Lyndale News

See the list below for recent Lyndale News postings. Click on the headline to read more details.
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What a great Read-a-thon!
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 5:00 PM

Lyndale Readers, we are so proud of you! Congratulations on a great Read-a-thon!

Lyndale students read a whopping 105,869 minutes during Read-a-thon and earned 5,397 feathers, surpassing the school-wide goal of 5000 feathers. The result? Students got the chance to see Mr. Stauduhar and Ms. Hunter perform silly stunts at Read-a-thon assemblies on February 13. See photos and video of the silly stunts

Lyndale families and friends supported all that reading with more than $13,000 in donations for arts programming during the Read-a-thon. THANK YOU donors for your very generous support of Lyndale students and Lyndale School.

Way to go top readers, top classrooms, and the 55 students who joined the Lyndale Readers Club!

TOP READERS - 1 person per grade
High-5 = Gus and Greg Z. (tied - 520 minutes)
K = Wyatt K. (740 minutes)
1st - Teagan M. (1680 minutes)
2nd - Oliver N. (1773 minutes)
3rd - Graham S.(2490 minutes)
4th - Sam A. (1911 minutes)
5th - Finn M. (2620 minutes)

TOP CLASSROOMS (winners of celebration parties):
High-5 = PM class - average 102 minutes
K = Ms. Anderson - average 152 minutes
1st - Ms. Patterson - average 225 minutes
2nd - Ms. Casey - average 378 minutes
3rd - Ms. Covington - average 330 minutes
4th - Mr. Gau - average 298 minutes
5th - Ms. McKeegan - average 318 minutes

More information and photos available on the Lyndale Read-a-thon page, on the Lyndale PTO Facebook page at, and on Twitter @LyndaleEagles.

Congratulations, Lyndale Students!
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 2:10 PM

Congratulations, Lyndale students, for surpassing the school-wide reading goal! As promised, Mr. Stauduhar and Ms. Hunter will perform a silly stunt at the Read-a-thon Finale school assemblies tomorrow. The votes have been counted, and that stunt will be...Principal Beauty Shop! Top readers and Top Classrooms will also be announced at the Finale assemblies tomorrow!

Donations made online at through Thursday, February 14, will count towards Read-a-thon. Thank you!

It's a good day to READ!
Friday, February 08, 2019 1:00 PM

It might be cold out and school might be closed, but let's make lemonade and take this opportunity to READ! As of Thursday morning the Read-a-thon feather count was 2329! Nice work Lyndale readers! Reading continues through Sunday, so don't forget to log all those weekend reading minutes on the Minute Tracker and let's get to that goal of 5000 feathers!

If you are feeling blue about missing character dress-up day today, turn that frown upside down readers! Book Character Dress-Up day has been rescheduled - you can wear your costume next Tuesday, Feb. 12!

Don't forget that donations can be collected through the weekend. Donors can make payment directly to a student by cash or check OR with a credit/debit card online at Thank you for supporting our students and the arts program at Lyndale!

The Read-a-thon Minute Tracker, Reading Goal/Donation Form, and donations are due back to school on Monday, Feb. 11.
The Minute Tracker form must be returned for a student to be considered for top reader and top classroom awards. Need forms? Forms and more information are available on the Lyndale Read-a-thon web page.

Questions? Contact Sara Weingartner at or Monica McVay at

National African American Family Involvement Day
Friday, February 08, 2019 8:00 AM

National African American Family Involvement Day
Monday, February 11

Lyndale invites families to join us for breakfast to celebrate National African American Family Involvement Day. Come for coffee and donuts, spend time in your children's classrooms, and stay for a special drumming performance by Heart and Soul Drum Academy at 10am.

True Food Taste Test
Thursday, February 07, 2019 2:10 PM

The second True Food Taste Test of the school year is coming up on February 8th! During lunch, all students will have a chnace to try a small sample of our Sunrise Breakfast Grain -- a warm and hearty blend of ancient grains and sweet spices. This recipe is the perfect breakfast item to fuel your body and mind in the morning, or simply warm up on a cold winter day! The goal of the taste test is to get students excited about trying healthy, new foods. Those who try a sample will get a True Food Taste Test Sticker and a chance to enter a contest to rename the breakfast grain for the next time it's on the menu!

