The Principal's Corner

Dear Lyndale Families -

The month of November brought with it a number of exciting opportunities and events, and I am continually reminded of how wonderful and vibrant our school community is through the relationships and environments created here at Lyndale.

Give the Max Day was a tremendous success and we should take pride in the fact we were able to raise over $8,000 dollars in a single day! We have currently raised over half of the $20,000 goal set at the beginning of the school year. These funds are used to further improve the quality of the diverse programming available to our students at Lyndale Community School. Throughout the year there are many more opportunities to make a financial contribution to the Lyndale Fund. You can stay up to date by visiting our school website, the Lyndale PTO Facebook page, and our new twitter account (@lyndaleeagles).

Students at Lyndale had the chance to watch a drumming performance on Native American Family Involvement Day; thank you to Assistant Principal Hunter for securing a great ensemble that exposed our students to Native American culture in a fun and engaging way! Our annual Turkey Games brought smiles and laughter to children and adults alike. Turkey Games, STEM Night, and International night would not be possible without the efforts of our teachers and staff. Their work is invaluable in planning and pulling off events our students and families have come to love over the course of time. In doing so, they are demonstrating their continued commitment to our students and their families. We are Lyndale Strong because of them!

Showcase Season is officially upon us, and the 5th Grade team has set the bar high with their performances centered on the development of characters in fiction stories. The 5th Grade Showcase coincided with the second unit in our new literacy curriculum, and enabled students to demonstrate their understanding of literacy standards in fun and creative ways. We are currently in the process of reaching out to our community partners to secure wireless microphones for use in our showcases. We are hopeful that this will enhance a long held Lyndale tradition.

Finally, Muffins for Moms is scheduled for Friday, December 8th at 8:00am in the Media Center. This is a special event for our female caretakers that recognizes their contributions to their child’s educational experience. I can say with certainty that I would not be the man I am today without the love of my mother and I look forward to seeing you there! As a reminder, Muffins for Moms is an event for adults only, and is another occasion where you can make a donation to The Lyndale Fund. Breakfast and coffee will be on site, so make sure to sit back, relax, and enjoy the company of our friends and families.

As always, thank you for everything you do to make Lyndale Community School a great place to be!

Mark Stauduhar