le 2 novembre  2017
Dear Lycée Parent / Guardian,

     I am very pleased to announce that planning is well underway to provide bus transportation to all Lycée families beginning next academic year. The current planning involves establishing pick up points strategically placed throughout the city, much the same way our West Bank bus route operates. Under review is the demographic data of our families to determine the areas of the city with greatest need.  

     Your Lycée Transportation Team is also working closely with the New Orleans Health Department's Safe Routes to School program. The study strives to improve student safety in the blocks surrounding our school campuses. Next week, all Lycée families will receive an email asking that you complete a survey about getting your children to and from school each day. The same survey will ask your intentions relative to using bus transportation next year. The results of the survey will help in many ways to plan for the safety of our students. Please respond to the survey as soon as conveniently possible.

Warm regards,

Keith Bartlett
REMINDER: Parent-Teacher Conferences - Monday November 6th. No School.
In this newsletter...

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

Calling all Artisans/Crafters! If you are interested in having a craft table at our exciting event please email Mary Jackson Lane at (maryjlane@gmail.com)and Kristy Saunders (kristylsaunders@hotmail.com) to receive an application. 

Payment is due on Friday, November 3rd to reserve your spot at the Marche on  December 2nd.

Order Now! 
It's that time of year again - get your awesome LFNO Merch!  This year we've added some great new items - Koozies, Flags and Cooler Bags all perfect for Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest!  You can order your merchandise online at the link below or by turning in the attached form.   This year we are offering red and blue shirts .  The shirts are different brands - for both brands order one size up!

Order here:  bit.ly/2zR1pQu

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

WHEN: Thursday, November 9th, 5-8 PM
WHERE: Blaze Pizza, 5001 Freret St. NOLA
WHAT: Come out to enjoy a crowd favorite at Blaze Pizza and support La Liaison.

Blaze Pizza will be donating 20%  of all proceeds from 5:00 pm-8:00 pm to the PTO. Make sure you bring your flyer or the flyer on your smartphone and tell them you're with Lycee so we can receive the support. Flyers will go out in backpacks next week. Tell your friends and family!!!

La Liaison is looking to reach out to our Lycee families to support their businesses for the upcoming school year. Fill out the form, so we can try to support each other!

Sign up HERE

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.

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*

November 2nd : 6th & 7th grade practice after school until 5:30 at Priestly Campus

November 3rd: 5th, 6th & 7th grade practice after school until 5:30 at Priestly Campus

** Permission slips to walk to Priestly Campus MUST be turned in to Coach Ashley or Coach Ibrahima in order for your child to walk with the team to practice.  Permission Slips can be found in the front office at the Johnson Campus, and/or contact Coach Ashley.** 

ReportCard Activities for Report Card Day:

Vamonos Nola- Report Card Day Camp:  
Ages 3-10 years old. Jr. Counselors Welcome age 11 +
LOCATION: 5818 Perrier St. between Eleonore and Nashville
HOURS: November 6. 8:30am-3:00pm; Before Care 7:30am; After Care to 5:30pm;
COST: $65/day $5 Before Care; $15 After Care.
Register online  HERE and reserve your spot.
Save 10% as a Vamonos NOLA Student with code  STUDENT10.

*Sibling discounts and Free and Reduced Lunch Discounts Available 
Free Family Day Discovering Abstract Art:  
November 4th from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM.    Featuring family friendly entertainment and art activities exploring Solidary & Solitary: The Joyner/ Giuffrida Collection, Presented by The Helis Foundation. Food and drink will be available for purchase. This program has been made possible by the generous support of the Ella West Freeman Foundation, the Selley Foundation and Entergy.

Movies in the Park: 
WHEN: Friday November 3, 2017  Sunset
WHERE: Evans Park -  Soniat street at LaSalle street , 1 block off Freret street
SHOWING:  Secret Life of Pets. 
Concession stand OPEN.  Blankets, chairs, and picnics welcome.

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

Little 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

calendarMark your calendar...
  • November 6: Report card conferences 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Thanksgiving Break: November 20th - 24th. No School.
This is NOT a complete list of school events.

Did you know?
Département d'outre-mer (Overseas departments) - France has five overseas territorial divisions that are outside the European part of the country. All are officially part of France, therefore they are also part of the European Union. These departments are: French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte and Réunion.

By using refillable water bottles, our staff and students have saved a total of 77,652 from the landfill.
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