Supplies are purchased, backpacks are packed, lunches are made…some parents would call this the best time of the year, and why not? The back-to-school season is the time of year when we all get the chance to make a fresh start and resolve to make this the absolute best year yet.
While we can’t help you with all your school year resolutions, we can help you get back-to-school ready and keep you organized (and productive) all year long:
Keep Class Lists Organized
You may only be enjoying the first few days of a new school year, but chances are you are already knee-deep in paper. Ringya lets you turn your child’s paper class list into a smart, organized mobile list (Ring), allowing you to easily get important contact information on your phone. A great Ringya feature is that in addition to searching the list by parent name, you can also search by child’s name. So, the next time you forget the name of Suzy’s mom, you can simply look it up in your Ring.
If you have multiple children in multiple classrooms be sure to create a Ring for each class. Thanks to our Contextual Caller ID, you will always know who is calling and from what class.
And if you need help getting started, we’ve thought of that as well. Check the Templates section in our website for school class templates.
Be the Best “Team Mom”
In addition to starting a new school year, your child may also be joining a new sports team. Quickly (and easily) upload your new team contact list to Ringya and share it with other parents. Running late to pick up Joey from practice? With just the touch of a button you can send the entire group a message you’re running late. Want to coordinate a team picnic after Saturday’s game? Use our Message Board feature to get everyone’s input.
If you are a parent volunteer, you know how hard it is to coordinate events and activities—especially if you are working with multiple committees and sub-committees. Create and share a Ring of your parent volunteer organization. You will be able to communicate with each committee or the entire group—making sure everyone is always on the same page. And, if a committee adds a new person, they can simply add the contact info to the shared Ring and the entire group will get the new info.
Share Resources with Friends
Instead of calling your friends every time you need a recommendation for a tutor or afterschool sitter, collaborate with them via Ringya. Ringya allows you to custom build your own lists and share them. When anyone adds to the list, the entire group gets the update. Create a family resource Ring, share it with your friends and never be without a good recommendation and contact info for a new piano teacher (or Spanish tutor, family photographer, etc.).