Hi, all. I feel a little stupid asking such a basic question, but here goes.
I have to send an email to the parents of one of my seven-year-old's classmates. It's not a close friend of his and I haven't interacted with either parent before, so I doubt they would recognize my name/email address, and since it's a hotmail address they could easily assume it's spam. (I also have a different last name than my son, so even if they recognize his last name, I don't think they'd connect it to me.) I was thinking of mentioning who I was in the subject line -- maybe something like "question from George Smith's mom." Does that seem weird or spam-like? Is there a better wording? The actual subject is about an extracurricular their child participates in, but I feel like something generic like "piano lessons" would sound spammy. (Of course, I'll begin the actual email by explaining who I am, and close with both my name and my identity as DS's mom, but I know a lot of people scroll through their junk mail folders pretty quickly, and I don't want the email to get deleted unread.)