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Photo Gallery: Paradise Canyon & Palm Crest Elementary Schools first day of school 2018

Photo Gallery: Palm Crest Elementary School first day of school 2018
Second grader Eden Kingston gives her former and first grade teacher Rachel Harter on the first day of school at Palm Crest Elementary School in La Canada Flintridge on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. (Raul Roa / Staff Potographer)
Photo Gallery: Paradise Canyon Elementary first day of school 2018 with new principal
Second grader Paulina Lopez, 7, poses with her Godmother Crystal Chavez in front of a Welcome Back sign on the first day of school at Paradise Canyon Elementary School in La Canada Flintridge on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. (Raul Roa / Staff Potographer)
Photo Gallery: Palm Crest Elementary School first day of school 2018
Parents and students stream out of the school after classes on the first day of school at Palm Crest Elementary School in La Canada Flintridge on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. (Raul Roa / Staff Potographer)
Photo Gallery: Paradise Canyon Elementary first day of school 2018 with new principal

qDaniel Washburn gives his daughter Samantha a kiss just before sending her into the Kindergarten classroom on the first day of school at Paradise Canyon Elementary School in La Canada Flintridge on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018.

 (Raul Roa / Staff Potographer)
Photo Gallery: Palm Crest Elementary School first day of school 2018
Emily Phifer, left, hugs her first grade daughter Lucia Phifer after classes on the first day of school at Palm Crest Elementary School in La Canada Flintridge on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. (Raul Roa / Staff Potographer)
Photo Gallery: Paradise Canyon Elementary first day of school 2018 with new principal
Fourth grader Blake Paulson gives first-year principal Carrie Hetzel a hug on the first day of school at Paradise Canyon Elementary School in La Canada Flintridge on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Hetzel was assistant principal the last two years and has been with the district for more than 20 years. (Raul Roa / Staff Potographer)
Photo Gallery: Paradise Canyon Elementary first day of school 2018 with new principal
Kindergartener Sadie Russell poses with first-year principal Carrie Hetzel on the first day of school at Paradise Canyon Elementary School in La Canada Flintridge on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Hetzel was assistant principal the last two years and has been with the district for more than 20 years. (Raul Roa / Staff Potographer)
Photo Gallery: Palm Crest Elementary School first day of school 2018
Students stream out of the school after classes on the first day of school at Palm Crest Elementary School in La Canada Flintridge on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. (Raul Roa / Staff Potographer)
Photo Gallery: Paradise Canyon Elementary first day of school 2018 with new principal
Students and parents loaded with school supplies arrive on the first day of school at Paradise Canyon Elementary School in La Canada Flintridge on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. (Raul Roa / Staff Potographer)
Photo Gallery: Palm Crest Elementary School first day of school 2018
Principal Karen Hurley poses with first graders Katie Byrnes, rear left, Claire Reynolds, rear right, Caitlyn Hur, front left, and Lorentz Chen, front right, just before school ended on the first day of school at Palm Crest Elementary School in La Canada Flintridge on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. (Raul Roa / Staff Potographer)
Photo Gallery: Paradise Canyon Elementary first day of school 2018 with new principal
Crossing guard Mario Bocanegra helps parents and students at the crosswalk on the first day of school at Paradise Canyon Elementary School in La Canada Flintridge on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. (Raul Roa / Staff Potographer)
Photo Gallery: Palm Crest Elementary School first day of school 2018
Principal Karen Hurley helps students into their parents’ vehicles at the end of the first day of school at Palm Crest Elementary School in La Canada Flintridge on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. (Raul Roa / Staff Potographer)
Photo Gallery: Paradise Canyon Elementary first day of school 2018 with new principal
A boy arrives with a flower for his teacher on the first day of school at Paradise Canyon Elementary School in La Canada Flintridge on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. (Raul Roa / Staff Potographer)
Photo Gallery: Palm Crest Elementary School first day of school 2018
Students patiently wait for their rides after classes on the first day of school at Palm Crest Elementary School in La Canada Flintridge on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. (Raul Roa / Staff Potographer)
Photo Gallery: Paradise Canyon Elementary first day of school 2018 with new principal
A parent properly drops off her student curbside on the first day of school at Paradise Canyon Elementary School in La Canada Flintridge on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. (Raul Roa / Staff Potographer)
Photo Gallery: Paradise Canyon Elementary first day of school 2018 with new principal
Adults as well as children carried boxes of school supplies on the first day of school at Paradise Canyon Elementary School in La Canada Flintridge on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. (Raul Roa / Staff Potographer)
Photo Gallery: Paradise Canyon Elementary first day of school 2018 with new principal
Spanish teacher Katherine Hurley arrives to school with her fourth grader niece Ava Neiberger on the first day of school at Paradise Canyon Elementary School in La Canada Flintridge on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. (Raul Roa / Staff Potographer)
Photo Gallery: Paradise Canyon Elementary first day of school 2018 with new principal
Natascha Gundersen takes a photo of her children, from left, Siena, Tucker and Kai on the first day of school at Paradise Canyon Elementary School in La Canada Flintridge on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. (Raul Roa / Staff Potographer)
Photo Gallery: Paradise Canyon Elementary first day of school 2018 with new principal
Parents snap photos of their children on the first day of school at Paradise Canyon Elementary School in La Canada Flintridge on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. (Raul Roa / Staff Potographer)
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