le 1 fevrier, 2020
Dear Families, 

Good news for our avid readers! It is always exciting to receive a grant, a gift or a donation that help support our school’s growth. This week we received really good news from the French Embassy. Some of our students’ artwork was submitted to participate in a drawing contest open to all immersion schools in the United States. The quality of our students work, under the expert guidance of Stacey Stanfill, gifted art teacher, won us 300 books for the Johnson library. We could not be more proud of our teacher and student artists and of our growing library! Bonne lecture!
We also want to thank Lycée Français of New York for the donation of 18 iPads during their recent visit and service learning exchange with our students. What great partners in education!

Another less tangible but equally important gift was to share with Audubon Charter School a night of celebration honoring our students receiving their official DELF diplomas. Over 200 students between the two schools received their coveted honor, a testament to their growth in language acquisition and to the success of French immersion education in New Orleans. Thank you to the French Consulate and CODOFIL for attending the event. To all, Bravo et félicitations !!
Marina Schoen addresses audubon and lycee students for the DELF ceremony
Marina Schoen addresses Lycée Français and Audubon Charter School students during the DELF ceremony.

Thank you for all parents who filled out the Lunch Application for the 2019-2020 school year. Accurate data regarding our demographics is essential for the work we do, especially in the area of grants and fundraising and to receive accurate funding from the LDOE to better serve our students.   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 . Instructions and link to application found HERE . It will take 1-5 minutes of your time and it will be a great help to our school. If you need assistance filling out the application, please reach out to Nicki Kristol at nkristol@lfno.org . Merci!
Dad's Club Workday at Johnson was a success!
 Last weekend our amazing Dad’s Club organized a Work Day at Johnson Campus! We are so grateful to everyone who participated! Your hard work and dedication to our school is evident in these bleu, blanc et rouge benches. Our students will enjoy these for years to come.
Academic Resources Available
 Parents can find a compiled selected French books for each grade level on the website . These official reading lists for each cycle are recommended by the French Ministry of Education. Some parents may be interested in purchasing French books that are age and level-appropriate, it is a great resource.
We are less than 2 MONTHS away from our annual soirée, Nuit de la Musique , hosted on Sunday, March 22 at Generations Hall. The night will be filled with delicious food from local restaurants, two live canvas paintings by Alex Harvie and TJ Black, fire dancer Cat Landrum and a silent auction. Our very own Pascal Valcasara will grace us with an intimate performance during the Patron Party. Additional musical acts will be announced soon!

Early Bird tickets are available for purchase, buy them before March 1st!
-Cash Bar: $55 (after March 1 $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 March 1 $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 March 1 $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.

For most up-to-date information, to purchase tickets, sponsorship opportunities and silent auction donations, please visit: www.nuitdelamusique.com or contact Sophie Uijttenboogaard at spenau@lfno.org . Silent Auction Donation Form. Individuals interested in becoming a food/beverage sponsors or volunteering please contact Sophie Uijttenboogaard directly at spenau@lfno.org . Food & Beverage Donation Form

Given the length of the screening and evaluation processes, the last day Gifted and Talented referrals will be accepted is Friday, March 6, 2020 . More information can be found on the Gifted & Talented section of the Lycée website.
There will be no aftercare or after school activities on Wednesday, February 19th . Please pickup students during carpool, or make transportation arrangements.
Mark Your Calendar

  • LFNO Board Meeting - Mon. February 3.
  • Dress Down Day - Patton Campus- $1 Donation. Fri. February 7.
  • 8th/9th Grade Mardi Gras Ball - Johnson Campus. Fri. February 7.
  • Athletics Committee Meeting - Thurs. February 13.
  • Report Card Conferences: No School for Students: Thurs. February. 20.
  • Staff Professional Development: No School for Students. Fri. February 21.
  • Mardi Gras Break - No School. - Mon. February 24 - Fri. February 28

Community Resources
REGISTRATION for "STEM SATURDAY with Dr. Calvin Mackie
February 8, 2020 is now OPEN through February 6th or until capacity is reached! The event will take place Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 9:00 am to 12:30 p.m. at the Pete Sanchez Center, located in the Historic Lower 9th ward at 1616 Caffin Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117. Students will learn about the STEM in the production of Mardi Gras. The chemistry, engineering and technology behind the lights and floats will be studied and examined through hands-on activities. Students will build a remote control float with LED and Electroluminescenc lights and other craft materials. Come out and learn how Mardi Gras is a wonderful marriage of ART and STEM! The event is for 6 month old -12th Grade students and is free for students who receive free lunch until capacity is reached. STEM NOLA will be introducing its We Play Infant to Toddler STEM Corner in partnership with Training Grounds for kids 6 months - 3 yrs old who must be accompanied by their parents . This event will be the 1st Cradle to Career STEM Saturday!
Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans | 504.620.5500 | info@lfno.org | www.lfno.org