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  • John Mieczkowski takes a picture of his children, left, Edward ,7, and Gracie,9, Mieczkowski on the first day of school at Hadley Elementary Wednesday morning. <br/>CAROL LOLLIS

    John Mieczkowski takes a picture of his children, left, Edward ,7, and Gracie,9, Mieczkowski on the first day of school at Hadley Elementary Wednesday morning.
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  • Kimberly Pieffer comforts her son Mason Pieffer,5, on his first day of kindergarten at Hadley Elementary school Wednesday morning. <br/>CAROL LOLLIS

    Kimberly Pieffer comforts her son Mason Pieffer,5, on his first day of kindergarten at Hadley Elementary school Wednesday morning.
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  • Principal Jeff Udall, greets, Kimberly Pieffer and  her son Mason Pieffer,5,Mason's his first day of kindergarten at Hadley Elementary school Wednesday morning. <br/><br/>CAROL LOLLIS

    Principal Jeff Udall, greets, Kimberly Pieffer and her son Mason Pieffer,5,Mason's his first day of kindergarten at Hadley Elementary school Wednesday morning.

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  • left, Shannon and Bobby Hanke say goodbye to their daughter, Amelia Hanke,5, on her first day of kindergarten at Hadley Elementary school Wednesday morning.<br/>CAROL LOLLIS

    left, Shannon and Bobby Hanke say goodbye to their daughter, Amelia Hanke,5, on her first day of kindergarten at Hadley Elementary school Wednesday morning.
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  • Ahnna Cruz, left, and Amy Mitchell.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    Ahnna Cruz, left, and Amy Mitchell.
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  • Principal Tim Luce, left, welcomes Eric Green and his daughters, from left, Trinity Green, Abigail Townsend and Arianna Green.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    Principal Tim Luce, left, welcomes Eric Green and his daughters, from left, Trinity Green, Abigail Townsend and Arianna Green.
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  • Chris Strong.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    Chris Strong.
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  • Susan Hagelstein, left, Jamie Runyan and Kyri Meuse.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    Susan Hagelstein, left, Jamie Runyan and Kyri Meuse.
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  • Ellen Glosick, left, and Arianna Green.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    Ellen Glosick, left, and Arianna Green.
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  • John Mieczkowski takes a picture of his children, left, Edward ,7, and Gracie,9, Mieczkowski on the first day of school at Hadley Elementary Wednesday morning. <br/>CAROL LOLLIS

    John Mieczkowski takes a picture of his children, left, Edward ,7, and Gracie,9, Mieczkowski on the first day of school at Hadley Elementary Wednesday morning.
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  • Kimberly Pieffer comforts her son Mason Pieffer,5, on his first day of kindergarten at Hadley Elementary school Wednesday morning. <br/>CAROL LOLLIS

    Kimberly Pieffer comforts her son Mason Pieffer,5, on his first day of kindergarten at Hadley Elementary school Wednesday morning.
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  • Principal Jeff Udall, greets, Kimberly Pieffer and  her son Mason Pieffer,5,Mason's his first day of kindergarten at Hadley Elementary school Wednesday morning. <br/><br/>CAROL LOLLIS

    Principal Jeff Udall, greets, Kimberly Pieffer and her son Mason Pieffer,5,Mason's his first day of kindergarten at Hadley Elementary school Wednesday morning.

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  • Left Amy and Carl Cyr walk  away after dropping their teary son,  Teddy off on his first day of kindergarten at Hadley Elementary school Wednesday morning. <br/>CAROL LOLLIS

    Left Amy and Carl Cyr walk away after dropping their teary son, Teddy off on his first day of kindergarten at Hadley Elementary school Wednesday morning.
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  • Kate Connor, a Para professional at Hadley Elementary, walks Teddy Cyr into school with the rest of his kindergarten class on their first day Wednesday morning.  Teddy had said a teary goodbye to his parents Amy and Carl Cyr.<br/>CAROL LOLLIS

    Kate Connor, a Para professional at Hadley Elementary, walks Teddy Cyr into school with the rest of his kindergarten class on their first day Wednesday morning. Teddy had said a teary goodbye to his parents Amy and Carl Cyr.
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  • left, Shannon and Bobby Hanke say goodbye to their daughter, Amelia Hanke,5, on her first day of kindergarten at Hadley Elementary school Wednesday morning.<br/>CAROL LOLLIS

    left, Shannon and Bobby Hanke say goodbye to their daughter, Amelia Hanke,5, on her first day of kindergarten at Hadley Elementary school Wednesday morning.
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  • Jenny Finnie,6th grade teacher, puts the seating chart on the black board as the First day of school at Westhampton Elementary gets ready to start.<br/><br/><br/>CAROL LOLLIS

    Jenny Finnie,6th grade teacher, puts the seating chart on the black board as the First day of school at Westhampton Elementary gets ready to start.


