I always liked to send home handwritten notes because I knew they would bring a smile to a parent's face! I liked to do the same thing with newsletters send home because it gave them a personal touch.
This is a simple, yet effective way to keep your families in the loop with what is going on or coming up in your classroom! You can send this out weekly or monthly...that is up to you.
I hope that this is as useful and helpful to you as it has been to me!
Happy Teaching! -Mrs. Walshie :)