Weekly Letter to Parents Template

Instructor: Clio Stearns

Clio has taught education courses at the college level and has a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction.

Writing a weekly letter to parents is a great way to keep them informed about what their children are doing and involved in their kids' education. This lesson offers a template you can use to write such a letter.

The Importance of the Weekly Letter

No matter what age level you teach, you probably understand how important it is to engage families in their children's education. Many families really want to know more about what their children are learning and doing in school, but they might not understand how to get involved. One way to help families understand more about their children's lives in schools is through a weekly letter. When you send weekly letters home to families, you:

  • keep parents informed about the daily goings on of your class,
  • show parents more about who you are and how you think about teaching and learning,
  • offer suggestions about what families can do to support their children's education, and
  • keep the lines of communication open and casual between home and school.

Of course, with everything else you are doing as a teacher, writing a weekly letter home can feel a bit daunting! This lesson provides a basic template you can follow each week as you write your letters. Obviously, you will need to modify the template to meet the needs of your particular class and families, but having a basic structure to follow will make weekly letters easier to keep up with.

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