What is a School Year Binder?A School Year Binder is an easy and accessible place to house all those papers that come home from school at the beginning of the year, that you will need to refer to again. Such as the Classroom Schedule, Lunch Account Log-In information, Student Handbook, Pick-Up procedures, etc.
How do you set up a School year Binder?The first step is to think about the information you're going to have. I have used this system for a child in pre-school/daycare through Middle School (so far) and it works with minimal adaptation. I have found that having the following tabs, gives me a place for everything:
- Classroom (Elementary)/Grade Level (Middle School)
- Account Information
- Parent Group
Tips for Maintaining the School year Binder Process
- In a hurry? Slide the paper into the binder without punching holes. It's STILL in one place, so you know where to find it.
- Keep a sheet with your child's important numbers and contact information for all those forms you need to fill out the first week of school. Easy reference for each child.
- At the end of the school year, clean out your binders and get them set up for the next year. As papers or emails arrive over the summer, you have a home to put them away.
What's your top Back-to-School Organization tip?
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