This is a PowerPoint template of a weekly newsletter I use in my classroom. The boxes are editable to fit your design and ideas for what you wish to communicate to parents.
One of the boxes is a "student piece of the week" where a student will write about something school-related. I scan the piece and put the image into the box.
I have two versions of templates students can use to write their pieces which includes dotted writing lines as well as a space for a picture.
Also included is an "idea" sentence started page for students to use a a reference when they write their piece.