E-mailing parents is a quick and easy way to stay in touch. Sometimes parents don't always read all of the paperwork going home. This helps eliminate that problem. I like to set this sheet out when parents come for Back to School Night at the beginning of the year. Then just create a group in your e-mail contacts and add each parent's e-mail from the current year. I usually name my group by the school year (example: Kids' Parents 2013) so I don't get confused from one year to the next. Now all you have to do is open your group and send out a mass e-mail anytime you need to let the class know about something coming up! I use it for field trip reminders, homework updates, and much more.