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

Online Cooking Classes with the Connected Chef

Stay tuned for the registration page. It will be posted here in a few days. The Connected Chef (https://theconnectedchef.com) is a Queens based organization that delivers nutritious, high-density groceries to families through their Lifeline Grocery Initiative. Families in the Lifeline program have been put out of work due to COVID-19 and do not qualify for […]



Food Drive 2021 (with PS17 and PS234)

Due to the closure of the school campuses, the PS17/PS234/Q300 Holiday Season Food Drive 2020 was moved to Thursday, January 6, 2022 until Friday, January 22, 2021. Q300 PTA are organizing a holiday season food drive for the local community in collaboration with PS17 and PS234. All donations will benefit families in PS17, PS234, and […]



Q300 PTA Virtual Family Game Night 2021

The Q300 PTA invites your family to participate in our Virtual Family Game Night. Get the whole gang together for an evening of fun and family-friendly competition with interactive game show-style challenges, scavenger hunts, charades, trivia, and more, hosted by a live DJ. The best part is you get to enjoy it all from the […]



Community meals program over the winter break 2020

DOE will have the Community Meals sites open during the Winter Recess to provide meals for families. The sites are closed only on Friday, December 25, 2020 (Christmas Day) and Friday, January 1, 2021 (New Year’s Day), but they are open on the other days during the winter break. The distribution time seem to have […]



Christmas Tree in Athens Square Park (next to the LD)

A group of Astoria small businesses and non-profit organizations raised a fund to put up a large Christmas tree in Athens Square Park (right next to the Q300 LD). The tree will stay up at the park until January 20, 2021. See https://astoriapost.com/large-christmas-tree-coming-to-athens-square-park-next-week-funded-by-astoria-businesses for more information.



Nominate Teachers for the Big Apple Awards 2021 (deadline: January 10th, 2021)

DOE is soliciting nominations for the Big Apple Awards 2021-2022. The deadline is Sunday, January 10, 2021. The instructions for the nomination and the list of the Big Apple Award Recipients for the previous year is found on the DOE website at https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/vision-and-mission/big-apple-awards.



Updates from the Q300 Chess Team

The Q300 chess team had their Fall home tournament with a record attendance of 140 participants including 50 from Q300. Congratulations to Landon Koh, a Q300 2nd grader, tied for first in the Open section, beating a number of strong kids and adults. Also, the Q300 chess team will take part in the online nationals […]



Calls for new projects/ideas in 2020-2021

Do you have a community building project idea? Interested in initiating a new virtual fundraiser? Have a way to help strengthen Q300? The PTA would like to hear your thoughts! If you have a specific idea that you would like to implement, please fill out this form (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1HK86JzslrkWj2eyZBcFnvk9GC8ztkrKjXNvm1Iusf6Q/viewform?edit_requested=true). The Board will then discuss it at […]



GivingTuesday on Tue, December 1, 2020 #GivingTuesday

As part of #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving, on December 1 and your end of year giving, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the PTA Your donation will help fund programs, services, and resources at Q300 including: enrichment programs, including visual arts, architecture, and dance, and electives and clubs, including Debate Team, Math […]



Q300 PTA’s holiday shopping guide 2020

As we head into this unusual holiday season, here’s a reminder of how you can shop and earn money for Q300! All of these stores have delivery and curbside pickup as options—so shop safely and put your mind at ease. Feel free to share these links with grandparents and friends and family as an easy […]



Looking for volunteers for Q300 PTA

As many of you know, the Q300 PTA relies on the help of everyone to function. We are seeking volunteers for several committees, as well as looking for those who have amazing skills and talents and are willing to volunteer them to benefit the school. We know that not everyone can attend events, run for […]



Q300 PTA Coat Drive 2020

We can’t do our usual in-person coat drive collection at school this year, but there are other ways to help our community this winter! Two ways to help out 2020 Queens Boroughwide Winter Coat Drive Donate clean, new or gently worn coats to the 2020 Queens Boroughwide Winter Coat Drive. Convenient drop-off sites all across […]



Q300 PTA Online Book Fair 2020

Q300 PTA will be holding an online book fair with our partner Children’s Bookstore from November 6th through 20th, 2020. We will receive 30% of all sales during this time period. They have a great selection of children’s books from board books to Young Adult and the owner assured me that shipping to New York […]



The 6th Annual Q300 (Virtual) Costume Party in 2020

Q300 PTA 2020 VIRTUAL COSTUME PARADE! Let’s see those costumes! Although we can’t gather in person this year for our annual Costume Party, we couldn’t miss the opportunity to see all of our Q300 friends in their fun and fabulous costumes. So please join our virtual Costume Parade on Flipgrid. Share a photo or short […]



Thanksgiving Pie Sales 2020

The Q300 PTA is excited to partner with La Guli Bakery of Astoria and Betty Bakery to provide delicious pies for our Thanksgiving feasts and to help raise funds for school programs. Pies come with different flavors (Apple, Dutch Apple, Pumpkin, Purple Sweet Potato, Pecan, Blueberry, and Cherry) and in different sizes (8″ or 10″) […]



Looking for Class Parents for 2020-2021

Q300 is looking for class parents for 2020-2021. Class Parents play an important role in the Q300 community, supporting the students and teachers in many ways. This year, more than ever, Class Parents will be vital in fostering a community amongst all the families in the grade, whether your child is remote or blended, cohort […]



Fundraising with Tea Collection School Days Fall 2020

Q300 PTA is participating in Tea Collection Tea Days Fall Fundraiser again. Tea Collection is a children’s clothing company that sells cute clothes from sizes 0 to 16. The fundraiser starts midnight on Monday, October 5, 2020 and valid through Monday, October 12, 2020. By entering our code into the “promo code” box at checkout, […]



Volunteers for the Elections Committee 2020-2021

We are looking for volunteers to serve on the Nominations Committee to help (a) identify candidates for the PTA board and for the 3 parent/guardian positions on the School Leadership Team (SLT) and (b) administer the elections virtually that will be occur on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 5:30 pm EDT. The Committee’s responsibilities include […]



Q300 Welcome Back Video for 2020-2021

Q300 has shared this welcome back school video for 2020-2021 at https://vimeo.com/461902573. In the video, Q300 staff and teachers introduce safety protocols at both lower and upper division campuses. It is highly recommended to watch it before the first day of school if your kids are in the blended mode. Also visit the Q300 website […]



Updates on the OPT busses in 2020

A message from Alexandra Skendrou, OPT Bus Coordinator of Q300: Please check your childrens’ Transportation information at https://mystudent.nyc/. If you have any questions please reach out to Alexandra Skendrou at schoolbusq300.org before Friday, September 25, 2020. OPT buses will run the first day of school on Tuesday, September 29, 2020. Metrocards will be distributed to […]