It’s back to school in Bristol

Bristol public and parochial schools opened for the 2014-15 academic year last week.

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PHOTOS by TAMMI NAUDUS

West Bristol School second graders, Victoria Testa, left, and Lindsey Holland, right, take a moment to pose with Bristol’s Superintendent of School Dr. Ellen Solek on the first day back to class Thursday. Testa and Holland have been friends since nursery school.

West Bristol School second graders, Victoria Testa, left, and Lindsey Holland, right, take a moment to pose with Bristol’s Superintendent of School Dr. Ellen Solek on the first day back to class Thursday. Testa and Holland have been friends since nursery school.

St Jo's-2nd graders

Time for class at St. Joseph School.

Time for class at St. Joseph School.

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Smile for the iPad at St. Joseph School.

Smile for the iPad at St. Joseph School.

Students at St. Joseph School were ready to roll for back to school last Wednesday.

Students at St. Joseph School were ready to roll for back to school last Wednesday.

 St. Joseph School students returned to class on Wednesday. Seventh graders Alexa and Jenny preserve the moment with a selfie.

St. Joseph School students returned to class on Wednesday. Seventh graders Alexa and Jenny preserve the moment with a selfie.

Ali, Bridget, Cydney, and Sarah return to class at St. Joseph School last Wednesday as summer vacation ended for the parochial school students.

Ali, Bridget, Cydney, and Sarah return to class at St. Joseph School last Wednesday as summer vacation ended for the parochial school students.

Lucy Pons gets ready for her first day of kindergarten at St. Joseph School with her father, Matt.

Lucy Pons gets ready for her first day of kindergarten at St. Joseph School with her father, Matt.

Lucy Pons gets ready for her first day of kindergarten at St. Joseph School with her father, Matt.

Lucy Pons gets ready for her first day of kindergarten at St. Joseph School with her father, Matt.

Students are ready for their big entrance into West Bristol School last Thursday as summer vacation ended and students returned to school.

Students are ready for their big entrance into West Bristol School last Thursday as summer vacation ended and students returned to school.

Chelsea Acevedo shows her back to school fashions at West Bristol School.

Chelsea Acevedo shows her back to school fashions at West Bristol School.

Second grader Emily Fontaine and fifth grader Kailey Fontaine start their year at West Bristol School last Thursday.

Second grader Emily Fontaine and fifth grader Kailey Fontaine start their year at West Bristol School last Thursday.

At West Bristol School, Mackenzie Allaire, a kindergarten student, poses with her mother Alicia Formhals.

At West Bristol School, Mackenzie Allaire, a kindergarten student, poses with her mother Alicia Formhals.