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
Click Here to order online.

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complete details about this
free program!

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

Scholarship, Arts, Service

Incoming Student Orientation - September 2nd, 2015 at 6:30pm in Auditorium
Please join us for our Incoming Student Orientation at 6:30pm in the Auditorium. We look forward to meeting you on this evening as we'll be informing parents of our school's expectations. It is our goal to make the transition to middle school smoothly. Please be sure to come with your questions and concerns.
 We look forward to meeting you and hope that we can develop a strong, healthy relationship on behalf of our children.  
Don't forget to RSVP to Ms. Antona Williams, our Parent Coordinator by August 30th. See attached flyer. 

Incoming Parent Orientation 2015.doc

Attention CAMS Parents and Families
Please Join us for


Wednesday, September 16th
@ 6:00 PM In The Auditorium

Math Summer Packets 

Click Below to Download 6th Grade Math Summer Packet

6th Grade 2015 Math Summer Packet.docx

Click Below to Download 7th Grade Math Summer Packet
7th Grade 2015 Math Summer Packet.docx

Click Below to Download 8th Grade Math Summer Packet
8th Grade 2015 Math Summer Packet.pdf

Click Below to Download 2015-2016 School Supply List 
School Supply List.docx

Humanities Summer Packets 

Click Below to Download 6th Grade Humanities Summer Packet

Click Below to Download 7th Grade Humanities Summer Packet 
7th Grade 2015 Humanities Summer Packet.docx

Click Below to Download 8th Grade Humanities Summer Packet
8th Grade 2015 Humanities Summer Packet.docx

Click Below to Download 2015-2016 School Supply List
School Supply List.docx

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
the link below:

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. 

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, September 1
Student Registration
10:00-1:00 pm in Rm. 226B
Wednesday, September 2
Incoming Student Orientation 6:30-7:30pm in Auditorium
Student Registration
10:00-1:00 pm in Rm. 226B
Thursday, September 3
8th Grade Metro Card Distribution
Student Registration
10:00-1:00 pm in Rm. 226B

Daily Announcements

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The former PTA Executive Board is kicking off the first PTA meeting on September 10th at 6:30 pm in the Library and is looking to host the 2015-2016 school year elections on this night. Please come out and participate in this election to nominate & elect the new PTA Executive Board. The PTA welcomes all ideas and visions that will enhance your students experience and academics at CAMS. We salute all parents who've come out and supported the PTA last year.

 "Retro 80's Day "


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 thank all our volunteers who came to visit for our 1st CAMS Career Day.


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.


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