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Bonjour, Lycée Family!
The La Liaison team has been working with our administration on Teacher & Staff Appreciation. If there is anything that homeschooling has showed us (in case we didn’t know it already), it is that our teachers, school leaders, faculty and staff are HEROES. We are excited to announce the plan to celebrate our incredible school team and know you are too!
The “usual” Appreciation Week looks different in these unusual times. Be sure and read through each of the carefully thought out ways families can participate to show our love and support for each member of our LFNO team and family. With each activity and chance to participate, we ask that social distancing and guidelines for public gathering be respected. There are many members of our school community with pre-existing conditions who are most vulnerable. Please keep everyone safe.
In addition to the Appreciation we show our school, La Liaison is grateful to each homeschooling parent, grandparent, guardian, and friend who are making it possible for our children to continue their education during isolation. Merci beaucoup!

Sunday, May 24th: Murales à la Craie

Bring on the Sidewalk Chalk! We have all seen the beautiful artwork being created in our city and across the nation (and on Pinterest) – this is our opportunity to create works of chalk art for LFNO! On the designated areas listed below, families are invited to create art or write words of thanks on the sidewalk and parking areas with sidewalk chalk. This creative endeavor will allow us to publicly express our love and gratitude to our school and its community of people. An announcement will be made to the LFNO community so that the artwork and words of thanks may be viewed via drive-by, on foot or bike. And of course, please take pictures to share!

  • Patton Campus: Patton Street – sidewalk and parking areas from the sidewalk abutting the playground wall to the carpool gates
  • Johnson Campus: Monroe and Hickory Street sidewalks by the Johnson building and garden

Note about Designated Areas: These areas are publicly accessible and have been designated with the understanding that we will be respectful of LFNO’s neighbors and our school buildings. Artwork and words of thanks should stay on the ground (not the buildings) and within the set areas. We are grateful for this opportunity to show our school spirit to our educators as well as New Orleans and wish to be able to do so again in the future.

Monday, May 25th: Boîte aux Lettres (de Carpool), 10:00am – 12:00pm

Carpool Mailbox! As we head into summer, let’s show our appreciation by filling up teachers, faculty and staff “mailboxes” with thanks and encouragement. Your thoughtful words and those of your child are so important in lifting up our educators. Whether expressed in a letter or note, drawing or photograph, the greatest gift we can give each other is care and kindness.

From 10:00am – 12:00pm on Monday, May 25th, the carpool lanes at Patton and Johnson will be open for families to drop of Letters, Drawings and Pictures into designated “Mailboxes.” A few PTO Members will be on site for the collection and will bundle items to distribute (adhering to social distancing guidelines, of course).

Note about Carpool Mailbox: Because buildings are closed, we cannot guarantee letters sent via USPS will reach us for distribution. If you are unable to bring your letters, etc., during this time, please reach out to other members of our community who may be able to bring them for you or respond to the La Liaison FB thread for guidance. Additionally, please see below for information regarding gifts.

Friday, May 8th – Wednesday, May 20th: Cadeaux (Gifts)

PTO PayPal:

The families of LFNO have always been generous in their gifts during Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week. After much discussion with administration about how best to help families with gifting to their teachers and other LFNO team members, the PTO has elected to collect monetary donations for gift cards via the PTO PayPal account. Donations will be collected from Friday, May 8th through Wednesday, May 20th. Contributions will be used for gift cards that will be given to all teachers, faculty and staff in expression of Appreciation for everything they do.

These gift cards will be given from all LFNO families – gifts of any amount are optional and will be given from our community as a whole. If you are unable to access PayPal, please reach out to PTO Vice-President, Jill Holland and cc Treasurer Lisa Soto

La Liaison understands that this is a very different approach than what has been done in the past. The spread of COVID-19 was considered in making this decision regarding gifts. Additionally, much discussion was given to the logistics of distributing items of bulk, delicacy or which are perishable as we social distance and as many teachers and staff return to their home countries. Thank you for helping to make this time of Appreciation safe and possible for all.

Our PTO looks forward to returning next year with new ideas for how we can express our gratitude.

Digital Photograph Collection, VIDEO: Due Date – Friday, May 15th

The PTO needs your help. We are working on something to help express our thanks and gratitude to our teachers. We are looking for PICTURES ONLY of your students in their new learning environments. A couple of requirements and ideas:

  • Pictures should be horizontal/landscape (not vertical)
  • Pictures: Students can do an activity assigned by the teacher (baking, art project, exercise, school work on the computer), hold up hand drawn sign, saying: thank you, we miss you, you rock, etc
  • Label files with your students grade and teacher in the file title
  • Upload to the following folder by end of day Friday, May 15th:

We will use as many pictures as we possible but cannot promise everything submitted will be included.

