January 5th, 2009
09:46 AM ET

Obama girls off to school

President-elect Barack Obama doesn't begin his term for another two weeks, but daughters Sasha and Malia began theirs on Monday.

According to the president-elect's transition office, Michelle Obama accompanied the two daughters to the Sidwell Friends School Monday morning — along with an expansive motorcade of U.S. Secret Service agents.

Sasha, 7, is in second grade and attending the elementary school campus in Bethesda, Maryland while Malia, 10, is in fifth grade and attending the Sidwell Friends middle school campus in Washington, DC.

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  1. Michelle

    Happy first day of school Sasha and Malia. They are such a
    beautiful family.

    January 5, 2009 at 12:27 pm |
  2. Rivster

    Thanks for this. Our 8 year old son is worried that "Mr Obama's girls might be nervous going to a new school.". So it was reassuring to him to see how calm they looked.

    January 5, 2009 at 11:14 am |