Lyndale News

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Back-to-School Information
Monday, August 06, 2018 3:35 PM

Welcome Back Letter and Classroom Placement
Please be on the lookout for an official “Welcome Back Letter” from Lyndale Community School sometime during the week of August 13th. This letter will contain information regarding our Back to School Open House, scheduled for Thursday, August 23rd, from 4:30 – 6:00 pm. Furthermore, this mailing will include details regarding the classroom placements of your student(s) and the suggested school supply list.

Transportation Information Postcards
We have been informed by Steve Crenshaw, our School Safety Transportation Manager, that postcards containing transportation information will be put into the mail at some point during the week of August 13th. These postcards will tell you what bus your student(s) is riding, along with where and when they will be picked up/dropped off. If you notice any major discrepancies on your postcard, please do not hesitate to contact John in the Main Office at 612-668-4000.

Update on Building Projects at Lyndale
Friday, August 03, 2018 2:15 PM

Here's an update on several in-process building projects at Lyndale School.

Media Center
After many years of advocacy, the carpet in the Media Center is being replaced! This much needed renovation to the epicenter of our school community will take place in two phases:

  • Phase One (Mid-August) – The main floor of the Media Center will be torn out and replaced with the same patterned carpet squares that are currently in the Main Office.
  • Phase Two (Late October) – The “Pit” and staircase to the second floor will be replaced with customized carpeting over the MEA break. These pieces need to be cut and fashioned in order to fit the unique areas within our space.

We are very excited to see how these aesthetic updates will add to the environment and atmosphere of our learning space and look forward to its completion at the end of October.

Rubber Mulch Replacement (Playground)
The rubber tire chips on the playground are being removed and will be replaced using engineered wood fiber. The project will begin in early August and is scheduled to be complete prior to our first day back with students (August 27th). More information on this environmental initiative can be found on the Minneapolis Public Schools Rubber Mulch Replacement Project webpage.

Painting Updates
The majority of the interior of our building, as well as some portions of the exterior, have been repainted. Funds for this upgrade were made available through a grant that expired on June 30th, 2018. As a result, some classrooms and areas on the outside of our building were left incomplete. We are in the process of securing work orders to complete this work, however, the financial reality of the Minneapolis Public Schools may prevent this work from happening in the near future.

Summer Play Dates Start Saturday, June 23
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 4:30 PM

The PTO hosts informal play dates for incoming families to meet up over the summer. This is a great school tradition to build community before the school year begins. All are welcome! Look for the Lyndale lawn signs/Lyndale t-shirts as a place to gather and be introduced to others. This year's Summer Play Dates are:

  • Saturday, June 23rd at 10:00am at Painter Park
  • Saturday, July 28th at 10:00am at Painter Park
  • Thursday, August 16th at 5:30pm at Painter Park


Principal's Corner
Friday, June 08, 2018 9:00 AM

Dear Families:  It's hard to believe that the end of the 2017-2018 school year has arrived.  More...

5th Grade Recognition
Monday, June 04, 2018 10:00 AM

Congratulate a 5th grader! The 5th Grade Recognition event is Thursday, June 7. 

Fun outdoor volunteer opportunity!
Saturday, May 26, 2018 9:55 PM

Volunteers are needed to help with the 4th/5th grade biking unit May 29th - June 8th. The times are 8:30 - 9:45 and 9:45-10:45 roughly. Volunteers help get the bikes on and off the trailer, help students get helmets on, help students find the right size bike, help beginners with biking skills, and possibly go on a bike ride off school campus. If you think that is something you would like to do please contact Ms. Engelken or Ms. Grimes at and

School of Excellence Community Celebration on Monday, May 21, 5-6:30pm
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 9:45 AM

Join us for a Community Celebration of our MESPA School of Excellence Award!

School of Excellence Community Celebration
Monday, May 21, 2018
Lyndale School Playground

There will be music, snacks & light refreshments, and fun! Celebrate and socialize with the Lyndale School Community and see the Hands Across Lyndale art installation on the playground. Everyone is welcome.

Students are celebrating the award with activities during the school day, including learning fun facts about the history of Lyndale, creating classroom time capsules, and participating in the Hands Across Lyndale art installation.

There will be an all-school photo on Monday, May 21 -- students, remember to wear Lyndale blue!

Read more about MESPA School of Excellence Award and May 2018 celebration activities

Walk or Bike to School on Friday May 11
Tuesday, May 08, 2018 11:30 AM

Lyndale Community School will celebrate Walk or Bike to School Day on Friday, May 11!

The Pleasant Pathway will run as usual - regular education buses will drop students at the corner of 38th and Pleasant, where they will be met by Lyndale staff and walk together down Pleasant Avenue into school. Parents and children who don't take the bus can also join the Pleasant Pathway.

PTO Meeting TONIGHT, May 7, 6-7:30pm
Monday, May 07, 2018 6:50 AM

Hope you can make it to the last PTO meeting of the school year.  The agenda includes:

- Budget updates for Lyndale and the district
- PTO letter to district re: school board amendment modifying budget for high schools and middle schools
- Committee updates and upcoming events

Interpreters and child care provided.

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