Hallinan Elementary

The Hawk Squawk 1/24/19

Full Version of the Newsletter

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In This Edition

  • Key Dates

  • Claymation in Ford's Class

  • Survival Lesson in Denney's Class

  • Full Time Learning Specialist

  • Lakeridge Junior High Forecasting Information Night

  • Spanish Immersion Kindergarten Application

  • STEAM Fair

  • Hallinan Auction

  • Garden Volunteers Needed

  • PTO Coffee Social and Meeting

  • Online Registration for New Students is Open

  • Absence, Tardy or Change of Go Home Plan

  • Website Link

Key Dates

1/25: No School - Grade Prep

1/31: Spelling Bee

2/5: OBOB Round 1 Battles 5-7 pm

2/7: STEAM Fair

2/7: Auction wine wall morning event at the Hoffman Family Home

2/8: Auction wine wall night at Cascade Sotheby's on State Street

2/12: PTO Meeting, 8:30 AM at J-Willy’s 19th Hole at the Lake Oswego Muni Golf Course

2/12: OBOB Round 2 Battles 5-7 pm

2/14: Valentine's Day Classroom Parties

2/18: No School Presidents Day

2/19: OBOB Round 3 & Semi-Final Battles 5 to 7:30 pm

2/19: LJHS Forecasting Information Night 6-7 pm

Claymation in Mrs Ford's Class

On Wednesday and Thursday of this week, Room 16 celebrated the filling of their 'incentive' marble jar. They made claymation movies! First, groups planned their movies by writing a story map that included characters, setting and storyline. Then, they used plasticine clay to create all their characters and props. Finally, with the help of district tech teacher, Chris Hesselbein, they filmed their movies using ipads and a stop motion application. Movies included action, sound effects and even music! Room 16 5th graders learned skills that they will be able to use in presentations in future grades, along with great practice with story mapping and cooperative group work. And it was such fun, too!

Survival Lesson in Mrs Denney's Class

Mrs. Denney’s class participating in an Outdoor Classroom experience learning about survival from Mr. Anderson, one of the parents in their classroom, who is a Boy Scout troop leader.

Full Time Learning Specialist at Hallinan

I am pleased to announce that Mary Jo Rutten will be FULL TIME at Hallinan as our learning specialist beginning mid-February! She is currently split between Forest Hills and Hallinan. Mary Jo brings a wealth of knowledge, passion, energy, kindness, and support to our students and staff, and we are so excited to have Mary Jo with us full time!
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Spanish Immersion Kindergarten Application

The Spanish Immersion Kindergarten Application for 2019-20 has been posted on our District website - click here. The deadline to apply is February 22nd at 3:30.

Important Spanish Immersion Kindergarten dates for the 2019-2020 school year:

  • Application Now Available
  • Application Deadline: February 22, 2019 3:30pm
  • Lottery Date: February 27, 2019
  • Lottery Notification: March 1, 2019


STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) Fair

The PTO is hosting a STEAM Fair - click here to read more and to access entry forms.

January 29 - STEAM Fair Entry Forms Due

January 31 - Art Show Projects Due

February 7 - STEAM FAIR! Event will be from 5:30 – 7:30 pm in the gym.

We are still looking for volunteers to help out at the Fair. Please consider signing up as a judge- no science background necessary! It is a great way to encourage our kids and allow them an opportunity to discuss their projects.


Hallinan Auction Tickets

We are kicking off this New Year Hallinan-style with a fun surprise. Every auction ticket purchased on or before January 25 will be entered to win Reserved Seating Upgrades for 10 people. That’s a full table of reserved seats for you and your friends, new and old!

Make your auction ticket purchases now at hallinanauction.com if you haven’t already. Grab your tickets before they’re gone!

Auction Donations

We need your help to make the silent auction a success! Does your family have season tickets to the Blazers, Timbers or local theaters? Could you spare a set of tickets to support our kids and classrooms? Are you members of a local winery who might donate tour or tasting passes? Does your family have a vacation home and could offer a weekend getaway? Could you offer a unique experience like a ride in firetruck, a tour of your unusual workplace or teach a unique skill? Our goal is 100% family participation - help us support your kids and classrooms with a donation today!

Please contact Sarah or Stephanie at hallinanpto@gmail.com if you have something you would like to donate or for questions! Donations always gratefully accepted at hallinanauction.com.

Auction Wine Wall Parties on 2/7 and 2/8!

Wine Wall Parties are a pre-auction chance to socialize with friends and donate bottles of wine to benefit our kids and classrooms.

Two Wine Wall Collection Parties to suit all schedules!

Thursday, 2/7 - Morning event at the Hoffman Family home

Friday, 2/8 - Evening event at Cascade Sotheby's on State Street (please note date change!)

More details to come!

Bring a bottle of wine valued at $15 or more to contribute to the Auction Wine Wall. The Auction Committee will add a few high-end bottles to the mix, wrap everything so labels aren't visible, and offer bottles for sale at Building Bridges.

New this year - buy Wine Wall bottles for your table and auction night servers can cork them during dinner! Such a fun way to raise money for our school AND treat your table to delicious wine with dinner.

New this year - World Class Wines has graciously partnered with Hallinan PTO to return 10% of all wine sales 1/25-2/1 back to us. Thank our community partners by shopping for your wine wall donations or stock up your cellar! Simply mention Hallinan Wine Wall when making your purchase.

Garden Volunteers Needed for Saturday, February 16th

Join us on Saturday, February 16th at 10 am for some destructive family fun! In preparation of our new garden beds to be installed in the spring, we need to knock down the old beds and dispose of the wood. Just show up with your gloves!

PTO Coffee Social and Meeting!

Please join us on Tuesday, 2/12 at 8:30 am at the J-Willy’s 19th Hole at the Lake Oswego Muni Golf Course. Agenda topics to include auction planning, garden updates, and our latest flexible classroom concept. Coffee and pastries on us- hope to see you there!

Online Registration Is Open!

The District's online registration system is live for the 2019-20 school year. This replaces the older paper-based system and will be used for students who have never enrolled in the District before. Parents who have a new student starting school next year can register by clicking here. Contact the Main Office with any questions.

Absence, Tardy or Change of Go Home Plan

Bus Pass & Change of Go Home Plan

For student safety, all bus passes and change of go home plans must be communicated to the student's teacher and office staff, in writing, before 11:30 am. Please email your student’s teacher & the office (Linda Stevens at stevensl@loswego.k12.or.us & Lee Gates at gatesl@loswego.k12.or.us .)

School Absence or Tardy

Ways to report a tardy or absence (report absence/tardy by 8:50 AM to avoid an automated attendance call):

  1. Call the office at 503-534-2353

  2. Email both Linda and Lee: stevensl@loswego.k12.or.us and gatesl@loswego.k12.or.us