Chalk it up to the first day of school in La Habra

La Habra City School District students returned to school Monday and found colorful chalk art on the blacktops, walkways and other spots throughout their campuses.

The art included inspirational messages such as, “This is going to be a great year!” and “Throw kindness like confetti.”

2019 School Start DatesSome volunteers spent part of their weekend drawing the messages at each La Habra campus so students would be welcomed by the colorful art.

August has now become the official start of the new year for most of the county’s 27 school districts. Orange Unified, Capistrano Unified, Brea-Olinda Unified and Irvine Unified each start classes this week.

Students from the other districts will flow into schools through early September.

Campuses posted some of the chalk art on their social media platforms. Here are a few examples: