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Fifth Grade Class Trip to Columbia University

posted Oct 23, 2016, 11:09 AM by Joyce Fan   [ updated Oct 24, 2016, 9:02 AM ]

At PS62 we aim high. We want our students to pursue higher education. In Fall we take our fifth grade classes to visit Columbia Univ. Morningside campus. The tour begins at the Columbia Visitors Center, on the second floor of Low Library, and includes 21 stops at such architectural highlights as St. Paul's Chapel, Low Library and plaza, and the late-nineteenth-century classroom Havemeyer 309, which has been used as a set in a number of feature films. A virtual tour and podcast are also available.
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Celebrating College Awareness Day January 27th

posted Jan 26, 2016, 6:15 PM by Joyce Fan

There has never been a more important time for New York City public school students to consider and discuss attending college with their families. On January 27, City schools will celebrate College Awareness Day, a new citywide public schools event meant to encourage families to talk with their children about college and other postsecondary opportunities. College Awareness Day seeks to help students of all ages understand that attending college is attainable, affordable, and can help them achieve successful and fulfilling careers and lives. Research shows that college degree recipients are healthier, earn higher salaries, have better financial security, and serve their communities more often than their less educated peers. 

“Students and families must understand that their dreams of college are attainable and need not be compromised by financial considerations, geographical barriers, or other obstacles, and this groundwork must be laid early,” said Chancellor Carmen Fariña when announcing the citywide celebration. “College readiness is not simply just an academic endeavor, but it is also a socio-emotional one; our students need confidence, vision, and drive to carry them towards a college degree.”


Ways Parents Can Assist In Their Children's Career Development (Herr & Kramer)

posted Oct 22, 2015, 6:02 PM by Joyce Fan

1. Partnering with their children's school to provide aligned supports.
2. Encouraging children to analyze self-characteristics (interests, capacities, values).
3. Communicating work requirements to children.
4. Discussing the importance of work values in work behavior.
5. Explaining the relationship among work, pay, and the economic condition of the family.
6. Connecting children with informational resources (workers, books, films).
7. Helping children understand the negative impact of stereotyping occupational alternatives and workers.
8. Providing children with opportunities for work in the home and community.
9. Providing children with opportunities to learn and practice decision-making skills.

College Application Week (October 26-30)

posted Sep 26, 2015, 2:51 PM by Joyce Fan

Welcome back to a new school year! Across the country, the fall season is an exciting time for communities supporting students in college and career planning. There are a number of national and state efforts on expanding access to postsecondary education:

1. At the federal level, President Barack Obama has repeatedly affirmed throughout his presidency an ambitious goal of restoring the U.S. as the world’s leader in producing college graduates by 2020.

2. At the state level, the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation is sponsoring College Application Week, October 26-30, 2015, to support low-income, and first generation college-bound students to complete applications.

3. Here in New York City, you can look forward to DOE's participation in College Application Week as a citywide celebration of college-going cultures in our schools and an opportunity to bring extra supports into schools.

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