By Katy St. Clair
Two crimson walkways were unfurled at the entrance, and festive balloons flanked the doors.
Students at Browns Valley Elementary School who were already giddy with excitement felt extra special when they were greeted with “paparazzi” fanfare from teachers, their parents, and the school’s bear mascot, Buddy.
Thursday’s fanfare marked the first day of school for the Vacaville Unified School District. And it was a day of mixed emotions.
Riley, a third-grader, said he was excited to meet his new teacher, but missed Mrs. Panattoni from last year. Aiden, 9, walked through the doors with huge smile on his face, ready for the rigors of 4th grade.