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Phillymack Sun 01-Nov-20 16:42:47

Does anyone know of a service that provides help to working parents specifically just with kids parentmail / necessities for the coming week etc? A kind of daily summary of what they will need instead of the parent having to wade through 10 parent mails a day?

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KindergartenKop Sun 01-Nov-20 17:41:00

I just put reminders in my Google calendar.

BefuddledPerson Sun 01-Nov-20 17:43:37

What age are your children? If secondary I expected them to manage it. If primary I would go through everything on Friday for next week.

Phillymack Sun 01-Nov-20 18:38:37

Thanks for your response. Mine are secondary and primary and of course the secondary one mostly looks after herself and the other x2 are much more involved. But as a working parent I feel over-whelmed by the thousands of messages / Whatsapps and if you only go through it once a week - don't you miss stuff mid week that's suddenly sprung on your by the school?! Maybe your school is better with their comms than mine! x

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Bbub Sun 01-Nov-20 18:44:19

It sounds like you would need to hire a virtual PA or admin assistant if you want someone to check these things for you. I don't know about any apps or anything..

I sympathise I struggle to keep up sometimes. Just realised there's a teacher training day tomorrow and I had no idea

LittleBearPad Sun 01-Nov-20 18:46:47

Just put stuff in your calendar as and when it comes in / you first see it.

The WhatsApp’s can’t be official and usually relate to Millie losing another cardigan so just read them every so often

hopeishere Sun 01-Nov-20 18:48:23

Really? How many messages to you get??!

I put stuff in my work calendar to keep track as it's the one I look atone. Other stuff I try action asap.

If you're that busy I'd not bother with unofficial channels like mum's WhatsApps. I had 2/3 mum friends and we would remind each other of important stuff.

BefuddledPerson Sun 01-Nov-20 20:11:11

I would suggest leaving any WhatsApp groups and only bothering with official letters/emails.

Nothing is very important tbh, I put two pound coins permanently in their bag in case I forgot any charity things, didn't bother much with dress up days, and just quizzed the kids a lot about what was coming up.

Some schools are worse than others though.

BernadetteRostankowskiWolowitz Sun 01-Nov-20 20:12:57

I've got two kids most of the way through primary and seriously do not find (as a working parent myself) any issues in this area.

We get a letter out at the start of each term with important dates (which I add to my work outlook).

We get a text the day before any of them as a reminder.

That's it.

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