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

Presidents -
Shelley Harrington

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

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

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

Thursday, October 23
Parent Stress Management Workshop
6:30pm in Library
Tuesday, November 4
Election Day (No Students)
Thursday, November 6
PTA Meeting
6:30pm in Library
Monday, November 10
Military Career Day & Military Writing Campaign
Tuesday, November 11
Veterans Day
School Closed

Daily Announcements

Are You Feeling Drained and Tired? If you responded "yes",  you're invited to a Parent Stress Management Workshop with Ms. Williams. Join in on a evening of pampering and relaxation on October 23rd from 6:30 to 7:45pm in Rm. 229.

Stress Management Flyer.docx


CAMS PTA is sponsoring

Family Night at the Movies

on November 14th @ 6:00PM
in the Auditorium

Movie Night Flyer.doc

Click To Preview

The PTA Executive Board invites all parents to attend it's third PTA meeting on November 6th 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. Please see the attached flyer below if you have any questions.

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.

Progress Reports were sent home on 10/6/14. Please check bookbags for them.

Monthly PTA

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

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, 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, 10/21/2014
High: 68 Low: 53
Chance rain showers
39% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 10/22/2014
High: 60 Low: 48
80% chance of precipitation.