Hallinan Elementary

Hawk Squawk 9/30/21

Principal's Message

Dear Hallinan Families,


Rain is in the air at Hallinan! And when the ground is as wet as it has been this week, we’ll all eat indoors. In order to follow safety protocols and maintain 6 foot distance between students, we are using the whole building for indoor lunch. Students may be eating on the gym floor or in the hallways. We highly recommend making sure your child has a blanket or towel to sit on while eating lunch indoors or outside - something with a waterproof backing is ideal. This is for their protection and for the longevity of our flooring.


Despite the weather, we are doing our best to get outside for recess as often as possible. Please make sure your child is prepared to go outside with proper footwear and clothing that will keep them dry and comfortable. It may be colder in classrooms as well. Although Hallinan is heated and we do have a new HVAC system, we also have wonderful new windows that open. Teachers will be opening windows - even on cooler days - to assist with continuous air flow. It is advised that all students are dressed each day in layers so they are comfortable both indoors and outside.


Your children have been amazing at keeping 6 feet apart while eating and wearing masks at all other times. We appreciate your partnership in keeping our students safe and our schools open. We are thrilled to have them with us everyday! As we all work together to protect our students/your children, please make sure to read the arrival and dismissal reminders below.


Enjoy the sunbreaks when you can!


Melissa Griffiths

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Arrival and Dismissal Reminders

Cul de sac: 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 to make sure there is ample space for emergency vehicles. There are three no parking signs posted around the cul de sac. Thank you for adhering to this city regulation.


Main Entrance: We know the car rider line is long, but please be kind to each other and be good role models for our students.


  • Do not drop off students before 8 am, we do not have staff available to supervise until 8 am.
  • At the top of the driveway, please treat the entrance to Hallinan as a four-way stop. Take turns (one right hand turn, one left hand turn, and keep alternating).
  • To keep the car line moving efficiently, please remain in your vehicle.
  • During the school day, which includes arrival and dismissal, please remember that masks are required for all students, staff and families.


We appreciate your patience and support!

Action Items:

Save These Dates

10/1 - Lost and Found will be donated

10/6 - Walk/Ride Bike to School!

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

10/20 - PTO Meeting at 6 pm - Location TBD

10/21 - Early Release Thursday - 2 pm

10/22 - Early Release 11 am

10/28 - No School - Conferences

10/29 - No School - Conferences

Counseling Corner with Ms E

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

Important PTO Information

Jog-a-Thon: October 13th

We're just two weeks out from the Jog-a-Thon and we're excited! If you haven't had a chance to yet, now is the time to get your kiddos registered on Pledgestar and to get those pledge requests out to your friends and family! Continuing our shout-outs to our amazing sponsors, this week we want to recognize the generosity of our "Helper Hawks:" Orthodontic Specialists of Lake Oswego, Lakeside Pediatric Dentistry, Serene Point Advisors, Brighton Jones, and Donald Masterdorff. Thanks so much for your continued support of our school!


Hallinan Walk & Roll
October 6th is Walk and Bike to School Day! We'll be celebrating with our own Walk & Roll event before school starts. Bike, Rollerblade, Walk or Skateboard to school and enter to win a free bike helmet in our raffle. Find out how far you and your friends have travelled on our map and learn more about why walking and rolling to school totally rocks!


5th Grade Room Parents

We are still in need of room parents for Ms. Locke and Ms. Miller's 5th grade classes. If you're interested, please sign up here.


We Need a Volunteer Coordinator!

We are still very much in need of someone to fill the Volunteer Coordinator position. No specific experience is required, just a willingness to help recruit and answer questions for our amazing volunteers! If you're interested, please reach out to Erin directly (hallinanpresident@gmail.com) or sign up via the Sign-Up Genius.


***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!

* 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.

Miss Oregon will be at the Jog-A-Thon!

We are pleased to announce that Miss Oregon, Kendra Berning (a proud Hallinan parent!), will be attending the Jog-A-Thon and running laps with our students!

CogAT Screening Coming

In order to ensure equitable opportunities, all second and third-grade students will be assessed this fall using the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) to screen for intellectual ability and eligibility for Talented and Gifted (TAG) support. This 60-minute in-classroom assessment measures reasoning and problem-solving skills in three different areas: verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal. Each area is designed to evaluate specific reasoning skills that strongly correlate to academic success. The district’s testing window for the CogAT screener will be October 11 through November 12.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month - Immerse in the Spanish Language and Culture!

Come to our new Lakeridge Middle School ( https://goo.gl/maps/zjNpttX6XTr9yXxE6 4700 Jean Rd, Lake Oswego, OR 97035) to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15) with Spanish teachers Teresa Sánchez and Julie Pacheco-Toye in an evening full of fun and cultural learning.

Registration is free!

Chromebook or iPad problems?

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

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,

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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


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.


Hallinan Website - Click Here!

PTO Website - Click Here

Lake Oswego School District Website - Click Here