le 2 novembre  2017
Dear Lycée Parent / Guardian,

    Earlier this week the LA Department of Education released the School Performance Scores (SPS) and corresponding letter grades for all public schools in the state. Lycée's grade is B based on the results of the state tests that students in grades 3-6 took last spring. While we were disappointed with what many consider a very satisfactory grade, we always aspire to the highest level of performance. We tell our students that all we expect is their very best effort, but for ourselves that is not satisfactory. I'd prefer to say that our grade is temporarily a B. I have no doubt that Lycée will return to the ranks of A schools, and until then we will continue to stimulate, encourage, challenge, and enrich our students. While the letter grade is important, it does not measure the cultural experience our children receive, or the incredible Thinking Outside the Classroom program, or the second language they acquire while students of the Lycée!

     Our academic and data teams have already begun studying the results of the state tests.  Those teams will identify the strengths and growth opportunities of each student. Teachers will provide even greater instruction tailored to the needs of the students, and interventionists will continue to support and nurture struggling learners. In short, the B motivates us to want more.
Thanks for sharing your children with us.



L. Keith Bartlett
Principal

In this newsletter...


The Po-boy Festival was postponed to  Sunday, November 12 , and we will be charging a fee to park cars on the Priestly Campus grounds and coordinating the parking. We can use some volunteers to help collect money, drink beer, and direct the parking, so if you can spare an hour or two that day please use the Sign-up form here:  www.signupgenius.com/go/10c084ca8ae2aa4fd0-2017

If you're going to the Po-boy Festival please consider supporting the Dad's Club by parking in the Priestley lot.

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Wednesday Nov 29th 2017 we will be hosting an Open
House presented in Spanish to better serve the Spanish speaking community who are looking for options for their children.  

Please sign up here or share this information with friends or family members who would like to come! You can also call Cristina Sanchez, Director of Admission and Enrollment, directly at (504) 620-5500 ext 1757 and she can add you to the guest list so that you will receive reminders and follow up information.

During the presentation, we will cover basics about the OneApp, our curriculum, services such as before and after care and enrichment activities, and a day in the life of a Lycee Kindergarten student. We will also focus on highlighting our ESL services, and many Spanish speaking staff members will be present to help answer questions. 

Upcoming Spanish language radio appearances:
Monday Nov 14th from 7:30-8:00 AM - Jambalaya News online radio - http://www.jambalayanews.com/
Monday Nov 27th from 9:30-10:00 AM - Radio Tropical 105.7 FM

Please spread the word!

Order Fruit Trees and Vines! 
Fruit trees make great holiday gifts and this year we have 60 items to choose from! It's a clutter-free gift that keeps on giving for years...and the recipients will certainly thank you every time they enjoy a nice fresh squeezed glass of OJ, a squeeze of lemon on fish dishes, a fresh lime wedge with their margaritas, or a refreshing mojito! The uses are endless! Pick up is on December 2 at Lycee Francais' Marche d'Hiver! The deadline to order is November 30. The trees are only $27 to $35 each which is the BEST pricing in town. They trees are from Plaquemines Parish and are 3-5 feet tall.

If you are interested in purchasing a fruit tree click HERE. Please contact Lesley Prochaska with any questions at geodame@hotmail.com.

OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS.

ENTRY DEADLINE: Submit to front office at either Patton or Carrollton Campus by Monday, December 11.
The yearbook committee would like to feature a piece of student artwork in a place of prominence in the 2016-17 yearbook.  Finalists will be selected by the yearbook committee.

REQUIREMENTS:
Drawing must be done on a vertical piece of 8.5" x 11" paper.
It can include pictures, words, or phrases, but MUST be school appropriate.
Your art must in some way represent Lycée school spirit.
Artwork may be done using paint, pencils, markers, and/or crayons.
Artwork cannot include 3D elements.
All submissions must be an original design by the student.
Please be careful not to crease, fold, or tear your artwork.
Please double check for misspelled words prior to submitting.
Please include your name, grade, and homeroom teacher on the BACK of your artwork in the lower right hand corner. Entries with names on the front will, unfortunately, be disqualified in order to ensure a fair selection process.

