M.S. 355 programs & activities that are held in the auditorium are 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
Click Here to order online.

Click icon below to view
complete details about this
free program!

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

Scholarship, Arts, Service

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:

Progress Reports were sent home on 1/6/15 Please
check your students bookbag for them.

On Monday, February 2nd, ALL SENIIORS will be taking pictures in their CAPS & GOWNS. Also all 6th & 7th grade students who missed their picture day in November can take their pictures on this date as well. Please note all 6th & 7th grade pictures will be taken in the CAMS school uniform.


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

Thursday, January 29
Board Games Club
Friday, January 30
Double Dutch
Monday, February 2
CAMS Senior Picture Day
Senior Cap & Gown Measurement 
6th & 7th Grade Pictures 
Thursday, February 5
Peer Pressure Workshop
7:00pm in Library
PTA Meeting
6:30pm in Library

Daily Announcements

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The PTA Executive Board invites all parents to attend it's sixth PTA meeting on February 5th at 6:30pm in the Library. 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.

There will be a Honor Roll Dinner on Tuesday February 10th in the cafeteria. The Honor Roll Appreciation dinner will be at 6:00 pm. Please RSVP your attendance by February  9th to Ms. Bentley if your attending the appreciation dinner. Parents and students who've received an invitation will be honored.

 CAMS Dads &
Staff vs. Students Basketball Tournament

Friday, February 13th from
6:00pm - 8:00pm in school Gymnasium

Please see attatched flyer for more information.
Basketball Flyer.pptx

Midwinter Recess
February 16th-February 20th

We will see students bright and early when school resumes on Monday, February 23rd at 8:20 AM. Please come dressed in full uniform.

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, 1/29/2015
High: 34 Low: 31
Mostly cloudy
0% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 1/30/2015
High: 35 Low: 7
Chance snow
32% chance of precipitation.