When You’re 5 and just Starting School, Do You Know Summer is over?

September 1, 2017


by Len Lathrop

Even the weather Tuesday morning helped to end summer as all the smiling faces (almost all) were arriving at Library Street School.  While many say that summer ends on Labor Day, when you’re 5ish doesn’t it end when you enter the large yellow brick school building?

Many of the children had visited the school last Friday for Community Day, and, on the 29th, the Library Street teachers were more than ready for their newest students.  Everybody got a name tag and a lot of hugs as they lined up behind the very friendly signs for their respective teachers and classrooms.

The buses came around the corner and were directed into the queue by Georgia Palmer, who has been helping get our Hudson students into schools for 22 years.  Palmer mentioned that many of the students she crossed in the earlier years wave as they bring the students back to school, and some even stopped with coffee for her.  Hudson Master Patrolman Kevin Riley was there to help with traffic on the first day of school, but Riley was quick to mention he could only support Palmer as she had it in control.

Superintendent Lawrence Russell and SAU Business Administrator Karen Burnell, who were there to greet the newest of the town students, said that all of Hudson’s schools opened without any major problems, but remember that it was 8:30 a.m. on the first day.