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Visit Our Schools Month: Oct. 15 - Nov. 7
Monday, October 24, 2016 2:15 PM

Join us for Visit Our Schools Month open houses at Lyndale School!

If you have never been inside a Minneapolis Public School, now you’re invited. For the first time, MPS is hosting “Visit Our Schools Month.” From Oct. 15 to Nov. 7, our elementary schools will give guided tours to anyone from our community who wants to know more about our story.
The story of MPS is one of laughter in school hallways and learning in our classrooms. Good things are happening here and we’re eager to tell you about them. Whether you’re deciding where to enroll your child for kindergarten, you’re a current MPS parent, or you have no school-age children but want to see what’s happening in today’s public education, we will warmly welcome you.
Tour our Pre-K-8 schools during "Visit Our Schools Month" on the following dates:
Saturday, Oct. 15, 9:30 a.m.–noon
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 10:30 a.m.–noon
Tuesday, Oct. 25, 10:30 a.m.–noon
Tuesday, Nov. 1, 10:30 a.m.–noon
Tuesday, Nov. 1, 4–6 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 7, 10:30 a.m.–noon
Interested in a tour of Lyndale school, but can't make these dates? Give us a call and we'll set one up for you! 612-668-4000
Visit the Minneapolis Public Schools website for more information, including information on middle and high school open houses this fall, at:
Habanero Tacos food truck at Lyndale today, 3:30pm-6:30pm
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:00 AM

Habanero Tacos food truck will be at Lyndale School today from 3:30pm to 6:30pm. Do you have a parent-teacher conference tonight? Lucky you! No conference? Stop by for an easy and delicious start to the long weekend! See you there.

PTO Meeting, Thursday, Oct 13, from 6:00 - 7:30pm
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 2:00 PM

October Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) Meeting
Thursday, October 13 from 6:00 - 7:30pm

Everyone is welcome to come and be part of the parent group that supports our school and our teachers.

Meeting agenda includes:
- Guest Speaker Associate Superintendent Ron Wagner
- Fundraising update
- Principal's Update

Child care and interpreters provided. Feel free to come late or leave early if you have conferences that night. Hope to see you there!

Box Top Deadline Coming Up!
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 1:45 PM

If you have been saving up your box tops, please turn them in this week for the Fall submission. Don't forget to put your box tops in a bag or envelope with your child's name and room number on it -- we are going to be tracking box tops and the class with the most will get a popcorn party later in the year!

The box tops team could use some help counting up all of those box tops:
- Tuesday 10/18 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.: Meet on the stage in the Lyndale School lunchroom to sort and count box tops. There will be coffee and treats.
- Saturday 10/22 1:00-3:00pm: Meet at the home of a Lyndale family to help count box tops. Kids welcome. Email for more information.
Pleasant Pathway will not run Friday, October 14
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 5:25 PM

The Pleasant Pathway will not run this Friday, October 14. Instead, we'll enjoy our walk to school together on the Pleasant Pathway next Tuesday, October 18.

International Walk to School Day
Tuesday, October 04, 2016 10:00 AM

Wednesday, October 5, is International Walk to School Day. Celebrate the joys and reap the benefits of actively commuting to school - walk or bike!

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!

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