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.


President -
Shelley Harrington

Secretary-Eileen Exum

Treasurer- Nicole Woods


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

Click on the attatchment to sign up now!

CAMS membership form 2014-2015.pdf

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
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complete details about this
free program!

Is funding the
Brownstone Future-Link
OST After-School Program

Scholarship, Arts, Service

IEP Refresher Parent Workshop Hosted by Mrs. Clinton

Thursday, April 30th 2015 at 6:00pm in the Library.

We encourage all families to come out and learn about the IEP process and updates in order to ensure your student is successful during their middle school endeavors.

Wednesday, May 6th

Conference Time:  5:30pm - 8:00pm

All students need to be present at this conference as they'll be leading the meeting between parents and teachers with their portfolios.

Please Contact Ms. Bentley or Ms. Williams at (718) 977-6181 to schedule an appointment. 

CDEC 29Q Calendar & Business Meeting will be held on Thursday, April 30th at 6:30pm. Parents please meet at P.S. 181Q - The Brookfield School located at 148-15 230th Street, Springfield Gardens NY 11413. Topics being discussed will be the Pre-K Expansion and the Proposed FY2016 Budget Allocations. Plese click the attatchment below to see the flyer for more details.

CDEC 29Q April 30th Meeting Notice.doc
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.

Attention Parents: School Meal Applications for the 2014 - 2015 school year are available.
We invite you to get a jump on filling out your applications. You may click on the link below:


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. 

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, April 29
Arts & Crafts Club
Board Games Club
Career Day: Periods 2 & 3
Peter Pan Rehearsals
2:40-5:00pm in Studio Classrooms
Sisters of AYO

Daily Announcements

Progress Reports will be sent home on 3/30/15 Please
check your students bookbag for them.

It's Time for CAMS Health & Wellness Fair...
Parents are looking forward to improving your health this summer? Don't look any further....
Come out for a day of fun, wellness, and other activities on
Saturday May 9th from 10:00am to 3:00pm.
Please contact Ms. Williams for more information.

Summer Camps will also be in attendance. Come out and complete their applications.Please see the attatched flyer below. 


health wellness camp.pub

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The PTA Executive Board invites all parents to attend it's ninth PTA meeting on May 7th at 6:30pm in the Library. There will also be an Enact Parent Workshop on "Managing Anger and Frustration at 7:00pm. This workshop is interactive with both students and parents. Please come out to the PTA meeting as parents will be informed of upcoming events, workshops, along with other activities. Let your voice be heard during this meeting with regards to your students.  The PTA welcomes all ideas and visions that will enhance your students experience and academics at CAMS.

CDEC 29Q Presents the 11th Annual District 29Q Science & Technology Fair


Saturday June 6th 2015 at 9:00am 
Renaissance Middle School - I.S. 192Q
109-89 204th Street
St. Albans, NY 11412

Trophies will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners on each grade level. See attatched flyer below.



Save the Date - D29 Science Tech Fair.doc
We would like to congratulate our honor roll students and their families for their outstanding dedication in their pursuit of excellence. 

We would like to extend our gratitude to all those parents who come out and participate in our monthly events.

Parent & Staff vs. Students Basketball Game

PTA Car Wash

Collaborative Arts invited all fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and cousins to our annual Dads Take Your Child to School Breakfast on September 16th, 2014. The Breakfast and workshop was a great success. The CAMS staff would like to express our gratitude to all those who came out to participate. Here's a glimpse of our guests.

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.


Target's Take Charge of Education Program

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.


Today, 4/26/2015
High: 60 Low: 43
Partly sunny
18% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 4/27/2015
High: 62 Low: 46
Rain showers
37% chance of precipitation.