SignUpGenius is a free online tool that organizes group sign up lists. There are so many uses for this tool including organizing classroom parties, field trips, and parent conferences. One of the great features of SignUpGenius is the ability to limit the number of volunteers bringing certain items. For example, we have all had those classroom events where you end up with a ton of soda and cookies and nothing else. Using SignUpGenius you can list the items you need and the amount of that item. Once something has been taken, no one else can sign up for that item. This eliminates a surplus of sugary sweets or parents signing up for the same conference time.
Another great feature of SignUpGenius is the automatic email reminder. No more emailing parents to remind them of a conference or what they signed up to bring to a classroom party, the SignUpGenius does it automatically.