le 22 fevrier, 2021
 Johnson Edition
(3rd Grade - 10th Grade)
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Dear Lycée Community,

Welcome back from what we hope was a restful and healthy break. Today is the beginning of the third and last trimester of the school year. It seems as if these last few months went by in a flash! As always, the last trimester is busy and sometimes difficult for our students because several important exams will take place: the DELF, the Brevet des Collèges (French Middle School Diploma) for our 9th graders and the LEAP test. Please expect our students to take the LEAP this year. While it is still required at the federal and state level under ESSA (Every Students Succeeds Act), we are happy to have this assessment to measure our performance against the one of other students in our city and state. Information on the schedule for LEAP testing will be sent in due time. For the moment, we will continue to focus on teaching and learning. 
Today I am also writing with a couple of staffing updates.  
Johnson Campus Principal: As you know, Chana Benenson is on maternity leave, however, next year, she will focus her leadership on the high school. During the last few months, we have conducted a search for a new principal to take on the leadership at the Johnson Campus. It turned out to be an international affair, with great candidates from our city, out of state, and out of the country. We are excited to let you know we have offered the position to Gina BIanchi, a 10 year veteran and experienced leader of a successful French Immersion School in Milwaukee, a fluent speaker of French, an expert on bilingual education and pedagogy, and a strong believer in diversity, equity and inclusion. Ms. Gina will begin working with us on March 15th. A bio with more information will be sent before then, and we will work out opportunities for you to meet with her. Please join me in welcoming Ms. Gina to our amazing community.
Director of Exceptional Student Services: After pursuing formal education in organizational leadership and development, Mandi Lehnherr, current Director of Exceptional Student Services, is making a career transition and her last day with Lycée will be Friday, March 19. Mandi is grateful to have worked alongside wonderful colleagues and families for the last three years and is committed to ensuring there is a smooth and thoughtful transition plan in place for this role. A series of interviews for the prospective director is scheduled for the next two weeks. We will dearly miss Mandi, who had a transformational impact on Lycée’s ESS department, however, we wish her great success in her new professional pursuits. ESS families will receive more detailed information regarding this plan.
As we return to school in-person, we want to thank you for your assistance regarding following all of our COVID protocols so we can implement safe mitigating measures that protect our students, families and staff. Please do not bring your child to school if s/he has COVID-related symptoms. 
Happy first day back! We cannot wait to see our students tomorrow. 
Mayor for a Day', Paige Wilson-Franklin, is a phenomenal 9th grader at Lycée! She was chosen for her excellent essay on elevating issues around mental health and destigmatizing mental illness. Mayor Paige will work with Mayor LaToya Cantrell and meet with various members of Mayor Cantrell's administration on Paige's priorities.
Congratulations to all this year's winners:
  • 11-13 Age Category: Christian Hodges, Lusher Charter School
  • 14-15 Age Category: Paige Wilson-Franklin, Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans
  • 16-18 Age Category: Madeline "Maddie" Paige Morrison, Isidore Newman School
(Feb. 22 - 26 is A week )
Return to In-Person Learning Reminders | Click Here
  • 5th graders registered for DELF Prim A2: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10
  • 6th-7th graders registered for DELF Junior A2: TUESDAY, MARCH 23
  • 8th-9th-10th graders registered for DELF Junior B1: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24 

The exams will take place in person at the Johnson campus. 
For exams taking place on Wednesdays, school buses will operate and meals will be served. For bus riders intending to ride the bus on March 10 or March 24, confirmation had to be submitted by Friday, February 12. If your plans have changed and/or if you did not fill out the survey within the deadline, please reach out directly to John-Henry Trant jtrant@lfno.org by Thursday, February 25 at 12:00pm so he can finalize the new routes in a timely manner.  
Details of drop-off and pick-up procedures will be communicated soon. 
1st - 5th grade
We are so excited to announce that we are partnering with Tulane’s Center for Public Service and the Department of French and Italian to offer six weeks of French tutoring to families in 1st-5th grade. Beginning the week of February 22nd and extending through the month of March, Tulane service learners will lead small group sessions on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for students who have been recommended by teachers. During these sessions, Tulane students will focus on speaking skills and provide support for homework completion when needed. 

