The Principal's Corner

Dear Lyndale Families:

We have successfully completed our SY2017-18 Lyndale Community School budget in a manner that ensures the continuation and commitment to our school's mission, vision and values, even though we had $631,000 less than SY2016-17. Please see the minutes from our last Site Council meeting in the March 2017 edition of the Eagle News for details. I would like to thank the members of the Teachers Budget Committee and Mr. Stauduhar for their work and dedication to the budget process.

Also included in the March 2017 edition of the Eagle News is an opportunity for parents to have input on your child's classroom placement for next year. Please complete the form and return it to the office by Friday, April 21, 2017. Your input is important and valuable to us in the very complex process of class assignments for students.

Many of you know by now that my mother has been extremely ill since this past summer and her recovery has been very slow. My mother is 87 years old. I can tell you that because she tells everyone her age! :-) I have tried to balance supporting my mother with frequent visits and being fully present here at school. That task haas been difficult and I have, finally, come to the very sad (for me) decision that I have to have more flexibility to meet the needs of my one and only mother. My last day at Lyndale is Thursday, March 30. Please know that Lyndale has been a very special place for me for over 20 years. It has been a privilege and a pleasure for me to have been a part of the lives of your children. Mr. Stauduhar will continue to provide strong leadership for our students and staff and families. We also anticipate additional administrative support for Mr. Stauduhar. I am confident that Lyndale will remain strong and continue to thrive.

I will miss you all, always.

~Renee James, Principal