Be kind, be inclusive – Start With Hello

Pakanasink students enjoyed a week of “Start With Hello” activities, aimed at encouraging kindness and inclusion for each other.

Elementary students sign a large gold poster that is hanging on the wall. They are writing the different ways they say hello

Students signed the banner “How Do You Say Hello?” with the many different ways they actually say hello to each other, like “hola,” “hey there” and “what’s up?”

Two elementary school age girls hold a chain made of paper links, most of which is on the wall

On Thursday, students made a paper chain of kindness whose links listed random acts of kindness performed during that day.

Two teachers stand in front of a long table filled with elementary students eating their lunch

Friday was “No One Eats Alone” day where students sat at the table of their choice and no one sat alone. The PAK community made sure of that.

Throughout the week members of PAK’s Start With Hello Club acted as student greeters so everyone received a cheery hello.

A fifth grade boy stands in a doorway with an elementary school girl. He is a greeter saying hello to everyone who enters

Start With Hello is a program created by Sandy Hook Promise. From Sept. 23 through 27 students throughout the district and the country learned how a simple hello can make the difference in someone’s day. The program promotes kindness, inclusion and the value of looking out for one another.

Pine Bush Central School District
State Route 302, Pine Bush, NY 12566
Phone: (845) 744-2031
Fax: (845) 744-6189
Tim O. Mains
Superintendent of Schools
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