I hand out all of my homework on Monday in a "packet" format and make it due on Friday. This allows for flexibility throughout the week with other commitments that students and their families have throughout the evenings.
This is the cover sheet I use. I simply adapt it each week and fill in the assignments accordingly. I even put in things such as "Study for tomorrow's science quiz." You'll see there is a box next to each assignment so that students can check it off once they complete it.
There is also a place to add in news and notes for the week, and also a place for parents to put in their comments.