le 10 May,  2018
Dear Lycée Parent / Guardian,

    For several days the metro area has been under an air quality alert.  Our immediate response was to identify our sensitive groups and restrict outdoor play during the afternoon hours. After reviewing Air Quality and Outdoor Activity Guidance for Schools from the Centers for Disease Control and the Environmental Protection Agency,    www3.epa.gov/airnow/flag/school-chart-2014.pdf, we are going to allow students to resume outdoor activities throughout the day with additional vigilance on the part of supervising staff.  Any parent whose child has a respiratory condition may request a more restricted activity schedule by contacting the nurse on the respective campus.

Kind regards,
Keith Barlett
In this newsletter...

WHERE: City Park Night
WHEN: Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
COST: A $15 wristband entitles you to an evening of unlimited rides and fun! The park will be closed to the general public. Please invite your family and friends!
  • Guardians/adults may purchase entry only tickets, but anyone riding rides must purchase a $15 wristband.
  • Pre-order wristbands by Friday, May 4 or purchase at the gate the night of the event until 8:30 pm. 

Pre-Order your wristbands and tickets to avoid the lines!

WHAT:  Please join us for an informal session on Lycée's Gifted Program. The presentation will focus on the screening and evaluation process, drafting of the IEP and program services. 
WHEN: May 17 at 6pm (Patton Campus):

WHAT:  Please join us for an informational session on  our Middle School and plans for the High School.This presentation will focus on academic and student life plans that Lycée is putting in place for its Middle and High school. 
WHEN:  May 22 at 6pm (Johnson Campus)

Because we reached our Give NOLA $15,000 goal, Tuesday, May 15th will be designated Free Dress Day for all students! While we want to give students the freedom to choose their outfits, there are reasonable dress expectations. Students may not wear, spaghetti-strap tank tops, shorts shorter than 3 inches above the knee, or clothing with advertisings, political messages or vulgar words. Please follow the uniform code for shoes, all shoes must be closed-toe.

Pre-ordered yearbooks will be distributed to students and home in backpacks on Thursday, May 17th.

If you would like to submit a late yearbook order, please stop by the Patton Campus main office to fill out an order form and pay the $22.00 fee.

WHEN:  May 30, from 4:00 - 7:00 pm. Audubon Zoo Picnic Pavilion
WHAT: Pack a picnic for your family and come socialize as we celebrate the end to another great school year. There is NO AFTERCARE that day, so please pick up your kids at normal dismissal time and join us at the zoo. The space includes a covered patio with ceiling fans, restrooms, sand volleyball court, horseshoe court, tables & chairs, and convenient parking. The entrance is to the left of the Audubon Tea Room, along the side fence.
More information to come!

Bonjour NOLA's early bird pricing is back if you register this weekend (May 11 - 13). That means $625 for one three-week session or $1190 for both sessions (six whole weeks of fun and French!).  B onjour NOLA serves campers entering Pre K-4 through 5th grade.  Registration is still open for both sessions: La Francophonie  (June 11-June 29) and STEAM  (July 2-20, no camp July 4th). For convenience, you  can set up an approved payment plan with the business office, if you're not ready to pay in full.

Register today at  lfno.campbrainregistration.com

For more details, check out:  www.lfno.org/bonjour-nola/

WHEN:  Saturday, May 19, from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. at Johnson Campus. Doors open at 5:45 PM.
WHAT:  All proceeds will go to support Lycée's Athletics Program, and this event cannot be a success without the help and support of our students and families. 
There will be a "fancy snack bar" for the students to purchase snacks and drinks, but we need your help to stock the snack bar. Please sign up for whatever you feel you can contribute. We will plan to collect "non baked items" before the dance and freshly baked items can be dropped off when you drop of your kiddos..doors will open at 5:45pm for admission.

We need chaperones! You MUST have a background check on file.
We hope to see all the students there for a fun time and THANK YOU for your continued support and generosity!



Lycée students will be participating in this year's Mind Steppers Competition. Over 200 children from K - 8th grade will Merenge, Salas, Swing, Tango, Waltz and more! The event is FREE, bring your friends and come see our students and coach Jana perform! 

When: Friday, May 18 at 5:30 PM sharp

Where: Lyons Center, 624 Louisiana Avenue, NOLA

Youth Rugby Gold Game - THIS SATURDAY
WHEN: Saturday, May 12 at 11:30 AM
WHERE: Arch Bishop Shaw, 1000 Salesain Ln, Marerro LA 70072
WHAT: W Youth players are invited to be part of  history as player escorts and walk out with professional players of the NOLA Gold and Seattle SeaWolves at this first ever Major League Rugby game! There will be a chance to show off rugby skills when the youth players take the field during the halftime show to play an exhibition match.
COST: $20 includes entry for 2 adults in the Family End Zone. Kids under 12 Free.
WHO: All boys and girls youth rugby

Exploring the Diaspora - Celebrating Haiti
WHEN: Friday & Saturday, May 18 &19. 
WHAT: As part of the tri-centennial celebrations, Exploring the Diaspora: tour Haiti without ever leaving New Orleans. Celebrate Haitian Flag Day, step into our mini version of Haiti, mix and mingle with people of Haitian descent, enjoy music, taste the food, and learn some surprisingly interesting things about our sister country!
WHERE: Ashé Power House, 1731 Baronne Street
COST: $10.00 

Good Exercise for a Good Cause
WHERE: Audubon Park - 2 laps around the paved path.
WHEN: May 19
TIME: 9:00 AM 
COST: $25 - Kids. $50 - Adults
WHAT: 6K Walk for Water, led by the World Vision Organization.  Six kilometers is the average distance women and children walk in Africa to fetch (unhealthy) drinking water every day. World Vision goes into the world's most impoverished communities and helps the locals create infrastructure for drinking water. This NGO is extremely effective in getting the work done.

Lands' End Promotion
WHAT: 40% off Full-Price Styles + Free shipping over $50 for online or in-store purchases. Valid 5/10/18 - 5/15/18
Pin: 2581

calendarMark your calendar...  
  • Mother's Day- Sunday, May 13
  • Mind Steppers 5th Annual Competition: Friday, May 18 at 5:30 PM (see details above)
  • Memorial Day - Monday, May 28, is a school day.
  • Last Day of School for Students: Wednesday, May 30 
  • Kindergarten Graduation Ceremony: Wednesday, May 30. 11:00 AM at St. Francis of Assisi Church.
  • Last Day of School Picnic - Wednesday, May 30. 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM at the Audubon Zoo Picnic Pavilion.
This is NOT a complete list of school events. 

Did you know? 

This is the final project from one of our enrichment groups.  They made a lamp with cups and a light, as well as, 2 magnets for Mother's Day. We hope all our dedicated Lycée mom's have a happy Mother's Day!

By using refillable water bottles, our staff and students have saved a total of  80,976  plastic bottles from the landfill.
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