Hudson Valley heads back to school

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ELMSFORD -

It's back to school week across the Hudson Valley.

Just a day after Labor Day, some school districts are hitting the classroom to start a new school year.

In Elmsford, School Superintendent Dr. Marc Baiocco will be on hand at a number of schools to welcome students back. 

At Alice E. Grady Elementary School on Cobb Avenue, the PTSA have made a large anti-bullying mural that they hope will help set the tone for the school year. One message on the mural reads, “Some kids may be smart, some kids may be funny, some kids may be athletic. It doesn’t matter, you are amazing and you have special things too.”

Today, students are adding their own messages to the mural by dipping their hands in paint and putting their mark on the wall.

James Volpi, a teacher for more than 30 years, says he is excited about the upcoming year and his new second grade class. "They are really eager to learn and they are very, very innocent. They tell you anything that’s on their mind...no filters."

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