"I gave her an extra hug. I gave her an extra kiss," she said.
Janice, and many other parents in Central New York were sending their kids off to school for the first time since Friday's tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
"There's this tremendous desire to be with your kids all the time right now," said parent Victor Pearlman.
Knowing the feelings of fear and uncertainty by many parents, Superintendent of New Hartford Central School District, Robert Nole says they've reached out to parents to make sure they know the children are safe.
"We've sent home communication to parents and reenforcing what safety procedures we have in place. It's so important that children feel safe in the environment that they are in. It's their first part of their day. They need to feel safe to have a normal instructional day," said Nole.
And while Friday's tragedy is one that's sure to have a lasting memory, some New Hartford parents say you have to continue to look toward the future.
"You've got to get up, you've got to go to school, you've got to trust the people that take care of them," said Stone.
"Hopefully some new measures can be put into place to make our children even safe than they are now," said Pearlman.