With the new state evaluation in place, my biggest concern was parent communications. Most of my communications I the past have been in the way of progress reports or casual conversations. Really, how much do specialist have the opportunity to meet parents. With 600+ students this has felt very overwhelming. But, as I said before, Artsonia to the rescue! Their newsletter feature is the best. You can target specific grades or send a newsletter to your entire roster. A blanket letter can included a small note that is also grade specific. I now have a way to give background information concerning the intended focus and outcome of projects. I used to try writing a quick note on the back of completed works. It was tedious and I often felt short of my desired outcomes. With the newsletter, I have a way to communicate quickly and efficiently to as many parents as I would like to reach each month. I now also have an email data base if I feel the need to contact specific parents. I feel in the loop with the communication piece and know I am now able to meet that goal.