le 19 avril, 2021
 Johnson Edition
(3rd Grade - 10th Grade)
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Dear Lycee Families,

Next week starting April 28th, we will begin LEAP testing. 3-5th is the first group of students who will begin testing. Today, students in these grades came home with the list of important reminders on a bright yellow piece of paper to put on the refrigerator as reminders. Please carefully review all details. Another copy is located here.  

Your Academic Team
(Mon. April 12 is B week)
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GIVE NOLA DAY - Tuesday, May 4

Goal: $35,000 Donors:150        
Raising the Most Money - Large, Medium, and Small Organizations
1st Place: $7,500 2nd Place: $5,000 3rd Place: $2,500 4th Place: $1,000 5th Place: $500

Rock-Around-the-Clock Hours
Hourly Rock-Around-the-Clock prizes are also drawn randomly from a pool of any nonprofit that received a minimum $10 donation in that hour each hour of the 24-hour giving period. One nonprofit from each category ("small", "medium", and "large") will be awarded $500 each hour.

Visit us on Give NOLA day at bit.ly/LFNOGiveNOLA2021
The purpose of this message is to provide information and clarification about the upcoming LEAP testing (3rd-8th grades), EOC, and AP exams (High School). The testing window will open on Wednesday, April 28.

Please carefully read the content of this message as it contains important information with regard to the testing schedules, testing sessions, overall logistics, specific logistical information for our virtual students, and general advice on how you can help your child be at his/her best for these tests. 
Please find a summary of the different calendars for upper elementary (3rd-5th), middle school (6th-8th), and high school courses (English 1&2, Algebra, Geometry, Biology, and AP French). 
Format of the Exam:
3rd and 4th graders will take a “paper-based test” (PBT) while all other students will take a “computer-based test” (CBT).

Location of the Exam:
All LEAP, EOC, and AP exams will take place at the Johnson Campus, 1800 Monroe Street.
  • Students should arrive at school on time between 7:45 - 8:00 am. 
  • Dismissal is between 3:40 - 4:00 pm.
  • Early Dismissal April 28 - 1:30 pm.
  • Early Dismissal April 12 - 1:40 pm.

Virtual students can be dropped off by car through the carpool line or walked to the front of the building. There is a dedicated entrance for all virtual students during testing to minimize interactions with other students. Virtual students should enter the building through the metal gate on Monroe Street next to the bike racks (to the left of the main entrance when facing the building). 
Dress code during Testing:
All students are expected to wear their uniforms during testing.

Snacks, Drinks, and Lunch:
Snacks will be provided to students in between sessions 1 and 2. However, feel free to send your child with his/her own snack if he/she has a specific diet or if it’s your preference. Please send a refillable water bottle with your child. 
Lunch will be served as usual and free of charge for the remainder of the school year. 

Bring a Book:
Encourage your child to bring a book he/she enjoys as reading is the only authorized activity once a testing session is over. 

Special attention to technological devices:
All students’ cell phones will have to be turned off and given to the teacher for the duration of testing. Cell phone usage could void a student's test as well as others in a class even if a phone goes off accidentally during testing. 
Non-testing days schedule and location: 
Because of the very high number of student groups during testing (due to PODS grouping and testing accommodations), all students not taking LEAP on certain days will have classes at the McNair building, 1607 S. Carrollton. Students should arrive at school on time between 7:55 - 8:10 am. Dismissal is between 3:45 - 4:15 pm.

The McNair building is located a few blocks away from Johnson. School buses will drop off non-testing students there directly. John-Henry Trant will share specific information about the carpool line for McNair as well as the protocol for walkers.

Please refer to the following calendars for the dates when specific grade levels will have classes at McNair.
General advice: 
As testing can be a stressful time for students and parents, here are a few recommendations on how to best support your child during these days:

Arriving on time is essential so that students can join their testing session in a timely manner and as relaxed as possible
Coming to school well-rested is important. Please encourage your child to get plenty of sleep and that the evening bedtime schedule is consistent
Ensuring that your child gets a hearty, healthy breakfast every day or that they have sufficient time to have breakfast at school.
Implementing morning routines that are as calm and free of stress or conflict as possible
Providing encouraging words and/or routines (hugs, high fives, …) to boost your child’s confidence in his/her abilities
Keeping things in perspective, especially for students who tend to put too much pressure on themselves

If you have further questions about LEAP testing or High School exams, please email Sophie Capmartin, scapmartin@lfno.org or Samantha Kreuscher, skreuscher@lfno.org


LFNO Academic Team

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2020 - 2021 Yearbook Submissions Needed
Deadline EXTENDED: Sun. April 25
This year has been unlike any other and will be reflected in our fun and eclectic 2020-2021 yearbook! We will feature teacher highlights, best COVID masks, student art, athletics, and anonymous gratitudes; these are only a few of the new sections we will have this year. Below is a list of Google Forms for submitting your entries. We would love to have your participation and encourage you to submit entries for all forms. The due date for all submissions is Sunday, April 25. 

