Lyndale Community School

The best academic programs honor the contributions and abilities of each individual child. At Lyndale School, our teachers and administrative team recognize this fact and strive to bring individualized attention to every student’s learning experience.

Fall Carnival is Thursday, October 6!
Friday, September 30, 2016 2:00 PM

Come one, come all!! The Lyndale School Carnival will be on Thursday, October 6, from 5:30pm - 7:30pm. This annual event is always a great time for young and old alike.

Tickets (50 cents each) can be purchased the night of the event for games, treats, and raffle entries: 1 ticket for games, 2 tickets for inflatables, 2 tickets for snacks, 3 tickets for the dunk tank. Dinner of walking tacos, vegetarian chili, and salad will be available for $5 per person or $20 per family. The book fair will also be going on during the event, as well as a flu shot clinic.
More than 50 parent volunteers are needed to make our carnival a success. There's still time to sign up for a shift running games, serving food, and more. To volunteer, email and note which shift(s) you'd like to fill:
- 4:30-5:30 set up
- 5:30-6:30 games or food service
- 6:30-7:30 games or food service
- 7:30-8:00 clean up
Once you've signed up, check in at the PTO table outside the multipurpose room at your assigned start time and we will direct you to the area with the most need during your shift. Email for more information, and thanks so much for your help.
Donate raffle items! 
We're looking for good-condition stuffed animals for prizes and gift cards or other small items for the raffle. Drop off your donations at the school office by next Tuesday, October 4. Questions? Email
Parents Stay and Chat, Fri. Sep 30
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 9:00 AM

Meet with Principal Ms. James, Assistant Principal Mr. Stauduhar and other parents for fruit, coffee, and a little social time this Friday morning, 8:25 to 9am. Stop by after student drop-off, joining students on the Pleasant Pathway, or walking/biking to school with your students. What fun!

MPLS Chapter of the Minnesota Council for the Gifted and Talented meeting Sept. 24
Monday, September 19, 2016 1:55 PM

The MPLS Chapter of the Minnesota Council for the Gifted and Talented (MCGT) will hold its first meeting of the 2016-17 school year on Saturday, September 24, 9:30-10:30am at:

Sumner Library
611 Van White Memorial Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN 55411

MPS Advanced Learner Program and Self-Advocacy: How to get your child the help you need
Speakers will include:
-- MCGT President Carol Muleg
-- Elementary School Director Alyssa Polack and Middle School Director Theresa Campbell from the MPS Talent Development and Advanced Learner Department

Child care will not be provided, but kids are welcome. More information about the Minnesota Council for the Gifted and Talented

Curriculum Nights Sept. 19, 20, 21 -- and Family Potluck Socials!
Saturday, September 17, 2016 8:30 AM

Are you curious about the approaches teachers and staff are taking to meet academic standards and make this a great year for your child? Come to curriculum night and you will walk away with a better understanding of the plan for the coming school year. 

New this year: Before the curriculum night for your child's grade, join other Lyndale families for a meal together in the multi-purpose room. Bring a dish to share. PTO will provide beverages, dessert, and other supplies. Dinner starts at 5:30, then drop your children off at the provided child care before heading to the classroom to meet with your teachers from 6:15-7:30.

Monday, September 19
5th Grade & Kindergarten/High5 Family Potluck - 5:30pm (no curriculum night for kindergartenor High5 - just dinner to socialize from 5:30-6:30)
5th Grade Curriculum Night, 6:15-7:30pm

Tuesday, September 20
3rd & 4th Grade Family Potluck - 5:30pm
3rd & 4th Grade Curriculum Night - 6:15-7:30pm

Wednesday, September 21
1st & 2nd Grade Family Potluck - 5:30pm
1st & 2nd Grade Curriculum Night - 6:15-7:30pm

We hope to see you there!

Lyndale School at Nicollet Open Streets
Saturday, September 17, 2016 8:20 AM

Lyndale Community School will have a table at Nicollet Open Streets on Sunday, September 18, from 11am - 5pm. We will be close to 34th St. and will have a cardboard replica of our school to build and decorate, along with tattoos and treats. Please stop by!

Just a few blocks south, at 37th St. (in front of Butter Bakery), you can say hi to to new Minnneapolis Public Schools Superintendent Ed Graff from noon - 2pm. Stop by to hear what he has in store for this school year.