Hallinan Elementary

Hawk Squawk 5/27/21

Principal's Message

Dear Hallinan Families,


Do your children sing, dance, cheer, draw, paint, tumble, juggle, play an instrument, recite poetry, tell jokes, do magic tricks, bake cookies, jump through hoops, jump rope, play jacks, swim, cart wheel, teach their dog tricks, perform taekwondo or have some other amazing talent they want to share? Don't forget, talent show entries are due tomorrow, Friday, May 28. And, Hallinan's Got Talent will premiere on Thursday, June 10, in the Hawk Squawk! And, yes, as expected, there will be a staff submission.


Have a fabulous long weekend!

Melissa Griffiths

Save These Dates!

5/28 - Talent Show Submissions Due

5/31 - No School - Memorial Day

6/4 - Library books due back at Hallinan

6/7 - Library Lunch Break for K-2 at 12 pm - Last one for the Year!

6/10 - Hallinan's Got Talent via the Hawk Squawk

6/11 - HAL Hangouts

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.

Last Chance!!!! Hallinan - What's Your Talent?

If you have a talent you want to share, we have an online show waiting for you!


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 gatesl@loswego.k12.or.us
  • 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

Counseling Corner

Make sure to click the image below which will direct you to Ms E's google slide. Once you are there, you can click the images to open up links!

Library News

All Library books are due back to Hallinan by Friday, June 4. 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 - The last Library Lunch Break for K-2 students is on Monday, June 7 from 12 to 12:30 pm. Thank you Mrs Landau - we are all grateful for you!

Ready! Set! Go!

Daily Home Screening for Students During COVID-19

District Information

Keep Your Devices This Summer!

Students in grades K-11 who are continuing with LOSD next year are welcome to keep their devices over the summer. Students leaving the district need to turn in their devices to Hallinan by 3 pm on Friday, June 18. Current 2nd graders will exchange their iPads for Chromebooks in August when they return to school.


If you have questions or need technical assistance, please submit a work order and our tech team will be happy to help. https://losdhelp.zendesk.com/hc/en-us

Spring i-Ready Assessment

Dear Families,


Our Spring i-Ready diagnostic assessment will take place during the first two weeks in June. Similar to fall and winter, students will be testing in the areas of math and reading. As a reminder, the goal of i-Ready is to help us determine your child’s strengths and areas for growth, personalize their learning, and monitor their progress throughout the school year. i-Ready also provides data to inform and tailor instruction. This is the third and final i-Ready assessment for this school year, and results will be sent home by Friday, June 18.


Hybrid students will take the assessments in person, and LO online students will be given time to complete the assessments at home. If hybrid students need more time to finish, they will have time to complete the assessments. If LO online students need more time, they will need to complete the assessments independently from home by June 11. Students who finish early will be offered asynchronous activities. Given that students completed the assessments in the fall and winter, they should be comfortable navigating the platform.


Students who receive accommodations via a 504 or IEP will receive additional communication from their learning specialist and/or counselor. All of the accessibility tools are outlined in detail on this document.


The purpose of the i-Ready assessment is not to give your child a score or grade but to determine how to best support their learning. We appreciate your partnership in supporting and encouraging your student(s) to do their best.


Please contact your child’s teacher or Learning Specialist/Counselor if you have any questions.

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.

New Student Registration for 2021-22 School Year

Online Registration through ParentVUE is open for all new students for the 2021-22 school year. 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.

Community Information

Hunger Fighters Food Pantry

The pantry will be open all summer for contactless curbside pickup every Saturday from 1-2:30 p.m.. Visit the website for more info.www.hungerfightersoregon.org

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.


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