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February Planning Checklist

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What’s the sweetest gift you can give yourself this season? Less time planning and more time enjoying your events. February is the perfect month to hone in on your goals for the year. Use this guide to show all your commitments a little love.

Plan a Valentine’s Day Class Party
Finalize the details of your classroom party — and get ready for a sugar high! If you’re a class parent, send out a sign up to ask for snacks and treats as well as volunteers to help the party run smoothly. Want to go a step further? Organize a school fundraiser with these 20 ideas.
Start Planning: Beginning of the month (if you haven’t already)

Schedule Girl Scout Cookie Booths
Cookie sales are in full swing this month, so keep things organized by scheduling cookie booth shifts with an online sign up. Plus, use reporting tools to keep track of how many hours your scouts have volunteered so you can divvy up sales quickly and accurately.
Start Planning: Beginning of the month

Organize a Food Drive
After the rush of holiday donations slows, February is a great month to help food pantries replenish their supplies. You can set up shifts at local grocery stores, go door-to-door in your neighborhood (leaving bags and coming back another date) or set up a central drop-off location at your school, church or business. Genius Tip: Use these 25 tips to plan a successful food drive.
Start Planning: Beginning of the month

Organize a School Book Fair
The spring book fair will be here before you know it, and you don’t want to be scrounging for parent volunteers at the last minute. Start with these organizational ideas, and then create a sign upGenius Tip: You can even search our themes (branded logos) for Scholastic’s most recent book fair logos.
Start Planning: Beginning of the month

Plan Spring Theater Auditions
Break a leg! Coordinating theater auditions for the spring play or musical is much simpler with SignUpGenius. Potential cast members can sign up for audition slots — and even swap times if need be. Genius Tip: Once you’re past the audition phase, get inspiration with these ideas for running rehearsals and recruiting volunteers for the big show.
Start Planning: Beginning of the month

Throw a Read Across America Celebration
Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss! Celebrating the children’s book author on March 2 each year has become a tradition in American schools. Organize mystery readers with an online sign up, and try these 25 creative ideas with reading games, crafts and more.
Start Planning: Middle of the month

Coordinate Business Workshops
Your goals and budgets are set. Now it’s time to start executing and equip employees with the skills they need. Whether you’re planning an informal lunch and learn or a business seminar on a specific topic, it’s simple to keep track of participants with a sign up. Genius Tip: Help your employees work together effectively with these team-building ideas.
Start Planning: Throughout the month

Schedule Spring Parent Teacher Conferences
It’s almost time to touch base again about student performance if your school holds spring parent teacher conferences. Create your conference sign up as early as possible so all you have to do is hit send as the date gets closer. Genius Tip: If you’re a parent, review these 50 questions to ask at parent teacher conferences.
Start Planning: Mid-to-late month

Job Interviews
You’ll need more resources to hit all of your ambitious company targets this year. Keep employee interview schedules organized by creating an online sign up. You can even hide names on your sign up to protect the interviewee’s privacy.
Start Planning: Throughout the month

Give yourself the sweet gift of time this month. That’s priceless! 

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