Students bounded off the bus and into the brick building on Monday morning with enthusiasm - but they weren't going back to school yet.
These 30 students were back to school shopping at Target with volunteer chaperones from the Salvation Army.
Case workers from the Salvation Army selected students to participate in the Target-sponsored event, which gave each child $80 to spend in the store for back-to-school supplies and clothing.
"Our staff did a fantastic job today," said George Lenkner, business manager for the York Salvation Army. "And they did a great job of picking the right kids."
A bus took the students, ranging in age from kindergartners to high school seniors, from the Salvation Army to Target for a morning of shopping and snacks.
Snacks happen to be what Kardan West said he is most excited about as he heads off to kindergarten in the York City School District.
His brother Daniel, an incoming second-grader, is ready for school picnics and for art, music and gym class. Daniel said that he will be watching out for Kardan and his brother Dantrell, a first-grader, while they walk to school.
All three brothers were excited to be picking out new backpacks and uniforms.
Twin brothers Alejandro and Alexgabriel Decastro already had plenty of polos for the start of sixth grade, but were eager to get other "school stuff," said Alejandro.
As summer comes to a close, Alexgabriel said that he is ready for school, especially for homework.
"I like doing homework," said Alexgabriel. "I have an Xbox, but I don't feel like playing on it."
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