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September 24, 2019

Dear Parents and Families,

This letter is to share with you a change to your child’s Mathematics teacher for classes 61R, 61E, 61S, 61I, and 61L. Due to an unexpected family leave at the beginning of the school year, we had a math vacancy that we have recently filled.

In order to ensure that student learning was not impacted Ms. Brando taught the schedule for the vacancy and Mrs. McDonough, our Mathematics coach, supported classes 61L, 61S, and 61I.  We are excited to announce that Mr. Simione will be joining our 6th grade team as the lead Mathematics teacher for classes 61E and 61R. Mr. Aguilar will continue to be the co-teacher for classes 61I AND 61S. 

Please rest assured that your child will still be receiving the same high quality math instruction and curriculum as before and that we will do our best to make this a smooth transition. Since Ms. Brando, Mr. Simione, and Mr. Aguilar are on the same team, they share the same classroom procedures, rules, policies, lessons and supply list.  All of the teachers will be available for any extra support or questions that the students may have. In addition, Ms. McDonough will be shifting her support to our new teacher, Mr. Simione, in order to support the students as well as his professional growth. These changes will be effective this Thursday, September 26, 2019. Please see the table below for your child’s class information. 

Class Current Math Teacher Math Teacher 9/26/19 – June 2020 New Teacher Contact Information
61E Ms. Brando Mr. Simione with support from Ms. McDonough Csimione96@gmail.com

Mrs.mcdonough@ms88.org

61I Mr. Aguilar and Ms. McDonough Mr. Aguilar and Ms. Brando lbrando@ms88.org
61L Mr. Aguilar and Ms. McDonough Mr. Aguilar and Ms. Brando lbrando@ms88.org
61R Ms. Brando Mr. Simione with support from Ms. McDonough Csimione96@gmail.com

Mrs.mcdonough@ms88.org

61S Ms. McDonough Ms. Brando lbrando@ms88.org

Kind regards,

Irene Parker

Assistant Principal

Supervisor of Mathematics