Lusher Letter March 29, 2021

Spring Break starts this week: There is no school from Friday, April 2, through Friday, April 9. School will resume on Monday, April 12.

Spirit Week: Our Kindergarten to 8th Grade Lusher Spirit Week will be held from April 12-16. More details to come.

Click here to view the pep talk video made by Ms. Lajaunie's 5th graders
Fun Run 2020-21: We are looking forward to the Lusher Spirit Week Fun Run after Spring Break. The run will be held Tuesday, April 13 and Thursday, April 15 at the Willow Street campus. Students will run in their pods around the school during their exploratory time. Sponsorship sheets will be sent home with your child today. Please work on getting those sponsors! Check your email for permission slips, schedules, sponsorship information, and volunteer opportunities. We can't wait to see our littlest lions run with spirit!

Click here for the February is Fabulous Scavenger Hunt Photo Collection

J. and E. Reed made this sculpture of volleyball in clay for Coach D.
"What a Wonderful World!"

Wanted: Crawfish Boil Sponsorship Chair--The Crawfish Boil Committee is seeking a replacement to chair the Crawfish Boil Sponsorship Committee. A framework is in place! Ideal skillset includes being organized, comfortable with Google Sheets, responsive to emails and a love of Lusher! Email the current chair, Kendra Reade, at kendramail@gmail.com for more information or to answer any questions.

Children and their parents and caregivers have been through a lot this year. And there has been plenty of concern – and advice – about how to help our children and ourselves. Join Dr. Koren Boggs from Children’s Hospital Department of Psychology to filter out the noise and focus on what you can do to support your child’s healthy emotional development. Tuesday, March 30, 7-8:00: For parents of school-age and teens: Consider the impact of virtual learning on social development. What can parents and caregivers do to help their children? What can they do to help themselves? Discuss signs of potential problems and how to respond. Sponsored by The Parenting Center, Children’s Hospital New Orleans and the New Orleans Public Library Register here: pmhttps://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMocOGprT8jEt2BaExLC33iINzYyacDUOD_

Our cafeteria staff is providing Grab and Go breakfast and lunch meals that are available for all students free of charge. The lunch schedule is as follows from 9 am to noon: Monday (for Mon & Tues); Wednesday (Wed & Thurs); and Friday (Friday). Please email Chef Harrison chef_harrison@lusherschool.org (504-862-5110 ext.310) and let him know when/if you plan to pick up meals and what days you will do so. He and his staff are trying to plan for what is needed. The menu will continue to be accessible in the link provided in each Monday’s Lusher Letter here.

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.

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).

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