Hallinan Elementary

Hawk Squawk 6/3/21

Principal's Message

Dear Hallinan Families,

It's June! There are only 9 school days left, which is difficult for me to believe. It's been quite a year. Despite everything thrown at us since September, your children have adapted and shown great resilience and flexibility. We are so proud of them and want to celebrate the 'Hallinan way" with a Spirit Week next week! Here's the plan:

  • Monday, June 7: Hallinan Day
  • Tuesday, June 8: Imaginative Day
  • Wednesday, June 9: Hat Day
  • Thursday, June 10: Team Day
  • Friday, June 11: Aloha Day
  • See the description box below "Save These Dates" for details.

As one would expect, we've got some busy days ahead of us. Tuesday, June 15 will be our last day of in-person learning. Wednesday, June 16 is the last day of school. K-4 students will join their teachers zoom classes at their regular Wednesday scheduled times. AM Cohort meets from 8 - 9:05 am, and PM Cohort meets from 12:45 to 1:50 pm. There will be no PE, Music or STEM lessons on June 16. 5th Graders will have a slightly different schedule which is outlined below the Spirit Week section. I'm so excited to celebrate our 5th Graders - they have been rock stars throughout their elementary journey, especially this year!

As you've likely heard, students may keep their school issued devices this summer if they will be back at Hallinan (or another LOSD school) next year. If your child will not return to an LOSD school in the fall, please return their device, headphones, ELA book, library books and any manipulatives to Hallinan on June 16 from 12:30 to 3:30 or 17 or 18 between 7:30 am and 3:30 pm in the vestibule.

It's going to be an exciting, busy next couple of weeks, but there's no place I'd rather be. There's no place like Hallinan!

Melissa Griffiths

Save These Dates!

6/4 - Library books due back at Hallinan

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

6/7-11 - Spirit Week - details directly below

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

6/11 - HAL Hangouts - invitations will be sent early next week

6/15 - Last Day of PE, Music and STEM

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

6/16 - 5th Grade Celebration - details below

6/16-18 - Device return for students not returning to an LOSD school next year

6/17-18 - Online Student book/supply return

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.

Spirit Week - Please Join Us!

Big picture

5th Grade Celebration Schedule

The 5th Grade Celebration is Wednesday, June 16:

  • 8-8:30 am - AM Cohorts attend Zoom Meetings with their teachers
  • 8:30 - 8:50 am - ALL 5th Graders attend Principal Griffiths Zoom Meeting (link will be sent via teacher classroom communication by 6/14)
  • 8:50 am - 5th graders dismissed to get ready for the drive-through
  • 9:30-10 am - Dunne Drive-Through at Hallinan
  • 10-10:30 am Freeman Drive-Through at Hallinan
  • 10:30-11:15 am - Larson/Wetzel Drive-Through at Hallinan
  • 11:15 am -12 pm - Miller/Wetzel Drive-Through at Hallinan
  • 12:45-1:15 pm - PM Cohorts attend Zoom Meetings with their teachers

Please be as prompt as possible during your designated drive-through time and place a card in your front window with your child's name on it. This will help us keep the line moving!

Mrs Gravers 1st Grade

Mrs Gravers class wrote Happy Haiku this week! The topic was "What am I? See if you can guess this one:

It's gray and eats leaves

Lives in a eucalyptus trees

Has long sharp nails

Big picture

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!

PE with Mrs Glumbik

Please click the two images below which will direct you to Mrs Glumbik's google slides. Once you are there, you can click the links to open websites and activity ideas to keep your family busy throughout the summer.

Library News

All Library books are due back to Hallinan tomorrow, Friday, June 4. Returns can be made between 8:30 am and 3:30 pm in the Library Drop Box, located in the vestibule.

Don't forget - The last Library Lunch Break for K-2 students is on Monday, June 7 from 12 to 12:30 pm. Thank you Mrs Landau - we are all grateful for you!

Ready! Set! Go!

Daily Home Screening for Students During COVID-19

PTO Information


Don’t want to fight the crowds to buy school supplies? We will be offering an opportunity to pre-order school supplies for next year. Order information and pricing will be released soon. Stay Tuned!

District Information

Sign Up for Your COVID-19 Vaccine!

Click Here for scheduling information and details.

SAVE THE DATE: Smart Start Thursday, August 26, 1-3 pm

Smart Start is an opportunity specifically for our students with 504s and IEPs, and their parents and guardians, to make introductions with their teachers and to feel prepared for the start of school. For the 2021-22 School Year, Smart Start is in person August 26, 2021, from 1-3 pm.

Teachers will be familiar with your student’s plan and accommodations. To help better 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 August 26!

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.

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.

Community Information

Respond to Racism's Virtual Kids' Storytime

Join us virtually on Mondays 5:00 - 5:30 pm for Kids' Storytime! Every week the Youth Empowerment Program with Respond to Racism shares stories from a multitude of cultures, voices, and experiences. Please visit <www.respondtoracism.org> for summer dates and to register for the Zoom link via the "Events" calendar. Free book giveaways throughout the summer!
Big picture

Hunger Fighters Food Pantry

The pantry will be open all summer for contactless curbside pickup every Saturday from 1-2:30 p.m.. Visit the website for more info.www.hungerfightersoregon.org

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.

Hallinan Website - Click Here!

PTO Website - Click Here

Lake Oswego School District Website - Click Here