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.

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

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

Scholarship, Arts, Service

 Having a CARWASH

Saturday, May 30th 2015
from 10:00am - 2:00pm
See attached flyer. All proceeds will go towards Senior Class Activities. 

May Carwash Flyer PTA CAMS.docx

Parents join us on June 5th and 6th for two spectacular shows of Peter Pan. The tickets will be $4.00 at the door. Please see attatched flyer for more details.

The Show starts promptly at 7:00pm on June 5th.
The Show starts promptly at 1:00pm on June 6th.

Peter Pan Play Date FlyerCAMScampus.jpg
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

Friday, May 29
Peter Pan Rehearsals
2:40-5:00pm in Studio Classrooms
Safety Meeting
9:30am in the Library
Wednesday, June 3
Peter Pan Rehearsals
2:40-5:00pm in Studio Classrooms
Thursday, June 4
New Student Open House
6:30pm in Cafeteria
Peter Pan Rehearsals
2:40-5:00pm in Studio Classrooms
PTA Meeting & Enact Workshop
Enact Workshop
6:30pm in Library

Daily Announcements

Progress Reports will be sent home on 4/30/15 Please
check your students bookbag for them.

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The PTA Executive Board invites all parents to attend it's tenth PTA meeting on June 4th at 6:30pm in the Library. There will also be an Enact Parent Workshop on "Adjusting to Change: Coping with Transition" at 7:00pm. This workshop is interactive with both students and parents. Please come out to the last PTA meeting of the 2014-2015 school year. Elections for the new Executive Board will be done at this meeting. Let your voice be heard during this meeting with regards to the new 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 throughout this year.

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. 

We would like to thank all our volunteers who came to visit for our 1st CAMS Career 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 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, 5/29/2015
High: 76 Low: 63
Mostly sunny
3% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 5/30/2015
High: 79 Low: 64
Partly sunny
21% chance of precipitation.