le 6 janvier, 2020
Dear Colleagues, Families and members of the Lycée community,

Welcome back! I hope that each of you had a wonderful break and enjoyed special time with friends and family, amazing travel, or simple relaxation. Time away from our everyday tasks can be remarkably restorative. I am confident that, as always, you will return with renewed enthusiasm and vigor.

The start of a new year provides an ideal time to reflect on where we have been and where we are heading. As we continue to grow, we recognize the formative events that helped make Lycée the extraordinary institution that it is today. We also look forward with excitement to the future. When I began my tenure at Lycée seven years ago, it was my goal to build on the school's promise to become a Pre-K4 - 12 strong and valued charter school in the city of New Orleans, and the first of its kind in the United States. I am extremely pleased to be able to say that we are well on our way to reaching this goal, thanks to your work, your commitment and efforts.

Just a month ago, we celebrated the groundbreaking of what will be our new high school building, and it was wonderful to see our community get together for such a transformative and meaningful event. This coming year will see much of my time dedicated to the progress towards completion of the construction efforts to provide our students with a learning environment that will further fulfill and enrich their educational experience. All of our excellent work relies on efficient management and responsible stewardship of the resources that have been entrusted to us by our State Department of Education as well as our funders and benefactors. While the school’s financial position is solid, I am committed to continue to focus on improving the efficiency of our operations and diversifying our sources of financing. We will also engage in powerful conversations about the future of teaching and learning at Lycée, and, as we grow, continue to define and clarify the meaning of a Lycée education in the context of our mission. Just this Saturday, our Board of Directors met for their annual retreat where strategic goals towards these efforts have been discussed. This is just the beginning of many transformative changes that will project Lycée as one of the leading immersion schools in our city, state and country. Thank you for being a part of this journey!

This year starts with great promise, and I thank you for all that you do to make Lycée Français such a thriving community.

With my best wishes for a healthy and productive New Year,
Lights for Lions: Recycle Holiday Lights
We will be collecting lights for the Lights for Lions! The proceeds from the recycled lights will benefit the Lion Recovery Fund, which aspires to double the number of lions in Africa, regaining those lions lost over the past 25 years. The LRF is committed to seeing thriving savannah landscapes where Africa’s people, its economic development and its lions all co-exist. Through Audubon’s “Lights for Lions” campaign, the New Orleans community can join the fight to save lions and spread holiday cheer across the globe. Lights will be collected from each campus by Friday, January 10th and delivered to the Audubon Zoo. We are honored and proud to support this initiative from our great partner in education. To learn more click HERE .
We will be releasing our enrichment catalogue for both campuses the second week after we return from Winter Break. We are aiming to release the catalogue by Tuesday, January 14 pending Spanish translation. 

The first round of registration will open on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 11:00AM at lfno.campbrainregistration.com . Parents will be able to register for a maximum of two activities per child, and the first round will close on Tuesday, January 21st at 12:00PM . The second round of registration will open on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 12:00 PM (noon), and will close on Thursday, January 23 at 12:00PM . Activities will begin on Monday, January 27, 2020 .
Congratulations to our soccer players, and to Coaches Seth and Ibrahima! See our season record below: 

8th division: 4 W - 0 L
Lycée Français won vs St Elizabeth 6-0
LF won vs Kenner Discovery 4-0 
LF won vs Arden Cahill 10-1
LF won St Andrew 10-0
6th division 6 W - 0 L
Lycée Français won vs St Dominic 3-1
LF won vs Mor Jeff 7-0
LF won vs St Catherine 6-1
LF won vs Kenner Discovery 7-3
LF won vs St Charles Borromeo 6-2
LF vs Audubon Charter School 5-1
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!
Calling all parents, spread the word about our open houses geared towards entry grades for the 2020-21 school year! Fliers are available in the main offices at each campus and distributed at outreach events. Let's spread the joy and benefits of bilingualism, and of an amazing education.

General Information Sessions:
PATTON CAMPUS -5951 Patton St, New Orleans, LA 70115
•Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020 from 6-7 PM

JOHNSON CAMPUS - 1800 Monroe St, New Orleans, LA 70118
•Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 5:30 PM
Please see the “MOY MAP Results” section under the Johnson Campus section of the newsletter for information on the new process to request MAP results starting January 7.
Mark Your Calendar

  • School Resumes: Tuesday. January 7
  • Picture Day Patton Campus: January 15
  • Picture Day Johnson Campus: January 14
  • Community Dinner at Patton Campus: January 16 - 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM. Hosted by our Pre-K Team.

  • PATTON CAMPUS - 5951 Patton St.
  • Thursday, Jan. 9, 2019 from 6-7 PM

  • JOHNSON CAMPUS –  1800 Monroe Street, New Orleans LA 70118
  • Wednesday, Jan. 8 from 5:30 PM

Community Resources
TULANE STUDY - Infant and Child Development Studies Department
Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans | 504.620.5500 | info@lfno.org | www.lfno.org