Parent Communication Organization

Just stopping by this Sunday to share with ya'll how I organize my parent communications binder.
It's good practice to keep all your parent communications in one location. No searching or digging through files. You just never know when you may need documentation on a moments notice. It also makes phone calls more efficient. When I have to make a phone call, I can quickly and easily grab my binder and record all important info {who I spoke with, the date and the topic/reason for the call}.
I found these great little printables last year...it has student info on one side and a parent communication log on the other. {student info is blurred out, for obvious reasons}
 
I picked up this amazing freebie from Kathy's TpT store. She recommended printing front/back on cardstock and she was so right! I use these so often that the cardstock is a must!
 
I also keep field trip permission slips, photo release forms or other small signed slips in a handy divider pocket. I find it so much easier than file folders or in a basket waiting to be filed. I always keep these little guys until the end of the year for easy reference if needed.
Also...
Something I've done for years is have parents sign & return their child's mid-term reports.
This isn't required by our school, but I like to be safe.
 I keep these filled away in my binder. This is my proof that parents did know their child's grade prior to report cards. Having these in my binder have saved my rear end once or twice. I have a divider for each quarter to keep things tidy.
 
You can pick up my binder covers {here} and get your parent communications {and other binders} organized too!
 
Now I'm off to enjoy the gorgeous fall weather here in Florida!
Link up and share what works in your room!


 

22 comments

  1. Looove the organizing!! Thanks for the new ideas!
    Amy Howbert

    Little Miss Organized
    amyhowbert1@gmail.com

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  2. I have parents sign EVERYthing... you just never know!!
    ❤Teri
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

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  3. Ooo I like this! I'm going to try making one for myself now. Thanks!

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

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  4. I love this idea! I'm off to get a pretty new binder!
    Ѽ Lori
    Teaching With Love and Laughter
    luvyorkies@gmail.com

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  5. Wonderful idea!! Thanks for linking up :)

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  6. I am a huge binder organizer! I do something similar. But I never thought to use card stock! I use a pocket divider for each kiddo to keep notes from home it etc. I love it! Thanks so much for sharing. I am your newest follower!
    Hilary
    Second Grade is Out of This World

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  7. This is a wonderful tip!! Your blog is very adorable too!! We're your newest followers! -Jackie and Danielle-
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  8. I also print all emails from parents and keep in my parent communication binder.

    Love your blog we are your newest followeres.

    Kelly and Damien

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  9. I need to be better about this . . . your cute binder makes me want my own so thanks for inspiring me! :)

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