Cindy Rotolo, a kindergarten teacher at East End Community School in Portland, talks to a group of incoming students on Aug. 29 during an introductory session designed to allow the kids to meet teachers and see their classrooms before the first day of school on Sept. 9.
East End Community School kindergarten students Anita Raka, left, and Olivia Day, draw pictures during the school's introductory day, Aug. 29.
Minka Clayton, 5, shows a tower she built to East End Community School kindergarten teacher Cindy Rotolo. Kindergarten classes in Portland begin Sept. 9.
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