Friday, January 4, 2013

Primary Presidency Planner

2014 PRIMARY PRESIDENCY PLANNER NOW AVAILABLE {HERE}

MORE LDS PRINTABLES {HERE}



I'm so excited about this printable!!!

{My poor husband... I've made him listen to me and look at it all week!}

This is the first planner/calendar I've designed and it certainly won't be the last!  I specifically created this one for Primary Presidencies to use each month as they plan, organize and juggle all of their responsibilities.  After digging through a year's worth of meeting agendas and notes (and consulting with some super cool people)... I began sketching the layout last October and am THRILLED it's finally ready!!  I have tweaked, adjusted, fixed, fussed and redone it until it was perfect.  Well... perfect for how I think about, organize my thoughts and manage my calling in Primary and I hope it works for many of you too.  I've been super excited to share it on my blog - and even more excited to give it to my Presidency this weekend!


Here's how it works... each month has a two page planning spread and I've hopefully made a space for nearly every aspect of running an efficient Primary. Everything from staying on top of baptisms and advancements to specific needs in classes, Cub Scouts, Activity Days and music.  There's even a reminder to turn in expenses, a spot to record who/what to pray for, thoughts/ideas for the current month, and plans for next.  Monthly scriptures and themes + Sharing Time assignments, to do lists and more.  There is also an annual calendar in the front, with mini monthly calendars on each 2 page spread for easy reference.  I added several blank pages to the end before I had mine bound to make extra space for general notes, planning and special projects.

Take care when you print as you'll need to print double sided for it to function like a planner.  When you hit print, look through your print options/properties and choose double sided or duplex printing.  Your printer will print odd pages first, prompt you to reload the printed paper, then will print even pages on the back.  I kept the cover page as a separate document so it wouldn't confuse the printer.  I printed the inside pages all on regular white paper, but printed the cover sheets on card stock.  I cut out the cover image, then mounted it on turquoise card stock and laminated for durability  I have a plain laminated turquoise sheet as the back cover as well.  You could also just double side print the planner pages and punch for a binder.

And yes.  I am a freak and it coordinates with all of my other printables for 2013 Primary.  
By the way, lots of pins and kind comments make it fun for me to continue creating and sharing. ;)

Download the cover sheets HERE | Download the planner pages HERE

NOW AVAILABLE IN SPANISH HERE!!

Other 2013 Primary Printables you might also like...

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DISCLAIMER... I SPENT HOURS AND HOURS DESIGNING THIS PRINTABLE TO FIT MY NEEDS AND SIMPLY DECIDED TO SHARE IT PUBLICLY ON MY BLOG. I AM IN NO WAY SAYING THIS IS HOW YOU SHOULD RUN YOUR PRIMARY AND AM UNABLE TO MAKE CHANGES OR MODIFICATIONS TO FIT INDIVIDUAL NEEDS.  THANK YOU FOR UNDERSTANDING.

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89 comments:

Liz Rose said...

This is absolutely AMAZING!!!!! Thank you, thank you, I'm pining, sharing it right now!
Thank you for your time and talents--I don't think you'll ever know how many people look and use your beautiful work.

Lots of love from CA

Jen said...

This makes me miss being in the presidency!! DANG!! SUPER CUTE AND SO ORGANIZED!! I can't wait to see what other planners you have up your sleeve!!

DeeAnn Lancaster said...

You're actually making me want to be in the Primary Presidency again and I've been out of Primary for years! ;)

Linda Dyches said...

These make me want to be in a Primary presidency...almost. :-)

Kristi said...

That is awesome! And I am a primary president :o) Thank you!

Becky aka tata! said...

Colette this is fantastic! This would be perfect for YW as well, which I would love to have! You are so kind and generous to share so much of your hard work and talent with us!!

Robbie said...

What a Labor of Love. I am the Primary Pres in my Ward and going to make these up for my Presidency. Thank You for so generously Sharing of Your Time and Talent with all of Us. I was also so excited to find your 2013 Door Signs. You're Awesome!!

