Start with Hello Week: November 26-30
November 26th marks the beginning of Start With Hello Week at Northfield. Throughout the week, your child will have an opportunity to participate in various activities geared towards inclusion and overcoming social isolation.
Here is a sneak peak of what's to come!
For Friday's grand finale, we need your help (and awesome connections) to make it possible!We are looking for people that students can connect with to record a brief video saying "Hello" to students at minimum or share a short message with students related to the importance of kindness and inclusion. The sky is the limit, but some people that come to mind that may fit the bill are coaches/scout leaders of Northfield students, first responders, members of our military, athletes, authors, community members in uniform, government officials, and the list could go on. Please work those connections or record a video yourself. Videos can be sent to Patti Morse.
We appreciate your help with this endeavor. We know the kids will love it! THANK YOU!
Start With Hello is a research-based program of Sandy Hook Promise to help protect children from gun violence in our homes, schools and communities.
In its fourth year, the Northfield Elementary School (NES) the Start With Hello (SWH) program is focused on the growing epidemic of social isolation in our schools and communities, and empowering kids to create a culture of inclusion and connectedness within our school.
NES Start With Hello efforts include monthly lunches and activities, SWH ambassadors, SWH Week celebration, Buddy Bench Ambassadors, and opportunities to engage NES students, teachers and parents in activities designed to encourage children to feel more included, and empathetic and compassionate.
The NES Start with Hello Committee, made up of parents and school-based staff, plans various activities throughout the year to promote the vision and mission of Sandy Hook Promise. Please know that at no time are the events that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary discussed with students. To volunteer or learn more, please contact Patti Morse.