Hallinan Elementary

Hawk Squawk 6/9/22

Principal's Message

Dear Hallinan Families,


This year has flown by and I cannot believe tomorrow is our last day of school. A huge Thank You to all of our volunteers! Parents, families, friends, you made our work at Hallinan so much easier - we are grateful to you all!! A special thank you to Erin Saylor, our PTO President. We could not have managed this year so gracefully and successfully without you!


Today, our 5th graders are winding down their elementary school experience, and had the opportunity to go to Oaks Park for their class Sneak. We've included a photo below of some very happy 5th graders on a ride with Ms E, our school counselor. I am going to miss all our 5th graders, but I am excited for them as they move on to the middle school. They are ready for this next step, writing the next chapter of their story. We hope they will come back and visit us, and we thank them for their amazing class gift - a new buddy bench. Please see the photos below and to the right. This bench was designed and created by David Landau and is being enjoyed already!


I am proud of all of your children and their academic and social emotional growth this year. It's been a year of challenges and changes and they adapted so well through all of it. For everyone leaving Hallinan, I wish you all the best in your next chapter! For those returning in the fall, I look forward to your smiles and stories which warm my heart and make me laugh, even on the dreariest of cold rainy days.


Enjoy the summer (check out the ideas below for fun things to do while on break) and make sure to read a lot!


Melissa Griffiths

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Save These Dates

6/10 - 5th Grade Celebration

6/10 - Last Day of School - early dismissal at 11 am

6/12 - Last Day to order School Supplies! Click here and enter HAL010

6/13 - Report Cards and Spring iReady Reports will be visible online in ParentVUE

6/13 - Lost and Found items will be donated


July & August - Expect one newsletter each month

Field Day

Field Day was on Monday - thanks to all of our parent volunteers! Our students had a blast.

Lost and Found - Pick up by 6/10

Please look through (or encourage your child to look through) Lost and Found which is located in the hall leading to 1st and 2nd grade classrooms. All items left on 6/13 will be donated to a worthy cause.

Counselor's Corner

The elementary counselors created a Summer Resource Document for families which includes Mental Health Supports, Recreation, Community Resources and Caregiver Resources. And, make sure to click on Ms E's June Counseling Corner for additional information and activities.

Looking for Things to Do This Summer? We've got Ideas!

If you are looking for some things to do this summer with your children - here are a few ideas:


  • Attend the Hallinan Grade Level Socials hosted by PTO families (more info will be provided as dates are set)
  • Sign up for the Summer Library Challenge with the LO Public Library (more info below)
  • Read every day! Find books online through LOSD (more info below)
  • Attend the Book Reading by local children's author, Audrey Sable, at the BOOKtique on June 23 at 11 am (more info below)
  • Sign up for Champion STEAM Champ Camp (more info below)
  • Visit the amazing Hallinan Playground
  • Get a head start on reading the 2022-23 OBOB Books for 3rd-5th graders
  • Use the i-Ready Math and Reading app on your school issued device
  • Check out Mrs Doran's instagram account (QR code to the right) and her Summer Activity page
  • Explore the outdoors with Geocaching
  • Take part in a real-life treasure hunt from the Portland Rose Festival.
  • Cure boredom AND world hunger. Beef up on your trivia skills and help donate rice to the United Nations World Food Programme at www.freerice.com.
  • Dig out those Legos to take on these daily challenges.
  • Practice handwriting HERE!
  • Write in a journal
  • Create a reading list and play reading Bingo Reading Bingo/Bucket List
  • Draw - Art for Kids Hub has lots of step by step lessons
  • Visit the Community School website for summer camps and classes
  • Check out the LO Swim Park, community events and trails and parks at the City of Lake Oswego website

Extended Care at Hallinan Announcement

We are pleased to announce that Champions will provide before and after-school programming for our Hallinan students next school year. Champions’ accredited programs have more than 30 years of experience providing high-quality out-of-school-time services that balance education and fun in a safe, enriching environment. Their school-year program will be conveniently located right here at Hallinan.


Guided by Champions’ passionate teachers, our students will have the chance to explore their curiosity and interests and build confidence and community through hands-on projects and activities. In addition, time will be set aside each day for homework support/completion, healthy snacks, and fitness.


For a closer look into the Champions experience, click here for a virtual tour of the program.

Families may register for Champions starting Monday, June 13th - enroll here.

