le 7 décembre, 2020
 Johnson Edition
(3rd Grade - 10th Grade)
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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Dear Families, 

As you may know, a few days ago the CDC updated its guidelines for quarantine protocols. The Louisiana Department of Health and Louisiana Department of Education have aligned with this most recent guidance, and are in support of the updated recommendations. The LDOE is working to produce new information, guidance and flowcharts for schools, which will be released shortly. Lycée will adopt the new guidance as soon as it becomes available. 
Before new quarantine protocols are released, please refer to the ‘decision tree” to understand how Lycée makes its strict and consistent isolation and quarantine decisions. As shown on the chart, there is a different decision protocol for symptomatic and asymptomatic cases.

We strongly invite you to reach out to our school administrators and nurses when it comes to COVID related concerns: making assumptions or reading unverified social media narratives is detrimental at a time when transparency and clarity are essential to our physical and mental health. Please reach out to Nurse Pam at the Patton Campus or Nurse Keli at the Johnson Campus for any questions or concerns you may have. 

We are fully committed to mitigate the spread of the virus. While schools have not been found to be super-spreaders, our vigilance remains heightened. A reminder that our COVID dashboard is updated weekly. 


Sincerely,
Marina
GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Holiday Food Drive
Students who are able to, are encouraged to donate shelf stable canned or boxed food to help support the larger community and food insecurity concerns this time of year
Monday, 12/14 through Friday, 12/18 - bins available at drop off each day.
Donations will be given to Second Harvest Food Bank
Entry Grades Open House
Calling all parents, spread the word about our open houses geared towards entry grades for the 2021-22 school year! Let's spread the joy and benefits of bilingualism, and of an amazing education. Families can register online HERE.

General Information Sessions:
  • Tuesday, Dec. 15  - 12:00 PM Noon - 1:00 PM 
  • Thursday, Dec. 17 - 6:00 - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday, January 7,  12:00 PM noon
  • Monday, January 11, 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Holiday Spirit Days
  • Thursday, 12/17 & Friday 12/18
  • Students are encouraged to wear festive attire to either complement or replace their uniform. This can include sweatshirts, tshirts, leggings, jewelry, etc.
  • All dress down items must be school appropriate and student will have to remove items and/or put on school uniform if items are deemed inappropriate
  • no light up, noise making, or distracting items can be worn or brought to school
  • clothing should be similar in fit and length as school uniform
  • no offensive or inappropriate messaging
CDC Holiday Recommendations
The COVID-19 pandemic has been stressful and isolating for many people. Gatherings during the upcoming holidays can be an opportunity to reconnect with family and friends. This holiday season, consider how your holiday plans can be modified to reduce the spread of COVID-19 to keep your friends, families, and communities healthy and safe.
IMPORTANT REMINDERS FOR IN-PERSON LEARNING.
  • Due to health/safety concerns, there is no lost-and-found this year. 
  • Please make sure all of your child’s belongings are well marked with their name in permanent marker. 
  • Any items found in common areas (playground, restrooms, hallways) without a student name clearly marked will be bagged and donated daily.
  • Items of value (cell phones, wallets, eye glasses, etc) will be kept in the main office, please call with a description if your child lost an item of value.
  • Due to Covid19 safety measures, only parents with an appointment will be admitted to come on campus. Please email Office Manager Sarah Franz, sfranz@lfno.org to coordinate any further materials pickups or general questions.
  • Students must bring a full water bottle to school each morning - it can be refilled during the day at water filling stations around school but drinking fountains will be closed. 
  • Students should bring an extra mask to school daily, in a sanitary case or ziplock bag, in the highly likely event the mask gets wet or dirty. 
  • Ensure student masks are well fitted and follow the following guidelines:
Dismissal
PIKMYKID
Thanks for your patience and perseverance as we all work out the kinks together on this helpful new tool. If you haven’t yet registered, please do so by downloading the PikMyKid app. Once you have done so, it will ask for some quick information to connect you to our school. If you have any problems, please contact either transportation@lfno.org or bbruhnke@lfno.org. If you need some extra information about setting up your PikMyKid app and the PikMyKid features, such as announcing your arrival and making short term changes to your pickup mode, please see this tutorial for parents. 
INDEPENDENT WALKERS
For students in grades 3-7 please complete this form and send it to Office Manager Sarah Franz (sfranz@lfno.org) for your child to be added to the independent walkers list. This will allow your child to be dismissed without an adult present by ~ 3:35 daily.

Students in 8th-10th grades are automatically allowed to leave as independent walkers without a parent form on record. If 8th-10th graders go home via carpool or bus, they will remain in their classroom until their name and/or mode of transportation is posted on the PikMyKid screen.

