Monday, March 22, 2010

Communicating with Parents

We launched our new and improved weekly update for parents today. It shot out to the www on it's own automatically at 11am. I look forward to using this new tool. Hopefully the new layout will help communicate what is going on. The best part is the e-mail can be forwarded to other parents who can sign up to receive the update each week. Hopefully this will be used as a tool to reach parents who are seeking answers and also looking for something positive and life impacting for their teen.

You can check out the web version here

For a few weeks now, in our old regular e-mail format, I have been asking parents to get involved in the Rock-a-thon this Friday night without any response. Today I got several responses. Could it be the new layout? I like to think so.


Colston said...

Andy, love the news letter! It looks awesome...
Question: Did you sense alot of parents take advantage of the old news letter?
Also, how much time do you put in making that news letter together?
Thanks for sharing!

Bonnie said...

it's probably more because we tend to be last minute. but, the new format is sweet.

Andy Lawrenson said...

I think, from questions I would get from time to time, that many parents didn't read for details, or read at all.

It doesn't take long to make the new newsletter together. Once it is set up I can copy it and use it over and over and simply change the text within the e-mail.
I would guess I spend about an hour on it now which includes writing the discipleship devo questions.

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