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  • Jenny Finnie,6th grade teacher at Westhampton Elementary, puts the seating chart on the black board as her son Ryder Finnie, a second grader at the school watches and waits for the first day to begin.<br/><br/><br/>CAROL LOLLIS

    Jenny Finnie,6th grade teacher at Westhampton Elementary, puts the seating chart on the black board as her son Ryder Finnie, a second grader at the school watches and waits for the first day to begin.


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  • Migdalia Garcia hugs her daughter, Elizabeth Colon,8, on the first day of school at Westhampton Elementary.<br/><br/><br/>CAROL LOLLIS

    Migdalia Garcia hugs her daughter, Elizabeth Colon,8, on the first day of school at Westhampton Elementary.


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  • Tess, a second grader at Westhampton Elementary on the first day of school at Westhampton Elementary.<br/><br/><br/>CAROL LOLLIS

    Tess, a second grader at Westhampton Elementary on the first day of school at Westhampton Elementary.


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  • Ellen McKenzie, the second grade teacher at Westhampton elementary shows her class their cubbies on the first day of school. <br/>CAROL LOLLIS

    Ellen McKenzie, the second grade teacher at Westhampton elementary shows her class their cubbies on the first day of school.
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  • First day of school at Westhampton Elementary.<br/><br/><br/>CAROL LOLLIS

    First day of school at Westhampton Elementary.


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  • First day of school at Westhampton Elementary.<br/><br/><br/>CAROL LOLLIS

    First day of school at Westhampton Elementary.


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  • Kennan West,10 waits for the first day of school to start  at Westhampton Elementary.<br/><br/><br/>CAROL LOLLIS

    Kennan West,10 waits for the first day of school to start at Westhampton Elementary.


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  • Ahnna Cruz, left, and Amy Mitchell.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    Ahnna Cruz, left, and Amy Mitchell.
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  • Principal Tim Luce, left, welcomes Eric Green and his daughters, from left, Trinity Green, Abigail Townsend and Arianna Green.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    Principal Tim Luce, left, welcomes Eric Green and his daughters, from left, Trinity Green, Abigail Townsend and Arianna Green.
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  • Katherine Rolland, left, with twins Daisy and Charlotte Rolland, photographs  Mary Barr, center, and Barbara MacDonald, right, and their children, twins Addison and Sam, seated, and Maggie, top.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    Katherine Rolland, left, with twins Daisy and Charlotte Rolland, photographs Mary Barr, center, and Barbara MacDonald, right, and their children, twins Addison and Sam, seated, and Maggie, top.
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  • Chris Strong.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    Chris Strong.
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  • Susan Hagelstein, left, Jamie Runyan and Kyri Meuse.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    Susan Hagelstein, left, Jamie Runyan and Kyri Meuse.
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  • Ellen Glosick, left, and Arianna Green.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    Ellen Glosick, left, and Arianna Green.
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  • Ellen Glosick, left, and Arianna Green.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    Ellen Glosick, left, and Arianna Green.
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  • Brian Copperthite and daughter Willa Copperthite. <br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    Brian Copperthite and daughter Willa Copperthite.
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  • Tess Renault , a second grader at Westhampton Elementary on the first day of school at Westhampton Elementary.<br/><br/><br/>CAROL LOLLIS

    Tess Renault , a second grader at Westhampton Elementary on the first day of school at Westhampton Elementary.


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  • Carter Corbeil gets encouragement  from Kelly Bricherough, an aid in the Westhampton  Elementary school kindergarten class while left, <br/> Kylie Wauczinski ; Ella Cleary  and Keegan Butler wait for the first day of school to start. <br/>CAROL LOLLIS

    Carter Corbeil gets encouragement from Kelly Bricherough, an aid in the Westhampton Elementary school kindergarten class while left,
    Kylie Wauczinski ; Ella Cleary and Keegan Butler wait for the first day of school to start.
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  • Amy Cyr comforts her son Teddy,5,  on his first day of kindergarten at Hadley Elementary school Wednesday morning,. <br/>CAROL LOLLIS

    Amy Cyr comforts her son Teddy,5, on his first day of kindergarten at Hadley Elementary school Wednesday morning,.
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  • Ellen Glosick, left, and Arianna Green.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    Ellen Glosick, left, and Arianna Green.
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  • Katherine Rolland, left, with twins Daisy and Charlotte Rolland, photographs  Mary Barr, center, and Barbara MacDonald, right, and their children, twins Addison and Sam, seated, and Maggie, top.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    Katherine Rolland, left, with twins Daisy and Charlotte Rolland, photographs Mary Barr, center, and Barbara MacDonald, right, and their children, twins Addison and Sam, seated, and Maggie, top.
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  • Ellen Glosick, left, and Arianna Green.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    Ellen Glosick, left, and Arianna Green.
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  • Brian Copperthite and daughter Willa Copperthite. <br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    Brian Copperthite and daughter Willa Copperthite.
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  • Migdalia Garcia hugs her daughter, Elizabeth Colon,8, while getting a high five from Hailey Bergeron, 8, on the first day of school at Westhampton Elementary.<br/><br/><br/>CAROL LOLLIS

    Migdalia Garcia hugs her daughter, Elizabeth Colon,8, while getting a high five from Hailey Bergeron, 8, on the first day of school at Westhampton Elementary.


