This is a wonderful way to give parents a chance to welcome their child to their first day of school! Especially helpful in younger classrooms where separation anxiety plays a role (for both the child and the parent). These letter templates can be copied and handed out at open house (or sent in the mail prior to the school year beginning) and turned in the morning of the first day. They can be read aloud as part of the welcoming or throughout the day to provide comfort and excitement for the students. In older classroom students can read them silently on their own.