This became a very helpful resource for the following school year as I wouldn't have to remember everything because it was all written down for me! I would simply go through my checklist and make any edits necessary for the upcoming school year and then check them off as I accomplished them. It also helped me gauge how much I had left to do so I could pick away at tasks over the summer and not get bogged down with to dos in August.
I put together this simple beginning of the year checklist freebie for you all with spaces for 100 to dos! I included an editable version so you can type your to dos and save them each year. I recommend doing a "Save As" with each new school year (ie: 2013 Beginning of the Year Checklist). I also found it helpful to be detailed in my to dos (ie: Make manila envelopes for Mail [10" x 13" clasp envelopes], write students' names on them, laminate, and paste comments page on them.). This way I would remember EXACTLY how I did things from year to year and wouldn't have to rely on my not so reliable memory. I hope this will be a helpful tool for you. Praying you have a wonderful school year!