Guidance Department

Welcome to the P.S. 135 Guidance Department page! My name is Alison Arduini and I have joined the 135 staff this year as the school’s new Guidance Counselor.  While I am new to P.S. 135 and District 29, I am actually entering my 18th year as a New York City Department of Education employee, having been a classroom teacher for my first 6 years before switching to the role of school counselor in 2007.  I look forward to collaborating with teachers, paraprofessionals, service providers, administrators and parents to support the academic, social and emotional development of the students here at P.S. 135.

5th-Grade Families:  I will be working with Dr. Ramlogan to guide you through the Middle School Application Process, which will begin in mid-October.  We will provide parent workshops, give you information about fairs/open houses as well as schedule tours of two local Middle Schools, I.S. 109 and I.S. 238. We will be sending home information with students as well as posting it here, so please be on the lookout for that in the coming weeks.

I look forward to a great 2018-2019 school year supporting the students and families of P.S. 135! Please feel free to contact me at 718-464-2119 x1262 or AArduini@schools.nyc.gov should you have any questions or concerns throughout the year.

Update 10.03.18:

I have gone into each 5th grade classroom to discuss with the students the importance of looking through the MS directory with someone at home.  Please have conversations with your child, focusing on program choices offered and the locations of the schools.  I spoke with the classes about being realistic about distance, so please be mindful of the location of the middle schools as you look through the choices in the directory.  If a middle school is quite a distance from your home, please note that you will have to get your child to and from school each day either by MTA bus, train or car.

The application system is not open yet, so the focus right now should be on looking through the directory and attending the District 29 Middle School Fair at I.S. 59 with your child on Thursday, October 18th (Presentations at 5:30 and 6:30).