le 17 janvier, 2019
Dear Lycée Community,
This week we unfortunately experienced unacceptable, bias incidents, as hateful words were spoken by our students. We want to respond with the firm and clear message that hate, in all of its forms, has no place at Lycée and will not be tolerated. We proclaim this on banners and we fully stand behind the message. Luckily, this type of incident does not define our school. We will continue to serve our children in the belief that e veryone is important and valuable, deserves respect, and has the right to grow and learn in a place that is inclusive, safe and welcoming. Further, please know that the school has taken concrete steps to provide a well-rounded education that includes bullying prevention and anti-racism curriculum. After creating a task force team to address racism in our community and interviewing partner organizations, we selected to work with Matthew Kinkaid, of Overcoming Racism, to provide consulting services on race and equity. We look forward to introducing Matthew to our community and to learn more as we focus on the work that lies before us.

We must also share our concern about assumptions that are made about students and staff. While parents are encouraged to share information and resources among themselves, it is important to remember that there are always many details and multiple sides to a situation that individual parents may not be privy to, due to child privacy concerns. Our duty is to protect all members of our community, from hate speech and racism as well as from assumptions based on incomplete or incorrect information.

On behalf of the whole Lycee staff, we denounce all forms of hate speech and discriminatory actions and any form of racism or discrimination will not be tolerated in our school community.

Always feel free to contact any of us with questions or concerns, and we thank you for your continued support.
Nuit de la Musique: Early Bird Tickets End THIS Sunday!
We are 24 days away from an amazing night at Nuit de la Musique ! The event will feature amazing musical guests: jazz and folk singer songwriter Sarah Quintana and The Little Big Horn s at the patron party, along with a signature cocktail and a limited edition gift. Our main event will include trombone player Corey Henry and the Treme Funket , Grammy winner Ani DiFranco , and a lively performance Squirrel Nut Zippers ! Enjoy the delicious bites Arabella Casa di Pasta, Patois , Laurel Street Bakery , Toups Meatery , Pigeon Caterers , Tartine , Shank Charcuterie , and Taceaux Loceaux ! Two live canvas paintings by Alex Harvie and TJ Black , an incredible performance by Aerialist Glenna Broderick and an amazing silent auction!

Early Bird tickets are available until THIS Sunday! Purchase your tickets TODAY!

  • Cash Bar: $55 (after Jan. 20 $65)
  • Open Bar: $85 (after Jan. 20 $100)
  • Patron Party: $125 (after Jan. 20 $150)
  • 6-Top Table: $900 (after Jan. 20 $1,050)

For additional information, to purchase tickets, sponsorship opportunities and silent auction donations, please visit: www.nuitdelamusique.com

Support of the Lycée community is very important! To make the night a success we will need volunteers! A volunteer sign-up sheet will go out by the end of this weekend . All individuals volunteering will receive ONE complimentary CASH BAR ticket to the event. Volunteer opportunities are first come, first serve.
Quick Reference Critical Staff Directory | LINK
Kindness in Action
Kindness is contagious. When we are kind, we inspire others to be kind, and it creates a ripple effect that spreads outward to our coworkers, family, friends and even strangers. Kindness to both ourselves and others, can have a positive impact on relationships and happiness, and can even be a route to better health.

Our students are continuing the kindness in action campaign during their time with our playground coach. Patton staff members are engaging in a weekly kindness challenge. We encourage parents and guardians to join the challenge. In the words of Aesop, No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”
Quick Reference Critical Staff Directory | LINK
Spirit Week!
We are so excited to announce that from January 28-February 1 , the Johnson Campus will have their very first Spirit Week! Spirit Week will also be a part of our kicking off the year with Kindness. All students at the Johnson Campus are invited to participate in this very fun event. Please dress the part, and show your school spirit and support for kindness at Lycee!

Monday: Matchie Monday
Match an outfit, hairstyle or just a smile with a group of your peers! Make sure to match up and perform an act of kindness together too!

Tuesday: Pajama Day
No need to change, just get out of bed and come to school in your favorite pj's. Leave the morning grumpiness at home and bring cheer to a classmate with a smile!

Wednesday: Wacky Wednesday
Dress in your wackiest outfit and pair it with your wackiest hairstyle. Be proud of who you are and give a compliment to a classmate’s unique style.

Thursday: Throwback Thursday 
Go back in time and dress as your favorite punk rocker, poodle girl, or any other blast from the past. Being mean is a thing of the past, kindness is our present and future! Name your New Year’s resolution for Kindness.

Friday: Frenchie Friday
Wear your favorite navy stripes and red berets! Make sure to give our French staff a kind “merci" for all they do!

