le 14 decembre, 2018
High School News: it was great to meet with the Head of French Schools in North America based at the French Embassy in Washington, DC. He visited our school today, together with the Education and University representative at the French Consulate. The reason for this visit was the high interest for our Lycée High School project, for which we have the agency’s full support. We discussed programming, including French American Baccaluréat and Advanced Placement, dual enrollment, the accreditation timeline (next accreditation will include all grades in cycle 4, which includes 9th grade), staffing opportunities and support, as well as other topics of general interest about our school’s growth.

Financing and grant opportunities continue to be explored in order to meet our summer 2021 Priestley moving in date! Very exciting times!
MERCI! Thank you to all the parents/guardians who completed the communication survey and offered informative feedback. We are in the process of analyzing the data in an effort to optimize delivery of essential information and communications.
Quick Reference Critical Staff Directory | LINK
Bus Announcement
Beginning Monday, December 17, 2018, the pink, red, and brown bus will be loading on State Street. This adjustment will not change the bus schedule so you can expect your child to arrive at the normal drop off time. Please observe school bus zone signs. No parking will be allowed in these areas between the hours of 2:30pm and 4:30pm. All cars parked illegally will be subject to fines and towing.
Patton Resto! Volunteers
Patton Resto! is in need of volunteers to help during lunchtime. All volunteers MUST have a current criminal background check on file with the school in order to volunteer. and complete Resto! Training, which will be offered by Pigeon catering.
Please sign up HERE.
#Kindness Campaign
The Patton campus has launched its random acts of kindness campaign. Kindness promotes empathy and compassion which, in turn, leads to a sense of interconnectedness with others. Each student was given the challenge to go into the world and complete 3 random acts of kindness. This campaign will continue from now until the end of January through our counseling program, class game time during recess, and principal check-ins with students. Encourage your child to accept the “Kindness Challenge.”

Pictured: Our kindness tree is overflowing with leaves, each representing an act of kindness. Join the movement!
Let the Winter Fête Begin!
  • We will be celebrating as a school on Friday, December 21 from 3:00pm - 3:45pm.
  • Parents may send treats for the event; however,please try to send healthy treats or holiday school supplies.
  • No peanut-based treats may be brought into the building.
Quick Reference Critical Staff Directory | LINK
Winter Fête is coming!
  • We will be celebrating as a school on Friday, December 21 from 2:40 - 3:30 pm
  • 3rd through 5th grade will have classroom parties
  • Middle School will have whole grade celebrations with an activity, music and food
  • Parents are encouraged to send healthy treats for the event, however treats that are normally not permitted due to high sugar content are allowed during this fête (as well as the other 2 school wide celebrations: fall & Mardi Gras)
  • No peanuts in any treats may be brought into the building
  • Many thanks to the room parents for organizing the Winter Fête in partnership with the teachers
  • Please reach out to your room parent or your child’s teacher if you would like to be involved
  • If you prefer that your child not participate in the Winter Fête, please send their name to Sarah Franz, Office Manager, (sfranz@lfno.org) by December 17th so we can plan alternative supervised activities
Lost & Found
Attention Johnson Families: Please come claim your students’ items at the lost and found! There are dozens of coats, sweatshirts, lunchboxes, water bottles, etc. that we would hate to see going to waste. The lost and found is currently on display next to the front office to remind students and parents to collect any lost property. Items remaining when we go to Winter Break on December 21st will be donated.
Nuit de la Musique (formerly L'Extravagance) is 60 Days Away!
Our annual soirée, Nuit de la Musique (formerly L'Extravagance), is an evening of food, fun, live entertainment and giving in support of Lycée Français hosted on Sunday, February 10 at Generations Hall. Early Bird tickets for this night are available now!

- Cash Bar: $55 ( after Jan. 20 $65 ) Admission to Main Event at 6 PM featuring an all star music lineup, food from the finest restaurants, silent auction and more!
- Open Bar: $85 ( after Jan. 20 $100 ) Admission to Main Event beginning at 6 PM featuring an all star music lineup plus premium open bar, food from the finest restaurants, silent auction, and more!
- Patron Party: $125 ( after Jan. 20 $150 ) Admission beginning at 5 PM featuring exclusive entertainment, signature cocktails, limited edition gift, premium open bar and food from the finest restaurants as well as admission to the Main Event.

