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Back-to-School Night: Lower Campus

Bonjour Lycée Families! 
This year’s Back-to-School night will be a virtual experience with teachers and staff on Thursday, September 30th, from 6:00 – 6:45 PM.

Topic: LFNO:  Lower Campus Back-to-School Night Webinar
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  • 6:00 pm – 6:07 PM General Session for All Lower School Parents
  • 6:10 pm – 6:45 PM   Individual Classroom Teacher Sessions
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Academic Café: LFNO Dual-National Identity

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Whether you have been with Lycée for the past 10 years or just joined the Lycée community this year, this session will help you better understand the school’s complex academic identity: a Louisianan public school and a French school, accredited by the French Ministry of Education.

Some of the questions addressed in this session include:
•What does it mean to be a French-American school?
•What is the difference between a French immersion program and a French accredited school?
•What are the non-negotiable of the French and the Louisiana systems and their impact on academics?
•What does our academic program look like overall from preK4 to 12th grade?
•What are the different pathways in High school?

‘What is Kindness’ – A book published by LFNO 1st graders!

‘What is Kindness?’ written by Madame Salma and Ms. Golden’s first grade class.

We are proud to share with you a book published by Mme Salma’s 1st grade class. The book is the culmination of a month-long lesson examining what it means to be kind to one another. Next year our other ELA teachers would like to make a book with each first grade class with hopes of making it a bilingual effort.  The book is published through a company called ‘Student Treasures Publishing, they send classes all the materials required to write the book and once completed it is submitted for printing and binding. To listen and watch this story being read aloud CLICK HERE.

High School Café Recording 5.4.21

If you weren’t able to attend our Virtual High School Café we have got you covered!
To learn more about our growing High school and our unique academic programming check out this video.
• Learn about our curriculum programming, including our French immersion and French Baccalaureate pathways.
• Hear about the overall high school experience at Lycée.
• Find out more about our facilities and move to the Priestley campus.
The presentation that was shared can be found here:

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2021 Earth Day Projects

Happy Earth Day from all of us at Lycée Fraçais! Featured here are trees and foxes origamis made by one of our 5th grade classes! #earthday

Earth Day Advice!


“Turn out the lights when not in use.” “Doing our part for the planet” – 7C
“Turn out the lights when not in use.” “Doing our part for the planet” – 7D
“Use reusable bags!” “Doing our part for the planet” – 9A

Patton students launched a Reduce, ReUse, Recycling program this week. 
Students are emptying food waste into trash and their empty meal containers are donated to Southern Solidarity and Howling Wolf Den to distribute hot meals to people experiencing homelessness and food insecurity. 

Madame Christine Giat’s class: A display at Johnson Campus, second floor, you will see the work from her 5th grade students about our planet and animals in danger.

AEFE 5th Grade Project: Photos-Mathons

Photos-Mathons is an untranslatable wordplay mixing the words photomaton (photo booth) and maths used as a verb). Students had to create (and give a title) a math word problem (and its explanation) based on a daily life picture (taken by them of course).

Who is the AEFE?
The Agency for French Education Abroad, or Agency for French Teaching Abroad,[1] (FrenchAgence pour l’enseignement français à l’étranger; abbreviation: AEFE), is a national public agency under the administration of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France that assures the quality of schools teaching the French national curriculum outside France. The AEFE has 495 schools[2] in its worldwide network, with French as the primary language of instruction in most schools.

Madame Christine and Madame Severine’s 5th grade class!

In May, AEFE will publish projects from different schools over the country and the classes can try to solve each other’s projects.


Les Vacances de la Famille Jax
Il  y  a  une  famille  de  4  personnes  et  une  chienne.  I ls  vont  dans  un  RB&B.  La  famille  reste  3  j ours.  Ça  coûte  50  euros  pour  une  journée  chaque  personne.  I ls  paient  un  forfait  de  25  euros  pour  l e  séjour  de  l a  chienne.  Chaque  matin,  l a  famille  va  au  restaurant  et  chaque  repas  coûte  13  euros  chacun.  Pour  l e  troisième  j our,  i ls  vont  au  parc.  I ls  paient  32.50  euros  par  personne.  Combien  coûtent  l es  vacances en tout ?

