le 10 octobre, 2020
 Johnson Edition
(3rd Grade - 10th Grade)
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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Dear Families, 
 
There is a lot of information for all grade bands on this edition of Etre à la Page. It is the fruit of the work of very dedicated professionals who spent countless hours ensuring we have a well planned and safe return to school. A shout out to all of them but, today, on this October day, a special recognition for Danielle Dufauchard, Lower Camus Principal and Chana Benenson, Upper Campus Principal. October is National Principals Month! Thank you, Lycée Principals, for your love and support of our community.
 
Also, a shout out to John Henry Trant and our meal service team. The week of October 12 is National School Lunch Week. Thank you for continuing to provide delicious and nutritious meals, and all with a great smile.
To all, a well-deserved and restful Fall Break. We will be back on October 19th.
Marina
GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Updates on Term 2 Educational Plans:
Many thanks for your thorough responses to the survey, it was immensely helpful in formulating the details in our Term 2 Plans:

Upper Elementary (3rd-5th) 
  • Students will shift plans on Thursday, October 29th, giving them two days at Johnson before the new term officially starts to learn safety protocols on campus and get to know their new environment and class.
  • In each grade there will be 4 in-person classes and one virtual class. 
  • Some students must shift teachers and classmates for this to function, but we are minimizing the shifts anywhere possible.
  • You will be emailed by your child’s (new) teacher by October 22nd to notify you of any shifts.
  • Monday, October 26th and Tuesday, October 27th will be asynchronous class days while the teachers prepare to welcome students on campus.
  • You can expect bussing information, and other relevant updates at least a week before the new plans begin.
 
Middle/High (6th) 
  • 6th grade will start plans on Thursday, November 5th, starting the new term by learning safety protocols on campus and getting to know their new environment and class setup.
  • In 6th grade there will be 4 in-person homerooms and one virtual homeroom. 
  • Some students must shift homerooms and classmates for this to function, but we are minimizing the shifts anywhere possible.
  • You will be emailed changes to your child’s schedule by October 29th
  • You can expect bussing information, and other relevant updates at least a week before the new plans begin.

Middle/High (7th-10th) 
  • Plans for 7th-10th graders are not yet finalized and may change from the original 4 day a week plan.
  • There are many additional factors to consider for these grades due to the blending of homerooms that happens in math and ELA classrooms and the health safety expectations to remain in static groupings. 
  • We have focused on getting the youngest students back into school first as our older students are so much more independent with the virtual instructional setting.
  • We are planning with the teachers, taking note of the success and struggles of other middle and high school programs, gathering technology solutions, and coming up with several possible plan revisions. 
  • More concrete updates will be shared as soon as they are available, however at this time please note that 7th-10th grade will start term 2 virtually on November 4th.
TRANSPORTATION
  • The reopening of in-person learning deadline for 20/21 Transportation Agreements for all grades is TOMORROW, Sunday, October 11th at 12:00 PM noon.
  • I hope keeping the deadline open as long as possible has helped families opting into in-person learning have the time they need to make safe transportation decisions for their students/families. 
  • Bus stops and times will be shared when our transportation provider runs all student address data through their routing software. 
  • Next Wednesday, October 14th bus stop information and times will be emailed out to families. 
  • If you do not receive an email by Thursday morning, please email transportation@lfno.org, or call (504)620-5500 x1741 and leave a message with a call back number. 
  • If you do not return agreement(s) by the deadline, but need bus transportation, please email transportation@lnfo.org or call the number above, and I will try to help in anyway I can.
MEAL SERVICES
  • There will be no meal services next week, during Fall Break (10/12 - 10/16. 
  • Until we meat again, lettuce be rice,....and pasta leftovers. 
  • Also, please complete a Lunch Application, if you have not already done so. It takes less than 3 minutes. Please. CLICK HERE.
LFNO Dad's Club - Work Day #2 at Patton Campus
Please join us for our second work-day of the year on October 17th, 8:00 am at the Patton Campus, where we will tackle a list of to-do items from the school. Please wear a mask as we will maintain safe physical distance.
Any questions, email lfnodadsclub@gmail.com.
 
This provides us with a small amount of money for paint, lumber, and supplies we use on our work days.

Also, if you use Amazon, please consider AmazonSmile, and linking to the Lycee Francais Dad's Club. The direct link is: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/81-4056742.

This provides us with a small amount of money for paint, lumber, and supplies we use on our work days.
Update on Johnson Facility
NOLA Public School is completing the last steps of the major HVAC project that was ongoing for many months. We anticipate a return for our office and administration teams starting on October 19th, and teacher soon to follow. While we will be on campus, we strongly encourage you to call or email for any questions or concerns as we are not admitting anyone without an appointment due to Covid19 safety measures. Office Manager Sarah Franz, sfranz@lfno.org can coordinate any further materials pickups. We are so happy to have our building back!   
The French Remote Tutoring Program
There is no remote tutoring over Fall Break, October 12th-16th. 

