This helped me to keep track of absences, and helped ensure that notes contained all of the information for the office. I think this was also easier for parents, since they had the paper on hand. Of course, I ran out of these slips long ago. So, I decided to make my own slips.
I think I will be really pleased to have these on hand for the upcoming school year.
JP.S. As I was getting ready to post this I saw a similiar letter on Mrs. Jump's blog. If you haven't already seen it, please check it out at http://mrsjumpsclass.blogspot.com/2011/07/pirate-themed-classroom.html.