*** If you received an email with a tutoring time slot on Tuesday or Wednesday, please make sure that your child connects on time and/or inform Mary-Devon Dupuy mdupuy@lfno.org if your child is not able to attend. 

*** After two unexcused absences, you will lose your tutoring spot

19-20 Yearbook - LAST CALL
You can still order a 2019-2020 yearbook - Click here for the form. This form will close tomorrow, Tues. Feb. 23 at 9 pm. Once you have signed up please drop off $35 to the Patton office (5951 Patton Street) Wednesday 24th from 1 to 5, or Thursday from 8:30- 3:00. Please do not send money with your student. The order will be placed Friday, February 26th, if you sign up but do not submit payment, your yearbook will not be ordered. Please note it can take up to three weeks for yearbooks to arrive at the school. Once they arrive Ms. Katie will send an email to families to pick them up. 
Quick Reference Resources
RESTO! Meal Service for March:
Breakfast Menu | Click Here
Lunch Menu | Click Here
2020 - 2021 School Calendar (last updated 1.27.21) | Click Here
3rd - 5th Grade
Now that we have shifted back to virtual learning, here is a reminder about Lexia! Elementary teachers assign Lexia assignments on a weekly basis, it is an independent and research-based program that students should use regularly to boost their reading skills. 
Did you know that in grades K-5, LFNO uses Lexia not just to boost foundational and advanced reading skills, but also to guide literacy instruction? 
As students complete units, teachers can use the targeted skill builder lessons to intersect with any skills that were not completely mastered in the lessons. It is important that students are practicing regularly and meeting the recommended usage minutes in order to get the most out of this research-proven, and nationally recognized literacy program. 
Lexia is proven to close the literacy gap when used with commitment and fidelity! If you are having trouble setting up or logging into your account, please let Ms. Annie Neahring know.
Gifted & Talented referrals close on Friday, March 5. Before referring, we strongly encourage you to speak with your student’s teachers about your referral to gain their insights as they are a large part of the process. You can find more information and the Google referral form here.
Dear parents and guardians, 

Please find here the link for the updated grading policy for T3. All changes from the previous version have been highlighted in yellow for an easier read. Changes have only been made for Middle and High schools. There are no modifications for lower and upper elementary levels.

The Academic Team
College & Career Counseling:
Mark your Calendar

  • Monday, Feb. 24: Johnson Virtual Report Card Conferences
The Gilder Lehrman Institution of American History - History School - CLICK HERE
Creative Kitchen: SoFAB Kids After-School Program
When: Every Tuesday and Thursday in March from 3:30-5:30 Begins February 2nd, ends February 30th.
Where: Southern Food and Beverage Museum (1830 MLK entrance)
What: Every Tuesday and Thursday in January from 3:30-5:30 pm, we are providing after-school cooking and food games for kids 7-11 years old. Kids will make a snack, while also playing food games from popular cooking shows such as Nailed It, Chopped, Great British Baking Show, and Worst Chef in America. Here are some examples:
-What Is It? Kids have to taste, feel, or smell a mystery item blindfolded and guess what it is
-The Technical- Kids get ingredients and instructions and replicate a dish with nothing else with their team.
-Chopped- In teams, kids will create a dish using surprise, limited ingredients from a mystery basket.
-Taste and Race- Kids taste an item and have to figure out the ingredients in it with only their palate, getting all the ingredients right on the board against the other team.
- Health Inspector- like the game Mafia, but the health inspector is coming to town.
Full 9 day package- $300; 4 day package- $200. Only 15 spots, drop off pick up no more than 30 minutes before or after the program.
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