To help bridge the home-school connection and get parents more involved in their children’s classes, global children’s publishing and media company Scholastic Inc. and Trumba, a provider of digital communication services, have joined together to give America’s teachers a new online tool. The companies are providing free access to Trumba’s new calendar tool, OneCalendar, for every classroom teacher in the country. This new online calendaring and communications program was created for teachers to connect simply and quickly with each of their students’ parents about homework assignments, parent volunteer schedules, important school dates, and other issues likely to arise throughout the school year. With Trumba OneCalendar, teachers can send regular eMail messages to parents with a list of upcoming events, homework assignments, and other important reminders. Parents and families can receive timely information about what is happening in the classroom and can correspond directly with the teacher if they have any questions, developers say. The joint campaign also features in-school materials, including a 12-page Teacher Guide with teacher planning and organizational tools, among other resources.