Réponse à l a question: Ça a coûté 911 euros pour toutes l es  vacances.   
4 x 50 = 200 x 3 = 600   
4 x 13 = 52 x 3 = 156   
4X 32.50 = 130 
600 + 156 + 130 + 25 = 911  

ENGLISH: The Jax Family Vacation
There is a family of 4 and a dog. They go to an RB&B. The family stays 3 days. It costs 50 euros for one day per person. They pay a fixed price of 25 euros for the dog’s stay. Every morning the family goes to the restaurant and each meal costs 13 euros. On the third day, they go to the park. They pay 32.50 euros per person. How much is the total cost of the vacation?
Answer to the question: It cost 911 euros for the whole vacation.
Le sport c’est la santé
Vivienne va à la salle de sport, une heure, 6 fois par semaine. Elle passe 20 min sur le tapis roulant et 15 min de yoga et tout le temps qui reste elle le passe à lever les poids. Combien de temps passera-t-elle à soulever les poids en 8 semaines.(Réponse en heures.).

Réponse = Elle a soulevé des poids pendant 20h
60-20-15= 25
25 X 6 X 8 = 1200
1200 : 60 = 20
ENGLISH: Sport is health
Vivienne goes to the gym for one hour, 6 times a week. She spends 20 minutes on the treadmill and 15 minutes doing yoga, and all the rest of the time she spends lifting weights. How much time will she spend lifting weights in 8 weeks (Answer in hours).
Answer = She lifted weights for 20 hours
60-20-15= 25
25 X 6 X 8 = 1200
1200 : 60 = 20
L’énoncé : 
Il y a 24 canapés dans un hôtel. Chaque canapé peut contenir 24 personnes. Les clients s’assoient sur les canapés, en moyenne 10 fois par jour.
En considérant que chaque canapé sera utilisé en totalité (sur ces 24 places), combien de fois les personnes se seront assises sur les canapés en une année ?

La solution: 
D’abord on doit multiplier 24 x 24 pour avoir le nombre de personnes qui s’ assoient. 24×24 =  576 personnes. 
Après on fait 576 x 365 = 210 240 personnes s’assoient 1 fois par jour en 1 année.
Après on doit multiplier par 10 pour avoir combien de fois, ils s’assoient par année.
210 240 x 10 = 2 102 400 
Ces 576 personnes se seront assises 2 102 400 fois en un an.

ENGLISH: The statement:
There are 24 couches in a hotel. Each couch can hold 24 people. Guests sit on the sofas, on average, 10 times per day.
Assuming that each sofa will be used in full (out of those 24 seats), how many times will people sit on the sofas in a year?
First, we need to multiply 24 x 24 to get the number of people sitting. 24×24 = 576 people.
Then we make 576 x 365 = 210,240 people sitting once a day in 1 year.
Then we have to multiply by 10 to get the number of times they sit per year.
210 240 x 10 = 2 102 400
These 576 people will have sat down 2,102,400 times in one year.

L’énoncé : 
Alice va faire une fête autour de sa piscine.
La fête commence à 12h00 et se termine à 14h30.
Elle a invité 27 personnes. 3 personnes ne peuvent pas y aller.
1/9 des personnes invitées arrivent en retard et 5 personnes vont partir à 13h00.
La meilleure amie d’ Alice va arriver à 11:30.
Combien de personnes vont arriver à 12h00 et partir à 14h30?

La Solution:
1/9 de 27 = 27/9 = 3 personnes arrivent en retard. 3+3 = 6 personnes ne seront pas là, ou en retard. 6+5= 11 personnes qui ne participeront pas à toute la fête. 11+1=12 (on ajoute l’amie d’Alice qui est en avance). 27-12=15 personnes seront présentes aux heures demandées. Il y a 15 personnes qui arrivent à l’heure et partent à l’heure.

