Lyndale News

See the list below for recent Lyndale News postings. Click on the headline to read more details.
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Principal's Corner
Friday, June 7, 2019 10:00 AM

Dear Families,

It's hard to believe that the end of the 2018-2019 school year has arrived. As we transition into the summer months, I feel it is important to thank each and every one of you for your dedication to our students, our staff, and the greater Lyndale community. Together, we are able to accomplish much more than we can individually, and it is this partnership that makes our school so special.

Read More from Principal Stauduhar

No Summer Activities at Lyndale School Site
Thursday, June 6, 2019 10:15 AM

Due to scheduled building maintenance, there will be no Summer School, Minneapolis Kids, or GEMS/GISE in the Lyndale School building this summer. If your Lyndale student is enrolled in any of these activities, they will attend at a different school site. Click on the links to find location and contact information for the different school sites.

Summer School

Minneapolis Kids


Summer Resources for Families
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 8:00 PM

Summer doesn't mean learning has to stop. MPS and partner organizations offer summer programming opportunities, including learning and enrichment opportunities and summer meals. Read more at MPS Summer Resources for Families.

5th Grade Recognition
Monday, June 3, 2019 10:10 PM

Congratulate a 5th grader! The 5th Grade Recognition event is Thursday, June 6, at 1:30pm.

Landscape Volunteers Needed
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 1:45 PM
You’re invited to help plant, water/weed and harvest our school’s garden! The PTO has recently taken over the maintenance of the space on the north side of the school playground that has been occupied by Youth Farm since 1991. We're looking for volunteers to support the garden and other school landscaping initiatives. We need volunteers to
  • Finish planting veggies and do some prairie restoration on Thursday, May 30, from 4-6pm. All are welcome. Come when you can and bring your garden gloves!
  • Help maintain the garden in the summer.
  • Help water the existing young trees in the summer.
Garden volunteer flyers were sent home in backpacks last week. Please fill out the flyer and return to your student's teacher or email to volunteer.
Thank you!
Lyndale PTO Landscape Committee
Volunteers Needed for Biking!
Sunday, May 26, 2019 7:45 AM

Volunteers are needed to help with the 4th/5th grade biking unit May 28 - June 7 from 8:30-10:45am. Any amount of time you can give is welcome. Volunteers help get the bikes on and off the trailer, help students get helmets on, help students find the right size bike, help beginners with biking skills, and possibly go on a bike ride off school campus. Join in on the fun! Contact Ms. Engelken at or Ms. Grimes at Thanks!!

PTO Meeting on Monday, March 13
Monday, May 13, 2019 7:15 AM
Lyndale PTO Meeting - last meeting of the year!
Monday, May 13, 6:00-7:30
Lyndale Media Center
Childcare and interpreters provided. And cookies!
On the agenda:
  • MPS District Design Plan 2019-2022 -- We’ll discuss the proposed changes for Lyndale and the district, timeline, and opportunities for community input. Bring your questions and ideas for how Lyndale families can make our voices heard as the plan moves forward. For more information on the plan, check out MPS Comprehensive District Design 2019-2022.
  • PTO elections - the PTO leadership team needs you!  -- The three-person team works together to make all things PTO awesome. Several PTO committees need chairs for next year, too. You can help make Lyndale events amazing by stepping up to be the chair for the Lyndale Fall Carnival, Scholastic Book Fairs, or the Lyndale Read-a-thon. You don’t have to do it alone - co-chairs are encouraged! 
Mosaic Mural Project at Lyndale this Spring!
Thursday, May 9, 2019 5:20 PM

Lyndale’s main lobby will soon be home to a mosaic mural, thanks to a collaboration between Lyndale art teacher Mrs. Walker and Lyndale parent Angie Talle. Angie is professional mosaic artist and has offered her expertise to help create a mural for the school this spring. Students have already been hard at work, making and glazing handmade clay tiles for the project. Every student in the school will have the opportunity to contribute a piece. The mosaic will incorporate the word “Welcome” and, beginning May 13, will be mounted onto the right wall in the main lobby.

Two volunteers a day are invited to help with the installation on Monday, May 13; Tuesday, May 14; and Wednesday, May 15. Contact Mrs. Walker for more information To see more of Angie Talle’s work, visit her website:

Bike/Walk to School Day on May 8
Friday, May 3, 2019 4:35 PM
Hello Awesome Lyndale Family,
Minneapolis Bike/Walk to School Day is May 8 (Wednesday). Put on your walking shoes and pump up your bike tires for a fun initiative that encourages students, parents and staff to walk or bike to school.
Parents:  Please join us in front of the building for coffee and chatting.
Students:  There will be stickers and prizes handed out in front of the building.
Lyndale Physical Education Department
True Food Taste Test on May 9
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 10:40 AM

The third True Food Taste Test of the school year is coming up on May 9th, during MPS Wellness Week!  During lunch, all students will have the chance to try a small sample of our Ginger Soy Pasta Salad – a flavorful and fresh pasta salad featuring carrots, peppers, edamame, and MPS’ signature Sun Dragon Dressing (made of sunflower seed butter, soy sauce, and ginger). 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 the chance to suggest a new name for the pasta salad before it’s added to the school lunch menu.

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

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