The Principal's Corner

Dear Lyndale Families,

What happened??? I think I speak for us all when I say that January was a unique experience as we transitioned into the second semester with 4 consecutive days of school closures. Looking ahead, the month of February provides us all with multiple opportunities to work in partnership on behalf of the students here at Lyndale Community School.

Reading Takes you Places - The 3rd Annual Lyndale Read-a-thon is a great opportunity for students, families and staff alike to celebrate the act of reading! Be sure to look for informational packets that will be sent out on Friday, February 1 to learn more. As families, you play a pivotal role in your child's literacy development. Listed below are some ways that you can help our Lyndale Leaders form positive relationships with reading during Read-a-thon and beyond:

  • Surround your students with books! Take them to the library, borrow from your friends or ask our teachers to make sure your student has materials that interest them!
  • Create a daily routine where you read to them. Ask your student(s) to read out loud to you. Let your children see you reading for different purposes in different places.
  • Teach our developing readers the names and sounds of letters. Talk about how different combinations of letters create different sounds. Show them how to break up a word into its separate sounds.
  • Talk with your children about the things they are reading.
  • Make reading fun! Allow children to choose their reading materials. Refrain from forcing them to abandon things they like while encouraging them to explore new genres.
  • Help us show the many ways that #LyndaleReads on Twitter (@LyndaleEagles).

National African American Family Involvement Day is February 11. Please join us for breakfast to celebrate National African American Family Involvement Day on February 11, 2019. Come for coffee and donuts, spend time in your children's classrooms and feel free to stay for a special drumming performance by Heart and Soul Drum Academy at 10am.

Date Change - International Night has been moved from February 14 to April 18.

Mark Stauduhar, Principal