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    Q300 Back to School Picnic 2019

    RaineyParkPhoto The Q300 PTA will hold our annual back-to-school picnic on Sunday, August 25, from 3-6pm in Rainey Park. Please join us in welcoming new families and getting together to celebrate the start of a new school year. This is a casual, bring-your-own food and drink event. An RSVP helps us get an idea of how many people will be attending for planning purposes, but is not necessary--just show up and have a good time. If you can help out with the event, thank you! Feel free to sign up for one of the volunteer shifts listed here. We look forward to seeing familiar faces and meeting new members of the Q300 community.

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    Update on Private Bus for 2019-2020

    123rf 4874224 s We expect to offer private bus service again for the 2019-20 school year to both the lower and upper division campuses. If you are interested in private transportation, please sign up through the appropriate link below:

    See https://www.q300pta.net/resources/bus-info/#privatebus for more information about the 2019-2020 private bus. Please note that private bus routes are coordinated by volunteer parents and are not managed or administered by the PTA. Also, if your child is entering K-6 and you are interested in OPT (free public yellow school bus) service instead of a private bus in Queens, please contact Jenny Lando, the school’s parent coordinator, at JennyLando@Q300.org.

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    The 2019 Summer Read-a-Thon is on!

    Ready yourselves for a boat-load of reading this summer!

    The Summer Read-a-Thon is back! Each year, our students read all summer long and encourage family and friends to sponsor all their reading efforts! All net proceeds of the Read-a-Thon go to the Q300 PTA and to help pay for the school’s enrichment programs.

    Find details here or download the information packet here (pdf).

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    Support the PTA and Local Businesses (Ample Hills)

    Grab a treat at Ample Hills Creamery on the last day of school (12-4pm on Wednesday, June 26, 2019)! 25% of your purchase will be donated to Q300 PTA (present this coupon before payment). No better way to begin the summer break with the kids! Ample Hills is located at 34th st & 30th ave (just a few blocks away from the Lower Division of Q300).

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    Q300 Uniform Swap 2019 (June 20 & Aug 25, 2019)

    UniformSwap2019ImageDoes 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 uniform in good condition that your child has outgrown via your child's backpack. Teachers will collect the uniforms and send them to designated bins in the lower and upper division campuses. Please make sure all clothing is laundered. We will collect clothing through the last day of school.

      For those with kindergarten and first grade students, please send in your outgrown uniforms by Friday, June 14, so that we can sort them and make them available for the Welcome Breakfast for new admits.

    • Pick-Up Uniforms
      Please pick up any uniform that may fit your child for next year. We will set up a uniform table at various PTA events, including the PTA general meeting on Thursday, June 20 and the Q300 summer picnic on Sunday, August 25. Please consider making a donation for any clothing you take, and all proceeds will benefit the PTA.

    If you are interested in purchaisng new uniforms, visit the Q300 (not PTA) website at https://www.q300.org/uniforms.html for more information. Here is the link to Land's End, one of the uniform venders: http://www.landsend.com/pp/SchoolSearch.html?action=landing&selectedSchoolNum=900164872.

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    Free sports-related summer programs in 2019

    T123rf 46967837 shis information was shared by one of the Q300 PTA parents. Some free sports-related summer programs for kids (and some for adults) that might be of interest to Q300 families:

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    Bookswap for K, 1, 2 & 5th Grade students (Fri, June 7)

    Bookswap2019Flyer1Inviting K, 1, 2 & 5th Grade students to participate in Q300's pilot Book Swap!

    Students in these grades should bring 1-2 used books to school Wednesday, June 5. Books should be in good condition and will be permanently exchanged so please do not send a book your child would like returned. Book Swap will take place in class on Friday, June 7. Email communityaffairs@q300pta.org with questions.

    Download the K & 1st grade flyer and the 5th grade flyer. We hope to roll this out school wide, possibly with our co-located schools, in the future.

    Happy Reading!
    Q300 Community Affairs

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    Serious Fun Pre-registration for 2019-2020

    SeriousFunLogo Reminder that pre-registration for Serious Fun afterschool for 2019-2020 at PS17Q/Q300 has already started at http://seriousfunnyc.org and will end Friday, June 14, 2019. There is a discount ($50 registration fee and $150 program tuition off) for families pre-registering during this period.

    Please note that there are some exciting new classes being offered next year. This includes Full STEAM Ahead one-hour premium classes on Fridays, with one semester of Snapology's engineering program and one semester of Launch Math and Science Center's exciting science-based classes. There is a minimum of 10 kids required for each grade bracket (2 grade brackets total) or else the class will be cancelled. Here is a full list of what is offered and when at PS17/Q300: https://seriousfunnyc.asapconnected.com/#CourseIndex

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    PTA Info desk for new Q300 families (June 17 & 19, 2019)

    Q300PTAInformationBoothImageQ300 Lower Division will hold school registration for new elementary school families on Monday, June 17 and Thursday, June 20, 2019 and Q300 PTA is looking for volunteers to talk about the Q300 PTA events, fundraising, and any other aspects of your experience with the school. If you are available/interested, please sign up here


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    PS17 and Q300 Family Day at Citi Field on Sunday, June 9, 2019

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    • Date: Sunday, June 9, 2019
    • Time: 11:00am- (Pregame activities/performances begin at 11:00am. Game begins at 1:10pm)
    • Place: Citi Field (123-01 Roosevelt Ave, Queens, NY 11368)
    • Cost: $23 per person (All family members need an individual ticket)

    PS 17 has invited Q300 (K-8) to partake in a special Mets Outing with them. For $23 a person, you will get tickets in the promenade section, access to the family activities at 11 am, an opportunity for both schools to put on a performance on stage during this family activity time, a free giveaway at the door, and a chance for children (12 and under) to run the bases following the game.

