Lyndale News

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Muffins and Music, Thursday, December 6
Tuesday, December 04, 2018 1:00 PM

Muffins and Music
Thursday, December 6
Breakfast starts at 8:15am
MN Sinfonia and Lyndale Choir Performance starts at 9:30am

Join us for Muffins and Music! This long standing Lyndale event is targeted specifically to mothers and other female care-givers. Please note that this is an event for adults only -- students will be in class as usual and will attend the MN Sinfonia and Choir concerts with their classes. Lyndale families are invited to make a donation to the Lyndale Fund at this event. Donations are optional, but greatly appreciated.

Breakfast starts at 8:15am in the Media Center
Join us for coffee, juice, and a full breakfast in the Lyndale School Media Center. Socialize and connect with others in the Lyndale School community, enjoy student art created just for this event, and learn how you can support your student and the school. Stop by any time during the event (8:15am-9:30am).

MN Sinfonia and Lyndale Choir Performance starts at 9:30am in the Multi-Purpose Room
After breakfast, stay and listen to the MN Sinfonia and Lyndale 2nd & 3rd Grade Choir perform for Lyndale students in the Multi-Purpose Room. The performance usually lasts about an hour.

This music event is one of our terrific and enriching arts partnerships. MN Sinfonia musicians will visit all Lyndale classrooms to talk with students and demonstrate their instruments before the interactive performances in the Multi-Purpose Room. Learn more about MN Sinfonia.

Questions about this event? Call the school office at 612-668-4000

Principal's Corner
Friday, November 30, 2018 8:00 AM

Dear Lyndale Families:  National Gratitude Month is an annual designation observed during November and we have so much to be thankful for when we reflect on the past 30 days at Lyndale Community School!

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5th Grade Showcase - Friday, November 30
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 4:10 PM

Friday, November 30
10am & 2pm
Lyndale Multi-Purpose Room

The 5th grade classes are kicking off this year's grade level showcases with a presentation of the book A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park and a service project idea related to the book.

Open House for 5th Grade Families at Justice Page School
Monday, November 19, 2018 9:55 AM

Come to the Open House for 5th Grade Families at Justice Page Middle School and experience an evening as a future Rhino!

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Justice Page Middle School

This is a great opportunity to learn more about Justice Page School. There will be presentations on middle school topics including advisory, homework, electives, and the tranisition to middle school. You'll also hear course presentations for Social Studies, English Language Arts, Math, and Science.

2018 5th Grade Open House Flyer

Give to the Max Thank You!
Friday, November 16, 2018 12:40 PM


Lyndale Eagle Family,

“Wow!”, “You can’t be serious…”, and “How much did you say?!” are just some of the reactions Sarah and I heard today when informing members of our community how much money we raised during our 2018 Give to the Max campaign.

For those of you who don’t already know, our generous donors shattered our expectations by giving over $11,000 that will be used to support the vibrant arts programming that we at Lyndale Community School hold so dear.

I think it’s safe to say that the experiences children encounter during their elementary years can be carried with them throughout their lifetime. The overwhelming generosity demonstrated by our donors yesterday confirms that we as a collective want all of the students in our building to be provided with the rich and varied educational experiences they deserve.

During the 2018-2019 School Year we are cultivating an attitude of gratitude with our students and staff. In turn, Sarah and I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you on behalf of Lyndale Community School to everyone who helped to make our fundraising goals a reality. We couldn’t do it without you. We can’t do it without you. We are a family. We are Lyndale Strong!

Mark and Sarah

Donate to the Lyndale Community School Foundation
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 10:00 PM

Lyndale Community School is celebrating Give to the Max Day on Thursday, November 15!

Please consider making a donation to support arts programming for Lyndale kids. Funds will support arts enrichment programming including visiting artists, the 3rd Grade Bridges Program with the Children’s Theatre, and instruments for Band & Orchestra.

Last year, Lyndale families pitched in to raise an amazing $8,000! Your donation will help us reach that amount again this year.

Give online at - Lyndale Community School Foundation

Thank you!

Turkey Games is this Thursday, November 15
Monday, November 12, 2018 10:00 AM

Turkey Games
Thursday, November 15

This fun event is a longstanding Lyndale tradition where staff and families come together the week before Thanksgiving for fun, food and games. There will be pizza dinner (donations requested to cover cost), bingo to win a turkey, and other games and activities.

We hope to see you there!

PTO Meeting on Monday, Nov. 5
Friday, November 02, 2018 2:30 PM


Monday, November 5, 6:00 - 7:30pm
Lyndale School Media Center
Childcare and interpreters provided

On the agenda:

  • Justice Page Middle School Principal Erin Rathke -- After a  New York Times article last winter about school discipline in Minneapolis, Lyndale families had questions about the environment at our pathway middle school. Principal Rathke will talk with us about discipline polices, differences in policy for elementary and middle schools, and parent involvement at Justice Page.
  • Parent advocacy -- We recently learned that the district intends to cut busing next year for Lyndale families that live north of Lake Street. This is the busing that we fought so hard to re-instate last year. We will discuss options for advocating to maintain transport for Lyndale families.
  • Committee updates and upcoming events
Take a Tour of Lyndale
Friday, October 19, 2018 8:30 AM

Want to know more about Lyndale? Join us for one of our school tours - see the tour schedule here. Please call 612-668-4000 to reserve your spot as we like to keep tour groups small. Children are welcome!

Save the date and join us on Thursday, January 24 at 5:30pm for our Lyndale Eagle Extravaganza Open House.

Choice cards for the 2019-2020 school year are due February 9, 2019.
Minneapolis Public Schools - School Request Center

Submit an Application for Education Benefits
Monday, October 15, 2018 8:00 AM

We're very excited that Lyndale will continue to be a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) school this year! CEP schools provide school breakfasts and lunches to ALL students at NO CHARGE while they are enrolled in a CEP school during the 2018-19 school year.

We'd like to remind all Lyndale families to submit an Application for Education Benefits (formerly known as the Free and Reduced Lunch form). All families in the district -- even those with students enrolled at CEP schools -- are asked to complete this form, regardless of income or eligibility. The information gathered has an impact on our school budget.

Please complete forms by December 1 to be included in school budget calculations for next school year. You can complete the form online through your SchoolCafe account: Paper applications will also be sent in the mail. You can find more information here: Minneapolis Public Schools Application for Educational Benefits.

Please contact the school if you have any questions. Thanks!

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