Monday Morning Message ~ 2-7-2011
You read the word, “Email” last week, and now you will begin to see how a daily email note to your parents will solve a lot of “communication” problems.
Let’s start with the necessary steps to begin the implementation of your new system.
The first day of student attendance is quickly approaching.
Your weekends and days are filled with organizing your room, finalizing first lesson plans, and memorizing your student names on your new class list.
As you fill your students’ “First Day Folders”, make sure you include the “Parent Email Note”.
Your “Parent Email Note” is the first step.
Send home this note on the first day, and then present it to your parents at the first Parent Orientation Night or Open House.
This note must be your first priority at starting your new year.
Getting every parent “onboard” is essential.
Remind them they can use any email address.
They may also use as many as they want.
Notice in your note that you make three promises.
Promise #1: Keep their email address confidential.
Promise #2: Write daily.
Promise #3: Don’t, and again, NEVER spam your parents’ in-boxes.
Remember many of your parents are professionals, as we are.
They use their emails to conduct business.
Also, an increasing number of parents receive their email on their cell phones.
Keep it short, and keep it simple.
Below we have provided a link to a template of the “Parent Email Note”.
Please feel free to adapt and use this to get started on the road to the best school year yet.
Finally, join us next week to learn how to keep the three promises.