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Mamaroneck Students Get Comfortable in New School

MAMARONECK, N.Y. -- Lucas and Chloe Burt transitioned smoothly into their first day of kindergarten at Mamaroneck Avenue School, which they had grown familiar with by attending their older brother's plays with mom and dad.

The twin kindergarteners spent an-activity packed hour and 45 minutes in their new classroom Wednesday morning, further acquainting themselves with their environment and other students.

"They know this as their older brother's school," said Lucas and Chloe's father Thomas. "They're familiar with the building, which makes it a little less disorienting for them."

Chloe and Lucas were too busy finger-painting and exploring their new classroom to show any signs of nervousness.

"The most fun thing I did today was decorating my t-shirt," said Chloe, who left it in the kindergarten-wing classroom to dry overnight.

Lucas and Chloe attended the Mamaroneck Community Nursery School, and not the Mamaroneck Avenue School pre-kindergarten like Charlie Bulova and many others their age. Consequently, Chloe and Lucas only knew their neighbor from across the street.

"They are getting comfortable within the environment of the class and the students," Thomas said.

Lynita Reid recently moved, but made sure to say within the boundaries of the village so that her son Ethan stayed at Mamaroneck Avenue School after attending its pre-school.

"They love it here," said Reid, who is part of the PTA. "It becomes like a family."

Kindergarteners district-wide were dismissed at 10:30 a.m. while all other grades were dismissed at 11:45 a.m. The Hommocks Middle School and Mamaroneck High School held morning orientations for the sixth and ninth grades respectively.

Thursday is the first full-day of classes.

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