Fundraising at Q300

IRS has determined that Q300 Parent-Teacher Association is exempt from Federal income tax under section 501c3 of the Internal Revenue Code. Further, all contributions to the PTA, from October 31, 2014 forward, are tax-deductible. Attached is the IRS determination letter. The IRS Determination letter can be found here: IRS Determination Ltr_(2015_07_31) .

The PTA coordinates the Direct Appeal; Spring Auction; Gallery Night Parent Outing; Fall Costume Party; Thanksgiving Pie Sale; International Winter Festival; Picture Day; Zumba-thon with PS 17; Summer Read-a-thon; bake sales; and other activities. The Direct Appeal, which accounts for over 67% of monies received, raises money directly from families and friends.

Direct Appeal

To support the many important enrichment initiatives voted on by the members of the Q300 PTA, we’re reaching out for donations as part of our Direct Appeal.

Fundraising Shopping Links

Earn money for our school by shopping!

Shutterfly/Tiny Prints

When you shop through our Shutterfly/Tiny Prints storefront and order holiday cards or stationary, Shutterfly donates 8% to help our organization.

Shop Amazon Smile and Earn for Q300 PTA

The Q300 PTA is a registered charity with Amazon Smile. Amazon will donate 0.5% of every transaction to the school.
If you are not already an AmazonSmile member, simply sign up at https://smile.amazon.com and select “Q300 PTA”. On the mobile app, under ‘Settings’ in the main menu (☰). Tap on ‘AmazonSmile’ and follow the on-screen instructions to turn on AmazonSmile on your phone.

Book Culture

Support a local, independent bookstore! Whether you order online for delivery or in-store pickup at https://www.bookculture.com, be sure to use our code GB-Q300 for 15% back to the PTA. If you’re shopping in store, just tell them at check out that you’re shopping as part of the Q300 community and we’ll be credited the same 15% back. Book Culture has a large selection of adult and kid books, as well as a beautiful selection of toys and gifts.

Children’s Bookstore

30% of each transaction will be donated to Q300 PTA. Link at https://www.childrensbookstore.com/welcome/?ref=Q300BOOKFAIR.

Stop & Shop

The Stop and Shop number for Q300 PTA is 41211. Please go to the website and register your Stop and Shop rewards card under this number: https://stopandshop.com/school-rewards/. This number also works for Peapod (Stop and Shop’s delivery service). You can also tell the cashier or customer service to link this code to your account (needs to be renewed yearly). Points earned from shopping will be sent at the end of the school year directly to the school.

Goodshop

Support the Q300 PTA while you use Goodshop. Goodshop works with more than 5,000+ stores to provide the best deals and coupons and the top stores also donate up to 20% of their purchase back to the Q300 PTA.

Mabel’s Labels

Please search for Q300 PTA (Astoria) and you will be directed to the fundraising page. Mabel’s Label Campaign Page. A portion of your purchase will be donated to the Q300 PTA.

Land’s End

Children’s Clothing/School Uniforms. Under ‘SCHOOL’ > ‘Find Your School’, you can type in Q300; and enter state to find our account.

Boxtops

Box Tops for Education: If you’re purchasing food brands and office supplies that show the “Box Top” label, you can now scan your receipts at https://www.boxtops4education.com or download the app to your smart phone. Once you register, the PTA receives 10 cents for every “box top”; find Q300 on list of organizations!


What does the PTA fund?

Schoolwide:

  1. Up to $500 per teacher for wish list items, classroom supplies and activities
  2. Teacher professional development, such as Responsive Classroom training, differentiated instruction workshops, and team building
  3. Need-based financial aid to families for trips and other activities
  4. Support for community-building events, such as Welcome Picnic, Costume Party, International Potluck, and Auction and Dance Party

Lower Division (K-4th Grades):

  1. Enrichment programs taught by organizations such as Arts Connection (Visual Arts (including storytelling, bookmaking, cartooning), Musical Theater, and Vocal Music), Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, Chess Kids, and Center for Architecture
  2. One teaching assistant (TA) for each K, 1st grade, and 2nd grade class, and one shared TA for each of 3rd and 4th grades
  3. Support for the kindergarten stepping up ceremony and lower division graduation

Upper Division (5th-8th Grades):

  1. Electives taught by Art House Astoria (music theater/chorus and band) and NYC Chess Kids
  2. Support for clubs and electives, including Brain Games, Yearbook, Debate, and Storytelling
  3. School materials such as class sets of Chromebooks, laptop carts, printers, library books, microscopes, gym equipment, and art installation materials
  4. Support school trips and 8th grade graduation