School day at Brookside begins with ‘Hello!’

GREETINGS GALORE—Brookside Elementary School Principal Erin Vranesh (with white gloves), along with students and faculty, kick off the Start with Hello program Sept. 27 at the school’s Oak Park campus. DIANNE AVERY/Acorn Newspapers

Students at Brookside Elementary School in Oak Park take being friendly seriously, especially Cindy Stephens’ fifth-graders, who make a point of saying hello to everyone.

Stephens’ class is participating in Start With Hello Week to teach elementary school studen...

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