My NEW Classroom Newsletter

28 September 2011
Keeping up with you fabulous bloggers can be exhausting!

I've been so jealous of the fantastically cute classroom newsletters I've seen out in bloggy land.  Jealousy isn't a good thing, so I knew I had to do something about it ...

I've always done parent communication letters - a plain old word document, 1/2 a sheet in length, sent out every two weeks - full of information, but lacking that "WoW" factor I push my students to give me.  If I keep telling my students "presentation counts", I guess I should ALWAYS be modelling it.

I found an easy, yet perfect, template for Word here.  After that, it didn't take me long to write a much better, and much more interesting newsletter for my classroom.  So happy with it!  I can't wait to send it out tomorrow!

Happy Wednesday!  


  1. This is great! Thanks for sharing. I downloaded and just typed my first class newsletter.

  2. That is too cute! Much cuter than my template :)

  3. I love this! I'll have to add "Newsletter" to that ever-growing To Do list!!


  4. Beautiful newsletter. What a blessing you are to your class and their families!


  5. I would trade you. I LOVE designing newsletters. You blog and I love to putter with MS Publisher and/or Word.

  6. Jen,

    I love your newsletter! I'm using a simple one this year and uploading it each week to my webpage on my school's website. I was sending a paper copy home with my 6th graders, but I don't think many of them were actually making it home. Sigh... I might start stapling it to the graded papers that I send home each week to be signed by the parents. :)