Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Back to School: Registration, Forms, and Schedules

Planning ahead helps me get the new school year off to a great start. Here are a few tips and ideas to help you make that school year transition.

You got the school registration date on your calendar, right? Do you have the countless forms you have to fill out? (OK, I know the picture to the right is a little bit of an exaggeration, but I think it conveys the feeling well).
If possible, get your hands on all the forms you will need to complete ahead of time. This gives your ample time for fact finding that you may need to do.

Get the forms filled out and then make copies! Now, almost definitely you won't be able to use these copies in the future, but you can file them and have them on hand to make next year's registration that much quicker.

Immunization Records
Not sure on your children's immunization records? Call your children's physician's office or check your state website for a immunization records database.

Click here if you live in Wisconsin: Wisconsin Immunization Records

Calendars and Schedules
Take the time now to get the school calendar dates on your calendar. Do the same with the kids' various activities, practice schedules, games, performances, etc. Are you planning to take any vacations during school breaks? I like to keep my calendar clear of extra appointments before and after family trips to keep the stress of family vacations to a minium.

For more Works For Me Ideas, visit We Are THAT Family.

P.S. I'm hosting a free teleclass on Thursday, September 3rd called Prepared, Organized and Focused: 7 Great Back-to-School Tips for Moms to Start the Year Off Right! It's free, you just have to register!

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