Around 9:00 this morning, I was outside an elementary school supervising our students' arrival. I noticed that a car had stopped in the street and a parent was letting her kindergarten child get out and walk between parked cars to get to the sidewalk. I approached the car and asked the woman to park her car and let our crossing guard take the child across the street. I reminded her that we are always trying to keep our children safe. I hope that mother gave her daughter an extra hug this evening. Parents of twenty children in Conneticut will never have that chance again.