*Costumes, outfits, hairstyles and accessories should be appropriate for school wear. No short skirts, shorts or crop tops allowed. Outfits should be covering from collarbone to mid-thigh, and inappropriate designs or graphics are not allowed. Students not adhering to the dress code policy will not be allowed to participate in the remaining days of spirit week, and parents will be required to bring students uniforms to school immediately.
Congrats to both soccer teams!
Shout out and a HUGE Congratulations to both our soccer teams! The 5th/6th grade team placed 2nd in their division and 7th/8th grade team placed 1st in their division!
Black History Month
Please reach out to Principal Chana Benenson ( cbenenson@lfno.org ) if you’d like to join the committee coordinating students activities for Black History Month.
La Boum - To Be Rescheduled
Please note that La Boum has been rescheduled due to this Sunday’s Saints playoff game. Notifications will be sent out when a new date is chosen.
Girls on the Run - Spring Registration
We are excited to host Girls on the Run at our Johnson campus for our Johnson aged students! Girls on the Run will start Monday, January 28th . Practices are Mondays & Wednesdays from 4:00pm-5:15pm. Students will be practicing on the playground, within the fence. Please note that students need to commit to both days. Fees are due upon registration and financial aid is available upon request! The program will need a minimum of 8 students and will fill up at 12. To register, please follow this link: GIRLS ON THE RUN REGISTRATION JOHNSON SPRING 2019 . Questions? Please contact Renée Grady at renee@gotrnola.org
DELF- Save the Date
On Wednesday, January 23rd at 5:30 pm, LFNO will host the DELF (Diplôme d'Etudes en Langue Française) Ceremony for current Lycée 6th graders who passed the DELF exam from last Spring 2018, their families, and some Audubon students and families as well. Detailed information has been emailed to 6th grade families.
Progress Reports/ Unified Classroom
Please remember that there are no longer progress reports printed and sent home with students at the midway point of each term. Rather, parents have access to student grades and assignments via the Unified Classroom platform. Thank you for your patience as this tool was getting up and running during the fall. If you are still not able to access your account on Unified Classroom, please contact LFNO Data Manager, Keione Bastien at kbastian@lfno.org
Yearbook Orders - Due by March 1st
It’s that time of year again! Order your yearbooks online by March 1!
96 Pages. Full color. Filled with your favorite memories! Cost = $22.
Checks can be made out to LFNO.
Yearbook Art Submissions: Open to All Students
WHAT: The yearbook committee would like to feature student artwork in the pages of our 2018-19 yearbook. Artwork will be selected by the yearbook committee.

ENTRY DEADLINE: Submit to front office at either Patton or Johnson Campus by Monday, February 18.

  • Illustrations must be done on a vertical piece of 8.5" x 11" paper.
  • Can include pictures, words, or patterns, but MUST be school appropriate.
  • Your art must in some way represent Lycée school spirit.
  • Artwork may be done using paint, markers, and/or crayons. (no pencil please!)
  • Artwork cannot include 3D elements.
  • All submissions must be an original design by the student.
  • Please be careful not to crease, fold, or tear your artwork.
  • Please double check for misspelled words prior to submitting.
  • Please include your name, grade, and homeroom teacher on the BACK of your artwork in the lower right hand corner.
  • Entries with names on the front will, unfortunately, be disqualified in order to ensure a fair selection process.
Quick reminder that student handbooks are sometimes updated throughout the year | LINK
Special Education & Response to Intervention Committee Meeting
A Special Education & Response to Intervention Committee Meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 from 8:00 - 9:00 AM in the St. Paul Conference room.
Spring 2019 Enrichment Catalogs posted! Registration opens this SATURDAY, 1/19!
Catalogs of program offerings for both Patton and Johnson campuses are posted for your reference and guidance at https://www.lfno.org/afterschool-enrichment/ . We are excited to have new partners and will be offering more hands on, experiential learning and fun for our students. We will also be offering enrichment programming for 6th-8th grade students. Each activity needs to meet a minimum of registrants to run so please share with your fellow Lycée friends! Some partnerships to look out for this spring include Super Science Sessions and NASA with Mad Science, a continued partnership with Soccer Shots, Electric Girls, Bricks for Kidz, Upturn Arts, and more. Our own LFNO staff have also designed some of their own new and returning activities!

Spring Enrichment will begin Monday, January 28th and will end Friday, May 10th. Starting this semester, Enrichment will be open for PreK4-8th grade.

Homework Centers will resume with the same children registered from the fall on Thursday, January 10th and continue until May 17th. Any open spots in Homework Centers will be open for registration at the same time as enrichment.

All registration will occur through the Camp Brain system at http://lfno.campbrainregistration.com . First round registration will open at 9am, Saturday January 19th and close at 11:59 Tuesday, January 22nd . The second round of registration will open at 6:30pm Wednesday, January 23rd and close at 11:59pm Thursday, January 24th.

Please visit https://www.lfno.org/afterschool-enrichment/ for more information.
Questions? Please email enrichment@lfno.org
Dads' Club News
Dads' vs Teachers/Staff Soccer Match - February 9 2019
We are organizing a Dads' vs. Teachers and Staff soccer match on Saturday, February 9th at the Priestly Campus . Those interested in participating should contact Josh Easton at: joshua_easton@live.com

Work Day - February 23 2019
Please mark your calendar for the next Dads' Club work day on February 23rd . We are currently working with the school to put together a list of items for our next work day. So far, we have things at both Patton and Johnson so we will likely divide and conquer as we did last time.
La Liaison - PTO News
View this week's PTO News | HERE

Mark Your Calendar

  • MON. JAN. 28 - FEB. 1: SPIRIT WEEK at Johnson Campus
  • WED., JAN. 23: Special Education + Response to Intervention (RTI) Committee meeting - St. Paul Building. 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
  • WED. JAN. 23: DELF Ceremony - 6th grade families
  • WED. FEB 6: PTO - MoPho Restaurant Night
  • THURS. FEB. 7: PTO General Meeting
  • SAT., FEB. 9: Dads' Club - Dads' vs. Teachers/Staff Soccer Match.
  • SUN., FEB. 10: Nuit de la Musique - Annual Fundraising Soirée
  • SAT., FEB. 23: Dads' Club Work Day at both Patton and Johnson Campuses

This is NOT a complete list of school events.
Community Resources
View this week's community resources | HERE
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