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    Parent Teacher Conferences and PTA Bake Sale

    It's Parent Teacher Conference time is just around the corner! You should be getting an official note from the school to schedule time with your teachers very soon.

    Elementary School Conferences
    Thursday March 9
    28-37 29th Street, Long Island City, NY, 11102
    Early Dismissal: 11:10am
    Middle School Conferences
    Thursday March 16
    31-51 21st Street, 5th Floor, LIC NY 11106
    Early Dismissal: 12:00pm

    For some more information about how you can prepare for the PT Conferences:
    http://schools.nyc.gov/ParentsFamilies/PTC/default

    VOLUNTEERS  and DONATIONS NEEDED!
    We're seeking donations and volunteers to help table for the Bake sale during the Elementary School Conferences.
    Please consider helping to table at the ES Bake sale to raise funds for enrichments to support our growing school. Signing up for a short tabling spot or a donation of baked goods for the Elementary School Conferences would be a great help in support of our school through the PTA. Sign up here: http://bit.ly/2ld0ocY

    We'll all be lined up, and ready to spend some time with our Q300 teachers. We'll gain valuable insight into how our little ones are flourishing, and how we can help them grow even more!

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    Thursday, March 9th and 16th - Q300 Night at UNO Pizzeria and Grill!

    Raise Some Dough for the Q300PTA by Raising your Fork!

    The Q300 PTA has partnered with UNO Pizzeria & Grill for a "Dough Raiser" to benefit students at the 30th Avenue school.

    How to help in three easy steps:

    Uno Pizzeria and Grill

    1. Download and print the Q300 PTA UNO Dough Raiser Flier and bring it with you to UNO Pizzeria & Grill in Long Island City.
    2. Dine-in, carry-out or get delivery of any of UNOs delicious meals, including Uno's Legendary Deep Dish Pizza, mouthwatering steaks, crisp salads, juicy burgers and other tempting entrees.
    3. Present your printed flier and UNO's will donate 20% of your check to the Q300 PTA.

    Date:

    Thursday, March 9th, 2017

    Location (this offer is only valid at the following location):

    37-11 35th Avenue,
    Long Island City NY 11101

    Flier (print this and bring it with you):

    Q300 PTA UNO Dough Raiser Flier for March 9th, 2017

    This voucher is good all day, so feel free to print a few extra to give to family, friends and neighbors.

    If you can't make it, head over to the Q300PTA website to learn more about programs that fund raising efforts such as this help support.

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    Your recipes needed this week for Q300 Cookbook!

    By this Thursday, Feb 16 please enter your recipes
    in the online tool with this login:

     

    User ID: Q300PTA
    Password: inclusion

    The Q300 PTA is excited to publish the 1st Edition of the Q300 International Cookbook by the end of the semester but without your recipes we won't be able to do it. We hope this cookbook will become an annual tradition and a companion to the International Potluck events that are so, so kind to our taste buds. Be a part of it by contributing your family recipes. You need to enter the entire recipe in one session.

    More info here

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    Friday, March 24th - Q300 and Q17 Zumba-thon FUNdraiser

    Zumbathon for Q17 and Q300

    The Event

    Save the date for and get ready to move at the second annual Q300 PTA/PS 17 Zumbathon! You will receive information soon on how you can participate and help us raise money (even if you do not like to dance!). Last year, we not only had a blast but we also raised almost $3,000 (for joint school equipment with extra proceeds split between the schools)! Let’s exceed that goal this year!

    Date / Time

    Friday, March 24th

    Location

    PS 17 (Elementary School) Campus Gymnasium
    28-37 29th Street, Astoria, NY 11102

    Details

    To create your own online pledge site or to DONATE to a Zumba-thon participant, click here. The goal is to raise collective funds for mutual necessities, as well as HAVE FUN! Tanuja Duffy, of Zumba with Tanuja will conduct an hour and half master class to which we all can Zumba.

