Lyndale News

See the list below for recent Lyndale News postings. Click on the headline to read more details.
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Back to School Information
Monday, August 5, 2019 7:00 AM

Welcome Back Letter and Classroom Placement
Check your mail sometime after August 19th for your Back to School letter from Lyndale Community School. It will contain your child's classroom teacher assignment, information about the Back to School Open House on August 29 from 4:30-6:00pm, and a paper copy of the school supply list.

Transportation Information Postcards
If your child(ren) will be riding a bus, look for transportation postcards in the mail sometime after August 19th. These postcards will tell you what bus your student(s) is riding, and when and where they will be picked up and dropped off. If you notice any error on your postcard, please contact John in the school office at 612-668-4000.

Back to School Open House
Monday, August 5, 2019 7:00 AM

The annual Lyndale Community School Back to School Open House will be held on Thursday, August 29, 2019 from 4:30pm to 6pm.


  • 4:30-5:00pm -- Meet Teachers and See Classrooms
  • 5:00pm -- Gather in the Multi-Purpose Room
  • 5:15pm -- Welcome from the Principal and Teacher Introductions
  • 5:30-6:00pm -- Ice Pop Social on the Playground

Students may bring school supplies (see the school supply list) to their classrooms during this event, or on the first day of school. Please plan to join us! See you soon!

Landscape Cleanup Day set for August 17
Thursday, August 1, 2019 8:00 AM

Join us for the Lyndale PTO's annual Landscape Cleanup Day on August 17, 2019, from 10am-2pm. Lyndale families will be cleaning up school landscaping, weeding and mulching. It's a great opportunity to take a walk through the recently revitalized school prairie garden and new veggie gardens!

Coffee, donuts, muffins and water will be available. Weather permitting, PTO Landscape Committee members will cook some brunch recipes in solar ovens on site to celebrate our shared green space.

Please bring gloves and any tools you prefer. There will be some wheelbarrows, shovels, pitchforks, and rakes available as well.

Please share this event with other families. Many hands make light work!

Reminder: Meet Charise Powell this Wednesday!
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 9:15 AM

Lyndale Families -- Please join us for an informal gathering to welcome our new Assistant Principal Charise Powell this Wednesday, July 24, 2019, from 5:00-6:00pm on the Lyndale School playground. We look forward to seeing you!

Summer Playdates Start This Week
Monday, July 22, 2019 5:20 PM

PTO Summer playdates start this week! Don't forget to stop by to meet our new Assistant Principal Charise Powell this Wednesday, July 24, from 5:00-6:00pm on the Lyndale School Playground. Saturday playdates are an informal way for new Pre-K and kindergarten families to get to know some classmates over the summer. Look for parents wearing Lyndale shirts. Hope to see you there!

  • Wednesday, July 24th from 5:00-6:00pm at Lyndale School Playground
    Meet our new Assistant Principal Charise Powell!
  • Saturday, July 27th at 10:00am at Painter Park
  • Saturday, August 17th at 10:00am at Lyndale School Playground
    Landscape Cleanup happening on school grounds from 10am-2pm the same day. Join us for both!
  • Saturday, August 24th at 10:00am at Painter Park
Welcome Charise Powell, New Assistant Principal
Tuesday, July 9, 2019 1:50 PM

Dear Lyndale Families: Welcome Charise Powell, New Assistant Principal at Lyndale School. Charise comes to Lyndale with over 10 years in education, serving students in a number of schools through a variety of roles. Charise is excited to serve our school community and form positive relationships with the students, staff and families at Lyndale.

An informal gathering to welcome Charise will take place on Wednesday, July 24th from 5:00-6:00 pm outside on the playground. We hope to see you there!

Read Charise's letter to Lyndale Families:

Dear Lyndale Community School,
My name is Charise Powell and it is an honor to be welcomed to the community as the new Assistant Principal of Lyndale Community School! I am entering my 11th year in education, having started as a 1st-5th grade tutor, Pre-K educator for about 2 years, and 2nd-4th grade educator for the past 5 years. My previous position within a school as a Dean, allowed me to focus on my passion for restorative justice, equity, and building community.

My core values are rooted in inclusivity, truth, and community. I bring in an equity mindset with anything and everything that I do and I am beyond thrilled to be able to do this work with you. I often say that education is hard work and I am a firm believer and doer of it being heart work as well. As the school year begins, I am excited to get to know each and every one of you and understand what your values are and what your hopes and dreams are for yourself, our students, and for our school.

I can’t wait to accomplish many great and beautiful things as we work together to meet the needs of every single student that enters our community and support their development in terms of academics, social, emotional, and identity. One of my favorite social justice quotes is “nothing about us, without us, is for us” and, from what I know about the Lyndale community so far, this rings true in your beliefs and actions.

I hope you all are enjoying your summer, and are ready for a strong start to the 2019-2020 school year.

Go Eagles!

Charise Powell

Farewell from Ms. Hunter
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 3:30 PM

To the Lyndale Community,

I am writing to share news with you that is both exciting and sad. I have been offered and accepted a new position in the Minneapolis Public Schools as Director of Accountability. This position will afford me the opportunity to lead school improvement work at the district level for all schools. My experience at Lyndale has prepared me well to support our schools as they work to ensure that they are meeting the needs of all students.

It has been my privilege to serve the Lyndale community over the past two years as your assistant principal. As I reflect back on my time at Lyndale I am struck by how welcoming and supportive this community is of one another. I am so proud to have had a chance to build positive relationships with our amazing students, families and staff. I will miss seeing each student’s smiling face as they walk off the buses, up Pleasant, or out of innumerable cars each morning at arrival. I will miss partnering with our staff as they work to meet the needs of our students. I will miss engaging with our families about how to best support their children.

In my new role as director of accountability, I will use what I learned from Lyndale’s students, families and staff as I work to ensure district and school leaders have what they need to meet the needs of all students. Lyndale will always hold a special place in my heart. To our families, thank you for letting me love your children, they have forever changed and shaped who I am.  To our staff, thank you for letting me learn with you. I am a better leader for it.

Sarah Hunter

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


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