le 29 Novembre, 2018
Dear Lycée Community,

As we continue on our exciting path to the opening of Lycée-high school next year, I wanted to share some valuable information on progress. First of all, I hope the rendering of the new Priestley Campus reproduced below helps us project ourselves in a learning environment that is modern, beautiful, adapted to learning, and inspirational for the opportunities it will afford. We are working tirelessly to make this campus a reality! We have submitted amendments to the design in order to access $3ml historic tax credits for the campus renovation, and we should have a decision in a short few weeks. We have completed and successfully passed the first phase of the application to receive grant money from the Charter School Growth Fund (Melinda and Bill Gates Foundation), and we hosted a visit from their representatives just before the break. They were impressed with what they saw happening in the classroom and by the level of students' language proficiency, and expressed an interest in continuing working and supporting our school. We are continuing our grant writing work, having made/making submissions to foundations. We have reached out to banks and lending non-profits for the financing of portion of the project. Our first High School Open House on November 13 was well attended and drew about 70 families from four different local French schools. The French Consul, who was in attendance, expressed high words of praise for our efforts, calling it a success! Our historic organizational, operational, financial and academic strength is being recognized. We are very proud of our students and optimistic about their future.

We want to thank all stakeholders for strong commitment and support as we build our great school!
Report Card Conferences - Friday, November 30th .
WHEN: Friday, November 30th. (NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS)
TIME: 10:00am - 6:00pm (homeroom teacher’s classroom)

All parents should have received a Sign-Up Genius invite for report card conferences. If you have not received a Sign-Up Genius invite, then please contact your child’s homeroom teacher.
Lost & Found
Please come claim your students’ items at the lost and found! There are dozens of coats, sweatshirts, lunchboxes, water bottles, etc. that we would hate to see going to waste. The lost and found is currently on display next to the front office to remind students and parents to collect any lost property. Items remaining when we go to Winter Break on December 21st will be donated.
There is no school for students tomorrow, Friday, November 30 and parent conferences are from 10 am - 6 pm. Please bring your student to the conferences, if possible. Specific details found below.

3rd-5th Grade Conferences:
  • Conferences will be 10 minutes, as scheduled through Sign-up Genius for each family with the homeroom teacher.
  • ELA teachers and interventionists have contacted specific families to request conferences.
  • Report cards that are not collected on 11/30 will be sent home with students the next week.

Middle School Conferences:
  • Conferences will be 10 minutes with a subject teacher as scheduled
  • If timing doesn't work for these conferences, please reach out to teachers directly to communicate about any grade or classroom questions.
  • As teachers are available, there will be optional drop-in conferences for families that didn’t receive a specific request to meet.
  • Parents are welcome to simply pick up report cards in the main office as well from 10 am - 6 pm if not conferencing is needed.
  • Report cards that are not collected on 11/30 (tomorrow) will be sent home with students next week.
Lost & Found
Attention Johnson Families: Please come claim your students’ items at the lost and found! There are dozens of coats, sweatshirts, lunchboxes, water bottles, etc. that we would hate to see going to waste. The lost and found is currently on display next to the front office to remind students and parents to collect any lost property. Items remaining when we go to Winter Break on December 21st will be donated.
Host Family Needed for ESPE Inter: January 9 - February 1
ESPE ( Ecole Superieur du Professorat et de l'Education) is the French program training new teachers to get their Master degree in education. The teaching intern will support the 3rd and 4th grade classes.
We are looking for a host family committed to provide Room and Board to one male intern for the entirety of their stay (January 9- February 1).
Interested families, please email Instructional Strategist , Martin Honoré, at mhonore@lfno.org
Extended Day Programs: End of Fall Enrichment
The Fall 2018 Enrichment Season will end the week of December 3rd. If your child(ren)’s activity has a make-up session for the week of December 10th, you should have received an email with details. Parents are welcome to attend the last 30 minutes of the last day of the activity to see what everyone has been working on (unless the instructor has directly communicated a specific time)!

Questions? Please email enrichment@lfno.org
Holiday Season Snack Reminder
While we are deep in the holiday season and there are often sweets and treats readily available, so we all could use a quick reminder about our healthy food commitment at school. Please see this flyer that is also available on our website outlining which low-sugar snacks are allowed at school. Also, please remember that the only drinks allowed at school are milk and water so that we can keep our students hydrated and healthy!
Annual Giving Campaign Update
UN GRAND MERCI to all who have donated to the Annual Giving Campaign. We have already reached $8,151.00, 18% of our $45,000.00 goal. Donations of any size make a difference and allow us to continue to provide access to exceptional French language education & programming, and offer unique programs to our students, including Thinking Outside the Classroom.