By uploading a file, you are giving consent for the picture/video to be used and shared on the school’s public-facing social media platforms. I will not be able to confirm that everyone has a photo release approval on file with the school, so I am taking it at face value that by providing a picture you are giving permission for its use.

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Merci for an unforgettable Marché

Thank you, to all those who organized, volunteered, contributed in countless ways, and came out to Marché in support of the PTO and their incredible efforts on behalf of our students. It was a fun day, and it was energizing to see all the joy, on and off stage. Even the sun joined in and shined on us!
Community is a powerful word, and this event is another reminder of how inspired and inspiring our community is, of how we connect to create meaningful memories, and of how far we can go when we go together. For Lycée and our students, possibilities are endless, and all of this is thanks to you!
Here’s to always having loving ways and perfect days!

Calling all parents!

Calling all Parents!!! Consider Running for the PTO Board—APRIL 25 DEADLINE

Are you interested in getting more involved at Lycée? Would you like to help build community and raise money to support your child’s school? If so, please consider running for La Liaison’s board of directors for the 2017–18 school year. Board membership is open to any parent or guardian at Lycée. The board of directors serves from June–June, overseeing the PTO for the summer before and through the academic year. Officers attend monthly board meetings and quarterly general meetings. They coordinate and implement a variety of community-building and fundraising events throughout the year.

The Nomination Process

If you are interested running for the board, please write a brief bio (250 words maximum), indicating the position you are interested in. You will be receiving more information from your room parents. Send your bio to

The deadline for nominations is April 25—the day of the next general meeting of the PTO.  Candidates are encouraged to speak briefly at the meeting about why they would like to serve on the board. If a nominee cannot attend the meeting, his/her bio/questionnaire will be read to the meeting attendees. Nominations will also be allowed that evening.

Marché d’Hiver 2016

The Marché d’Hiver, La Liaison PTO’s annual holiday-themed winter market, is this Saturday, December 3 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the Priestley Campus, 1619 Leonidas Street. Please join us for a fun-filled day full of cake-walks, holiday shopping, tasty food, and friendly faces.
Click this link for important information about Marché d’Hiver, including ticket details and volunteer opportunities. Please give it a look.

Lycée Français swag!

Lycée Français t-shirts are back due to popular demand! Shirts will be available for pre-order now through November 18 to be available for pick-up at the annual Marché d’Hiver on December 3. Shirts will also be on sale at the Marché. However, La Liaison cannot guarantee additional sizes and styles to be in stock at the Marché.

In addition to shirts, tumblers and aprons are also available for purchase. To order, visit or complete this order form and return to the front office at Patton or Carrollton no later than November 18, 2016.

The shirts feature the celebrated Simon logo on the front, and the names/logos of our generous sponsors on the back. The shirts are available in royal blue or white.  Students will be allowed to wear the shirts to school on spirit days throughout the year.

The shirts are all Bella or Canvas brand, which have been used for the past two years for their softness and comfort. The ladies style is v-neck & runs small. The remaining shirts are unisex crew neck style. There are short sleeve & long sleeve options.

The adult and youth aprons have pockets & also feature the Simon design. Aprons are available in royal blue or white.

The tumblers are 16 ounces.


Please contact Jennifer Teague with any questions:

Funding Factory

Help Lycée Français make our goal while cleaning out your closet and reducing your carbon footprint!
By recycling laser cartridges and other small electronics, Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans will become one step closer to our goal of $5,000.00 to purchase new technologies for your child’s school!

We have had a lot of success using Funding Factory to keep electronic equipment out of the environment and also to help fundraise for the school, but a great way to expand this effort would be to help us get businesses involved. Please ask a business that you are familiar with (possibly your workplace or a business you frequent often or have a relationship with) if they currently recycle old electronics and printer cartridges. If they do not, sign them up for Funding Factory! It’s very easy to do – they will be able to order supplies such as labels and boxes, and simply send off their recycles directly from the business.

For a direct link to Lycee’s specific fundraising site, go to
From this site you will be able to order labels and track our goal.

