Hallinan Elementary

Hawk Squawk 5/20/21

Principal's Message

Dear Hallinan Families,

It is hard to believe there are only 17 days left of school. We know we are nearing the end when Kindergarten starts counting down the days ABC style: Artist, Bubbles, Creativity, Disney. Take a look at the photos below. I love seeing all the happy and engaged faces of our students in the many unique spaces at Hallinan.

A few reminders as we get closer to the end of the school year:

  • Talent Show - we want to see what your child loves to do!! Please submit your child's talent via a video or photo before Friday, May 28 - see the directions below. Jumping on a trampoline, paper mache works of art, creating the best cupcake ever... show us what your children do when they aren't at school!
  • Refer to the Save the Date section so your child doesn't miss the last HAL Hangout, Library Lunch Break or Library Book Pick-up date.
  • Although the CDC released new guidance related to fully vaccinated individuals and the use of face coverings and physical distancing, Governor Brown shared "Nothing is changing for schools this school year, and I expect education staff and students to continue to wear masks and physically distance, as outlined in our Ready Schools, Safe Learners guidance."

We are so proud of our students being safe, kind and responsible individuals. This month in SEL (Social Emotional Learning) our focus is on responsibility and how our Hallinan students are being upstanders by showing kindness and empathy even when faced with adversity. See the Counseling Corner for more information.

Here's hoping for some sun this weekend!

Melissa Griffiths

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Save These Dates!

5/21 - No School - Grade Prep

5/24 - Library Lunch Break for K-2 at 12 pm

5/26 - Last Curbside Library Book Pick-up

5/28 - Talent Show Submissions Due

5/31 - No School - Memorial Day

6/4 - Library books due back at Hallinan

6/7 - Library Lunch Break for K-2 at 12 pm - Last one for the Year!

6/10 - Hallinan's Got Talent via the Hawk Squawk

6/11 - HAL Hangouts

6/16 - Last Day of School - Live Instruction via Zoom

6/16 - 5th Grade Celebration - more information to come!

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.

Hallinan - What's Your Talent?

If you have a talent you want to share, we have an online show waiting for you!

The Hallinan's Got Talent Video Show will be included in the June 10th Hawk Squawk Newsletter

  • Video submissions are due Friday, May 28 and should be sent to gatesl@loswego.k12.or.us
  • The featured talent must be a safe activity and school-age appropriate
  • All videos will be reviewed for content
  • Please record in landscape mode (not portrait mode)
  • Videos ideally should not be longer than 1 minute
  • Please submit in MP4 or MOV format
  • Hallinan students and staff may submit videos (or photos) of their talent

Take a Look at Hallinan

Schools are open to students, and we want to give our parents-guardians a chance to check out our new and improved facilities. If you're interested in touring Hallinan, please click here to sign up for a tour time, led by Tony Vandenberg, Executive Director of Project Management, on Wednesday, May 26. The number of people on each tour will be limited to help maintain distancing. If tours fill up, we will add more tour times on a future day. To enter the building, visitors will be required to wear a mask and complete a visitor health form.

Counseling Corner

Make sure to click the image below which will direct you to Ms E's google slide. Once you are there, you can click the images to open up links!

Library News

Online Check Out and Curbside Pick-up: 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 in the Library Drop Box, located in the vestibule. Last Curbside Pick-Up is Wednesday May 26. All books are due back to Hallinan by Friday, June 4.

Don't forget - Library Lunch Break for K-2 students on Mondays from 12 to 12:30 pm. Only two left, Monday, May 24 and Monday, June 7. Thank you Mrs Landau - we are all grateful for you!

Ready! Set! Go!

Daily Home Screening for Students During COVID-19

PTO Information


The PTO has sponsored the Hallinan yearbook, images have been submitted and it’s on the way! Stay tuned for information on when yearbooks will arrive and be distributed. We are so happy to maintain this time honored tradition. Special thanks to our yearbook coordinator, Jessie Harbison.

