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from page 1 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Marisol Arceo, Informed Families Community Action Team Director, Assistant Principal Maida Court, PTSA President Marilyn CorreaGonzalez, Community Involvement Specialist Piedad Abedrabbo, Principal Anamarie G. Moreiras and Simone Brown Knight, Informed Families Statewide Director of Red Ribbon Certified Schools Program.

Sapp, President & CEO of Informed Families. “South Miami K-8 Center does just that – and involves the entire community of students, parents, administrators and South Miami citizens in the process. That is prevention at its best.” During the recognition ceremony on May 25, School Board member Augustin Barrera and Vice Mayor Valerie Newman of South Miami congratulated the students, parents, faculty and administrators for their achievements. Vice Mayor Newman went on to suggest that all South Miami area schools should work toward Red Ribbon Certification. Other participants at the event included Peggy Sapp, President & CEO of Informed Families, Simone Brown Knight, Statewide Director of Red Ribbon Certified Schools, Margaret Sotham, Director of Informed Families’ South Miami Drug-Free Coalition and PTSA President Marilyn Correa-Gonzalez. The event concluded with South Miami K-8 Principal Anamarie G. Moreiras raising the

Red Ribbon Certified Schools flag while reminding participating students about the importance of staying drug and alcohol free. To be considered for Red Ribbon Certification, schools must utilize substance abuse prevention-related curriculum guided by best practices, work with parents as partners and engage in year-round Red Ribbon events. Schools selected for certification remain certified for a three-year period. The program was originally developed by Informed Families, The National Family Partnership and the Florida Center for Prevention Research at Florida State University and funded by the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of the US Department of Health & Human Services. To find out how your child’s school can be a Red Ribbon Certified School, contact Simone Brown Knight at 305-856-4886, by email at sbrown@informedfamilies.org or visit www.redribbonschools.org.

JAMES BOWMAN SCHOLARSHIP 2009-2010

For Further information, please call of visit SMCRA 6130 Sunset Drive Sylva Martin Building (305) 668-7236 www.cityofsouthmiami.net

Scholarship application DEADLINE is June 30, 2010 AT 5:00 P.M.

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