Thank you to all who have already donated to the 2017-2018 Annual Giving campaign. We have reached 10% of our $40,000 goal, and we still need your support.

Donations to the Annual Giving campaign 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

WHO: All Lycee Students and Families
WHEN: Now Through December 26th, 2017
WHAT: We'd love your help in raising funds for Lycee this holiday season by purchasing Honey Baked Ham gift cards.  The school gets 20% off gift cards ordered online through this link:  honeybakedfundraising.com/fundraisers

Our annual Wing Night competition will be held at the Patton Campus on Wednesday, November 15 at 7:00 PM. All dads are encouraged to participate in our Sauce Contest - bring a tasty wing sauce of your making, and see if you can dethrone last year's champion. We will also discuss our plans to support the Marché d'Hiver which falls on December 2 this year.



Did you study in France ?
 
You want to share your experience with new students or with professionals who, like you, studied in France ?
 
Join us at the launch party of the network France Alumni Louisiane !
 
This event is organized by the Consul General of France on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 18:00 to 20:00. 
 
Please, follow the link to register :
 
See you on  November 14th, 2017 at the Residence 2406 Prytania Street, New Orleans

Save the Date for L'Extravagance!
The Spring gala will take place Sunday, March 4, 2018 at Generations Hall.
Patron Party: 5:00 PM- 6:00 PM
Main Event: 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Call for volunteers interested in joining the planning committee! If you are interested in helping secure sponsors, restaurant sponsors, silent auction donations and entertainment please contact Sophie Pena Uijttenboogaard at spenau@lfno.org.

For those interested in helping solicit items for the silent auction please contact Jennifer Teague ( jennrj73@gmail.com) or Tara Richard ( trichard71@gmail.com)  
*More information to follow*

L ittle Free Pantry:
One of our Lycée parents has started a great community project, The Little Free Pantry, and we hope all our families will consider participating!  The bright red box is on the corder of Claiborne and Jena Street. For more information about donation items click the following link:  bit.ly/2z7L8tm

 
Ochsner + ADL Event:
Sponsored by Anti-Defamation League and  Ochsner Hospital for Children,  Join Us for a New Parent Lecture Series  Addressing Relevant Topics Related to Bullying and Bias.  Talking To Your Children About Hate In the Media  Presented by Jinnie Spiegler,  National Director of Curriculum, Anti-Defamation League.

WHEN: Tuesday, November 14th, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
WHERE: Ochsner Academic Center for Excellence
Classrooms 1 & 2
1401 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA 70121

RSVP by visiting:  ochsner.org/ADL

Fall Fête
Presented by Audubon PTO! Saturday, November 11 at Danneel Park (Corner of St. Charles & Octavia. 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM. Live entertainment: Kermit Ruffins, Sweet Crude, Brass-A-Holics and much more. Fun. Food. Crafts. Spirits.

Zachary Richard: Cajun Heart - New Orleans Premiere
A documentary of the history of the Cajun people starring international singer and composer Zachary Richard, makes its New Orleans premier on Thursday, November 16 at 7 P.M. at the Ursuline Academy Auditorium, 2635 State Street. For more information click HERE. To purchase tickets: www.cajunheart.eventbrite.com
calendarMark your calendar...
  • Thanksgiving Break: November 20th - 24th. No School.
This is NOT a complete list of school events.


Did you know?
The first public screening of a movie was by French brothers Auguste and Louis Lumière on 28 December 1895 - they used their invention the cinématographe (hence 'cinema') to show 10 films of about 50 seconds each at the Salon Indien du Grand Café in Paris. 


By using refillable water bottles, our staff and students have saved a total of 78,005 from the landfill.
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