First off, congrats on your new position!
The following link has ways to handle students that are in trouble, strategies for handle your classroom, even tips on meeting the parents, etc. http://www.theteachersguide.com/ClassManagement.htm
Do you know what you are using as curriculum?
"Mysterg Egg" could be useful. Found at the classroom management tips section of the www.weareteachers.com site. Full URL is http://community.weareteachers.com/t5/Classroom-Management-Tips/idb-p/ClassroomManagementTips/status-key/TeacherTip
Check it out and see what you tihnk.