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“Featured on the website of the French Embassy in the US for Black History Month, former Lycée parent and the lady who I called “my second mother”, Eartha Kitt was much more than my best friend/sister’s mom. She remains one of the most influential people in my life for her incredible work ethic, moral code, healthy lifestyle, huge heart, kindness, and her lifelong love of learning. She was fluent in French and dedicated to French culture. In the 1960’s, when her daughter Kitt started as a “Lycée Lifer”, Eartha Kitt never failed to perform, entertain, lecture and volunteer her time and resources to our institution and students until much after her daughter graduated. Alumni Kitt Shapiro (formerly McDonald) has also just written a commemorative book called Eartha and Kitt.” – Le Lycée President Clara-Lisa Kabbaz

 

MS Covered seating area

The Middle School is transforming - new covered seating area has just been completed as well as newly paved passage areas. Looking forward to when we can welcome our MS students back in person!

Career Day!  ONLINE this year

Our 9th Annual Career Day will be Thursday, April 1 - ONLINE!!

Each year speakers with different expertise generously share their professional experience and their time with over 240 LyceeLA students (8th-12th grade). 

Throughout the day, students participate in sessions tailored to their career interests. We try to select guest speakers covering a wide span of professional fields, while also trying to vary the participants from year to year. That’s why this year we want YOU! We need 30 to 40 minutes of your time to share your passion via a ZOOM meeting! 

Questions:     Careerday@lyceela.org

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Penpals during Covid - 5th graders  (CM2) in Mme Meurisse's class  wrote to isolated elders in France before the holiday break and their new friends have written back!

"I Have a Dream Foundation" - students with their Christmas gifts

And here are a few photos of the happy faces from the "I Have a Dream Foundation" - and the toys/items they were able to purchase with your generous donations.

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In addition to the Virtual Toy Drive, the Lycee raised $10,200 for the VIRTUAL FOOD DRIVE benefitting the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank! They were so grateful for our donation, that they featured LycéeLA in their recent newsletter: Team #WeFeedLA Spotlight.

In lieu of hosting a Book Drive in the Spring, we will host another VIRTUAL FOOD DRIVE benefitting the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank as that seems paramount for so many families struggling during this challenging time. 

If you would still like to donate books (including text books up to 5 years old), please visit ReBook-It HERE for more information.

2nd grade/CE1 returns to in-person learning!

A refreshing sound of laughter was heard Monday, Dec 2 at the Elementary Campus as we welcomed back 2nd grade (CE1) students. Strict health and safety measures are in place for students and teachers, such as mask wearing, plexiglass dividers, social distancing and colored-penny cohort groupings. Online learning continues for those families in 2nd grade who chose to do so. 

LA Food Bank - Virtual Fundraising

Thanks to everyone's extreme generosity, we beat our final stretch goal for LycéeLA's Virtual Fundraising Food Drive benefitting the LA Regional Food Bank!!!

We raised $10,200 — for families in need! I could not be more proud of our LycéeLA Community! 

Halloween Recap!

Halloween was a great success! Many thanks to all the parent volunteers and teachers who helped make the day as festive as possible! Thank you again to everyone who participated in the Pumpkin Carving Contest. We'd like to give a big shout out to Pacific Palisades Campus parent Noelle Borao who generously curated incredibly thoughtful prize bags for all 15 winners!

Century City Re-opened for In-person Learning

Century City campus just welcomed back K2 and 1st graders on staggered days for in-person learning. Thank you to the amazing Students and Faculty that have made this possible!  

Excellence Major Scholarship

Sarah Monroe, a LyceeLA Lifer (Class of 2013) and recipient of the Excellence Major scholarship is featured in this video:

https://www.aefe.fr/aefe/operateur-du-ministere-de-leurope-et-des-affaires-etrangeres/dispositif-excellence-major

Thank you LyceeLA Community- $225,000 Raised

A huge MERCI to parent organizers Nathalie Rosen and Deb Longua-Zamero for their hardwork and commitment. Their dedication and unwavering focus are inspiring!

...and thank you to all the amazing LycéeLA families, grandparents, alumni, faculty, staff, and sponsors who supported the Casino Lycée Gala! Your generous support for our community exceeded all expectations.

