Thank you for visiting the website of the Q300 Parent-Teacher Association. All parents and guardians of Q300 students as well as all teachers are automatically members of the Q300 PTA. PTA meetings are held monthly. Our goal is to work together to create and maintain a welcoming community for all Q300 families and to support the administration and faculty in building a school that provides outstanding education to our students based on the values of inclusion, inquiry, and responsibility. See here for more information on Q300 and here for more info on Q300 PTA.

Recent announcements

Fundraising with Tea Collection School Days 2023

Q300 has once again partnered with Tea Collection (! Between Saturday, October 7, 2023 and Sunday, October 15, 2023 and you will receive 15% off orders and another 15% of those orders’ will be donated back to Q300. The promo code was sent to the Q300 community on Wednesday, September 27, 2023 (contact […]

Call for Class Parents in 2023-2024

Q300 PTA is looking for Class Parents in 2023-2024. Class Parents play an important role in the Q300 community, supporting the students and teachers in many ways. Class Parents are vital in fostering community amongst all the families in the grade. We are including a link to the responsibilities that Class Parents traditionally have had, […]

Q300 Blooms: Flower Power Fundraising (deadline on 10/15/2023)

If you love gardening – or looking for gift ideas for someone who wants to add flowers to their garden – we are partnering with “Flower Power Fundraising” this fall – for spring garden bulbs! More info to come, but if you’d like to take a peek at the different varieties of tulips, daffodils, lilies […]

Box Tops for Education 2023 (by 11/30/2023)

Q300 is participating in Box Tops, which means that you can earn cash with the products you already buy to help raise funds for our school! Box Tops for Education ( is a rebate program for school communities to raise money for school and their children. Since 1996 families have clipped and sent Box Tops […]

Updates about the after-school programs for Q300 students in 2023-2024

Jenny Lando, Parent Coordinator of Q300, sent the following updates about the after-school programs at Q300 in 2023-2024. If you haven’t received this update, contact Jenny Lando at Afterschool options for Q300 students 2023-2024 Our students have a variety of afterschool programs available to participate in. You can choose different days for different organizations […]

DOE’s language access (translation & interpretation) service

NYC Department of Education provides language access (translation & interpretation) service for parents and caregivers who want to learn about their children’s education in their home/native language. The language access service is provided in Arabic, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu. If you or someone you know needs […]

Q300 PTA Back-to-School Meetup 2023 (9/9/2023)

The PTA has decided to move forward with keeping the meetup at Rainey Park today since the weather is likely to be fine. We hope to see you all there! (7:47am on Saturday, September 9, 2023) The 10th Annual Back to School Q300 Meetup will take place on Saturday, September 9, 2023 from 12-3 pm […]

Updates on public (OPT) and private bus services for 2023-2024

Public bus services are free to eligible families and are provided through The Office of Pupil Transportation (OPT) of DOE. Some parents organized a private bus committee, which helps find alternative transportation option (usually for fees). See and for more information. Public (OPT) bus Please review eligibility guidelines to determine if your K-6 […]

Job opportunity at Q300: TA positions for K-4 (2023-2024)

Q300 ( is hiring TA’s for kindergarten through 4th grade for the academic year of 2023-2024. Please see or a copy of the job posting below for more info. Applicants should email their resume and any other info to Sonita Ramkishun, Principal of Q300, at The posting will close by August 14, 2023. […]

Free summer resources for children in NYC (2023)

Q300 has shared the following resources available for school-aged children in NYC in summer 2023. NYC Parks’ facilities ( NYC Parks failities in all boroughs offer physical activity to the public throughout the summer. NYC Parks’ free outdoor pools ( Cool off and enjoy the summer at free outdoor pools in every borough. NYC Parks […]

Q300 PTA Bookswap 2023 (6/26/2023)

What better way to kick-off the summer reading season, and highlight the importance of both literacy and giving back within our community, than with a Book Swap? Students are encouraged to bring in up to 5 gently used books to donate to the book swap. Books can be brought in any day from now until […]

2023 Summer Read-a-Thon

It’s time for our school-wide Summer Read-a-thon! Q300 is a community of learners and readers, and we continue our passion for books and knowledge into the summer months (while simultaneously raising money for our enrichment programs)! For questions, contact VP Fundraising at How it Works Setting Goals: How many books do you want to […]

Welcome Breakfast for Incoming Families (6/24/2023)

