[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/12/31/art.obama31.gi.jpg caption="Malia and Sasha Obama, pictured here on a recent Hawaiian vacation with the President-elect, traveled to Washington Saturday with Mrs. Obama."]
WASHINGTON (CNN) - Future First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha have taken a big step in their own transition to the White House.
The Obama women left Chicago and traveled to Washington Saturday, according to a pool report from the president-elect's traveling press corps.
Malia and Sasha Obama are set to begin classes Monday at Sidwell Friends, a private school in the D.C. area. Their father will arrive in Washington on Sunday evening, according to the pool report.
The Obamas are staying at the historic Hay Adams hotel near the White House until January 15, when the official guest residence at the Blair House becomes available to them. They will move into the White House on January 20 after the inauguration.
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