le 8 fevrier,  2017
A Message regarding the previously mentioned French programs to be broadcasted on WYES.


I a writing to let you know that we have delayed the start of the French programs on WYES. As we gathered information for our press release, we were notified by LPB that the broadcast rights for the series that was provided to us has expired. Apparently they are working on rights for some other programs, and once that is arranged we will look into our ability to broadcast those. There has been some talk about our simulcasting the LPB statewide broadcast in the afternoon which would be an interesting way to accomplish this, however, we do not have access to the LPB signal here at WYES. So we will need to look into how we can handle future French programs from LPB. 

Once we have this resolved, I will let you know how we will schedule them. 

Sorry for the late notice, but this all unfolded last week and I was out for a bit and found out about it just recently. 

Hope all is going well for you in 2018! Time is flying by!


Allan Pizzato
President and CEO

In this newsletter...

This year's event will be on Sunday, March 4 at Generations Hall and it will feature
delicious bites by Toups Meatery, Bakery Bar, Nacho Mama's, Patois, Laurel Street Bakery, Arabella Casa di Pasta, Tartine and more! Entertainment by aerialist Glenna Broderick, reveler butterflies, photo booth and live painting by Alex Harvie and TJ Black, plus an incredible silent auction!

Our music lineup is exciting! Jazz songstress Anaïs St. John will feature during our patron party. Our main event will include cellist Helen Gillet,  Bruce 'Sunpie' Barnes and the Louisiana Sunspots and another outstanding musical guest which will be revealed after Mardi Gras! 

Early Bird Tickets Prices:
Cash Bar: $55  (after today $65) 
Open Bar: $85 (after today $100)
Patron Party: $125 (after today $150) 

For additional information, to purchase tickets, sponsorship opportunities and silent auction donations please visit:  www.bit.ly/LEx2018


Monday, February 19, 2018

4:30 - 5:30 PM
Location: Audubon Tennis Courts

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
4:30 - 5:30 PM
Location: Audubon Tennis Courts

Tennis Schedules for the season will be given out by Coach at the first practices. 

Please contact Tennis Coach, Holly Kymes at hkymes@lfno.org or Athletics Head, Ashley Aucoin at aaucoin@lfno.org with any questions.

Help us spread the word! Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans is accepting applications now for a new CEO to succeed its retiring CEO. The CEO oversees the growing school's operations, academic instruction, and institutional advancement. The CEO reports directly to Lycée Français's board of directors. Interested professionals can view a full job description and information on how to apply HERE .

We are still looking for someone with a pick up truck to follow behind the parade so that leftover beads can be thrown in it.  Please email Holly-Anne Palmer at hollyannedirector@gmail.com if you are able to assist with this!

If you are able to sign up and assist as a volunteer for the overall parade, please sign up here.  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e4fa9aa2ca2ff2-lfno1

We are so excited about the Patton Mardi Gras Parade!  This year's theme is  Joyeux Anniversaire NOLA - 300 and the kids are working hard on their costumes with their classes! If you have not signed up to volunteer or donate a King Cake or art supplies to the class, please do now, if you are able!

This year's celebration will be a bit different, timing-wise. The kids will enjoy their King Cakes BEFORE the parade to make pick up AFTER the parade run more smoothly. If you are donating a King Cake to the class you must bring it in, LABELED with your child's teachers name on Friday, February 9th at School Drop Off. Please do not send to classrooms, they will be enjoyed in Resto! Staff members will grab the cakes from you during the Drop Off. 

Grandparents Celebration - As is tradition, we will celebrate our grandparents before the parade at the St. Paul's Fellowship Hall, right next door to the Patton campus.  Grandparents are invited to arrive at 1pm, eat a slice of King Cake and have a glass of sparkling wine, and then watch the parade at 1:30 PM. We kindly ask that grandparents arrive at 1:00 PM and not much earlier as we need the morning to make preparations. (In the past some people have arrived an entire hour early which makes it tricky for us to set up!)

We are reverting back to our original, shorter route since we will only have one school marching this year.  The students will start on Patton, turn left on Eleonore, left on Constance, left on State and return to Patton. The parade will begin promptly at 1:30 PM and is expected to be over at 2:15 PM.  We are asking parade participants to please pick up any throws from students, to avoid hurting any feelings and in an effort to keep our neighborhood clean.

At the conclusion of the parade all classes will return to their classrooms to pack and get ready for dismissal. After about 10 minutes parents will be allowed to enter the building and go directly to classrooms to pick their children up. Every parent must sign his or her child out on forms provided by teachers. Once the parent signs the child out, the teacher must place a stamp on the hand of the child to indicate that the child has been properly checked out. Staff members will be posted at the exits to make certain all students have been properly checked out prior to leaving the building. At the conclusion of the parade. 

Parents who wish to check out their children from Johnson beginning at 1:00 PM to attend the Patton parade can do so without an infraction.

Friday, February 9:  No aftercare or enrichment. Early dismissal schedule.
Johnson Campus dismissal  is 2:45 - 3:00 PM
Patton Campus dismissal  is 3:05 - 3:20 PM

When: Saturday, February 17th. 
Time: 3:00 - 6:00 PM
Where: 6124 Jefferson Hwy. Harahan, LA 70123
Cost: $5

New Orleans Ballet Association:
Discount for French organizations, 10% off with code: JULIET10 
WHAT:  Roméo et Juliette 
WHERE:  Mahalia Jackson Theatre
WHEN:  February 24th at 8:00 PM
WEBSITE:  www.nobadance.com

Vamonos Nola - Upcoming Camps
Mardi Gras Camp - February 9th - 16th

Mardi Gras Break Nature Camp:
WHEN: Thursday, February 15 - Saturday February 17th
WHO: Youth 7-10 years old
COST:  Sliding scale of $100 - $250 for all 3 days.

NOCCA Writing Workshop:
Tuesdays 4:00 - 5:30 PM for 5 Weeks
February 20 - March 20th 
Spots for 12 students, first come first served. 
COST: $50 Fee
For more information call, Una Anderson - 504-628-1071

Week One: Tall Tales
Week Two: Ghost Stories
Week Three: Weird Dreams
Week Four: Revision
Week Five: Culmination/Sharing

Art Camp 504: 
WHEN: 8 week after school program.
Sessions begin Monday, March 5th - Monday, April 30th (No class, April 2nd)
TIME: After School 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM, weekly. 
AGES: 9 - 17 years old
COST: $150 FOR 8 WEEKS (Scholarships Available)

calendarMark your calendar...  

  • Mardi Gras Break: February 12 - 16th. No School. REMINDER: Early dismissal (Wednesday schedule) and No After Care on Thursday and Friday, February 8th & 9th due to Uptown parades.  
This is NOT a complete list of school events.

Did You Know?

Black History Month fact
Shirley Chisholm  was the first African American woman elected to the House of Representatives. She was elected in 1968 and represented the state of New York. She broke ground again four years later in 1972 when she was the first major party African-American candidate and the first female candidate for president of the United States. 
Learn about more eminent historical African Americans  HERE.


Thank you to all who have already donated to the 2017-2018 Annual Giving campaign.  Donations help us support and enhance our Thinking Outside the Classroom program, ensuring we continue to offer these unique, hands-on learning experiences to our students. Your donations make these experiences possible! 

To make a one-time or monthly donation please visit www.lfno.org/support-us or you may send a check to:

Office of Development
5951 Patton Street
New Orleans, LA 70115

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