le 21 décembre, 2018
Happy Holidays from all of us at Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans!
Thank you to all parents who filled out the Lunch Application for the 2018-2019 school year. Accurate data regarding our demographics is essential for the work we do, especially in the area of grants and fundraising. It is also the expectation of the Louisiana Department of Education that we provide accurate information. If you have not yet, please, FILL OUT THE LUNCH APPLICATION linked HERE by January 7, 2018. It will take 1 to 5 minutes of your time and will be a vital help our school. If you need assistance filling out the application, please reach out to Cristina Sanchez at csanchez1@lfno.org Merci!
Our Chief Operating Officer, Karianne Chassee, recently announced that she will be leaving her position to join EdOps, and education consulting organization based out of D.C. This was an extremely difficult decision for her as she has grown with Lycée over the last 5 years and loves the Lycée team, mission, and exciting future! Ultimately, she decided to take on this new opportunity to be able to work from home and spend more time with her family. Her last day with Lycée will be Friday, January 18th . Karianne looks forward to staying in touch and partnering with Lycée in the future!

We congratulate Karianne on this new professional opportunity and express our gratitude for the strong vision and inspired leadership that was instrumental in growing our organization. Please join me in wishing Karianne all the best in her personal and professional pursuits. Transition efforts are already in place. The link to the application for a Director of Human Resources position can be found in the Careers page of our website.
Quick Reference Critical Staff Directory | LINK
A message from our principal:
As we head off in our different directions (or even just stay close to home), our staff would like to wish everyone a wonderful holiday season. Thank you for entrusting us to educate your child/children in a safe, loving environment. The Patton staff and students alike have worked diligently this year and deserve some time to relax. Have a safe and healthy holiday and we will see you in the new year!
Danielle Dufauchard
Patton Campus Principal
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.
Pickup and Drop off Reminders
This is a reminder to be patient and cautious during pickup and drop-off times. Please follow all traffic and parking ordinances, and above all, be courteous to neighbors by allowing them easy access to and from their homes and avoid blocking driveways. During morning and afternoon carpool all vehicles must travel lakebound on Nashville turning left on Constance onto the parking lot/playground. Coming off Magazine onto Eleanor or Nashville and turning right onto Constance is not permitted. Cutting the carpool line is extremely inconsiderate of those who've been patiently waiting entry onto the school campus. To review our pickup and drop-off procedures, select the following LINK
Quick Reference Critical Staff Directory | LINK
Safety & Security Updates & Reminders
Part of Monroe St. is coned off at the street (not the sidewalk) and we ask for your support by parking outside the cones, not the sidewalk or grass. Managing vehicle traffic/parking on the soft ground will help us minimize the S&WB leak on Monroe St. and will prevent clogging the catch basin near the front office walkway. Please know we are working diligently with S&WB to find a permanent solution to our unwelcome “moat”.

The school side of Monroe St. is a passenger and bus zone, which means:
  1. Monroe St. is a one way street from Cohn to Hickory Streets between the hours of 7 am - 9 am and 2 pm - 4 pm, Monday through Friday.
  2. The barricade at the Monroe & Hickory St. intersection is to prevent vehicles entering the wrong way during drop off and pick up, please never drive around it.
  3. Parking on the school side of Monroe St is 15 minutes at all times, all day, all week.
  4. Long term parking is across the street on the opposite side or residential side of Monroe St. Please park as far off the roadway as possible to allow for school bus traffic.
  5. During rainy days do not pull your vehicle onto any of the walkways. Remain on the roadway of Monroe St.

School zone safety starts with YOU! Louisiana School Zone LAWS:

- Put down your CELL PHONE - RS 32:300.8
-Drive 20 mph or slower - Code 1956, ss 38-73
-Stop for school buses - Code 1956, ss 38-102

Be alert for children coming from any direction!

Many thanks to families for cooperating with the traffic plan, carpool, and parking expectations . These procedures keep everyone safe on the streets.

Middle School Honor Roll
Students who earned excellent grades during term 1 will be honored with a student celebration on January 22nd . Details coming after break.
DELF- Save the Date
On January 23rd LFNO will host the DELF (Diplôme d'Etudes en Langue Française) Ceremony for current Lycee 6th graders, their families, and some Audubon students and families as well. Detailed information will go out soon to 6th grade families.
Girls on the Run
Girls on the Run is looking for volunteer coaches (head coach and assistant coaches) for our 3rd-5th grade students during the spring season . To find out more about this opportunity, click here and email Renee Grady ( renee@gotrnola.org ). The program runs mid-January through April 6th with practices twice a week. Come and help Lycée-Francais girls unleash their potential!
Nuit de la Musique (formerly L'Extravagance)
Our annual soirée, Nuit de la Musique (formerly L'Extravagance) will be hosted on Sunday, February 10 at Generations Hall. Delicious food from Patois, Arabella Casa di Pasta, Laurel Street Bakery, Pigeon Catering, Tartine, Toups Meatery, Shank Charcuterie and more! Entertainment will feature aerialist Glenna Broderick and two live canvas paintings by Alex Harvie and TJ Black! Music will not disappoint, Corey Henry and the Treme Funket plus more exciting musical acts being announced soon!
There is still one month to take advantage of the Early Bird tickets for this night, buy them before January 20!

-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.

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
Spring 2019 Before & After Care registration, opens January 4th!
Registration for Spring 2019 Before and After Care will open Friday, January 4th at 10am and will close Thursday, January 31st at 11:59pm . To register your child(ren) for a plan (Unlimited Before Care, Unlimited After Care, 1 Day After Care, 2 Day After Care), please create* a Camp Brain account by following this link: https://lfno.campbrainregistration.com/ *If you already have a Camp Brain account, please do not create another one and login to your existing account. You will use the same link to access registration when open. For more information including pricing, please visit: https://www.lfno.org/before-and-aftercare/
Spring 2019 Enrichment, program offerings and sign up coming soon:
Spring 2019 enrichment is swiftly approaching! We are excited to have new partners and will be offering more hands on, experiential learning and fun for our students. We will also be offering enrichment programming for 6th-8th grade students. Each activity needs to meet a minimum of registrants to run so please share with your fellow Lycée friends! Some partnerships to look out for this spring include Super Science Sessions and NASA with Mad Science, a continued partnership with Soccer Shots, Electric Girls, Bricks for Kidz, Upturn Arts, and more. Our own LFNO staff have also designed some of their own new and returning activities!

Spring Enrichment will run 12 weeks and begin the week of January 28th . More information regarding full program offerings, pricing, scholarships & discounts, and how to register will be communicated after the holiday break.

Homework Centers will resume with the same children registered from the fall on Thursday, January 10th and continue until May 17th . Any open spots in Homework Centers will be open for registration at the same time as enrichment.

Please visit https://www.lfno.org/afterschool-enrichment/ for future communications and previous program offering reference.
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

La Liaison - PTO News
No news this week - stay tuned for more PTO news after break!

Mark Your Calendar

  • MONDAY, DEC. 24 - TUESDAY, JAN. 8: Winter Break, No School.
  • MONDAY, JAN. 7, 2019: No School, staff training.
  • TUES, JAN. 8, 2019 - Classes Resume for everyone.
  • 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
Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans | 504.620.5500 | info@lfno.org | www.lfno.org