To make a one-time or monthly donation please visit www.lfno.org/support-us or you may send a check to:
Office of Development
5951 Patton Street
New Orleans, LA 70115

1st Annual 'Spruce Up Leonidas' Community Event
Neighborhood clean up. Please put on your red or green t-shirt and join us from 9am to 12pm. We will be starting at the Lycee Johnson campus. 

Please register so we know who will be coming at Spruce-up Leonidas - 1st Annual Neighborhood Cleanup.

Download and share our flyer | DOWNLOAD
La Liaison - PTO News
  We look forward to welcoming the entire Lycée community to enjoy a day of music, food, drink, play, craft, shop, in a nutshell FUN in a traditional French winter market style, Marché d’Hiver. This event is the PTO’s largest annual fundraiser and last year over $35,000.00 was raised, benefiting all of Lycée’s students.

This event requires lots of hands the day of, as well as donations for baked good items for the bake sale and cake walk. A one hour shift goes by quickly and you can plan around your child’s performance.

Drop off baked good items at the Patton and Johnson Campus on Friday, November 30th. Bring to your parent-teacher conference that day, there is no school. Baked goods can also be dropped off the day of Marché d’Hiver starting at 7 AM at the Priestley Campus (1619 Leonidas Street) and throughout the day.

Ticket and wrist band pre-sales: all regular $1 tickets can be used to purchase food and beverage, crafts, kid's games, bake sale, cake walk, Pie in the Eye. Wrist bands include unlimited crafts and games (excludes certain crafts, bake sale, cake walk and Pie in the Eye). $5 Raffle tickets for Marché baskets and other items are sold separately. With purchase of multiple wristbands, a 10% discount will apply. When purchasing a larger quantity of tickets at a time, free tickets are included with your purchase. All pre-orders can be picked up at Marché d'Hiver on December 1st.

10:30 - 11:05 - PK4
11:05 - 11:45 - First Grade
11:45 - 11:50 - Choir Club
12:00 - 12:45 - LITTLE FREDDIE KING
12:45 - 1:15 - Seventh Grade
 1:15 - 1:55 - Kindergarten & Second Grade
 1:55 - 2:15 - Third Grade
 2:15 - 2:35 - Fourth Grade
 2:35 - 2:55 - Fifth Grade
 2:55 - 3:10 - Sixth Grade
 3:20 - 4:00 - DJ

SIGN UP FOR BAKED GOODS AND VOLUNTEER SHIFTS HERE : Marche d'Hiver 2018 baked goods and volunteer signup

PRE-ORDER YOUR TICKETS AND WRISTBANDS HERE : Marche d'Hiver 2018 ticket and wristband preorder  

Feel free to reach out to pto@lfno.org with any questions about the event.
Mark Your Calendar
  • FRIDAY, NOV. 16: Teacher and Staff Appreciation Luncheon
  • SATURDAY, DEC. 1: Marché d'Hiver, Priestley Campus
  • MONDAY, DEC. 17: Blaze Pizza Restaurant Night

This is NOT a complete list of school events.
Community Resources
Support Girl Scout Troop 40001 - Order Fruit Trees and vines! DEADLINE IS TODAY - 11.2918!
Fruit trees make great holiday gifts and this year we have OVER 60 items to choose from including coffee trees! It's a clutter-free gift that keeps on giving for years...and the recipients will certainly thank you every time they enjoy a nice fresh squeezed glass of OJ, a squeeze of lemon on fish dishes, a fresh lime wedge with their margaritas, or a refreshing mojito! The uses are endless! Pick up is on December 1 at Lycee Francais' Marche d'Hiver! T he deadline to order is November 29. The trees are only $25 to $40 each which is the BEST pricing in town. The trees are from Plaquemines Parish and are 3-5 feet tall.

Free Movie at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
WHEN: Tuesday, December 11, from 5:30 - 8:30 PM
WHERE: Entergy Giant Screen Theater, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
WHAT:  "Saving the Seat Turtles: Preventing Extinction"

Vamonos NOLA - Student Holiday Camps:
Report Card Conferences NOV. 30 | INFO FLIER
Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans | 504.620.5500 | info@lfno.org | www.lfno.org