“Start with Hello” Week
September 24-28th was national “Start with Hello” Week, an initiative started by Sandy Hook Promise to prevent school violence. Aaron School 30th Street participated with three days of activities to promote student connectedness, a positive school environment, and to strengthen our school community.
We kicked off Start with Hello Week with a school-wide assembly and Name Tag Day on Monday! Both students and faculty were asked to wear a name tag throughout the day and were challenged to say hello to at least three new people. On Tuesday, the students participated in icebreaker activities during lunch to facilitate conversation between the students. They enjoyed asking each other “Get to Know You Questions” and silly “Would You Rather?” questions.
On Wednesday, Start with Hello Week wrapped up with a No One Eats Alone challenge. Students were encouraged to have awareness of their peers who were sitting alone at lunch and to invite them to their table. Start with Hello Week was a huge success and definitely contributed to our positive school community!