Here is the perfect cover sheet for any weekly homework packet. I have found it beneficial to have all skills and spelling/vocab words for the week available and easy to locate for parents. This cover sheet already has areas organized for spelling/vocab words, weekly skills, notes and news for parents, and space for homework for each day.
All teachers know the importance of getting their students to read every night. Attached to this cover sheet is also a reading log that makes it easy for students and parents alike to record their reading accomplishments.