programs in 2017.  Learn more at http://www.mdusd.org/.






Posted by: Debbie Maher, District Admin, Mt. Diablo Unified School District Published:10/24/17
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