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Easing in to back to school - The Monroe School PTO hosted a back to school party for students Aug. 19. While enjoying lemonade and a scavenger hunt, the kids got a chance to catch up and get psyched up for their return to classrooms Monday. Taylor Hwan and Stella Aguinaga, fourth-graders, work their way through the scavenger hunt while walking through the school's garden. (Jim Slonoff photo)