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2017 Schoolwide Summer Read-a-Thon

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Once again the Q300 PTA is excited to announce the Summer Read-a-Thon fundraiser.

Gear up for a summer reading riot – get a head start setting up your kids’ online fundraising pages.

WIN A PIZZA PARTY FOR YOUR WHOLE GRADE by becoming the class with the highest level of participation. Get your friends to register too.

Find out more info and let’s hit the ground running over the summer…

ON SALE NOW: Q300 International Cookbook

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Use this page to reserve yours now. Limited pressing – approximately 200 copies only!

Featuring
– 57 recipes from families – modern favorites, family recipes and insights such as an in-depth description of how to make a traditional Indian curry!
– 124 recipes from the kids of Q300 – in their owns words, and in their own hands. These are hilarious!

 Click here to see a sample…

Q300 PTA Online Auction is Closed – Thanks!

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Thanks to everyone who made our Stepping into Summer Dance Party and Auction a Success!
Please share our amazing catalog of items for online bidding! The Online closes on May 25th at 10pm sharp, so spread the word to your friends and family and get those bids in now! All proceeds directly support our school, and the enrichments for our children!

https://charityauction.bid/q300pta2017

We also have items posted on eBay, and will update the links when the eBay auction opens on May 15. In the meantime, you can preview the items at the link below:
Specialty eBay listed items.

Thanks so much to all of our Donors and Sponsors that have helped make this event a success!

Thank You Letter from our Presidents

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Sunday, May 7th – Q300 Stepping into Summer Dance Party and Auction

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Sunday, May 7th – Q300 Auction and Dance Party

Celebrate Q300 with Parents, Students and Teachers!

DJ! DANCING! FOOD & DRINK! SILENT AUCTION! RAFFLES!

The Event

The Q300 PTA cordially invites you and your family to join us on May 7th for the “Stepping Into Summer Dance Party and Silent Auction” at The Chian Federation in Astoria. Dance the afternoon away as our DJ spins family friendly tunes! An array of delicious food will be served so leave Sunday dinner to us! We will also be hosting a silent auction featuring tons of exciting prizes and raffling off fabulous gifts! All proceeds will go toward providing continuous PTA-funded enrichment programs for our beloved students.

Date / Time

Sunday, May 7th from 3:00pm – 6:00pm

Location

Chian Federation Catering Hall
44-01 Broadway Astoria, NY 11103

Get Your Tickets

The venue might reach capacity so tickets are limited quantity.

Online tickets are no longer available. Please purchase them at our Party!
To purchase at the event:

Tickets on the day of the event will be $30 for adults. $18 for kids.

The Auction

Just some of the incredible auction items already on deck for this year’s event: (2) Grandstand tickets for the Thanksgiving Day Parade, (2) Grandstand tickets to the New York City Marathon Finish Line, Tour of the American Museum of Natural history, Tiffany’s Ornament and necklace, Physique Swimming Classes, 60 Minute Caregiver Relaxation Session, and Bilingual Sprouts Semester Classes… and more to come!
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2017 Q300 Information Sessions

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Middle School Open House & Information Session

The Q300 Middle School Information Sessions will be held on 5/11 from 5:30 – 6:30.

Thursday, May 11, 2017
Middle School Open House
31-51 21st Street, 5th Floor
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

More information can be found on Q300.ORG.

Elementary School Open House & Information Session

Families will observe a presentation about Q300, have an opportunity to ask questions, and take a walk through our 4th floor.

Thursday, April 20, 2017
Citywide Elementary Open House (PS 17 Campus)
Morning Session 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Evening Session 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

To enter the information session, please bring a copy of your child’s score sheet with a score of 97th percentile or higher. We recommend taking public transportation as parking might not be easily found.

Additional details about The 30th Avenue School (Q300) are available here.
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Parent Teacher Conferences and PTA Bake Sale

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It’s Parent Teacher Conference time is just around the corner! You should be getting an official note from the school to schedule time with your teachers very soon.

Elementary School Conferences
Thursday March 9
28-37 29th Street, Long Island City, NY, 11102
Early Dismissal: 11:10am
Middle School Conferences
Thursday March 16
31-51 21st Street, 5th Floor, LIC NY 11106
Early Dismissal: 12:00pm

For some more information about how you can prepare for the PT Conferences:
http://schools.nyc.gov/ParentsFamilies/PTC/default

VOLUNTEERS  and DONATIONS NEEDED!
We’re seeking donations and volunteers to help table for the Bake sale during the Elementary School Conferences.
Please consider helping to table at the ES Bake sale to raise funds for enrichments to support our growing school. Signing up for a short tabling spot or a donation of baked goods for the Elementary School Conferences would be a great help in support of our school through the PTA. Sign up here: http://bit.ly/2ld0ocY

We’ll all be lined up, and ready to spend some time with our Q300 teachers. We’ll gain valuable insight into how our little ones are flourishing, and how we can help them grow even more!

Thursday, March 9th and 16th – Q300 Night at UNO Pizzeria and Grill!

