le 8 mars, 2021
PATTON EDITION
(PRE-K4 - 2ND GRADE)
PATTON CAMPUS QUICK REFERENCE DIRECTORY | CLICK HERE
Return to In-Person Learning Reminders | Click Here
GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Dear Lycée Community,

A quick note and reminder to keep our community safe and in-school: we had two positive cases in the last two days at the Johnson Campus, with the consequence of having to quarantine a number of students, teachers and staff. We ask that you continue to abide by the following Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines to protect your health and those around you:
 
Keep your child home if he/she has any COVID-like symptoms or not feeling well. 
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose. 
• If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry. 
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. 
• Avoid close contact. 
• Cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others. 
• Monitor your health status daily. 
• Follow all recommendations provided by the CDC:

As a measure to keep our community informed about positive cases, you can review Lycée's COVID dashboard: https://www.lfno.org/covid-19/ which is updated weekly on Fridays.

Please review the linked Covid19 School Decision Tree for students and staff from Children's Hospital, LA Department of Health, and NOLA Public Schools.

For Covid-19 testing for symptomatic students or those who have had exposure to a positive person, please call the Children's Hotline at 504-837-7760 to schedule a drive-up PCR covid test.

If you have any questions, please contact the school nurse:
Patton: Pam LeBlanc pleblanc@lfno.org phone: 504-620-5500x1726
Please reach out if you have questions or concerns.


Lycée Administration
Important information on Wednesday's Instruction | Click Here
Great Kindness Challenge & Spirit Week - March 22 - 25
Our school is proudly participating in a week-long program dedicated to creating a culture of kindness and compassion. In addition, we will be kicking off our School Spirit Week. More information to come next week on our daily themes for students to show their school spirit.
Science Wednesdays
Each Wednesday, students will be able to access a science video and an activity in Google classroom presented by French teachers of each grade level.
  • PreK and K students will be “Exploring the World.”
  • 1st and 2nd grade students will be “Questioning the World.” 
This change has been indicated in the schedule available in each teacher's Google classroom.
VIRTUAL FRENCH TUTORING
1st - 2nd 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-2nd 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
2020 - 2021 Yearbook Submissions Needed
Deadline: Wed. March 17
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 Wednesday, March 17. 

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. 


Lexia Reminder
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.
Quick Reference Documents
RESTO! Meal Service for March:
Breakfast Menu | Click Here
Lunch Menu | Click Here
2020 - 2021 School Calendar (last updated 1.27.21) | Click Here
Mark Your Calendar
  • NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS, Staff PD - Friday, March 12
  • Spring Break - Friday, April 2 - Friday, April 9.
COMMUNITY RESOURCES*
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!
The Gilder Lehrman Institution of American History - History School - CLICK HERE
Coronavirus Parenting: Managing Anger and Frustration
From the Child Mind Institute
*Lycée Français does not endorse or promote any products or services shared in Community Resources.
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