Hallinan Elementary

Hawk Squawk 9/23/21

Principal's Message

Dear Hallinan Families,


I love seeing and talking to your children every day! At arrival and dismissal, during lunch, and in their classes - it brings me so much joy to see them engaged and learning. I had an opportunity to learn a few chords on the ukulele with Mrs Larson's 5th grade class today. So fun - but definitely not as easy as it looks! The ukuleles were gifted to Hallinan from the amazing PTO a couple of years ago so that our exceptional music teacher, Mr Haynor, is able to teach 3rd, 4th and 5th graders how to play every year. I'm just learning a few chords (C, Am, F and G - and let me be honest, G is giving me some trouble), but your children - they can play!


Play some music and dance around a bit today!


Principal Griffiths

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Important Request from Officer James Euscher and LO Parks and Rec

Our School Resource Officer and the LO Parks and Rec Department have asked me to forward a message to our Hallinan Families:


Please do not park at the roundabout at Hemlock St and Hallinan St before, during or after school. This may be used as a drop off area for after school activities only, but no parking is allowed. Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

Action Items:

  • Turn in the COVID-19 General Consent Form & the OHSU COVID-19 Testing Authorization Form by Friday, September 24 at 3:30 pm if you would like your K-5 year old children to participate in COVID-19 Student Screening Program.
  • Check out the ever growing Lost & Found pile in the Vestibule at Hallinan by Thursday, September 30 at 3:30 pm. All gear left at that time will be donated to a worthy cause.
  • Fill out the 2021-2022 LOSD Student/Parental Consent & Technology Form (see below for more info).

Save These Dates

9/23 - Early Release Thursday - 2 pm

9/30 - Early Release Thursday - 2 pm

9/30 - Lost and Found will be donated

10/6 - PTO Meeting 6 pm - Location TBD

10/7 - Early Release Thursday - 2 pm

10/8 - No School - Professional Day

10/13 - Jog-a-Thon

10/14 - Early Release Thursday - 2 pm

10/15 - Picture Day

10/21 - Early Release Thursday - 2 pm

10/28 - Early Release Thursday - 2 pm

Ms Olson's 1st Grade Class

Ms Olson's class learned about Ritchie Valens and his famous song "La Bamba" last week to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Here's a pic of their cute little guitars.

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Counseling Corner with Ms E

Please click on the picture below to open even more resources!

Chromebook or iPad problems?

Please submit a tech request to https://losdhelp.zendesk.com/ or scan this QR code.

Important PTO Information

Jog-a-Thon planning is in full swing! Thank you to everyone who has registered their children on Pledgestar - the donations from your friends and family are starting to roll in and we're so grateful for everyone's generous support of our school. We want to give an especially big shout out to our amazing sponsors, including Gold Properties, Waldman Realty Group, Keith Dozier, Ore-Pac, Counseling Services of Portland, the Hallinan Father's Association, and so many more! Stay tuned for more sponsor shout-outs in the weeks to come!


PTO Meeting Minutes

If you missed our first PTO meeting last Wednesday, the meeting minutes are now available online. Feel free to reach out to Erin at hallinanpresident@gmail.com with any questions! The next PTO meeting is scheduled for Wed., Oct. 20th at 6pm, location TBD.


Room Parents

A room parent sign up went out to all parents on Monday. Thanks to everyone who signed up - we'll be in touch soon with a kick-off email to get you started. If you missed the Sign-Up Genius email, there are still some teachers who need help! You can access the sign-up here. The 5th grade teachers in particular are still in need of some parent volunteers!


We Still Need Help!

We still have a number of open PTO chair positions, including the Volunteer Coordinator position and the Yearbook Chair. No specific experience is required for either one! If you're interested, please reach out to Erin directly or sign up via the Sign-Up Genius.


Social Media

Follow us on Instagram (@hallinanpresident) and Facebook (@HallinanHawks) to stay up-to-date with the PTO's activities and to get important reminders about upcoming events.


***PTO Parent Action Items:

* Please update your family directory information to indicate your student(s) teacher(s) and pay your student fees: https://hallinanpto.membershiptoolkit.com/home

* Register your student for the Jog-A-Thon: go to https://www.pledgestar.com/hallinan/ to get started!

Information Session with OHSU to talk through the K12 COVID-19 Student Screening Program

Lake Oswego School District is partnering with Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) to implement the K12 COVID-19 Student Screening Program for your child to get free weekly COVID-19 PCR tests through your school. The program is funded by Oregon Health Authority and implemented by designated providers.


The testing program is voluntary and requires active permission from students’ guardians. LOSD is currently enrolling LOSD elementary students who wish to participate in the program.


LOSD is hosting an Information Session with OHSU to talk through the K12 COVID-19 Student Screening Program, and to answer questions. The session will be recorded and shared in The Current Friday.

Thursday, Sept. 23

5-6 p.m.

Zoom: https://loswego-k12-or-us.zoom.us/j/85661921714


If you have any questions before or after the Information Session, please email: covidstudenttesting@loswego.k12.or.us. This email has been set up to help answer questions in a timely manner, while our nurses focus on care for our students.


Testing is one of many tools we use to reduce the spread of COVID-19, along with masking, physical distancing and washing your hands.

Technology Consent/Device Damage and Loss Protection Plan

Hello LOSD Families,


Each student must have a Technology Consent form on file each year.


The District is once again offering a Device Damage and Loss Protection Plan to ease the financial obligation if your student's District Device is damaged or lost.


When you fill out the Tech Consent form, you will "accept" or "decline" participation in the Protection Plan. The cost is $20 per student, with a family maximum of $60. Participation in the program is completely optional. Fee waivers are available for those with financial need.

Click HERE to directly access the 2021-2022 Technology Consent form.


Please fill out one form per student. Payment instructions will be communicated to participating families. For a complete description of the Device Damage and Loss Protection Program, please visit the District's website at https://www.losdschools.org/Page/7761


Fee waiver forms can be accessed here: https://www.losdschools.org/domain/1838 Please mail the completed form to:


Lake Oswego School District Office

c/o James Miller

PO Box 70

Lake Oswego, OR 97034


Thank you,

Computer Network Services

Student Illness

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. See this newly updated guide for information on when to keep your child home from school.


Please also review these messages from our District Nurse:

Food Allergy info for PTO and parent volunteers

General Letter to all school parents - peanut and tree nut allergy

Food Allergy Classroom Guidelines for Elementary School

Contact Information