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First-day photos

The Review wants your pictures celebrating the start of the school year, past and future


REVIEW FILE PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - First-grader Kiahn Cutlip gets a big hug from his mom after his first day of school at Lake Grove Elementary in 2015.Every year, The Review covers the first day of school with pages of photos and interviews highlighting the whole experience for the community.

We showcase not only our own photos of children stepping down from the bus or trying out their lockers, but also proud parents’ pictures of their little ones clad in their new outfits. We post pictures to our Facebook page and sometimes use them to bolster our own visual art of the big fall event.

SUBMITTED FILE PHOTO - Rylin Grow of Lake Oswego is ready for the first day of third grade at Forest Hills Elementary School and beyond. Rylin's favorite subject is math, and she loves to play on the monkey bars with her friends at recess.This year, the first day of school is Aug. 30 for grades 1-5; sixth-graders and ninth-graders begin the year with an orientation that same day. All other grade levels are expected to report to class on Aug. 31. Kindergarteners will be taking assessments Aug. 30-Sept. 1, and the first day for them will be Sept. 2. (There’s no school on Labor Day, Sept. 5.)

If you’d like to showcase your cute kids in their first-day finery as they await the bus or are about to head out the door, let us know. Anyone with amusing tales of the successes and struggles on Day One or leading up to it is also welcome to reach out. We’re looking for future photos from this fall — and fun photos from the past. Please include your full name; your child’s name, grade level and school; the year the photo was taken; and what’s happening in the picture.

It doesn’t matter if the kids are headed to public or private school, as long as you live in Lake Oswego or the photo was taken at a local school.

For more information, contact Assistant Editor Jillian Daley at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 503-636-1281 ext. 109.

— The ReviewSUBMITTED FILE PHOTO - First-grader Megan Brokaw was excited to see her friends at River Grove Elementary School in Lake Oswego last year. Her brother, third-grader Jack, was excited for recess.