le 8 Novembre, 2018
School report card release:
Lycée continues to be a high performing New Orleans school!

Bonjour Lycée Families,

Today, the Louisiana Department of Education released the state school performance scores (SPS) and we are proud of our students accomplishments, and proud to be one of New Orleans high performing schools. 

As you may know, beginning 2017-18, school performance is calculated with two measures: the assessment index (LEAP scores - 75% of the overall score) and the progress index (students growth towards mastery - 25% of the overall score). The LDOE has also implemented major shifts in the accountability system that impact Louisiana schools. The most significant are:

1. Moving from the 'old' to the 'new' formula, and raising the expectations in the school's rating system. Beginning with the school year 2017-18, a school is expected to achieve an average score of Mastery or above (no longer Basic) in order to be considered an A school. Louisiana uses five achievement levels in testing students: advanced, mastery, basic, approaching basic and unsatisfactory. If calculated with the old formula, our score for 2017-18 is 101.7 A. With the new 2018 formula, our score is 84.9 B. The department recommends schools to release both scores for context.

2. Measuring Growth: the progress index. The progress index measures how well students progress towards mastery. Our school has obtained a score of 91.6 A in the progress index. We have been awarded a Top Gains Honoree Badge , one of 477 schools in the state to receive this honor.

We also have been awarded an Equity Honoree Badge , indicating we are demonstrating excellence educating students with disabilities, English learners, and/or economically disadvantaged students. Only 191 schools in the state received this honor. We are proud to be a diverse school and proud of our subgroups' achievement.

Early Childhood:
Our publicly funded Pre-K 4 program has also received good ratings. Our overall score is 5.05 Proficient (on a 7 point scale). The score is an average of three main categories, or 'domains', that measure adult-child interaction and instruction: emotional support, classroom organization, and instructional support.
You may visit   Louisiana School Finder   for specific information and data about our school.

Teachers, students, parents and staff worked hard towards the achievement of these scores, and while we are ready to celebrate our accomplishments, we recognize there is a lot of work to do. We are passionately committed to growth and progress and ready for the challenge! As the season for thankfulness approaches, I want to express my gratitude to all who contribute to our success and to all whose support and dedication help make Lycée one of the best schools in our city.
Report card Conferences at Patton
  • WHEN: Friday, November 30th. (NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS)
  • On Wednesday, November 14th, teachers will send out a Sign-up Genius will go out to all remaining MS families to schedule conferences with individual teachers as needed.

Tuesday, 11.13.18
WHO: Lycée families and other French immersion families.
WHEN: Tuesday 11/13, from 6-7:30 pm
WHERE: Johnson Campus (1800 Monroe St.)
WHAT: An in-depth presentation of our high school and curricular offerings. Come and meet our presenters and guests from Tulane University and the French Government.
ARRIVAL: Parking will be available on the playground, entering from the Cohn gate, and the front door on Monroe St. will also be open.
Report Card Conferences - Friday, November 30th .
There is no school for students that day and parent conferences are from 10 am - 6 pm. Please bring your student to the conferences, if at all possible. Specific details found below.

3rd-5th Grade Conferences:
  • Conferences will be 10 minutes for each family with the homeroom teacher.
  • On Friday, November 9th, teachers will email out a Sign-up Genius link for families to sign up for their conference time.