Mary said...

What a wonderful idea! You did a fabulous job! Now...just do one for Relief Society :) Thank you for your efforts and for sharing it!

Anonymous said...

Colette...You are amazing and this book is amazing...thanks for sharing your genius!

The Rocks said...

AMAZING!!!!!! We just had a presidency meeting tonight and I am so going to share these next time we meet! Thanks for sharing this with us!

Erin Ropelato said...

Wow! This looks amazing! I am a stake Primary President and I need to find a way to use this planner for sure!
Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talents with the rest of us!!

ghward09 said...

This is amazing! Love it and I am so excited to use it! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

AMAZING! love love love it! Thank you so much for sharing.

Kellie said...

You are simply fabulous! Thank you for all your hard work!

Clairendelle said...

Thank you so much!
I just came back from Officemax just in the nick of time. We're having our breakfast planning meeting tomorrow and I have all of these printed out and ready. Thank you again!

xo, Claire

Emily said...

Very cute and fun. I'm not a Primary President but I think I can still put it to use, I've taken up the calendar journal idea this year, might use it for that! Thanks for sharing.

Karen Beagles said...

You are so amazing! I love your stuff! You are so sweet to share so much with us! Thank you, thank you, thank you! <3

Amanda said...

Holy cow--this is INCREDIBLE! You are awesome!!! I can't wait to print these out! (I have to finish my bulletin boards first--ha ha!)

Laura said...

Just printed these to give to my Presidency on Sunday! So excited! Super cute and even better, they have everything we need to stay organized! Thank you so much for all your hard work.... LOVE IT!

Amy Bateman said...

This is awesome! Too bad I just got released as President a couple months ago. This would have made my crazy life a bit more organized on the Primary front.

Merry said...

Colette, this idea is wonderful and you did a great job of putting this together! And you've offered this for free, what a gift! I too would love to have one for YW- in all your spare time of course! Ha thanks for all you do to help us out :)

Laura Joyce said...

As a primary president, I can attest to how helpful this is. THank you so much!

Brandi Sorensen said...

This is AMAZING! I too would love one for YW! or maybe even an editable page that we can use as a template that we could edit and do the changing ourselves? I am now a fan and am following you on pointerest and FB too :) Thanks for sharing your talents!!

Holly and little people said...

This is just amazing. I am the Primary President, and I hope to be a lot more organized this year, especially with this planner. I was wondering if it would be all right if I made a few slight modifications to the pages myself: made a spot for the weekly sharing time theme/lesson, probably in the "To do" spot. I am in a very small branch, our Primary is the biggest group in everyone, 12 kids and only 3 teachers (myself and my counselors) so this is just amazing for us. Thanks again for sharing!

Diane's Photography said...

This printout is fantastic, you are super tallented lady! Thank you for sharing, it will be put to good use!
Diane

Shauna said...

WOW! Love this! Too bad I'm not in primary. I am in the YW's. Any chance you could put one together for YW's? I just read through the comments and it looks like there are many others wanting it too. Your work is beautiful! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Thank you soooo much for sharing your talent. You are a life saver.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your generosity in sharing your talents. I love this stuff and I never have time to do it myself so it is so appreciated.

Jen said...

Thanks so much! I just got called to be the secretary, this helps so much!

Anonymous said...

It's beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

This ia an amazing tool you have provided. I have served in the primary presidency as 2nd counselor for 2 years and was called as president 4 months ago. My goal was to be more organized this year and your beautiful planner will assist me tremendously. Thank you so much for sharing it!

Anonymous said...

Amazingly wonderful!!!! Thank you so much was recently called as primary president! This will help our presidency meetings be so much more effective!!!! Thank you! :D

Dani Queiroz de Souza said...

Loved it! Loved it! It's perfect!! Any chance of you doing it in Portuguese? I could help you with the translation!!!
Hugs from Brazil
Dani
dani-bv@hotmail.com

Jeana said...

