le 8 fevrier, 2021
 Johnson Edition
(3rd Grade - 10th Grade)
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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Dear Lycée Community, 
 
I am taking the opportunity of this space on Être to thank Chana Benenson for having expertly served as the Johnson Campus Principal while expecting twins and dealing with the challenges of such a complicated school year. Her strength and resilience have been exemplary. Chana begins her maternity leave today and will return early May. Please join me in wishing Chana all the best. We can’t wait to meet the babies!
 
During the last few months, we have entertained a search for the next leader of the Johnson Campus, in anticipation of Chana’s leave as well as her transitioning to High School leadership next year. Our search turned out to be an international affair with well-qualified individuals. 
I am pleased to let you know that we identified and offered a position to a candidate who has ten year's experience in leading a French immersion school. The candidate accepted the position and the projected first day at Lycée is March 15. I will provide specific information when our new principal has had the opportunity to communicate her plans to the school community and stakeholders she is leaving behind. We are very excited about this hire because the new principal has a lot of experience in her role, speaks French, has knowledge in bilingual pedagogy, and is very interested and active regarding issues of social justice. 
A great fit for our school and community! 

More information to come in the next edition of Etre. 
 
Marina
GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
(Feb. 8 - 10 is B week - 2.1 Schedule )
Return to In-Person Learning Reminders | Click Here
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR 5TH GRADE STUDENTS REGISTERED FOR DELF PRIM A2 AND FOR 8TH AND 9TH GRADE STUDENTS REGISTERED FOR DELF JUNIOR B1
The DELF Prim A2 (5th grade students) will take place on Wednesday, March 10. All students registered will have to come in-person from 8:00am - 2:30pm to take their exam oral and written exam. Please, fill out this survey by FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH to confirm your child’s participation and to request transportation and meal services for that day. NB: busing will only be available for students who already have a transportation agreement. 

The DELF Junior B1 (8th and 9th grade students) will take place on Wednesday, March 24. All students registered will have to come in-person from 8:00am-2:30pm to take their exam oral and written exam. Please, feel out this survey by FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH to confirm your child’s participation and to request transportation and meal services for that day. NB: busing will only be available for students who already have a transportation agreement. 

For students in 6th and 7th grade taking the DELF Junior A2, the exam will take place during the regular school day on March, 23.
Reminder Term 2 - Class Placements
From now through Mardi Gras break students remain in their Term 2 class placements, no changes are being made right now. All changes requested from the survey you completed for Term 3 will start on February 22nd. 
End of Term 2
  • Middle/High Students will complete their summative assessments over the next few weeks, most of which are projects that have been worked on throughout the term
  • Term 3 begins after Mardi Gras Break, on February 22nd
  • Term 2 Virtual Report Card Conferences for Johnson Campus are Wednesday, February 24th
  • You will get a Sign-Up Genius link from your child’s teacher(s) by 2/10
  • Report cards will be sent electronically this term, a day or two before conferences
VIRTUAL FRENCH TUTORING
1st - 5th grade
We are so excited to announce that we are partnering with Tulane’s Center for Public Service and 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. 
'Mardi Gras Chez Moi' - Dong Phuong King Cake Contest
Show us how you "Mardi Gras Chez Moi"! Even though we cannot be together to celebrate this Mardi Gras season, it doesn't mean we cannot revel in the spirit at home. Therefore, we would like to invite our families, staff, teachers, to share a picture celebrating Mardi Gras in your own way at home in 2021! The deadline to submit photos is Friday, February 12 at 11:59 PM. 3 winners will be selected at random and announced on Saturday, February 13. Our 'Purple, Green, and Gold' winners will receive a king cake from Dong Phuong Bakery! Winners must pick up their delectable treats on Monday, February 15 before 3:00 PM. 

There are a few guidelines for submission:
  • Family-friendly PG-9 appropriate content
  • No political affiliated messages
  • COVID-19-conscious 
  • No personal information included like address, full names, etc.
  • Images should not exceed more than 4 MB
  • One entry per person
Quick Reference Resources
RESTO! Meal Service for February:
Breakfast Menu | Click Here
Lunch Menu | Click Here
Community Feeding Menu | Click Here
2020 - 2021 School Calendar (last updated 1.27.21) | Click Here
3rd - 5th Grade
Lexia!
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.
MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL
Attention 10th Graders: There are extra class of 2023 spirit shirts available in the front office for $15 if you didn't get one last year or you would like to purchase more. Please bring exact cash, check or money order to Ms. Sarah. Show your high school spirit!
College & Career Counseling:
Mark your Calendar

  • Thursday, Feb.11 - No school for students- Patton Virtual Report Card Conferences. Johnson Staff PD Day.
  • Friday, Feb. 12: No school for students, All Staff PD Day
  • Monday, Feb. 15: 19 - No School, Mardi Gras Break
  • Monday, Feb. 22: School Resumes
COMMUNITY RESOURCES*
Gugenheim Family Resources


At-Home Art Classes with the Guggenheim
  •   Mondays, 4 pm- For grades 6–8
  •   Tuesdays, 4 pm -  For grades K–2
  •   Wednesdays, 11 am - For grades Pre-K–K
  •    Thursdays, 4 pm - For grades 3–5

Guggenheim Family Tours at Home
  •    Sunday, February 14 - 11 am

Guggenheim for All: Art for Families with Children on the Autism Spectrum

  •    Sunday, February 14, 11 am - For participants ages 5–12
  •    Sunday, February 14, 12 pm - For participants ages 13 and up


   For these events and more, CLICK HERE
Coronavirus Parenting: Managing Anger and Frustration
From the Child Mind Institute
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