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 Winterfest Auction 2023 (2/3/2023 – 2/13/2023)

We are excited to announce that our WinterFest Auction is back and will go live on Friday, Feb 3, 2023. The WinterFest Auction features a list of summer camp and experience prizes. Register at https://auctria.events/Q300PTAWinter2023 to bid on these amazing prizes and share the site with friends and neighbors as anyone can bid. Get a […]



Q300 Kindness Challenge 2023 (2/13/2023 – 2/28/2023)

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 Monday, February 13 to Tuesday, February 28, 2023. We ask the community to put Q300’s core values of inclusion and […]



Box Tops for Education 2023

Box Tops for Education (https://www.boxtops4education.com) 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 […]



4th Grade Fundraiser: Valentine’s Day Roses

The 4th grade parents are putting together another fundraising event to raise money for the moving-up celebration at the end of the year. Buy roses for the Valentine’s Day and help the 4th graders’ fundraising effort. Order by Wednesday, February 1, 2023. Roses will be delivered on Tuesday, February 14, 2023. The 4th grade moving-up […]



Q300 Aigner’s Chocolate Fundraiser 2023 (by 1/20/2023)

Aigner’s Chocolate Fundraiser is back for Valentine’s Day in 2023! Artisanal chocolates made from a chocolate shop in Forest Hill for over 90 years. Look out for the paper order form in your kid’s backpack, order online at https://www.aignerchocolates.com or visit the store in-person. Please note that there’s more products to order from if you […]



Q300 Chess Team Home Tournament (1/28/2023)

The Q300 Chess Team, in collaboration with NY Chess Academy, will be hosting its first home tournament of the year on Saturday, January 28, 2023. Please help us spread the news, all are welcome to join! Title: Q300 Tournament Date: Saturday, January 28, 2023 Time: 9:00am – 2:45pm Place: Q300 Lower Division (28-37 29th St, […]



New York Chess Academy after school program at Upper Division (from 1/10/2023)

A chess after-school program is now being offered at the Upper Division. New York Chess Academy https://nychessacademy.bestclass.us) has extended their program and it’s being offered every Tuesday, starting Tuesday, January 10, 2023.



Q300 Winterfest International Potluck 2023 (2/3/2023)

The Q300 Winter Fest International Potluck will take place on Friday, February 3rd at 5:30 pm at the Lower Division Campus. This is a lovely school-wide event where everyone brings dishes from all over the world. Each grade organizes a cultural craft/activity table, and we raffle off some great prizes. Admission and food at the […]



Q300/PS17 PTA Movie Night 2023 (1/13/2023)

The Q300 and PS17 PTAs invite you to Movie Night on Friday, January 13th, 2023 at 6:00pm at the Lower Division building’s auditorium. All Q300 families are invited to attend. Admission is FREE. Registration is required at https://forms.gle/Y28Y5CmBfFpPBhWm8) in advance due to limited space. Title: Q300 & PS17 Movie Night Featuring Sing 2 (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6467266/) Date: […]



Q300 Virtual Open House for 2022-2023 (1/10/2023)

Q300 will be hosting a virtual Kindergarten Open House Q&A session for anyone interested in applying to Q300 for Kindergarten. During the open house, the school representatives discuss Q300’s G&T programming and review the application process this year. Title: Q300 Virtual Open House for 2022-2023 (1/10/2023) Date: Tuesday, January 10, 2023 Time: 3:00pm-5:00pm Place: virtual […]



Square 1 Art Fundraiser 2023 (deadline on 2/10/2023)

Q300 PTA is hosting another Square 1 Art fundraiser this year. 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 create artwork in school or at home on special paper for the Square 1 Art […]



4th Grade Fundraiser: Stencil Sale (2022/12/12 – 2022/12/16)

The 4th graders are selling Smencils during lunch 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. If you/your kids would like purchase Smencils (smelling pencil) and support the 4th graders, please place an […]



Fundraising during the holiday shopping season 2022

Don’t forget the Q300 PTA when doing your holiday shopping! Links for giving a percentage of your purchases to the PTA through Shutterfly (perfect for holiday photo cards and photo gifts), Children’s Bookstore, Book Culture, Land’s End, and more. See more details on the PTA Fundraising Overview of Shopping Sites. Amazon Smile: For anyone that […]



