Vista del Mar will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week in October.  This year's theme is "Life is a Journey, Travel Drug Free." Both our middle school and elementary MAKOS will kick off the week on Monday, October 14, 2018 by marching in the San Clemente city-wide Red Ribbon parade.  Vista del Mar will participate in the parade alongside schools, groups and individuals from throughout San Clemente. Please plan to come line the parade route and support our MAKOS, the mayor, the fire and police departments and a variety of the city's clubs and organizations as they make their way down del Mar, following the SCHS marching band, cheer squads and dance team. In addition to the parade, Red Ribbon Week 2018 will include a host of activities on campus each day. Our MAKOS will compete in the Red Ribbon cheer contest and poster contest, they will participate in themed dress up days and PAL/ASB students at the middle school will host lunch time Red Ribbon competitions at the Splash Zone! The campus will be draped in red, and if the MAKO pride comes out in full force, we hope to be awarded the coveted Most Spirited School in San Clemente by the Orange County Sheriff's Department. Please save the date, Friday October 18th and attend the elementary Friday Flag Ceremony and celebrate the Red Ribbon Week Kick Off Party. The wrap up party will be on Friday, October 25th at the elementary Friday Flag Ceremony with an all school chant and elementary cheer. 

   On Monday, October 14th all students are encouraged to wear red. 

   Help us make use of this special week as we encourage all of our MAKOS to make good choices for healthy living. Encourage physical activity, whether it's with an organized team or simply walking the beach trail, riding a scooter or bike in the neighborhood, swimming, surfing or playing at the park!  Emphasize the importance of making positive decisions that support living healthy mental and emotional lives as well.  Designate a "red out" in your home during Red Ribbon Week and limit the time your MAKOS spend watching TV, using their phones, playing video games and using the computer (when it isn't school related!) Maybe have your older MAKOS cut down on their social media activity during Red Ribbon Week and pick up a book, write a note to a relative or learn how to cook something.  The sky is the limit when it comes to seeking out those things that promote healthy living. We're looking forward to a fantastic Red Ribbon Week filled with opportunities for educating and inspiring our MAKOS.