le 2 octobre, 2020
PATTON EDITION
(PRE-K4 - 2ND GRADE)
PATTON CAMPUS QUICK REFERENCE DIRECTORY | CLICK HERE
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Dear Lycée Community,

We want to thank you, our families, for sharing your feedback on the surveys this week and for participating in the virtual campus cafés. Another grand merci goes out to our faculty and staff who worked to draft detailed plans and surveys. All of these combined efforts move us closer to a successful and safe reentry that meets our community's needs. Thank you all for your dedication and patience. Please enjoy this beautiful weekend!

Lycée Administration Team
GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
PATTON CAMPUS POLICIES
Progress Reports
Progress reports will be sent out via email by your homeroom teacher Thursday, October 7th.
Patton Campus - ReEntry Plan Café - Recording
Thank you to all who were able to join the meeting today, we hope you found it helpful. If you were unable to attend we have provided a recording below.
Remote French Tutoring Program Update
Remote Tutoring is going smoothly. More students have been added and all parents should have been contacted. We are pleased to announce that we were able to accommodate most applicants. If you have applied and have not received an email, please contact Mary-Devon Dupuy mdupuy@lfno.org.
Need Math Data via Freckle - Due Fri. Oct. 9 for K - 2nd graders
Friday October 9th for Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Graders
PowerPoint with requirements. 
Please watch the Tutorial Video to know how to navigate Freckle 
Teachers need this information to better serve your children's math needs. So, please complete ASAP.  Thank you so much!
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. 8
The LFNO Dad's Club would like to welcome any new dads at Lycee. Please join us for our first work-day of the year on October 3rd, 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
Our next session is for 1st and 2nd grade families. Mark your calendars - it is scheduled for Thursday, October 8 at 4:00 pm. You can send your question in advance by filling out this form. The link for the meeting is the following: https://meet.google.com/nbm-vaik-ues
If you were unable to attend last week's Questions Académique for PreK4 and Kindergarten families, you can get ahold of the recording HERE and the link to the presentation HERE.
MAX Book Club Subscription
Every year, LFNO encourages reading in French : Through the MAX Book Club, every year, children all over the world receive 8 books a year from November to June, for different levels. Real creation books around which your child can build his very own personal library. 

Receiving one book a month in the current context is a real pleasure and helps not to leave all the room to the screens - to subscribe, please follow the different steps in the email sent by your child's teacher. Or follow the links below.

GETTING TO KNOW:
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
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. Thank you for your patience while we crafted this yearbook.
Mark Your Calendar

  • Saturday, Oct. 3 - Dad's Club Work Day at Patton - 8:00 AM
  • Thursday, Oct. 8 - Questions Académiques - 1st & 2nd Grade
  • Friday, Oct. 9 - Instructional Day - Students have virtual class
  • Monday, Oct. 12 - Friday, Oct. 16 - NO SCHOOL
  • 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.
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