Hallinan Elementary

Hawk Squawk 4/14/22

Principal's Message

Dear Hallinan Families,


April is RESPONSIBILITY month. We define responsibility as taking action and understanding how our choices affect others, ourselves and the world. In our Social Emotional Learning (SEL) lessons, Counselor, Ms Erspamer, will encourage responsible decision-making with others, while at school and online. If you would like to continue the lessons at home, visit Ms E's Counseling Corner for ideas.


And, today, if case you missed it, today is a busy day at Hallinan. It's the last day to order books online at the Book Fair; it's the last day to order Card Art online; and, it's the Hallinan MOD Pizza Fundraiser! Thanks to our wonderful PTO, we appreciate you! Please see the PTO section below for more details about the Book Fair, Cart Art and MOD Pizza Fundraiser.


It's a good night for pizza!

Melissa Griffiths

Save These Dates

4/14 - Last chance - Card Art Orders Due!

4/14 - Last chance - Online Book Fair!

4/14 - MOD Pizza Fundraiser (see info in the PTO section)

4/15 - School Store will be open today!

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 - Kindergarten Lottery Registration Deadline - more info here

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

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

Music with Mr Haynor!

Mr. Haynor and the 2nd grade classes are excited to share their performances of Tikki Tikki Tembo with Hallinan! To limit interactions in the music room they decided to videotape the performances instead of doing them live. Watch as two young brothers find themselves in trouble when they don't heed the advice of their mother!


McKay - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1e4USBYR3-XNzSbphHep9GZJYrjGwh-X9/view?usp=sharing

Lindsey - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1I1-8PjvnzmE8ssJ7A9LmKAXLbQ6CMNpr/view?usp=sharing

Lunde - https://drive.google.com/file/d/17gjj7iiDRuP6Cmw0TjAmO3e2Nu7j1zvQ/view?usp=sharing


Bravo!!!

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 is looking for the following supplies for the STEM Lab:


  • Ziploc bags of all sizes
  • Baby wipes
  • Plastic bags
  • 1L bottles (or ANY SIZE plastic bottles!)
  • Plastic lids of any kind
  • TP/PT rolls


These items can be dropped off in the marked bin in the vestibule. Don't forget to follow Mrs Doran on Instagram - stem_and_blossom!

PTO Information

Card Art: Spring Card Art orders due today - Order Here!


MOD Pizza Spirit Day - TODAY

MOD Pizza is hosting a fundraiser for Hallinan TODAY (Thurs., April 14th). Mention Hallinan when you check out (for online orders, use code: MODF4884) and MOD will donate 20% back to the PTO! This is a great excuse to skip cooking after baseball/soccer/etc. practice - heck, bring the whole team!


Book Fair Wrap - Last day to order online today - Order Here! Thanks to everyone who visited, volunteered at and supported this year's book fair! It was a huge success and wonderful to see the students so excited! Book fair sales were over $13k and 25% of total proceeds will go back to Hallinan and support our library. In addition, the school raised over $450 in All for Books donations, of which 100% will benefit Hallinan. A very special thank you to our dedicated librarian, Mrs. Landau, and the many parent volunteers who's hard work made it possible.


Spirit Wear Is In!!

Spirit wear orders are in! If you put in an order before spring break, your items should be coming home with your child this week. Be sure to check their backpacks.


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.

HOPES Food Drive

HOPES is excited to announce our 5th Annual Hallinan Food Drive to benefit the Tualatin School House Pantry. Our collection bins will be out starting Tuesday, April 19 and will be there until Wednesday May 3. You will receive information from your teacher about what we are collecting and opportunities for your child to participate in activities related to the food drive soon.

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.

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. The lottery registration deadline is Friday, 4/29. If Hallinan has more age-eligible registered kindergarten students than capacity, the District will conduct a lottery. Additional information can be found here.

COVID-19 Screening: Participant Action Required

LOSD is preparing for the last distribution of COVID-19 Student Screening testing supplies.

Please let us know if your student does not need any more supplies through the last collection day, Wednesday, Jun. 8.


  • If you are interested in un-enrolling your K-12 student in the program, click OPT OUT to complete the OPT OUT form.

  • If you are interested in your student continuing to participate in the program, but do not need any more supplies, click HOLD to complete the HOLD form.


No need to do anything if your student is planning to participate and needs to receive supplies in this last distribution.


Thank you.

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