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SHOW US: Photos of the First Day of School

Make your child feel extra special by sharing his or her first day back-to-school photos on Patch.

Students' clothes are new and clean, the hair is perfect and the smiles are big — yep, it's the first day of school in the .

Patch would love to feature a picture of your child's first day of school. Feel free to include your child's name, grade and school with the picture.

How to submit your photos: 

  1. You can post directly to this article. Click on the "Upload Photos and Videos" tab above, choose the photo you would like to upload and then include your child's name, grade and school in the caption of the photo. Feel free to include any "good luck" message or words of encouragement in the caption. 
  2. You can e-mail your photo to Local Editor Penny Arévalo at penny.arevalo@patch.com.

We look forward to sharing your photos on Patch.

Penny Arévalo (Editor) September 05, 2012 at 08:11 PM
Great photos! Keep uploading!
Adam Townsend September 05, 2012 at 08:48 PM
I agree! Great to see all these young scholars back to work.
Martin Henderson (Editor) September 06, 2012 at 02:11 PM
That's an awesome picture of Kyle Wilson. Well done, Sir.
Matt Gaffney September 06, 2012 at 04:53 PM
I can still remember my First Day at Old Mission School Sept. 1956. First grade with Sister Rose Matthew. My family was new to Capo & there were 5 of us at OMS. My Dad is his USMC greens & my Mama checked in on all of us. My Classmates were Floyd Nieblas, Jakie Nieblas, Toby Nieblas, Cody Galaviz, Mike Ott, Neil Northrup, Lisa Sheahan, Lupe Soto. Pat Forster was in 7th grade, Davey Belardes in 3rd grade, Joe Soto was in 2nd grade with my brother Joe. Jack Galaviz in 3rd grade. Eva Avalos Sanchez was in 6th grade. Janice Mc Mullen was in 7th grade & Jo Ann Mc Mullen was in 4th grade. Man that was a long time ago.
Kathleen K September 06, 2012 at 05:17 PM
Is this column supposed to be an ad for Oxford Prep Academy?
Corrine K September 06, 2012 at 05:21 PM
It is strange that this seems to be promoting a commercial venture instead of kids' first day of school.
Penny Arévalo (Editor) September 06, 2012 at 05:23 PM
This is a reader participation article, inviting all readers to post their children's back-to-school photos. I have rotated who is the "major feature" spot as new photos came in. The current featured photo is the latest to arrive. There are more photos from San Juan Elementary than Oxford, though, if you count. Patch thanks all the participants. And yes, the West Point photo is fantastic! Glad to see a fellow proud college mom!
Concerned Mom September 06, 2012 at 05:25 PM
That was my child's picture. I make him a collage ever year. I didn't know brin creative was commercializing. If you like I will post my daughters first day ather school but it's a private one in irvine.
Penny Arévalo (Editor) September 06, 2012 at 05:25 PM
As I said, I have constantly rotated the main feature. Now displaying our West Point freshman. All proud parents are welcome to participate.
Concerned Mom September 06, 2012 at 05:26 PM
Brin was supposed to be being
Penny Arévalo (Editor) September 06, 2012 at 05:27 PM
That's sweet! And yes, if you want to. Patch is for all of its users. You help define and help participate in our content. :-)
Penny Arévalo (Editor) September 06, 2012 at 08:25 PM
New photos added. Thanks!
Erika Schulte September 07, 2012 at 12:15 AM
To avoid any confusion, charter schools (including Oxford Prep, Community Roots, Journey, and others in CUSD) are public, tuition-free, non-profit schools funded with the same Average Daily Attendance dollars from the state that the traditional district schools are funded with. The only differences are that they operate with more independence from the district (instead they are governed by the contents of their charter, which is monitored by the district), and are funded at a significantly lower level than district schools.

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