This blog post was sponsored by SignUp.com, but all opinions are my own. Not to mention I LOVE this parenting resource.
As a busy working mom, there was always something I dreaded about my kids’ classrooms.
The paper sign up sheet.
The Grandparents Tea.
Chaperones for field trips.
Refreshments for the classroom party.
Teacher Appreciation Week.
I was usually the last to sign up on the list (meaning I was stuck with the option that nobody else wanted) and the first to forget what I signed up for!
Now, SignUp.com makes it SO EASY for all moms to be back-to-school heroes by making it simple to make commitments and keep them.
It is the absolute easiest way to organize classroom events and activities.
Bid adieu to the paper sign up sheet FOREVER and say hello to SignUp.com.
This resource is perfect for parents, teachers, community organizations, and religious groups to encourage enthusiasm and participation in events and is well suited for the parent who wears many different hats:
The homeroom parent who helps teachers by organizing classroom helpers, mystery readers, and classroom birthday celebrations.
The PTA leader who needs volunteers for school events including “Meet the Teacher” night, library helpers, car wash coordinators, and bake sale volunteers.
The fundraising mom who sets up school carnivals, auction baskets, 5k runs, and book fairs.
The social parent who arranges Girl Scouts and Eagle Scouts, bounce house parties, and “Moms Night Out.”
The frazzled mom who wants to be involved with her children at school but is also busy juggling several jobs and various responsibilities at home.
Arden and me on her first day of school last year- boo hoo!
Potluck dinners, prayer circles, parties, political rallies, and parent-teacher conferences could all benefit from a little SignUp.com
There is plenty of room for all types of parents to participate.
What I love best of all is that SignUp.com offers automated calendar sync and reminders to help busy parents remember what they signed up to do.
In other words, the event you sign up for will can go straight to the calendar on your phone if you want it to.
Founded in 2009 and formerly known as VolunteerSpot, people have used SignUp.com for every kind of activity that relies on successful group coordination, not just volunteering.
Best of all, this basic service is FREE, easy to use, and available to groups of all kinds and sizes. And you don’t need passwords that you’re going to forget anyway.
What I love about it is you don’t need to have to install software. This is entirely web-based where you can access your groups from your browser at any location.
SignUp.com allows you to say goodbye to annoying things like clipboards, spreadsheets, long chat-threads and reply-all e-mail chains about who is bringing what or doing what and when.
Cheers to making it easier to participate and enjoy the school year.