For information about supporting Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans as an individual or business, contact Darleen Mipro at or Michelle Elise at

Community members and local businesses are asked to donate their empty laser cartridges in the marked collection bins located under the staircase next to the office.

About Funding Factory: Since its inception in 1997, FundingFactory has provided $31 million in funding to more than 50,000 schools and nonprofit organizations across the United States, and saved 39 million pounds of waste from landfills. FundingFactory is a free recycling fundraiser for schools, nonprofits, and charities. Participating organizations can earn points redeemable for cash or products by recycling used inkjet and toner cartridges, cell phones, and small electronics collected from their communities and supporters. FundingFactory is a program of Environmental Reclamation Services, LLC, a Clover Technologies Group company. Headquartered in Erie, PA, ERS is an R2-certified, ISO 14001-2004-certified company

A note from La Liaison about the Pelicans Game


If you have purchased a ticket with us, please head to Meeting Room A&B at the Smoothie King Center. The Meeting Rooms A&B are located on the West Side of the Smoothie King Center at Ground Level. This is located where our old Box Office used to be and when you arrive you can ask an Usher to point you in the right direction!

Please plan to arrive by 3PM. We will have a photo backdrop provided for when Alexis Ajinca arrives for everyone to get a photo with our French Player. We will also have a small gift for each person in the Meeting Rooms for when you exit the building and go back out to our Pelican Fest with live music! Please only take one per person. The event is expected to last from 3PM-4PM.

Post-Game Photo Opportunity! Please head to Section 114 on the concourse level with 2 minutes left in the 4th quarter to meet your group for our post-game photo experience. You will need to check in with our Pelicans Representative stationed in 114 and tell them you are with our French Americna Night. We will then escort the entire group to the court to take a group photo under the baskets with members of our Pelicans Dance Team and our French Flag!

Friendly Smoothie King Center Reminders:
Bags are restricted to one (1) bag no larger than 14x14x6 per person
Outside food and drink is prohibited
No video cameras or professional cameras with lenses longer than 6″ are allowed. Flash photography is only allowed when play has stopped.

Thank you for coming and please call 504-593-4743 with any questions. Merci beaucoup!

Pelicans Game, January 25, 2015

It’s French American Night with the Pelicans! Please join La Liaison PTO on January 25 for a night of basketball and an opportunity to meet Pelicans center Alexis Ajinca. Please wear this year’s new blue Lycée t-shirts!

La Liaison will have a meet & greet with Alexis Ajinca. The meet & greet is scheduled for 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM before the game in one of the private meeting rooms. The game will begin at 5:00 PM. Everyone can get a post-game photo opportunity on the court to finish off the night!

Click here to purchase tickets online. The special offer code is “French”. Please email if you have any questions. The Pelicans recommend purchasing tickets in advance.

LFNO T-Shirt Order Form

By popular demand, La Liaison will be selling school logo t-shirts!  T-shirts must be pre-ordered. and sales will end on November 21, 2014. The t-shirts may be picked up at the Marche d’ Hiver on December 6.   Students will be allowed to wear the shirts to school on spirit days throughout the year. The royal blue shirts will feature the LFNO logo created by Simon.  

 Please be aware that the ladies fitted shirts (v-neck) run small.  The remaining shirts are unisex crew neck shirts. The Youth Sizing Chart is as follows:

  • Youth sizes: S(6/8), M(10/12), L(14/16)

If you prefer to pay by mail, please send the check made payable to La Liaison with the specific t-shirt order to 1834 S. Jefferson Davis Pkwy, New Orleans, La. 70125. Please contact Meredith Pinkerton with any questions: T-shirts can be ordered through either the eventbrite or by printing and mailing in this T-shirt Order Form.

Enjoy ice cream tonight and support La Liaison!

This evening La Liaison is hosting a family night at Baskin Robbins. Stop by the Baskin Robbins in Mid-City at 406 North Carrollton from 4-10PM and enjoy a sweet treat while supporting Lycée! A percentage of sales will go toward La Liaison.

PTO General Meeting Tonight, August 26 6:00PM

Tonight is the La Liaison’s first meeting of the year! Come sip some wine and mingle with parents and teachers at 6:00PM. The general meeting starts at 6:30PM. There will be an introduction to the Dad’s Club, some great information on how to stay free from lice throughout the year and much much more! This is a great opportunity to meet other parents at school and to learn about how you can be more involved at Lycée Français! Please see the agenda below. 

La Liaison General Meeting Agenda 08-26-14