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

Scholastic Book Fair 2023 (12/5-6 @UD & 12/12-13 @LD)

Q300 students are invited to shop at the book fair by Scholastic on Tuesday, December 5 & Wednesday, December 6, 2023 (Upper Division) and Tuesday, December 12 & Wednesday, December 13, 2023 (Lower Division). See the flyers for more information about the book fairs. Kids can bring either cash or go digital with an eWallet […]

Q300 PTA #GivingTuesday (11/28/2023)

Please help support the PTA on #GivingTuesday – Tuesday, November 28, 2023, a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Your donation helps fund teaching assistants, enrichment and elective programs, teacher wish lists, teacher professional development, and other critical resources. Please consider doing any of the following. If you […]

NYC Council Participatory Budgeting 2023-2024

Participatory budget ( is a chance for a community to spend 1 million dollars for physical infrastructure projects that benefit the public, cost at least $50,000, and have a lifespan of at least 5 years. For example, projects such as local improvements to schools, parks, libraries, housing, and other public spaces can be funded. There […]

4th Grade Fundraiser: Stencil Sale (2023/12/6 – 2023/12/7)

The 4th graders are selling Smencils as a fundraiser for their graduation festivities since they will leave the elementary building and will move up to the upper division next year. Each smencil is sold for $2 and vinyl stickers are either 50 cents (per sticker) or $1 (for three stickers). Fill out the form below […]

Holiday Gift Card Sale 2023 (due on 11/28/2023)

The Q300 PTA is organizing our annual gift card sales event, which will run from Monday, November 20, 2023, to Tuesday, November 28, 2023. You can support the Q300 PTA by purchasing gift cards from over 70 major retailers, as the Q300 PTA will receive a percentage of the face value of each card. The […]

Sports programs/events near Q300

Parents and children in the Q300 community have either participated in or have used the following sports programs/databaase near the Q300 community. If you have any suggestions for the sports programs, please let us know. NYRR Rising New York Road Runner’s youth events ( Free, untimed events for young children/youth on weekend. Registration required. RaceAwesome […]

Q300 PTA Coat Drive 2023

Q300 PTA, in collaboration with PS17 and IS126, will be hosting a sock and coat drive in 2023. Please donate new adult socks, and new or gently used kid/adult coats, scarves, and gloves to help keep New Yorkers warm. Collection takes place from Wednesday, November 15, 2023 until Wednesday, November 22, 2023 (new adult socks […]

New York Martial Arts Academy (up to 12/22/2023)

We are excited to announce a fantastic opportunity for Q300 families to take advantage of a special offer from NYMAA (New York Martial Arts Academy). Our PTA has arranged for a discounted 4-week training program at NYMAA’s Astoria location, offering eight lessons at a reduced price of $177. Not only will you give your child […]

Friendsgiving at UNO Pizzeria & Grille (11/10/23)

The Q300 PTA has partnered with UNO Pizzeria & Grill for a “Let’s feast NYC style with pizza fundraiser” to benefit students at Q300. Meet Q300 community members at UNO Pizzeria & Grill (37-11 35th Ave, Queens, NY 11101) at 5:00pm on Friday, November 10, 2023. Present vouchers to your server for UNO to donate […]

Q300 Chess Team Home Tournament (12/2/2023)

The Q300 Chess Team, in collaboration with NY Chess Academy, will be hosting its first home tournament of the year on Saturday, December 2, 2023. This event, organized in partnership with the NY Chess Academy, will be a fantastic opportunity for chess enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels to demonstrate their prowess and engage […]

Thanksgiving Pie Sales 2023

The last day of the pie order was Friday, November 10, 2023. The online order form has been closed. 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 […]

Q300 PTA Fall Costume Party 2023 (10/29/2023)

We are at space capacity for this event, and ticket sales are closed. If you purchased tickets, and are no longer able to attend, please let us know at ASAP so we can offer them to someone on the waitlist. The Q300 PTA invites you to the Fall Costume Party on Sunday, October 29, […]

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: […]

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