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The Berg/Ross family

Andy Berg and Anna Ross of Dorchester were assigned their second-choice school for their 4-year-old daughter, Ita.

Updated: Oct. 2, 2011 -- On the first day of pre-kindergarten, there was Play-Doh. On the second day, Ita Berg got to use a computer. But the third day was the pinnacle for the Dorchester 4-year-old, who was assigned to Mather Elementary, her family’s second choice.

“I got to hold a ukulele!” Ita told her parents proudly after school.

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