le 18 septembre, 2020
Pictured is last year's kindness tree
Dear LFNO Families,

Although this year looks different than any other year, we are grateful for the kindness and the compassion within our community. As part of Patton’s culture, we pride ourselves on filling staff and students’ buckets with kindness. Kindness is the gift we all can afford to give.

We want to take this opportunity to shout out and recognize the incredible work of our staff and teachers. We know that distance learning is not ideal, but we are all doing our absolute best. 

Thank you to our families for your continued support as we forge into a new, but temporary, normal together. I wish you well and will think about our brilliant, bilingual and beautiful community and our commitment to serve it well every single day.

Principal Duffauchard
Thank you to all our parents/guardians who have completed the reopening survey. We had 99% of our families to provide insightful feedback for our future reopening plans. Our team will be analyzing the data from parent and staff feedback and will provide an update and timeline next week.
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The French Remote Tutoring program is starting at Patton on Monday, 9/21. Students who received a high priority placement will start this week. Families have been contacted and the program's details have been communicated. For other applicants, more spots will open up as soon as more tutors' background checks clear up. Selected students will be contacted as soon as possible upon tutors' availability.  
  • Who: 1st and 2nd grade at Patton on Monday, 9/21
  • When: 2:15 PM-2:45 PM and from 3:00 PM-3:30 PM.
  • Each student accepted into the program will be assigned one time slot, once a week on either Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday.
Please come Monday September 21st between 9am-2pm to pick up: 

1. 2nd grade STEM Kits and ELA packet 
2. 1st grade STEM Kits (if you have not already) and ELA Packet
3. Kindergarten STEM Kits (If you have not already done so) 
4. PreK STEM Kit (if you have not already done so)

We look forward to seeing you!
"Questions Académiques" (formerly 'Ask Sophie')
Due to technical difficulties, the session “Questions académiques” (special pre-k and k) did not happen. It is rescheduled for this Thursday, September 24 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
Changes to the Academic Calendar
Please take note as there have been changes to the academic calendar.
(NEXT WEEK) Thursday, September 24 and Friday, October 9 are now instructional school days. Students will attend class these

Friday, September 25 and Monday, November 2 will be staff professional development days - there will be no school for students on these days. 

You can find an updated version of the school calendar HERE
And don’t forget, the Google Calendar is available to sync HERE.
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LFNO Dad's Club Announcement
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.
Robbye Lewis
School Counselor,
Patton Campus
Languages spoken? Some Spanish and looking forward to learning French
My first job? I helped younger students as a Communities In Schools tutor.
Principal character trait? Optimistic-I expect good things to happen. I have a tendency to view situations through many lenses and look forward to encouraging positive outcomes.
Biggest character flaw? Over analytical- At times being too analytical can inhibit you from tapping into other mental resources. When I find that I am being too rational, I find ways to reset and calm my thinking through holistic activities such as yoga, exercise and meditation.
Favorite sport? My favorite sport is gymnastics.
My passions in life? My passions in life are helping others, spending time with family and friends, and ensuring personal wellness-mind, body, and heart.
What do I detest the most?  Poor Wi-fi signals and Dropped Calls
My heroes and heroines in history?  To name a few, Mae Carol Jemison, Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr.
A cause I support?  World Health Organization
My greatest dream? My greatest dream is to lead a joyous, happy life; leaving positive vibes with all I encounter.
Cities I lived in before New Orleans?  Buras, La; Hattiesburg, MS; Greenwood, MS
Why Lycée?  I chose Lycée because this is a school that encompasses the total package. Not only does Lycée offer a quality and rigorous educational experience, its focus on growing families (academically, socially, and emotionally) and harboring a culturally diverse community proved to be the perfect fit for me.
My favorite quote? "You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist." -Indira Gandhi
Start the Adventure in Reading Free Tutoring
Know a grade 2 or 3 public or charter student could benefit from virtual reading support? Start the Adventure in Reading (STAIR) is providing FREE one-on-one tutoring. STAIR's virtual curriculum helps reinforce decoding, fluency, and comprehension skills. During the fall program, students will participate in a one-on-one, 60-minute virtual tutoring session once a week after school or on Saturday mornings, pre-recorded video lessons, have access to a year-long subscription to a digital library service, maintain a creative writing journal with weekly assignments and gain confidence in writing. To participate, visit stairnola.org or call 504-202-8187. Registration is closing soon.
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.
Asbestos Disclaimer
In accordance with AHERA, Asbestos Hazardous Emergency Response Act, a Management Plan has been prepared for each campus and approved by the State Department of Environmental Quality, DEQ. This management plan is available for review in the front office (for the Patton building) and in the front office (Johnson Campus) during school hours.
Mark Your Calendar

  • Monday, Sept. 21 - STEM boxes & ELA Packets Pickup 9 AM - 2 PM
  • Thursday, Sept. 24 - Question académique - PreK & K Session
  • Thursday, Sept. 24 - Instructional Day
  • Friday, Sept. 25 - Staff Professional Development - No School for Students
  • Thursday, Oct. 1 - Ask Sophie - 1st & 2nd Grade
  • Saturday, Oct. 3 - Dad's Club Work Day at Patton - 8:00 AM
  • 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
Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans | 504.620.5500 | info@lfno.org | www.lfno.org