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

Click MEMBER to sign up now!
All are Welcome to Attend the 

PTA/Title 1 Meeting
on Thursday, October 3rd
Click HERE for Complete Details

Presidents -
Shelley Harrington

Vice President-Eileen Exum
Secretary-Marchia Frederic
Treasurer- Nicole Woods

CAMS Uniforms
 can now be purhased

Store is located on 1271
Turnpike, Elmont,
 and are open 7 days a week
 for your convenience.
Click Here to view Price List
Click Here to order online.

"My Lunch Money"
Register and Manage
 Student Lunch Money Accounts Online

It's Quick and Easy!

Click Icon Above and Enroll Now!

Click on Icon Above to View
January's Menu

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

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

Scholarship, Arts, Service

Summer Youth Applications Are Available

The 2014 Summer Youth Employment Applications are now available. The application deadline is April 25, 2014. The online application can be found at
Please remember to see Mrs. Curcio for your working papers.

 Having a CARWASH

Saturday, April 5th 2014
from 10:00am - 3:00pm
Click HERE to view Flyer

Midwinter Recess
February 24th-February 28th

Please enjoy your time away from school. In preparation for the NYS ELA and Math exam, we have given students homework packets. Some are listed here and other are listed under the class pages.

6th Gd. Math MW Packet.pdf
6th Gr Humanities Midwinter.pdf
6th Grade Sci. Midwinter Assgnt.pdf
7th Gd. Math MW Pckt.pdf
8L4_Winter Assignment (1).docx
7L4_Winter Assignment.docx

We will see students bright and early when school resumes on Monday, February 24th at 8:20 AM. Please come dressed in full uniform.


We look forward to the performance in May.


We are happy to announce the following after school clubs, which will begin during the week of February 3rd.
Student Government
Art Club
Games Club
Poetry Club
Hip Hop Dance
Fitness Club
Double Dutch
Discipline through the Arts: All Male Step Team

Students return your applications on time as space in each club is limited.

Click here for the student application: cams_student_clubs_contract_student_extracurricular_and_co.pdf


Students will be appearing this Sunday, October 6th in a
Student Town Hall on "The Melissa Harris-Perry Show,” featuring Collaborative Arts Middle School
8-10AM ET streamed on the internet/ 10AM-Noon ET live on t.v. on MSNBC


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 16
Spring Recess
School Closed
Thursday, April 17
Spring Recess
School Closed
Friday, April 18
Spring Recess
School Closed
Monday, April 21
Spring Recess
School Closed
Tuesday, April 22
Spring Recess
School Closed

Daily Announcements

Community "Linkage to Your Health"

Educational Resources Fair
Saturday, March 29, 2014

Location: IS 59Q
Time: 9:00am-4:30pm
See the flyer here.

Senior Dues are being collected from now until April 11, 2014.
Please see Mrs. Bentley, Parent Coordinator, in the Main Office.

will be distributed not be distributed on March 31st. 
Please check bookbags.

Monthly PTA

PTA meets every first Thursday of the month at 6:30pm in the school library, room 231.

FEBRUARY 27th Afternoon and Evening.
Conferences are by 30 minute pre-arranged appointments.
Your child's advisor will call you shortly or feel free to reach out to him or her.

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 Access to the
 Common Core Standards

Click Here to View

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, or call 1-800-316-6142.

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


Today, 4/16/2014
High: 49 Low: 36
2% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 4/17/2014
High: 49 Low: 36
Mostly sunny
2% chance of precipitation.