School Calendar

Monday, September 5
Labor Day
School closed
Tuesday, September 6
Teacher Report
Students do not attend school
Wednesday, September 7
Chancellor’s Conference Day
Students do not attend school
Thursday, September 8
First Day of School
Monday, September 12
Eid al-Adha
School closed
Monday, October 3
Rosh Hashanah
School closed
Tuesday, October 4
Rosh Hashanah
School closed

PTA Announcements

As many of you know, New York City beaches opened for the summer season on Saturday, May 28, and City pools will open on June 29. The safety of our students is our top priority and we want everyone to stay safe near and in the water. Please take time to read over this letter available in:

Get Involved In Your PTA!!

Want to be the next P.T.A President or Vice President?
Or maybe the P.T.A Treasurer or Secretary?

No matter what position you are interested in, they will all be open for the 2016-2017 year. Join us on June 13th from 6:00pm - 7:00pm in the library to nominate yourself for any P.T.A position. For any questions please, contact Ms. Hope at (917) 603-1150.

M.S. 355 programs and activities that are held in the auditorium can be made accessible to individuals with mobility impairments. Please contact the school principal for assistance.

2015 - 2016

President - Deiandra Terrell

Vice President - Tiffany Johnson

Secretary - Carleen Hodge

Treasurer - Stael Evariste

CAMS invites you to join the PTA
 and help make a difference in
education and quality
of life
 for all
of our

Click here to sign up now!


CAMS Uniforms
 can now be purhased

Store is located on 175
 Rockaway Ave.
, Valley Stream,
 and are open 7 days a week
 for your convenience.
Click Here to view Price List
Click Here to order online.

After-school Program

has a variety of after school programs every week
for your child and their various interests. 

Some of these programs include:
  • CAMS Chronicle
  • Guitar Club
  • Math Lab
  • Pretty Brown Girl Club
  • weCODE
  • Student Council
  • Yearbook Club
  • ChesClub
  • Book Club
  • Volleyball Club
  • Dancing Stars

CAMS Anthem

Scholarship, Arts, Service

Reminder for all 6th grade students and families. August 31,2016 from 6:30 - 8:00 pm, were having a Welcome to the CAMS Family BBQ. Please call Ms. Hope at, (347) 633-1404 to confirm

2016 Summer Packets are now available
to download and print here.

Collaborative Arts Middle School
would like to congratulate
Mrs. Curcio for being a honoree of the 2016 Guidance Counselor Recognition Award.

Special Education Quality Assurance (SEQA) Special Education Programs and Services Focused Review

The New York State education Department P-12: Office of Special Education has initiated a Special Education Quality Assurance (SEQA) Special Education Programs and Services Focused Review in Collaborative Arts Middle School (29Q355) during the 2014-2015 school year. The purpose of this review is to assess the school's compliance with selected federal and State laws and regulations governing the education of students with disabilities. 

The review will be conducted by the SEQA Regional Office and will include representatives from the school. The review process will involve a review of school records of a representative sample of students with disabilities, classroom visitations and interviews. IN addition, meetings of the committee on special education will be observed. Further information may be obtained by contacting the SEQA Regional Office and/or by contacting the school at 718-977-6181.


At the Collaborative Arts Middle School (CAMS) we are obsessed with the success of our students. Planting the seeds of a college-ready education in middle school, our students will leave the halls of CAMS better equipped to contribute to the advancement of themselves and the world. We are a school for every learner, where each student analyzes his or her own data to identify and conquer weaknesses, enhance strengths, and craft goals. Focusing on providing each student with a standards-based, technology infused, project driven educational experience, we set high expectations coupled with high levels of support. Our instructional design is rooted in tailored instruction coupled with academic intervention strategies. Knowing that middle school learners are unique in their development, we seek to teach the entire student through programs like Advisory that help middle school learners and families make the transition from elementary school to high school. 
Support our School and Complete your Lunch Meal Online Application
 Click HERE

ApplyforLunch is an easy and convenient way for parents and guardians to submit applications for school meal benefits online. There is no fee for using the ApplyforLunch website to submit your application for benefits. This service is provided to you free of charge by your School District.


For information on how to register your child at our school please look through our
registration checklist
to make sure you have all the required documents.

Join the
Summer Reading


as a Student, Teacher, or Parent

Attention Parents: School Meal Applications for the 2015 - 2016 school year will be available starting on July 1st.
We invite you to get a jump on filling out your applications early. You may click on

Be a CAMS Contributor, when you enroll in Target's
Take Charge of Education Program 
We've discovered a terrific way to raise funds for our school. It's super-easy, and all you have to do is use your Target Credit Card®, Target Debit Card® or Target® Visa® Credit Card. We will receive a percentage of the amount of each purchase in the form of an annual check from Target through the Take Charge of Education® program.
To designate our school, just visit target.com/tcoe, or call 1-800-316-6142.

  • Find out how much money our school has already received at target.com/tcoe.
  • Grandparents, neighbors and friends can take part, too.