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

COVID-19 testing consent form for random testing at Q300

All DOE public schools, including Q300, will randomly test biweekly unvaccinated students if they have submitted consent for testing. There are two ways to submit the COVID-19 testing consent form: Print the form, sign it and send it to your school (to the Main Office of the school). Forms are available in different languages.

After school update: NYChessKids in Fall 2021 (from Sept 29, 2021)

NYChessKids will start the in-person program at Q300 (Lower Division) from September 29, 2021. The program is scheduled from 2:30pm-5:30pm on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. The online registration form will become available at on Wednesday, September 15, 2021. For inquiries, e-mail

SeriousFun after school program in Fall 2021 (registration started)

Registration for SeriousFun (after school @ Lower Division) has started for 2021-2022. Their in-person after school programs will begin on Monday, September 20th, 2021.

Q300 Blooms: Flower Power Fundraising (deadline on 10/15/2021)

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 […]

Looking for volunteers for Q300 PTA (2021-2022)

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. Do you want to help or add new sections to […]

SeriousFun after school program in Fall 2021

An update from Serious Fun for the after school program in Fall 2021 (@ Lower Division). As of today (Thursday, September 2, 2021), Serious Fun is planning to a virtual program between Monday, September 13 and Friday, September 17, 2021. They are hoping to run the in-person program from Monday, September 20, 2021.

Back to School Family Forum for Queens on 9/1/2021

DOE will be hosting “Back to School Family Forums” in each borough. The forum for Queens will take place at 8:00pm-9:30pm on Wednesday, September 1, 2021. Visit for registration. The dates, times, and supported languages are as follows: Brooklyn – Wednesday, September 1st • 6–7:30pm (Spanish, Mandarin, Arabic) Queens – Wednesday, September 1st • […]

Q300 PTA Back-to-School Meetup 2021

The Q300 PTA will hold our annual back-to-school meetup on Sunday, September 12, 2021, from 12-3pm in Rainey Park. All Q300 families (old and new), teachers, and staff are invited to join for this fun event! Date: Sunday, September 12, 2021 Time: 12:00pm-3:00pm Place: Rainey Park (Vernon Blvd, Astoria, NY 11106) URL: Although we […]

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: […]

After school update: NYChessKids in Fall 2021

An announcement from NYChessKids about the after school program in Fall 2021. NYChessKids is hoping to offer an after school chess program at Q300 Lower Division in Fall 2021. This is still tentative, pending DOE regulations. If approved, the program would run 2:20-5:30pm Wednesday – Friday. This after school program is fee-based. Note: there will […]

Community meals program in summer 2021

Free “grab & go” meals during summer started on Monday, June 28, 2021. See the feeding locations on the DOE website at

2021 Summer Read-a-Thon

We are thrilled and excited to bring back the 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 school’s enrichment programs)! [Download the flyer here ] Register: Register for the Read-a-thon at GoFundMe ( […]

School supplies group order for 2021-2022 (no PTA order in 2021)

As Principal Sonita Ramkishun mentioned in her newsletter, Q300 will be purchasing all school supplies for 2021-2022 and families do not need to purchase their individual supplies this year. Therefore, the PTA will not organize the school supplies group order this year. For quesiotns, please contact Jenny Lando, Parent Coordinator, at

Are you interested in running for PTA Board positions in 2021-2022?

Do you enjoy organizing events and activities for your kids? Would you like to enrich and improve the educational, emotional, and social lives of Q300’s students? Do you enjoy listening and understanding the concerns of your fellow Q300 community members? Are you great with financials, keeping financial records in order, taking minutes at meetings, or […]

Q300 Strong T-Shirt Fundraiser (6/1/2021-6/14/2021)

Information on t-shirts for sale T-shirts for both kids and adults will also be available for purchase from June 1- June 14, 2021. Stay tuned for details on how to order shirts for the whole family to display your Q300 Strong pride all around town (and also to wear for gym class.) Q300 Strong T-shirts […]

Interested in serving on the Q300 PTA board or SLT for 2021-2022?

Q300 PTA is calling on parents/guardians to run for positions on the PTA Board and two (2) SLT parent member positions. The only qualification for all offices is that the candidate be a parent/guardian (including birth parents, adoptive parents, step-parents, legally-appointed guardians, foster parents, or “persons in a parental relation”) of a Q300 student. (Please […]

Q300PTA Stepping Into Summer 2021 (May, 2021)

Q300 Stepping into Summer Virtual Family Game Night and Auction are on this year and you can do them from the comfort of your own home! Don’t miss the biggest virtual party of the year! Here is how you can participate: Virtual Family Game Night Saturday, May 15 at 5:30pm. Purchase tickets here: Online […]

Q300 PTA Stepping Into Summer Online Auction 2021 (5/7 – 5/23)

Q300 PTA’s Stepping Into Summer Online Auction 2021 takes place between Saturday, May 8 to Sunday, May 23, 2021. Place your bit on the Auctria website at You will have to register as a bidder on the Auctria website to place your bit. All proceeds will go toward providing PTA funded enrichments for our […]

Winners of the Q300 Strong Design Competition 2021

Congratulations to all the students who entered the contests. It was incredibly difficult to choose a winning design, but our esteemed judges have made a decision. The winning bookmark design came from Class 201 and the winning T-shirt design came from Class 501. Bookmark design T-shirt design Both winners received a One-Year Family Membership to […]

Q300 PTA Online Book Fair (May 1-15, 2021)

Q300 PTA Online Book Fair with the Children’s Bookstore. 25% of every book purchase from May 1, 2021 through May 15, 2021 will go directly to the PTA to help pay for enrichment programs for all grade levels K-8. Shop the books you want from more than 200,000 book titles offered by the Children’s Bookstore. […]