Thank you for visiting the website of the Q300 Parent-Teacher Association. All parents and guardians of Q300 students as well as all teachers are automatically members of the Q300 PTA. PTA meetings are held monthly. Our goal is to work together to create and maintain a welcoming community for all Q300 families and to support the administration and faculty in building a school that provides outstanding education to our students based on the values of inclusion, inquiry, and responsibility. See here for more information on Q300 and here for more info on Q300 PTA.

Recent announcements

2022 Summer Read-a-Thon

It’s time for our school-wide Summer Read-a-thon! Q300 is a community of learners and readers, and we continue our passion for books and knowledge into the summer months (while simultaneously raising money for our enrichment programs)! For questions, contact VP Fundraising at How it Works Setting Goals: We are asking students to set reading […]

Q300 PTA Lower Division Book Swap 2022 (collection until 6/24/2022)

The deadline for the book swap collection is now on Friday, June 24, 2022. The book swap is going to take on Monday, June 27, 2022. Students are encouraged to bring in a gently used book to donate to the lower division book swap. Books can be brought in any day from now until Monday, […]

Q300 Uniform Swap 2022 (collection until 6/27/2022 & pick up on 9/18/2022)

Does your child grow like a weed? Does your child’s uniform pants, which seemed so big at the beginning of the year, now fit like shorts? Well, you can help defray the expense of buying new uniforms by participating in the Q300 uniform swap. Drop-Off Uniforms Please donate any gently used uniform that your child […]

New PTA and Executive Board Members for 2022-2023

Congratulations to our new SLT and Board Members for the 2022-23 school year! We are so grateful for your service. The latest results are in, and there are still a few vacancies: 2022-2023 PTA Board Members Q300 2022-2023 School Leadership Team

Q300 PTA Chocolate Fundraiser (6/6/2022 – 6/10/2022)

The following options have been added: – School pick-up on Monday, June 13, 2022 – Teacher thank-you gift option See the revised flyer for more information. Chocolate gifts for dads, grads, or yourself! Purchase items in store or online. 20% of sales supports the PTA. Online orders have the option of in-person store pickup or […]

Q300 K and 1 Mixer (5/15/2022)

The Q300 PTA Board would like to invite K and 1st grade families to a casual meetup on Sunday, May 15th, from 1:30pm -3:30 pm, at Athens Square Park (located at 30th Street and 30th Avenue, right next to the Lower Division). All K and 1st grade students, caretakers, and family members are invited. Come […]

Q300 Fun Run 2022 (5/21/2022-6/5/2022)

The Q300 Fun Run t-shirt order has been closed. Q300 PTA is pleased to announce that it will hold a Fun Run event ( again this year. Following our school’s first Fun Run in 2021, this year there is again a virtual window (Saturday, May 21, 2022 through Sunday, June 5, 2022) where families are […]

Jewish American Heritage Month Resources

May is Jewish American Heritage Month. The National Register of Historic Places is pleased to promote awareness of and appreciation for the historical accomplishments of Jewish Americans. We showcase historic properties listed in the National Register and National Park units commemorating the events and people that help illustrate Jewish Americans’ contributions to American history.Jewish American […]

Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Resources

May is Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. We tribute to the generations of AAPI members who have enriched America’s history. This is a list of resources for introducing the AAPI heritages to children. Resources: Lessons Plans, Curriculum, and More New York Public Library: Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month Asian American/Asian Research […]

Are you interested in running for PTA Board positions in 2022-2023?

