I created this generic form letter for teachers to give to parents. It is especially useful to provide information to families new to the city, country, and the school system. It is geared for Department of Education elementary public schools in New York City, but since it's a Word Document, you can edit it to suit your needs. It includes info about the school, what balanced literacy is, the class schedule, Tuesday afternoon meetings, and most importantly, what Fountas and Pinnell means. There is mention of a F&P Chart to be sent home at a later date (look for the freebie uploaded to the site, "Fountas and Pinnell Level Chart For School Year by Grade and Month,").