I help parents connect with their child's school experience by purchasing a pack of postcards that are blank with the exception of the postage on the front. I have my students fill out their parents' names and addresses and the school's return address on the front. I send the postcards out with a handwritten personal invitation to the parent/teacher conferences on the back. The notes are personal and have obviously taken time and thought to produce which sends a very positive message to parents that their child and their participation in their child's education are important to me. High school conferences are sparsely attended at our school and this works at getting parents to visit the classroom.