    Ticket Orders and payment (cash or check) must be received by Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Click here for the registration form.

    What your ticket includes:
    - Pregame activities (games, bounce house, music)
    - Performance by PS17Q and Q300 students
    - Promotional giveaway at the door
    - A seat in the Promenade level
    - Opportunity for kids to run the bases after the game

    Rain date information will follow regular Mets rain date procedure (they do not have specific dates assigned ahead of time for rain days, so we would be informed at the time if game is rained out).

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    Welcome Breakfast for New Families on Sat, June 15, 2019

    WelcomeQ300FamilyBreakfast2019ImageOur annual Welcome Breakfast for new students and families will be held on Saturday, June 15, from 10 am-12 noon in the play yard at the Lower Division. Please join us to welcome new families to our community by signing up to volunteer at signupgenius.com.


    • Date: Saturday, June 15, 2019
    • Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
    • Place: Q300 Lower Division (PS 17 building; 28-37 29th St, Astoria, NY 11102)
    • URL: Link to volunteer
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    Pjammin for Kids with Cancer on Monday, June 10th, 2019

    2017 PJammin Logo PNG RGB G300's Lower Division Presents Pjammin for Kids with Cancer on Monday, June 10th, 2019 to support The American Childhood Cancer Organization (https://www.acco.org/pjammin/).

    Students, Teachers, and staff at school are invited to participate in this fun awareness event!
    Bring in a minimum donation of $3 (CASH ONLY) and wear your pajamas to school/work for the day to support the thousands of kids kids That are living in their pajamas while on treatment!

    Please Turn in all donations To Class 201

    See the flyer for more information.

    PJammin® for Kids with Cancer isa signature awareness event of The American Childhood Cancer Organization and is a registered trademark used under license.

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    School supplies group order for 2019-2020

    AF98A7AB871E77B2CB9346401F8903F9 school supplies generic photogalleryQ300 PTA has selected a new school supply vendor for 2019-2020. You can now order supply kits online from 1st Day School Supplies (https://1stdayschoolsupplies.com/kits.php?sid=73565) for the 2019-20 school year. Kits will be delivered to the school over the summer. The last day to order supplies with 1stdayschoolsupplies.com is Sunday, June 30, 2019. The PTA will get a small amount of the proceeds from each supply kit sold through 1stdayschoolsupplies.com.

    See https://www.q300pta.net/resources/school-supplies/ for more information.

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    Chess after school program in Fall 2019 (NYChessKids)

    Preschool chess jorge delgado istock NYChessKids (http://nychesskids.com/) is going to offer its after school programs on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at Lower Division, and Tuesday and Wednesday at Upper Division. The program consists of a mandatory chess session and other optional activities such as arts, yoga, math, coding, critical thinking, debate, and robotics. See The NYCHessKids' Q300 after school registration page (https://www.nychesskids.com/q300) or our Q300PTA website (https://www.q300pta.net/resources/after-school/) for more information.

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    Support the PTA and Local Businesses: Sanger Hall

    Watch the UEFA Champions League Soccer Final (Tottenham vs. Liverpool) with Q300 families on Saturday, June 1 from 3-6pm at Sanger Hall in Sunnyside! Root for your fave team and support your school while enjoying juicy burgers, loaded fries, drinks, and more (Vegan and vegetarian options also available). A portion of your purchase will be donated to the Q300 PTA. Game starts at 3pm! See you there!

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General PTA Meeting

General PTA Meeting

PTA Potluck

PTA Potluck

Teacher Appreciation Breakfast

Teacher Appreciation Breakfast

Atom Smasher Robotic Team

Atom Smasher Robotic Team

Field Trip to the Met

Field Trip to the Met

Math in Action

Math in Action

100th Day of School

100th Day of School

Writing Celebration

Writing Celebration

100th Day of School

100th Day of School

Visiting Henry Matisse

Visiting Henry Matisse

International Potluck

International Potluck

PTA Potluck

PTA Potluck

Writing Celebration

Writing Celebration

UN Ambassadors

UN Ambassadors

United Nations

United Nations

Matilda on Broadway

Matilda on Broadway

Nature Field Trip

Nature Field Trip

A fun night at Q300

A fun night at Q300

Imagination and Creativity

Imagination and Creativity

It's all about

It's all about

Building blocks

Building blocks

Architecture Project Celebration

Architecture Project Celebration

Bravo!

Bravo!

Math Celebration

Math Celebration


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