Farewell letter from a teacher to a parent


  1. Let the reader know the reason you are writing the letter.
  2. Express gratitude for the consideration that the parents showed you during your tenure. You may also offer to write a recommendation for the student if appropriate.
  3. End by saying goodbye.


[Senders Name]
[Address line]
[State, ZIP Code]

[Letter Date]

[Recipients Name]
[Address line]
[State, ZIP Code]

[Subject: Normally bold, summarizes the intention of the letter] -Optional-

Dear [Recipients Name],

I am writing to you to say goodbye.

I thank you for your consideration throughout my tenure. I am sure [name of the student] new teacher will be impressed to have a student like him. I could write a letter of recommendation if you would like me to do so.

Thank you for the opportunity to teach [students name]. Goodbye.


[Senders Name]
[Senders Title] -Optional-

[Enclosures: number] - Optional -
cc: [Name of copy recipient] - Optional -

Farewell letter from a teacher to a parent.

Further things to consider when writing farewell letters to parents

Further things to consider when writing farewell letters to parents

Farewell Letters

Farewell letters are letters we write to express good wishes when parting with loved ones. A farewell letter is the best means to thank people for the time you spent together. Maybe you have accepted a new job offer, you are retiring, or going back to school. Perhaps you are moving to another country for good. The best and most convenient way to say goodbye to your friends, neighbors, and coworkers is by sending a farewell letter. While you may deliver the news face-to-face, sending a farewell letter makes sure that everyone knows the news. It is the perfect place to share contact information so that people can still keep in touch with you.

Great farewell letters are brief and precise. Clearly state the reason why you are writing the letter. Begin by confirming your departure and depending on the circumstance, explain how you feel about making this difficult decision. Say thanks for the time spent with the recipient, his/her friendship, love, support, etc. Mention some of the good times and memories you have shared. Wish the recipient the best in his/her future. End with a positive or humorous note making a clear invitation to continued communication.

Letters to Parents

Letters to parents are the letters you write to your mother, father, or guardian. A one-on-one conversation with a parent is not always the best way to communicate because sometimes it all happens so fast, it can get emotional, or sometimes you both may not have enough time for a conversation. Writing a letter could be helpful because it gives you enough time to organize your thoughts. You can also rewrite the entire letter if you want, but in a conversation, once a word is out, you just can't take it back. In addition, writing a letter will give the recipient time to read, digest, and respond thoughtfully.

Before writing letters to parents, roughly make a list of the things you want to say. Divide the list into paragraphs and organize the paragraphs to maintain a smooth flow. Frame your sentences properly so that they bring out your thoughts clearly. Use an approachable tone and mention exactly what you need from your parents. Close the letter on a positive tone and propose different ways of continuing the conversation. Reread the letter and look for areas where you could be more respectful or more confident and revise it accordingly.

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