Hallinan Elementary

Hawk Squawk 3/11/21

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Principal's Message

Dear Hallinan Families,

I think most of you know by now that music is my jam and I often have songs running through my head. All last week, even when it was raining, I was 'Walking on Sunshine' during arrival time. It is so good to see our hawks and families in person. The welcome back sign above was provided by Westridge parent, Lori Gaiotti, owner of Card My Yard, Lake Oswego.

I am so excited to see you all at HAL Hangouts tomorrow, Friday, 3/12. We know some of you may arrive late or need to leave early to get to school on time, but join us, even if only for a few minutes.K-2 will meet from 11:15 am to 11:45 am and 3-5 will meet from 11:45 am to 12:15 pm.

At Hallinan , we want every child, online and in-person, to know that they are BRAVER than they believe, STRONGER than they seem, SMARTER than they think and LOVED more than they know. We are so proud of your resilience and perseverance!

Enjoy the sun!

Melissa Griffiths

Please see the photos below from school arrival. We are so grateful that our School Resource Officer, James Euscher, periodically stops by to say hello!

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Save These Dates!

3/12 - HAL Hangout for K-2 students 11:15 am -11:45 am

3/12 - HAL Hangout for 3-5 students 11:45 am - 12:15 pm

3/15 - Library Lunch Break for K-2 at 12 pm

3/22-3/26 - Spring Break

3/29 - Library Lunch Break for K-2 at 12 pm

4/2 - Teacher Work Day, Asynchronous lessons will be posted

4/5 - Library Lunch Break for K-2 at 12 pm

4/8-9 - Parent/Teacher Conferences

4/12 - Photo Day for In-person and Online students - schedule will be provided soon

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

HAL Attendance Email

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.

Counseling Corner with Ms E

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.

The Drop Box is located in the vestibule. (Note: no curbside pick up on 3/24.)

Don't forget - Library Lunch Break for K-2 students on Mondays from 12 to 12:30 pm. (Note: no Library Lunch Break on 3/22.)

Science Supplies Available for K-4 grade students

Science supplies for students in Kindergarten through 4th grade are available on a first come basis to any family that wants them. You'll find them in the vestibule in large purple bins!
Hallinan Help for Families for Distance Learning

Click here for Hybrid, Online and Specials Schedules, Google Classroom Codes and more!


Please join us for the (virtual) PTO Meeting on Thursday, March 18, 6:30pm. Ms. Griffiths will join us and we will discuss the reopening. We will also cover spring activities and PTO supported events and will have a current financial report. All are welcome, hope to see you there! Zoom link will be emailed the week of the meeting. Questions? Email Debi Panning at hallinanpresident@gmail.com


Interested in getting involved or are a new member of the Hallinan family? Consider filling one of the open PTO board or Committee Chair positions for the 2021-22 school year. Please see the Sign Up Genius (click HERE) for a description of the positions. It’s a great way to get to know the families who make up our special community and volunteers are the foundation. It takes a village!

Bus Routes

Bus Routes are being updated as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience as Transportation navigates the large increase in ridership over the last week. Keeping our students safe is their primary concern.

Grab and Go Distribution Schedule

LOSD is providing free packaged breakfasts and lunches for ALL students who wish to participate in the grab-and-go meal service. Lunch counts will be taken at the beginning of each in-person class, and meals will be delivered prior to dismissal. LO Online students may pick up meals curbside at either high school on Mondays and Thursdays curbside pickup from 11:45 am to 12:45 pm.



If your student receives a classroom grab-and-go meal bag, stop by one of the high

schools to pick up a 7 day curbside grab-and-go meal bag for spring break.

Meals include one breakfast and lunch meal per student per day. For the most up-to-date information, please visit https://www.losdschools.org/Page/141

Now Accepting Applications for Foundation Board of Directors

Are you interested in contributing to a dynamic volunteer organization dedicated to advancing our community's commitment to educational excellence?

Please consider applying for the Lake Oswego Schools Foundation Board of Directors. The Foundation is seeking parents/guardians, students and community residents to serve on its Board of Directors. Board members must demonstrate a commitment to the Foundation, the School District and the Lake Oswego community.

The term for new board members will begin June 2021. Board members commit to a two-year term and may serve up to three terms. Please click HERE to access the online application form. The application provides more information about being a board member.

Interested people should submit applications by Friday, April 9, 2021. The Nominating committee will review applications and conduct interviews in the April time frame. If you are unable to access the application, please contact woolfw@loswego.k12.or.us to receive a pdf version of the application.

Lake Oswego Schools Foundation prospective board member application:


Bias and Racial Incident Reporting Form and Information

On November 16, 2020, the LOSD School Board approved the ALL Students Belong Policy which prohibits the display of hate symbols and the use of hate speech in our school community. This is another step forward in our efforts of becoming an anti-bias and anti-racist organization and living up to the District’s core values of equity and inclusion. The All Students Belong Policy makes it clear that hate will not be tolerated nor accepted in our schools. We encourage students to stand against hate by interrupting and reporting any bias and/or racist incident that they witness or personally experience.

We want LOSD schools to be a safe, welcoming, and loving space where all students have the opportunity to be themselves and thrive socially and academically. If you have witnessed or experienced any harm directed to any student, teacher, or staff member based on perceived or actual identity, you can report to your administrator, a trusted staff member, by using the new elementary Incident Report or anonymously to SafeOregon.

Recommended Quarantining After Travel

With many in our community transitioning to in-person learning and Spring Break coming up at the end of March, it’s a good time to clarify the statewide guidance for travel. It’s recommended that people who are not vaccinated and who travel outside of the state of Oregon consider quarantining upon returning home.

LOSD is asking people to consider quarantining, but it is not required. Schools will not be keeping track of travel plans. It is up to each person and family to decide. If students choose to quarantine, instructional materials will be provided while out of school.

Per the Oregon Statewide Guidance for Travel, people are recommended to practice self-quarantine for 14 days after arrival in the state and limit their interactions to their immediate household. People may consider ending quarantine if they have had no symptoms: after 10 days with no testing or after 7 days with an antigen or PCR test.

New Student Registration for 2021-22 School Year

Online Registration through ParentVUE is open for all new students for the 2021-22 school year, including kindergarten and spanish immersion. 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. And, go to the LOSD Spanish Immersion Website for more details.

Please visit the Hallinan website for additional Kindergarten information.

Office 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

Hallinan Website - Click Here!