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 PTA Online Book Fair 2020

Q300 PTA will be holding an online book fair with our partner Children’s Bookstore from November 6th through 20th, 2020. We will receive 30% of all sales during this time period. They have a great selection of children’s books from board books to Young Adult and the owner assured me that shipping to New York […]


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The 6th Annual Q300 (Virtual) Costume Party in 2020

Q300 PTA 2020 VIRTUAL COSTUME PARADE! Let’s see those costumes! Although we can’t gather in person this year for our annual Costume Party, we couldn’t miss the opportunity to see all of our Q300 friends in their fun and fabulous costumes. So please join our virtual Costume Parade on Flipgrid. Share a photo or short […]


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Thanksgiving Pie Sales 2020

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, Dutch Apple, Pumpkin, Purple Sweet Potato, Pecan, Blueberry, and Cherry) and in different sizes (8″ or 10″) […]


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Looking for Class Parents for 2020-2021

Q300 is looking for class parents for 2020-2021. Class Parents play an important role in the Q300 community, supporting the students and teachers in many ways. This year, more than ever, Class Parents will be vital in fostering a community amongst all the families in the grade, whether your child is remote or blended, cohort […]


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Fundraising with Tea Collection School Days Fall 2020

Q300 PTA is participating in Tea Collection Tea Days Fall Fundraiser again. Tea Collection is a children’s clothing company that sells cute clothes from sizes 0 to 16. The fundraiser starts midnight on Monday, October 5, 2020 and valid through Monday, October 12, 2020. By entering our code into the “promo code” box at checkout, […]


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Volunteers for the Elections Committee 2020-2021

We are looking for volunteers to serve on the Nominations Committee to help (a) identify candidates for the PTA board and for the 3 parent/guardian positions on the School Leadership Team (SLT) and (b) administer the elections virtually that will be occur on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 5:30 pm EDT. The Committee’s responsibilities include […]


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Q300 Welcome Back Video for 2020-2021

Q300 has shared this welcome back school video for 2020-2021 at https://vimeo.com/461902573. In the video, Q300 staff and teachers introduce safety protocols at both lower and upper division campuses. It is highly recommended to watch it before the first day of school if your kids are in the blended mode. Also visit the Q300 website […]


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Updates on the OPT busses in 2020

A message from Alexandra Skendrou, OPT Bus Coordinator of Q300: Please check your childrens’ Transportation information at https://mystudent.nyc/. If you have any questions please reach out to Alexandra Skendrou at schoolbus@q300.org before Friday, September 25, 2020. OPT buses will run the first day of school on Tuesday, September 29, 2020. Metrocards will be distributed to […]


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Primary contacts for school inquiries in Fall 2020

Principal Sonita Ramkishun has shared the following primary contact information for different kinds of inquiries. Contact person(s) Topics Email Sonita Ramkishun, Principal Schoolwide comments & concerns principal@Q300.org Anna Milonakis, Assistant Principal Special Education (IEPs, 504s, etc) amilonakis@schools.nyc.gov Gina Mont’Etna K-8 Address changes, attendance questions, immunization forms gina@Q300.org Alexandra Skendrou OPT bus inquires and Lower Division […]


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Global Kids after school program (for 6-8 graders)

For 6th-8th grade families, Global Kids is starting its online after school programming, starting today September 10th at 3pm! Students may start today (for the kick off party), and enrollment forms will be sent out by the end of the week. Enrollment is open and ongoing throughout the year. Please email Andrea Canova for more […]


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After school program updates for Fall 2020

Here is the latest update about the after school programs at Q300 (as of Thursday, September 10, 2020). Serious Fun has shared information regarding virtual programming and an in person one for remote learners. Click here for more information: VIRTUAL: Serious Fun will begin registration for its all virtual programs, Launch Math + Science or […]


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Interested in serving on the Q300 PTA board or SLT for 2020-2021?

Please consider running for a leadership position on the PTA Board (https://q300pta.org/pta/about-us/) and parent position on the School Leadership Team (SLT) (https://q300pta.org/pta/q300-school-leadership-team/). We encourage new parents/guardians to join the PTA board and SLT. All PTA Board positions are open (President; Vice President; Secretary; Treasurer; V.P of Fundraising; VP of Communication; VP of Membership, and VP […]


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St. John’s University’s research on the impact of COVID-19 among children (ages 11-17)

The Queens Borough President Sharon Lee has co-sponsored a study commissioned and conducted by Child Help Partnership at St. John’s University to assess the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic which has inflicted untold physical, emotional and psychological trauma on all New Yorkers including children. The study is specifically looking at Queens children ages 11 to […]


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SeriousFun after school program in Fall 2020

SeriousFun is tentatively planning to offer two options in Fall 2020: one completely virtual program available to all families, and one in person program for students who are doing 100% remote learning. Enrollment/Applications will be available September 1, 2020. Families with credits on account can use their credits towards the cost for either program. Virtual […]


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Chess after school program in Fall 2020 (NYChessKids; online)

NYChessKids offers an online after school program in Fall 2020. For more information, see https://www.nychesskids.com/online-fall-program or contact Saudin Robovic at nychesskids@gmail.com. Also, NYChessKids offers a hardship scholarship to anyone affected by COVID-19; please contact contact nychesskids@gmail.com for more info as well. Schedule: Monday to Friday 3:00pm – 3:45pm: Beginners 3:45pm – 4:30pm: Intermediate 4:30pm – […]


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NYC DOE’s Return to School 2020 website

The Fall 2020 school reopening models that the Chancellor announced on July 8, 2020 can be viewed at https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-year-20-21/return-to-school-2020/school-schedules. The DOE guidance recommends families regularly visiting the NYC DOE Return to School 2020 website (https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-year-20-21/return-to-school-2020) for updates and up-to-date information. Please note that Q300 (Principal Sonita Ramkishun and/or Jenny Lando) always shares all important updates […]


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More x2 summer 2020 programs for Q300 students

Q300 shared the additional resources for summer activities in 2020. See the previous postings on the same topic here and here. NYC DOE Summer Enrichment Challenges and Activities The NYC DOE is hosting weekly virtual summer challenges between July 13, 2020 and August 17, 2020. The challenge for the week of July 27 uses Minecraft […]


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More summer 2020 programs for Q300 students

Q300 shared the additional resources for summer activities in 2020. See the previous posting on the same topic here. More online summer programs Virtual summer classes from Varsity Tutors: Check out free, online summer classes for students in kindergarten through college in subjects including art, computer science, languages and more. (https://www.varsitytutors.com/virtual-summer-camp-catalog) Virtual summer camp from […]


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Update on Private Bus for 2020-2021

See the Bus Information page for the latest information about the bus services for 2020-2021. The Q300 Private Bus Committee is currently beginning planning for the 2020-21 school year. Since 2013, Q300 families have worked together to establish private bus routes. During the 2019-20 year, we operated buses for both the Lower and Upper Divisions […]


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Summer 2020 programs for Q300 students

Q300 shared the following resources for summer activities in 2020. Download the info in PDF here. Our partners Serious Fun seriousfun.org (doing virtual camps based on specific campsites) Global Kids They are offering various activities including games, art, virtual trips, creative writing, dance, music, languages, DIY projects, day & evening activities, and more! Youth may […]


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