Wednesday, August 21, 2013

1st Day of School

Today was the first day of school for Norfolk Catholic Schools.  The kids were up bright and early and ready to leave early since I had to be at school early to welcome students. 
 No one leaves the house without the required picture on the first day of school. 
 Cara told me before we left, "No pictures of me at school this year Mom".  Of course, since Cara is in Junior High she is too cool for such things.  But, when we arrived at school the other teachers talked her into standing for this photo with her siblings.  I thought this cut-out was very cool!
 Justin with his Kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Bowder.
 Erica with her 5th Grade teacher, Ms. Fintowski.
 Ashlin with her 3rd Grade teacher, Mrs. Hochstein.
 The theme for the school year is "Lifted by the Lord".  All of the teachers and staff had t-shirts of various colors with hot air balloons on the front and the theme.
 Mrs. Hammond took a photo of Justin and I on the first day.
 Justin waiting in his Kindergarten line for the bell to ring.  The first day it is a little crazy in the commons area.
 The first thing that everyone at school does on the first day is attend Mass.  We have an all school Mass for Kindergarten through 12th grade.  The church is very full with students, staff, parents and parishioners.  But, it is a great way to start off the year.  After Mass, the grade school students gathered on the bleachers of the football field to have an assembly.  Mr. Berryman talked about a few rules and about the school year. 
 Then the teachers lit Chinese lanterns because our theme is Lifted by the Lord.  It was pretty windy and hard to get them lit.  But, the teachers did not give up and they succeeded in getting the lanterns to lift off. 

 You have to look kind of hard to see the lanterns way up in the sky.
Take care,


  1. Your children make the perfect stair step down in height. It's so cute. Cheers to a fantastic year!

  2. Hope they had wonderful first days. Glad you were able to slip in one picture at school with all 4.

  3. Hope they have a great year! Sounds like a fabulous first day!

  4. Cute back to school pictures! I hope they have a great year!