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Week of May 10, 2021

Why I like Zoom for remote media trainingZoom Meetings Platform Training

FACE in collaboration with DIIT and our Zoom partners will host a learning opportunity for PA/PTAs and President Councils. Our Zoom expert will guide you through a 60-minute tour of Zoom Meetings and taking you beyond the basics. You will learn more about setting up a successful online event, breakout rooms, polling, and other advanced features. This session will include Q&A.  Interpretation will be provided in Spanish and Mandarin. 

This PD will be on May 10, 2021 from 6-7pm.  

Please feel free to share widely, so that all potential parent leaders and current PA/PTA can have access to this resource in preparation for the upcoming elections.  

The link to register is here -  

 Interpretation lines  

Spanish Conference Line - Dial 347-966-4114; PIN 291784413# 

Mandarin Conference Line - Dial 347-966-4114; PIN 677042485# 


PA/PTA Summer Planning Workshop

FACE hosts monthly trainings to support PA/PTAs, Presidents’ Councils, and other parent leader structures. As we continue to engage and empower PA/PTAs in collaboration with our district partners and parent leaders, we look forward to the next learning opportunity. This session will be a PA/PTA Summer Planning Workshop, which focuses on planning for the next school year. You will learn how to create a new annual budget plan, plan for future and reflect on effective outreach practices.  

We hope you will be able to join us on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at 10am.

Interpretation will be provided in Spanish, Mandarin and French. 

Date: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 

Time: 10:00 AM  


Register link:

Interpretation lines  

Spanish Conference Line - Dial 347-966-4114; PIN 299702726#   

Mandarin Conference Line - Dial 347-966-4114; PIN 163026415#   

French Conference Line - Dial 347-966-4114; PIN 762702598# 

Financial Literacy FlyerWe've had great success thus far with our financial literacy program.  But we're not done yet!  Managing Finances for Mortgages and Other Loans will wrap up our month plus long program on Financial Literacy for the Real World.

 Click on each title to register ahead of time.

Wednesday, May 26th @ 5:30-7pm

Thursday, May 27th @ 5:30-7pm

Friday, May 28th @ 5:30-7pm
Building the Mindset for Mortgage Finance Introduction to Mortgage Finance Taking Action with Mortgage Finance

Also, take advantage of free consultation with our industry expert. More info at the end of the program. Join, share and look forward to us bring you much more.

Senator Comrie joined with colleagues Council Members I. Daneek Miller and Selvena Brooks-Powers to celebrate the grand opening of a new vegan Caribbean soul food restaurant and pizzeria - Real Veggie Café - in South Jamaica. Led by Chef Hulando Shaw, Real Veggie Café will be a first-of-its-kind restaurant in Southeast Queens. The celebration of this small business grand opening comes as small businesses citywide embark on a post-COVID-19 rebound. Chef Hulando worked throughout the pandemic to address food insecurity by donating sustainable and healthy food options for seniors, first responders, and families in need along with organizations like Southeast Queens U.P. Front and Queens Together.


The Federated Blocks of Laurelton's annual scholarship is open for applications. Please visit Federated Blocks of Laurelton for the full details. The Federated Blocks of Laurelton Scholarship Award provides $1000 scholarship(s) opportunities to eligible applicants who are selected. 

Applications must be completed, submitted by mail and postmarked by May 16th.