Middle School Conferences:
  • November 30th, 10 am - 6 pm
  • Conferences will be 5-10 minutes with any subject teacher as needed/requested.
  • On Friday, November 9th, a first round of invites for MS conferences will go out via Sign-up Genius. The first round invites are for students as determined by the Academic Team.
  • On Wednesday, November 14th, a Sign-up Genius will go out to all remaining MS families to schedule conferences with individual teachers as needed.
  • If timing doesn't work for these conferences, please reach out to teachers directly to communicate about any grade or classroom questions.
  • Conferences are optional and families are welcome to simply pick up report cards in the main office as well from 10 am - 6 pm.
Middle School Exams
End of trimester exams and final projects are next week, November 12-16, for middle school students. Study hard and succeed on exams!
Generation Human Rights traveling exhibit Millennium Villages Project
We are so excited to announce that Lycée is one of a very few New Orleans school partners of the Generation Human Rights traveling exhibit Millennium Villages Project - Get on the Bus! The bus will be making a stop at our school for one day, Tuesday, November 27 in order for our Middle School students to learn interactively about extreme poverty, human rights around the world, and sustainable development. You can learn more about it here: http://www.generationhumanrights.org/page-1/
Picture Day - Retakes
Tuesday, November 13th
  • 8:30 am - 9:30 am - Patton Campus
  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am - Johnson Campus
Please join us for Emmet Otter 2018, on Tuesday, November 20, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, at the Prytania Theatre , benefiting the Lycée Français Library. For more details click the link HERE .
Dad's Club News
Each year the Dads Club secures a permit to charge a small fee for people attending the Poboy Festival to park on the Priestley Campus grounds. We will send out a sign-up sheet prior to the event and try to get at least 2 dads manning the parking operation throughout the day, so please mark your calendars.
La Liaison - PTO News
The PTO will once again organize a “Thanksgiving Teacher and Staff Appreciation Luncheon” on Friday , November 16th from 11 AM to 1 PM. We are asking parents to bring in delicious food, non-alcoholic drinks, supplies and assist with set up, service and clean up so that we can treat those who take care of our children all year to a traditional American feast. We appreciate anything and all you can do to assist. Please see below a sign up genius for each campus.
We are counting down the days to the PTO’s largest fundraiser of the year, Marché d’Hiver, to be held on December 1st at the Priestley Campus. Here are some of the exciting things that are in store for you: ● over 25 craft vendors ● all day entertainment from your children, Little Freddie King and a DJ Dance party ● a variety of kid crafts, games and prizes ● return of pie in the eye ● delicious food and beverages from French “Crêpes” to New Orleans gumbo and French champagne cocktails to New Orleans daiquiris ● the always popular cake walk and “pop up pâtisserie” ● raffles for class baskets and other items ● and our very own “sneaux filled wonderland”. All of the funds raised will benefit our school so we can’t wait to see everyone there to enjoy and participate! Feel free to share the Marché d’Hiver Facebook event page with everyone you know and post on your pages https://www.facebook.com/marchedhiver/

Be on the look-out for a variety of ways to be involved. In the next couple of weeks we will be sending out signups for volunteers to assist during the event, to assist with set up and tear down, to bring in cakes and baked goods for the cake walk and bake sale and we will start our ticket and wrist band sales soon.

Feel free to reach out to pto@lfno.org with any questions about the event.
Only 3 weeks to Thanksgiving! If you are planning on getting a ham for the holidays, please consider buying a Honey Baked Ham gift card to use in the store or send as a gift to friends and family. Use the link below to help support the PTO and our school. We get 20% back!

Mark Your Calendar
  • THURSDAY, NOV. 8: Lycée Lasertag Night at Lasertag of Metairie (TONIGHT!)
  • TUESDAY, NOV. 13: High School Open House at Johnson Campus, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • FRIDAY, NOV. 16: Teacher and Staff Appreciation Luncheon
  • THANKSGIVING BREAK: Mon, NOV. 19 - Fri. NOV 23. School Resumes - Mon. NOV. 26
  • 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!
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.

The Ogden - Free Family Day, "Discovering Photography" (THIS SATURDAY!)
WHEN: Saturday, Nov 10, 2018. 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
WHERE: The Ogden Museum - 925 Camp Street, New Orleans
WHAT: Hands-on Crafts, A musical performance by Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue, A Scavenger Hunt, and more Family-Friendly Activities!

Rameau's Pygmalin - STARTS TOMORROW!!!
WHEN: From Friday, Nov, 8 - 11th
WHERE: Le petit Theatre - 616 St. Peter St.
WHAT:  The sculptor Pygmalion creates a beautiful statue to which he declares his love. His girlfriend, Céphise, begs for attention, but Pygmalion spurns her and entreats the goddess Venus to bring his statue to life. Magically, the statue enlivens, sings and dances. Venus praises Pygmalion for his artistry and faith in his powers, and helpfully find another lover for Céphise.

STEM SATURDAY with Dr. Calvin Mackie" Fueled by Chevron (THIS SATURDAY!)
WHEN: November 10, 2018
REGISTRATION: Open through November 8th or until capacity is reached!
WHERE: Gernon Brown Recreation Center located in City Park at 1001 Harrison Ave, New Orleans, LA 70124 from 9 am to 12:30. The STEM topic will be The Power of Chemistry: Equations, Reactions and Batteries Fueled by Chevron! Come out and learn how batteries work and design and build one.

Vamonos NOLA - Student Holiday Camps:
Thanksgiving Camp | INFO FLIER
Report Card Conferences NOV. 30 | INFO FLIER
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