We want to showcase the hard work and dedication to academic excellence that is consistently shown by our students, families and staff. Thank you for everything each and every one of you has contributed to Lycée Français this past year. ou may also share other photos with your student's First and Last Name, Grade, Teacher and send them to yearbook@lfno.org.

College Career Updates April 2021 | Click Here
Help us reach our goal! Support Lycée Athletics!
Did you know that the Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans has an award-winning soccer team - having been crowned the champions of the Metro Middle School League for the past two years?

Did you know that the Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans has an award-winning soccer team - having been crowned the champions of the Metro Middle School League for the past two years?

Lycée Français kindly asks for your help in purchasing resources for our students’ athletic programs - your donation will help Lycée’s athletics program purchase:
  • Jerseys for flag football, volleyball, and cross country, and pinnies for practice.
  • Equipment: soccer balls, basketballs, flags, and football gloves. 
  • Athletic supplies: storage bins for keeping uniforms separate and organized and large water coolers with dispensers for our young athletes.
Please donate today! Your investment in the Lycée Français athletics program helps our students learn teamwork, problem-solving, and goal setting. In addition, the program boosts their self-confidence.
Extended Day Services
Seeking Coaches:
Baseball and softball skill-building is underway! All students 4th grade and up are eligible to participate in skill-building with Coaches Gary Ptak (baseball) and Aafke Van Meteren (softball). Medical release forms and consent forms are required for participation, in addition to registration. Registration can be completed at lfno.campbrainregistration.com

Information about practice times/locations, and all necessary forms, can be found at www.lfno.org/athletics-2 

If you are interested in coaching softball or assisting with baseball, please reach out to mdupuy@lfno.org. All coaches, volunteer or paid, must complete a background check through LFNO. 

Registration will open this week for baseball skill building with Coach Gary Ptak. We are still looking for a head coach for softball skill-building. 

Please email mdupuy@lfno.org if you are interested in coaching softball this spring, or if you are interested in coaching or assistant coaching/volunteer coaching fall sports (Cross Country, Swimming, Flag Football, Volleyball).
PTO La Liaison News
Are you interested in getting more involved at Lycée? Would you like to help build our community, strengthen our diverse student/parent/teacher population, and raise money to support your child’s school? If so, please consider running for La Liaison’s Board of Directors for the 2021-22 school year. 
La Liaison is the Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) for Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans (LFNO). Board membership is open to any parent or teacher of Lycée. The Board of Directors serves from June–June, overseeing the PTO for the summer before, through the academic year. Officers attend monthly board meetings and quarterly general meetings (though this has been modified during the pandemic). Board members coordinate and implement a variety of community-building and fundraising events throughout the year. 
Board Positions 
Please see the informational flyer or go to La Liaison’s FB group. 
The Nomination Process 
If you are interested running for the board, please write a brief bio (250 words maximum), indicating the position you are interested in. Send your bio pto@lfno.org.  
The deadline for bio/questionnaire entries is April 21st. 
The Election Process 
If there are more nominees than positions, elections will be held through online voting (schedule to be announced). One candidate will be elected for each of the positions on the board by a simple majority vote. All parents and teachers at LFNO are eligible to vote and will be given specific instructions via Etre a la Page and La Liaison FB when the polls open. In the event of a tie, a tie-breaker election shall be held for the position in question. The elected officers will be announced via Etre a la Page and La Liaison’s Facebook page. Candidates will be notified via email. 
For More Information 
If you have any questions, please feel free to email pto@lfno.org or post your question to the La Liaison FB page. 
Thank you in advance for your participation and we look forward to an exciting number of nominees!!

Quick Reference Resources
RESTO! Meal Service for March:
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Mark your Calendar

  • LEAP Testing begins - Wednesday, April 28.
UNO PAID Research Study:
New Orleans Adolescent Risk and Resilience Study 
Dr. Matthew Scalco at UNO is seeking children and teens ages 9 to 15 and their parents to participate in a study. We are interested in what makes teenagers successful. Participants will be asked to fill out a survey at UNO and parents will be emailed a survey link. Families will be compensated $30 for their time. 

D.I.Y. Make your mark rain barrel - an at-home project!
If you or someone in your household has tested positive for COVID-19, or if you have been advised to quarantine by a boss, doctor, or loved one, you qualify to register for this program (no doctor’s approval or note is needed). Anyone over 65, regardless of income brackets, anyone with children under 18 not currently enrolled in a food program and anyone with a chronic illness may also apply. For more information please call NOLA 311 (504-658-2299) or enroll online at NOLA311.org #SaveaRestaurant and apply today!
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