That's is a pretty good idea! Thanks! I'm going to check out Tim's group settings too, but I've already made a parent classroom and I'll check out some possibilities in there. I like that idea because it also gives parents class email 'folder' (we use eMail List) so they can communicate with teachers. We can also use the class to post resources...might be onto something! Thanks!
I'll post back in a few days with an update
Thanks again all!