Summer Begins NEXT WEEK!


First of all, how cute is this picture with our sidewalk artists?  Yes – it is hard to believe – but summer will officially begin next week!  Please keep in mind:

* Kindergarten has their last day on Tuesday, June 9th.  Check with your child’s teacher for promotion celebrations.

* Grades 1-5 has their last day on Wednesday, June 10th.  EARLY DISMISSAL at 11:00 AM!

* On Wednesday, June 10th around 10:45, the first through fourth grade students will line the hallway for the 5th grade walk of fame.  Mr. Wederski and Mr. Haynor will set up their music, and we encourage everyone to join in the fun.  At 11:00, the bell rings, and all are free to go!  Busses will be running their regular routes.

* Placement for the coming school year will not be announced until Thursday, August 27th at our all school open house and BBQ.

* Daycare during the summer months is provided at Uplands Elementary.


Bling Yourself Out This Summer


Our Hallinan School Store has white Hallinan shirts available – just in time for Hallinan Day next week!

These are white, short sleeved shirts with Hallinan Hawks printed in blue.  Sizes SM-XL in kids and SM – MED in adults!  Cost is just $5.00.  Quantities are limited – so hurry on over!

Volunteers Needed for Field Day on June 4th

Field Day will be Thursday, June 4th  
We hope you will consider signing up to volunteer!
Please respond with confirmation that you will be able to help and give a time preference
(Shift 1 ~ 9:00-11:00AM) or (Shift 2 ~ 1:00-3:00PM) (Or Both :)
Kinder, 1st/2nd Grade volunteers should meet Louise Gaustad and myself on the field from 9:00 – 11am.
3/4 and 5th Grade volunteers should meet us on the Field from1:00-3:00PM.
We are hoping to have at least 2 parents per class… If you know of someone who would like to help, please send them our way!

Benefit for OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, May 31st at LJHS


5 th Annual Spring Fundraiser

Finding a cure for childhood leukemia supporting the

OHSU Knight Cancer Institute and the BEAT AML Project

Sunday, May 31 at Lakeridge Junior High

Earlier this year, one of our Performing Company dancers, Anna age 11, was diagnosed with AML, the second-most common form of leukemia in children. She is currently receiving treatment. She loves dance! She is hoping to return to dance classes later this year. Anna and her family strongly believe in the dedicated work of the researchers and doctors of the Beat AML project at the Knight Cancer Institute. In honor of Anna, we are proud to donate all proceeds from our 2015 Spring Fundraiser show to the Beat AML project to find cures for acute myeloid leukemia at the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute.

Bring your family and friends to the fundraiser show

featuring all of our Lake Oswego Academy of Dance dancers on

Sunday, May 31 at Lakeridge Junior High

4700 Jean Rd, Lake Oswego, 97035

Suggested donation is $5 per person to enjoy the shows and fun activities.

Our dancers will perform their recital routines in full costume, in a variety of dance styles. A new 30 minute show will begin at the top of each hour. Our first show is 10:00 am, and the last show is 5:00 pm.

Enjoy fun activities all day! face painting, art table, refreshments, and more! An additional donation will get you a ticket for a chance to win a variety of giveaways from area businesses. 100% of all donations collected will be given to Knight Cancer Institute. Our donations will help OHSU meet the $500 million match from Phil & Penny Knight.

Thank you to Lakeridge Junior High and the Lake Oswego School District for their support in planning this event. Come and enjoy our dancers, meet our staff and have fun while helping to find a cure for childhood leukemia!

Secretary for the Day!


A big ‘thank you’ to our Secretary of the Day, Charlee Abbott.  Charlee was so helpful today and enjoyed answering the telephone, writing bus passes and tardy slips, drafting checks to pay bills, completing attendance, sorting mail and even posted some great information on our website under ‘news’ (check it out – it’s our summer hours!)  Charlee even made a delicious vanilla cake with rainbow sprinkles and organic strawberries for the staff! It was a great time and a fun time was had by all.

LOSF Update!


Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this years annual campaign! This years goal is to reach $2.0 million and 55% participation.

So far we are at $1.4 million.

Hallinan is at over 60% for participation!  That is awesome!

Please Submit your pledge by June 30, 2015 and help us keep teachers in the classrooms.

Let’s keep the momentum going, please donate today!

Food Service Balances


As a reminder, all meal account balances rollover to the new school year.  Please adequately fund your student’s account through the end of the school year.  Overdrawn accounts can cause difficulties for students at the start of the new school year.  Contact the Food Services Office if you have any questions (503/534-2361).

New Free & Reduced applications need to be submitted for the 2015-2016 school year.  Applications will be accepted after July 1, 2015.

Apply for Free & Reduced School Meal benefits at:

or call 503-534-2361

This summer, meals at no charge are available to all children and teens 1-18 years old. To find the nearest summer meal site, text “FOOD” to 877877 or call 1-866-348-6479 (1-866-3-HUNGRY) or visit

Thank you!


SPIRIT WEEK – June 1st through 5th


Our highly anticipated Spirit Week will kick off on June 1st this year.  We encourage you to join in the fun, but keep it simple!  We have done our best to arrange for days that are not terribly difficult to participate in – and we hope that all students show their Hallinan spirit on these days!

  • Monday, June 1st – Adults Dress Like Kids/Kids Dress Like Adults
    • Do your best to look like any staff member here at Hallinan!  We will do our best to look like you!
  • Tuesday, June 2nd – Superhero Day
    • After that amazing auction, who wouldn’t want to do this one?  Wonder Woman is still in my office!
  • Wednesday, June 3rd – Pajama Day
    • Easiest one by far!  Wear your pjs.  Remember appropriate shoes, and no blankets or stuffed animals please.
  • Thursday, June 4th – Sports Team Day
    • You know Dr. Deboy isn’t having a Spirit Week without a chance to wear Blazer & Duck gear!  Represent your favorite sport team – any sport, any team – our maybe even wear your own uniform from your club team!  Please leave sports equipment at home!
  • Friday, June 5th – Hallinan Day
    • Wear your Hallinan Hawks shirt or just wear blue!  We will be taking the whole school photo on this day!

Please let the front office know if you have any questions.  Can’t wait!