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Raise Some Dough for the Q300PTA by Raising your Fork!

The Q300 PTA has partnered with UNO Pizzeria & Grill for a “Dough Raiser” to benefit students at the 30th Avenue school.

How to help in three easy steps:

Uno Pizzeria and Grill

  1. Download and print the Q300 PTA UNO Dough Raiser Flier and bring it with you to UNO Pizzeria & Grill in Long Island City.
  2. Dine-in, carry-out or get delivery of any of UNOs delicious meals, including Uno’s Legendary Deep Dish Pizza, mouthwatering steaks, crisp salads, juicy burgers and other tempting entrees.
  3. Present your printed flier and UNO’s will donate 20% of your check to the Q300 PTA.

Date:

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Location (this offer is only valid at the following location):

37-11 35th Avenue,
Long Island City NY 11101

Flier (print this and bring it with you):

Q300 PTA UNO Dough Raiser Flier for March 9th, 2017

This voucher is good all day, so feel free to print a few extra to give to family, friends and neighbors.

If you can’t make it, head over to the Q300PTA website to learn more about programs that fund raising efforts such as this help support.

Your recipes needed this week for Q300 Cookbook!

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By this Thursday, Feb 16 please enter your recipes
in the online tool with this login:

 

User ID: Q300PTA
Password: inclusion

The Q300 PTA is excited to publish the 1st Edition of the Q300 International Cookbook by the end of the semester but without your recipes we won’t be able to do it. We hope this cookbook will become an annual tradition and a companion to the International Potluck events that are so, so kind to our taste buds. Be a part of it by contributing your family recipes. You need to enter the entire recipe in one session.

More info here

Friday, March 24th – Q300 and Q17 Zumba-thon FUNdraiser

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Zumbathon for Q17 and Q300

The Event

Save the date for and get ready to move at the second annual Q300 PTA/PS 17 Zumbathon! You will receive information soon on how you can participate and help us raise money (even if you do not like to dance!). Last year, we not only had a blast but we also raised almost $3,000 (for joint school equipment with extra proceeds split between the schools)! Let’s exceed that goal this year!

Date / Time

Friday, March 24th

Location

PS 17 (Elementary School) Campus Gymnasium
28-37 29th Street, Astoria, NY 11102

Details

To create your own online pledge site or to DONATE to a Zumba-thon participant, click here. The goal is to raise collective funds for mutual necessities, as well as HAVE FUN! 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 PTA Bulletin Items: February 2017

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New PTA-Funded Programs

At out January PTA meeting, two passed two resolutions to monetarily support two new enrichment programs for the this year.

Spanish Language Residency

From February 27th- June 26, our sixth graders will receive weekly Spanish Instruction provided by the Cervantes Institute, followed by a weekly supplementary seminar.

Mindfulness Residency

The two kindergarten classes will participate in a 10 week Mindfulness program run by Colin Lieu of Multi-taskingyogi. This residency might be able to be extended into other grades in the future.


Q300 Cookbook

Inspired by all the great food we’ve had at the potlucks over the past few years, we have begun collecting recipes for the first ever Q300 Cookbook. We will be collecting recipes through the end of February, with cookbook sales later this winter/spring. Have a recipe you would like to contribute? Check out the contact details in the E-Mail version of the Q300 PTA Bulletin for more information.


New York International Children’s Film Festival

February 24th through March 19th, 2017

The New York International Children’s Film Festival 2017 is just around the corner and will be showcasing the best new films for children ages 3-18. The Festival is packed full of fantastic film programs for your family and, even better, our school has entered a program where we earn $3 back for every ticket you purchase! To buy tickets and raise money for our school simply:

  1. Go to nyicff.org/tickets/
  2. Important: Select our school (“Q300 30th Avenue School”) from the “Select My School” Menu on top of the page.
  3. Purchase tickets

And Voila; our Q300 PTA earns $3 of each ticket you purchase to further support enrichment programs in our school.


Box Tops for Education

Boxtops are due February 17th
We are still collecting Box Tops for the next submission. Attach Box Tops to a collection sheet and send to school in your child’s communication folder. No time to paste to the paper, don’t worry. You can place the Box Tops in plastic baggies and send in (just remember to check expiration dates). Learn more about the Box Tops for Education program here.


Neighborhood Liaisons

Neighborhood liaisons are a PTA initiative to have some contacts within each neighborhood be a link for the larger Q300 community to suggest or organize occasional group outings or assist parents in your area with information. This is a very low stress, non-demanding and ‘as you can’ volunteer role. For more information please see the Q300 Neighborhood liaison page.


Middle School Library

Clearing out book shelves this winter? The Middle School is hosting a book drive to create a small lending library. Please send in lightly-used books that are of interest to students in the 6th-8th grades, and ask your middle school student to drop them off in the Admin Office. Any books suitable for K-5 will be sent to the elementary school to restock the classroom libraries. For more information contact your Q300 Neighborhood liaison.