Feel free to use this sample Introduction letter to begin your year. Every year, I send a letter home to my student's parents welcoming them to my class. I set up an access database with the student's information and then mail merge the mass mailing. This allows me to write one letter and personalize it for an infinite number of students. You should see the field areas within the letter.
Look for the lesson on how to set up a Mass Mailing using Access and Word coming soon.