Hallinan Elementary

Hawk Squawk 4/7/22

Principal's Message

Dear Hallinan Families,


Conferences, Book Fair and Garden week - oh what fun! It's been such a joy to see so many volunteers and visitors at Hallinan this week. We appreciate you being here supporting our school and students! If you haven't had the opportunity to volunteer yet, please make sure to complete the Volunteer Requirements (detailed below) prior to visiting the building.


We are excited to have the Book Fair back in person at Hallinan this week. Mrs Landau and our incredible PTO have set up an amazing selection of books to transport our students to magical new places. The Book Fair will be open at Hallinan tomorrow from 7:30 am to 1 pm and online at Scholastic Books through April 14 - click here.


Please ask your child about Garden Week. Rain or shine, all classes had the opportunity to discover the joys of gardening this week; they learned the parts of plants, hunted for worms, planted vegetables, herbs and flowers and decorated garden boxes. We are grateful to the PTO for making the garden a very special and beautiful place!


Looks like it may be a good weekend to cozy up with a new book - have a great one!

Melissa Griffiths

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Save These Dates

4/7 - LOSD Safety Symposium at 6 pm

4/7-4/8 - No School - Parent/Teacher Conferences

4/11 - Card Art Orders Due

4/13 - PTO Meeting at 6 pm

4/14 - Early Release Thursday - 2 pm

4/19 - 4/21 - OSAS Science - 5th Grade

4/21 - Early Release Thursday - 2 pm

4/25 - 4/27 - OSAS ELA - 3rd - 5th Grade

4/28 - Early Release Thursday - 2 pm

4/28 - STEAM Night at Hallinan - 5:30 pm

4/29 - Lost and Found Items not claimed will be donated

5/9 - 5/11 - OSAS Math - 3rd - 5th Grade

Family STEAM Night 4/28

Hallinan is excited to announce the Family STEAM Night taking place on Thursday April 28 from 5:30 to 7 pm. Families are welcome and encouraged to attend this fun event that will foster creativity and love of learning for all. As you journey through classrooms and spaces at Hallinan you will discover science, technology, engineering, art and math activities designed to engage and inspire students and their families. We're so happy for an opportunity to open our doors and have a community building evening. Please make sure all students are accompanied by a guardian.

STEM Lab with Mrs Doran!

Mrs Doran has created an amazing instagram account - stem_and_blossom or use the QR code to the side - for all things STEM and iLab related! Students are building, exploring and learning so many fun and amazing things: pinch pots and planting seeds, sustainability, pollinators, cardboard arcade, chia pets, coding and much more.


Visit the site and follow Mrs Doran to learn more!

Ms E's Counseling Corner

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

April Showers Bring Ms Orme's Flowers!

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PTO Information

Card Art: Spring Card Art orders due Monday, April 11th.


PTO Meeting - Wed., April 13th 6pm

Please join us Wed., April 13th at 6pm in the Hallinan library for the next PTO meeting. View the agenda here.


MOD Pizza Spirit Day - Thurs., April 14th

MOD Pizza is hosting a fundraiser for Hallinan on Thurs., April 14th. Mention Hallinan when you check out (for online orders, use code: MODF4884) and MOD will donate 20% back to the PTO! The fundraiser runs all day. This is another great opportunity to set up some fun dinner parties with your classmates!


The School Store is back!!

For those of you that don’t know, or don’t remember, Hallinan has a school store that is operated by the 5th grade students. Kids can come buy fun erasers, pens/pencils & school supplies from the store Tuesday - Thursday mornings from 8:00 - 8:15.


Spring Carnival Planning Help Needed!

We're working hard to set up a spring carnival, but we need help! If you're interested in helping us plan the event, please reach out to Erin ASAP at hallinanpresident@gmail.com.

Volunteer Requirements

We're so excited to have volunteers back in the building! Please verify that you have completed the following requirements before volunteering in schools:

  • Complete Background Check through school Raptor system - if you have not already completed this, bring your driver's license or passport with you on your first day volunteering and we'll get you registered in the office.

  • Fill out this form: Sign Statement of Knowledge and Understanding of LOSD Policies - we are happy to provide additional information if you would like it.

  • Show/Send Proof of Vaccination to Lee Gates (gatesl@loswego.k12.or.us). LOSD will not be granting exemptions for volunteers.

LOSD Safety Symposium April 7!!

LOSD is hosting its first annual LOSD K-12 Safety Symposium at Lakeridge High School Auditorium, Thursday, Apr. 7. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the session begins at 6 p.m. The in-person event is an opportunity for parents/guardians and community residents to learn about safety issues affecting students and actions that can be taken to create a safer community.

OSAS Schedule and Reminders

Oregon State Assessment will take place in April and May, refer to the Save the Date section above and chart below for details. Teachers will also be sending out information in their newsletters.


Prepare your student for testing by ensuring:

  • They are well rested
  • Have healthy breakfast, lunch and snack options
  • CHARGED chromebook
  • Encouragement - we believe in them!


If a student has a smartphone or watch, these will need to be kept in backpacks during testing as access to them creates an impropriety, per state assessment regulations.

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Oregon State Assessment Opt-Out Form

Every year, Oregon students take assessments to meet federal requirements. The purpose of these assessments is to provide data that schools can use to ensure each and every child is on track and achieving learning goals.

State law requires us to inform you that a form is available from the State Department of Education that allows you to opt your child out of the math and English Language Arts assessments for the current school year. Should you wish to opt out your child, fill out the form and submit it to the main office at your child’s school. Please note the submission deadlines listed on the form. Meeting the deadline will help the school with planning and preparation. If you wish your child not to participate in the science assessment for grades 5, 8, and 11, submit this request in writing to the principal of your child's school.

If you have questions or want more information about state assessments, please contact your child’s principal or teacher(s).

Click here for opt-out form for Math and English Language Arts.

2022-23 Registration

Registration for the 2022-23 school year (all grade levels) is open! This is for new students who have never enrolled in Lake Oswego before and for returning students who are not currently enrolled but will re-enroll for next year. Registration is online through ParentVUE. Parents do not need to register students for 2022-23 who are currently attending during the 2021- 22 school year. Information about registration, including Spanish Immersion, can be found here.


Families of students who will be entering kindergarten in the fall of 2022 can find information about Kindergarten, including how to register, on the Hallinan Kinder Counts pre-recorded video on the Hallinan website.

Asian Cultural Festival on 4/16

Mark your calendars! All are invited to the Asian Cultural Festival being hosted by the Lake Oswego High School Asian American Student Union (AASU) on Saturday, April 16, 12pm - 5pm at Lake Oswego High School. The festival will feature Asian culture through performances, free food samples, and over 15 different activities/exhibits including fashion exhibits, arts and crafts, and bollywood dancing with DJ Prashant.


There is free admission to the general event, but due to limited space in the auditorium, tickets are required to watch the performances. The show is from 2 pm to 3:30 pm and includes 10 acts. Performances include lion dancers, martial arts, traditional Asian instruments, cultural dance and much more. To buy tickets or learn more about the event, please visit AsianFestivalLO.com.


LOSD families can get discounted tickets (only $3 each) with the promo code: LOSDSTUDENT

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