Hallinan Elementary

Hawk Squawk 6/2/22

Principal's Message

Dear Hallinan Families,


It's June and there are only 6 days of school left - how is that even possible? Hallinan will be a flurry of activity next week as we prepare for the end of the school year: Field Day, End of Year Celebrations and saying goodbye to our 5th graders. We hope you'll be here to join us!


If you happen to be at school next week, please stop by "Lost and Found". As you can probably guess, we've accumulated a whole new batch of sweatshirts and jackets that we'd love to return to their proper owners. All lost and found items left at Hallinan will be donated on 6/13.


Have a great weekend!

Melissa Griffiths

Save These Dates

6/6 - Field Day

6/8 - Medical/Religious Exemptions Due for 5th Grade Celebration

6/10 - 5th Grade Celebration

6/10 - Last Day of School - early dismissal at 11 am

6/12 - Last Day to order School Supplies! Click here and enter HAL010

6/13 - Report Cards and Spring iReady Reports will be visible online in ParentVUE

6/13 - Lost and Found items will be donated

Field Day at Hallinan on 6/6

We are looking forward to celebrating the end of the school year with Field Day on Monday, June 6th! Students, Staff and Volunteers will be on the Hallinan Field participating in games, challenges and more! Field Day for Kindergarten through 3rd grade will take place in the morning, 4th and 5th grade will participate in the afternoon. Students should dress accordingly for weather and activities and bring water bottles! We will offer Otter Pops (water, high fructose corn syrup, contains 2% or less of the following: apple and pear juice from concentrate, citric acid, natural and artificial flavors, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, red 40, yellow 6, blue 1) for all students. Please let gatesl@loswego.k12.or.us know if your child should not eat an Otter Pop.

Hallinan 5th Grade Celebration: Vaccination Exemptions Due on 6/8!!

The 5th Grade Celebration is on Friday 6/10. 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 gatesl@loswego.k12.or.us on June 8. We look forward to celebrating your child with you at our end-of-year 5th grade celebration.


Medical Exemption Form

Religious Exemption Form

Lost and Found - Pick up by 6/10

Please look through (or encourage your child to look through) Lost and Found which is located in the hall leading to 1st and 2nd grade classrooms. All items left on 6/13 will be donated to a worthy cause.

Counselor's Corner

RESPECT: Seeing good in people and things and treating them with care. Click on the picture below for family activities and information!

Champions: Extended Care at Hallinan

We are pleased to announce that we will be providing extended care services at Hallinan next year. Last week, we assembled a committee consisting of Hallinan parents and staff members to evaluate proposals from district-approved third-party childcare providers. Champions will provide childcare at Hallinan next year. Principal Griffiths is meeting with Champions next week and as soon as their enrollment web pages are ready, we will forward out additional information and instructions. We are excited to partner with Champions!

PTO Information

2022-23 School Supplies

Don't forget to order your supply boxes for next year! Orders are due by June 12th. Visit: http://www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks and enter code HAL010.


Summer Garden Stewards

The kids have worked so hard to plant the garden with lovely flowers, fruits, and vegetables - help us keep it going over the summer! We're looking for families to volunteer for week-long shifts to water, weed, and harvest. A Sign-Up Genius will be going out soon, in the meantime please reach out to Britt Marra at brittmarra@gmail.com if you're interested in helping out.

Health Reminders

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COVID-19 Reported Case Update

The LOSD COVID-19 Dashboard is up to date with the number of staff and students who have reported to LOSD testing positive for COVID-19, regardless of school exposure. With any potential exposure, people are advised to watch for illness symptoms and follow Oregon Health Authority COVID-19 exclusion procedures.


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 nelsona@loswego.k12.or.us and Nikki Retzlaff at retzlafn@loswego.k12.or.us, 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

SAVE THE DATE: Smart Start Thursday, Aug. 25, 1-3 p.m.

Smart Start is an opportunity specifically for our students with 504s and IEPs, and their parents and guardians, to make introductions and connect with their teachers and to feel prepared and welcomed for the start of school. For the 2022-23 School Year, Smart Start is in person Aug. 25, 2022, from 1-3 p.m.


Teachers will be familiar with your student’s plan and accommodations. To help get to 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 Aug. 25!

2022-23 Verification

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).

State Assessment Score Reports

This summer, LOSD will deliver students’ state assessment results online through ParentVUE rather than mailing paper. This is in keeping with the district’s strategic goal of sustainability and mirrors how we deliver report cards. Your child’s assessment reports will appear on your ParentVUE Documents page in late July. As you review your student’s English Language Arts, math, and science scores, please keep in mind:
  • 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.
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 or need assistance, please contact your student’s school.

Champions STEAM Champ Camp

Beginning July 5 and throughout the summer, Lake Grove will be hosting the Champions STEAM Champ Camp from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Kids will team up with friends to solve head-scratching problems and complete spy-worthy quests that stretch their understanding of different people and places. Campers will also practice STEAM skills through hands-on activities, create inspiring art and discover new things about themselves and the world around them. The weekly registration fee is $75 per child. For more information and other summer programming visit the Community School website. You can reach the STEAM camp registration page by clicking here.

Lake Oswego Summer Library Challenge

The Summer Library Challenge “Read Beyond the Beaten Path” is the Lake Oswego Public Library’s 2022 summer reading, learning and exploration program for ALL ages and abilities. It will take place beginning June 1st and ending August 31st. We are excited to invite you to participate. Sign up online at lopl.org/summer to track your summer reading, complete outdoor challenges and enter your scavenger hunt finds. Babies, kids and teens may visit the children’s library for a FREE book courtesy of the Friends of the Lake Oswego Public Library and a BOGO coupon for The Booktique. Kids read all summer long and earn raffle tickets for one of 24 end-of-summer prize drawing bags full of prizes from local sponsors. Teens earn raffle tickets for weekly drawings for a Powell’s gift card.

Click below for Reading suggestions, including booklists, and links to Tumblebooks and Sora - available all summer!

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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

Tech Problems? - submit a work order here


If your student is going to be absent or late, please email the office at halattendance@loswego.k12.or.us 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.


Hallinan Website - Click Here!

PTO Website - Click Here

Lake Oswego School District Website - Click Here

Register for LOSD - including Kindergarten - HERE