Lusher Letter November 30, 2020

Families, please refer to our school's communication policy for appropriate expectations regarding family-school communication. Teachers and staff feel a strong responsibility to respond to emails in a timely manner, but are struggling under the weight of so many queries around the clock. If attempts at resolution fail, please contact an administrator for assistance: janine_murry@lusherschool.org (grades K-2); linda_clogher@lusherschool.org (grades 3-5); or Principal Janis_rice@lusherschool.org
Before you turn the corner at carpool time, PLEASE help us all by checking the above list is complete. We thank all the drivers (and walkers) who already wear masks as they approach the school. Our staff appreciates your consideration for their health and safety.
Are you guilty of doing this before carpool begins each morning or afternoon? Please alleviate the stress of our staff and neighbors by circling the block until carpool actually begins. That's 7:50 am and 3:30 pm. Thank you for your cooperation.
Wondering what this room parent thing is all about? Want to help out a teacher? Consider being a room parent. Join us for a virtual information session on Room Parenting. Tuesday, Dec. 1, 6pm. Link to join the meeting is here. Let's explore ways to support our amazing Lusher teachers! Click on this link NOTE: We are looking for just the right person to fill the important role of Room Parent Coordinator for next school year. It's a rewarding role; you meet lots of new faces and experience the gratification of helping our teachers in meaningful ways. Contact hematthews@hotmail.com for more info.
2nd grade students decorated a thank you card for their teacher.
Third Grade Social Studies classes have been learning about the challenges facing Louisiana's wetlands and how coastal land loss is affecting communities. They read a news article about Isle de Jean Charles, a sinking island in Terrebonne Parish, home to members of the Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw Tribe, who may soon be forced to relocate. Ms. Dayeh's Homeroom recently had an opportunity to talk with Tribe Chief Albert Naquin via Zoom. Students asked Chief Naquin questions about his tribe history, plans for the future, and how his community was impacted by Hurricane Zeta.
Our Lusher office staff show their Black and Gold pride!
NASA challenge Moon Pod Essay-- NASA is taking remote learning to the Moon! 2020 has been a year of working and living at a distance. Now consider what it might be like if you were living with a pod of astronauts 250,000 miles from Earth. Your challenge is to imagine leading a one-week expedition at the Moon’s South Pole – with the whole world cheering you on. Tell us about the types of skills, attributes, and/or personality traits that you would want your Moon Pod crew to have and why. How many would be in your pod? And of course you’ll need high tech gear and gadgets! In your essay, also describe one machine, robot, or technology that you would leave on the lunar surface to help future astronauts explore the Moon. Your entry must meet these requirements: Grades K-4: Essay, up to 100 words Grades 5-8: Essay, up to 200 words Grades 9-12: Essay, up to 300 words Please DO NOT put your name in your entry For all entry requirements and judging criteria please read the RULES Click HERE for more information. Submissions are due on December 17th.

Note from Nurse Jo: I wanted to share some non-COVID health information with you. Molluscum Contagiosum is a relatively common viral skin infection that can affect children and adults. A representative at DelRicht Research and Audubon Dermatology reached out to me and wanted me to share this study information with the Lusher community.

Molluscum Contagiosum Study

  • Medication: Topical Gel applied once daily for 12 weeks
  • Duration: 6 in-clinic visits and 3 telephone visits over the course of 6 months
  • Dermatologists: Dr. Sarah Jackson & Dr. Deirdre Hooper of DelRicht Research and Audubon Dermatology
  • Location: 3525 Prytania St, Suite 321, New Orleans, LA 70115 (Touro Medical Office Building)
  • Time & Travel Compensation: $50 per in-clinic visit, $10 per phone call
  • Inclusion Criteria: Must be over 2 years of age; Must have between 3-70 molluscum lesions (spots)

FREE Lunch for Students: The state is now allowing FREE lunch for every student. The meals will be processed through the Summer Food Service program. By running it through this program, all students can pick up their meals at any school. (The student does not have to go to the school they are enrolled in.)

A handy spot on the school website, here, addresses your Covid-related questions. Resources include tech tips, mental health resources, distance learning plans, and much more.

NOLA Public School established partnerships with Ochsner and Children’s Hospital/ LCMC. For information on Rapid Covid Testing for students, click HERE.

Lusher Letter Submissions: Please e-mail lisa_collins@lusherschool.org with school-related news and photos. Submissions must be ready for print. Pictures of school events are welcome, though we can’t promise to include everything that’s submitted. Deadlines are Thursdays at 8 pm.

Moved recently? Contact info changed? If so, please contact liz_laufer@lusherschool.org (Willow campus) or cynthia_lejeune@lusherschool.org (Freret).

Lusher Charter School does not discriminate in the rendering of services to, or regarding employment of, individuals because of race, color, religion, sex, gender, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis.

Lusher Strategic Planning - Vision for Impact In 2030, Lusher Charter School is nationally recognized for its holistic educational excellence offered in beautifully renovated historical buildings with spaces that complement the diverse interests, talents and backgrounds of more than 2,000 students in its K-12 program. The school collaborates with its students, teachers and families, as well as external partners. Through the arts, deep learning experiences, research-based instruction and development of character, Lusher’s model develops successful alumni who are productive, creative, responsible and kind contributors to communities across our ever-changing world.