My students aren't always perfect at getting necessary information home to their parents so I request five self-addressed stamped envelopes when I send home my school supply list. These envelopes make it so easy to communicate with parents that I do it more often. The parental response has been outstanding! I am one of the few upper grade classes with a terrific parent volunteer turnout. I truly believe this turnout is because I send home personal communication. Plus, it's not on my stamp!