Blog | September Startup

September 05, 2014

September Startup

Welcome back! I hope you had a wonderful summer. It’s hard to get back into bells, hallways, and classrooms when you are still dreaming of long walks and barbeques with friends, but its true, it’s time to start thinking about yearbook.

To get started, do a quick review to see how you ended last year – find your files, make sure you have all your programs installed so you can hit the ground running. I know that IT departments like to clean house during the summer so you may have a bit of work to get everything just the way you like it.


  • Open and review your Yearbook Kit.
  • Take inventory of software and hardware for the year.
  • Finalize staff organization and responsibilities.
  • Review and finalize deadlines and delivery date.
  • Plan your yearbook marketing campaign.
  • Finalize theme and use throughout book.
  • Plan your page ladder and coverage idea.
  • Organize photographer and retake dates.

If you’re new to yearbook, talk to your Friesens Print Consultant or Customer Service Specialist.

They will be happy to help with adjusting your deadlines and building a submission strategy. These simple steps will help you get a handle on the process and make sure you get off to the right start!

Odia Reimer
Marketing Coordinator

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret to getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks and then starting on the first one. – Mark Twain