District Information

Keep Your Devices This Summer!

Students in grades K-11 who are continuing with LOSD next year are welcome to keep their devices over the summer. Students leaving the district need to turn in their devices to Hallinan by 3 pm on Friday, June 18. Current 2nd graders will exchange their iPads for Chromebooks in August when they return to school.

If you have questions or need technical assistance, please submit a work order and our tech team will be happy to help. https://losdhelp.zendesk.com/hc/en-us

Spring i-Ready Assessment

Dear Families,

Our Spring i-Ready diagnostic assessment will take place during the first two weeks in June. Similar to fall and winter, students will be testing in the areas of math and reading. As a reminder, the goal of i-Ready is to help us determine your child’s strengths and areas for growth, personalize their learning, and monitor their progress throughout the school year. i-Ready also provides data to inform and tailor instruction. This is the third and final i-Ready assessment for this school year, and results will be sent home by Friday, June 18.

Hybrid students will take the assessments in person, and LO online students will be given time to complete the assessments at home. If hybrid students need more time to finish, they will have time to complete the assessments. If LO online students need more time, they will need to complete the assessments independently from home by June 11. Students who finish early will be offered asynchronous activities. Given that students completed the assessments in the fall and winter, they should be comfortable navigating the platform.

Students who receive accommodations via a 504 or IEP will receive additional communication from their learning specialist and/or counselor. All of the accessibility tools are outlined in detail on this document.

The purpose of the i-Ready assessment is not to give your child a score or grade but to determine how to best support their learning. We appreciate your partnership in supporting and encouraging your student(s) to do their best.

Please contact your child’s teacher or Learning Specialist/Counselor if you have any questions.

Please Verify Your Student's Information

Beginning April 30, LOSD needs parents/guardians of all students enrolled for the 2021-22 school year to log into ParentVUE and review/update your students' information through the Register/Verify tab. This benefits both families and schools by:

  • Ensuring that schools have accurate information to reach parents and other contacts in both emergency and non-emergency situations. Verification is important even if your address or contact information has not changed over the past year because the school may have incorrect information from a previous year.
  • Confirming parent email addresses for Google Classroom and other applications to participate in your student's learning.
  • Enabling distribution of key information in the district's K-12 Family Handbook and Technology Agreement.
If you have forgotten your ParentVUE password, go to the login page, click "I am a Parent," then click "Forgot Password." If you are unsure whether you have a ParentVUE account, contact your student's school. For assistance with the verification process, refer to the user guide on the LOSD website or contact your student's school.

State Testing Notification

Oregon school districts are required to administer state assessments this spring in English Language Arts (ELA), math, and science. The Oregon Department of Education’s request to waive these assessments due to the pandemic was denied by the federal government. However, a revised waiver has been conditionally approved to require fewer assessments at each grade level this year, per the below schedule. In addition, the ELA and math assessments have been shortened and will take less time to complete this year.

  • Grade 3: ELA
  • Grade 4: Math
  • Grade 5: Science
  • Grade 6: ELA
  • Grade 7: ELA and Math
  • Grade 8: Math and Science
  • Grade 11: ELA and Math
State assessments cannot be administered remotely due to the need to maintain security and provide accessibility supports to students where applicable. All participating students, including those in the LO Online program, must be assessed by trained district staff in a secure environment such as a school building. Any parent who does not wish their student to take these assessments is asked to notify the school using Oregon’s legislated processes:
  • ELA and/or math (grades 3, 4, 6–8 and 11): submit the state opt-out form to your child’s school. The form is available on the State Assessments page of the District website.
  • Science (grades 5 and 8 only): submit a written request for exemption to your child’s school (email or US mail).
Each school will determine its own testing schedule and logistics. Parents of LO Online students will be contacted with additional information. Please let your student’s school know if you have questions.

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.

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

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.

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