Yorktown Students Head Back to School

Adrianna Meltz, a kindergarten student at Mohansic Elementary School Credits: Steven Meltz
Matty Bartolotta, second grade; Elyse, third grade; Cadence Kristensen, fourth grade; Zachary Kristensen, fifth grade; Johnny Bartolotta, sixth grade; and Tyler, seventh grade Credits: Meghan Kristensen
Thomas Jefferson students: Third grader Louie Vernagallo, third grader Kelly May Mallon, first grader Amelia Mallon and second grader Noelle Vernagallo Credits: Lou Vernagallo
Greg Marotta Jr. enters fourth grade at Crompond Intermediate School. Credits: Julie Marotta
Eric Marotta enters first grade at Brookside Elementary School. Credits: Julie Marotta

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Classes began last Tuesday at Lakeland and Yorktown schools, and we asked parents to send us first-day photos of their students.

Send additional captioned “first day of school” photos (name, grade and school) to for possible publication in an upcoming issue.

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