Melissa advised her "baby girl" to "be kind, be smart & be assertive" as she entered this new chapter of her life.
Antonia's cousin Gabriella Giudice, 11, also began middle school on Tuesday.
Teresa Giudice's eldest daughter Gia, 15, started off her sophomore year of high school looking fabulous as always.
Right before they kicked off the new school year, Teresa and her daughters ended the summer with a bang as they traveled to the Jersey Shore for some fun in the sun on Labor Day Monday.
This RHONJ brood has grown up right before our eyes and so have the rest of the Real Housekids.