4th Grade Fundraiser: Bake Sale on Friday, December 9, 2022

The fourth grade will be hosting a bake sale on Friday, December 9, 2022 at the Lower Division campus. The bake sale is taking place on the same day as Q300’s Arts Connection Showcase. All proceedings will be used to support the end of the lower division celebrations for the 4th graders. Date: Friday, December […]



Job opportunity at Q300: TA for K-4 (2022-2023)

Q300 (http://ps300q.org) is hiring TA’s for kindergarten through 4th grade for the academic year of 2022-2023. Please see below for the qualifications and responsibilities. For inquiries, contact Sonita Ramkishun, Principal of Q300, at principal@q300.org. Q300 is seeking teacher assistants to support classes from grades Kindergarten to 4th for 2022-2023. Qualifications: Minimum of 2 years in […]



Q300/PS17 PTA Sock/Coat Drive 2022 (11/28/2022 – 12/14/2022)

In collaboration with PS17 PTA, Q300 PTA is participating in the sock/coat drive this year too. Donate new, adult size socks to keep New Yorkers warm. Donations are accepted between Monday, November 28 and Wednesday, December 14, 2022. Donated socks will sent to Take Two NYC (https://taketwonyc.org). Donate gently used, clean coats between Monday, November […]



The 3rd Annual Athens Square Park Tree Lighting (12/1/2022)

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 Thursday, December 1, 2022. 🎄Athens Square Park is scheduled to have their Tree Lighting & Parade on December 1, 2022. 🎄Parade will start at 6PM and Tree […]



Holiday Gift Card Sale 2022

The order deadline has been extended to Tuesday, November 22, 2022. 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 […]



Call for committee members: Q300 PTA Winter Festival Committee 2022-2023

The Q300 PTA has hosted an amazing Winter International Potluck and Festival every year since its inception (except of course in 20-21 and 21-22). In fact, our last one was in January 2020 before the lockdown struck. This is a lovely community event where typically everyone brings dishes from all over the world. We usually […]



Native American Heritage Month resources for families and educators

Did you know that November is Native American Heritage Month? Here are some suggested resources for families and educators from Native American parents and teachers on how to appropriately teach and learn about Native American histories and cultures. Five Ideas to Change teaching about Thanksgiving, in Classes and in Homes Native American Heritage Month Resources […]



Plastic-Free Lunch Day (11/2/2022)

Green Team has shared this resource about Plastic-Free Lunch Day, organized by Cafeteria Culture (https://www.cafeteriaculture.org). ​On Wednesday, November 2, 2022, Cafeteria Culture and the Urban School Food Alliance join forces to present the first ever Plastic Free Lunch Day (PFLD) USA, a nationwide initiative to reduce plastic foodware and packaging in school cafeterias across the […]



District 30 Trunk or Treat Event (10/28/2022)

District 30 and the Office of Superintendent Composto are hosting a Trunk or Treat event for all D30 schools & families at the Astoria Park Parking Lot, this Friday (Friday, October 28, 2022), 4-7pm. Q300 & PS17 PTAs will be hosting a trunk/table with candy and non-food treats to give away – as well as […]



Curbside Composting Information Session for Q300 PTA (10/14/2022)

Rachana Shah from Common Ground Compost (and Q300 parent) and Kelly McCabe, Curbside Composting Outreach Associate at Big Reuse, hosted an information session on the NYC’s curbside compositing service that started on Monday, October 3, 2022. More information on the curbside composting can be found at the NYC Department of Sanitation’s website at https://nyc.gov/CurbsideComposting. You […]



Fundraising with Tea Collection School Days 2022

Q300 has once again partnered with Tea Collection (https://www.teacollection.com)! Between Monday, October 17 and Sunday, October 23, 2022 and you will receive 25% off teacollection.com orders and another 20% of those orders’ will be donated back to Q300. Stay tuned for notices about our unique promo code needed to place the orders and get the […]



Thanksgiving Pie Sales 2022

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 […]



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