It’s back to school this week for most students after a long hot, hot, hot summer! Please remind your kids to be aware of other children who may not feel comfortable starting a new school or a new class. Tell them to smile and be friendly. Let them know that it’s OK to be nervous and remind them to be kind to their fellow students—they may be nervous also! Bullying should never be tolerated! Remind them if they see something that doesn’t look or feel right, they should tell their teacher, parents or caregivers. I wish them all a successful, happy, safe school year! Check out the first day of school pictures I unearthed from the 50's. Big sister, Ellen; Me starting kindergarten leaving little brother, Mark, at home; cousin Tom Urgo with me starting 1st grade. The school bags actually look like brief cases! Do you have any pictures from the first day of school that you'd like to share--past or present?