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

Spring Online Auction 2022: A call for donations

The PTA is currently soliciting donations of new items to be auctioned off during the Stepping into Spring Online Auction. Items can be listed for bidding on their own or incorporated into larger themed baskets or bundles. This is the perfect opportunity to take a look around your home or office for any NEW items […]



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

Take action by writing a message or drawing a picture As the crisis continues to worsen, kids and families need ways to take action together and demand the climate justice funding NY needs! Here are instructions for a simple at-home activity (letter writing/drawing and social media), calling on Speaker Heastie and Leader Stewart-Cousins to include […]



New York International Children’s Film Festival 2022

Buy your tickets to New York International Children’s Film Festival, March 4-19, 2022. The New York International Children’s Film Festival 2022 is back this year in-person. Movie tickets go on sale on Thursday, February 17, 2022. Date: Friday, March 4 – Saturday, March 19, 2022 Place: Vary (in theathers and online) URL: https://nyicff.org/ Here’s how […]



Q300 Pizza Fundraiser 2022 (Little Caesars)

The deadline for the Q300 Pizza Fundraiser 2022 has been extended to Friday, March 18, 2022. Order Pizza Kits from Little Caesar’s from Thursday, February 10, 2022 to Friday, March 11, 2022. Make pizzas and dessert during Mid-Winter Break, or get ready for March Madness! Have a pizza-making party! Part of your order will help […]



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

Seal drafty windows & doors with plastic film or foam insulation



Green Seed of the Week: Mon, February 7, 2022

Switch to reusable bottles for water, coffee, or other beverages



Q300 Chat and Chill gatherings (Second Mondays) in 2022

Since it is hard to meet in person this year, Q300 PTA is introducing Chat and Chill Mondays! Once a month, we will host casual and virtual meet-ups for folks to get to know others in the school community and share a (virtual) coffee while talking about life and parenting. For all Q300 parents, guardians […]



Lunar New Year 2022 Events and Resources

Did you know that Lunar New Year is celebrated by over 1.5 billion people? While traditions, celebrations, and dates may vary, it is celebrated in many countries across the globe like China, Korea, Singapore, Vietnam, Brunei, Thailand, Tibet, the Philippines and more. While some events have already occurred in January, we have put together a […]



Black History Month 2022 Events and Resources

Did you know that Louis Armstrong lived right here in Queens? And that Lewis Latimer did as well, and that you can visit both their homes and learn about their lives? We have compiled a list of field trips, virtual sites, and happenings that are taking place during Black History Month for families and teachers. […]



NYC DOE’s visualized charts for the COVID-19 quarantine policy (2022)

The DOE has developed visualized information charts for its COVID-19 quarantine policy. These charts have identical information to the DOE’s “Health Screening Questionnaire” (https://healthscreening.schools.nyc). The latest version is available on their website at https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/health-and-wellness/covid-information/health-and-safety-in-our-schools (see under “COVID-19 Guidance Charts”).



Call for Donations for Q300 Annual Auction 2022

The PTA Auction Committee is pleased to announce our plans for our 8th Annual Auction! While we aren’t able to plan right now for an in-person event, we’re going ahead with our online auction to support our PTA, which will go live at the end of March. How do we get such wonderful prizes every […]



Q300 PTA Popcorn Fundraiser 2022

Stock up on Doublegood popcorn for your viewing pleasure of the Super Bowl LVI, Beijing Winter Olympics, and the New York Children’s international Film Festival (NYCIFF). 50% of each purchase in this fundraiser will benefit the Q300 PTA. Raised fund will be used for art/music enrichments, air purifiers, proper masks for teachers and students, picnic tables […]



In-School Covid PCR Testing

The DOE and District 30 Superintendent, Dr. Philip Composto, continues to encourage families to opt-in to Covid Testing in school. Student will be given a free and easy PCR test during school hours and results will be sent to parent’s or guardian’s email addresses on file in their NYCSA account. Here is a video from […]



Q300 Kindness Challenge 2022 (2/13/2022 – 2/27/2022)

In honor of Random Acts of Kindness Day on February 17th the Q300 PTA would like to invite the Q300 community to once again participate in a Kindness Challenge. The Kindness Challenge will run from February 13th – 27th, 2022. Below are a few ways to participate: Kindness Challenge Group Activity In an effort to […]



