GET THE FACTS.
- Collect all of the important paperwork for each child’s activities. Registration and order forms, permission slips, school menus, sports schedules, camp lists, party invitations, rosters, phone numbers, etc.
- Ask your child each day if any new materials were handed out in school. Check their school’s website for announcements your child may have forgotten.
- Print any email messages that contain important information about your child’s school or extracurricular activities.
SORT THEM OUT.
- Use a separate TUFF™ Pocket® File Pocket for each child. Choose an expansion size that’s big enough to hold all of their activity paperwork.
- Divide the materials into groups by activity type; homework, school activities and events, sports, camp, parties, clubs, etc.
- Use a separate Expanding Slash Jacket to hold all of the paperwork for each activity. The jackets expand to hold up to 100 pages. Use a different color for each activity type. Write the name of the activity on the tab.
- Put all of the jackets together in the file pocket. Keep all kid’s file pockets in a visible, high-traffic location, such as on a kitchen counter, or near the telephone.
- Keep a master calendar that lists all family activities. Add new events as soon as you find out about them.
- Review the master calendar every day for events scheduled for that day and the next few days.
- Look in the file pockets for any paperwork that pertains to the events on the calendar. Fill out any forms that need to be turned in. Include payments if needed.
- Bring the activity slash jacket with you if you will need several of the documents at the event.
Components of this Organomics Idea include:
- TUFF™ Pocket® File Pockets
- Expanding Slash Jackets
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Using color to organize