le 24 May,  2018
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Your contact information is important to us. We need it to be current to keep you updated on all things Lycée. The most important time to update/review your contact information is during registration on SchoolAdmin, which opened April 16th and closes July 27th. Any changes after that should be submitted via the  request to update information link. Please allow up to 24 hours for changes to take effect. Please do not send requests to update information to your child's teacher or by calling the front desks of either campus.

Main forms of contact:
Phone numbers (cell, work, home), emails (work, personal), physical address.

Please note:
Emergency Text Message Notifications.
You must text "Y" to 88453 to receive text messages from Lycée through SchoolMessenger. If you receive an error message similar to one of the following it most likely means that short code text messaging is not enabled on your wireless subscription plan:
  • Service access denied
  • Message failed
  • Shortcode may have expired or shortcode texting may be blocked on your account
  • Does not participate
  • These replies DO NOT indicate that the wireless provider cannot receive messages from SchoolMessenger. Rather, they are an indication that the mobile device does not have short code SMS texting enabled for that number. To address this issue, please contact your wireless provider.

We wanted to give a special shout out to Elephant Quilt Productions for their tireless dedication and support for our first ever promotional video. Jason Rhein, one of our Lycée parents, made the experience from conceptualizing and planning, to filming exceptionally easy. We cannot wait to share the finished product with our families, communities and beyond! Stay tuned for the premier.

We are proud to announce Francisca Martinon's 7th grade class placed 2nd in the international, "Slame Tes Accents" competition sponsored by, Centre de la francophonie des Amériques ! Entries were received from 20 countries in the Americas. Of course, they couldn't have done it without the help of our wonderful music teacher, Pascal Valcasara! Félicitations à tous!

Listen here and see if you can figure out the tune that inspired them:

WHAT: We'll be collecting gently used uniforms as well as sweaters and jackets for our annual uniform sale. We'll also be selling all unclaimed items from the Lost & Found.

  • Wednesday, May 23
  • Thursday, May 24
  • Friday, May, 25
SALE DATES: 3:45 - 5:30 PM at Patton Campus (5951 Patton Street)
  • Friday, May 25
  • Monday, May 28
  • Tuesday, May 29
DRESS-DOWN DAYS (Free dress for both campuses)
  • Monday, May 28  
  • Tuesday, May 29
  • Wednesday, May 30 
    (K students will need to wear their uniform for graduation.)

There will be no after care on the last day of school, Wednesday, May 30.  All children should be picked up at dismissal, and late fees will apply after 3:00 PM at Johnson and after 3:20 PM at Patton. We encourage families to attend the end of year picnic organized by La Liaison PTO.

WHEN:  May 30, from 4:00 - 7:00 pm.
WHERE: 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.

Tartine has once again agreed to pre-sell delicious boxed meals that will be delivered directly to the event. But hurry, orders must be placed by Friday May 26. There are many options and orders must be made in advance from Tartine's website: www.tartineneworleans.com/lycee-picnic.html

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no additional meals, salads, or sandwiches for purchase the night of the picnic, so please order from Tartine or bring something. La Liaison will be selling various drinks and snacks, but no full meals.

Kids Bike Day
WHEN: Sunday, June 3.
WHO:  Open and free to all participants with most activities geared towards kids 5-12 years old. Kids must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and must sign a waiver in order to ride. While there will be a limited number of bikes for use, kids are encouraged to bring their own bike and helmet. Restrooms and light refreshments will be made available for all attendees.
WHAT:  This will be a fun day to encourage kids to have fun and be safe while biking. We hope this end of the school year celebration will encourage kids to be active and safe on their bikes all summer. 
WHERE: Milne Rec Center - 5420 Franklin Avenue

Girl Scout Brownie Troup 46059
WHERE: Audubon Park (St. Charles Ave. & Walnut St. side)
WHEN: Saturday June 9
TIME: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
WHAT: Join us for our Lycée rising 2nd grade troop planning playdate. Can't make it? Contact us and let us know your daughter is interested. *Limited number of spots available*
Contact info: Text or email
Russhele 985.222.4466, rfolse08@gmail.com
Andi 504.430.4374, andiosborne504@gmail.com

St. Paul's UCC's Vacation Bible School
WHEN: June 25 - 29. Begins 8:30 - 11:30 AM
WHERE: 600 Eleonore St.
WHO: Children ages 3 - 12
WHAT:  Throughout the week we will tell and retell this story with drama, crafts, singing, and playing. The children will be lead to empathize with the prodigal son, his brother, and his father and to appreciate the importance of grace and forgiveness in the story and in their lives. 
COST: Free
REGISTER: Email Pastor Andrew at ageenhaw@gmail.com with the names and ages of your children and attach this  PERMISSION FORM  to reserve a spot.

IDIYA Labs & Xavier University: Iron Man Summer Camp Vol. 1
WHEN: July 16 - 20, 23 - 27
COST: $350/week
WHO:  Children 10 - 14 years old
WHAT: These classes are designed to help build the initial prototype. These modules assist heroes in developing the structure of a suit while helping them gain knowledge in electronics, design, and coding. By the end of this course, heroes will have a working prototype and base for future development and testing.

Playmakers Indoor South
WHAT: Playmakers Indoor South is a state-of-the-art indoor turf facility offering leagues, drop-in play, field rental, parties, camps, and clinics.  

calendarMark your calendar...  
  • 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.
  • Meet & Greet: Monday, August 13th
  • First Day of School for the 2018 - 2019 School Year: Wednesday, August 15th

This is NOT a complete list of school events. 

Did you know? 

Last week Mlle Emilie Gauthier's second grade class performed an exciting 3-piece theatrical production! Here we see a swift thinking rabbit reading the paper, awaiting the arrival of his friends who seek shelter from the big bad wolf! Each and every actor was a treasure to behold.

By using refillable water bottles, our staff and students have saved a total of 9 0,482  plastic bottles from the landfill.
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