School is coming to a close for another year. The final weeks of a school year are typically full of an abundance important events. Concerts, recitals, graduation ceremonies, playoff games, sports banquets, field trips … the list goes on and on. It can be exhausting.
Nothing feels worse than rushing through life and not enjoying the scenery along the way. Wonderful people whom we love have great milestones taking place. Instead of truly enjoying each moment, we often hurry along just counting the moments till it is all over.
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Bring calm to the chaos by planning these important weeks out on paper. Making a plan will make it seem so much more doable and will give you the assurance that all will go well.
Here is how:
How To Bring Order To The End Of the School Year
Get out 3 things: your personal planner, a family calendar and this year’s school calendar.
Pull out your children’s book bags, too. Why? Book bags hold little nuggets of valuable information stuffed inside. Check for newsletters or classroom flyers.
Start with the school calendar. Identify the important events, dates and times.
Teacher Appreciation Day/Week* (hint: first week in May!)
Put everything that pertains to your family on one family calendar. Now, add events generated by family and friends such as:
Your School Year Wrap-Up To-Do List
Finally, ask yourself “Is there anything I need to do for each event?” Is there special clothing that must be ready? Gifts to buy? Refreshments to be made? Invitations to send?
Think ahead. This is where a checklist comes in handy. In addition to your grocery list, a checklist will keep you on track with the finer details.
Tip #1: if you would like to give your children’s teachers a card or gift as a “thank you” for a great year, add that to your shopping list.
Tip #2: the end of school is immediately followed by SUMMER! Do your children go to summer camp or summer programs? How about summer sports? Get them signed up before school is over!
The most important thing to remember, as you travel through this event-laden season, is that you and your family are making memories together. Enjoy it all – and take pictures!