Hawk Squawk 5/6/21
Does your child sing, dance or juggle? Do they have a card trick to awe us with? A violin solo they want to share? A gymnastics routine that will encourage us to leap out of our chairs? I am so excited to announce that we are bringing back Hallinan's got Talent this year! Please refer to the directions listed below. We can't wait to see what your children do!
Speaking of talented, look at the amazing greeting we were welcomed with this week! Thank you for showering our staff with flowers, cards and treats for Staff Appreciation Week. We are so grateful for everything you do for us, for Hallinan and for the community (check out the Food Drive results under the PTO Information section below)! You are AWESOME!
There's no place like Hallinan! We have fabulous students, wonderful teachers and staff, an incredible PTO and supportive families. We are better together! I am grateful to be part of this outstanding community and at this beautiful school. By the way, if you'd like a quick tour of the improvements at Hallinan, there is a link below under "Take a Look at Hallinan".
Enjoy the rest of the week!
Save These Dates!
5/10 - Library Lunch Break for K-2 at 12 pm
5/12 - LOSD CARES Virtual Workshop at 11:30 am
514 - HAL Hangouts
5/17 - Library Lunch Break for K-2 at 12 pm
5/21 - No School - Grade Prep
5/24 - Library Lunch Break for K-2 at 12 pm
5/28 - Talent Show Submissions Due
5/31 - No School - Memorial Day
6/10 - Hallinan's Got Talent via the Hawk Squawk
6/16 - Last Day of School
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.
Hallinan - What's Your Talent?
The Hallinan's Got Talent Video Show will be included in the June 10th Hawk Squawk Newsletter
- Video submissions are due Friday, May 30 and should be sent to email@example.com
- 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
Miles Huntsinger (K)
Miles shares his solutions to "problematic plastics" and shows us ways we can re-purpose household plastics into something new!
Phineas Taylor (2nd)
Phineas tells the story and process of recycling using an app called Book Creator! Click the image to check out his digital book!
Myra Gastich (4th)
Myra creates her alternative energy PSA using Canva! They discussed the importance of powerful imagery for PSA's --- she nailed it!
Miles Huntsinger (K)
Phineas Taylor (2nd)
5th graders studied climate change heroes and created comics inspired by their heroic efforts! Check out the LOSD 5th graders Comics Padlet!
Take a Look at Hallinan
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 in the Library Drop Box, located in the vestibule.
Don't forget - Library Lunch Break for K-2 students on Mondays from 12 to 12:30 pm.
Parent Input Form for the 2021-22 School Year
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.
Your Intentions for Next School Year?
LOSD is planning for in-person five full days a week for the 2021-22 school year.
As part of that plan, LOSD is exploring offering an online-only program for students who choose to remain fully remote for the 2021-22 school year. This offering will be different than LO Online. Next year's online program model will be dependent on interest in being remote.
We understand there are many unknowns at this time. Based on what you know now, please answer the questions in this survey to help LOSD in our planning. Please complete one survey for each student in your care. Thank you.
State Testing Notification
Oregon school districts are required to administer state assessments this spring in English Language Arts (ELA), math, and science. The Oregon Department of Education’s request to waive these assessments due to the pandemic was denied by the federal government. However, a revised waiver has been conditionally approved to require fewer assessments at each grade level this year, per the below schedule. In addition, the ELA and math assessments have been shortened and will take less time to complete this year.
- Grade 3: ELA
- Grade 4: Math
- Grade 5: Science
- Grade 6: ELA
- Grade 7: ELA and Math
- Grade 8: Math and Science
- Grade 11: ELA and Math
- ELA and/or math (grades 3, 4, 6–8 and 11): submit the state opt-out form to your child’s school. The form is available on the State Assessments page of the District website.
- Science (grades 5 and 8 only): submit a written request for exemption to your child’s school (email or US mail).
LOSD CARES Virtual Workshop
Wednesday, May 12
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
New Student Registration for 2021-22 School Year
Office Phone: 503-534-2353
Principal Melissa Griffiths - firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary Lee Gates - email@example.com
Secretary Linda Stevens - firstname.lastname@example.org
If your child will be absent, please email your student's teacher and copy the office at email@example.com. Please list the date your child will be absent and any illness symptoms.