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.


The buses are provided by the Office of Pupil Transportation (OPT). The Office of Pupil Transportation will send you notices about the bus your child will be taking, important information and student rules.

***Parents should also inform the bus driver/matron of any particular problem your child may have while traveling to school. Remember, travel time is part of your child’s education.

If busing issues arise, you may contact your child’s bus company or the OPT Hotline at (718) 392-8855.

Website for OPT:

Website for Pupill Transportation:

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

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

Scholarship, Arts, Service

 School Starts Thursday, September 4th

Please be reminded that it is expected that your child will arrive to school on time each school  day.
School Hours are 8:20am-2:40pm. 
 All students enter the building on the side of the building  (Park Entry).
 6th and 8th Graders will exit the building through the Main Entrance.
 7th Graders will exit the building through the Back Entrance on Springfield Blvd. and the   Conduit.

Emergency Blue Cards

Emergency blue cards are sent home with students during the first week of school. Parents must keep the school informed of any changes in the original information that was entered on the card. When a child becomes ill or injured, it is very important that the school have the current address and phone numbers in order to contact that parent or guardian.

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:

CAMS would like to thank the 105th Precinct and its Community Affairs Officers for spending
the day with us on the Rock Wall.

Our Hairspray Production was a great success on June 12th and 14th. Check out some pictures of our cast and crew 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, September 25
Rosh Hashanah
School Closed
Friday, September 26
Rosh Hashanah
School Closed
Thursday, October 2
H.S. Process & Application Parent Workshop
7:00pm in Library
PTA Meeting
6:30pm in Library
Special High School Exam
Title 1 Meeting
6:30pm in Library

Daily Announcements

Attention CAMS Seniors
The 2014 Citywide
 High School Fair
will be held on September 20th  and September 21st from
10:00AM - 3:00PM at Brooklyn Technical High School.
29 Fort Green Place Brooklyn, NY 11217
In addition, Open House
 Times & Dates for Specialized High Schools
 are now Avaliable!
Please contact our Guidance Counselor, Mrs. Curcio for more information.

Citywide High School Fair Flyer Brooklyn Tech - 9-20 21 2014.docx

Back to School Parent Event hosted by District 29Q CDEC

When: Saturday September 27th 2014 from 9:00-12:30pm
Where: I.S. 59Q located at 132-55 Ridgedale Street Springfield Gardens, NY 11413

Please come out to meet the CDEC council members as well as Supertintendent Murray, who'll be addressing the topic of "District 29 Test Scores". We look forward to seeing you there. Please see attatched flyer for more details.


CDEC 29Q Back to School Event - Sept 27th.doc

 Having a CARWASH

Saturday, October 4th 2014
from 10:00am - 2:00pm
See attatched flyer.

Oct Carwash Flyer PTA CAMS.docx

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.

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The PTA Executive Board invites all parents to attend it's second PTA meeting of the school year 2014-2015 on October 2nd 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. 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.

Please check bookbags.

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, 9/22/2014
High: 71 Low: 64
Partly cloudy
24% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 9/23/2014
High: 70 Low: 51
Mostly clear
0% chance of precipitation.