Hallinan Elementary

Hawk Squawk 3/3/22

Principal's Message

Dear Hallinan Families,

Are you as surprised as I am that it's already March? A new month brings a new character trait - HONESTY: Living truthfully in your words, actions and thoughts. Please make sure to click on Ms E's slide below for her monthly newsletter and activities centered around Honesty. As Ms Erspamer states in her newsletter, "Honesty is more than just truth-telling! It is about living a life that is thoughtful and clear about what we believe is good and just. It’s about making sure that what we think is kind and worthwhile lines up with what we say and what we do." We'll be teaching Honesty with kindness this month.

Mrs McLaren's class created "Me 4 President" posters, and I am impressed with how many of our future leaders promise to be Kind, Honest and Welcoming. Definitely the Hallinan Way!

Have a great day!

Melissa Griffiths

Save These Dates

3/10 - Early Release Thursday - 2 pm

3/17 - Early Release Thursday - 2 pm

3/21-3/25 - No School - Spring Break

3/25 - Last Day for Youth Truth Survey

3/31 - Early Release Thursday - 2 pm

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

Ms E's Counseling Corner

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Mrs McLaren's 5th Grade Class Posters

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PE with Mrs Glumbik

Mrs Glumbik designed jump rope stations using ropes and hula hoops as a way to focus on Heart Health in February.

Ms Orme's 3rd Grade Class

Ms Orme's class used the prompt "In a world where you can be anything, be kind." Students wrote essays and created beautiful artwork. Kindness comes in many forms!
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Ms Olson's 1st Grade Class

Ms Olson's class read "Giraffes Can't Dance" by Giles Andreae and had a great discussion about acceptance, disabilities and embracing differences. They used their hands as a template to draw their giraffe's head. So creative!
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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.

PTO Information

Spirit Wear Orders Due TOMORROW!!

Spirit Wear orders are due tomorrow (Fri., March 4th)! If you're interested in ordering, please return your order form with payment to the front office by the end of the day. We expect to be able to distribute everyone's completed orders shortly after spring break.

Spirit Event at FILLS!

Mark your calendars for Tues., March 15th to visit FILLS donuts in Mercato Grove - FILLS will be donating 20% of all orders that day back to Hallinan PTO! Just show the flyer or mention Hallinan when you order. Let all your friends and neighbors know!

LO Schools Foundation Board Member

The Lake Oswego Schools Foundation is currently looking for new board members and would love to have a representative from Hallinan. If you're interested or have questions, please reach out to Whitney Woolf at woolfw@loswego.k12.or.us.

Help Wanted

Are you looking for opportunities to be more involved in the happenings at Hallinan? Maybe you'd like to meet more fellow parents or interact more directly with the teachers and staff? You're in luck! We're currently recruiting board members for next year - no experience required! If you're interested, reach out to Erin at hallinanpresident@gmail.com.

HOPES Foster Care Backpack Collection Drive

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National School Breakfast 3/7-3/11

We celebrate National School Breakfast Week during March 7-11 by encouraging families to participate in our school breakfast program. Having a breakfast meal is the perfect way to help jump-start a morning. We offer whole grain products, fresh fruit, 100% fruit juice, and milk each day. Elementary students can participate by taking home a breakfast, while middle & high school students can join us before school in the cafeteria for a nutritious breakfast. A nutritious breakfast ensures students are fueled for learning every school day.

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.

YouthTruth Surveys

As part of LOSD’s efforts to create a culture of belonging and to achieve equitable academic outcomes, we will once again administer the Youth Truth survey to all staff, parents, and students in grades 3-12. The Family Survey link is ytsurvey.org/losdfamily22, is now open and is accessible through March 25. The YouthTruth survey is confidential, and responses from children and parents will be held in the strictest confidence. We encourage everyone to participate. This will be an important piece of information for administrators to improve our students' experiences at school.

Elementary students in grades 3-5 will also complete the survey between February 28 and March 25. This is a vital opportunity for students to provide feedback and help guide the school’s improvement plan. The survey will take 15-30 minutes to complete and will be offered during school hours.

*Please note that parents may opt their child out of the survey if they would like. Click here for the opt-out form.

Upcoming Health Lessons

In 2015, the Oregon legislature passed SB 856, also known as Erin’s Law. Erin’s Law requires the development and adoption of child sexual abuse prevention programs for students in kindergarten through 12th grade in all Oregon public schools.

SB 856 mandates that all Oregon Public Schools provide:

  • A minimum of 4 instructional sessions (equal to or greater than a standard class period) of sex abuse prevention instruction per year for grades kindergarten through 12
  • Sexual abuse instruction that is integrated and part of required district comprehensive sexuality education plan and is aligned with state standards
  • Instruction that is age appropriate, medically accurate, and is not shame or fear based
  • Instruction that is culturally inclusive and is responsive to diverse students including race, ethnicity, gender identity and sexual orientation
  • A parental involvement component to inform parents about child sexual abuse topics
  • A professional training component for administrators, teachers and other school personnel

Our teachers use the adopted Health Curriculum, The Great Body Shop, to teach the required Oregon Health Standards to our students. THE GREAT BODY SHOP is a comprehensive health education curriculum which is sequential, developmentally appropriate, culturally sensitive, and medically accurate. The lessons align with Oregon’s Health Education Standards and are embedded with social-emotional learning. Watch your classroom teacher's newsletter for upcoming topics. If you would like to review the health curriculum, please contact the school office. More information, including an opt-out form if needed, can be found on the District website.


Senate Bill 856, Sex Abuse Prevention Instruction

Erin's Law

Families may opt-out by completing this form and returning it to the office: Program Exemption Policy and Form

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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