College Awareness Day – Friday, January 11th

On Friday, January 11, PS 217 will join the NYC’s public schools in celebrating College Awareness Day. This day aims to strengthen the college-preparedness culture in all schools, and help students and families understand that their dream of college is attainable.

We will have guests form various colleges and universities and they will engage our students in meaningful discussions about the positive aspects of continuing one’s education. Children will be exposed to classrooms discussions about what it means to be in college and why it is important to make college an attainable expectation. More conversations and activities are planned for the actual College Awareness Day, including personal college stories and experiences shared by teachers.

To support this initiative, we strongly encourage you to please engage your children in conversations that would inspire and promote college aspirations. It’s never too early to aim high and you can connect your child’s current academic course work and interests in and out of class to success in college.

If you are working in a university or in a college and would like to be one of our guests on Friday, January 11 to speak to, inspire and motivate our PS 217 children in their journey to college, please contact us a.s.a.p. to make arrangements for your visit.

Contacts: Carol Booras – Musacchio,, 718.434.6960 x2123

Mara Dubovici,, 718.434.6960 x 1