Hallinan Elementary

Hawk Squawk 11/4/21

Principal's Message

Dear Hallinan Families,

I love this time of the year, the crisp cool air, the falling leaves and the season of gratitude. Gratitude is choosing to notice and appreciate things in our life, things in others and things in the world; and, it's our character trait of the month. Counselor Brittany Erspamer has shared her monthly Counseling Corner with us this week. She has included a lot of activities (for instance, making thankful pumpkins like the one included here), conversation starters and reading lists for you to explore with your family. Please click on the photo below for additional information and resources.

At Hallinan, we have a lot to be grateful for, our beautiful school, outstanding staff, generous PTO, caring and supportive families and amazing students. I am grateful every morning when I have the opportunity to greet our students as they arrive ready to learn and thrive at Hallinan.

with gratitude,

Melissa Griffiths

Counseling Corner with Ms E

Please click on the picture below to open even more resources!

Action Items

  • Please pack extra masks in your child's backpack - children often need a second or third mask while at school.
  • Make sure your child comes to school with weather appropriate attire.
  • The STEM Lab needs shoeboxes and empty toilet paper/paper towel rolls. If you have any you would like to get rid of, please bring them to Hallinan. Thank you!

Save These Dates

11/10 - Last Day to Drop off Halloween Candy in the Vestibule

11/11 - No School - Veterans Day

11/12 - Hawk Squawk will arrive today instead of Thursday, 11/11

11/18 - Early Release Thursday - 2 pm

11/22-11/26 - No School

12/3 - Photo Make-up Day

Important PTO Information


Don’t know what to do with that extra Halloween candy?? We have the answer! The HOPES Committee (Hands On Projects Encouraging Service) is excited to bring back a long standing Hallinan tradition. We are collecting extra Halloween candy that will be donated to a local non-profit group who sends care packages to our active military members stationed away from home. The candy, along with other care and comfort items brighten the days of our amazing troops. Want to participate? Simply send your candy to school with your student and they can place it in our silver HOPES bins that will be conveniently located near the library. Collection will run through November 10. Email Debi Panning with questions, debi01167@gmail.com

We STILL Need a Volunteer Coordinator!

We are still very much in need of someone to fill the Volunteer Coordinator position. No specific experience is required, just a willingness to help recruit and answer questions for our amazing volunteers! If you're interested, please reach out to Erin directly (hallinanpresident@gmail.com).

OBOB Registration Time!!!

Please look for the OBOB Registration Form that will be coming home with your children this week. You can also fill out the OBOB Registration Form (to edit it online, please make a copy of it) and email it back to your Hallinan OBOB Chairs - Gillian Flaccus-Irving grflaccus@msn.com or Lindsey Hargrove lindseymhargrove@gmail.com. Oregon Battle of the Books is a statewide program designed to promote a love of reading! Teams of four students compete to answer trivia questions drawn from 16 books in a quiz-show style format. We are looking forward to a great OBOB event! Please let Gillian or Lindsey know if you have any questions.

***PTO Parent Action Items:

* Please update your family directory information and pay your student fees: https://hallinanpto.membershiptoolkit.com/home

* Follow us on Instagram (@hallinanpresident) and Facebook (@HallinanHawks) to stay up-to-date with the PTO's activities and to get important reminders about upcoming events.

Free Thanksgiving Food Baskets!

Hope Community Church is partnering with us to provide free Thanksgiving Food Baskets! If you and your family are interested, please connect with school counselor, Brittany Erspamer (erspameb@loswego.k12.or.us) or school social worker, Kylie Goertz (goertzk@loswego.k12.or.us) to learn more by Friday November 5th. Thank you!
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Chromebook or iPad problems?

Please submit a tech request to https://losdhelp.zendesk.com/ or scan this QR code.

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. See this guide for information on when to keep your child home from school.

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PTO Website - Click Here

Lake Oswego School District Website - Click Here