Hallinan Elementary

Hawk Squawk 3/31/22

Principal's Message

Dear Hallinan Families,


And, just like that, March is over! I can honestly say, this year is flying by!


Our character trait was HONESTY this month, and our wonderful Librarian, Mrs Landau, read some fabulous books to reinforce the importance of honesty to our students. A few of her favorites are Pig the Fibber by Aaron Blabey, The Honest to Goodness Truth by Patricia McKissack and Tell the Truth BB Wolf by Judy Sierra.


Mrs Landau has also been busy updating our website with a Book Review tab. Participating students read books and create book reports for Mrs Landau to share with families. Reports can also be seen in person in the library. We are grateful to all the students willing to share their thoughts and recommendations so others can also enjoy a great book!


The Library is a pretty magical place, and next week, it will be bursting with even more suspense, comedy and excitement than usual. We are so happy to be hosting an in-person book fair! Families may shop online (see the info below under the PTO section) or with their students at Hallinan:


  • Monday, 4/4 from 2:40 to 4 pm
  • Tuesday 4/5 from 2:40 to 4 pm
  • Wednesday 4/6 from 2:40 to 8 pm
  • Thursday 4/7 from 7:30 am to 4 pm
  • Friday 4/8 from 7:30 am to 1 pm


Join the fun and read a good book!


Melissa Griffiths

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Save These Dates

4/1 - Early Dismissal at 11 am - Elementary Work Day

4/1-4/14 - Online Book Fair

4/4-4/8 - In-person Book Fair (more info below!)

4/4-4/6 - Garden Week

4/5 - LOSD CARES Event for Parents & Guardians at 12 pm

4/7 - LOSD Safety Symposium at 6 pm

4/7-4/8 - No School - Parent/Teacher Conferences

4/11 - Card Art Orders Due

4/13 - PTO Meeting at 6 pm

4/14 - Early Release Thursday - 2 pm

4/21 - Early Release Thursday - 2 pm

4/28 - Early Release Thursday - 2 pm

4/29 - Lost and Found Items not claimed will be donated

PE with Mrs Glumbik

Scooter Town is back! Scooter Town is a fun program that emphasizes transitions, community building, money exchange, responsibility, economics, honesty and driving safely. Here are a few photos from this week.

Parent/Teacher Conferences 4/7 & 4/8

Parent/Teacher Conferences are on Thursday, April 7 & Friday, April 8. Families may choose to attend their conference in-person or via zoom. Please note your preference in the comment section when you sign up.


Reminder: No school for students on 4/7 & 4/8. Conferences are for parents only, unless noted by your child's teacher. We do not have childcare for students. If you don't have childcare, please sign up for a zoom conference.


We look forward to seeing you!

PTO Information

Garden Week - April 4-6th. We are so excited for our students to get outside and learn about gardening while planting our newly refurbished garden beds! Volunteer opportunities are still available. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090C4AA9AE2AA3F49-garden3


Card Art: Spring Card Art orders due Monday, April 11th. Information was sent home this week.


Hallinan Book Fair: Reminder - Next week (April 4 – 8) is our Spring Book Fair! Parents and Students will be able to shop the fair in the library (April 4 - 8) and online (April 1 - 14) via our Scholastic Home Page (https://www.scholastic.com/bf/hallinan). The library will be open for student shopping before school. In addition, parents can join students in the library to shop during their class library time and after school until 4 pm Monday and Tuesday and until 8 pm on Wednesday! Lastly, we will be open during student conferences Thursday and Friday. Please see the flyer below for details.


All money earned at this PTO-sponsored event goes back to our library. It will be a busy and fun-filled time that can only operate smoothly with the help of many wonderful volunteers. Shifts as short as 2 hours are available - we hope you will join us as a shopper and a volunteer! We are especially in need of volunteers Monday - Wednesday to cover class library times. You can sign up to volunteer here: Book Fair Sign-Up Genius


Finally, in addition to the visiting the Book Fair, students can show their Hallinan Spirit by participating in the following activities next week:


  • Monday, April 4 – Clean out your bookshelves and bring your gently used books in to DONATE to H.O.P.E.S. Used Book Drive. Bins will be located in the vestibule and near the entrance of the book fair. All collected Books will be donated to the Children's Book Bank.
  • Tuesday, April 5 – 1,2,3,4…we declare a PENNY WAR (yes, the Penny War is returning too!). Bring in your pennies or spare change. All money collected goes to the library. The classroom that collects the most money will earn their teacher a free book and a class set of bookmarks.
  • Wednesday, April 6 – Finish the week strong and show how proud you are to be a Hallinan Hawk by wearing your HALLINAN SPIRIT WEAR (or any blue shirt). We still have a few discounted Hallinan t-shirts that will be available to purchase (cash or check only) at the book fair for $5 each!

