le 10 octobre, 2020
PATTON EDITION
(PRE-K4 - 2ND GRADE)
PATTON CAMPUS QUICK REFERENCE DIRECTORY | CLICK HERE
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
Grades PK4-2nd Grade Return To School
IN-PERSON LEARNING
Students in PK4 through 2nd grade will return to school in-person on a quasi full-time basis.
(In Person: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday; Independent Activities/Electives: Wednesday)

  • PreKindergarten students (Group A) will return Monday, October 19th.
  • Kindergarten students will return Monday, October 19th.
  • PreKindergarten students (Group B) will return Tuesday, October 20th.
  • 1st and 2nd grade students will return Monday, October 26th.

VIRTUAL LEARNING
Students will continue to participate in virtual classes using Google Classroom.
(Virtual Sessions: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday; Independent Activities/Electives: Wednesday)
Classroom Composition
Classroom composition and size have been determined based on staff capacity, facility constraints, and the number of families who opted-in to in-person and virtual learning. 

IN-PERSON LEARNING
For parents/guardians who have opted to in-person learning, your child’s homeroom teacher and English teacher will remain the same. 



VIRTUAL LEARNING
All families who have chosen the virtual learning option have been assigned a new virtual learning French and English teacher. Each Wednesday, the students’ homeroom teacher will meet with students to continue to build rapport and check on their students’ progress.


  • Virtual Learning - PreKindergarten and Kindergarten
On Monday, October 12, an email will be sent to parents/guardians introducing the new French/English teacher and virtual schedule.

  • Virtual Learning - 1st and 2nd grade
On Wednesday, October 14, an email will be sent to parents/guardians introducing the new French/English teacher and virtual schedule.
STUDENT ARRIVAL & DISMISSAL
STUDENT ARRIVAL
  • Students are required to wear masks at arrival. 
  • Temperature checks will be taken at each entry point.
  • Drop-off between 8:10AM – 8:30AM
  • PreKindergarten students will enter through the Patton Street driveway.
  • Kindergarten students will enter through the Patton Street side gate.
  • First and second grade students will enter through State Street gate
  • Siblings will enter through State Street gate.
  • Classes begin at 8:30AM


STUDENT DISMISSAL
  • Pick-up between 4:05 PM – 4:20 PM
  • PreKindergarten students will exit through the Patton Street driveway.
  • Kindergarten students will exit through the Patton Street side gate.
  • First and second grade students will exit through State Street gate
  • Siblings will exit through State Street gate.


PLEASE EXPECT LONGER WAIT TIMES DURING ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL.
CARPOOL ROUTE
To enter the schoolyard, vehicles must access Constance St. via Nashville lakebound. Do not enter the carpool line from Magazine St. onto Nashville or Eleonore Street to Constance. Following this practice will ensure that no traffic ever backs up onto Nashville to Magazine Street. Parents are expected to be courteous and follow the protocol.
To enter the schoolyard, vehicles must access Constance St. via Nashville lakebound. Do not enter the carpool line from Magazine St. onto Nashville or Eleonore Street to Constance. Following this practice will ensure that no traffic ever backs up onto Nashville to Magazine Street. Parents are expected to be courteous and follow the protocol.
MEAL SERVICE
  • There will be no meal services on next week, during Fall Break. 
  • 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.
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.
Remote French Tutoring Program Update
There is no remote tutoring over Fall Break, October 12th-16th.

Remote tutoring at Patton will continue through the week of October 19th-23rd. Remote tutoring will end for Patton students once they return to in-person school.
The Bridges Collaborative
Lycée is proud to be a part of the Bridges Collaborative, a first-of-its-kind grassroots initiative to advance racial and socioeconomic integration and equity in America’s schools. Over the next two years, we will be connecting with other education and housing leaders to build grassroots momentum, learn from one another, and develop successful approaches for integration. Learn more - CLICK HERE
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
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.
LFNO Dad's Club Announcement - Work day - Oct. 17
The LFNO Dad's Club is holding their 2nd work-day of the year on October 17th, at 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.

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.
"Questions Académiques" 1st & 2nd Grade - Oct. 8
Thanks to all parents who participated! If you were not able to attend, you can access the Google slide presentation here and the video recording 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.
Mark Your Calendar

  • Monday, Oct. 12 - Friday, Oct. 16 - NO SCHOOL
  • 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! 


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
Mad Science is now offering virtual STEM clubs for the Fall semester! We hope you will join us for engaging science workshops that are sure to instill a love of exploring the world through science. Our sessions start as soon as September 21st. Click here to learn more. 
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