Walker Middle Magnet Start with Hello Schedule of Events:

Start with Hello is a program created through the Sandy Hook Promise to help students, teachers, parents, and community leaders feel more connected. Start with Hello is based on three simple steps: 1. See Someone Alone 2. Reach Out and Help 3. Start With Hello. This event is planned to help reduce social isolation at school and increase connectivity among, students, faculty, and staff.

• Monday, September 21st: Start with Hello Week Kick-Off, Hey Day!
  • Students, teachers, and staff are encouraged to wear name tags and say hello to someone you don’t know or someone you haven’t talked to in a while.
  • Walker staff will hand out in the cafeteria and gym during arrival.
  • Wear a T-Shirt that represents Peace with uniform bottoms.
  • eLearning students say “Hello” in their native language during roll call.

• Tuesday, September 22nd: Reach Out and Connect!
  • Students and staff are encouraged to wear a T-shirt that represents something important to you (i.e. college spirit shirt, favorite band shirt, favorite sports team shirt, 5k shirt, community event/volunteer shirt)
  • Connect through shared interests or learn something new about someone.
  • eLearning students say “Hello and a cup of joe:” Students and teachers bring their favorite mug and beverage and share what it is during roll call.

• Wednesday, September 23rd: #HumanKindness Day!
  • Students and staff are encouraged to pick an act of kindness from flyers posted around the school.
  • Students and staff will write their names on the back of the kindness act picked from the flyer and turn it during their lunch period.
  • The administration will draw random acts of kindness. The student winners will receive Wolf Bucks and receive public recognition for their efforts during lunch.
  • At the end of the week, the acts of kindness will be added to the Walker Tree of Kindness in the cafeteria.
  • eLearning students will be able to share their good deed by clicking on the google survey in Canvas and will be entered into a drawing to win Wolf Bucks!

• Thursday, September 24th: Mix It Up Day!
  • Students and staff are encouraged to mix it up at lunch and talk to someone new! Students must stay in their assigned seats for health/safety purposes but may turn and talk to each other.
  • Conversation starters will be posted in a slide show for students to connect.
  • eLearning students will be able to join a Zoom Lunch via Canvas and have the opportunity to play games and meet new friends!

• Friday, September 25th: Green Out Day!
  • Students and staff are encouraged to wear ALL GREEN to connect and spread the message of kindness and unity.