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

Mobile COVID-19 testing site @ Athens Square Park (11/29/2021 – 12/3/2021)

A mobile COVID-19 testing site will be available in Athens Square Park (30th st. & 30th ave.) from Friday, November 19, 2021 to Friday, December 3, 2021. The test site will be available from 8:00am to 7:00pm everyday and can administer RAPID and PCR testing. Let’s get tested next week and make it a school […]

Giving Tuesday 2021

Help support the Q300 PTA on #GivingTuesday on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 – a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. You can help raise fund for the PTA by doing any of the following: Post on social media with the hashtag #GivingTuesday and the link: Create a […]

The 2nd Annual Athens Square Park Tree Lighting (12/3/2021)

Athens Square Three Committee, formed by the local business owners and donations by the Astoria community, is planning a second Athens Square Park Tree Lighting at 6:00pm on Friday, December 3, 2021. The tree was installed today (Saturday, November 20, 2021) in Athens Square Park (right next to the Q300 LD) and would be ready […]

Recording of the COVID-19 Safety: Vaccines and Kids with Dr. Vijaya Soma (11/10/2021)

The recording of the virtual info session “COVID-19 Safety: Vaccines and Kids” (on Nov 11, 2021) is now available. The recording is available to all PTAs in District 30. If you don’t have the password, contact your PTA representatives.

Mismatched Sock Day (11/24/2021) and Sock donation campaign

Q300 (not Q300 PTA) is hosting Mismatched Sock Day on Wednesday, November 24, 2021. Students can staff can wear their mismatched socks and can also donate adult size socks to TakeTwoNYC (, who will distribute them to those in need of winter outfits. You can donate socks (New socks in adult sizes only. Colors and […]

Vaccine incentive scholarships for SUNY/CUNY (11/21/2021 – 12/19/2021)

‘Vaccinate, Educate, Graduate’ is a vaccine incentive scholarship by New York State to increase awareness of the availability and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines and to provide incentives to New Yorkers 5-11 years of age to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Parents or legal guardians of any New Yorker who is 5 to 11 years of age […]

Holiday Gift Card Sale 2021

Let your holiday shopping work for the Q300 PTA. Buy gift cards to over 70 major retailers and the Q300 PTA gets a percentage of the face value of each card. Download the order form . Act now! Orders are due on Friday, November 19, 2021. [The deadline has been extended to Monday, November 22, […]

COVID-19 Vaccine Referral Program for Q300 PTA

Get your first dose vaccination and support Q300 PTA! Q300 PTA is an approved nonprofit group that will receive $100 for every individual we refer who receives their first vaccine dose at a city-run vaccination site or an in-home vaccination. Q300 PTA can earn up to $20,000 (200 referrals). Simply book an appointment online at: […]

COVID-19 Safety: Vaccines and Kids with Dr. Vijaya Soma (11/10/2021)

Q300 PTA presents a virtual info session “COVID-19 Safety: Vaccines and Kids” at 6:30pm on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, featuring Vijaya Soma, M.D., Attending Physician, Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, NYU Grossman School of Medicine and Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital. The CDC has recently recommended the COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to […]

Calling for contributions to the Q300 PTA newsletter (Nov 2021 issue)

The Q300 PTA is gathering materials for an upcoming November PTA newsletter and there are three ways you can contribute: Pictures!: Any pictures of School hangouts, cultural activities, Halloween, Classroom events, etc). Please include your child’s name and grade! “I am thankful for …” statements: As we approach Thanksgiving, it would be a great time […]

Q300 Strong T-Shirt Fundraiser Round 2 (10/25/2021-11/7/2021)

Back by popular demand! The Q300 Strong 2021 Limited Edition T-Shirt is now available for purchase until Nov 7, 2021. The T-shirt is now also available in youth long-sleeve! Visit to place an order. Gift-giving season is coming up! Get shirts for the whole extended family and share your Q300 Strong pride! The beautiful […]

Mobile COVID-19 testing site @ Athens Square Park (10/25/2021 – 10/29/2021)

A mobile COVID-19 testing site will be available in Athens Square Park (30th st. & 30th ave.) from Monday, October 25, 2021 to Friday, October 29, 2021. The test site will be available from 8:00am to 7:00pm everyday and can administer RAPID and PCR testing. Let’s get tested next week and make it a school […]

Box Tops for Education 2021-2022

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 in to their schools, which received 10 cents for each of Box Tops contributed. Here is the videos to show you how Box Tops for Education […]

2021 Summer Read-a-Thon (deadline extended to 10/18/2021)

By now students have brought home flyers for the Read-a-thon, which usually ends by the first week of school, but we have extended the deadline this year to Monday Oct. 18th, 2021! Below is the list of GoFundMe Teams. Click on the team of your child(ren) and raise your donation there. Join the K01 Readathon […]

Thanksgiving Pie Sales 2021

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, Blueberry, Cherry, Dutch Apple, Pecan, Pumpkin, and Purple Sweet Potato) this year. The deadline for the order […]

Fall Q300 PTA Auction (Grandstand seats for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade & NYC Marathon)

The Q300 PTA has two Grandstand tickets to Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and two Grandstand tickets to the NYC Marathon up for auction at Celebrate the return of spectators to these iconic fall NYC events from ticketed Grandstand seats! Bidding is open now until Friday, October 22, 2022 at 10:00pm. Anyone can register and […]

Seeking PTA Board Members for 2021-2022

Elections are around the corner for the PTA Board at the October PTA meeting. Are you interested in making a difference at Q300? The PTA has open seats! Open positions include (see graphics below for descriptions): Co-VP Secretary Co-VP Treasurer Co-VP Communications Co-VP Community Affairs Co-VP Lower Division Rep Co-VP Upper Division Rep Please run […]

Call for Neighborhood Liaisons in 2021-2022

The Q300 PTA is seeking Neighborhood Liaisons! Are you looking for a low-stress, low-demand way to get involved with the Q300 community?; Do you enjoy arranging group outings?; Do you have ideas for activities in your neighborhood that you’d like to share with other Q300 families?; Would you like to make new families feel welcome? […]

Free KF94 masks for Q300 students and staff members

The Q300 PTA has purchased KF94 masks for Q300 students and staff who might need them. If you would like to request some masks for your children and family members, please check your e-mail for the mask distribution announcement with the request form. Masks will be distributed at the school, most likely placed in your […]

Update on Private Bus for 2021-2022

Information about the private bus for 2021-2022 has been added to the website. Parent-organized private transportation options are available for students not well served by OPT buses. Parent volunteers work with families and bus/van operators in areas where there are enough interested riders to establish routes. See for current private transportation options for the […]