Hallinan Elementary

Hawk Squawk 3/18/21

Principal's Message

Dear Hallinan Families,

Last Friday I enjoyed meeting with students and staff at our monthly HAL Hangout. We discussed our favorite things about spring (birds, rainbows, sunny days, flowers, outdoor sports) and drew a spring scene without looking while we were drawing. Yep, we had our paper on the top of our heads and slowly added clouds, a rainbow, birds and flowers - see my drawing above! Hallinan students are phenomenal - I love spending time with them! If your student missed the March HAL Hangout, please encourage them to join us at our next one on April 23.

Spring Conferences will be occurring on April 4/8 and 4/9. Like fall, they will be online. To prepare for conferences, teachers will have a prep day on Friday 4/2. All students will have asynchronous lessons posted online by their teacher by 8 am.

Sign-ups for conferences will be sent directly to you from your student's teacher on or by 3/29. At your conference, expect your teacher to share and discuss Winter i-Ready assessment results.

Have a safe and fun spring break!

Melissa Griffiths

The important thing about you is that you are YOU!

Mrs Lunde's class created self-portraits and wrote about themselves and their individuality. What a beautiful bulletin board!
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Save These Dates!

3/22-3/26 - Spring Break - No School

3/29 - Library Lunch Break for K-2 at 12 pm

4/2 - Teacher Work Day, Asynchronous lessons will be posted

4/5 - Library Lunch Break for K-2 at 12 pm

4/8-9 - Parent/Teacher Conferences - No School

4/12 - Photo Day for In-person and Online students - schedule will be provided soon

4/12 - Library Lunch Break for K-2 at 12 pm

4/19 - Library Lunch Break for K-2 at 12 pm

4/23 - HAL Hangouts

Updated School Calendar

Please click here for the updated school calendar posted on the district website. The School Board approved three additional days (June 14-16). The Teacher Workday will be on June 17.

HAL Attendance Email

If your child will be absent, please email your student's teacher and copy the office at halattendance@loswego.k12.or.us. Please list the date your child will be absent and any illness symptoms.

Counseling Corner with Ms E

Library News

Online Check Out and Curbside Pick-up has started. Pick-Up on Wednesdays between 11:15 am and 12:15 pm; holds must be placed by the Tuesday before at 12 pm. Click on the photo below to learn all about Curbside Pick-Up. Returns can be made daily between 8:30 am and 3:30 pm.

The Drop Box is located in the vestibule. (Note: no curbside pick up on 3/24.)

Don't forget - Library Lunch Break for K-2 students on Mondays from 12 to 12:30 pm. (Note: no Library Lunch Break on 3/22.)

Science Supplies Available for K-4 grade students

Science supplies for students in Kindergarten through 4th grade are available on a first come basis to any family that wants them. You'll find them in the vestibule in large purple bins! Recently added: 2nd grade - Plant Adventures.

Picture Day - 4/12

Hallinan Picture Day is Monday 4/12. In-person students will have their pictures taken during the school day. Online students will have their pictures taken after school hours, between 4 and 4:30 pm. Additional information and sign-ups for online students will be sent out after spring break.

Hallinan Help for Families for Distance Learning

Click here for Hybrid, Online and Specials Schedules, Google Classroom Codes and more!

PTO MEETING - Tonight!!!

This a final and friendly reminder that our PTO meeting will be held virtually tonight, March 18 at 6:30pm. All active Hallinan families should have received the Zoom link for the meeting in a separate email. We hope you can join!


Interested in getting involved or are a new member of the Hallinan family? Consider filling one of the open PTO board or Committee Chair positions for the 2021-22 school year. Please see the Sign Up Genius (click HERE) for a description of the positions. It’s a great way to get to know the families who make up our special community and volunteers are the foundation. It takes a village!

Bus Routes

The transportation company has updated the Hallinan bus routes. The updated routes are posted on the district website under transportation or you can find them by clicking here.

Thank you for your patience!!

Grab and Go Distribution Schedule

LOSD will provide free packaged breakfasts and lunches for all students who wish to participate in the grab-and-go meal service. At Hallinan, lunch counts are taken at the beginning of each in-person class, and meals are delivered to students prior to dismissal. LO Online students may pick up meals curbside at either Lake Oswego or Lakeridge High School on Mondays and Thursdays from 11:45 am to 12:45 pm.