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    Q300 PTA Bulletin Items: February 2017

    New PTA-Funded Programs

    At out January PTA meeting, two passed two resolutions to monetarily support two new enrichment programs for the this year.

    Spanish Language Residency

    From February 27th- June 26, our sixth graders will receive weekly Spanish Instruction provided by the Cervantes Institute, followed by a weekly supplementary seminar.

    Mindfulness Residency

    The two kindergarten classes will participate in a 10 week Mindfulness program run by Colin Lieu of Multi-taskingyogi. This residency might be able to be extended into other grades in the future.


    Q300 Cookbook

    Inspired by all the great food we’ve had at the potlucks over the past few years, we have begun collecting recipes for the first ever Q300 Cookbook. We will be collecting recipes through the end of February, with cookbook sales later this winter/spring. Have a recipe you would like to contribute? Check out the contact details in the E-Mail version of the Q300 PTA Bulletin for more information.


    New York International Children’s Film Festival

    February 24th through March 19th, 2017

    The New York International Children's Film Festival 2017 is just around the corner and will be showcasing the best new films for children ages 3-18. The Festival is packed full of fantastic film programs for your family and, even better, our school has entered a program where we earn $3 back for every ticket you purchase! To buy tickets and raise money for our school simply:

    1. Go to nyicff.org/tickets/
    2. Important: Select our school ("Q300 30th Avenue School") from the “Select My School” Menu on top of the page.
    3. Purchase tickets

    And Voila; our Q300 PTA earns $3 of each ticket you purchase to further support enrichment programs in our school.


    Box Tops for Education

    Boxtops are due February 17th
    We are still collecting Box Tops for the next submission. Attach Box Tops to a collection sheet and send to school in your child's communication folder. No time to paste to the paper, don't worry. You can place the Box Tops in plastic baggies and send in (just remember to check expiration dates). Learn more about the Box Tops for Education program here.


    Neighborhood Liaisons

    Neighborhood liaisons are a PTA initiative to have some contacts within each neighborhood be a link for the larger Q300 community to suggest or organize occasional group outings or assist parents in your area with information. This is a very low stress, non-demanding and 'as you can' volunteer role. For more information please see the Q300 Neighborhood liaison page.


    Middle School Library

    Clearing out book shelves this winter? The Middle School is hosting a book drive to create a small lending library. Please send in lightly-used books that are of interest to students in the 6th-8th grades, and ask your middle school student to drop them off in the Admin Office. Any books suitable for K-5 will be sent to the elementary school to restock the classroom libraries. For more information contact your Q300 Neighborhood liaison.

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    Friday, March 3rd – Q300 Movie Night with PS 17!

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    Save the date for a Free Movie Night at the elementary campus!

    The movie Pete’s Dragon (PG) will be shown. Pizza, beverages and snacks will be available for purchase. This is a joint event with PS17, our co-located school. Proceeds from the food, snacks and beverages sold will be split between the PTAs of both Q300 and PS17.

    The Date / Time:

    Friday, March 3rd, 2017 at 5:30pm

    RVSP (online form coming soon). Your RSVP helps us plan how much pizza and snacks to order.

    Location

    Elementary School Campus
    28-37 29th Street, Astoria, NY 11102

    We will need Volunteers The sign-up/rsvp link will have options to sign up to volunteer at the Movie Night. We will need help with setting up, clean up, and selling food, snacks and drinks. Your help and involvement is greatly appreciated!

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    Wednesday, January 18 - Q300 Night at UNO Pizzeria and Grill!

    Raise Some Dough for the Q300PTA by Raising your Fork!

    The Q300 PTA has partnered with UNO Pizzeria & Grill for a "Dough Raiser" to benefit students at the 30th Avenue school.

