Thanks to the awesome Carrie Toth and this post on sending home a newsletter, I created my own newsletter today (borrowing heavily from her first edition). In the past I had a boring word document parent contract for them to read and sign. This way the contract part is still integrated, as well as a permission form for watching movies and El Internado from Kristy Placido. Using a Pages layout it is more reader friendly and integrates some learning for the parents as well. I plan on emailing it to the parents, as well as sending home a paper copy with the students. My hope for future editions is to have the students write articles or come up with content.
Update: An updated editable newsletter template in Pages and PDF can be downloaded here.