It was the first day of school for College Hill students at their temporary location, and teachers wanted their students to feel as comfortable as possible.
Last week's fire damaged two classrooms at College Hill. The old Bryant Elementary building was named the temporary school while College Hill is being repaired.
School was delayed three days, and some children anxiously climbed off school buses.
Teachers and staff started the day with an assembly to talk about what had happened.
Principal Kathleen Patterson read a book to the school that talked about everyone coming together.
She also invited the students to look around and see all the familiar faces, emphasizing that they were the College Hill Cougars.
The assembly had more surprises.
Former College Hill student Hannah Hueston raised money for carpets, school supplies and even flowers for every classroom.
Her mother is a teacher there, and she said she was inspired because College Hill is like her family.
There was also an interactive balloon animal demonstration at the assembly.
Parents seemed pleased to drop their kids off, noticing the school's extra effort.
Students will attend school at the temporary location until repairs at College Hill are complete.