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

Q300 Kindness Challenge 2022 (2/13/2022 – 2/27/2022)

In honor of Random Acts of Kindness Day on February 17th the Q300 PTA would like to invite the Q300 community to once again participate in a Kindness Challenge. The Kindness Challenge will run from February 13th – 27th, 2022. Below are a few ways to participate: Kindness Challenge Group Activity In an effort to […]



NYC Council Participatory Budgeting 2021-2022

Participatory budget (https://www.participate.nyc.gov/processes/ccdistrict22) 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 […]



Interested in the Q300 PTA Green Team

Calling on all community members who would like to continue to create a sustainable school-wide community and ways for our children to engage meaningfully in environmental issues and stewardship to combat climate change. Meetings will begin soon. For more information, please contact rachanas@Q300pta.org



Calling for volunteers for Q300 Fun Run 2022

Interested in helping out with this year’s virtual Fun Run and making it a success? Volunteers can help out with the organization of this wellness event that brings the whole community together. For more information and to volunteer, please reach out to LDrep@Q300pta.org. See the information about the last year’s Q300 Fun Run here: https://q300pta.org/2021/04/22/q300-fun-run-2021/.



Fundraising art project with Square 1 Art 2022

Each year the Q300 PTA participates in a fundraiser with Square 1 Art. This is an optional project, but one enjoyed by many families. Before the holiday break, students created artwork in school on special paper for the Square 1 Art Fundraiser. Square 1 Art then prints those masterpieces onto an order form so families […]



Calls for new projects/ideas in 2021-2022

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#responses). The Board will then discuss it at […]



Q300 PTA 2021 Holiday Giving

As we approach the holiday season, and in the spirit of generosity and empathy, we have put together a list of local, regional, and national organizations to which folks in our community might want to give back. Lifeline Groceries/The Connected Chef A local organization that provides nutrient-dense groceries to food-insecure families. They are seeking donations […]



Agatha House Food Pantry @ PS17/Q300 (12/13/2021)

PS17 and Q300 PTAs are co-hosting a food pantry sponsored by the Agatha House Foundation (https://agathahouse.org / https://www.facebook.com/agathahousefoundation/). Agatha House Foundation will provide food to our school communities between 11:00am and 1:00pm on Monday, December 13, 2021. The pantry will be in the PS17/Q300 school yard (28-37 29th St, Astoria, NY 11102). Bring your own […]



Q300/PS17 PTA Coat Drive 2021 (12/13/2021)

We are pleased to resume our annual coat drive collection at school this year. Please bring new or gently used coats for children or adults on Monday, December 13, 2021. The collection will take place between 10:00am and 2:00pm in the school courtyard. For inquiries, contact Q300 Parent Coordinator, Jenny Lando at jennylando@q300.org.



Calling for volunteers for a food distribution event (12/13/2021)

PS17 and Q300 are co-hosting a food distribution event between 10am-2pm on Monday, December 13, 2021 and they are looking for volunteers from the school community. This is a food distribution event (not a food drive), facilitated by an outside organization bringing food into communities for distribution. We are grateful to have this opportunity to […]



NYC Dept of Ed: Office of Food and Nutrition Services (OFNS) Survey 2021

Community Food Advocates (https://www.communityfoodadvocatesnyc.org), a non-profit organization for equity-centered, high-impact public policy to provide affordable, culturally appropriate foods, shared information about the survey conducted by the New York City Department of Education, Office of Food and Nutrition Services (OFNS). The survey will inform the OFNS strategic planning plan that determine what the office should focus […]



Fundraising with Book Culture (20% discount + 15% donation to PTA)

Book Culture (https://www.bookculture.com) is doing a holiday shopping promotion (a 20% additional discount) between Thursday, December 2, 2021 to Sunday, December 5, 2021, storewide and online. Book Culture has four stores in NYC, including one in Long Island City (26-09 Jackson Ave). On top of that, Q300 PTA can also receive our usual 15% donation […]



Grade-bands fund for 2021-2022 ($200 for each grade)

At the October PTA General Meeting, a resolution was passed to approve $200 per grade for spending toward a grade activity or event that supports relationship building and in lieu of our normal in-person events which are still on hold during the pandemic. If you have an innovative way of creating community or would like […]



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: https://www.q300pta.org/fundraising/da/. 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 […]


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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 (https://taketwonyc.org), 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, […]