With your partnership, $225,000 was raised for our school, which will help defray the costs already undertaken to (1) ready our campuses for safe re-opening, (2) provide the technical infrastructure for online learning, and (3) provide 2020-21 financial aid to LycéeLA families, especially those impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Thank you again for your care for one another and for helping to keep our beloved community whole.

 

Virtual Halloween Festivities

The Halloween spirit is A..LIVE throughout the LyceeLA community. Pumpkin carving, costumes, scary movie contests are all underway from preschool through 12th grade. Stay tuned for more updates

Pollyanna 2020 Conference

Thank you to all the LyceeLA community who participated in the transformative Pollyanna 2020 conference today. It was full of amazing speakers, and students inspiring actions on diversity, equity and inclusion. https://pollyannainc.org/

Student Leadership Elections in MS & HS- Update

Not only the Presidential elections are taking place soon! LyceeLA high schools Student Leadership Team has been elected. Congratulations to:
Lorraine L. - President
Filipa N.- Vice President
Lila V. - Secretary

Middle School Student Council 2020:

President: Lucia L.
Vice-President: Bardia A.
Secretary: Julian M.
Treasurer: Siena K.

Carlo Ponti and the Los Angeles Virtuosi Orchestra

Theatre Raymond Kabbaz and Le LyceeLA  send warm thanks to Carlo Ponti and the Los Angeles Virtuosi Orchestra for their outstanding first-ever streamed season-opening performance Oct 3. Heartfelt congratulations to the Rising Star solo pianists Ian Park and Jeong-hyun Lim! 
Thanks to the support of our generous donors, a record amount was raised towards music education! 

After School Childcare for K2-2nd grade

Optional, free, after school child care is offered at the Overland Campus for enrolled K2,1st and 2nd graders from 3:30-5:30pm, as well as at the Pacific Palisades campus for 1st and 2nd graders from 3-5pm daily.

Stronger Together

Reminder to please practice social distancing, wash your hands, and wear facial coverings to help stop the spread of co-vid. 

Blueprint for Reopening

Mme Kabbaz discusses changes to the campuses and plans for the Reopening in a video and documentation sent out to families

100% Passage BAC and FAB!!!

Congratulations Class 2018!
Once again, Le Lycée 12th graders had 100% Passage for the BAC and FAB!!!

PowerSchool Update

Le Lycée is implementing a new Student Information System this summer!

Alumni News!

Congratulations to Marissa Bray (Lycée Class of 2014). Cornell University is awarding her one of two "Juliette MacMonnies Courant Prizes for 2018". This is an award in recognition of the most academically accomplished graduating female French major.

REMINDER Vidigami - school photo repository

Vidigami is a secure invite only service that is using your email address as your login. You should have received an email invite from Vidigami to activate your account. All you need to do is to click on the link in the email to set up the password. After that you can go to Vidigami.com to login to your account.

If you need Vidigami to resend the invite please email larson@lyceeLA.org

Look who wrote a book!!

One of Le Lycee’s own, Mr. Steve Frank, has authored a book called 'Armstrong & Charlie'. Congratulations!

 

Promoting Global Outreach

 "The Global Outreach Club" is a Lycée High School student-led group that fundraises and volunteers in support of different organizations each semester. Stay tuned - they will be starting their annual Sweatshirt sale soon!

Learn more about them here.

TV Filming at Le Lycée

French television station TF1 filmed on the Elementary, Middle and High School campuses October 2 through October 5. They made a short-clip and a longer broadcast video. Both are also available on Le Lycée Facebook site.

The station was filming a documentary for their popular program called "50 Minutes Inside" which has been broadcasting since 2006. It airs on Saturdays from 5:55 to 7:50pm and is presented by French celebrities Sandrine Quétier and Nikos Aligas with over 3 720 000 viewers. The program reports on trends, celebrity news, travel and stories of interest. 

 

And the votes are in!

It was a very important week for the Middle School! The students once again participated in that time honored tradition of Student Body Council and elected their representatives: Student Body Council, Class President and Vice-President.

The High School also held elections. Congratulations go to:

President - Milla Ghandour

Vice President - Juliette Cornet

Secretary - Deema Basrawi

"Cheers!"

"The Parent Committee's Happy Hour Social kicked off on September 28 at Bouchon to great success.

Lycée Link

The first edition of the "Lycée Link" - the school's all-school e-newsletter was published today. 

If you have a story or event to share, please let us know.