For many parents, this time of year is a wonderful sigh of relief. And for youngsters, it’s a magical time – a time of new beginnings and opportunities.
Tuesday marked the start of the new school year for many public school students across the state, while many parochial and charter school students began their new year in August.
Whether the start of the year was a few days ago or weeks, one thing remains the same: there’s something truly special about the first day of school. From the first day of K4 and beyond, the first day of school represents maturity, growth and new beginnings.
In these reader submitted photos, these youngsters – some of whom are just beginning their school journey and others who are more seasoned – were all smiles.