I'm in the process of designing one for my SF Bay Area K-8 Independent school, and I wondered what layouts other schools were finding successful at clearly organizing the kinds of information parents need in a weekly notice. My current thought is to have a section at the top divided in half: a bullet list of items that will appear below, and a few boxes with must-know pieces of information: school closures; days til a big event, maybe.. Then below, split in half left/right, the K-5 notices, and the 6-8th grade notices. This would be a big improvement for those families with kids in both lower and upper schools, since presently they have to read two newsletters. It would also mean that parents might skim news about the rest of the school happenings, even if they aren't in that situation. Oh, and here was my earlier template. I'd be interested to see how you're organizing your school's weekly notices.
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