Hallinan Elementary

Hawk Squawk 4/15/21

Principal's Message

Dear Hallinan Families,

It is a joy to see your children everyday. This week I had the opportunity to teach 2nd Grade STEM, 5th Grade Health and 2nd and 5th Grade Math. Your children are smart, thoughtful and engaging students. We discussed garden ecosystems in STEM, added money in 2nd Grade Math and competed in a relay race to practice subtracting decimals in 5th Grade Math.

I loved every minute with your children and look forward to teaching in all of our in-person and online classrooms by the end of the month. I've included a few photos from my adventures this week.

Talking with your children is a highlight of my day. If you are looking for ways to talk to your children about what they do at school each day - jump down to the counseling corner and check out the "Good Night Glowing Cube". Counselor Brittany Erspamer included a creative way to engage your family each evening and learn about everyone's day.

Enjoy this amazing weather!

Melissa Griffiths

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Save These Dates!

4/19 - Library Lunch Break for K-2 at 12 pm

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

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.

Counseling Corner

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 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.

There is still time to order School Photos!

Picture Day was Monday, April 12. If you haven't ordered them already, families may order pictures online by visiting dorianstudio.com and typing Hallinan into the "school name here" bubble. Your online order can be placed through Friday, April 16.

If your student missed Picture Day, Dorian has scheduled two make-up days, May 19th and 20th at their office, 11130 SW Barbur Blvd, Suite 100, Portland, OR 97219. Sign-up here:


Mystery Science

The new unit for 4th grade Mystery Science, Waves of Sound, begins on Monday April 19. 4th grade Science kits will be delivered to Hallinan tomorrow, Friday, April 16 and will be located in the vestibule. Kits for Kindergarten, 1st grade and 5th grade are also available.

Parent Input Form for the 2021-22 School Year

Families are welcome to provide input regarding their child and their child's best learning environment on the Parent Input Form which is attached below. Please return the form to Hallinan no later than Friday, May 7, 2021 to be considered.
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Daily Home Screening for Students During COVID-19

PTO Information


Our annual food drive to benefit our local Tualatin School House Pantry begins next week! The following are important details:

  • WHEN. Monday April 19 - Thursday April 29
  • WHERE. Please bring all items to the big bins located in the Hallinan vestibule
  • WHAT. We are collecting all non perishables food and hygiene items. The food pantry is specifically in need of canned vegetables, meal in a can (chili, canned pasta etc), shampoo and toothpaste. We appreciate ALL donations!

Thanks for making a difference Hallinan Families! Questions? Email Debi Panning: hallinanpresident@gmail.com

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District Information


The District has added a page to ParentVUE that allows parents to view a history of websites which their student visited using a District device over the past week. This is informational only and does not allow blocking of sites. To view this information, navigate to the Additional page using the options on the left of the screen, then click Parent Umbrella. For assistance, please watch this video or contact the school office.

LOSD CARES Virtual Workshop

Join our LOSD community and caregivers for a virtual workshop, "Getting Real About Our Kids' Mental Health: Parenting in a Pandemic" with parent, speaker and advocate Tara Rolstad. This workshop is intended for parents and guardians.

Wednesday, May 12

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


LOSD Connection and Resilience in Education Series (CARES) is hosted by the LOSD Wellness team of school counselors, social workers and psychologists. To watch previous workshops and for additional resources on mental health and social-emotional wellbeing, please visit the LOSD CARES webpage or click here.

Wednesday Workshops for LOSD Elementary Students

Through a partnership with the Lake Oswego Schools Foundation, LOSD is pleased to offer another term of Wednesday Workshops enrichment classes to create more connection experiences for our LOSD elementary students only and offered free of charge.

Wednesday Workshops will run for 6 weeks from April 21, 2021 to May 26, 2021.

Wednesday Workshops sign up is through LOSD Community Schools and features fun, high-quality third-party instructors in science, robotics, engineering, art, world languages as well as activity classes in leadership, movement, writing, acting and more.

Please click here to go to the Wednesday Workshops landing page on the LOSD website for more information and to register for a class.

New Student Registration for 2021-22 School Year

Online Registration through ParentVUE is open for all new students for the 2021-22 school year. 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. Please visit the Hallinan website for additional Kindergarten information.

Community Information

Gnome Hunt April 1st

The LO Parks Gnome Hunt kicked off on April 1st! The Parks Stewardship program invites families to explore 21 natural park areas in the city. Each month, look for Blossom, Greenie, and Oak, our 3 gnomes that hide in 3 different natural park areas. The Gnome Hunt runs from April to October. Visit lo-stewardship.org for monthly clues, maps, gnome trivia and cool interactive links to learn about birds, animals and native species. Extra gnome stickers and tattoos have been placed in the vestibule at Hallinan for your enjoyment.

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

If your child will be absent, please email your student's teacher and copy the office at halattendance@loswego.k12.or.us. Please list the date your child will be absent and any illness symptoms.

Hallinan Website - Click Here!

PTO Website - Click Here

Lake Oswego School District Website - Click Here