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Port Chester Father Sends First Child To School

PORT CHESTER, N.Y. -- Carlos Amgulo came to pick up his daughter, Guadalupe, after her first full week of kindergarten at King Street School.

"She loves it," said Amgulo. "She doesn't want to come home sometimes."

Guadalupe, 5, is Amgulo's first child of two and the first to attend school in the United States. Growing up in Peru, Amgulo didn't get to finish his schooling, and expects his daughter to complete her education and attend college.

As a new parent to the school district, he's still learning how to get involved in his child's education, but has gotten help from organizations like Head Start and OASIS, which help supplement his daughter's education and allow him to have better communication with the school and teachers.

At home, the Amgulos speak Spanish, though Guadalupe often speaks in English with her father.

"Sometimes, she speaks too fast for me," said Amgulo. "I tell her to slow down."

Amgulo works nights at Neri's Bakery so he gets to pick up his daughter from school, but he said he would like to be able to spend more time with his children in the evenings.

Next weekend will be his younger daughter's fourth birthday and he wants to invite Guadalupe's classmates.

"It's good," said Amgulo. "I want her to make lots of friends."

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