Hawk Squawk 4/22/21
Dear Hallinan Families,
Happy Earth Day! That's how numerous students greeted me today. And, they told me about things they are doing to help our planet: planting flowers, vegetables and trees, conserving water, electricity and gas, consuming less and picking up trash. Our students are awesome, and I'll say it again, there is no place like Hallinan!
The PTO sponsored H.O.P.E.S. Food Drive for the Tualatin School House Pantry is up and running. For more information see the PTO section below. To make it extra easy for families to contribute, feel free to drop off items in the carline on Thursday 4/29, the last day of collection.
Please remind your children that HAL Hangouts are tomorrow! Invitations were sent out to families on Tuesday. If you did not receive the zoom link, please contact Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our character trait this month is Creativity, so get ready for some imaginative fun and games! We'd love to have your child join us!
Over the past week, I've spent time teaching sounds, comparing/contrasting, lapsed time, fractions, fact vs opinion, discussing and debating a conundrum and rhythm and dance. I have had a tremendous amount of fun being in classrooms and I am so proud of all the work your children are doing and how supportive they are of each other. It's just one of the many things that makes Hallinan such a great community! Below, I've included a few photos from my time in classrooms this week.
Have an outstanding day!
Save These Dates!
4/19-4/29 - Hallinan H.O.P.E.S. Food Drive
4/23 - HAL Hangouts K-2 at 11:15 am; 3-5 at 11:45 am - Link will be emailed next week!
4/26 - Library Lunch Break for K-2 at 12 pm
5/3 - Library Lunch Break for K-2 at 12 pm
5/10 - Library Lunch Break for K-2 at 12 pm
5/12 - LOSD CARES Virtual Workshop at 11:30 am
Please click here for the updated school calendar posted on the district website. The School Board approved three additional days (June 14-16). The Teacher Workday will be on June 17.
Mrs Hagedorn's Kindergarten Class
Mrs Lindsey's 2nd Grade Class
Online Check Out and Curbside Pick-up has started. Pick-Up on Wednesdays between 11:15 am and 12:15 pm; holds must be placed by the Tuesday before at 12 pm. Click on the photo below to learn all about Curbside Pick-Up. Returns can be made daily between 8:30 am and 3:30 pm in the Library Drop Box, located in the vestibule.
Don't forget - Library Lunch Break for K-2 students on Mondays from 12 to 12:30 pm.
Parent Input Form for the 2021-22 School Year
HALLINAN FOOD DRIVE - HAPPENING NOW!
Our collection bins are out and ready for all non perishable food and hygiene items! The food drive will run through April 29 and bins are in the vestibule. Thank you for helping our friends at the Tualatin School House Pantry!
The super cute bins were decorated by the extraordinary EAs, Brenda Mejdell and Grace Sullwold!
State Testing Notification
Oregon school districts are required to administer state assessments this spring in English Language Arts (ELA), math, and science. The Oregon Department of Education’s request to waive these assessments due to the pandemic was denied by the federal government. However, a revised waiver has been conditionally approved to require fewer assessments at each grade level this year, per the below schedule. In addition, the ELA and math assessments have been shortened and will take less time to complete this year.
- Grade 3: ELA
- Grade 4: Math
- Grade 5: Science
- Grade 6: ELA
- Grade 7: ELA and Math
- Grade 8: Math and Science
- Grade 11: ELA and Math
- ELA and/or math (grades 3, 4, 6–8 and 11): submit the state opt-out form to your child’s school. The form is available on the State Assessments page of the District website.
- Science (grades 5 and 8 only): submit a written request for exemption to your child’s school (email or US mail).
LOSD CARES Virtual Workshop
Wednesday, May 12
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday Workshops for LOSD Elementary Students
Through a partnership with the Lake Oswego Schools Foundation, LOSD is pleased to offer Wednesday Workshops enrichment classes to create more connection experiences for our LOSD elementary students. Classes are free of charge.
Wednesday Workshops will run for 6 weeks from April 21, 2021 to May 26, 2021. Sign up is through LOSD Community School. Please click here to go to the Wednesday Workshops page on the LOSD website for more information and to register for a class.
New Student Registration for 2021-22 School Year
Office Phone: 503-534-2353
Principal Melissa Griffiths - email@example.com
Secretary Lee Gates - firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary Linda Stevens - email@example.com
If your child will be absent, please email your student's teacher and copy the office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please list the date your child will be absent and any illness symptoms.