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  • Alyssa Colon,6,  runs off the bus during the first day of school at Westhampton Elementary.<br/><br/><br/>CAROL LOLLIS

    Alyssa Colon,6, runs off the bus during the first day of school at Westhampton Elementary.


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  • Brian Copperthite and daughter Willa Copperthite. <br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    Brian Copperthite and daughter Willa Copperthite.
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  • Migdalia Garcia hugs her daughter, Elizabeth Colon,8, while getting a high five from Hailey Bergeron, 8, on the first day of school at Westhampton Elementary.<br/><br/><br/>CAROL LOLLIS

    Migdalia Garcia hugs her daughter, Elizabeth Colon,8, while getting a high five from Hailey Bergeron, 8, on the first day of school at Westhampton Elementary.


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  • Katherine Rolland, left, with twins Daisy and Charlotte Rolland, photographs  Mary Barr, center, and Barbara MacDonald, right, and their children, twins Addison and Sam, seated, and Maggie, top.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    Katherine Rolland, left, with twins Daisy and Charlotte Rolland, photographs Mary Barr, center, and Barbara MacDonald, right, and their children, twins Addison and Sam, seated, and Maggie, top.
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  • Alyssa Colon,6,  runs off the bus during the first day of school at Westhampton Elementary.<br/><br/><br/>CAROL LOLLIS

    Alyssa Colon,6, runs off the bus during the first day of school at Westhampton Elementary.


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  • Amy Cyr comforts her son Teddy,5,  on his first day of kindergarten at Hadley Elementary school Wednesday morning,. <br/>CAROL LOLLIS

