The Top Five Things You Should Know Sept. 6:
1. Opening School Mass: St. Anne's School will be hosting an opening school Mass at 9 a.m. The Home School Association (HSA) will be hosting a "Welcome Back" get-together in the cafeteria after the Mass.
2. Ticketing Average: Police in the area are averaging 31 tickets per day so far in 2012. What do you think about those numbers? Tell us in the comments.
3. Half day: St. Joseph School students will attend for a half-day today. They will be dismissed at 11 a.m.
4. First Day Photos: Share your first day of school photos with Patch. Upload them to this week's article, Scenes From the First Day.
5. Soccer Season Preview: With the start of school comes fall sports. Patch has the scoop on what's expected this season for Garden City varsity soccer.