NYC Council Participatory Budgeting 2021-2022

Participatory budget (https://www.participate.nyc.gov/processes/ccdistrict22) is a chance for a community to spend 1 million dollars for physical infrastructure projects that benefit the public, cost at least $50,000, and have a lifespan of at least 5 years. For example, projects such as local improvements to schools, parks, libraries, housing, and other public spaces can be funded. There […]



Interested in the Q300 PTA Green Team

Calling on all community members who would like to continue to create a sustainable school-wide community and ways for our children to engage meaningfully in environmental issues and stewardship to combat climate change. Meetings will begin soon. For more information, please contact rachanas@Q300pta.org



Calling for volunteers for Q300 Fun Run 2022

Interested in helping out with this year’s virtual Fun Run and making it a success? Volunteers can help out with the organization of this wellness event that brings the whole community together. For more information and to volunteer, please reach out to LDrep@Q300pta.org. See the information about the last year’s Q300 Fun Run here: http://q300pta.org/2021/04/22/q300-fun-run-2021/.



Fundraising art project with Square 1 Art 2022

The deadline for the Square 1 Art submission has been extended to Monday, January 31, 2022. Each year the Q300 PTA participates in a fundraiser with Square 1 Art. This is an optional project, but one enjoyed by many families. Before the holiday break, students created artwork in school on special paper for the Square […]



Calls for new projects/ideas in 2021-2022

Do you have a community building project idea? Interested in initiating a new virtual fundraiser? Have a way to help strengthen Q300? The PTA would like to hear your thoughts! If you have a specific idea that you would like to implement, please fill out this form (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1HK86JzslrkWj2eyZBcFnvk9GC8ztkrKjXNvm1Iusf6Q/viewform?edit_requested=true#responses). The Board will then discuss it at […]



Q300 PTA 2021 Holiday Giving

As we approach the holiday season, and in the spirit of generosity and empathy, we have put together a list of local, regional, and national organizations to which folks in our community might want to give back. Lifeline Groceries/The Connected Chef A local organization that provides nutrient-dense groceries to food-insecure families. They are seeking donations […]



Agatha House Food Pantry @ PS17/Q300 (12/13/2021)

PS17 and Q300 PTAs are co-hosting a food pantry sponsored by the Agatha House Foundation (https://agathahouse.org / https://www.facebook.com/agathahousefoundation/). Agatha House Foundation will provide food to our school communities between 11:00am and 1:00pm on Monday, December 13, 2021. The pantry will be in the PS17/Q300 school yard (28-37 29th St, Astoria, NY 11102). Bring your own […]



Q300/PS17 PTA Coat Drive 2021 (12/13/2021)

We are pleased to resume our annual coat drive collection at school this year. Please bring new or gently used coats for children or adults on Monday, December 13, 2021. The collection will take place between 10:00am and 2:00pm in the school courtyard. For inquiries, contact Q300 Parent Coordinator, Jenny Lando at jennylando@q300.org.



Calling for volunteers for a food distribution event (12/13/2021)

PS17 and Q300 are co-hosting a food distribution event between 10am-2pm on Monday, December 13, 2021 and they are looking for volunteers from the school community. This is a food distribution event (not a food drive), facilitated by an outside organization bringing food into communities for distribution. We are grateful to have this opportunity to […]



NYC Dept of Ed: Office of Food and Nutrition Services (OFNS) Survey 2021

Community Food Advocates (https://www.communityfoodadvocatesnyc.org), a non-profit organization for equity-centered, high-impact public policy to provide affordable, culturally appropriate foods, shared information about the survey conducted by the New York City Department of Education, Office of Food and Nutrition Services (OFNS). The survey will inform the OFNS strategic planning plan that determine what the office should focus […]



Fundraising with Book Culture (20% discount + 15% donation to PTA)

Book Culture (https://www.bookculture.com) is doing a holiday shopping promotion (a 20% additional discount) between Thursday, December 2, 2021 to Sunday, December 5, 2021, storewide and online. Book Culture has four stores in NYC, including one in Long Island City (26-09 Jackson Ave). On top of that, Q300 PTA can also receive our usual 15% donation […]



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