le 22 février, 2019
Celebrating Contributions of Black Americans
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Black History Month Celebrations:
Louis Armstrong Foundation performance, "Jazz in The First Days."
Through dance, music, & guided interpretation, the students learned about the early days of jazz during The Louis Armstrong Foundation’s performance of “Jazz In The First Days”. The program covered popular musicians who cemented New Orleans’ role as the birthplace of jazz music including Louis Armstrong, Buddy Bolden, & Lizzie Miles who famously sang in both French & English. Videos demonstrated the acclaim of these early pioneers garnered in their lifetime, starring in movies & performing all over the world.
Krewe du Lycée
This year’s Krewe Du Lycee will roll on February 27th . Each class will be working on a class/grade level theme. Room parents will be contacting class parents for assistance with class costumes.

We understand that not all families celebrate Mardi Gras. Engaging, enjoyable activities will be provided for students opting out of Mardi Gras activities. Please notify your child(ren)'s teacher(s) if your child(ren) will not participate.
Parade Route
The students will start on Patton, turn left on Eleonore, left on Constance, left on State and return to Patton. The parade will begin promptly at 1:30 PM and is expected to be over at 2:15 PM .
King Cake
The kids will enjoy their King Cakes BEFORE the parade to make pick up AFTER the parade run more smoothly. If you are donating a King Cake to the class you must bring it in, LABELED with your child's teacher's name on Wednesday, February 27th at School AM Drop Off. Staff members will grab the cakes from you during the AM Drop Off.
Grandparent Celebration
As is tradition, we will celebrate our grandparents before the parade at the St. Paul's Fellowship Hall (600 Eleonore Street), right next door to the Patton campus. Grandparents are invited to arrive at 1:00 PM , eat a slice of King Cake, have a glass of sparkling wine, and then watch the parade at 1:30 PM . We kindly ask that grandparents arrive at 1:00 PM and not much earlier as we need the morning to make preparations.
Pick Up Procedures
At the conclusion of the parade all classes will return to their classrooms to pack and get ready for dismissal. After about 10 minutes parents will be allowed to enter the building and go directly to classrooms to pick their children up. Every parent must sign his or her child out on forms provided by teachers. Once the parent signs the child out, the teacher must place a stamp on the hand of the child to indicate that the child has been properly checked out. Staff members will be posted at the exits to make certain all students have been properly checked out prior to leaving the building.
No After Care - Wed. February 27
There will be no After Care or any Extended Day Program services (Enrichment, Homework Centers, etc) on Wednesday, February 27th. Late pick-up fees will apply after 3:20pm.
Signup to Help with Mardi Gras Celebrations
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Black History Month
This year the Johnson Campus will be celebrating Black History Month with the theme of "Contemporary Changemakers in New Orleans; Local Black Heroes". Students will learn about some important historical figures and will also interact with and learn about some of the many current Black leaders in our community - both those in official roles and those who are grassroots heroes working to improve the city in a variety of fields.
Middle school students visited a variety of sites this week to recognize and celebrate contemporary Black leadership and “changemakers” in our community. Solitary Gardens , t he Lower Ninth Ward Living Museum , Studio Be and Ashe Cultural Arts Center were some of the highlights. While visiting these sites and talking with organizers, students reflected on how these local leaders are working toward achieving transformational change as well and cultural preservation. Currently, middle school students are working collaboratively to synthesize the enduring understandings they took away from these experiences to then lead presentations and activities in 3rd-5th grade classrooms on the morning of Wednesday, February 27th.

Mardi Gras Fêtes - Wednesday, February 27
  • Students can wear Mardi Gras themed or purple/green/gold shirts with uniform bottoms to school on that day.
  • Parties will be from 1:40 - 2:30 pm
  • 3rd through 5th grade will have classroom parties which are at the direction of the teacher, with the support of the homeroom parents
  • Middle School will have whole grade celebrations with music and food - supported by homeroom parents
  • 6th grade will be in the PE room
  • 7th & 8th grades will be in the Resto!
  • No peanut-based treats may be brought into the building
  • If you would like your child to NOT participate the fête, please send their name to Sarah Franz, sfranz@lfno.org, by February 25th so we can plan alternative supervised activities.
  • There is no After Care or Enrichment for students due to parades in the city. All students must be picked up by 3:00pm. Standard late fees will apply at the termination of dismissal.
The Scholastic Book Fair
The Scholastic Book Fair at Johnson Campus is scheduled for the week of Feb. 25-28th. It's open 7:50 a.m. - 8:10 a.m . for students only and lunchtime while students are at recess. It will be open to all Lycée parents and students 8:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. during Parent Teacher Conferences on February 28th !
Classroom Connectionn
La Radio LFNO has been revived by Mmes. Valérie, Eugenie, Stephanie, and Emily and their incredible 3rd grade students! Listen here to their interview (en français) with Johnson Principal, Chana Benenson. In the months to come we will share the newest editions of La Radio LFNO.