    Amy Cyr comforts her son Teddy,5, on his first day of kindergarten at Hadley Elementary school Wednesday morning,.
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  • John Mieczkowski takes a picture of his children, left, Edward ,7, and Gracie,9, Mieczkowski on the first day of school at Hadley Elementary Wednesday morning. <br/>CAROL LOLLIS
  • Kimberly Pieffer comforts her son Mason Pieffer,5, on his first day of kindergarten at Hadley Elementary school Wednesday morning. <br/>CAROL LOLLIS
  • Principal Jeff Udall, greets, Kimberly Pieffer and  her son Mason Pieffer,5,Mason's his first day of kindergarten at Hadley Elementary school Wednesday morning. <br/><br/>CAROL LOLLIS
  • left, Shannon and Bobby Hanke say goodbye to their daughter, Amelia Hanke,5, on her first day of kindergarten at Hadley Elementary school Wednesday morning.<br/>CAROL LOLLIS
  • Ahnna Cruz, left, and Amy Mitchell.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • Principal Tim Luce, left, welcomes Eric Green and his daughters, from left, Trinity Green, Abigail Townsend and Arianna Green.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • Chris Strong.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • Susan Hagelstein, left, Jamie Runyan and Kyri Meuse.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • Ellen Glosick, left, and Arianna Green.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • John Mieczkowski takes a picture of his children, left, Edward ,7, and Gracie,9, Mieczkowski on the first day of school at Hadley Elementary Wednesday morning. <br/>CAROL LOLLIS
  • Kimberly Pieffer comforts her son Mason Pieffer,5, on his first day of kindergarten at Hadley Elementary school Wednesday morning. <br/>CAROL LOLLIS
  • Principal Jeff Udall, greets, Kimberly Pieffer and  her son Mason Pieffer,5,Mason's his first day of kindergarten at Hadley Elementary school Wednesday morning. <br/><br/>CAROL LOLLIS
  • Left Amy and Carl Cyr walk  away after dropping their teary son,  Teddy off on his first day of kindergarten at Hadley Elementary school Wednesday morning. <br/>CAROL LOLLIS
  • Kate Connor, a Para professional at Hadley Elementary, walks Teddy Cyr into school with the rest of his kindergarten class on their first day Wednesday morning.  Teddy had said a teary goodbye to his parents Amy and Carl Cyr.<br/>CAROL LOLLIS
  • left, Shannon and Bobby Hanke say goodbye to their daughter, Amelia Hanke,5, on her first day of kindergarten at Hadley Elementary school Wednesday morning.<br/>CAROL LOLLIS
  • Jenny Finnie,6th grade teacher, puts the seating chart on the black board as the First day of school at Westhampton Elementary gets ready to start.<br/><br/><br/>CAROL LOLLIS
  • Jenny Finnie,6th grade teacher at Westhampton Elementary, puts the seating chart on the black board as her son Ryder Finnie, a second grader at the school watches and waits for the first day to begin.<br/><br/><br/>CAROL LOLLIS
  • Migdalia Garcia hugs her daughter, Elizabeth Colon,8, on the first day of school at Westhampton Elementary.<br/><br/><br/>CAROL LOLLIS
  • Tess, a second grader at Westhampton Elementary on the first day of school at Westhampton Elementary.<br/><br/><br/>CAROL LOLLIS
  • Ellen McKenzie, the second grade teacher at Westhampton elementary shows her class their cubbies on the first day of school. <br/>CAROL LOLLIS
  • First day of school at Westhampton Elementary.<br/><br/><br/>CAROL LOLLIS
  • First day of school at Westhampton Elementary.<br/><br/><br/>CAROL LOLLIS
  • Kennan West,10 waits for the first day of school to start  at Westhampton Elementary.<br/><br/><br/>CAROL LOLLIS
  • Ahnna Cruz, left, and Amy Mitchell.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • Principal Tim Luce, left, welcomes Eric Green and his daughters, from left, Trinity Green, Abigail Townsend and Arianna Green.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • Katherine Rolland, left, with twins Daisy and Charlotte Rolland, photographs  Mary Barr, center, and Barbara MacDonald, right, and their children, twins Addison and Sam, seated, and Maggie, top.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • Chris Strong.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • Susan Hagelstein, left, Jamie Runyan and Kyri Meuse.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • Ellen Glosick, left, and Arianna Green.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • Ellen Glosick, left, and Arianna Green.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • Brian Copperthite and daughter Willa Copperthite. <br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • Tess Renault , a second grader at Westhampton Elementary on the first day of school at Westhampton Elementary.<br/><br/><br/>CAROL LOLLIS
  • Carter Corbeil gets encouragement  from Kelly Bricherough, an aid in the Westhampton  Elementary school kindergarten class while left, <br/> Kylie Wauczinski ; Ella Cleary  and Keegan Butler wait for the first day of school to start. <br/>CAROL LOLLIS
  • Amy Cyr comforts her son Teddy,5,  on his first day of kindergarten at Hadley Elementary school Wednesday morning,. <br/>CAROL LOLLIS
  • Ellen Glosick, left, and Arianna Green.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • Katherine Rolland, left, with twins Daisy and Charlotte Rolland, photographs  Mary Barr, center, and Barbara MacDonald, right, and their children, twins Addison and Sam, seated, and Maggie, top.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • Ellen Glosick, left, and Arianna Green.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • Brian Copperthite and daughter Willa Copperthite. <br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • Migdalia Garcia hugs her daughter, Elizabeth Colon,8, while getting a high five from Hailey Bergeron, 8, on the first day of school at Westhampton Elementary.<br/><br/><br/>CAROL LOLLIS
  • Alyssa Colon,6,  runs off the bus during the first day of school at Westhampton Elementary.<br/><br/><br/>CAROL LOLLIS
  • Brian Copperthite and daughter Willa Copperthite. <br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • Migdalia Garcia hugs her daughter, Elizabeth Colon,8, while getting a high five from Hailey Bergeron, 8, on the first day of school at Westhampton Elementary.<br/><br/><br/>CAROL LOLLIS
  • Katherine Rolland, left, with twins Daisy and Charlotte Rolland, photographs  Mary Barr, center, and Barbara MacDonald, right, and their children, twins Addison and Sam, seated, and Maggie, top.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • Alyssa Colon,6,  runs off the bus during the first day of school at Westhampton Elementary.<br/><br/><br/>CAROL LOLLIS
  • Amy Cyr comforts her son Teddy,5,  on his first day of kindergarten at Hadley Elementary school Wednesday morning,. <br/>CAROL LOLLIS

The first of the first days of school in Hampshire County this year was Aug. 28 and the firsts continued around the Valley through Sept. 3.

We went to three — Hadley Elementary School, Maple School in Easthampton and Westhampton Elementary School. Each offered pictures of excitement, joy, tears and trepidation from teachers and parents as well as children.

In Easthampton, Susan Hagelstein, the school secretary at Maple School, was greeting students in the doorway as they arrived. “Where is your smile?” she asked third-grader Christopher Walaszek, 8. Without hesitation, Christopher replied, “In my backpack.”

Amy Mitchell, who was there to drop off her daughter, Ahnna Cruz, 6, talked about their shared nervousness. “She used to go to Center (School) so this is her first year at Maple. She’s really nervous — she and I both. I’m a little nervous for her, too. She’ll be fine. Once she’s been here a little bit of time, she’ll be set.”

To suggest a subject for Your Time, email Suzanne Wilson at swilson@gazettenet.com.

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