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red ribbon iconRed Ribbon Week:

The National Red Ribbon Week is an annual event that is commemorated during the last week of October. Schools across the nation take part in this drug prevention campaign to demonstrate their fight against the use of drugs and to encourage students to make smart and healthy choices. During this week, we educate and celebrate school unity and pledge to be drug free for life.  

More importantly, Red Ribbon Week commemorates the ultimate sacrifice made by DEA Special Drug Enforcement Administration 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. You may find out more about the history and supporters of Red Ribbon week by logging on to

The following is information about this year’s Red Ribbon Week activities:

To parents/guardian:

Bolivar Elementary School, along with other schools across the nation, will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week October 28 – November 1, 2019. The National Theme for 2019: "Send a Message. Stay Drug Free.”

It is an annual event to demonstrate our fight against the use of drugs and to encourage our students to make good decisions; it is critical that our kids grow up healthy and drug free. Red Ribbon Week is a great way to educate, celebrate school unity, and to pledge to be drug free for life.

During the week of October 28th -November 1st, Bolivar Elementary faculty and students will express their fight against drugs by participating in our Red Ribbon Spirit Week.

Monday, October 28, 2019: “Say Peace Out to Drugs.”

All grades: Students & faculty may wear tie dye shirts with uniform pants.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019: “Be All You Can Be.”

All grades: Students and faculty may wear camo clothing.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019: “Give Drugs the BOOT.”

All Grades: Students and faculty may wear western attire and/or accessories (ex. plaid shirt, cowboy hat, bandannas, boots – no steel toe boots, jeans with no holes or see through.) NO fake guns or weapons are permitted.

Thursday, October 31, 2019: “Spook Out Drugs.”

All Grades: Students and faculty may wear their favorite Halloween costume. Please no scary faces or costumes. No play weapons allowed, even if it’s part of the costume.

Friday, November 1, 2019: “Team Up Against Drugs.”

All Grades: student and faculty may wear a jersey and jeans. If students do not have a jersey they may wear school spirit shirt or any team sport shirt (ex. softball, soccer) with jeans. (Please no holes and/or see through jeans.)

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Bolivar Elementary School
445 Nuckolls Rd
Bolivar, Tennessee 38008

Regular office hours are Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Phone: 731-658-3981
Fax: 731-658-2641