le 22 mars, 2021
 Johnson Edition
(3rd Grade - 10th Grade)
Johnson Quick Reference Directory | Click Here
Return to In-Person Learning Reminders | Click Here
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Dear Johnson Community,

We are proud to share the latest development in the Priestley renovation! This morning the construction crew marked the “Topping out” of the new addition. A topping out ceremony happens when the last beam is raised into place with an American flag and a small tree to commemorate the event! What an exciting moment as we continue to look forward to the future for our school, neighbors and community! 
GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
(March 22- 26 is B week )
A Message from Gina Bianchi, Johnson Principal
I am pleased to welcome back our 6-10th graders back to campus this week and I am looking forward to meeting them in person. For the all virtual classrooms, I am setting up times to go into the classrooms so that I am able to virtually introduce myself as well. 

I am looking forward to a Town Hall meeting to get to know the parents of the Lycée. The Parent Town Hall meeting will take place on Monday, March 29th at 5:00 pm. Due to COVID restrictions, the meeting will take place virtually, and provide an opportunity for me to get to know parents, and for parents to get to know me. I’ll introduce myself and present my background and professional experience. If there are any specific questions you would like me to answer, please feel free to complete this google form here: There will be opportunities to ask any additional questions that you may have during the meeting as well.  
I look forward to meeting you!

Mme Gina
REMINDER: LEAP TESTING SPRING 2021
***TIME-SENSITIVE SURVEY FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS OF VIRTUAL STUDENTS ABOUT LEAP TESTING***
***TIME-SENSITIVE SURVEY FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS OF VIRTUAL STUDENTS ABOUT LEAP***
***THIS SURVEY IS ONLY FOR VIRTUAL STUDENTS***
***IN-PERSON STUDENTS DO NOT HAVE TO FILL OUT THIS SURVEY***

If your child(ren) attend(s) school remotely, please fill out this survey by TUESDAY, MARCH 23 11:59 pm. This form surveys several key aspects with regard to the testing environment and your feedback is needed! Please, fill out one survey per child. 
***TIME-SENSITIVE SURVEY FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS OF VIRTUAL STUDENTS ABOUT LEAP***
***THIS SURVEY IS ONLY FOR VIRTUAL STUDENTS***
***IN-PERSON STUDENTS DO NOT HAVE TO FILL OUT THIS SURVEY***

If your child(ren) attend(s) school remotely, please fill out this survey by TUESDAY, MARCH 23 11:59 pm. This form surveys several key aspects with regard to the testing environment and your feedback is needed! Please, fill out one survey per child. 
MARK YOUR CALENDARS - LEAP TESTING SPRING 2021
Dear Parents and Guardians, 
Spring testing season is upon us. Click here for the 2021 standardized testing calendar.

In-person attendance for testing is mandated by the State of Louisiana. Specific information will soon be communicated to current virtual students’ families to best facilitate these testing sessions.  
MARK YOUR CALENDAR IF YOUR CHILD IS REGISTERED FOR DELF!
***DATES OF THE EXAMS***
  • 8th-9th-10th graders registered for DELF Junior B1: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24 
  • Some 6th-7th graders registered for DELF Junior A2: TUESDAY, MARCH 23 (this only applies to a few students who missed the 2019 and/or 2020 DELF Prim A2 session)

The exams will take place in person at the Johnson campus. 
Students need to wear their school uniform.

For exams taking place on Wednesdays, school buses will operate and meals will be served. New bus routes have been created based on the responses to the survey sent in February. No changes will be made at this point. For questions regarding transportation and/or meals on 3/24, please contact jtrant@lfno.org. For questions about the exam, please contact Sophie Capmartin scapmartin@lfno.org
 
DELF preparation for 8th and 9th graders - Partnership with the Department of French and Italian at Tulane University
delf and tulane
For the next four weeks, 8th and 9th grade in-person students will have one session per week focusing on speaking skills during their academic support block. In addition to their French teacher and academic directors - Mme Capmartin and Mme Duhesme - students will receive support from three Tulane interns attending Professor Mignot’s seminar and practicum course “Teaching French” that focuses on skills in teaching methodologies and strategies specific to teaching French. We will take advantage of these added resources in the classrooms to target DELF-type activities so that our students taking the DELF Junior B1 on March 24 are familiar with the format and have opportunities to practice these skills. These activities will also greatly benefit students not taking the DELF and give them opportunities to participate in engaging activities targeting French oral proficiency.
2020 - 2021 Yearbook Submissions Needed
Deadline EXTENDED: Fri. April 9
This year has been unlike any other and will be reflected in our fun and eclectic 2020-2021 yearbook! We will feature teacher highlights, best COVID masks, student art, athletics, and anonymous gratitudes; these are only a few of the new sections we will have this year. Below is a list of Google Forms for submitting your entries. We would love to have your participation and encourage you to submit entries for all forms. The due date for all submissions is Friday, April 9. 

We want to showcase the hard work and dedication to academic excellence that is consistently shown by our students, families and staff. Thank you for everything each and every one of you has contributed to Lycée Français this past year. 


Extended Day Services
VIRTUAL FRENCH TUTORING
3rd - 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 3rd-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
Seeking Coaches:
We are working to open registration for baseball and softball skill-building for spring 2021 by Thursday, March 25th at 12:00 PM at lfno.campbrainregistration.com

We are working to open registration for baseball and softball skill-building for spring 2021 this week! In order for your child to participate in athletics, you must submit a completed medical examination form to mdupuy@lfno.org All forms must be completed annually, which means that no forms on file are up to date. 

If you are interested in coaching softball or assisting with baseball, please reach out to mdupuy@lfno.org. All coaches, volunteer or paid, must complete a background check through LFNO. 

Registration will open this week for baseball skill building with Coach Gary Ptak. We are still looking for a head coach for softball skill-building. 

Please email mdupuy@lfno.org if you are interested in coaching softball this spring, or if you are interested in coaching or assistant coaching/volunteer coaching fall sports (Cross Country, Swimming, Flag Football, Volleyball).
Quick Reference Resources
RESTO! Meal Service for March:
Breakfast Menu | Click Here
Lunch Menu | Click Here
T3 - Middle & High School Updated Grading Policy | Click Here
2020 - 2021 School Calendar (last updated 1.27.21) | Click Here
3rd - 5th Grade
LEXIA IS AWESOME! HAVE YOU TRIED IT WITH YOUR STUDENT?
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.
COLLEGE & CAREER
College Career Updates March 2021 | Click Here
Mark your Calendar

  • Spring Break - Friday, April 2 - Friday, April 9.
COMMUNITY RESOURCES*
D.I.Y. Make your mark rain barrel - an at-home project!
Dance Fundamentals class for ages 6-9 on Wednesdays at 4pm and it is free for the month of March! Parents can sign their children up at www.wellnessliving.com/signup/artivism
CHEF'S BRIGADE NOLA:
If you or someone in your household has tested positive for COVID-19, or if you have been advised to quarantine by a boss, doctor, or loved one, you qualify to register for this program (no doctor’s approval or note is needed). Anyone over 65, regardless of income brackets, anyone with children under 18 not currently enrolled in a food program and anyone with a chronic illness may also apply. For more information please call NOLA 311 (504-658-2299) or enroll online at NOLA311.org #SaveaRestaurant and apply today!
Coronavirus Parenting: Managing Anger and Frustration
From the Child Mind Institute
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