One of the first things I scheduled for August was face to face’s with three pretty important groups of people.
I used Canva to create invites to each of these “events”, which now that I am actually USING it, have decided it may be my new principal best friend. You can create flyers, facebook covers, invitations, etc. It is classy, EASY, and I can customize it in oh so many ways. I’ve already got some GREAT ideas to create graphics for my weekly staff Smore, 🙂 AND did I mention it’s free??
First, my office staff. I decided to have them all over for a “grill and chill”. Just an easy casual night of fun and fellowship where our families can meet and mingle. We’re going to grill chicken, hot dogs, hamburgers, and just hang out. I want them to see me as a mom & wife, as well as their new principal.
Second, our PTA board. There is nothing better than a big’ol group of moms who WANT to be involved in our campus! I have heard so many great things about our PTA so I want to meet these women who are behind the scenes making it all happen. Knowing that I love a good “theme” I decided to have “Teatime with Teamann“. We are going to have specially ordered cookies, mini cupcakes, and of course, tea.
Lastly, our leadership team. We have team leaders and PLC leaders that I can’t wait to get to know. Their input and perspective will be most important as we finalize our PD plans.
I’m hoping this day will be full of conversations, insights, and action steps for our 15-16 school. I still haven’t decided on an all-encompassing “theme” but maybe it will come out of our work & learn session!
Do you have any new communication tools that you are using? If you need something “new”, I think Canva could be your new go to!