Past events

Incoming Parent’s Brunch Saturday 6/13

Saturday 10:00 – 12:00pm
School Courtyard
The 30th Avenue School (Q300)
28-37 29th Street, Astoria, NY 11102

The PTA is sponsoring a New Parents Brunch at Q300. You’ll have the opportunity to mingle with Q300 Parents and other New Parents who are starting this amazing journey with this school. The event starts at 10:00am, please RSVP if you haven’t yet!

Come to the Final PTA Meeting of the 2014-15 School Year

Celebrate getting our school off to a fantastic start! Help plan for next year! Socialize with kids and parents for one last time before summer break!

Friday, June 19, 6:00 – 8:00PM in the Q300 Cafeteria/Auditorium
The PTA meeting will include.
• Election of next year’s PTA Board
• Election of 2 Parent positions on the School Leadership Team
• Presentation and Vote on 2015-2016 PTA Budget

Children will have entertainment during the meeting. Pizza will be provided for a low cost.

Please RSVP by June 17th by returning the bottom portion of the flyer that will be sent home in your child’s folder labeled THE LAST HURRAH or online here.

If you have any questions, please contact us at

“Stepping Into Summer” Party and Auctions a Success!

Despite the monsoon weather, and thanks to the tireless work of the Benefit Committee, a fantastic time was had by all at Q300’s Stepping Into Summer dance party and silent auction at Astoria’s Bohemian Hall on Sunday, May 31. The kids had a blast doing the Chicken Dance and dressing up for photo booth pictures. It was also wonderful to meet a number of incoming families who will be joining our big Q300 family in the Fall.

Local businesses donated 19 items for the silent auction. There was competitive bidding for many of the items so take note for the next one! The raffle items were especially exciting: Principal-for-a-Day, Lunch-and-Crafts-with-Jill and more.

The success of the online auction component of the event shouldn’t be ignored. That night at Bohemian Hall was so much fun it was easy to overlook it. The auction came to an end at 6PM Friday, June 5. It featured items donated by 57 businesses from all over the city.

Sixth Grade Model UN

On March 26-28 of this year sixteen Q300 students took the challenge of solving some of the world’s most complex problems. These Q300 sixth graders became United Nations delegates for the weekend to simulate the UN. They represented Sierra Leone on several Model UN committees. Under the advisement of Ms. Annette they prepared for this event by writing position papers, learning the rules of procedure and lots and lots of research. Delegates attended the opening ceremonies in the General Assembly Hall of the United Nations and then set to work for three days of committee sessions and drafting of resolutions. They were able to take a break on Thursday night to walk to the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square for dinner.

Congratulations to the New Q300 Students for Fall 2015!

Offers are out, and it’s time to celebrate! Now that the you’ve overcome the last hurdle of the G&T process, we welcome you to attend our Stepping into Summer Party. Come mingle with parents and students of Q300. We’re here to help answer any questions you may have!

Congratulations Principal Matt Willard!

On May 7, 2015, Community School District 30 Superintendent Dr. Philip A. Composto announced the appointment of Matt Willard as permanent principal at Q300. At the time of the appointment, Mr. Willard was serving as Q300’s interim acting principal.


Q300 Profile on

Thank you to parents who offered to be interviewed by for the review on Q300. The article provides an overview of our core values, academic focus, and Principal Willard’s philosophy. It also illustrates our culture and “a day in the life,” and discusses some of the PTA’s efforts to date in establishing foundational elements for the school. If you haven’t already, please have a look!

Our First Direct Appeal Campaign

Thanks to all the donors who made it a success

As announced at our most recent PTA meeting and pizza party, we managed to surpass our direct appeal goal! This is one more indication of a successful foundational year for Q300 and an engaged parent body. THANK YOU, parents, for your demonstrated participation and support for the school. We reached over 75% participation! In addition to having funded teaching assistants, library books, key enrichment programs and more, we are well positioned to kick off the 2015-16 school year. As we near the end of this school year, the PTA has begun planning and prioritizing for next year. Please keep an eye for the next enrichment program survey. Your input is valuable! The PTA looks forward to seeing everyone at the Stepping into Summer Dance Party and Auction in May!

The Atom Smashers Take Manhattan

Atom Smashers Team Photo

On March 14th (also known as Pi day), team Atom Smashers attended the First Lego League NYC Championship at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. See the full article in the latest Q300 newsletter.

Wine Tasting

Thanks for joining us at Astoria’s Bowery Bay!

Thank you, parents, for joining us for our winter warm-up wine tasting and food pairing event on February 24th! It was great to get Q300 parents together on an informal occasion. We had a wonderful selection of South American wines paired with delicious, small plates. Special Thanks to Melissa Cruz for organizing the event, getting so many of her friends and family to the event, and for getting the raffle donation. Also, thanks to Maria Hantzopoulos for helping sell raffles, Jasmine Rosner for setting up the PayPal page, Amy He and Blain Kennedy for creating the event webpage and Ingrid Kennedy for creating the flyer. And many, many thanks to Deni and Gary Anza of Bowery Bay for hosting and curating this special event!

Shop online, Earn for Q300

Click-and-shop using the PTA’s newly updated Fundraising Links. Every purchase through this page will benefit the Q300 School.

Support DonorsChoose Projects at Q300

Give A Camera to a Kid! Help Create Our Photography Class!
Ms. Annette Bindert’s Technology project [Fully Funded! Thank you, amazing donors!]

School Leadership Team Elections

Congrats to our newly elected Q300’s School Leadership Team (non-mandatory) parent reps:

  • Maria H
  • Catherine L
  • Shirley M
  • Elizabeth S

What is the SLT? The SLT is a vehicle for developing school-based educational policies, and ensuring that resources are aligned to implement those policies. The SLT assists in the evaluation and assessment of Q300’s educational programs and their effects on student achievement. The SLT plays a significant role in creating a structure for school-based decision making, and shaping the path to a collaborative school culture. Specifically, it is responsible for developing Q300’s Comprehensive Educational Plan (“CEP”), which articulates objectives to meet the needs of students and the school’s educational program.


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