Hallinan Elementary

Hawk Squawk 5/13/21

Principal's Message

Dear Hallinan Families,


It's a wrap - I've finished my tour of classrooms - and I enjoyed seeing your amazing children learning and growing. While I was teaching your students, their teachers were learning new engagement and differentiation teaching strategies from their colleagues. These are important aspects of academic and social emotional student growth which will be key concepts going into the 2021-22 school year. The District goal is to be back in school five days a week and we can't wait!


I'm also excited to share photos of our Outdoor Classroom and Garden. We are slowly and safely starting to use these fabulous new spaces for learning and mind breaks. If you would like a close-up look at these fun spaces and the other areas that were renovated last summer, sign up for a tour here.


Hallinan is a beautiful school and we are so happy that our families and students want to hang out here after school. Please remember that our school and all outdoor facilities are closed during school hours, from 8 am to 4 pm, even on Wednesdays; and, please remind your children to be safe, kind and responsible when at school, after hours included. I want Hallinan to be a welcome and safe place for all!


The weeks are flying by. We have HAL Hangouts again tomorrow - I hope your children will join me!


Melissa Griffiths

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Save These Dates!

514 - HAL Hangouts

5/17 - Library Lunch Break for K-2 at 12 pm

5/21 - No School - Grade Prep

5/24 - Library Lunch Break for K-2 at 12 pm

5/28 - Talent Show Submissions Due

5/31 - No School - Memorial Day

6/10 - Hallinan's Got Talent via the Hawk Squawk

6/16 - Last Day of School - Live Instruction via Zoom

6/16 - 5th Grade Celebration - more information to come!


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.

Hallinan - What's Your Talent?

If you have a talent you want to share, we have an online show waiting for you!


The Hallinan's Got Talent Video Show will be included in the June 10th Hawk Squawk Newsletter

  • Video submissions are due Friday, May 28 and should be sent to gatesl@loswego.k12.or.us
  • The featured talent must be a safe activity and school-age appropriate
  • All videos will be reviewed for content
  • Please record in landscape mode (not portrait mode)
  • Videos ideally should not be longer than 1 minute
  • Please submit in MP4 or MOV format
  • Hallinan students and staff may submit videos (or photos) of their talent

Don't Miss Specials!

If your student has not been attending specials classes, please encourage them to go to Music, PE and STEM. Mr Haynor, Mrs Glumbik and Mrs Doran miss them!

Dig It! (Musical)

Mr Haynor and his 5th grade music students worked together, online, to create this fun musical, Dig It! Join them as they travel back in time to learn about ancient civilizations. What a great show! Watch here!

Take a Look at Hallinan

Schools are open to students, and we want to give our parents-guardians a chance to check out our new and improved facilities. If you're interested in touring Hallinan, please click here to sign up for a tour time, led by Tony Vandenberg, Executive Director of Project Management, on Wednesday, May 26. The number of people on each tour will be limited to help maintain distancing. If tours fill up, we will add more tour times on a future day. To enter the building, visitors will be required to wear a mask and complete a visitor health form.

Counseling Corner

Make sure to click the image below which will direct you to Ms E's google slide. Once you are there, you can click the images to open up links!

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.

Ready! Set! Go!

Daily Home Screening for Students During COVID-19

PTO Information

CARD ART - FINAL REMINDER!

Card Art orders are due this Friday, May 14! Please check your child’s backpack (or Hallinan vestibule for online students) for the sample art and ordering instructions. In order to get card art printed and distributed prior to summer recess, we are unable to accept late orders.

District Information

Please Verify Your Student's Information

Beginning April 30, LOSD needs parents/guardians of all students enrolled for the 2021-22 school year to log into ParentVUE and review/update your students' information through the Register/Verify tab. This benefits both families and schools by: Ensuring that schools have accurate information to reach parents and other contacts in both emergency and non-emergency situations. Verification is important even if your address or contact information has not changed over the past year because the school may have incorrect information from a previous year.


Confirming parent email addresses for Google Classroom and other applications to participate in your student's learning. Enabling distribution of key information in the district's K-12 Family Handbook and Technology Agreement. If you have forgotten your ParentVUE password, go to the login page, click "I am a Parent," then click "Forgot Password." If you are unsure whether you have a ParentVUE account, contact your student's school. For assistance with the verification process, refer to the user guide on the LOSD website or contact your student's school.

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
State assessments cannot be administered remotely due to the need to maintain security and provide accessibility supports to students where applicable. All participating students, including those in the LO Online program, must be assessed by trained district staff in a secure environment such as a school building. Any parent who does not wish their student to take these assessments is asked to notify the school using Oregon’s legislated processes:
  • 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).
Each school will determine its own testing schedule and logistics. Parents of LO Online students will be contacted with additional information. Please let your student’s school know if you have questions.

LO Equity Summit

Registration is required for the LO Equity Summit. Click HERE or on the photo below to register.

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.

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