For many years the 4th grade staff has published a monthly newsletter as one form of communication with parents. Often, these newsletters did not even make it home. We would find them in the trash can or scattered on the floor. This project gives ownership of the monthly newsletter to the students by allowing them to write and publish the newsletter themselves. By using iPads and putting students in charge, the newsletter will become more meaningful. The students will take pictures, conduct interviews and become reporters. There will be greater interest in the newsletter, which will enhance communication between the school and parents.