All board positions are open. The only qualification for all positions is that the candidate be a current parent or guardian of a child in the school. Please see the graphic below or visit the following for more info on each position: President (up to 2 positions) Executive Vice President (VP) (1 position only) […]

Teacher Appreciation Week 2022

Teacher Appreciation Day is Tuesday, May 3rd and we want to show the teachers and staff at our school some love for all of the amazing work. We normally do a potluck and set up some goodies in school for our amazing teachers and staff, but since we cannot do it this year due to […]

Q300 PTA Mask Distribution (extra masks while supplies last)

The Q300 PTA has some extra high-quality KF94/KN95 youth and adult size masks for distribution thanks to families that opted out of the mask distribution last month. If you would like to request additional masks for your student, please send an email to and indicate your child’s name, class, and if you would like […]

Green Seed of the Week: Tue, April 12, 2022

Listen to, read about and support women fighting for our planet. Find out more about Rachel Carson, Eunice Newton Foote and Vandana Shiva:

Randall’s Island Park Alliance Tree Planting event (5/14/2022)

In recognition of Earth Week 2022, Q300’s Green Team has organized a Tree Seedling Planting Day in collaboration with Randall’s Island Park Alliance on Saturday, May 14, 2022 @ 10am for our Q300 community. We invite Q300 families, teachers and staff to sign up with the form at The Park Alliance will give a […]

Food Scrap Drop Off (composting) site at PS17/Q300 in Spring 2022

Compost pickup will be on Mondays, starting from Monday, April 11, 2022 (2:45pm-4:45pm). To volunteer, go to FSDO Volunteer Calendar and add your name to the calendar (and review the orientation video at Beginning Mon. May 2, we will shift operating hours to 1:30pm-3:30pm. We’re thrilled to announce that the PS17 Wellness Council has […]

Green Seed of the Week: Tue, April 5, 2022

Consider using recyclable cardboard eggs this holiday season.

Q300 PTA Stepping Into Summer 2021 (3/28/2022 – 4/10/2022)

Q300 PTA is thrilled to announce that the PTA 2022 Stepping Into Summer Online Auction is open on Monday, March 28, 2022 until Sunday, April 10, 2022. We have full weeks of summer camp, museum memberships, toys, books, show tickets, generous teacher experiences, nights an Astoria Air BnB, household items, kids classes and so much […]

Green Seed of the Week: Tue, March 22, 2022

Use kitchen towels, dishtowels and rags instead of paper towels.

Green Seed of the Week: Tue, March 15, 2022

Set aside your food scraps for composting.

Green Seed of the Week: Tue, March 8, 2022

Get a reusable or permanent liquid soap dispenser.

Q300 PTA Mask Distribution (opt-out by 3/7/2022, if not necessary)

Given the high demand for high-quality KF94/KN95 masks in our community, the Q300 PTA passed a resolution to order additional masks to distribute in our school community. With this current distribution, the PTA will be able to supply each student with two high-quality masks, which will be distributed in school and sent home with students. […]

Green Seed of the Week: Tue, March 1, 2022

Support Black leaders in the fight for climate justice. We skipped the Green Seed last week due to the holiday, so this week’s Seed honors both climate justice and racial justice in honor of Black History Month. Here are the links from above in clickable format: Sharon Lavigne: Dianna Rose: | Doria […]

Q300 Spring Flower Bulbs Fundraiser 2022 (by 5/15/2022)

Flowers are back! Shop by color, support ecosystems with butterfly/honey bee/hummingbird seed mats, beautify the neighborhood with tree ring seed mats, plant strawberries, tomatoes, edible seed packs, vertical gardens and more! Place orders through the webstore link ( by Sunday, May 15, 2022. Orders will ship end of March for the planting season. PTA gets […]

Zumba-Thon 2022 (3/25/2022)

Please join us for a fun and fitness-filled evening via Zoom on Friday, March 25, 2022 from 5:30pm – 7:00pm. We will be once again co-sponsoring our annual Zumba-thon with the PS 17 PTA. Date: Friday, March 25, 2022 Time: 5:30pm-7:00pm Place: Zoom URL: Registration at / Donation: The Q300 and PS17 PTAs […]

Q300 Kindness Challenge 2022 Update (deadline on 2/27/2022)

Grade K To start things off, and something families can do independently, please complete the Hunger Survey with the link below. Please share this widely as every completed survey gets a $5 donation from Citibank. We will also start collecting some Kindness, Greetings, and Well Wishes cards made by our kindergarteners. They are to create […]

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