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4 Office-Appropriate Group Costume Ideas for Halloween

Halloween is one of the few holidays throughout the year where you can shrug off the seriousness of life and have fun for a day. Despite falling on a weekday, you can still have fun this year by dressing up with your coworkers and turning it into a themed holiday. With a little planning, time, and a small investment, you and your fellow office workers can make the most of working on Halloween and turn it into something fun while also getting work done.

office appropriate halloween

Let’s take a look at four great ideas that you and your coworkers can use as the basis for your costumes.

  1. Disney, Disney, Disney!

Disney has tons of different characters to choose from, so there will be no lack of choices. The main idea would be to dress up as different characters from different Disney movies. If you are feeling more creative, your group can choose an ensemble from one specific Disney movie and dress up as characters from that movie.

 

  1. Pick a Decade

This one can be really fun if you are willing to put the time and planning into it. You can separate the office into groups who all have to dress up in iconic fashion from that specific decade. Another idea would be to do the same groups, but choose iconic movies or shows from that decade and dress up as the characters.

 

  1. Horror Characters

This follows the same pattern as the rest, but everyone dresses up as the same character. For example, everyone shows up to the office dressed as Freddy Krueger. You can even make a competition out of it and someone can win an award for the best rendition.

 

  1. Living Art

This one could be really interesting because it leaves a lot of room for getting creative. The idea would be to pick out different works of art and dressing up as the subjects of that art to make the pieces come alive. You can choose one piece if the group is small enough, or a bunch of different works of art.

Picking out a costume for your group is probably the hardest part of the whole process, but once all is said and done, you and your coworkers will have a lot of fun working together. You may actually be glad Halloween is on a weekday this year.

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PaperCut’s Streamlined Process for Educators and Students

Working with PaperCut software from Caltronics helps cut down costs for printing supplies by integrating the printing system into one easy program that can be monitored for use. However, this is just one part of PaperCut that makes it convenient for the administrator to track usage. PaperCut also comes with a ton of features that make it user-friendly for the people who will use it for day-to-day assignments, such as teachers and students.

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How Does PaperCut Help Students and Teachers?

The following are just some ways that PaperCut can help students and teachers track their projects and paper usage.

  1. User-Specific Printing

One way that PaperCut helps with organization is through user tracking. For example, at your school, each student is sure to have an ID. PaperCut can be securely linked to their student ID to allow them to have their own queue where they can track how much they are printing and the projects they need to have printed. You can even set specific parameters for each user such as how much a student can print versus how much a teacher can print.

 

  1. Security

When printing on a global printer, such as one in the school library, a lot of mix-ups can happen where one student will get the documents and papers of another. The user-specific printing process is secure and safe, meaning that anything that is printed out will only be printed by the user who requested it.

 

  1. Device Integration

One of the most convenient things about PaperCut comes from its global device integration. That means a variety of printers can be used on one global queue. The user can send a printing project to the printer from any device, including mobile phones, tablets, and computers. Once the project is in the queue, the student can use their ID on any printer in the system to print out their project.

A User-Friendly Printing Management System

All of these qualities are just further conveniences added into PaperCut’s printing management system. Overall, PaperCut can help you sort out all your printing needs by streamlining the printing process for students, while also saving the school administration money on wasted resources.

How Caltronics and PaperCut Make Educators’ Lives Easier

Like any organization, schools have to operate on tight budgets. And you probably do not need to be told that school districts have their own unique challenges and quirks. This makes spending in public schools even more scrutinized and managed than almost anywhere else.

Caltronics Business Systems is aware of this fact and is dedicated to helping keep costs down in a variety of ways. One piece of software offered through their services is PaperCut. Below, you will see what PaperCut is and how it can help make your school better.

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What Is PaperCut?

PaperCut is a company with a suite of software products created to help any organization cut down on paper and become more knowledgeable about printer and copier use. They do this by giving administrators deeper access and control over printer usage. PaperCut constantly monitors printing from any device connected to the network anytime a copier is used. PaperCut also has software that can keep documents more secure.

How It Can Benefit Schools

Caltronics Business Systems can connect an entire school district or any individual school with the PaperCut software. This software will help ensure that printing is being utilized in an efficient manner. The quotas feature lets an administrator set how much printing can be done by a classroom (or other restrictions, like subject or group). It also prevents students from inappropriately taking advantage of printing by letting teachers approve any print job within the classroom.

Of course, the detailed reports that PaperCut offers ensures that your school will know exactly why and how printing is being used. Without this tracking information, there is no telling how much paper and ink is being wasted on unnecessary printing. Once the reports are acquired, you can work with Caltronics to get help understanding and analyzing the information.

Caltronics has been helping schools and countless other organizations with their business needs for decades. In addition to PaperCut, Caltronics offers a wide variety of other services that can help improve the productivity and connectedness of the school’s information technology. Just as importantly, they have a dedicated team of experts who are there when you need them as well. Give them a call if you are interested in learning more about PaperCut or any other business solution.