2017

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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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.

Friday, March 3rd – Q300 Movie Night with PS 17!

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Save the date for a Free Movie Night at the elementary campus!

The movie Pete’s Dragon (PG) will be shown. Pizza, beverages and snacks will be available for purchase. This is a joint event with PS17, our co-located school. Proceeds from the food, snacks and beverages sold will be split between the PTAs of both Q300 and PS17.

The Date / Time:

Friday, March 3rd, 2017 at 5:30pm

RVSP (online form coming soon). Your RSVP helps us plan how much pizza and snacks to order.

Location

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

We will need Volunteers The sign-up/rsvp link will have options to sign up to volunteer at the Movie Night. We will need help with setting up, clean up, and selling food, snacks and drinks. Your help and involvement is greatly appreciated!