Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Event Envelope

Years ago I threw sign up sheets away. You know the struggle of a student signs up so his 18 buddies sign up then student changes his mind and crosses off his name then the domino effect.
I got tired of that. I also got tired of kids looking first before deciding to go. Be a leader and sign your name up! The kids aren't broke but the system is.

So I came up with the envelope system. When we have events students register or sign up either online or by using the event envelope. It is a great way to keep track of the cash but also a way of getting information and keeping a list of who is going with better accuracy. Students can also take the envelope home to remind them to bring their money the next week. Perhaps you have done similar?


Rick Nier said...

I know this is ridiculously late to be commenting on a blog, but if you see this comment, would you tell me where/how you got these envelopes made and how much? Thanks!

Andy Lawrenson said...

Hey Rick!
What I did was created the template and then took it to a local print shop and had them do a case of envelopes for me. I can't remember how much they cost, it was a while ago but we still have plenty of envelopes.

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