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Larchmont Students Warm Up to First Day of School

LARCHMONT, N.Y. -- Noah Katz crammed all of the rest and relaxation he could into the last seven days, before he and his little sister Nadine returned to Murray Avenue for the first day of school Wednesday.

Katz, a fourth grader, doesn't know what to expect this year, but is confident that he will be able to meet any challenge. He is not only confident, but proud. "Its not everyday your little sister goes into the first grade," said Katz, who was happy to see classmates he hadn't since the summer.

Katz will have plenty of stories to tell from his trip to Argentina this summer where he visited his grandparents.

While the Katz family is used to Murray Avenue, Jared Sherman's family moved to Larchmont just two weeks ago. Sherman, a second grader, is still getting comfortable with the environment, along with his little sister, who started kindergarten Wednesday.

Dylan Joseph, who is also starting kindergarten, felt more comfortable because she already knows somebody in her class.

While many kindergarteners were nervous for their first day, some parents were too.

"I'm more nervous than she is," said Greta Berberi, who stood outside the school with her daughter Eliona Hasanaj 40 minutes before school started. "We thought school started at 8 a.m."

Like kindergarteners throughout the Mamaroneck School District, Hasanaj had a short day and was dismissed at 10:30 a.m. Grades one through five were dismissed district-wide at 11:45 a.m.

The Mamaroneck High School held a freshman oreintation in the Palmer gym from 8:05 a.m. to 12:30p.m. and Hommocks Middle School held a sixth-grade orientation from 8:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

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