We are actively seeking donations of food and beverage, sponsors and donations to the silent auction.

Individuals interested in donating auction items or becoming a sponsor may go directly to www.501auctions.com/LFNO or contact Sophie Uijttenboogaard at spenau@lfno.org or Claudia Elliott at celliott@lfno.org . Individuals interested in becoming a food/beverage sponsors please contact Sophie Uijttenboogaard at spenau@lfno.org .

For most up-to-date information, to purchase tickets, sponsorship opportunities and silent auction donations, please visit: www.501auctions.com/LFNO
Louisiana Homegrown Young Talent
We know we have a lot of talented students, and we want the world to know! Our students to great things and we are looking for talented LFNO students to be featured at the spring gala. To be considered please submit a 60 second highlight video of the student and their talent. All submissions will be reviewed by the school leadership and 3-5 submissions will be selected to show during Nuit de la Musique on February 10.

  • January 9: Deadline for submission
  • January 14: Decision made
  • February 10: Highlight video presentation at Nuit de la Musique

For questions, please contact Sophie Uijttenboogaard at spenau@lfno.org
Extended Day Programs: End of Fall Enrichment
The Fall 2018 Enrichment Season will end the week of December 3rd. If your child(ren)’s activity has a make-up session for the week of December 10th, you should have received an email with details. Parents are welcome to attend the last 30 minutes of the last day of the activity to see what everyone has been working on (unless the instructor has directly communicated a specific time)!

Questions? Please email enrichment@lfno.org
Incarnate Word Toy Drive
Celebrate the season with holiday cheer through giving! Lycée has a special relationship with the Incarnate Word Early & Preschool Headstart. We have participated the past 5 years in the toy drive and hope to make this year's drive the best yet! Between now and December 18th, 2018, we are collecting NEW, unwrapped toys for 90 children ages 10 months-5 years old to give to our friends at Incarnate Word Early & Preschool Headstart. Any age appropriate toys and games/educational toys and games.  We do not allow any toys that resemble weapons, like toy guns, nerf guns, etc.

Call out to volunteers: We need creative parents to help decorate one large box for Johnson Campus and one large box for Patton to collect toys! We also need one volunteer to help deliver the toys to Incarnate Word on the last day!

Contributions can be dropped off in the central hall of each of the campuses or delivered to a staff member during carpool. Don't delay! Give today!
Annual Giving Campaign
UN GRAND MERCI t o all who have donated to the Annual Giving Campaign. We have already reached $10,436.00, 23% of our $45,000.00 goal. Donations of any size make a difference and allow us to continue to provide access to exceptional French language education & programming, and offer unique programs to our students, including Thinking Outside the Classroom.

To make a one-time or monthly donation please visit www.lfno.org/support-us or you may send a check to:
Office of Development
5951 Patton Street
New Orleans, LA 70115

Holiday Season Snack Guidelines
While we are deep in the holiday season and there are often sweets and treats readily available, so we all could use a quick reminder about our healthy food commitment at school. Please see this flyer that is also available on our website outlining which low-sugar snacks are allowed at school. Also, please remember that the only drinks allowed at school are milk and water so that we can keep our students hydrated and healthy!
They’re back! Order your ‘Qui ça? Nous ça!” shirt today!
This original shirt has been designed for the Lycée community with all proceeds to benefit the renovation and building of our Priestley campus. Students may wear them during Friday Saints days. Parents, feel free to buy shirts for your kids, yourselves, and your friends and family too! Shirts are available in unisex sizes (kids and adults) and women’s sizes as well. Cost is from $18-24 each. Deadline for orders is Sunday, December 18th.
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Final Lycée Restaurant Night of the Year
When: Monday, December 17, 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: Blaze Pizza, 5001 Freret Street
What: 20% of sales from every order will be donated back to our school, as long as you show a paper flyer or flyer on your phone. Paper and email flyers were distributed in children’s backpacks and through room parents the week of December 10.
Mark Your Calendar

  • MONDAY, DEC. 17: Blaze Pizza Restaurant Night
  • MONDAY, DEC. 24 - TUESDAY, JAN. 8: Winter Break, No School.
  • MONDAY, JAN. 7: No School, staff training.
  • SUN., FEB. 10: Nuit de la Musique - Annual Fundraising Soirée

This is NOT a complete list of school events.
Community Resources
View this week's community resources | HERE
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