Hawk Squawk 1/27/22
I love seeing our students artistic creations as I walk down the halls. It brightens our school, promotes confidence in our students and inspires conversation. In addition, drawing develops fine motor skills, encourages visual analysis, helps establish concentration, improves hand-eye coordination and teaches creative problem solving. I've included a photo of one of our 2nd grade bulletin boards which highlights some beautiful space and sea scenes our 2nd graders drew. Drawing teaches us to look, notice and appreciate.
Encourage your children - and family - to draw!
Have a great long weekend, we'll see you on Monday.
Save These Dates Save These Dates
1/28 - No School - Grade Prep Day
2/3 - Early Release Thursday - 2 pm
2/10 - Early Release Thursday - 2 pm
2/17 - Early Release Thursday - 2 pm
2/21 - No School - Presidents Day
2/24 - Early Release Thursday - 2 pm
2/28 - Lost and Found Items Donated
Contacting Nurses re: COVID-19, Keep Student Home Until Your Receive a Response
Dear LOSD Families,
Thank you for contacting our district nurses with your COVID-19 related concerns. Our nurses are responding to each inquiry in the order that they are received. Due to the high volume of calls and emails they are experiencing, please expect a delayed response of up to 24 hours.
If you are emailing regarding a positive COVID-19 case or exposure, please keep your student home until you receive a response. Please click here for the current school exclusion guidelines.
If your student has tested positive for COVID-19, please email the nurse for your student’s school the following information and a nurse will get back to you as soon as possible:
Student’s First and Last Name
Date symptoms started, if any symptoms
Date tested positive and where the test was taken
Thank you for your patience and cooperation.
Hallinan School Nurses,
Ann Nelson firstname.lastname@example.org
Nikki Retzlaff email@example.com
PTO Meeting Minutes
If you missed our last PTO meeting, the minutes are posted on the school's website. I encourage you to check them out, especially if you're interested in seeing where the $31,000 we raised during the Jog-a-Thon is being spent!
Discount Spirit Wear Still Available - We Found More Hoodies!
We need to clear out our existing stock of Hallinan Hawks spirit wear in advance of doing a new order. We have gray hoodies (youth sizes L and XL) for $10 each, gray t-shirts (youth sizes S, M, & L) for $5 each and 2 blue t-shirts (youth size L) for $5 each. These are almost a third of the normal cost - the hoodies are sure to go fast!
If you're interested in purchasing one, please reach out to Fallon Mertz at firstname.lastname@example.org. Stay tuned for more spirit wear ordering options in the coming weeks!
Are you looking for opportunities to be more involved in the happenings at Hallinan? Maybe you'd like to meet more fellow parents or interact more directly with the teachers and staff? You're in luck! We're currently recruiting board members for next year - no experience required! If you're interested, reach out to Erin at email@example.com.
Standards-Based District Report Card
The Lake Oswego School District uses a standards-based report card for students in elementary schools. This report card measures a child’s progress toward proficiency or mastery of the priority standards in Reading, Writing, Language, Speaking, and Math.
This approach provides the means for communicating a child’s learning in more specific terms. Standards-based reporting articulates clear end-of-year grade-level standards for each subject. Using the scale below, teachers will communicate where a child resides on a learning continuum by indicating the student’s progress toward mastery of each identified grade-level standard.
The standards-based reporting scale:
4: The student works consistently at an in-depth and complex level within or beyond the end of year standard*
3: The student meets the grade-level expectation of the standard
2: The student nearly meets the end of year standard
1: The student demonstrates limited proficiency on the end of year standard
Important notes about the scale:
● Reporting is based on the end-of-year grade-level expectation. Therefore, proficiency would not be expected in the middle of the school year.
● A “2” represents the expected target for the majority of the school year as this indicates the child is progressing with the standard as expected. A “3” will be given when the student completely meets the grade-level standard.
● Details of what is expected at mastery level can be found on the report card or on the list of assessed grade-level standards.
● A “1” may prompt additional communication from the classroom teacher so parents will better understand their child’s learning journey.
*It is rare that a child will receive a “4” especially at the end of the first semester. A “4” score may prompt additional communication from the classroom teacher to discuss ways he/she is meeting the child’s unique learning needs.
Behavior Learning Targets are approached differently than end-of-year standards. For more information about your child’s progress, please contact the classroom teacher.
Upcoming Health Lessons
In 2015, the Oregon legislature passed SB 856, also known as Erin’s Law. Erin’s Law requires the development and adoption of child sexual abuse prevention programs for students in kindergarten through 12th grade in all Oregon public schools.
SB 856 mandates that all Oregon Public Schools provide:
- A minimum of 4 instructional sessions (equal to or greater than a standard class period) of sex abuse prevention instruction per year for grades kindergarten through 12
- Sexual abuse instruction that is integrated and part of required district comprehensive sexuality education plan and is aligned with state standards
- Instruction that is age appropriate, medically accurate, and is not shame or fear based
- Instruction that is culturally inclusive and is responsive to diverse students including race, ethnicity, gender identity and sexual orientation
- A parental involvement component to inform parents about child sexual abuse topics
- A professional training component for administrators, teachers and other school personnel
Our teachers use the adopted Health Curriculum, The Great Body Shop, to teach the required Oregon Health Standards to our students. THE GREAT BODY SHOP is a comprehensive health education curriculum which is sequential, developmentally appropriate, culturally sensitive, and medically accurate. The lessons align with Oregon’s Health Education Standards and are embedded with social-emotional learning. Watch your classroom teacher's newsletter for upcoming topics. If you would like to review the health curriculum, please contact the school office. More information, including an opt-out form if needed, can be found on the District website.
Families may opt-out by completing this form and returning it to the office: Program Exemption Policy and Form
Oregon State Assessment Opt-Out Form
Every year, Oregon students take assessments to meet federal requirements. The purpose of these assessments is to provide data that schools can use to ensure each and every child is on track and achieving learning goals.
State law requires us to inform you that a form is available from the State Department of Education that allows you to opt your child out of the math and English Language Arts assessments for the current school year. Should you wish to opt out your child, fill out the form and submit it to the main office at your child’s school. Please note the submission deadlines listed on the form. Meeting the deadline will help the school with planning and preparation. If you wish your child not to participate in the science assessment for grades 5, 8, and 11, submit this request in writing to the principal of your child's school.
If you would like to opt out your child from state testing, have questions or want more information about state assessments, please click on the form below or contact your child’s principal or teacher(s).
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 July 2022. 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, March 4, 2022. The Nominating committee will review applications and conduct interviews in the March time frame. If you are unable to access the application, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a pdf version of the application.
I LOVE LO - You are Invite to Shop!
Chromebook or iPad problems?
Office Phone: 503-534-2353
Principal Melissa Griffiths - email@example.com
Secretary Lee Gates - firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary Linda Stevens - email@example.com
If your child will be absent, please email your student's teacher and copy the office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please list the date your child will be absent and any illness symptoms. See this guide for information on when to keep your child home from school.