Volunteer Requirements

We're so excited to have volunteers back in the building! Please verify that you have completed the following requirements before volunteering in schools:

  • Complete Background Check through school Raptor system - if you have not already completed this, bring your driver's license or passport with you on your first day volunteering and we'll get you registered in the office.

  • Fill out this form: Sign Statement of Knowledge and Understanding of LOSD Policies - we are happy to provide additional information if you would like it.

  • Show/Send Proof of Vaccination to Lee Gates (gatesl@loswego.k12.or.us). LOSD will not be granting exemptions for volunteers.

LOSD CARES Event for Parents & Guardians

The LOSD CARES event is coming up next Tuesday, April 5, 12-1 p.m. LOSD CARES is a Connection and Resilience in Education Series hosted by the LOSD Wellness team of school counselors, social workers and psychologists. Working with community mental health partners, LOSD hosts these workshops for parents and guardians to support, inform and empower families on issues surrounding mental health.

Next week's workshop "Having Hope During Hard Times: Tools for Families to Buffer Stressors" is being hosted via a Zoom Webinar during the "lunch hour" as that time was our most well attended during last year's series. The session will be recorded and shared for those who are unable to attend it during the live time.

LOSD Safety Symposium April 7

LOSD is hosting its first annual LOSD K-12 Safety Symposium at Lakeridge High School Auditorium, Thursday, Apr. 7. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the session begins at 6 p.m. The in-person event is an opportunity for parents/guardians and community residents to learn about safety issues affecting students and actions that can be taken to create a safer community.

Seeking Volunteers for School & Board Advisory Committees

We need parents/guardians, students, teachers, staff members, and community residents to consider serving on our School and Board advisory committees. Applications and committee charters are available on the district website under School Board. Please submit your application by Tuesday, April 5 at 5 p.m. Possible interviews following submission, and notification of selected committee members by May 10, 2022. Thank you in advance for your service!

Oregon State Assessment Opt-Out Form

Every year, Oregon students take assessments to meet federal requirements. The purpose of these assessments is to provide data that schools can use to ensure each and every child is on track and achieving learning goals.

State law requires us to inform you that a form is available from the State Department of Education that allows you to opt your child out of the math and English Language Arts assessments for the current school year. Should you wish to opt out your child, fill out the form and submit it to the main office at your child’s school. Please note the submission deadlines listed on the form. Meeting the deadline will help the school with planning and preparation. If you wish your child not to participate in the science assessment for grades 5, 8, and 11, submit this request in writing to the principal of your child's school.

If you have questions or want more information about state assessments, please contact your child’s principal or teacher(s).

Click here for opt-out form for Math and English Language Arts.

2022-23 Registration

Registration for the 2022-23 school year (all grade levels) is open! This is for new students who have never enrolled in Lake Oswego before and for returning students who are not currently enrolled but will re-enroll for next year. Registration is online through ParentVUE. Parents do not need to register students for 2022-23 who are currently attending during the 2021- 22 school year. Information about registration, including Spanish Immersion, can be found here.


Families of students who will be entering kindergarten in the fall of 2022 can find information about Kindergarten, including how to register, on the Hallinan Kinder Counts pre-recorded video on the Hallinan website.

Asian Cultural Festival on 4/16

Mark your calendars! All are invited to the Asian Cultural Festival being hosted by the Lake Oswego High School Asian American Student Union (AASU) on Saturday, April 16, 12pm - 5pm at Lake Oswego High School. The festival will feature Asian culture through performances, free food samples, and over 15 different activities/exhibits including fashion exhibits, arts and crafts, and bollywood dancing with DJ Prashant.


There is free admission to the general event, but due to limited space in the auditorium, tickets are required to watch the performances. The show is from 2 pm to 3:30 pm and includes 10 acts. Performances include lion dancers, martial arts, traditional Asian instruments, cultural dance and much more. To buy tickets or learn more about the event, please visit AsianFestivalLO.com.


LOSD families can get discounted tickets (only $3 each) with the promo code: LOSDSTUDENT

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

Tech Problems? - submit a work order here


If your student is going to be absent or late, please email the office at halattendance@loswego.k12.or.us and tell us the student's name and reason for the absence or delay in arriving. If your student is sick, please tell us their symptoms.


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