  • Grades 3-5 and 8-10 are dismissed from the Monroe Street door closest to Cohn Street. 
  • Grades 6-7 are dismissed through the Monroe Street iron gate closest to Hickory Street. 
CARPOOL
Click here to view details on our website.
Resto! Meal Services
December Menu | CLICK HERE
Johnson COVID-19 School Year Procedures & Operational Guidelines
  • 2020 - 2021 Johnson COVID-19 School Year Procedures & Operational Guidelines | Click Here
LA LIAISON - PTO NEWS
Prix de Présence, A Holiday Prize Affair
La Liaison is excited to announce the Winter Fundraiser Prix de Presence, a Holiday Prize Affair. This event will take the place of the annual Marche D'Hiver. The virtual fundraising event is scheduled for Saturday 19-December. It will include a day filled with virtual musical performances, demonstrations, and a chance to win an assortment of door prize baskets. Parents and families stay tuned to the Liaison Facebook group for details on the event.

Entry to the virtual event is $5, and includes 5 complimentary entries to win a door prize basket. Additional door prize tickets will be available for purchase at $1 per ticket in our Shopify store. Entry into the virtual event will give you access to a private Facebook group, where throughout the day there will be virtual live performances and demonstrations.


Be in an Art Show - Call to Lycée Student Artists (tell your kiddos!)
STUDENT ART EXHIBITION DECEMBER 19, 2020
The PTO is organizing a student art exhibition on the theme of healing throughout the pandemic. It will be hosted virtually during the Prix de Presence fundraiser.. All entries will be exhibited and prizes will be awarded to select works.
 
Students who wish to participate should draw, paint or create something they expresses what they have seen, felt, or experienced during the pandemic.
Submissions are due December 12th, 2020. All currently enrolled students are eligible for participation.

Work in any format you desire: abstract, representational, or mixed. Choose what best suits the message. Allow the student to explore. Consider line, color, texture, pattern, form; composition, mood, tone, voice.
How can you be inspired by the environment in which the situation occurred? remember, recall, or consider texture (touch), smell, sight, and sound.
How could the experiences of these sensory acts impact your image?
What is your opinion of the situation you are drawing/painting about? Do you feel it was good/bad/sad/enlightening/optimistic/healing/sick/something else? How did the experience make you feel?

MAKE YOUR MARK WITH YOUR ART !
3rd - 5th Grade
Holiday Coloring Contest
Pelican Playground is hosting a coloring contest with prizes like class pizza party or funds towards playground equipment. Students were offered a coloring page on Friday and must submit them to the main office by Friday, December 18, for us to mail in. Entries can also be submitted by parents through this CLICK HERE.
5th Grade Students: Breakthrough New Orleans (BTNOLA)
Students apply to BTNOLA through a comprehensive process and begin their Breakthrough journey the summer before their sixth-grade year. BTNOLA offers a tuition-free, supplementary academic program devoted to preparing middle school students with high potential, but limited resources, for academically rigorous educational experiences in high school and college. By practicing the “Student Teaching Student” model, BTNOLA is also inspiring and training high school and college students to enter the field of education and become advocates for educational equity. BTNOLA’s High School Program offers on-going support to students who completed the middle school program and are dedicated to graduating from college-prep high schools. The application can be assessed on laptops, desktops, and mobile devices. If you need you a paper-version at breakthroughnola@newmanschool.org. The deadline for the application is Sunday, January 10, 2021.For more information about the program, please visit www.btnola.orgCLICK HERE to access the online application.
MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL
Brevet Info Session: 9th grade students and parents:
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8TH AT 5:00PM VIA GOOGLE MEET
This is a reminder that - as announced per email last week - Mme Diane and Mme Sophie will host an info session about Brevet Tuesday, December 8th at 5:00 pm. 
Here is the link for the session: https://meet.google.com/mve-rqtr-bco
Here is the link for the session: https://meet.google.com/mve-rqtr-bco
Join by phone: (US) +1 574-217-4953‬ PIN: ‪790 719 597‬#
You can submit your questions ahead of time (until 4:00pm on December 8th) on this form.
Mark your Calendar

  • Saturday, Dec. 12: PTO Student Art Exhibition - submissions due
  • Tuesday, Dec. 15: Lower School Virtual Open House - 12:00 - 1:00
  • Friday, Dec. 18: 2nd trimester Midterm
  • Saturday, Dec. 19: PTO Prix de Présence Virtual Fundraiser!
  • Monday, Dec. 21 - Jan. 1, 2021: No School - Winter Holiday Break
  • Monday, Jan. 4 - No School for Students, Staff PD Day
  • Tuesday, Jan. 5 - Classes Resume
COMMUNITY RESOURCES
A new dance studio located at 8204 Oak St. is offering free dance classes for youth on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4pm. 
More information can be found here: www.artivismdance.com/studio
Parents can register their child here: wellnessliving.com/signup/artivism
Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans | 504.620.5500 | info@lfno.org | www.lfno.org