NO GRAB-AND-GO DISTRIBUTION DURING SPRING BREAK (MARCH 22-26). Distribution will resume the week of 3/29.

Meals include one breakfast and lunch meal per student per day. For the most up-to-date information, please visit https://www.losdschools.org/Page/141

Now Accepting Applications for Foundation Board of Directors

Are you interested in contributing to a dynamic volunteer organization dedicated to advancing our community's commitment to educational excellence?

Please consider applying for the Lake Oswego Schools Foundation Board of Directors. The Foundation is seeking parents/guardians, students and community residents to serve on its Board of Directors. Board members must demonstrate a commitment to the Foundation, the School District and the Lake Oswego community.

The term for new board members will begin June 2021. Board members commit to a two-year term and may serve up to three terms. Please click HERE to access the online application form. The application provides more information about being a board member.

Interested people should submit applications by Friday, April 9, 2021. The Nominating committee will review applications and conduct interviews in the April time frame. If you are unable to access the application, please contact woolfw@loswego.k12.or.us to receive a pdf version of the application.

Lake Oswego Schools Foundation prospective board member application:


Bias and Racial Incident Reporting Form and Information

On November 16, 2020, the LOSD School Board approved the ALL Students Belong Policy which prohibits the display of hate symbols and the use of hate speech in our school community. This is another step forward in our efforts of becoming an anti-bias and anti-racist organization and living up to the District’s core values of equity and inclusion. The All Students Belong Policy makes it clear that hate will not be tolerated nor accepted in our schools. We encourage students to stand against hate by interrupting and reporting any bias and/or racist incident that they witness or personally experience.

We want LOSD schools to be a safe, welcoming, and loving space where all students have the opportunity to be themselves and thrive socially and academically. If you have witnessed or experienced any harm directed to any student, teacher, or staff member based on perceived or actual identity, you can report to your administrator, a trusted staff member, by using the new elementary Incident Report or anonymously to SafeOregon.

Clackamas County Safe & Strong

Clackamas County Safe & Strong is a new free program our county has launched (with the assistance of some federal grant funding) to support people who might be struggling with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. More specifically, they are trying to address the mental health impacts of stress and worry, whether because of loss of employment, closure of businesses, loss of social contact, uncertainty, loss of routine, or just trying to stay as safe as possible. For more information, please see the links below.

Clackamas County Safe & Strong

OHA Safe & Strong Brochure

Recommended Quarantining After Travel

With many in our community transitioning to in-person learning and Spring Break coming up at the end of March, it’s a good time to clarify the statewide guidance for travel. It’s recommended that people who are not vaccinated and who travel outside of the state of Oregon consider quarantining upon returning home.

LOSD is asking people to consider quarantining, but it is not required. Schools will not be keeping track of travel plans. It is up to each person and family to decide. If students choose to quarantine, instructional materials will be provided while out of school.

Per the Oregon Statewide Guidance for Travel, people are recommended to practice self-quarantine for 14 days after arrival in the state and limit their interactions to their immediate household. People may consider ending quarantine if they have had no symptoms: after 10 days with no testing or after 7 days with an antigen or PCR test.

New Student Registration for 2021-22 School Year

Online Registration through ParentVUE is open for all new students for the 2021-22 school year. Students who are currently attending LOSD during the 2020-21 school year do not need to register for the 2021-22 school year. Please call the Hallinan office at 503-534-2353 or visit the Registration & Verification page of the LOSD website assistance. Please visit the Hallinan website for additional Kindergarten information.

Preschool/Pre-K Applications Open

For families interested in signing up their child for preschool or pre-kindergarten for the 2021-22 school year please visit the Extended Programs on the district website or click here to apply. Space is limited.

Lottery Process: Monday, Apr. 5, 2021

Families will be notified by Friday, Apr. 9, 2021

Conclusion of Lottery Process
Following the completion of the lotteries, the district will make available any remaining slots in the classes on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications received after the lottery deadline will be date-stamped and enrolled in a class if space is available. If classes are full, applicants will be added to the wait list in order of receipt of application.

Office Contact Information

Office Phone: 503-534-2353

Principal Melissa Griffiths - griffitm@loswego.k12.or.us

Secretary Lee Gates - gatesl@loswego.k12.or.us

Secretary Linda Stevens - stevensl@loswego.k12.or.us

Hallinan Website - Click Here!