Hallinan Elementary

Hawk Squawk 2/25/21

Principal's Message

Hello Hallinan Families!


This week has been AMAZING! As one student shared, 'it's been a billion days great'! It's so wonderful to see all the Kindergarteners and 1st Graders who are at Hallinan for In-Person learning. We miss those who cannot join us at this time, but know you are still part of the Hallinan family, and I look forward to seeing you in your zoom classes soon. On Monday, 3/1, 2nd and 3rd graders will join us, and on Friday, 3/5, 4th and 5th graders will join us. Hallinan will feel alive again!


I have had so much fun greeting your children at arrival and dismissal. For their and our staff's safety, I'd like to remind you of a few things:


  • Do not park your car in the school parking lot, all drop-off must be done via the car line
  • Students exiting or entering cars in the car line must enter or exit from the passenger/curbside. Students may not enter or exit from the driver/street side
  • To expedite dismissal, please place a large sign with your student's last name on it, in the front window, on the passenger side.
  • Due to teacher contractual obligations, students will stay in cars or buses, and walkers will stand socially distanced on the sidewalk, (use the blue stars as guiding markers) until 8 am and 12:45 pm, when the building opens.
  • Starting Monday, 3/1, walkers will meet their family/guardian undercover by the playground. Using the stars on the ground, please stay socially distant and your students will come to you.


That saying, it takes a village..... well, I appreciate mine! I want to thank our Central Office staff, Donna Atherton, Mary Kay Larson and Kileen Birmingham, for being here to assist us this week and next week as we navigate making arrival and dismissal as efficient as possible.


Up until Tuesday, it had been 347 days with no students at Hallinan. To celebrate students' return, Jonathan House/Lake Oswego Review stopped by and took a photo. I am so grateful he is allowing us to share it with you. Below, from left to right, are Educational Assistant Barb Bogdan, Lila Bartunek, Audrey Cherrytree and yours truly. It brings me such great joy to see everyone in-person. My heart is full!


Melissa Griffiths

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Save These Dates!

2/26 - YouthTruth Family Survey - LAST DAY!

3/1 - First Day for 2-3 In-Person

3/1 - Library Lunch Break for K-2 at 12 pm

3/5 - First Day for 4-5 In-Person

3/8 - Library Lunch Break for K-2 at 12 pm

3/10 - LOSD CARES Workshop - Parenting in a Pandemic - 5 to 6:30 pm

3/12 - HAL Hangout for K-2 students 11:15 am -11:45 am

3/12 - HAL Hangout for 3-5 students 11:45 am - 12:15 pm

Mrs Lindsey's Art

What is not to love about these cupcakes?! Thank you Mrs Lindsey for sharing your students' art. The cupcake to the right is by Parker Chartier. The cupcakes below were created by Carter Ashbrook, Liam de la Cruz and Juliette Rayasam. Beautiful!
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Hallinan Reopening!

Click here for up-to-date information about our reopening. You'll find a calendar, getting ready for in-person guidelines and tips to make the return easier.

Hallinan Help for Families for Distance Learning

Click here for Hybrid, Online and Specials Schedules, Google Classroom Codes and more!

Counseling Corner with Ms E

Library News

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.

The Drop Box is located in the vestibule.


Don't forget - Library Lunch Break for K-2 students on Mondays from 12 to 12:30 pm.

Limited Number of Science Supplies Available for K-3 grade students

Science supplies for students in Kindergarten through 3rd grade are available on a first come basis to any family that wants them. You'll find them in the vestibule in large purple bins!

Updated Elementary Grab-and-Go Meals Information

Please read the letter below from Food Services regarding Grab and Go Meals which will be distributed at Hallinan beginning March 4. To help our Food Service Department prepare, complete this short five-question Grab-and-Go Meal Survey.

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LOSD CARES Virtual Workshop

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YouthTruth Surveys

Seriously, this is your last chance!!! The YouthTruth survey has been extended to Friday 2/26. Please take the survey! Access the survey here!


The survey will take about 15 minutes of your time and will be extremely valuable to us. We will use the survey, taken by parents, students, and staff, as part of our strategic planning conversations to keep growing and learning more effectively as a school.

New Student Registration for 2021-22 School Year

Online Registration through ParentVUE is open for all new students for the 2021-22 school year, including kindergarten and spanish immersion. Students who are currently attending LOSD during the 2020-21 school year do not need to register for the 2021-22 school year. Please call the Hallinan office at 503-534-2353 or visit the Registration & Verification page of the LOSD website assistance. And, go to the LOSD Spanish Immersion Website for more details.


Please visit the Hallinan website for additional Kindergarten information.

Office 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


Hallinan Website - Click Here!