ENGLISH: The statement:
Alice is having a party around her pool.
The party starts at 12:00 and ends at 14:30.
She has invited 27 people. 3 people can’t go.
1/9 of the people invited will arrive late and 5 people will leave at 1:00.
Alice’s best friend will arrive at 11:30.
How many people will arrive at 12:00 and leave at 2:30?
The Solution:
1/9 of 27 = 27/9 = 3 people will arrive late. 3+3 = 6 people will not be there, or late. 6+5= 11 people who will not attend the whole party. 11+1=12 (we add Alice’s friend who is early). 27-12=15 people will be present at the requested times. There are 15 people who arrive on time and leave on time.
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Lycee Francais Student Shines at Carrollton Boosters League Finals (Soccer)

 Carrollton Boosters Recreational Soccer program for the U13 Girls completed the Spring 2021 season this weekend.  Eva Thacker, a student of Lycee Francais de la Nouvelle-Orleans, shined bright as a determined champion.

  The league was comprised of 89 girls from more than fifteen area schools.  The season ran from the end of January to this past Saturday.

  Eva was a key member of the Ravens -> scoring in the first game of the season.  Eva played wing for the Ravens, making critical runs in the semi final and finals – attacking the goal.  Her discipline and work routines really paid off when it counted.

  Eva served as a team captain over the season a few times.  Leadership is something she is developing.  Playing goalkeeper was something the older girls did not want to do.  Eva took the challenge for the team to demonstrate her leadership.  It’s clear the program you have at Lycee Francais de la Nouvelle-Orleans provides an excellent path for this developing soccer player, and team leader – Eva Thacker.

  As her coach, I could not be more proud of a player’s development in appreciating the game and working to develop her own talents.  I am looking forward to seeing Eva Thacker playing more soccer with you and cheering for Lycee in the next few years!
  Eva is a champion.
-Coach Kevin Wiseman

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Prix de Présence 2020 – Art Exhibition!

Exhibition Statement, PTO Art Show: Prix de Présence Art Exhibition, 2020. Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans.

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” – Pablo Picasso

This exhibition examines a child’s perspective of the coronavirus pandemic. Children of the Lycée community were invited to respond with visual art; drawing, painting, or sculpture, to something they have seen, felt, or experienced during the pandemic. The resulting artwork provides an unfiltered look into a child’s mind and ability to accommodate our challenging contemporary circumstances.2020 has been an unprecedented year in countless ways. Previously unimaginable changes regarding health, education, work, friends, and community have impacted families across the globe. An unexpected and abrupt adaptation is taking place that is new for all segments of society. Allowing the youngest members of our community a safe space to document their experiences through art has the potential to benefit us all. As we navigate a path forward with healing, the visual voices and art of our children provide much to consider. La Liaison is pleased to present an exhibition of children’s artwork that highlights a unique perspective on these months of isolation, social distancing, quarantine.

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
-Maya Angelou”

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Virtual Workshop 5th Grade: “Freedom of speech, Sense of humor, and satirical cartoons.”

Following the tragedy that took place in France after the murder of Samuel Patty, a French history middle school teacher, the AEFE in partnership with “Cartooning for Peace“, has launched a series of workshops to familiarize students with the role of cartoons as political satire in newspapers. The virtual workshop students participated in last Thursday is entitled ” Freedom of speech, Sense of humor, and satirical cartoons.” This event was organized in conjunction with “La semaine des Lycées Français du Monde (the Week of the Lycées Français around the World)”. Thus, all French accredited schools in North America were invited to participate and it was a great honor to have our school represented by two 5th grade classes. Students had the opportunity to ask questions to the French cartoonist. Mme Séverine and M. Abdel created space for engaging discussions with their students before and after the presentation to address any remaining questions.

LISTEN UP! Our Students are singer-songwriters.

We are so proud of our students’ work in Mr. Pascal’s music class! Students both composed and wrote lyrics for each song. UN GRAND MERCI to the Jazz and Heritage Foundation which helped us purchase recording equipment like specialized microphones, headphones, and other technical equipment.

Rainbow is a song wrote by 7A class, about racial justice, they started in October 2019. CLICK HERE

Tepala from 6A class is about suicide prevention and is a beautiful message asking friends to stay on earth with us. CLICK HERE

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Vacation at Home, student projects by Ms. Susy’s Spanish class.

We hope everyone is enjoying the first day of Spring Break! We wanted to share projects from Ms. Suzy’s Spanish class. In this activity students take a virtual trip and describe in Spanish where they went. The activity is called #YOVIAJOENCASA (#travelhome)
Can you guess where each of these students went?


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