Donate Now!Welcome! The Q300 PTA is launching our annual Direct Appeal fundraising campaign. We ask you to give or raise tax-deductible donations to pay for crucial enrichment programs, services, and resources that deepen your child’s learning experience at Q300. The Direct Appeal accounts for over 85% of the net amounts raised. Nearly 100% of your tax-deductible donation goes directly to enriching education at Q300.

Thanks to your generosity, in previous school years, we have hit the ground running by providing enrichment programs and other resources in both the Lower and Upper Division, and organizing community-building events.

Your donation will help fund:

  1. Schoolwide:
    • Up to $550 per teacher, social worker, and guidance counselors for wish list items, educational supplies, and resources.
    • Teacher professional development, such as Responsive Classroom training, differentiated instruction and personalized learning workshops, and team building.
    • Classroom library books, field day megaphones, and other educational resources.
    • Events like the Welcome Breakfast for new families, Back-to-School Meet-Up, and other events.
    • Support for the Diversity, Wellness, and Green Committees.
  2. Lower Division (K-4th Grades):
    • Subject to successful hiring and onboarding, a teaching assistant for each class in kindergarten through 3rd grade and a teaching assistant shared between each class in the 4th grade.
    • Visual Arts for K-4th grades taught by Studio in a School, Music for K-4th grades by LEAP, Chess for K-2nd grade by New York Chess Academy, Architecture for 2nd grade taught by the Center for Architecture, and Robotics for 3rd-4th grades taught by Engineering for Kids.
    • 3rd and 4th grade electives such as Hip Hop Dance taught by Alvin Ailey Dance, Musical Theater taught by Arts Horizon, Cooking taught by Allergic to Salad, Newspaper Club, and Math Games.
    • Support for the Kindergarten Stepping-Up and 4th Grade Moving-Up Ceremonies.
  3. Upper Division (5th-8th Grades):
    • Support for clubs and electives, including Chess with NY Chess Academy, Chorus taught by LEAP, Dance taught by Alvin Ailey, Cooking taught by Allergic to Salad, Film Production taught by Astoria Film Festival, Robotics taught by Engineering for Kids, Soccer taught by Togetherhood,
    • Shakespeare Festival taught by Creative Arts Team-CUNY, and teacher-led programs such as Debate Team, Math Teams, Digital Photography, Memory Makers, Minecraft, Multicultural Club, Origami, and Ultimate Frisbee.
    • 5th grade digital music production taught by LEAP.
    • Support for maintenance of the hydroponic lab and special curriculum-based field trips.
    • Support for 8th grade trip and Graduation.

If you have questions or comments about the Direct Appeal, please read the frequently asked questions document 2023-2024 (see below) or email us at

Frequently Asked Questions 2023-2024:

What is it and why is it important?

Were all in this together - your participation makes a differenceOur Direct Appeal is the PTA’s most important annual fundraiser. Nearly 100% of the money raised goes directly to help cover the funding gap between the cost of the enriched education your kids receive and government funding. The Department of Education (DOE) does not provide extra funding to Q300 for its gifted & talented status and Q300 does not receive Federal Title 1 assistance. As a result, we must come together as a community to help raise the funds to pay for crucial enrichment programs, services, and resources.

How much should I give?

For those who are able to help support the school through the Direct Appeal, please give or raise an amount that makes sense to your family. As in previous years, we have provided suggested amounts, which will help fund our programs and services.

For grades K-4, we suggest that you give or raise $1,500 per student. For grades 5-8, we suggest that you give or raise $1,000 per student.

Each contribution matters, whatever the size. Many potential PTA funders consider family participation a key factor in deciding whether to give grants. By participating in the Direct Appeal – at a level that your family can afford – you show potential funders and others that we have come together as a community to invest in our kids’ education.

monthly credit card payments make it easier on your finances

How can I help enrich my child’s education?

Make a contribution to the Direct Appeal!

  • Check: Fill out a direct appeal form (2023-2024) and mail the form and check to the school.
  • Credit cards: All CC gifts are processed on this webpage. You can pay in monthly installments.
  • Does the suggested per-student donation level not fit into your family’s budget? Consider the “Cup of Coffee” pledge level. How much do you spend on coffee each month? There are 180 school days in the year. If you were to buy Q300 a decent medium sized cup of coffee on each school day for $2.50 that would add up to a total donation of $450.

Direct Appeal Form (2023-2024):

Make your donation by credit card below

One Time Payment 9 Month Installment Plan
Click “Donate” to donate any amount.


  • $50
  • $500
  • $750
  • $1,000 (suggested per 5th-8th grade student)
  • $1,500 (suggested per K-4th grade student)
  • $2,000
  • $3,000+

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Options – Monthly Payment for 9 months

Student(s) Name and Grade(s)

The Q300 Parent-Teacher Association, Inc. (EIN: 47-2258209) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Your charitable contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. For more information see, our IRS Letter of Determination .

If you have any questions, please email