Dear Parent or Guardian,

I would like to welcome you and your son or daughter to this year's Math course! I believe that Math is an interesting and exciting topic. By getting involved in your child's instruction, you cannot only help your son or daughter to succeed, but you may also enjoy learning new material yourself! And why not? The more we know about the world around us, the more fascinating it becomes.

This year your son or daughter will be using a textbook called Singapore Math - Math in Focus.
Your child will also have many opportunities to reinforce, extend, and apply what he or she learns with fun and meaningful problem solving activities. And you can rest assured that this program meets our new state and national standards for Math! My goal is to create a classroom environment that will help your son or daughter:

  1. Build a solid Math vocabulary
  2. Gain a strong understanding of key Mathematic principles and topics
  3. Learn how to use mathematics to tackle problem solving
  4. Find out about the latest technologies and use many of them to learn more about Math and our world
  5. See how Math is related to all other disciplines
  6. Effectively prepare for standardized assessments
  7. See Math as worthwhile and meaningful
  8. Develop thinking skills and the ability to challenge assumptions, think creatively, and solve real-life problems
  9. Have fun!!

I would appreciate your help in furthering these goals. Simply supporting your child as he or she explores Math this year will go a long way!


Mr. John Hampshire

Below you will find some sites that I believe are of particular interest to parents. Please let me know of any concerns by emailing me.

Curriculum Page

2017-2018 Supply list

Homework Information

2016-2017 Back to school night presentation

American Council for Drug Education (ACDE) The American Council for Drug Education's web site provides browsers of all ages with the most up-to-date information about drugs, a bibliography and resource list detailing where to get further information, and much more.

Department of Education Headlines, search, topics, etc... (as big as the government).

Evesham Township School District Web Site District news and links to schools

National Parent Information Network A pilot project led by two ERIC clearinghouses which provide information resources.

National Parent Teacher Association Memberships, conventions, subscriptions, legislation, bulletin boards.

New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE ) Curriculum Frameworks, continuing education, etc.

New Jersey Parent Teachers Association Commissions, conventions, links, president's message.

SuperKids Educational Software Review Provides unbiased reviews of children's software by parents, teachers, and kids.

Today in History Find out what happened in American History on today's date.

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