Month: May 2016

Saturday, June 11 – Q300 Welcome Breakfast

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Q300 is hosting a new family welcome breakfast on Saturday June 11 from 10am – 12pm, open to new and existing Elementary and Middle School families. Existing Q300 families remember how exciting and nerve racking it is to send your child off to a new school. We go through so many emotions through the whole process. In order to break the ice and welcome new families to our school community, the Q300 PTA is organizing a Welcome Breakfast on Saturday June 11 from 10am – 12pm.

Date / Time

Saturday, June 11 from 10:00AM until 12:00PM

Location

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

We expect that Bill, Matt, and Dave would say a few words. After that we may share some PTA updates, but mostly the new parents will mingle with our PTA families and other incoming families.

Please use this link to register to help out at the event.

School Pictures – Last Chance for Free Shipping!

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For families who signed up for retakes, your proofs are available online! For families who haven’t ordered their pictures (or who want to order more), you’re in luck! You can take advantage of the free shipping to the school. Free Shipping orders have to be in by May 23! Get your orders in!

Welcome to New Principal Bill Biniaris

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The Q300 parent community had the pleasure of meeting Bill at our May 2016 PTA meeting, where Bill shared with us his thoughts on the progressive model of education and his strategic vision for the school. He took the time to thoughtfully answer parent questions both in the meeting forum and also afterwards on an individual basis. Bill brings with him a wealth of experience, with more than 18 years as an educator in the NYC public school system. Bill was a Gifted & Talented math teacher at the Middle School level and most recently, an Assistant Principal at an elementary school. Throughout his career he has demonstrated a collaborative approach with parents and administrators and he looks forward to continuing that tradition at Q300. Bill is replacing Matt Willard who has decided to dedicate his time to caring for his new son. Matt and Bill have already begun the transition, and will be working closely with the community to make it as smooth as possible.

Bill is joining a thriving and growing school community – we will have over 300 students enrolled next year in just the third year of our inquiry-based program. The outstanding staff and teachers, with support of the parent community, have demonstrated tremendous early success in both academics and the social and emotional development of Q300 students. This is the result of the school’s commitment to creating an environment where students feel included, have opportunities to question and reflect, and work with their peers to solve problems. Bill is excited to join Q300 and work with teachers and parents to nurture and enrich the school’s community and structures, and continue fostering the culture of inclusion, inquiry and responsibility. The parents and teachers of Q300 are looking forward to having Bill as part of our school community.

The Dance Party may be over but the Q300 Online Auction is Going on Now!

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Q300AuctionStampThe Stepping Into Summer Dance Party may be over, but the Q300 Online Auction is going on now! As part of our ongoing auction fundraiser, we are hosting our online auction from May 10th through May 31. Bidding on all items is open until May 31st, 2016. We’ve got a bunch of great prizes lined up and waiting for your bid. Not only are the prizes awesome, the proceeds go to a great cause – to support PTA Funded Programs at Q300! Share the link below with friends and family as they can bid for items as well! The Online Auction will be open for just over two weeks – start bidding now!

There are a number of summer camp give always as well as great experiences. The Online Auction and Event are open to the public. Some Highlights from the Catalog are:

  • State College 7 Bedroom Farmhouse Rental (3 day weekend)
  • Private Seaplane Sightseeing Flight Over NYC!
  • Serious Fun After School Voucher for the 2016-2017 Academic Year
  • 2 Grandstand Tickets to the 2016 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

U.N. Ambassador Visits Q300

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Some middle school students in Long Island City’s Q300 got a special visit this week from a United Nations ambassador. U.S. Ambassador Michele Sison visited seventh graders at Q-300 Thursday as a part of the UN’s Junior Ambassadors Program.

She spoke about how she got started in public service.

The students got to ask questions about the UN’s goals among other topics.

“Even at this age, of 11,12, 13 years-old, looking at what’s going on in that broader international sphere. It’s never too early.” said Ambassador Sison
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Thursday, May 19th – PTA General Meeting at 6:30pm

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PTA-Meeting

Date / Time

Thursday, May 19 starting at 6:30pm

Location

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

Tomorrow, May 19 – we’re having our Q300 PTA General Meeting. Please be sure to attend as we’ve got a packed agenda! There’s a lot going on, and it’s an excellent opportunity for questions for Matt and the PTA.