Because I do teach in a rather unconventional manner, I need to keep parents informed with what we are doing. This is important because most of the things parents might look for to gauge their children's learning in school are the very things I don't do.
They won't see grades, worksheets, homework, tests or even quizzes. Because these things are noticeably absent, it is my responsibility to be proactive and inform parents of what we are doing in class, and to suggest other more authentic indicators of their children's learning.
Here the newsletter I sent home in early November. It illustrates to parents some of what we've been doing and where we are going.