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Start a family calendar in a common area where all family members can write down their activities...
By Marian Wilde
To make the best use of your time and keep life from being harried, think about priorities for family members and then schedule them into the week.
Determine how much time you can give to the school each month as a volunteer and an involved parent: in the classroom, on field trips, for fundraising events, and on school-wide committees.
Start a family calendar in a common area where each family member can have their activities written down.
Everyone will feel better if transportation to and from school is addressed well before the start of the school year, particularly if your child is taking the bus.
Most after-school care arrangements must be made months ahead, frequently in the winter or spring before your child starts school. As the school year approaches, however, it's a good idea to confirm your plans.
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