Hallinan Elementary

Hawk Squawk 3/4/21

Principal's Message

Dear Hallinan Families,

How long have I been waiting for tomorrow?? A LONG time! Tomorrow marks the day when all grades of In-Person are finally back at Hallinan. You'll see me once again, in my red sparkly sneakers, greeting all of our students as they arrive. 4th and 5th graders, we are all so excited to have you back! Online students, know that we miss you - please, please join us for HAL Hangouts on Friday 3/12. Grades K-2 will meet from 11:15 to 11:45 am and grades 3-5 will meet from 11:45 am to 12:15 pm. Invitations will be sent next week.

A few Arrival & Dismissal reminders, for everyone's safety:

  • Do not park your car in the school parking lot, all drop-off must be done via the car line
  • Students exiting or entering cars in the car line must enter or exit from the passenger/curbside. Students may not enter or exit from the driver/street side
  • To expedite dismissal, please place a large sign with your student's full name on it, in the front window, on the passenger side.
  • Due to teacher contractual obligations, students will stay in cars or buses, and walkers will stand socially distanced on the sidewalk, (use the blue stars as guiding markers) until 8 am and 12:45 pm, when the building opens.
  • Walkers will meet their family/guardian undercover by the playground. Using the stars on the ground, please stay socially distant and your students will come to you.

The recent beautiful weather has brought lots of families to the Hallinan playground and we are happy everyone is enjoying it. Please be mindful that masks are mandatory on school premises, even outdoors, when you are not able to keep 6 feet apart from others. Now that we have students in our schools, we need to follow our regular rules that playgrounds are closed during school hours (7:45 am - 4 pm). Thank you for your cooperation.

I've included a couple arrival and dismissal photos below. Luka and Iker Granada are in the first photo. Even with masks on, and standing in the background, I think you can see how excited Counselor Brittany Erspamer and I are to greet them. And, Raleigh Gordon is in the second photo, with perfect placement of her name in the car windows for pick up.

Be well,

Melissa Griffiths

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Save These Dates!

3/5 - First Day for 4-5 In-Person

3/8 - Library Lunch Break for K-2 at 12 pm

3/10 - LOSD CARES Workshop - Parenting in a Pandemic - 5 to 6:30 pm

3/12 - HAL Hangout for K-2 students 11:15 am -11:45 am

3/12 - HAL Hangout for 3-5 students 11:45 am - 12:15 pm

3/15 - Library Lunch Break for K-2 at 12 pm

Hallinan Reopening

Click here for up-to-date information about our reopening. You'll find a calendar, getting ready for in-person guidelines and tips to make the return easier.

Hallinan Help for Families for Distance Learning

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

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.

Don't forget - Library Lunch Break for K-2 students on Mondays from 12 to 12:30 pm.

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!


Please join us for the (virtual) PTO Meeting on Thursday, March 18, 6:30pm. Ms. Griffiths will join us and we will discuss the reopening. We will also cover spring activities and PTO supported events and will have a current financial report. All are welcome, hope to see you there! Zoom link will be emailed the week of the meeting. Questions? Email Debi Panning at hallinanpresident@gmail.com

Grab and Go Distribution Schedule as of 3/4/21

Grab and Go Meals were delivered to students at Hallinan today by Lydie Stone and Julie Bernert.

Due to a USDA waiver, LOSD is providing FREE packaged breakfasts and lunches for ALL children (1-18) who wish to participate in the grab-and-go meal service through June 2021.

At Elementary Schools - Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, classroom distribution for AM & PM students

At High Schools - Mondays and Thursdays curbside pickup from 11:45 am to 12:45 pm for LO Online, middle school and high school students, and for elementary parents who prefer curbside pickup.

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

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LOSD CARES Virtual Workshop - 3/10

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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.

New Student Registration for 2021-22 School Year

Online Registration through ParentVUE is open for all new students for the 2021-22 school year, including kindergarten and spanish immersion. 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. And, go to the LOSD Spanish Immersion Website for more details.

Please visit the Hallinan website for additional Kindergarten information.

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!