A message from the Guidance Department
Welcome! We are very excited to be your child’s guidance counselors at MS 88. It is our goal to assist your child on his/her academic, personal and social journey. We are available throughout the year to help you and your child have a successful school experience. We realize that students do not always adjust easily to middle school as they now encounter a multitude of expectations from many different teachers.
Studies show that parents often become less involved in the lives of their children as they enter middle school. Young adolescents strive for independence from their families. However, they need even more attention, love and guidance.
So, love your children, but set limits on their behavior. Praise them for their successes and empathize with their disappointments. Young adolescents need adults who connect with them. If your child is struggling with the greater demands of school work, changes in their families, or friendship issues, we can lend them support.
We have individual and small group counseling, lunch groups, parent and teacher consultation and referrals for additional support when appropriate. In addition, it is our ultimate goal to help our students’ transition to high school and provide career counseling throughout the middle school years. If you have concerns about your child’s adjustment, academic progress or any other worries, do not hesitate to call or e-mail us.
Thank you for all you do for the students of Middle School 88. Here’s to another great school year!
Parent Coordinator Tracy Jordan
As Middle School 88 Parent Coordinator one of my goals is to get as many parents involved with the learning community here at 88. Research has shown that parent involvement is directly linked to student success. My role is to assist the principal and parent community in fostering positive communication and the development of collaborative programs.
The middle school child will benefit by an abundant amount of parent support. I cannot stress this enough and urge you to participate in upcoming events and activities.
If you have any questions please feel free to call, email or pass by my office to discuss any matters necessary. I am here for you.
Tracy Jordan, M.S. 88 Parent Coordinator
Watch the Calendar for upcoming meetings
- Co-President – Marie Hueston
- Co-President – Margarita Zambrano
- Vice President/SISTA – Aurelia Tantao-Thompson
- Vice President/SMART – Kimberly Ruiz-Galan
- Treasurer – Peter Cardillo
- Secretaries – Antonia Martinelli
- Fundraising and Events Committee – Leah Oates and Chris Brown
Information coming soon!