Hallinan Elementary

Hawk Squawk 11/5/20

Principal's Message

Dear Hallinan Families,


It's November already! Our theme for the month is gratitude; in SEL lessons, students will be discussing ways they are grateful.


I am grateful for all of you! Thank you for attending our parent teacher conferences this week. I hope that you were provided valuable insight into your child's progress thus far this year. Thank you for your continued partnership supporting all of our students at Hallinan.


To better assist our young learners and staff, we are adjusting our weekly schedule which you can find here. As you may have read yesterday, starting, November 18, Wednesdays will be multi-synchronous days, which will consist of a blend of some live online time with teachers and staff and some offline time. This will allow students time to have structured connection and review with their teachers, practice skills and receive reteaching with teachers and support staff and build relationships with their peers. This change is intended to provide additional support, reduce screen stress and allow catch up time. Participation is expected and attendance will be taken as usual.


The schedule for elementary students’ lessons for Music, PE or STEM is expected to remain the same, but if changes are necessary, we will provide you with updated information next week. We recognize that this is yet another adaption in a year of change and we thank you for your support and flexibility.


To continue to get to know each other, I am happy to announce the date of our next HAL Hangout, Friday, November 13. Feel free to ask me what I was thinking - maybe I am just throwing caution to the wind. Let's put a positive spin on Friday the 13th. Seeing your children will definitely make my day! K-2 will meet from 11:30 am to 12 pm, and 3-5 will meet from 12 to 12:30 pm. Students are encouraged to bring their lunch and eat while we learn more about each other. Zoom meeting invitations will be sent next Tuesday, November 10, to parents and 3rd-5th grade student email addresses. Looking forward to seeing your students there!


Principal Griffiths

Save These Dates!

11/6 - Virtual Conferences - No School

11/10 - Look for Zoom link for HAL Hangouts on 11/13

11/10 - New Family Coffee - see information below under District Info

11/11 - Veterans Day - No School

11/12 - Thursday PLC (schedule time change)

11/13 - HAL Hangouts - Zoom links will be emailed to families on 11/10

11/18 - Multi-synchronous Day - see information below

11/18 - Cookbook Recipes Due

11/19 - Thursday PLC (schedule time change)

11/23-11/27 - Thanksgiving Break - No School

New Multi-synchronous schedules on Wednesdays beginning November 18:

Elementary Student Wednesday Schedule

8:00-8:30: Synchronous AM Cohort English Language Arts structured connection and review

8:35-9:05: Synchronous AM Cohort Math structured connection and review


12:45-1:15: Synchronous PM Cohort English Language Arts structured connection and review

1:20-1:50: Synchronous PM Cohort Math structured connection and review


Elementary Student Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday Schedule

8:00-10:45 a.m.: Synchronous AM Cohort English Language Arts & Math

12:45-3:30 p.m.: Synchronous PM Cohort English Language Arts & Math


Note that Thursdays are no longer PLC days. View the entire week schedule here.

Counseling Corner with Ms E

Mystery Science Supplies Mystery Science Supplies

If you are unable to purchase science supplies, or have limited access, we have a limited amount of supplies that are available to you from the Lake Oswego School District. This is based on need, not convenience. The bags will contain all of the materials needed for the lab work in the next Mystery Science unit.


Please fill out this form. Select the school and grade level for your student. Supply bags can be picked up at Westridge as Hallinan is still under construction. Office staff will help you to get your lab supplies. No names or email addresses will be collected in this request form.

Distance Learning Help for Families

Button Link to the "Hallinan Help for Families for Distance Learning". Please click on this link for AM/PM Cohort Schedules, Specials Rotations, Google Codes and Tech Help and Support.

Hallinan Cookbook - ACTION ITEM!

Help the PTO make the Hallinan Cookbook a success by submitting your recipe and either a photo or child’s artwork to Jessie Harbison at jessamyn2007@gmail.com. Please send in your submissions by NOVEMBER 18. The cookbook will be available for purchase and all proceeds will go to the Hallinan PTO.

Room Parents Still Needed!

Foundation Hosting Virtual New Family Coffees

The Lake Oswego Schools Foundation is keeping its tradition of hosting new families coffees, albeit virtually this year!


Parents and guardians who are new to the district are invited to join other new families, your principal and school Foundation board representatives for coffees hosted for each school community. Click the link below for your school to RSVP.


Hallinan Elementary community, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 10-11 a.m.


Everyone who attends the virtual coffee will receive a free Chuck's Coffee card (located at Chuckie Pies in downtown Lake Oswego) - a Lake Oswego institution and community gathering spot.


The Lake Oswego Schools Foundation is an independent non-profit whose sole mission is to provide more teachers for students, equitably. To find out more, visit www.losfoundation.org or contact Whitney Woolf, 503-534-2106 woolfw@loswego.k12.or.us.

LOHS Black Student Union Mentoring Program

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Hallinan Renovation Update

The Hallinan Elementary Renovation Project will bring significant improvements to the forty-year-old facility, including upgrades in safety and security, technology and seismic and infrastructure. Click here for more information.

Our New Canopy is Finished - and it's stunning! A beautiful welcome to Hallinan.

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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!