School Calendar

Monday, February 8
No School Lunar New Year
Wednesday, February 10
After School Test Prep
2:40 PM - 4:20 PM
Video Game Club
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Winter Festival: Music & Dance Performance
6:30 PM
Thursday, February 11
Quality Review
After School Test Prep
2:40 PM - 4:20 PM
CAMS Chronicle
2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
Pretty Brown Girls
2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

PTA Announcements

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.

2015 - 2016

President - Deiandra Terrell

Vice President - Tiffany Johnson

Secretary - Carleen Hodge

Treasurer - Stael Evariste

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

Click here to sign up now!


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.

Scholarship, Arts, Service


There are still seats available in our after school programs.
If you would like to read more about the clubs
and obtain the permission slip form 
click here.

The following programs are accepting students:

Pretty Brown Girls
Yearbook Club
CAMS Chronicle

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. 

After-school Program

has a variety of after school programs every week
for your child and their various interests. 

Some of these programs include:
  • CAMS Chronicle
  • Guitar Club
  • Math Lab
  • Pretty Brown Girl Club
  • weCODE
  • Student Council
  • Yearbook Club
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

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.


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.