le 6 december, 2018
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Dear Parents/Guardians,

Thank you to all those who came out and joined us at the board meeting on Monday evening. This administration is committed to champion our students, is unwavering in the effort and desire to effectively address concerns, and is resolute in the goal of satisfying the needs of our community. The conversation we had on Monday focused on two primary areas: communications and behavioral concerns.

Communications : In the campus specific section of this bulletin, you will find the names and email addresses of staff members you may contact to address specific concerns. Please remember you may always reach out to campus principals whenever needed. The Communication Survey l inked here is designed to give us feedback on the efficacy of Etre à la Page as a communication tool, and provides you with an open ended platform to add your suggestions for improving communications. We value your input and appreciate you for taking time to fill it out, please fill it out before Wednesday, December 12th at 12:00 PM noon.

Behavior : We conducted our planned behavior concern meeting on Wednesday (Johnson Campus) and addressed a variety of concerns, including those brought to our attention on Monday. We are creating more aligned and consistent policies and procedures in support of students. While we will continue to rely on restorative practices to handle behavioral issues, as best practices suggest, we will tackle a revisit of our behavioral policies to be more prescriptive on specific infractions and related consequences, so that parents are informed while, at the same time, protecting student privacy. We encourage parents to promptly report issues as they arise, and avoid sharing exclusively on social media.

Please remember, communication is a two-way street: promptly reach out to us should anything be of concern. If you reach out via email to a staff member and a response is not provided promptly, especially if urgent, please feel free to copy campus principals or me, depending on the concern.

Thank you for being an engaged member of our community and for assisting us in striving for excellence.
Marina
PATTON
Quick Reference Critical Staff Directory | LINK
Campus Visitors
We value family and community engagement in our school. For the safety of all students, visitors are asked to check in the front office. Please be prepared to show a photo ID to our office staff.
#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.”
JOHNSON
Quick Reference Critical Staff Directory | LINK
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.
GENERAL INFO
1st Annual 'Spruce Up Leonidas' Community Event
Neighborhood clean up. Please put on your red or green t-shirt and join us from 9am to 12pm. Please register so we know who will be coming at Spruce-up Leonidas - 1st Annual Neighborhood Cleanup  We will be starting at the Lycee Johnson campus. If you cannot make it but would still like to support, please send baked goods/breakfast items to be offered to our volunteers on Saturday, and to be left at the front office on Friday, Dec. 7th. This is a joint effort of Lycée Français, Carrollton United/Carrollton Riverbend Neighborhood Associations and the City Of New Orleans.

Download and share our flyer | DOWNLOAD
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.
Host Family Needed for ESPE Inter: January 9 - February 1
ESPE ( Ecole Superieur du Professorat et de l'Education) is the French program training new teachers to get their Master degree in education. The teaching intern will support the 3rd and 4th grade classes.
 
We are looking for a host family committed to provide Room and Board to one male intern for the entirety of their stay (January 9- February 1).
 
Interested families, please email Instructional Strategist , Martin Honoré, at mhonore@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
Holiday Season Snack Reminder
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!
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!
La Liaison - PTO News
View this week's important PTO News | HERE
CALENDAR & INFO BITES
Mark Your Calendar
  • THURS., DEC. 13 - OPEN HOUSE at Johnson Campus. 6:00 - 7:00 PM (PreK & K Info session for potential families; spread the word!)
  • MONDAY, DEC. 17: Blaze Pizza Restaurant Night
  • MONDAY, DEC. 24 - TUESDAY, JAN. 8: Winter Break, No School.
  • MONDAY, JAN. 7: No School, staff training.

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