I help parents connect with their child's school experience by utilizing the Parent Link voice mail system our school has in place. Each teacher has a separate extension to an exclusive Parent Link number so parents can check on assignments and class curriculum. I encourage parents to call by offering extra credit to the students whose parents checked the information on the hotline. The system allows parents to leave a message identifying themselves and their contact number. Parents can no longer say they didn't know their child had an assignment or an upcoming quiz. Those outside the local calling area and parents who do not have a phone use an assignment notebook. They must initial the notebook after they've reviewed it. I've received many positive comments from my parents about this effective system of communication.