We invite all families who have newly registered Q300 lower and upper division students to join us for a Welcome Breakfast on Saturday, June 24, 2023 from 9:00am to 11:00am ET at our lower division campus at 28-37 29th Street, Astoria 11102. Title: Welcome Breakfast for Incoming Families 2023 Date: Saturday, June 24, 2023 Time: […]

Stop N’ Swap @ Q300 Lower Division (6/10/2023)

The Stop ‘N Swap has been cancelled due to the air quality condition. GrowNYC is hoping to reschedule another one in the near future. Stop ‘N’ Swaps ( are free community events where the public’s invited to bring clean, reusable, portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books, & toys that you no longer need, […]

DOE Summer Meals Program 2023 (6/28/2023 – 9/1/2023)

Free breakfast and lunch will be distributed at different locations for all NYC children ages 18 and under. The Summer Meals Program is available throughout New York City at designated public schools, community pool centers, parks, and food trucks. See the latest list of distribution centers at

Chuck E. Cheese Fundraising (6/8/2023, 6/9/2023, & 6/19/2023)

Chuck E. Cheese (3419 48th St, Queens, NY) is offering a great discount & fundraising opportunity for Q300 kids on Friday, April 21, 2023, when kids are dismissed early for half day. Visit Chuck E. Cheese and use the discount coupons below. Our PTA will get 20% kickback of sales. When visiting, let them know […]

Q300 PTA Uniform Swap (collection between 6/1/2023 – 6/21/2023)

The Q300 PTA organizes a yearly uniform swap event. If you have any preloved, pre-worn, or even new uniform pieces that you’d like to donate for the swap, please bring them between June 1st and June 21st, 2023. Kindly ensure that the clothing is washed and in excellent wearable condition. Drop-Off Uniforms Please donate any […]

Support new families at PS17 (donating essential items)

PS17, the co-located school of Q300, has experienced an influx of new students. Approximately 50 families have recently relocated to New York City and are in need of basic items and assistance. Please consider purchasing any of the wishlist items to support our co-located school community. The purchased items will be distributed by the staff […]

Healthy Vision Month: Eyeglasses Recycle Program 2023 (deadline on 5/31/2023)

In recognition of May as Healthy Vision Month, the Q300 Wellness Council, UD & LD Student Councils, and the Q300 Green Team are leading a collection of used prescription eyeglasses (for kids, adults, all ages). These will be donated to Lions Club International, who lead an initiative to prevent avoidable blindness and improve quality of […]

Q300 Onward & Upward T-Shirt Design Competition & Fundraiser 2023

Join us in congratulating, Sorana Sakaguchi of Class 402! Our students and staff voted on 78x design submissions and Sorana’s artwork was the overwhelming favorite. Congratulations, Sorana! Sorana’s hand-drawn design will be printed on a new school shirt that can be officially worn for gym class, spirit days, field trips and PTA events. The Q300 […]

Scholastic Book Fair 2023 (5/15-16 @UD & 5/23-25 @LD)

The link in the earlier version of the flyer was not accurate. The correct link is (UD) and (LD). Q300 students are invited to shop at the book fair by Scholastic on Monday, May 15 & Tuesday, May 16, 2023 (Upper Division) and Tuesday, May 23 through Thursday, May 25, 2023 (Lower Division). […]

Q300 PTA Stepping Into Summer 2023 (6/3/2023)

Q300 PTA Stepping Into Summer 2023 on Saturday, June 3, 2023 Title: Q300 PTA Stepping Into Summer 2023 Date: Saturday, June 3, 2023 Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm Place: Katch Astoria (31-19 Newtown Ave, Queens, NY 11102 / URL: Description: Join Q300 students, parents, and teachers for food, a DJ party, crafts, and a silent auction […]

Jewish American Heritage Month 2023 Resources

May is Jewish American Heritage Month, a time to celebrate and honor the contributions of Jewish Americans throughout history. Jewish American Heritage Month is a special time of the year when children have an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of Jewish Americans to our country. Just like different foods and holidays, people from different backgrounds […]

Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month 2023 Resources

May is Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. We tribute to the generations of AAPI members who have enriched America’s history. This is a list of resources for introducing the AAPI heritages to children. Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month – Resources – 2023 New York Public Library The NYPL will host a few […]

Chuck E. Cheese Fundraising (4/21/2023)

Chuck E. Cheese (3419 48th St, Queens, NY) is offering a great discount & fundraising opportunity for Q300 kids on Friday, April 21, 2023, when kids are dismissed early for half day. Visit Chuck E. Cheese and use the discount coupons below. Our PTA will get 20% kickback of sales. When visiting, let them know […]

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