I make sure that a fire drill is practiced with the class early in the very first week of school. With them all being new to school, I want to ensure that they know what to do, so they will not be traumatized by either a drill or the real thing. Later in the year, subsequent new children will follow their more experienced classmates, but those initial February babes don't have that benefit.
As part of the social club, I spare-headed the organisation of the Willowbank Father's Day Breakfast. I coordinated with a committee that consisted of 1 teacher per team. These teachers then feed decisions back to their teams. I made announcements in staff meetings over several weeks and met with the bursar to arrange the ordering of sausages and other items. Though this process I also updated the google docs to reflect current decisions and actions.
The morning was very successful, despite it being a cold and wet early spring morning. Fortunately the rain stopped long enough for the paper airplane competition to go ahead.
Forever curious, always learning, deep thinking teacher. I am a Year 5 teacher this year and am enjoying the transition after 3 years with New Entrants.