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; a Spring Dance and Auction; Gallery Night Parent Outing; a Fall Costume Party; a Thanksgiving Pie Sale; an International Winter Festival; Picture Day; a Zumba-thon with PS 17; a 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!

  • Shop Amazon Earn for Q300 PTA There are two different ways to support Q300 when shopping at Amazon.
    1. Amazon Associates: Enter Amazon.com with this special link (bookmark it after you enter!) and up to 7% of your purchases will benefit the PTA.
    2. Amazon Smile: The Q300 PTA is a registered charity with Amazon Smile. Amazon will donate .5% (that’s point-five %) of every transaction to Q300, to get your Amazon account set up, just http://smile.amazon.com/gp/chpf/about/ref=smi_aas_redirect?ie=UTF8&ref_=smi_se_ft_abt_saas for details.
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  • Children’s Bookstore
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  • 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). Points earned from shopping will be send at the end of the school year directly to the school—this is not a PTA Fundraising initiative, but we help coordinate it to help raise money for the school.
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  • Goodshop
    • Support the Q300 PTA while you use Goodsearch or 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Primary (uniform shop)

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What does the PTA fund?

In 2019-20, the following programs are funded through the Q300 PTA fundraising.

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 Breakfast for Incoming Families, 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



Recent announcements about the fundraising events

GivingTuesday on Tue, December 1, 2020 #GivingTuesday

As part of #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving, on December 1 and your end of year giving, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the PTA Your donation will help fund programs, services, and resources at Q300 including: enrichment programs, including visual arts, architecture, and dance, and electives and clubs, including Debate Team, Math […]
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Q300 PTA’s holiday shopping guide 2020

As we head into this unusual holiday season, here’s a reminder of how you can shop and earn money for Q300! All of these stores have delivery and curbside pickup as options—so shop safely and put your mind at ease. Feel free to share these links with grandparents and friends and family as an easy […]
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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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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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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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School supplies group order for 2020-2021

Q300 PTA has started the school supplies group order for 2020-2021. You can now order supply kits online from 1st Day School Supplies (https://1stdayschoolsupplies.com/kits.php?sid=73565) for the 2020-21 school year. Kits will be delivered to the school over the summer. The last day to order supplies with 1stdayschoolsupplies.com is Wednesday, July 1, 2020 [the deadline has […]
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2020 Summer Read-a-Thon

We hope you are doing well during this challenging time. School is almost over and it’s almost time for our annual Summer Read-a-Thon! https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/2020-q300-summer-read-a-thon
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4th Grade Bake Sale on Tuesday, March 3

The fourth grade will be hosting a bake sale on the parent-teacher conference day (Tuesday, March 3, 2020) at the Lower Division campus. Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm & 4:30pm-7:30pm Place: Q300 Lower Division 4th floor (28-37 29th St, Long Island City, NY 11102)
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Fundraising art project with Square 1 Art

Each year the Q300 PTA participates in a fundraiser with Square 1 Art. This is an optional project , but one enjoyed by many families. Using the special paper attached , your child should create their own artwork and then turn it into their teacher by Monday, March 2. At the end of March, each […]
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Stepping Into Summer Dance Party & Silent Auction 2020

Annual Q300 PTA Stepping Into Summer Dance Party & Silent Auction 2020. DJ, Dancing, Food & Drink, Silent Auction, Raffles, and Online Auction! The venue might reach capacity so tickets are limited quantity! Date: Sunday, May 3, 2020 Time: 3:00pm-6:00pm Place: Central in Astoria (20-30 Steinway St, Astoria NY 11105) Tickets: Early bird (thru April […]
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