Hallinan Elementary

Hawk Squawk 12/17/20

Principal's Message

Dear Hallinan Families,


I prefer bling to masks, but due to our current reality, I am incredibly thankful to my Mom for making and sending me six adorable reversible holiday masks. She knows me well, a few of them even have sparkles. The gingerbread mask was perfect when I recently visited Mrs Graver's 1st Grade Class. All of our first grade classes have been reading, comparing, discussing and writing about gingerbread stories. Today, they presented their gingerbread village creation to families. It was so fun to listen to the students as they enthusiastically shared their jobs and buildings within the community.


I am looking forward to wrapping up this December with HAL Hangouts tomorrow, Friday 12/18. K-2 will meet from 11:30 am to 12 pm, and 3-5 will meet from 12 to 12:30 pm. Students are encouraged to bring their lunch and eat while we learn more about each other. Zoom meeting invitations were sent yesterday. If your family didn't receive one, please contact Lee Gates at gatesl@loswego.k12.or.us. Since it's the last day before break, I will be wearing pajamas and my snowflake mask. Please join me!


One of our favorite traditions at Hallinan is the Winter Sing-Along. Mr Haynor, along with a few friends (LOSD Elementary Music teachers), created a fun online Family Sing-Along for your enjoyment. We have included YouTube and Google links below. Happy caroling!


As we close the books on the challenging and unforgettable 2020, I want to thank you, our wonderful families, for your support, resiliency and dedication to your student's learning. I know it's been difficult, yet your students show up and give 100% each and every day. I am so grateful to be part of this incredible community. There is truly no place like Hallinan.


I hope you have a fun and restful holiday season. Make sure to spend some time reading - I highly recommend a good gingerbread book!


Wishing you a happy and healthy new year,

Melissa Griffiths

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Join us for the Family Sing-Along!!

There are two ways to view the Family Sing-Along - YouTube or Google Drive You can also click on the picture below. Huge thanks to Mr Haynor and all of the Elementary Music teachers for this outstanding treat!

Save These Dates!

12/18 - HAL Hangouts K-2 11:30 am to 12 pm

12/18 - HAL Hangouts 3-5 12 to 12:30 pm

12/21-1/1 - Winter Break - No School

1/4 - School Resumes

1/4 - Library Lunch Break for K-2, 12 to 12:30 pm

Counseling Corner with Ms E

Library News

Mrs Landau is offering Library Lunch Break for K-2 students on Mondays from 12 to 12:30 pm. Students may eat their lunch while enjoying stories read by Mrs Landau or a guest reader. The next Library Lunch Break is on Monday, January 4. We'll send out the zoom link information January 4.


Online Check Out and Curbside Pick-up will start in January. If you have any Hallinan Library books that need to be returned, please bring them to Hallinan, Monday through Friday between 8 am and 3:30 pm. There will be a drop off box under the canopy near the main entrance for your convenience.

Another round of Mystery Science will begin soon. If you are unable to purchase science supplies, or have limited access, we have a limited amount of supplies that are available to you from the Lake Oswego School District. This is based on need, not convenience. The bags will contain all of the materials needed for the lab work in the next Mystery Science unit. Click here for the Mystery Science website. Use the Home button on the upper right to visit the correct grade level page and find the material request link.
Hallinan Help for Families for Distance Learning

This is a Button Link to the "Hallinan Help for Families for Distance Learning" drive folder. Please click on this link for AM/PM Cohort Schedules, Specials Schedule, Science/Social Studies/Health Rotations, Google Codes and Tech Help and Support.

PTO Information

Hallinan Gives Back!

A huge THANK YOU to our Hallinan community for contributing to our gift card collection for our buddy school, Alder Elementary. We collected $925 which will go to buy coats, shoes and other necessities for our friends there. You made a difference and you are AWESOME!
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2020 That's a Wrap!

As we come to the end of long and arduous calendar year, please remember that every parent and caregiver is both an important and appreciated part of the Hallinan PTO and this process would be impossible without your support. Check out the following flip grid montage made by our amazing Hallinan Staff (link). May your winter holiday be peaceful and safe. “See” you in 2021!

District Information

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Hallinan Renovation Update

The Hallinan Elementary Renovation Project will bring significant improvements to the forty-year-old facility, including upgrades in safety and security, technology and seismic and infrastructure. Click here for more information.

Hallinan Outside - it's really looking great! The outdoor classroom is getting framed, the garden planter boxes have been built and filled with soil, the underground cistern which receives rainwater runoff from the roof and water pump are ready for action and the flow through planter, which is a plant-based filtration system, is removing pollutants from stormwater. This whole outdoor area is going to be an amazing learning center for our students.


Huge thanks to our DREAM TEAM! They have greatly surpassed my renovation expectations and have been an absolute joy to work with. A few of the amazing team, from the left, Tommy White, Project Manager Soderstrom; Me; Dave Kruger, Senior Project Manager LOSD Bond; Steve Duch, Owner/Project Manager Triplett Wellman; Randy Small, Project Superintendent Triplett Wellman; Travis Thomas, Foreman Triplett Wellman; and Ryan Flosdorf, Project Engineer Triplett Wellman.

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Please remember that Hallinan is a closed campus and only staff and construction crew are allowed onsite - inside and outside. We appreciate your cooperation.

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!