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  October 2009 printable version

 In Focus   
A New School Year Has Started at the Lycée
On September 3rd and 4th, the Lycée opened its doors for the 74th back-to-school in its history, and the 7th in its new building. The Lycée welcomed a total of 1369 students, out of which 231 were new to the school. For many new students, they are not only starting at a new school, but are new to the city, and even new to the country. A sincere welcome to them and a happy back-to-school for everyone!
> article and slideshow

 In Pictures   
> First day of school
> Sports and Adventure Day
> Volunteers Sign Up at the Welcome Fair
> Fun at the LFNY Summer Camp

Stephan H. Haimo
New chair of the Board of Trustees

"My family has been involved with the Lycée for generations"
> Read the interview

 In Short   
AWARD    Elsa Berry receives the Insignia of Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur
We are proud to announce that on Wednesday, September 23, French President Nicolas Sarkozy bestowed the Insignia of the Chevalier of the Legion of Honor upon Ms. Elsa Berry Bankier, the former Chair of the LFNY Board. The President honored Ms. Berry's achievements as chairman of the Lycée Board for Trustees during more than 10 years. Her enthusiasm and dedication, as he mentioned, led to the building of the new facility and the revamping of the school's mission. Our sincere congratulations to her.
PERFORMANCE    The LFNY Chorus Performs For French President, Nicolas Sarkozy
The LFNY Secondary chorus led by music teacher Rémy Loumbrozo performed on Wednesday, September 23 at a reception organized by the French Consulate at the Manhattan Center. This event featured a speech by French President Nicolas Sarkozy and gathered close to 4,000 people. Our students first sang La Planète Bleue, a song written by alumnus Alain Fournier, and the LFNY Hymn. After the President's speech, they performed a vibrant rendition of La Marseillaise, the French national anthem. It was a great representation of our school that night!
PARENTS    A new team for the Parents' Association (APL)
The Parents Association (APL) has two new co-president this year : Raphaèle Guérin, mother of Malo (CE1 E) and Ilona (GSD) and Pascal Becker, father of Sylvain (Tle S1) and Doïna (1ère L). > Click here to access the list of all members of the APL executive committee and their contact information.
SALE    Get your copy of the 09-10 Lycée Calendar
The traditional Lycée Calendar that benefits the Fall Festival is on sale. This year the calendar showcases beautiful pictures of our school life throughout the year. Get your copy at the 2nd floor reception desk for $10.
CULTURE    Another great year of cultural events lies ahead
Our Cultural Center is back to school too, with a wonderful program including lectures, films and concerts. The year started with a special lecture given by Christine Janin on September 24. A doctor and the first Frenchwoman to reach the summit of Mount Everest, Christine Janin has used her passion, generosity, and graciousness to help sick children through her organization ‘To Each Their Own Everest’ to help build their self-confidence and understand that they can go beyond their potential. A truly inspiring conference. For the rest of the conference program, > please consult our website.
OBITUARY    Former Chairman Paul Windels, Jr. Passes Away
Paul Windels Jr., Chairman of the Board of the Lycée from 1975-1984 and from 1991-1997 died peacefully on Tuesday, September 8th, at age 88. His father, Paul Windels Sr., was among the original founders of the Lycée, and served as a member of the board and as chairman until 1968. Windels Jr. was an alumnus of the Brooklyn Friends School, Brooks School, Princeton University and Harvard Law School, and served for many years as Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Brooklyn Law School, as well. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II and saw combat in numerous engagements, attaining the rank of major. As federal prosecutor in Brooklyn, Windels Jr. attained the position of chief assistant U.S. attorney.
PROJECT    You can still submit your favorite recipe
As mentioned in the last issue of 505 NEWS, the Lycée is creating a cookbook in order to celebrate the amazing diversity within the school and to allow teachers, parents, alumni, and friends to share their recipes from around the world. Recipes are still needed for vegetable dishes, pastas, lamb/beef/pork/veal dishes, soups, and kids' meals. Fill out this online form and email it to cookbook@lfny.org.

> A Beautiful Score... the 74th!

> Daniela Suarez, our gold medal swimmer

> A full summer of service

> Being different


October 1
School Picture Day

October 6, 6pm
Annual Fund Launch

October 7, 7pm
Movie: "Welcome", by Philippe Lioret

October 12
Columbus Day, no class

October 15
UN Day (Primary)

October 17-24
Mid-term break

>>See general calendar


"Men build too many walls and not enough bridges."

Isaac Newton

505 NEWS – Lycée Français de New York – 2009-2010
Head of school: Yves Thézé / Editor: Vérane Fradin-Castelnau vcastelnau@lfny.org / Contributors: Justine Belval, Jennie Cohen, Stephan Haimo, Vivianne Kurzweil, Silvia McCallister-Castillo, Chris Pluta, Daniela Suarez, Jorge Suarez, Yves Thézé, Marie Tollon-Everett/ Translation & proofreading: Nicole Efros, Vérane Fradin-Castelnau, Silvia McCallister-Castillo, Kathryn Morlet, Marie Tollon-Everett / Photography: Marysella Castillo, Marie-Odile Couture, Laurence Dell-Aitante, Vérane Fradin-Castelnau, Isabelle Pitou-Bichard, LFNY, Amy Zuflacht / Technical support: Jon Linn, Netcare.