Box Tops for Education 2019-2020

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Boxtopsclippedimage22x Box Tops for Education is a rebate program for school communities to raise money for school and their children. Since 1996 families have clipped and sent Box Tops in to their schools, which received 10 cents for each of Box Tops contributed. Starting this year, families can contribute to the Q300 Box Tops fundraising either by (1) submitting the box top coupons on General Mills products and other grocery products by major brands (e.g., Cheerios, Spillsbury, Annie’s etc; see here the list) or (2) scanning your receipt for the eligible products with the Box Tops for Education app ( In order to use the app, you will have to sign up for the Q300 team on the Box Tops for Education program on their website (

Physical Box Tops clips are being phased out this year, but we can still submit Box Tops until Friday, October 4, 2019. Please send all clipped Box Tops with your child to their teacher in a ziploc bag. If you have an old collection sheet with Box Tops, please send that in too!

See more information about the Box Tops fundraising at For inquiries, contact

The 2019 Summer Read-a-Thon is on!

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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).

Support the PTA and Local Businesses (Ample Hills)

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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).


Support the PTA and Local Businesses: Sanger Hall

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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!


Q300 Cyclones Fundraiser

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Come out to MCU Park in Coney Island as the Brooklyn Cyclones take on the Staten island Yankees in a Battle for the Bridge matchup, on Sunday, June 23rd, 2019.

Gates open at 2:00 pm and the game starts at 4:00 pm. Tickets are $17 each, with additional handling and credit card fees and each comes with a free cap and wristband!

See the flyer for more information. Buy your tickets here:

Buy Gym-approved Limited Edition Q300 T-shirt and Support Class of 2019 (by Friday, May 10)

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Q300GymTshirtImageThis is just a friendly reminder that our Q300 spiritwear t-shirt campaign closes in 3 days, Friday, May 10, 2019. You can place an order online at

Our 8th graders did a great job designing these colorful t-shirts. Enjoy them on gym days or any day outside school to show Q300 spirit and support our graduating class!

Those who have ordered the t-shirt will receive e-mail after the campaign closes. Please respond to the e-mail with your kid’s name/class to receive your tees (or pick them up at the 5/30 PTA meeting).

Q300PTA Stepping Into Summer Online Auction (May 5-23, 2019)

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OnlineAuctionImageQ300PTA Stepping Into Summer Online Auction is Q300 PTA’s biggest fundraising event of the year. Our fabulous online auction items will be available from Sunday, May 5, 2019 until 10pm on Thursday, May 23, 2019.

All proceeds will go toward PTA-funded enrichments for our remarkable students. Please pass along the link below to your friends and family so they can get in on the fun!

Online bidding runs from Sunday, May 5th until Thursday, May 23rd at 10:00pm. You will have to register on our online auction platform ( to make a bit (you will also need to supply your credit card information before making a bit). If you have any questions, please email

Stepping Into Summer Dance Party & Silent Auction

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The 5th Annual Q300 PTA Stepping Into Summer Dance Party & Silent Auction

  • Date: Sunday May 5th, 2019
  • Time: 3:00pm-6:00pm
  • Place: Central in Astoria (20-30 Steinway st. Astoria, NY 11105)


Ticket: Early Bird Tickets available until April 5th, $25 for adults, $15 for kids
Regular Tickets available until May 4th, $30 for adults, $18 for kids
Day of event at door (if not sold out), $32 for adults, $20 for kids

Click here for more information.

Zumba-Thon 2019

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  • Date: Friday, April 5, 2019
  • Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm
  • Place: Q300 Lower Division Gym (28-37 29th st, Astoria, NY 11102)

Please join us for a fun and fitness-filled evening at the PS 17 campus on Friday, April 5, 2019 from 5:30-7:00pm.

We will be co-sponsoring our 4th annual Zumba-thon with the PS 17 PTA in the PS 17 gymnasium (28-37 29th St, Astoria, NY 11102) to raise money for enrichment programs in both schools. This event was such a blast last year that we are excited to do it again. We jointly raised over $4000 – which was split between both schools.

Click here for more info.

New York International Children’s Film Festival 2019

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  • Date: Friday, February 22, 2019 to Sunday, March 17, 2019
  • Place: Museum of the Moving Image (36-01 35th Ave, Queens) and many other locations
  • Price: $14 – General Admission

The FINAL WEEKEND of the NY International Children’s Film Festival is approaching! This is your last chance to get tickets and raise money for our Q300 PTA. Thank you to those who have already purchased tickets.

View the schedule for the final weekend at

Here are film selections for each age group:

  • All ages – Moominvalley – tickets were just added to the post popular film of the 2019 Festival!
  • Ages 5-10 – Short Films One – brimming with stories full of growth and transformation. (Some Q300 2nd grade families will be attending these over the weekend)
  • Ages 7+ – Friends & Neighbors, Netherlands – Cinekid, The Netherland’s premiere film festival for children, comes ashore to share their best films.
  • Ages 7+ Ailo: A Lapland Odyssey – Follow a young reindeer’s first year at close range, filled with moments of puzzlement, wonder, struggle, and delight
  • Ages 8-14 – Short Films Two – for young audiences growing in experiences and ideas.
  • Ages 8+ – The Falcons – An Icelandic soccer team encounters their biggest challenge yet! Director in attendance for Q&A!
  • Ages 8+ – Double Trouble – Heist-meets-art-history caper where nothing and no one is quite what it seems (Poland).
  • Ages 9+ – Dilili in Paris – Travel to the bustling cafe culture of Paris in the Belle Epoque with Dilili
  • Ages 10+ – Girls’ POV Short Films – A peek into what it is like to be a girl, all over the world
  • Ages 10+ – Boy Beyond Boundaries – Short films that are redefine how boys can feel, think, and be.
  • Ages 10+ – Raoul Taburin – Proving that even the biggest champ harbors a little imposter syndrome, Raoul Taburin shows that weaknesses can be strengths when we learn to roll with them together.
  • Ages 12+ – Short Films Three – Short films covering a wide range of topics, themes and film styles.

To buy tickets AND raise money for our school PTA, simply:
Go to and select our school (Q300 30th Ave School) from the “Select My School/School Partner” Menu towards the top (IMPORTANT)

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