le 4 janvier,  2017

Dear Lycée Parent / Guardian,

     Happy New Year! It was great to see our students returning from a two week break this morning. And almost everyone of them had big smiles! It is my hope that the holiday period enabled you to spend quality time with your children. Nothing is quite as good to create wonderful memories as having time to be together in a relaxed setting engaged in conversation and finding reasons to laugh. Thank you for giving your children those opportunities. When children come to school happy, they are more likely open to the learning experiences their teachers have prepared for them.

     In New Orleans we move from one celebration to another, and Saturday marks the beginning of Carnival!  And often our thoughts move immediately to King Cake, that delicious treat that we New Orleanians can't seem to get enough of.  Scientific research, however, is clearer than ever that sugar does tremendous harm to our bodies when consumed in large quantities. For this reason we limit our students' exposure to sugar. King Cakes are not permitted to in our classrooms as daily student snacks. We do allow teachers to use King Cakes for instructional purposes, which allows students to enjoy the treat. And our students enjoy King Cake on the last day of school before the Mardi Gras break, Friday, February 9.  At no other time should King Cakes come into the buildings. We feel that parents are best suited for deciding how much of the sweet treat their children can have, and we feel that the home is the best place for that to happen.

Wishing you a year filled with much happiness,


In this newsletter...

TIME:  5-8pm

Come support La Liaison and check out an awesome new sports/laser tag/fun space owned by an LFNO Parent!

Details to follow. 

Current Tuition Based PK4 = you DO need to reapply before Feb 23
Current Tuition Free PK4 = you DO NOT need to reapply if you intend on staying at LNFO
Current K and up = you DO NOT need to reapply if you intend on staying at LNFO

External applicants to PK4 and K = apply via OneApp before Feb 23
External applicants to grades 1 and up = apply before Jan 12 AND reach out about passing French proficiency exam

Please contact Cristina with the Admissions department at csanchez1@lfno.org should you have any questions or need your children's OneApp IDs.

Did you know a lot of people don't realize we are a free public school?! We can't believe it either! Help us get the word out by telling us what you wished others knew about your school. Share your favorite things about Lycée by submitting one of the following: 

1. 20 second video. Nothing fancy, shot with a phone will do!
2. A photo, sign, or drawing, if needed please include a caption.
3. A simple quote about why you love Lycée.

Submit your entry in any language! Once a month we will select an entry to be featured on our website or social media platforms. Show your support by sharing with friends, family and of course, anyone who may not know about us; social media and word of mouth are our greatest allies, help us spread the word about Lycée!

How to submit: 
Submit your entires online via the google doc. below. Please note, the maximum file size is 10 MB. Please avoid branding and using students' names or revealing other personal information, instead try using other statements like, how many years you have been at Lycée or "I love lycée because...". Use your imagination, your creativity knows no bounds!  http://bit.ly/2AqbQtB

Thank you in advance for your participation! We cannot wait to see your creativity and support in action! 

Spring 2018 Enrichment Activities will run for twelve weeks, January 22 - April 27, 2018.  

The first round of registration for one activity and one homework center per child will be open from Saturday, January 13 at 11:00 AM to Tuesday, January 16 at 3:00 PM.   

The second round will open any remaining space to families who wish to enroll students in additional activities or homework centers and will be open Wednesday January 17 at 12PM until Friday January 19 at 12PM.  

The detailed Enrichment Catalogue and registration instructions will be posted at www.lfno.org/afterschool-enrichment by end of day January 10.  Remember, all LFNO balances must be paid in full or payment arrangements made with the business office in order for children to participate. 

Vamonos Nola - Upcoming Camps
MLK Camp - January 15th!
Mardi Gras Camp - February 9th - 16th

Saturday Studio: Paper Sculpting with Ayo Scott
Working with artist Ayo Scott, students will explore the Museum's galleries and then learn paper sculpting techniques such as cutting, tearing and folding paper to create unique works of art exploring form, texture and pattern. This program has been made possible by the generous support of the Ella West Freeman Foundation, the Selley Foundation and Entergy.

January 13th from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
For students in 2nd - 5th grades.
$30 member; $35 non-member.

Teen Artist Encounter: Paper Sculpting II - FREE!
After exploring Solidary & Solitary: The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection, Presented by The Helis Foundation, students will work with artist Ayo Scott to create 3D forms inspired by Fragile Cargo IX by artist Serge Alain Nitegeka. This program has been made possible by the generous support of the Ella West Freeman Foundation, the Selley Foundation and Entergy.

January 13 from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
For students in 8th - 12th grades.
FREE but advance registration required.

MLK DAY at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Arts. Crafts. Music. Food. Scavenger Hunt. Yoga.
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Ogden is hosting a free admission day with activities inspired by Solidary & Solitary: The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection, presented by the Helis Foundation and organized by the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and The Baltimore Museum of Art. On view until January 21st, Solidary & Solitary tells the history of art by African American Artists from the 1940s to the present.

January 15th
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
FREE Admission
Register for Free Yoga with Mark Berger & Kim Doley at ogdenmuseum.org

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  • MLK Day Observance:  No School. January 15th.
This is NOT a complete list of school events.

Did you know?

New Year's Eve is called, St. Sylvestre in France which refers to the patron saint of the new year, La Saint-Sylvestre. The evening is often celebrated with a big meal with friends and family. The next day, 'le Jour de L'an', New Year's Day, parades fill the streets in France. You can learn more about traditions in France here: http://ti.me/2j4g6Zh

By using refillable water bottles, our staff and students have saved a total of 80,020 plastic bottles from the landfill.
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