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    Congratulations to the Class of 2020

    GrowingUpImageWe have three classes this year whom are either stepping up or graduating, our kindergarten, 4th and 8th graders. Congratulations to the students and their families. Please share some love and support to our graduating classes as they move to the next chapter in their lives. Share inspiring stories, quotes, poems, music and kind words. Please complete your padlet by Sunday, June 21, 2020.

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    Q300's Got Talent! Talent Show Remotely 2020

    VirtualTalentShow2020FlyerThis year we will be hosting our Talent Show Remotely. All students, K - 8, are welcome and encouraged to join in as performers and spectators. The Virtual Talent Show will be held the afternoon of Friday, June 19th. Details on how to view will be shared with our community​.

    Please read the information below carefully if you are interested in participating in the Q300 2020 Talent Show.

    Possible Talents​: ​Play a musical instrument, perform a dance, sing a song, create a poem, tell jokes OR do something else of your choice!

    • Date: Friday, June 19, 2020
    • Time: Anytime after 3pm
    • Place: Flipgrid (Upload no later than June 17th at 3pm)
    • URL: flipgrid.com/q300talentshow (log in with your q300.org e-mail)
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    For Prospective Parents/Children for 2020-2021

    123rf 129078136 sThe Q300 PTA would like to share the following resources with parents/caregivers of prospective children for Q300 in 2020-2021.

    • Connect with current Q300 parents
      We know you may have questions regarding your decision in choosing the best school for your child. Send us a short email to communityaffairs@q300pta.org or communications@q300pta.org with the best contact info and your question(s). We connect you to another parent who can respond to your questions.

    • The Parent's Perspective on Citywide G&T Education
      The Parents' Alliance for Citywide Education is hosting a virtual event for parents/caregivers who are considering a citywide G&T school at 5:00pm on Tuesday, May 5, 2020. See https://citywideschools.wordpress.com for more info.
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    Q300 Virtual School Tour 2020

    Q300VirtualOpenHouse2020ImageQ300 has put together a virtual school tour for families who are interested in Q300 for 2021-2022.

    Q300 is a city-wide G&T school, for which there is a separate application process in addition to the general kindergarten application. See https://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/enroll-grade-by-grade/gifted-and-talented for more information about the application procedure for the G&T programs/schools.

    Here is the link to the Q300 virtual school tour. Please note that this virtual tour has been created by the Q300 teachers/staff (not by the Q300 PTA).

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    Teacher Appreciation Week 2020

    TeacherAppreciationWeek2020ImageTeacher Appreciation Week (Mon, May 4, 2020 – Fri, May 8, 2020) is coming up! One of the things we would like to do is send notes of appreciation to our teachers and staff on Padlet and share them with them.

    Padlet is an intuitive interactive tool where anyone can drop a note or message (or even drawing, photo, video etc..) onto a virtual bulletin board. Because of the size and scope of our school, we have created different padlets for different classes/teachers. We ask that you find the ones to which you directly want to contribute.

    Here is the link to the list of padlets: https://j.mp/3cC5FWG

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    4th Grade Bake Sale on Tuesday, March 3

    Q300PTACommunicationComm2020PTA4thGradeFundraisingThe 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

    Q300PTACommunicationComm2020PTASquareOneArtEach 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 child will receive a sheet of free stickers made from their artwork and a catalog of items to buy -- you will be able to buy things like mugs, potholders, notebooks personalized with your child's artwork. (See www.square1art.com/shop for more ideas.)
    Some tips for the artwork:

    • Make it bold and colorful: Center the drawing and fill the entire art paper with vibrant colors.
    • Use bright materials such as markers, paint, collage, colored tape, and tissue paper.
    • DO NOT use colored pencils, photographs, gel pens, chalk, metallic, fluorescent, or neon pens. These materials will not show up well on the finished products.
    • Be sure to sign your masterpiece and place the name and date on artwork, but at least one inch from the edge.
    • Have an adult fill out the top part of the form with the child's information and classroom number. It is important that this be legible and clear.

    If you have any questions, please contact the co-VP of Fundraising at fundraising[at]q300pta.org.

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    Stepping Into Summer Dance Party & Silent Auction 2020

    Q300PTACommunicationComm2019PTASteppingIntoSummerParty2020Flyer
    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 8): $25 per adult and $15 per kid
      Advance sale (After April 8): $30 per adult and $18 per kid
      Door price (if available): $32 per adult and $20 per kid
    • Shoutout: Shout-outs: $10 and 140 characters (see more info below)
    • URL: https://www.q300pta.net/p/summer-party2020
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    New York International Children's Film Festival 2020

    NYICFF2020LogoBuy your tickets to New York International Children's Film Festival, February 21-March 15, 2020. The New York International Children's Film Festival 2020 is packed full of fantastic film programs for your family and, even better, our school can earn $3 back for every ticket you purchase! Go to https://nyicff.org/tickets/ and select Q300 30th Ave School from the "If You Are A School Partner" box before you buy your tickets.

    • Date: Friday, February 21, 2020 - Sunday, March 15, 2020
    • Place: SVA Theatre (333 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011) and other theaters
    • URL: https://nyicff.org/

    Our PTA earns $3 for each ticket you purchase. Fundraising will not apply to purchases made with a discount code or with group discounts.

