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‘Start With Hello’ week at Paso Robles school aims to help combat school violence

Activities are taking place all week at Daniel E. Lewis Middle School
Posted at 8:38 AM, Sep 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-25 21:32:53-04

One Paso Robles school is doing its part to help combat school violence.

The principal at Daniel E. Lewis Middle School in Paso Robles, Erin Haley, says “Start with Hello” week, part of the Sandy Hook Promise, brings attention to the importance that every child feel a sense of welcome and belonging on their school campus.

On Monday, students and staff were at both of the school’s entrances greeting every student who came on campus.

Wednesday, they were at it again with signs and “good mornings” before classes began.

Haley says the school will continue to cultivate kindness all week through various activities that recognize each student and promote a recognition and care for one another.

The Sandy Hook Promise’s mission “is to create a culture engaged in preventing shootings, violence, and other harmful acts in schools.”

The website says that by “uniting people of all beliefs and backgrounds who value the protection of children to take meaningful actions in their homes and communities, we will prevent gun violence and stop the tragic loss of life.”