and I needed to organize my "office" and e-mail accounts. (yes, plural. an ungodly amount of plural.)
The e-mail is fairly easy, I just rename the old school folders with the year and school, delete the ones that won't be needed again, and start a new folder for this year so I can keep track of all home-school communication and have a record.
...as for the "office"?
This one is sooooo hard! Have I mentioned how much I hate paperwork? I need things. filing systems such. I don't even know. I need that lady from neat. yeah, she'd know what to do. something. right now, I have 3 areas where school papers are stored. and yes, it's embarrassing but I'm showing you anyway.
I hate paper. with a passion. but schools love it. and, it's a necessary evil. Gotta have documentation, right? Of what? I don't know. but everyone wants documentation of something. "Pics or it never happened." I need to get this mess under control before they start sending more.
The first thing I did was gather up things in the house that I could use in my space. I want it to feel good, I want it to make me smile, I want to want to spend time there, I want everything I need close at hand. I raided my husband's office and took what I wanted. because it's like that. No, really, he said I could because I was getting my crap out of his office, too.
In the school e-mail box, I have all of the kids' contact information.
Principals, Assistant principals, counselors, nurses, teachers, therapists...
you name it, they're there. I'll add more as I get new information.
Calm down, not their personal accounts. The middle school principal now has a twitter account for the middle school. so does the superintendent. The SSD has a Facebook page, the elementary has a Facebook page for their parent/teacher organization...
...Not that I don't check personal accounts for public info as soon as I get a name. I totally do. Sorry, but I have to know I'm not sending my kid out to a van with a predator or off with some crazy person. School staff can be crazy. I know, I have friends. friends that work in schools. and I hear them talk about co-workers. Well, not MY kids' staff but someone's staff. whatever. moving on...
I totally misspelled coffee. kids' fault and I'm too lazy to fix it.
Alex's stuff is still a mess, I got frustrated and just threw it all in there.
Still to go-
6 weeks- buy backpacks
organize Walter's room
Alex- write introduction to teacher
5 weeks- buy shoes for Thing2 and Walter
organize Goofy's room
Goofy- write introduction to teacher/ packet
4 weeks- buy shoes Alex and Goofy
3 weeks- buy personal supplies, alarm clocks
2 weeks- hair cuts Thing 2 and Walter
1 week- school supplies
0 weeks- hair cuts Alex and Goofy