I love this but since I am not in Primary I sent your link to all my friends that are.
I wish you had a RS one That I would print off and use for sure.

Jaylynn Laub said...

Amazing!!This will help me more than you even know!

Charmaine said...

Perfect!! Thank you so much. Can't wait to get started.

Cheeri said...

Wow! You included everything. Thank you so much! This will help me be much more organized this year.

Britt Ellsworth said...

I am possibly the least organized Primary President that has ever been called, but this is something that will change my life!! THANK YOU from the BOTTOM of my cluttered HEART!! You are so incredibly talented and are so generous to share your AMAZING creation with us!!

Aisserf said...

Wow Colette you are amazing... for your hard work and wanting to share it with the rest of us. Please know that we all appreciate what you do, everywhere in the world!

Lots of love from Nicaragua :)

Anonymous said...

Holy cow.....you are AMAZING!!! I wish I had half the talent you have. Thank you, thank you, thank you SO much for sharing everything with us!

Anonymous said...

Thank you .... thank you from the Primary Presidency in San Pedro Ca. Heavenly Father has really blessed you with this gift and we thank you for sharing a piece with us !!!!! Super amazing super talented .... thank you for your hours of labor and love on our behalf !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

adoray said...

Thank you sooo much for making this! I am only 2 yrs as the primary pres and I still can't get orginazed. This will help out so much!

Nikki said...

Thank you so much for sharing your talent with others not so fortunate in this area. I was just called to be the Primary President and I need this so much.

Genny said...

I am in LOVE with this! What a fantastic idea!

Now one request for you...like you, I am OCD about things matching! So here is my request...a piece of stationary using the same background and elements, with I Am A Child of God on the top. We need something for our spotlight. We are doing a different kind of spotlight in our Primary this year. Each week we choose one child who will come to the front and be showered with compliments - one from the presidency, one from their parent, and 3 from children in the primary (We are trying to teach the children how to love and appreciate each other since they are all children of God). We are then going to write down their compliments and give it to them to keep, and of course I want something cute to write them on! If you don't have time I totally understand, just thought i'd throw it out there!

The Shoopman Family said...

I love this so much!! I'm the YW Secretary in my ward, I think you should make you specifically for Young Womens ;) That would be SO awesome!

Jordan Smith said...

Thank you so much for sharing. I am a new President and this just seemed perfect for the new year. I got them printed and bound for my counselors. I can't wait to be so organized this year!

Trevor and Tara Wilde said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you! You are truly an amazing and talented woman! Thank you for being willing to share this with others!

NICOLE said...

I am curious if you have the bookmarks in black and white? I love the colors, but it would be nice if we could get more to a page and in black and white for printing on colored cardstock. I have a primary of 150 kids and printing only 4 to a page is just not an option. (I have tried combining two printed pages, but printing in black and white makes the yellow type invisible.) Please consider it? Thank you!

Colette said...

Hi, Genny... what a cute idea!! Can't say it'll happen quick, but I definitely put it on my list. A coordinating stationary or spotlight sheet is a fantastic idea!

Courtney said...

awesome awesome awesome! thank you!

Brandi Sorensen said...

For all you YW leaders looking for something like this, check out http://www.lds-yw.com/html/mutual_theme.html
I haven't seen them yet, but my friend says that they love them in her ward yw presidency. And the cost is well worth it

Jessica said...

I'm SO glad I found your planner! Our new presidency needs something to help keep us organized and this is PERFECT!! I'm excited to start following you on Pinterest to see what you do next :)

MotherMonkee said...

Thank you for sharing!! I LOVE it!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your talent. I was called as Primary President for our little Branch and so excited for new things to do and use for our Branch. THanks again. Becky from Canada

Anonymous said...

Thanks!! Love it! Uploading to kinkos as we speak!

holly said...

thank you! Just what an unorganized person like me needs...

Anonymous said...

thanks so much! this is so creative and cute.

