Welcome back to the 2016-17 school year. Here at PAUSD, we hit the ground running with back to school events around the district. I was happy to attend several welcome events, including a new teacher breakfast with 100 of our new classroom superheroes. Looking forward to their energy and enthusiasm throughout our excellent school district. I also stopped by the Barron Park Ice Cream Social on a lovely afternoon just before the start of school. On the first day of the new year, I brought some sweet treats over to my liaison schools: Fairmeadow, El Carmelo, Nixon, and Jordan Middle School. Everyone was busy and excited to welcome students and families. I wish you all a wonderful year!