I feel like I will dread the day when my daughter will be going to school. This feeling is probably because my daughter is so cute (yeah, I'm biased), she still LIKES me, and wants to be around me. Give it a couple of years, she will probably not want me around and want some privacy of her own. Not happening.
For parents that already have school aged kids, they probably feel the opposite. Heck, they might be so excited that they will want to throw a party for the kids. For kids, some might be excited to go back to school to see their friends, others not so much. Regardless of all the different feelings, throwing a back to school party picnic is probably the best to cap off a great summer and to get excited for the school year.