Read the book If You Bring a Mouse to School by Lisa Numeroff on parent orientation night. Then have the mom and dads use the sentence starter and draw a picture. (If you bring a dad to school, he will put on silly cloths in dramatic play) Combine into a class book and read to your class the first week of school.
Students will love to see the drawing and get an understanding for the class books they will make this year in class.
I also included a fill in the blank page for students who might live with grandparents or aunt/uncle.
Idea came from Preschool Mailbox Magazine (Aug/Sep 2012)