Ending the School Year with Organization
Did you know the end is just as important as the beginning? Closings, completions and round ups make for great celebration. Here are a few baby steps to get this school year “done.”
Spend an hour culling through all the papers that have come home this year. Decide what is precious and sneak the rest out the door. With those final touches, you will finalize this year’s school memories. Be brutal and know what “precious” means to you.
Clean out your own paperwork from school activities. Finalize what you will be passing along to the next boy scout leader, PTA volunteer or church Sunday School teacher. Pass the papers along before the end of June so you are ready to begin fresh for your new volunteer opportunities.
Print all the photo memories from this year using automated services. Only 6% of photos are being printed, so choose the most precious. Archive the photos on cd, dropshots, or other medium to clear off your camera for summer memories to come.
Evaluate and donate kids clothes that are too small. Shorts, tees, and other summer attire from last year may not fit. Decide how many you need of each for this summer, take a little shopping trip, and be ready.
Host a family celebration for the end of the year. Too often we miss these opportunities to give our kids a hug and praise for their successes each year. Bake or buy cupcakes, purchase ice cream and have an end of the year grand slam celebration. Making the most of every day makes a big difference!
How will you celebrate the end of the school year?
Great tips! My friend always takes her kids to a Second hand clothing store at the beginning of the summer and they chose their summer play clothes. And she takes the ones she wants to get rid of at the same time to the store. (The ones that are in good enough condition that is).
Thanks Marilyn! I love that the kids are making decisions and involved in the process!