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Mahopac Kindergartners All Scream for Ice Cream

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First graders Brynlee Davis and her friend, Alexa Pizzuto, show their kindergartner little brothers, Ryan Davis and A.J. Pizzuto around, at the kindergarten orientation at Austin Road.. Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
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Lana Sahagian and Nina Slizowski at Fulmar Road’s ice cream social earlier this year Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
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In front, Matthew Portanova with his brother Nick behind him; Zack Laughtry in front and his brother Luke behind him, at Fulmar Road Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
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Fulmar Road’s Liliana Mazzarulli and S.J. Tornambe Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
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Volunteers junior Jenna Lopiccolo and eighth grader Joe Colatruglio at the Fulmar Road ice cream social Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
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Karissa Ziegelhofer with her mom, Tiffany, at Austin Road Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
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Jen O’Keefe and Jaxson Legeret Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
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Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
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Luella Aronson enjoys her ice cream at Austin Road. Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
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A.J. Russo and Kaeleigh Gallagher at Austin Road Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
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At Lakeview Elementary School, Jen Borsts’ incoming kindergarten class gives a wave after their first bus ride. Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
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Helen Chebetar and Lucy Fallman disembark from their practice bus run at Lakeview Elementary. Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
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Lanece Hendersen and Nanai Stallworth at Lakeview Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
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MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Incoming kindergartners recently got a taste of what school life will be life when Lakeview, Austin Road and Fulmar Road elementary schools held ice cream socials/orientations to introduce the young students to their teachers. Fulmar Elementary held its ice cream social back in June, while Austin Road and Fulmar Road held theirs last week. The kids were not only treated to ice cream, but they also had a chance to check out the buses and go on a practice bus run.

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