I hope that your scholars had as wonderful and relaxing a summer vacation as I did. 
My husband and I are the parents of four sons and one daughter.  Four of our children are married and have families of their own.  We have 20 beautiful and energetic grandchildren from the ages of 16 years to 3 months.  We have 12 grandsons and 8 granddaughters.   
We spent four weeks in Utah and Idaho visiting with our children and extended family who live up that way.  We have a son and family in Salt Lake City, Utah, a son and family in Pleasant Grove, Utah, and a son in Moab, Utah.  We also have two children who live in Texas.  A son and family in Houston, Texas and a daughter and family in Mansfield, Texas.  We are spread out in the West, but we are a very close-knit family.  I'm so proud of my children and their families and the choices they make each day.  This year we have at least one grandchild in each grade in school from Kinder to 11th grade.  What an exciting for all of them.
And now I am back to work once again---the business of teaching your scholars how to think.  I'll be attending meet the teacher night and hope to see you there.   Watching the scholars and seeing the visual signs of their excitement, get me all excited and ready for school to begin. 
We are all here and our jobs will begin very soon----the scholars to learn and the teachers and parents to encourage and to motivate.  May we all find success in our endeavors.