Deadline Extended: Discounted Tickets to ‘Twas Night Before…Cirque du Soleil

Get your tickets to the Winter PTA Fundraiser and Fun Event – ‘Twas Night Before Cirque du Soleil event at MSG NOW!  

On the evening of December 14th, many will ride the LIRR Polar Express into the Madison Square Garden Theater, NYC to see ‘Twas The Night Before… by cirque du soleil. This adventure is not a supervised event nor considered a school event, but rather a fun wholesome family event. It will follow the Douglaston Village Winter Festival that takes place that afternoon at the Douglaston Station Plaza (next to the LIRR Station). We have 63 tickets on hold with LIRR daily r/t tickets included in this purchase.

Please get your ticket requests in by Friday, October 25th to secure your transportation/theater tickets as once these seats are sold, we cannot guarantee additional accommodations. Theater tickets are located in section 202, rows x-z. This is a small theater and there really isn’t a bad seat in the house. It is a day that will get you in the holiday spirit for sure!

Please see the flyer HERE for more information and ticket purchase form.  

Shop. Snap. Earn with Shoparoo

UPDATE: The Shoparoo app will no longer be available as of July 15, 2020

We are excited to be partnering with a fun, free, and truly easy fundraiser called Shoparoo! Schools nationwide are already earning hundreds and even thousands every year through Shoparoo.  Shoparoo is school fundraising made easy: the free app turns pictures of your everyday shopping receipts into cash donations and sweepstakes entries for our school! Yep, it’s that simple. All you have to do is shop as you normally do, snap pictures of your receipts with the app, and voila Just shop, snap, earn!

Get started today:

  1. Download the free Shoparoo app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store
  2. Select our school from the list and start taking pictures of your receipts – shop anywhere, buy anything!
  3. You can even select a grade to support and have fun with grade competitions! 

There’s no limit to how much money we can raise with Shoparoo – the more supporters, the more we will raise for our school. Schools with just 40 supporters are earning an average of $1,000 every year. That’s free, easy money that we could be fundraising too. Check out to learn more about this awesome app!

Thank you for your support!

Box Tops Going Digital

Have you noticed fewer and fewer Box Tops on your favorite products?  That’s because by the end of 2019, Box Tops for Education will be going 100% digital.  You may have already noticed participating brands change their packaging from a physical Box Tops clip to this new Box Tops icon:

Instead of clipping and checking expiration dates, all Box Tops will be earned digitally via receipt scans.  Download the new app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, register and select a school, and then scan an eligible receipt containing Box Tops products.  You’ll continue to earn 10 cents for eah Box Tops product purchased plus extra earnings for any Bonus Box Tops opportunities.  The app will automatically add Box Tops to your school’s earnings online, giving users access to see how you are supporting your school in real-time.

Don’t worry!  We will continue to accept clipped Box Tops until they expire.  Better yet: you can “double dip” during the packaging transition by clipping the physical Box Tops AND scanning their receipt with those participating items.*

Please  note, a few brands are not allowing the “double dip” and will return a message in the app that  the brand is a “clip only” brand and encourage users to submit the physical Box Tops to their participating school.

Fall 2019 High School Fairs

Fall High School Fairs will be on the following dates:

Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22 10am-3pm:
   Queens Springfield Gardens Educational Campus
   143-10 Springfield Boulevard Springfield Gardens, NY 11413 

Saturday, October 5 and Sunday, October 6 10am-3pm: 
   Francis Lewis High School
   58-20 Utopia Parkway Fresh Meadows, NY 11365

Click HERE for flyer containing additional information and locations.

Registration (recommended) and additional information are available at

Please also see the following letter from Mr. Lampoutis:

Dear 8th Grade Parent(s)/Guardian(s),

If you are interested in learning more about specific High School programs or the High School Admission process, you may find helpful resources  at

In addition, please note on the website you will be able to register for an upcoming Fall 2019 High School Borough Fair. If you have any questions, please contact myself or our guidance counselor, Mr. Armstrong.

Thank you,

Mr. Taso Lampoutis

Child Mind Institute Behavior and Emotional Skills Training (BEST)

The Child Mind Institute’s Student Success Program is offering a FREE one-day parent and caregiver training on Friday, September 20, 2019. Behavior and Emotional Skills Training (BEST) is open to parents and caregivers of school-aged children, and typically costs $600 per participant. Lunch will be provided.

During BEST, parents and caregivers will learn strategies to increase positive behaviors, manage misbehaviors, and connect with other families and caregivers for continued support.

BEST Details:

  • Friday, September 20, 2019
  • 9:00am-2:00pm
  • Hour Working Women Program, 13-07 37th Avenue, Long Island City, Queens 11106

A flyer is attached HERE – please feel free to share this with parents and caregivers who may be interested in attending the event. Limited seats are available on a first come, first served basis.

Families may enroll by completing the sign-up form HERE or emailing

NOTE: This information is offered as a service to parents and does not represent any endorsement of the program.