Start with Hello Week!

To Honor Those Who Were Lost at Sandy Hook and Spread Positivity to Future Generations.

September 26, 2019

 “Start with Hello Week” began September 23rd and ends September 27th. It is the week in which North Providence High School participates in the Sandy Hook Promise, “ I promise to do all I can to protect children from gun violence by encouraging and supporting solutions that create safer, healthier homes, schools and communities”.

The question is how are we fulfilling the promise by starting with hello and what does it mean? Simply…. why do we do it?

Well, the Sandy Hook promise works on eliminating gun violence, and spreading awareness for social isolation, by saying hello to people who look sad or are sitting alone, with no friends to be found. Our goal is spreading positivity and preventing people from feeling lonely.

This promotes inclusion and positivity within the school environment.

Little do we know, we are impacting someone’s day by saying hello!

Throughout the week gradual signs of positivity among students can be both heard and seen. One of the teachers who facilitates this event, Mrs. Parrillo,  stated that “all schools should participate in honoring the students and the people affected.” She went on to explain that by students participating, more positivity is spread. 

 So if you see someone sitting alone, or know someone who shows signs of social isolation say hello, because you may just brighten their day.

To learn more about the Sandy Hook Promise go to: and learn how you can get involved.

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