Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Most Western New York elementary school students don't have to worry until September, but it's already back to school at West Buffalo Charter School.
School leader Andrea Todoro says everything went off without a hitch on Monday. "The students are happy to be here, the teachers are excited to meet their students, and it's been a fabulous day," says Todoro. She admits there are some jitters among everybody. "We have some who miss mom and dad and want to be home, but we tell them while they're here and they work with their students and teachers this is a great place to be, and if you stay busy it's time to go home already."
The early start helps students achieve, explains Todoro. "We see a huge impact in having an extra few weeks to get our students ready and work on expectations, so when everyone else starts in September we're already learning and we do see a difference in our end results with our students," notes Todoro.
Todoro says the school has a wonderful environment students forget they're there learning while others are still enjoying summer vacation. They also get to learn outside and play on the playground.
A meet and greet with teachers was also held last week.