The holiday break is almost upon us. The last thing we want to suggest is more work for anyone, but there are a few very easy things you can do right now that will make January a little less hectic.

1. Send out a reminder for the January PTO meeting. Promise folks you’ll do something fun, like a trivia game with small prizes, to get people interested. 

2. Ask the principal if you can meet in early January to discuss the school’s 100th day celebration plans. Find out how your group can help. 

3. Schedule a leadership meeting for January. Bring together the board and committee chairs to discuss ways to increase involvement during the second half of the school year. 

4. Think about potential leader candidates for the 2015-16 school year (yes, now!). Jot down a few names and schedule a January board meeting to discuss transition plans. 

5. Take a quick look at the supply closet and schedule a time to order online or hit the stores early next month.