Hawk Squawk 5/26/22
It's that time of the year that speeds by at record pace! In just a couple weeks, we'll be saying goodbye to a few good friends and I want to give you adequate time to reach out to them if you would like to do so. The wonderful Katie Larson, 5th grade teacher extraordinaire; the outstanding Jimmy Smith, our building engineer who does it all; and, the amazing Grace Sullwold, our medical EA who has a flair for art and design are all retiring this year. We are incredibly grateful for all they have done for our students, staff and Hallinan community, and we will miss them tremendously. With joy for them, and sadness for us, we wish them well!
If your family won't be returning to Hallinan next year (or moving to Lakeridge Middle School), please let us know so that we can prepare for the 2022-23 school year and make sure your child's records are forwarded to the correct school.
Wishing you a beautiful long weekend,
Save These Dates
5/26 - Library Books are due - please make sure to return all Hallinan Library books now!!
5/26 - Spring Carnival
5/27 - Grading Day - No School
5/30 - Memorial Day - No School
6/2 - Katie Larson's Retirement Party at 3:30 at Hallinan
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 Supply! Click here and enter HAL010
6/13 - Report Cards and Spring iReady Reports will be visible online in ParentVUE
Field Day at Hallinan on 6/6
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 firstname.lastname@example.org on June 8. We look forward to celebrating your child with you at our end-of-year 5th grade celebration.
A few of our Hallinan students have recently won some pretty awesome honors recently and we are happy to feature them here!
Anemone Gordon won first place in the LO Arbor Art Contest, grades 3-5. She is pictured below at the farmer's market with Mayor Joe Buck.
Nils Rusnak and Cooper Hill participated in the CYO Portland Meet of Champions, State Track Meet. Nils Placed first in the state in the 400 M and the 1500 M and 3rd in the 800 M. Cooper Hill placed 5th in the state in the 1500 M. Both Nils and Cooper were part of the 400 M relay team that took 7th in State.
Architects in Schools with Mrs Larson's 5th Grade Class
Thank you to Patrick McKenna, and his employer, Al’s Garden, for their generous donation of plants and fertilizer for the garden. It's beautiful!
School Supplies are Available to Order NOW!
Supply boxes for the 2022-23 school year are now available! Save yourself the pain and stress of driving around to four different stores in August to find those Papermate flair medium tip pens or that specific brand of watercolor paints. Supply boxes will be delivered directly to your child's classroom in the fall - easy peasy! Order now through June 12th by visiting: http://www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks and entering code HAL010.
Spring Carnival TONIGHT!!
It's here! Hallinan's big Spring Carnival is happening TONIGHT. Join us out on the school field from 5-8pm for games, food, face painting, entertainers, and more! Admission is free for all and Tessa Gold Properties is very generously sponsoring the Kona Ice truck! Koi Fusion and The Mac food trucks will also be on site - families will need to plan to purchase their own items from those vendors. Hope to see you all there!
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 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
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!
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
- 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.
Lake Oswego Summer Library Challenge
Click below for Reading suggestions, including booklists, and links to Tumblebooks and Sora - available all summer!
Office Phone: 503-534-2353
Principal Melissa Griffiths - email@example.com
Secretary Lee Gates - firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary Linda Stevens - email@example.com
Tech Problems? - submit a work order here
If your student is going to be absent or late, please email the office at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.