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Most Important Information to Keep for Kids


Paper clutter drives me crazy!!  Yikes!  It’s so easy for a stack of mail to turn into an avalanche of papers ready to take over my kitchen counter.  For my sanity, it’s important to tackle that stuff as it comes into my house or I get overwhelmed.  There is so much important information that we need to keep for our kids.  I like to have it in one place so that I can easily put my hands on it when it is needed.  And, if your kiddos are like mine, you are not told a form is needed until the day it is due.  It’s always helpful to know where to find it quickly.

The most efficient way to keep this organized is with a 3-ring binder and sheet protectors.  I keep most documents in their own individual sheet protectors.  However, I have also put folders with velcro flaps and binder holes in it as well.  These are useful to hold sports information that you do not access daily, multiple letters from teachers or awards, etc.  I also use these to group each school year’s report cards once the year is finished.  You can also add tabs and cover sheets to each section if you find this helpful.


Most Important Information to Keep for your Kids Binder 



  • Immunization Records (updated with print out from the doctor’s office yearly) 
  • School Physical Form (or copy) and Athletic physical form 
  • School Dental Form (or copy) 
  • Medical Summaries from yearly check-ups or from special visits requiring follow-up care 
  • Report Cards (printed from school website if electronic) 
  • Letters from Teachers 
  • Awards and Recognition 
  • Sports/Activities contact information, league info., etc.  
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