    If you have any questions, please contact the co-VP of Fundraising at fundraising[at]q300pta.org.

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    Fundraising with Tea Collection School Days 2020

    TeaCollectionWebsiteStarting this Sunday, February 23, 2020 through March 8, 2020, we are participating in Tea Collection School Days fundraiser. Shop at https://www.teacollection.com. Once items are added to the cart and you proceed to checkout, you will be prompted to enter your organization's promo code.

    Our promo code is: SDSP20Q300PTA (This is different than how they have done the promotion in the past.)

    Once the code is applied, we will receive 10% back of the final order total before tax and shipping, for each purchase using this code.

    About Tea (from https://www.teacollection.com/about/the-tea-story)
    Tea began with the dream to inspire global connection and curiosity for little citizens of the world. We believe that no matter where we live or what language we speak, there is so much we all have in common. We travel the world bringing the beauty of different cultures and modern design to children's clothing.

    If you have any questions, please contact the co-VP of Fundraising at fundraising[at]q300pta.org.

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    Zumba-Thon 2020

    Q300PTACommunicationComm2019PTAZumbathonFlyerRev4P1Join us for a night of movement, fun, and community to help our schools raise money for enrichment programs. Please donate what you can to support us! Note that 25% of the funding raised for this year's zumbathon will go to earthquake relief for Puerto Rico. Online link to fundraising here: http://bit.ly/PS17Q300Zumba

    • Date: Friday, April 3, 2020
    • Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
    • Place: Q300 Lower Division Gym (28-37 29th st, Astoria, NY 11102)
    • URL: http://bit.ly/PS17Q300Zumba

    The Q300 PTA and the PS17 PTA are so proud to be co-sponsoring our 5th annual Zumba-thon to raise money for enrichment programs and supplies for all our students at PS 17 and Q300. The amazing 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 Principal Opening

    JoinOurTeamImageAre you interested in leading an inquiry-based K-8 school with a diverse, collaborative, and engaged student body, empathetic, inquisitive, and dedicated educators and staffers, and a committed and active parent community?

    The PTA encourages qualified candidates to apply for the position of principal of The 30th Avenue School (Q300), a K-8 public school located in two campuses in Astoria, Queens. The deadline for application submission is Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 3:00 pm EST. For more information on the application process, please go to the following: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/careers/principals-and-assistant-principals/openings-for-principals.

    The New York City Department of Education (DOE) will select, assign, and appoint the Q300 principal through a process governed by New York State law and New York City Chancellor’s Regulation C-30. https://www.schools.nyc.gov/docs/default-source/default-document-library/c-30-8-1-2019-final-combined-remediated-wcag2-0

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    Q300 Upper Division Basketball Tournament

    Q300PTACommunicationComm2019PTABasketballTournamentFlyerUpper Division Basketball Tournament. 8:40 am - 3:00 pm. Thursday, March 5th at the upper division campus.

    Our second ever upper division school basketball tournament is on! Mark your calendars! Volunteers are needed to referee and coach and we are seeking water and snack or prize donations. Volunteer sign up: https://tinyurl.com/yxy96f86. For questions, contact: Ginar[at]q300pta.org.

    • Date: Thursday, March 5, 2020
    • Time: 8:40am-3:00pm
    • Place: Q300 Upper Division (31-51 21st street, 5th floor)
    • URL: https://tinyurl.com/yxy96f86
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    Chess tournament on Sunday, February 9, 2020

    Q300ChessTournament2020Join us for another Q300-hosted tournament this school year. With No Score and Unrated sections included, it's a perfect format for those students who have had a positive taste of chess in curriculum to make their first tournament splash amongst familiar faces in a 'home field' setting of mostly beginners.

    Here's the registration link: https://www.nychesskids.com/q300-tournaments

    OR, skip the registration and just come on by. It's also just a casual Q300 bonding event if curious students/parents want to get a feel for the environment, ask questions, play some pickup chess - snacks, drinks, pizza, positive energy and good people. The physical set up is wide open, parents mingle, students/siblings have fun goldfish-grazing and hanging out between games.

    The final Q300-hosted tournament will be on Sunday May 3, so this may also be a great opportunity to do some reconnaissance if your child is still learning chess in curriculum this semester, and might be en route to a May tournament plunge.

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    Hogwarts School at Q300 on Sat, February 29

    Q300PTACommunicationComm2019Q300HogwartsSchoolFlyer Harry Potter Night. Save the Date. February 29, 2020. The 8th graders are organizing a fundraiser for their graduation. This event will be open to all and include creative Potter crafts, games and snacks for the whole family. Stay tuned for more details. Dressing up as your favorite character is welcomed.

    • Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020
    • Time: 2:00pm-5:00pm
    • Place: Q300 Lower Division (28-37 29th street)

    RSVP by Friday, February 14. See the invitation for more information about the event. If you want to support this event, please consider purchasing items on this Amazon wishlist: https://amzn.to/36TfBYH. For inquiries, please contact at erinsblack[at]gmail.com

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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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