4th Grade Bake Sale on Tuesday, March 3

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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)

Fundraising art project with Square 1 Art

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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 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]

Stepping Into Summer Dance Party & Silent Auction 2020

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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:

New York International Children’s Film Festival 2020

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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 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:

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]

Fundraising with Tea Collection School Days 2020

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TeaCollectionWebsiteStarting this Sunday, February 23, 2020 through March 8, 2020, we are participating in Tea Collection School Days fundraiser. Shop at 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
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]

Zumba-Thon 2020

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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:

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

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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Hogwarts School at Q300 on Sat, February 29

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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: For inquiries, please contact at erinsblack[at]

WinterFest Auction 2020 is live now (until Feb 12)

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Q300PTACommunicationComm2019PTAWinterAucitionFlyerRev2We are excited to announce that our WinterFest Auction 2020 is now live! The WinterFest Auction features mostly summer camp prizes. Register as a bidder at, bid on these amazing prizes, and share the site with friends and neighbors as anyone can bid. Get a great deal on a summer camp or our other prizes while you support our PTA. Just make sure to bid before the auction closes on Wednesday, February 12th at 10pm. Please share the URL with neighborhood groups and on social media after you’ve placed your own bids!

Sample Auction Items

  • Camp Half-Blood in Central Park
  • Pierce Day Camp
  • Shibley Day Camp
  • Industry Gymnastics, NY
  • Chess Academy
  • Steve and Kate’s
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Q300 PTA fundraising at Stop & Shop

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StopAndShopLogo Stop & Shop’s A+ School Rewards is a unique and easy way Stop & Shop offers its customers opportunities to be rewarded by earning money for their designated schools. Since 2005, Stop & Shop has awarded more than $20 million to local schools

The Stop and Shop number for Q300 PTA is 41211. Please go to the website and register your Stop and Shop rewards card under this number: This number also works for Peapod (Stop and Shop’s delivery service). Points earned from shopping will be send at the end of the school year directly to the school—this is not a PTA Fundraising initiative, but we help coordinate it to help raise money for the school.

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

International Potluck and Festival 2020 & Donations for Winter Auction 2020

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  • Date: Friday, January 31, 2020
  • Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Place: Q300 Lower Division campus (28-37 29th St, Astoria, NY 11102)

Our 6th annual Winter International Potluck and Festival will be on Friday, January 31st at the Elementary School Campus from 6:00pm-8:00pm. This is a school wide event! K-8 extravaganza!  This is a lovely community event where every brings dishes from all over the world!

  • Food, Attendance, and Volunteer. To RSVP, let us know the type of dish you will be bringing, or sign up to help with the event (craft table, Costco run, etc…), please click the following link:
  • Prizes for Auction. We will also be raffling and silent auctioning a few prizes. We are looking in particular for camp prizes though welcome others. If you can donate or can solicit a donation, please fill out the Winter Festival Auction Donation Form at See below for more information about the auction prizes.
  • Grade Tables. We’re asking that each class (up to 2 per grade) plan an appropriate activity that can be set up and run at a table during the event. You can put together anything—a craft, a coloring activity, origami. Last year we even had a parent set up a chopsticks station where children were able to experiment with picking up different items, like legos and marbles! If you are interested and helping to organize this for your child’s grade, please reach out to your class parent or the LD (Barbara Monroe or Christina Lee) and UD (Sae Makino-Siller and Milena Ivanova) representatives!

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