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Marcela said...

thanks so much, for spanish!!!!!!

Jodi Davis said...

Thank you so much! This will definitely help to keep me organized this year!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing your talents!! You have blessed many people.

mel said...

AWE-SOME! Thanks so much.

mel said...

AWE-SOME! Thanks so much.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this wonderful organizer.

Crystal Stary said...

Thank you so much!! I have been looking for something like this for a while now.

Anonymous said...

I was just called as my ward's Primary President, and was a little overwhelmed by all the stuff I need to keep straight! Then I found your presidency planner--and now I'm A LOT less overwhelmed knowing that it's all there for me each month! Thank you so much for 'donating' the time (I'm sure it was significant!) to design this resource, and to make it available for free. :)

Taffy said...

Thank you! Thank you for sharing your talents! Love the pages.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all your hard work. The planner is very well-organized with spaces for all the components that we need to think about in order to do our callings.

The Rambows said...

I have to add my THANKS! This is SOOO AMAZING!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!

Kim said...

I love this so much!!! I told everyone today how much I appreciate people who make amazing things and are willing to share them. THANK YOU!!

Jenny said...

This is so awesome!!! :) thank you SO much!!!

Anonymous said...

AMAZING!!! THanks for sharing this with us! I L O V E it!!

Emily said...

Thanks! But I can't get it to print. What am I doing wrong?

Emily said...

Never mind. Totally got it to print. Thanks so much!! You are very creative!

Anonymous said...

Thank you sooo much for these printables. What an excellent way to keep organized as a presidency. I hope you plan on making one for next year, too!!

Alyssa said...

This planner has helped us stay so organized this year. Thank you for sharing your talents with the rest of us! Will there be a 2014 planner coming out too? :)

Beck said...

I just got called as Primary President this last Sunday, and was feeling overwhelmed, but this helps so much!!! THANK YOU!

Colette said...

I'm not necessarily promising... but it's highly likely I'll update the format to fit 2014's themes and scriptures. ;) Watch for the new version sometime later this Fall.

Amy said...

WOW! I just found this and I am super duper excited!! Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us! And i'm seeing you're considering updating for 2014. That would be AMAZING!! Thank you so much!!

Debra said...

I serve as a Stake Primary president and have found your primary planner an invaluable part of planning my month and keeping track of the wards and branches I am responsible for.
Just bought your normal planner for personal use and I am thrilled.
Thank you for sharing your talents and for helping me be more organised.

Colette said...

Thank you, Debra!! Your comment made my day! 2014 Primary Planner coming soon, probably by the end of the month. ;)

Anonymous said...

Absolutely Amazing!!! - THANK YOU so much for your effort and service - I cant wait for 2014 planner!! much love all the way from New Zealand!
Tia

heather said...

I just found your blog! Wish I had found you at the beginning of 2013. Your Primary Planner is amazing. Hope to see a version for 2014.

The Owens said...

How awesome are you?!?!?! SO AWESOME! I would love to be able to print these for my presidency for 2014!!! Can't wait to see them!!
Much love

Anonymous said...

Hope to see a 2014
Thank you

Cara Fish said...

As the year rolls to an end, I want to tell you how amazing this planner was for us. As the Secretary, I made 4 for us and we have each used one during each meeting, etc. I want to thank you for your time. MUCH appreciated.

Colette said...

Thanks for all your kind compliments! :) 2014 is done, I just need to print, take pictures and get the post ready. Look for it later this week!

Colette said...

2014 now available... read the post below for more info:

http://mycomputerismycanvas.blogspot.com/2013/10/2014-lds-primary-presidency-planner.html

Thanks!!
Colette

Anonymous said...

Colette,

I just want to thank you so much for making these and sharing these. My presidency really loved them and we also have a Spanish branch so the Spanish version would be awesome! Thank you for using your wonderful talents to help your fellow sisters. May you be blessed in the new year.
Thank you,
Sister Smith