  • February 22nd - End of 2nd Trimester
  • February 27th - Mardi Gras Fêtes from 1:40-2:30 - 3rd-5th grade in classrooms, 6th grade in PE room, and 7th & 8th in Resto!
There will be no After Care or any Extended Day Programs (Enrichment, Homework Center, etc) on Wednesday, February 27th. Please remember the early dismissal times of 2:45pm (Johnson) and 3:05pm (Patton) . Standard late fees will apply starting at 3:00pm and 3:20pm, respectively.
Beat the New Orleans heat this summer by enrolling your child in Lycée’s Bonjour NOLA Summer Camp! From weekly water play days to indoor French reading, writing, and conversation time, stay cool with us this summer! Bonjour NOLA is geared towards children attending – or entering – a French immersion school. Our camp serves children entering Pre-K 4 (4 years old by July 1st) through 5th grade.
Session 1:
(You, Me, We! Communities & Culture) will run June 10th-28th
Session 2:
(Exploring the World Around Us) will run July 8th-July 26th.

Registration will open Friday, March 1st at lfno.campbrainregistration.com . For more information, please visit https://www.lfno.org/bonjour-nola/ or email bonjournola@lfno.org . You can also follow us on Facebook here !
Camp Brain Balances Due
While invoices are sent on a monthly basis, we understand life gets busy! Please remember to check to see if your household has any balances due in the Camp Brain system (Before & After Care, Enrichment, Bonjour NOLA, Competitive Academic Team, Tutoring) . Please note that all outstanding balances must be paid in order to participate in Enrichment. Any balances for drop-in services or past seasons are due upon receipt unless you have a payment plan approved by the business office. Drop-in charges are currently entered through January 2019.

To make a payment, you may log in to your account at: lfno.campbrainregistration.com to pay online (preferred) > under season with balance > View my registration > New Payment, or send a check / money order to the business office with your child's name and "before / aftercare" written in the memo line.

For any questions regarding check/money order payments or processing, please contact the Business Office at billing@lfno.org . To request a payment plan, please contact Anne Chapman at achapman@lfno.org .

For questions regarding charges and/or payments, please contact enrichment@lfno.org
Nuit de la Musique
PICKING UP AUCTION WINNINGS - Deadline to pick up tomorrow, Friday 2/22!
Thank you all for attending and supporting Nuit de la Musique, please see the info below to retrieve your winnings! 
WHERE: 600 Eleonore Street, New Orleans, LA 70115.
WHEN: February 15 - February 22nd between 1:00 PM and 3:30 PM OR call Claudia Elliott to arrange a pick up time. 504.620.5500 x: 1753
Dads' Club News
Work Day - THIS SATURDAY, February 23 2019
The Dads Club will be meeting this Saturday for our next work day at the Johnson Campus, from 8am-noon. We will be building, fixing, painting, and bonding and will wrap up in time for the afternoon parades .

RESCHEDULED - Dads' vs Teachers/Staff Soccer Match - March 17, 2019
The Dads vs. Teachers and Staff soccer match has been rescheduled to give the teachers time to get in shape. The game is co-ed and any parents/guardians of children at the school are welcome to play. The new date is March 17, 2019, and those interested in participating should contact Josh Easton at joshua_easton@live.com .
La Liaison - PTO News
Check out this week's PTO News | HERE

Mark Your Calendar

  • SAT., FEB. 23: Dads' Club Work Day at Johnson Campus
  • WED. FEB. 27th: No After Care or Extended Day Program. Late pick-up fees will apply after 3pm.
  • THURS. FEB. 28: From 8 am - 3 pm - Term 2 Report Card Conferences - Sign-up Genius from teachers coming soon - no school for students, however students are encouraged to attend conferences, as families are able
  • FRI. MARCH 1- Professional Development day - no school for students
  • FEB. 28 - MARCH 8: Mardi Gras Break
  • WED. MARCH 13-29 – Boosterthon FUNRUN Johnson Campus
  • SUN., MARCH 17: Dads' Club - Dads' vs. Teachers/Staff Soccer Match.

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