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The best academic programs honor the contributions and abilities of each individual child. At Lyndale School, our teachers and administrative team recognize this fact and strive to bring individualized attention to every student’s learning experience.

Letter from Meghan O'Connor Fisher, new Lyndale Principal
Thursday, July 2, 2020 12:10 PM

June 19, 2020

Dear Lyndale Families,

I am thrilled to serve as the Principal of Lyndale Community School. From what I have heard, Lyndale is a fantastic place to work, with an engaged community and vibrant culture. I believe families are the school’s partners in a child’s education and I look forward to meeting you all soon.

For the past six years I have worked at Seward Montessori. I’ve been the Assistant Principal for the last four years and was previously the Admin TOSA for two years. I started my career with Minneapolis Public Schools as an Instructional Leader. Prior to Minneapolis, I taught 4th and 5th grade for Chicago Public Schools and the Renton School District in Washington State.

As for me personally, I was raised in a suburb of Chicago, and I have lived in Minneapolis for the last eight years. My husband and I live in South Minneapolis and have two young boys and our oldest will start kindergarten this fall.

During this next year I have a lot to learn about the Lyndale community:  staff, students, families, the climate and culture of the school and much more. I plan to learn from all of you, as you are the experts on Lyndale.

I believe the 2020-21 school year will be great, and I will ensure all students feel welcome, safe, and able to engage in meaningful learning.

Sincerely,

Meghan O’Connor Fisher
meghan.oconnor@mpls.k12.mn.us

School Supply List Update
Thursday, June 25, 2020 1:40 PM

Lyndale families:

Please note that the 2020-2021 school supply list might look very different than in years past due to COVID-19. Stay tuned! We will post an updated list as soon as it is complete.

Welcome Meghan O'Connor Fisher, new Lyndale Principal!
Friday, June 19, 2020 4:00 PM

Lyndale Families:

Please welcome Meghan O'Connor Fisher, new principal at Lyndale Community School! 

Ms. O’Connor was most recently an assistant principal at Seward Montessori. She has more than 14 years of experience in education, including as an elementary school teacher and instructional leader. Ms. O’Connor shows a deep commitment to supporting students in all areas of their education, from academics and arts to behavior and safety.

Read more in the announcement from Associate Superintendent Ron Wagner

Get help buying food while schools are closed. Apply for Pandemic-EBT by June 30th.
Thursday, June 11, 2020 7:30 AM

Lyndale Families,

On May 28, 2020, Minnesota was approved to offer $325 per child to help buy groceries for families whose children were between the ages of 5 and 18 on September 1, 2019, and received free or reduced-price meals during the 2019-20 school year. All students at Lyndale receive free lunch, which means your family should qualify for these funds. Apply by June 30 at www.mn.p-ebt.org.

To access these benefits, please see the instructions that match your specific situation below.

  • If your family was receiving SNAP or MFIP benefits on March 18, 2020:  You are eligible for these benefits, and $325 per child will be added to your EBT card balance. You do not need to apply for these benefits or take any additional action, as this benefit is automatic.
     
  • If your family received free meals during the past school year and does not receive SNAP or MFIP:  You will need to complete an application for benefits at www.mn.p-ebt.org. When you are approved, you will receive your card in the mail, and you can use it to purchase groceries at any EBT-approved grocery stores. You will receive $325 per child, which will be preloaded onto the card. If you do not complete the short application before June 30, you will not receive these benefits. No social security numbers are required. You only need to provide your child’s date of birth and school, and a parent/guardian’s name, date of birth and home address.

These benefits are available even if your child continued to receive meals through your school. By signing up for these benefits, you will not be enrolling in SNAP, MFIP, free or reduced-price meals or any other program.

If you have questions about requesting or using these benefits, please contact the P-EBT Hotline at 651-431-4050 or 800-657-3698.

If your family is struggling to afford healthy food to eat, please contact your local county or tribal human services agency, apply for additional benefits at ApplyMN.dhs.mn.gov, or contact the Minnesota Food HelpLine at 651-486-9860 or 888-711-1151.

Thank you, and stay safe and healthy.

Mark

5th Grade Recognition
Tuesday, June 2, 2020 2:15 PM

Congratulations to our 5th Graders! There will be a virtual 5th Grade Recognition event this Thursday, June 4, at 4pm. 5th Grade Families — Please check with your teacher on Google Classroom for the Zoom link to join the event.