Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to make sure all health forms are returned, permission slips signed, and drop-offs/pickups coordinated.
You may select any calendar, reminder system, or notepad to complete this task. However, we strongly recommend the following.
Erin Condren Jumbo Calendar
Backed with a sturdy piece of acrylic, the calendar ($40) hangs on the wall or sits on a counter propped up by a plate stand. Personalize it with your name and family pics; use colorful reminder stickers (date night, no school, hair appointment) to keep things on track.
Susy Jack Notes Mouse Pad
You’re online ordering winter pj’s when you remember you need milk — a natural mom-brain connection. Thankfully, a notepad is always at your fingertips, courtesy of a mouse pad ($9) that doubles as a to-do list. It’s a multifunctional solution for a multitasking mom.
Russell + Hazel Signature Binder and Files
Think of them as Trapper Keepers for the carpool set. The three-ring accessories ($14-$60) can be organized to house class lists, emergency contact info, extracurricular schedules, and school calendars, as well as homework, projects, and report cards.
If you do not get organized, your home will self-destruct in one month. Welcome back to school.
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Bloomingdale’s Back-to-School Fashion Show
What: Watch mini models walk the runway and stock up on threads from lines like Lilly Pulitzer and Burberry.
Why: Buy your bookworm’s BTS outfit and get two tickets to Fernbank Museum of Natural History’s NatureQuest exhibit (while supplies last).
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; fashion show, 1 p.m.
Where: Lenox Square, 3393 Peachtree Rd. NE, 3rd flr. (404-495-2800).
The Story of Frog Belly Rat Bone
What: A boy learns the true value of friendship in the musical adaptation of Timothy Basil Ering’s book.
Why: Take a pair of new or gently used kicks (all sizes, all styles) to donate to the shoe drive.
When: Thurs. & Fri., 10 a.m. & noon; Sat., 11 a.m., 1 & 3 p.m.; Sun., 1 & 3 p.m.
Where: Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St. NW, Midtown. Tickets at 404-873-3391 or online at tickets.puppet.org. Adults and children, $16.50.
What: Twist tissue paper into colorful blossoms at the free drop-in activity (ages 3-12).
Why: Easy enough for the smallest of niños.
When: Sat., noon-3 p.m.
Where: Buckhead Branch Library, 269 Buckhead Ave. NE (404-814-3500).
Photos: Courtesy of Erin Condren; Courtesy of Blue Sky; Courtesy of Russel + Hazel