Busy? Here's the TL;DR
- Emphasizing attendance is crucial in the elementary years
- One way to do so is with an elementary classroom newsletter
- Include need-to-know news & features that emphasize values
- Get started here with our fun, themed template!
Coming to school is especially important in the elementary years.
Students who are chronically absent in elementary school are less likely to read on grade level, which means they are less likely to graduate from high school. But that's the bad news. The good news is the more parents and caregivers are kept in the know about what's happening at school, the more support they give their children & their children's teachers. And this leads to improved student outcomes across the board, including attendance and graduation rates.
First step? An elementary classroom newsletter.
So, what goes into an elementary classroom newsletter?
There are really two things to consider. First off, you want to think "news you can use." What information do home adults need to receive in order to best support their learner?
- The weekly schedule
- Assignments for the week
- Upcoming events
To name a few!
Second, you want to emphasis the values that are important in your classroom. One way to do that is with photos. Photos of students at work could emphasize the importance of showing up, or collaboration.
Or even just simply the learning that's happening in your room!
Get started with our Elementary Classroom Newsletter template!
It's got placeholders for all the essential bits of information you need to include, as well as extras like the lunch menu (tip: to boost parent engagement, ALWAYS include the lunch menu!) It's also got some pointers, and a link to research on the positive impact of school-home communications on students.
Duplicate and personalize in a click. For free! So, why not get started now?!