    How to help in three easy steps:

    Uno Pizzeria and Grill

    1. Download and print the Q300 PTA UNO Dough Raiser Flier and bring it with you to UNO Pizzeria & Grill in Long Island City.
    2. Dine-in, carry-out or get delivery of any of UNOs delicious meals, including Uno's Legendary Deep Dish Pizza, mouthwatering steaks, crisp salads, juicy burgers and other tempting entrees.
    3. Present your printed flier and UNO's will donate 20% of your check to the Q300 PTA.

    Date:

    Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

    Location (this offer is only valid at the following location):

    37-11 35th Avenue,
    Long Island City NY 11101

    Flier (print this and bring it with you):

    Q300 PTA UNO Dough Raiser Flier for January 18th 2017

    This voucher is good all day, so feel free to print a few extra to give to family, friends and neighbors.

    If you can't make it, head over to the Q300PTA website to learn more about programs that fund raising efforts such as this help support.

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    Friday, January 27 - International Winter Festival Potluck

    Save the date for the Q300 PTA International Winter Festival Potluck

    This is a free event for the whole school that will have good food, good people, and some low-key fun for the kids. Volunteer/Food Sign up and more details will be coming in the New Year!

    The Date / Time:

    There will be a PTA meeting before the event starting at 5:30 pm.

    Friday, January 27, 2017 at 6:30pm
    RVSP (online form coming soon). Your RSVP helps us estimate the amount of food and beverages to order in advance.

    Location

    Elementary School Campus
    28-37 29th Street, Astoria, NY 11102

    Silent Auction

    We are seeking a few camp and summer activity prizes to silently auction at this event (which is separate from our large online auction in May). We would be grateful if you could reach out to your favorite summer camp vendors for donations for this event. While we have several prizes in the works, we have already confirmed the following:

    • 2 week Summer Arts Camp with Kids Creative in the Upper West Side ($1100 value)
    • 2 tickets to the family concert series sponsored by Kaufman Music Center ($40 value)

    Volunteer to Help (we need you!)

    The sign-up/rsvp link will have options to sign up to volunteer. We will need help with setting up, clean up, and selling food, snacks and drinks. Your help and involvement is greatly appreciated!

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    Q300 Picture Day! Save The Date for Elementary and Middle School Pictures

    Stomping Ground Photo Logo

    Date

    Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 - Photo Make-Up Day

    Monday, November 28th, 2016

    Details

    Please make every effort to have your child present on Picture Day. Students should come in their standard Q300 school uniforms:

    • black short or long-sleeve polo shirts.
    • black sweater/cardigan without a hood can be worn.
    • tan khaki pants, skirts (at or below the knee), shorts (at or below the knee), or jumpers.
    • stockings and socks can be any color.
    • footwear with a closed toe and heal, which straps securely onto the foot.
    • If your child has physical education on picture day, please provide a pair of sneakers for your child to change into.
    • Stomping Ground Photo staff will help make your children feel confident and natural.

    Two to three weeks after picture day, you will receive a unique login to view a private gallery on StompingGroundPhoto. Place your order and receive it approximately two weeks after your school's Order Deadline.
    Stomping Ground Photo Help Email

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    Q300 - Upcoming Dates and Events

    Winter Recess

    January 2nd - School is closed

    School Leadership Team Meeting

    January 9th at 5:30p.m. in Elementary School Cafeteria

    College Awareness Day

    On January 11th Teachers plan to highlight this day by wearing apparel from their alma mater and providing students with the opportunity to take a college interest inventory. Students are invited to wear a college shirt instead of a black shirt if they would like to do so.

    2nd Grade Art Share & Architecture Celebration

    On January 13th, our 2nd grade students will share the work they have been doing with the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music and the Center for Architecture.

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    January 16th - School is closed

    Picture Retake Day

    On January 25th Stomping Ground Photo will be offering students the opportunity to retake their individual picture. Please dress in official school uniform and wear your best smile! More details here.

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General PTA Meeting

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Atom Smasher Robotic Team

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Field Trip to the Met

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Visiting Henry Matisse

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International Potluck

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PTA Potluck

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Architecture Project Celebration

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