le 7 décembre, 2020
PATTON EDITION
(PRE-K4 - 2ND GRADE)
PATTON CAMPUS QUICK REFERENCE DIRECTORY | CLICK HERE
SPECIAL ANOUNCEMENTS
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
2020-2021 School Year - COVID 19 Procedures and Operational Guidelines
2020 - 2021 COVID-19 School Year | Click Here
Carpool Reminder
This is a reminder to be patient and cautious during morning and afternoon carpool. 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 carpool, all cars should move to either side of the street to allow other cars to pass on Constance Street. We all have a responsibility to keep our children and each other safe.
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

Hats off to the Holidays
Time to find your favorite holiday hat, headband or bow! The holidays are always brighter with HOLIDAY HEADWEAR! Students are allowed to wear their favorite holiday headwear. Get creative!
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.
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.



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 !
Resto! Meal Services
December Menu | CLICK HERE
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
The Blue Cross Kids Marathon Challenge will continue enrollment anytime during the Fall Semester. Who will be your internal school champion?

Schools are registering from New Orleans, Houma/Thibodaux, Baton Rouge and we will award $1,000 to the school with the most participation and $500 for 2nd place. Our goal is to award 1 school from each of the 8 markets if we have enough participation in each market.

For more information please visit https://runsignup.com/BlueCrossKidsMarathon
Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans | 504.620.5500 | info@lfno.org | www.lfno.org