Remote tutoring at Johnson will continue through the week of October 19th-23rd. We will be contacting families via email with any changes to their schedules that will occur due to teachers returning to in-person learning.   
REMINDER: Update Immunizations
Be prepared for school reopening! Make sure your child's immunizations are up to date - it is required by state law to attend school. 
Check out the October schedule for the Immunization Bus! CLICK HERE
2019 - 2020 YEARBOOK STORE - OPEN
We are happy to announce you can now order yearbooks online HERE. This includes all grades from last year, Pre-K4 - 9th Grade.Each book is $25 with a convenient $5 ship-to-home, bringing the total to $30. For each additional yearbook ordered the shipping cost goes down to $2.50. This order portal will close on October 30, please get your orders in by that date.Thank you for your patience while we crafted this yearbook.
Getting to Know Our Staff!
Getting to Know!
Mary-Devon
Directed of Extended Day Programs

Nationality?  American
Languages spoken? Only English :(
My first job? "The Nutty Bavarian" a cinnamon glazed donut kiosk in the Riverwalk
Principal character trait? Loud!
Biggest character flaw? Defensiveness
What do I detest the most? Exploitation  
My heroes and heroines in history? Joan Rivers
Cities I lived in before New Orleans?  Born and raised in New Orleans
My favorite quote? "Never be afraid to laugh at yourself, after all, you could be missing out on the joke of the century." Joan Rivers
UPPER ELEMENTARY, 3RD - 5TH
LEXIA IS AWESOME!? HAVE YOU TRIED IT WITH YOUR STUDENT?
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.
MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL
Bienvenue Mr. Manuel!
We are happy to welcome Mr. Manuel as our new 6th grade Spanish teacher. He is a native Spanish speaker and is also fluent in French and will be a great addition to our community. His bio will soon be on the LFNO website and he will officially start teaching after fall break.
Our friends at Collegewise have organized a free virtual college fair. Spanning two evenings with more than 150 colleges per evening, this is a great opportunity for you to hear first hand from college admissions officers from 39 states and 9 countries. There are also four keynote sessions with advice from admissions experts on topics such as college essays, admissions myths, and college list building. Don't miss this opportunity to learn, connect, ask questions, and discover your best college fit.
Mark your Calendar

  • Monday, Oct. 12 - Friday, Oct. 16 - NO SCHOOL - FALL BREAK
  • Thursday, Oct. 15 - Governance Committee Meeting - 12:00 PM
  • Saturday, Oct. 17 - Dad's Club Work Day at Patton - 8:00 AM
  • Monday, Oct. 19 - School Resumes
  • Monday, Nov. 2 - Staff Professional Development - No School for Students
COMMUNITY RESOURCES
Girl's On the Run Louisiana 5k Your Way - Nov. 14
REGISTRATION IS OPEN & IT'S FREE!
In the spirit of community and togetherness, for the first time ever the Louisiana Girls on the Run Councils are coming together to host a statewide virtual event this November! Utilizing the social-emotional learning tools we teach at Girls on the Run, the Louisiana councils came together recognizing the hardships our communities are facing during COVID-19, the potential strengths of our collective efforts, and made the decision to host our first ever Girls on the Run Louisiana 5K Your Way on November 14th! 


Calling all NOLA girls (13-18)! 

We want to feature your talents in GEAUX GIRL!’s next issue:
WRITING on any topic and in any form
We accept opinion pieces, essays, short stories, poems, journalistic articles… you name it!
PHOTOGRAPHY or other visual art that can be printed 
We are looking for a cool vertical shot for the 
cover (!) and images inside the magazine

The Blue Cross Kids Marathon Challenge will continue enrollment anytime during the Fall Semester. Who will be your internal school champion?

Schools are registering from New Orleans, Houma/Thibodaux, Baton Rouge and we will award $1,000 to the school with the most participation and $500 for 2nd place. Our goal is to award 1 school from each of the 8 markets if we have enough participation in each market.

For more information please visit https://runsignup.com/BlueCrossKidsMarathon
Art Camp 504 now offers Virtual After School Enrichment Classes! Classes include: Drawing, theater, dance, D&D, cooking, photography, comics, printmaking and more!

Virtual art classes allow kids to interact directly with each other and their teacher. Our small class size (3-6 kids) allow campers to chat freely and receive high quality, individualized instruction. Scholarships available!

HOW VIRTUAL AFTER SCHOOL CLASSES WORK:
Most classes meet once a week for 60 minutes and include at least 30 minutes of “zoom hang time” after each lesson. Classes culminate in a final presentation for family and friends!

Sign up at ArtCamp504.org.
Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans | 504.620.5500 | info@lfno.org | www.lfno.org