On the site they used the folders for Open House but I tweaked it and made it for welcoming students at anytime of the year. This way I will always have all the necessary information on hand when I get new students throughout the year.
I used to have all of my info stapled together for a "quickie" welcome packet but a folder can be hung on the refrigerator or put in a home office with other important papers. I also like the idea of the parents keeping track of my weekly newsletters to reference when needed along with other important school news.
Here are a couple pictures of the cover I made and a few of the things inside (I plan to copy the cover for the folder on golden rod paper because our school colors are burgundy & gold.) I customized all of my welcome letters, brochures, etc. to fit my specific class needs. My brochure is modeled after Jessica Meacham's first grade brochure because I loved the flow. The donors choose letter is my own creation and I plan to take it around to local businesses. I am still working on updating my welcome letter, homework handbook, wishlist, newsletters, and volunteer letter.
Enlarged for details
The brochure will be copied back to back and folded.
Donors Choose Letter