Every Friday, send home graded papers and other important communication with your students! We call it the "Friday Folder." Affix this recording sheet to the front of a letter-size manila clasp envelope (use double sided tape for best results). On Fridays, parents know to look for this folder. Not only will you have a record that parents have been viewing graded work, but it can also facilitate communication between home and school. Parents can indicate in the comments section "field trip form enclosed" or other messages to you.
When parents know that graded work comes home on a specific and consistent day each week, they anticipate it and will look forward to getting it. When graded work comes home at various times throughout the week, it's often overlooked or many times, gets squished down in the bottom of the book bag!
Once the form is filled up, simply affix another fresh one on top of the old one with double-sided tape.