PTO Information

2022-23 School Supplies

Don't forget to order your supply boxes for next year! Orders are due by June 12th. Visit: http://www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks and enter code HAL010.


Help Needed: 1st Grade Summer Social

We're still in need of a couple families to co-host the summer social for the rising 1st graders. If you're interested, learn more and sign up here.

Returning Unused COVID-19 Screening Kits

If your student participated in the OHSU COVID-19 weekly screening program, we can return your unused, unopened collection kits. Please feel free to drop them off in a collection bin in the reception area of the LOSD Administration Building, 2455 Country Club Road, Lake Oswego (single story building on LO High campus next to the district pool). The reception area will be open this June and July, Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., except June 20 and July 4.


Returning the supplies is not required.

SAVE THE DATE: Smart Start Thursday, Aug. 25, 1-3 p.m.

Smart Start is an opportunity specifically for our students with 504s and IEPs, and their parents and guardians, to make introductions and connect with their teachers and to feel prepared and welcomed for the start of school. For the 2022-23 School Year, Smart Start is in person Aug. 25, 2022, from 1-3 p.m.


Teachers will be familiar with your student’s plan and accommodations. To help get to know your students, please complete the attached one-page profile or create one on your own ahead of time, and give it to the teacher at the Smart Start introduction.


Also, to assist in your family’s preparation for the new school year, please click here for a Smart Start checklist for parents and guardians of students with 504s and IEPs.


See you on Aug. 25!

2022-23 Verification

LOSD needs parents/guardians of all students enrolled for the 2022-23 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.


If you have forgotten your ParentVUE password, go to the login page, click "I am a Parent," then click "Forgot Password." For assistance with the verification process, refer to the user guide on the LOSD website. If you are unsure whether you have a ParentVUE account, or need assistance, please contact the office staff (contact information at the bottom of the newsletter).

State Assessment Score Reports

This summer, LOSD will deliver students’ state assessment results online through ParentVUE rather than mailing paper. This is in keeping with the district’s strategic goal of sustainability and mirrors how we deliver report cards. Your child’s assessment reports will appear on your ParentVUE Documents page in late July. As you review your student’s English Language Arts, math, and science scores, please keep in mind:
  • An achievement level of 3 or 4 is considered to be on track for the student’s grade level.
  • Scores on state assessments are only one measure of a student’s academic progress. We use these scores in conjunction with classroom work and other daily, weekly, monthly, and term assessments to understand your student’s strengths and areas for improvement.
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 or need assistance, please contact your student’s school.

Champions STEAM Champ Camp

Beginning July 5 and throughout the summer, Lake Grove will be hosting the Champions STEAM Champ Camp from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Kids will team up with friends to solve head-scratching problems and complete spy-worthy quests that stretch their understanding of different people and places. Campers will also practice STEAM skills through hands-on activities, create inspiring art and discover new things about themselves and the world around them. The weekly registration fee is $75 per child. For more information and other summer programming visit the Community School website. You can reach the STEAM camp registration page by clicking here.

Lake Oswego Summer Library Challenge

The Summer Library Challenge “Read Beyond the Beaten Path” is the Lake Oswego Public Library’s 2022 summer reading, learning and exploration program for ALL ages and abilities. It will take place beginning June 1st and ending August 31st. We are excited to invite you to participate. Sign up online at lopl.org/summer to track your summer reading, complete outdoor challenges and enter your scavenger hunt finds. Babies, kids and teens may visit the children’s library for a FREE book courtesy of the Friends of the Lake Oswego Public Library and a BOGO coupon for The Booktique. Kids read all summer long and earn raffle tickets for one of 24 end-of-summer prize drawing bags full of prizes from local sponsors. Teens earn raffle tickets for weekly drawings for a Powell’s gift card.

Click below for Reading suggestions, including booklists, and links to Tumblebooks and Sora - available all summer!

Message from the BOOKtique - Friends of the Lake Oswego Library

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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

Tech Problems? - submit a work order here


If your student is going to be absent or late, please email the office at halattendance@loswego.k12.or.us and tell us the student's name and reason for the absence or delay in arriving. If your student is sick, please tell us their symptoms.


Hallinan Website - Click Here!

PTO Website - Click Here

Lake Oswego School District Website - Click Here

Register for LOSD - including Kindergarten - HERE