Category: Newsletters for Parents

Parent Connection Newsletter ~ Issue #8

Issue #8

Are you interesting in sending a monthly newsletter to your parents? This one focuses on reading and writing and includes tips, resources, activities, and ways to get the reluctant reader reading. Parent Connection Newsletter ~ Issue #6

Farewell

I hope you enjoy Issue #8. This is the last newsletter of the school year. It contains things parents can do with their children over the summer.

Additional Resources

If you want to continue the tradition of sending newsletters to parents, you may like to explore some of these resources.

  • Education World has templates for each month. These download in Word. Each has a cute graphic related to the month. The template includes spaces for three headlines. A monthly calendar is also included.
  • If you are looking for some high quality newsletters, check out The Parent Institute. This website has a large variety of newsletters for sale.

 

I’ve decided to post these newsletters here each month for teachers would would like to send them home to their students. You can download a pdf version of the newsletter by clicking:

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Gay Miller

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Parent Connection Newsletter ~ Issue 7

Issue #7

Are you interesting in sending a monthly newsletter to your parents? This one focuses on reading and writing and includes tips, resources, activities, and ways to get the reluctant reader reading. Parent Connection Newsletter ~ Issue #6

I hope you enjoy Issue #7. One more newsletter will go out in April for the end of the school year. 

 

I’ve decided to post these newsletters here each month for teachers would would like to send them home to their students. You can download a pdf version of the newsletter by clicking:

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Gay Miller

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Parent Connection Newsletter ~ Issue #6

Issue #6

Are you interesting in sending a monthly newsletter to your parents? This one focuses on reading and writing and includes tips, resources, activities, and ways to get the reluctant reader reading. Parent Connection Newsletter ~ Issue #6

The Next Newsletters

I hope you enjoy Issue #6. My plan is to create two more to round at the school year. You can check back in March for Issue #7. 

 Are you looking for a great newsletter to send to parents each month? This one focuses on reading and writing and includes tips, resources, activities, and ways to get the reluctant reader reading.

I’ve decided to post these newsletters here each month for teachers would would like to send them home to their students. You can download a pdf version of the newsletter by clicking:

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Gay Miller

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Parent Connection Newsletter ~ Issue #5

Issue #5

Are you interesting in sending a monthly newsletter to your parents? This one focuses on reading and writing and includes tips, resources, activities, and ways to get the reluctant reader reading. Parent Connection Newsletter ~ Issue #5

Positive Feedback from Parents

This will make the fifth reading newsletter I’ve sent to parents. The feedback I’ve received has been extremely positive and encouraging. Here are some examples:

  • You have given us ideas to try that I would have never thought about. While simple these ideas are really working. Thank you for your time in creating these newsletters.
  • I love receiving the monthly newsletters. We look forward to trying something new each month.
  • I can’t tell you how much you have changed my child. He loves to read now. Your idea about reading words to songs was a real hit. We even have a weekly family karaoke night. It is a blast!

 

I’ve decided to post these newsletters here each month for teachers would would like to send them home to their students. You can download a pdf version of the newsletter by clicking:

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Gay Miller

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Parent Connection Newsletter ~ Issue #4

Issue #4

With this newsletter coming right before the Christmas holiday, I purposely tried to keep the activities light in Issue #4. I thought gifts that encourage writing would make great last minute stocking stuffers.

Are you interesting in sending a monthly newsletter to your parents? This one focuses on reading and writing and includes tips, resources, activities, and ways to get the reluctant reader reading. Parent Connection Newsletter ~ Issue #4

Christmas Library Fun

Our local library hosts a great Christmas event for students from about age 5 to 12. Students hear Christmas stories, make gingerbread houses, and play games. After researching, I discovered that many libraries do similar events during the holiday season.

Christmas Treat

Many families enjoy cooking together during the holidays. I really enjoyed making Christmas cookies with my boys when they were younger. Here is one of our favorites:

These chocolate dipped cookie are a favorite with my family.

I hope you and your family have a wonder holiday season.

 

I’ve decided to post these newsletters here each month for teachers would would like to send them home to their students. You can download a pdf version of the newsletter by clicking:

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Gay Miller

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Parent Connection Newsletter ~ Issue #3

Issue #3

Are you interesting in sending a monthly newsletter to your parents? This one focuses on reading and writing and includes tips, resources, activities, and ways to get the reluctant reader reading. Parent Connection Newsletter ~ Issue #3

Creating Storybooks

This month one of the major units we are covering in class is writing narratives. I decided to encourage writing at home by listing websites where students can create storybooks. It is a great time of the year to have students create books as they make wonderful Christmas gifts for grandparents. The link to the resource page above is an images, so you can’t click to see the websites I found; however, by clicking on Issue #3 below you can download the pdf file. On this file the link is clickable.

 

I’ve decided to post these newsletters here each month for teachers would would like to send them home to their students. You can download a pdf version of the newsletter by clicking:

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Gay Miller

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Parent Connection Newsletter ~ Issue #2

Issue #2

Are you interesting in sending a monthly newsletter to your parents? This one focuses on reading and writing and includes tips, resources, activities, and ways to get the reluctant reader reading. Parent Connection Newsletter ~ Issue #2

Classroom Newsletters

Shortly after posting the last Parent Connection Newsletter, I received an e-mail from a teacher wanting to know what information I include in my classroom newsletters. I decided to answer that question here for teachers who are thinking about starting a classroom newsletter.

What Should You Include in Your Newsletters

First of all, my classroom newsletter is not as structured as this Parent Connection Newsletter. It varies from month to month based on events that are taking place in my classroom. Here are some of the items I include:

Topics the Class is Going to Study

I usually include a short list of the major things we are going to study for the upcoming month. This may include the name of the novel we are reading or major units I plan to cover. The purpose of this is for parents to have enough information to ask their children questions about what they are learning in class.

Dates

    • dates when projects must be turned in
    • unit test
    • when money for yearbooks, field trips, or such must be received
    • due dates for permission slips
    • upcoming field trips
    • PTO meeting dates

Photos

I love taking photos of my students in action, but I do not include these in the actual newsletter because it takes a huge amount of ink to print them. Instead, I place the photos on my website and provide links for the parents. I have some parents who print these out each month and place them in a scrapbook.

Student Birthdays

Volunteer Information

Changes in Classroom Rules or Policies

Reminders

Student Achievements

I also like to list student achievements. This can get really tricky if you are not careful. You need to take your classroom role and check off each student you highlight, so that everyone gets a turn.

 

I’ve decided to post these newsletters here each month for teachers would would like to send them home to their students. You can download a pdf version of the newsletter by clicking:

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Gay Miller

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