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Back to School Calendar Tip

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WOW – It is back to school all over my Facebook status updates this morning.  It seems strange to me, as my kids don’t go back for another couple of weeks.

I just got through inputting all the important school days to note in my personal calendar.  Here’s what I do:

  • I create a reoccurring event for each school day.  For many online calendars, you can create a daily, weekly or monthly event.  I prefer to show each day that my kids are in school so I can visually see when they are actually in school.   Because my sons are at different levels, they have different times and dates – I like to create a separate event on each day for each boy and color code them.
  • I then go back and adjust for early release days and delete all the non-school days, Christmas and Spring breaks.  Again, I like to be able to visually see nothing on a specific day.

I personally find it easier to plan any appointments and meetings while looking at where the kids are scheduled to be.  This takes a lot of the thinking out of things while I am planning.

You might prefer to do it the other way around – where you keep all the regular school days blank and make a note of the special ones and non-school days.

The important thing to remember is – put something in your calendar.  Do it now – while back to school stuff is fresh in your mind and things aren’t too hectic yet.  It is a year’s worth of dates to note, yet only takes a few minutes to do.

Best of luck to everyone who started school last week, today or within the next couple weeks.  Hope this year brings lots of success.


Author: amymunns

Finding more minutes in your day. Specializing in time management, goal setting, prioritizing tasks for small business, busy professionals and active families.

One thought on “Back to School Calendar Tip

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