Hawk Squawk 5/13/21
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!
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?
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 email@example.com
- 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
Dig It! (Musical)
Take a Look at Hallinan
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.
CARD ART - FINAL REMINDER!
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
- 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).
New Student Registration for 2021-22 School Year
Office Phone: 503-534-2353
Principal Melissa Griffiths - firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary Lee Gates - email@example.com
Secretary Linda Stevens - firstname.lastname@example.org
If your child will be absent, please email your student's teacher and copy the office at email@example.com. Please list the date your child will be absent and any illness symptoms.