le 10 avril, 2020
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Dear Lycée Families and Friends, 
 
We want to take the opportunity of this week’s bulletin to send all of you our thoughts and our love should you have dear ones that are ill and suffering or that are no longer with you. Three of our staff members suffered the loss of family due to COVID-19, and I hope you will join me in sending them all of our love and support. It is even harder when this happens in foreign soil.  Kudos to all our teachers and staff who, braving the difficult emotional landscape, bring a smile, impeccable instruction and/or support to students and families. They are our everyday heroes!
 
Speaking of instruction , today we are asking for your assistance in the form of feedback on your student's experience with distance learning. Your response will help us reflect on current practices so we can continue to best serve you during this unique period of learning at a distance. Please complete one survey for each of your students at the Patton Campus Here , at the Johnson campus grades 3-5 Here or Middle and High School Here . Academic leadership and principals will take into consideration your feedback as we shape the next phase of our virtual learning plans. 
 
Our leadership teams are also working on grading polic y and promotion. More guidance will be issued by the LDOE, and we will communicate as we know more. We are also discussing plans for 8th grade graduation as we want this time in our Middle School students’ life to continue to be truly special. More to come.
 
Our plans for Priestley continue despite the coronavirus pandemic. We are very excited to see all of our efforts come to fruition. 
 
Wishing you a healthy and safe spring break,
Marina
SCHOOL NEWS
Mental Health Resources
To better serve our community at this time, we have created a new tab on our COVID-19 responses and resources page on our website. This tab contains contact information for our mental health team, a list of free and low cost mental health service providers, and resources. CLICK HERE to check it out.
Exceptional Student Services
The Special Education Advisory Council is excited to announce the development of a community learning series for families of all students. The goal of this learning series is to share information and resources and learn together in a collaborative space to strengthen our collective community. The council invites you to share your interest in attending topical sessions and provide feedback into other learning opportunities you would like to experience by taking this survey by Friday, May 1 .

All Lycée families are invited to participate in this survey.


The first session in this learning series will be on Thursday, April 23 at 2:30 PM via zoom, which will be shared soon. This session will be recorded and uploaded to the ESS section of www.lfno.org/ess/ so it can be accessed at a later date and at your convenience.
 
Catherine Sample, speech therapist, certified autism specialist, and assistive technology specialist will present on assistive technology terms and solutions. This presentation will discuss tools, implementation, and modeling techniques to support children with communication challenges, challenging behaviors & emotional disturbances.
Nuit de la Musique
Thank you to all who have been able to convert ticket and sponsorship purchases into donations to Lycée. Donation acknowledgment letters are being sent to those who have reached out to confirm. If you purchased tickets or sponsorships, please contact Sophie Uijttenboogaard at spenau@lfno.org to either receive a full refund or a donation acknowledgment letter for tax purposes.
LFNO Scholastic Book Fair - Online
The book fair runes from April 13 through April 26 . CLICK HERE.

COMMUNITY RESOURCES
Free Issue of France-Amérique Magazine + 40% Discount
FREE ISSUE - France-Amerique: A French/English bilingual magazine.
Our friends at France-Amérique are happy to share with us the latest issue of their bilingual magazine. Let us dream of French palaces and castles from the comfort of our own home. GROW your knowledge of French culture and language with France-Amérique! FREE ISSUE - CLICK HERE
L'Heure de Contes (Story Hour) - Alliance Francaise
Kick off your child's virtual school week with some French stories!
Join AFNO instructor, Nadia, on our Facebook live Monday mornings to participate in the Alliance Française's second virtual storytime pour les enfants! Nadia will read aloud multiple children's storybooks en français while showing the images and engaging children to think and ask questions.

JOIN US: 10am on the AFNO facebook page ( facebook.com/afneworleans ) and we'll be there waiting for you!

We will also post the link on Monday morning on this event, so make sure to click "Interested" to receive notifications.
Feel free to email any questions or concerns to Joseph at marketing@af-neworleans.org.
Virtual Table Français (French Table) - Alliance Francaise
Looking to practice your French? Join communications and events coordinator, Joseph, on Tuesdays, (next class 4.14) from 10 to 11am for a "Table Française!" This is a kid-friendly event.

Qu'est que c'est qu'une table française? It's simply an informal meet up where the participants agree to communicate (mostly) in French. This table française will be special because it will be virtual, via Zoom, in order to adhere to the "social distance" regulations.

So pour yourself a pot of coffee, and join us for our first ever "table française virtuelle !" To join, simply visit this link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/330348667
Les Petits Penseurs - Alliance Francaise - April 25
LES PETITS PENSEURS [online!] Zoom link below and provided in the registration form. Once registered, you will receive the password to the Zoom meeting the morning of April 25.

Kids between the ages of 6-9 have the chance to practice their French in our kids’ workshop. Les Petits Penseurs is a fun and engaging discussion group about the real and imaginary ideas of the world of children… en français!
Theme: TBA

Free for AFNO members, $5 for non-members.
Please email Joseph at marketing@af-neworleans.org with any questions. Merci !

CALENDAR & INFO BITES
Mark Your Calendar

  • Spring Break - Friday, April 10 - Friday, April 17
  • Virtual Learning - Resumes Monday, April 20
  • LEAP Testing - Canceled

Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans | 504.620.5500 | info@lfno.org | www.lfno.org