One thing I have been doing this year is using more technology to keep parents informed. I began using an app called remind to send quick mass text messages for parents. I love it. I have sent remind messages out about quizzes and tests coming up, field trip permission slips, letting parents know what happened in class. It is an easy way to keep in touch with parents.
Teachers need to download the free app or sign up at www.remind.com and create class lists. Once the class lists are done, the next step is to invite parents to sign up by sending home the directions and a specific class code to use. Then it is as simple as sending a text or an email.