Hawk Squawk 5/12/22
May not only brings flowers, but a new month and a new character trait: COOPERATION, working together and helping others. Last Friday, Mrs Lunde's 2nd Grade class had the opportunity to plant a beautiful garden with residents at Mary's Woods. As you can tell by these photos, a little bit of rain did not dampen any spirits. This fun collaboration may become an annual event and we look forward to additional cross-generational activities with Mary's Woods.
It looks like rain this weekend, but if you get the opportunity to plant something, inside or outside - encourage your children to participate. Watching a flower bloom, tasting fresh cut basil or smelling lavender will bring out the joy of gardening in just about anyone. Visit the Hallinan garden for inspiration!
Have a great day!
Save These Dates
5/9-5/13 - iReady Reading - Kinder - 2nd Grade
5/13 - Parent Input Forms Due
5/16-5/20 - iReady Math - Kinder - 5th Grade
5/18 - 6th Grade Parent Night at LMS at 6:30 pm
5/26 - Spring Carnival
5/27 - Grading Day - No School
5/30 - Memorial Day - No School
6/8 - Medical/Religious Exemptions Due for 5th Grade Celebration
6/10 - 5th Grade Celebration
6/10 - Last Day - early dismissal at 11 am
6/13 - Report Cards will be visible online in ParentVUE
Parent Input Forms Due 5/13!
If your child will not be attending Hallinan or Lakeridge Middle School (current 5th graders) next year, please let us know so we can prepare for the 2022-23 school year and make sure your child's records are forwarded to the correct school.
Hallinan 5th Grade Celebration: Vaccinations and Exemptions
We are looking forward to celebrating your child with you at our end-of-year 5th grade celebration. To ensure that all may participate, LOSD is making an exception for end-of-year ceremonies and accepting exemption requests for unvaccinated adults to attend their child’s ceremony.
For any adult in your family who plans to attend the ceremony and is not vaccinated for COVID-19, please submit an exemption form along with a photo of your negative test to Lee Gates at firstname.lastname@example.org June 8. We will not be able to collect exemption forms and tests at the ceremony.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation. We are excited to celebrate together!
6th Grade Parent Night at LMS - 5/18 at 6:30 pm
STEM Lab with Mrs Doran
If you are willing and able, the iLab needs the following items, which can be dropped off outside the main office:
- Ziploc bags of all sizes
- Baby wipes
- Plastic bags,
- 1L bottles (or ANY SIZE plastic bottles!),
- Shoe boxes
- Plastic lids of any kind
- TP/PT rolls
Thank you to our amazing Hallinan community for making our annual food drive a HUGE success! We donated over 550 pounds of food and hygiene items to the Tualatin School House Pantry. Your support is so appreciated and an important part of what makes Hallinan a special place!
Last PTO Meeting: Fri., May 20th 8:30am
We'll be holding our last PTO meeting of the school year on Fri., May 20th at 8:30am at the school (exact location TBD). In addition to sharing the usual updates about all the exciting things the PTO is working on, we'll also be voting in next year's PTO Board. We hope to see many of you there!
5th Grade Graduation Yard Signs
If you'd like to order a yard sign to celebrate a graduating 5th grader in your life, orders are due by THIS Sunday, May 15th. Visit spirithero.com and select Hallinan to place your order!
Spring Carnival, May 26th 5-8pm
To celebrate the return of the Hallinan Spring Carnival after a two year hiatus, we're waiving the usual admission fee! We'll have bounce houses, face painters, games, food trucks and more. Mark your calendars - we hope to see you there!
State Assessment Score Reports
- 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.
COVID-19 Reported Case Update
Stay Home When Ill & Test for COVID-19
If your student experiences any of the following symptoms, please have them stay home, and contact the office or our district nurses, Ann Nelson at email@example.com and Nikki Retzlaff at firstname.lastname@example.org, about possible exclusion from school and COVID-19 testing:
Primary COVID-19 symptoms: • Cough • Temperature of 100.4 degrees F. or higher or chills • Shortness of breath or Difficulty breathing • New loss of taste or smell
Non-primary COVID-19 symptoms: • Fatigue • Muscle or body aches • Headache • Sore throat • Nasal congestion or runny nose • Nausea or vomiting • Diarrhea
You may obtain free Covid-19 at-home test kits at Covidtests.gov.
Vaccination remains the best protection against serious illness from COVID-19 and reduces spread of the disease. Find a vaccine appointment for ages 5 and older at Get Vaccinated Oregon.
Please Keep Ill Students Out of School guide for communicable disease symptoms.
Covid-19 Exclusion Summary Guidance for K-12 chart (see image below)
Click here for LOSD nurse contact information
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).
i-Ready Spring Assessment
We're so excited to have volunteers back in the building! Please verify that you have completed the following requirements before volunteering in schools:
Complete Background Check through school Raptor system - if you have not already completed this, bring your driver's license or passport with you on your first day volunteering and we'll get you registered in the office.
Fill out this form: Sign Statement of Knowledge and Understanding of LOSD Policies - we are happy to provide additional information if you would like it.
Show/Send Proof of Vaccination to Lee Gates (email@example.com). LOSD will not be granting exemptions for volunteers.
Office Phone: 503-534-2353
Principal Melissa Griffiths - firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary Lee Gates - email@example.com
Secretary Linda Stevens - firstname.lastname@example.org
Tech Problems? - submit a work order here
If your student is going to be absent or late, please email the office at email@example.com 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.