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Recent announcements

T-Shirt logo design for the Q300 Fun Run 2021

The first Q300 Fun Run will be organized in Spring 2021. In preparation for this activity, we are calling for FUN RUN T-Shirt Design Submissions! If you have a great idea for a Q300 Fun Run 2021 T-Shirt, please send it to fundraisingq300pta.org by Friday March 12th, 2021. Here are the submission criteria: Have “Q300 […]



Fundraising with Tea Collection School Days 2021

Q300 has once again partnered with Tea Collection! Between March 15-23, 2021 and you will receive 15% off teacollection.com orders and another 15% 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 discount and kick back. Once the […]



K-2nd Grade Virtual Scavenger Hunt

Shibley Day Camp (https://www.shibleydaycamp.com) will be hosting a free, fun scavenger hunt for our youngest students. Children will safely search for items at home while having fun with friends on Zoom. For questions, contact ESrepq300pta.org. Date: Sunday, March 7, 2021 Time: 4:00pm- Place: Zoom URL: Register here Note: This event is for Q300 families only. […]



New York International Children’s Film Festival 2021

Buy your tickets to New York International Children’s Film Festival, March 5-14, 2021. The New York International Children’s Film Festival 2021 is 100% online and available to stream nationwide! Go to https://nyicff.org/tickets/ and use the code SCHD21 to save $3 on single tickets and $5 on All Access Passes! Date: Friday, March 5 – Sunday, […]



Lunar New Year Arts & Crafts 2021

The Q300 PTA invites your family to join a virtual Arts & Crafts session to celebrate Lunar New Year this Saturday, February 27th, 2021 from 5:30pm – 6:30pm. Ox printables will be sent via the Google Group, as well as by the Class Parents. Hope you’ll join in on the fun! Date: Saturday, February 27, […]



Zumba-Thon 2021

Join us for a night of movement, fun, and community to help our schools raise money for the local community. Date: Friday, March 19th, 2021 Time: 5:30pm-7:00pm Place: Online (Zoom) URL: Registration: http://bit.ly/q300zumbathon2021 / Donation: https://charity.gofundme.com/q300zumbathon2021 The Q300 and PS17 PTAs are so proud to be co-sponsoring our annual Zumba-thon! The amazing Alejandra Villadiego will […]



District 30 Virtual Parent Workshop Series 2 (on Feb 12, 2021)

CEC (Community Education Council) for District 30 (http://www.cec30.org) is hosting the parent workshop series this month. The second session of the parent workshop series will take place on Friday, February 12, 2021. Title: Session 2: Expand Beyond Your Current Culture: Diversity & Inclusion Date: Friday, February 12, 2021 Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm Place: Zoom URL: […]



International Potluck 2021: Virtual Cultural Classes

In lieu of the International Winter Potluck, where we usually get to celebrate all of our diverse heritages by enjoying traditional cultural dishes and folkloric craft-making activities, the Q300 PTA is planning a series of family-friendly virtual sessions to bring the celebration into your home. These will be ongoing throughout the year. We invite you […]



District 30 Virtual Parent Workshop Series 1 (on Feb 11, 2021)

CEC (Community Education Council) for District 30 (http://www.cec30.org) is hosting the first parent workshop on Thursday, February 4, 2021 as part of the NYS Integration Project Grant! Title: Session 1: Celebrating Difference: Bias & Microaggressions Date: Thursday, February 11, 2021 Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm Place: Zoom (Meeting ID: 87060319044) URL: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87060319044?pwd=ejEvQXZ MMVZzcm9SZFdqTVZlKy9PUT09



Black History Month Events in 2021

February is National African American History Month, which celebrates the contributions that African Americans have made to American history in their struggles for freedom and equality. Due to social distancing, many Black History Month events throughout the city are virtual this year. Here is one list compiled from the city Black History Month Events.



Bank Street College’s Anti-Black Racism in Early Childhood Education Symposium 2021

Bank Street College of Education will host an in-depth dialogue on supporting equity and the early education of Black children on Thursday, February 4, 2021 as part of Black Lives Matter at School Week. The symposium will feature a panel discussion around the theme of “Disrupting Anti-Black Racism in Early Childhood: Center, Abolish, Liberate” and […]



DOE’s Fall 2020 School Experience Survey

The DOE is conducting surveys on your remote and blended learning experience in Fall 2020. All students in grades 6–12, parents and guardians of students in grades 3-K–12, and teachers can take the Fall 2020 School Experience Survey. See the following DOE website for more information. The surveys will be closed on Friday, February 5, […]



Q300 Kindness Challenge 2021

In honor of Random Acts of Kindness Day on February 17th, the Q300 PTA invites all students and their families to participate in the Kindness Challenge. Fill out as many boxes on your Kindness Bingo Board and then post about what you did on the Padlet (https://padlet.com/monroeb6/zcoaacp444sez58a) by February 17th so that we can all […]



Q300 Chess Team: Greater NYC Scholastic Championship on Jan 30-31, 2021

Q300 Chess Team is participating in the Greater NYC Scholastic Championship on Jan 30-31, 2021. See https://www.q300chess.com/event-schedule/ and https://www.gnyscc.com for more information. For more information about the Q300 Chess Team, go to https://q300pta.org/q300-chess-team/.



Online Cooking Classes with the Connected Chef

The Connected Chef (https://theconnectedchef.com) is a Queens based organization that delivers nutritious, high-density groceries to families through their Lifeline Grocery Initiative. Families in the Lifeline program have been put out of work due to COVID-19 and do not qualify for unemployment or other government assistance. Dates: Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 5:30pm for Families Saturday, […]



Food Drive 2021 (with PS17 and PS234)

Q300 PTA are organizing a holiday season food drive for the local community in collaboration with PS17 and PS234. All donations will benefit families in PS17, PS234, and Q300 as well as the local community members. There are two ways to contribute to the Food Drive, which takes place from Thursday, January 6, 2022 to […]



Q300 PTA Virtual Family Game Night 2021

Registration for this event has been closed. The Q300 PTA invites your family to participate in our Virtual Family Game Night. Get the whole gang together for an evening of fun and family-friendly competition with interactive game show-style challenges, scavenger hunts, charades, trivia, and more, hosted by a live DJ. The best part is you […]



Community meals program over the winter break 2020

DOE will have the Community Meals sites open during the Winter Recess to provide meals for families. The sites are closed only on Friday, December 25, 2020 (Christmas Day) and Friday, January 1, 2021 (New Year’s Day), but they are open on the other days during the winter break. The distribution time seem to have […]



Christmas Tree in Athens Square Park (next to the LD)

A group of Astoria small businesses and non-profit organizations raised a fund to put up a large Christmas tree in Athens Square Park (right next to the Q300 LD). The tree will stay up at the park until January 20, 2021. See https://astoriapost.com/large-christmas-tree-coming-to-athens-square-park-next-week-funded-by-astoria-businesses for more information.



Nominate Teachers for the Big Apple Awards 2021 (deadline: January 10th, 2021)

DOE is soliciting nominations for the Big Apple Awards 2021-2022. The deadline is Sunday, January 10, 2021. The instructions for the nomination and the list of the Big Apple Award Recipients for the previous year is found on the DOE website at https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/vision-and-mission/big-apple-awards.