For more information and the recipe, visit the MPS Culinary & Wellness Services website

Lyndale GEMS and GISE
Thursday, February 07, 2019 2:00 PM

GEMS - Girls in Engineering Math and Science
GISE - Guys in Science and Engineering

On Saturday, January 26, the Lyndale Robotics team went to the District Exploring Engineering Tournament. They competed against 90 teams from 20 different schools in Minneapolis.

Lyndale teams won several awards at the tournament.

  • The GEMS team Black/White Photos won an award for Research Project and Core Values.
  • The GEMS team Galaxy Stars won a 2nd place trophy in Robot Challenge.
  • The GISE team Power Rangers won 1st place in Design on the Spot Challenge.
  • The GISE team PBS Kids won 3rd place in Design on the Spot Challenge.
  • The GISE team Luna won 2nd place in Design on the Spot Challenge.

Congratulations to all the students in GEMS and GISE for representing Lyndale! Thanks to all of the GEMS and GISE coaches and volunteers for making this program a success!

The Lyndale Reading Eagle is Growing!
Wednesday, February 06, 2019 10:50 AM

The Reading Eagle is growing rapidly around the 1st floor hall as Lyndale students earn feathers for their reading minutes – 1,771 feathers so far! Wow! Students are working hard to reach the 5000 feather goal and it shows. Keep it up, Lyndale Readers!

If students reach the goal, Mr. Stauduhar and Ms. Hunter will perform a silly stunt at the Read-a-thon Finale assembly. It will be a Principal Stauduhar Sundae, Egg Smash!, or Principal Beauty Shop (Silly Arm Swap). Students are voting on their favorite stunt every morning. Stay tuned!

Special reminder: Friday is Book Character Dress-up Day! Students are encouraged to dress up as their favorite book character. No violent costumes/weapons.

Read more on the Lyndale Read-a-thon webpage

Take a Tour of Lyndale
Monday, February 04, 2019 8:40 PM

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!

School Requests for the 2019-2020 school year are due February 15, 2019 (please note the new deadline date).
Minneapolis Public Schools - School Request Center

Fun Read-a-thon Activities This Week!
Monday, February 04, 2019 6:00 AM

In addition to reading and tracking minutes, Lyndale students will participate in some fun Read-a-thon activities this week.

  • DEAR Time: Once a day students will Drop Everything And Read! There will be 15 minutes of DEAR time during every school day this week.
  • The Reading Cove: Students will have a chance to read in the Reading Cove during Media specialist time. The first floor conference room has been transformed into a great place to get lost in a book!
  • Growing the Eagle: Students will fill out eagle feathers for their reading minutes and the feathers will be added to the Reading Eagle in the 1st floor hall. If students reach the school reading goal of 5000 feathers, Mr. Stauduhar and Ms. Hunter will perform a silly stunt at the Read-a-thon Finale assembly!
  • Silly Stunt Voting: Each morning before school starts, students can vote for which silly stunt they would like to see Mr. Stauduhar and Ms. Hunter perform at the Read-a-thon Finale assembly!
  • Book Character Dress-up Day on Friday, February 8: Students are encouraged to dress up as their favorite book character! No violent costumes/weapons.

Read-a-thon Information Packets were sent home with students on Friday, February 1. You can also find the Information Packet on the Lyndale School website. Don't forget -- packets and donations are due back to school on Monday, February 11.

Watch for updates and news right here on the Lyndale School website, on the Lyndale PTO Facebook page at, and on Twitter @LyndaleEagles.

Questions? Contact Sara Weingartner at or Monica McVay at

Reading is Taking Us to New Places at Lyndale!
Friday, February 01, 2019 6:00 AM
The Lyndale Read-a-thon starts today! We're looking forward to 10 days of reading and fun! Check out the Read-a-thon page to get more information and see photos from this fun event.
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