Hallinan Book Fair, November 3-7


Hello Hallinan families!

 Book Fair will be here Monday, November 3 – Friday, Nov 7.  It is our library’s only fundraiser.  Every dollar spent directly supports our kids accessibility to great books to read!!  You can also show your support by signing up to volunteer, opportunities start Thursday, October 30th!!
Volunteers are needed for set up & take down, staffing registers, Grandparents and Special Friends Day and Donut Day! Sign up here:
Book Fair shopping hours
Monday – Weds 8:30 – 5
Thurs 8:30 – 2:30 (early release day)
Friday 7:30 – 3:30
Activities for the week include:
Classroom readers Mon – Fri
Take time to read a story in your child’s classroom. The designated volunteer link will be available soon. Check the PTO site for updates.
After School Readers Mon – Thurs
Join us at 3:30 (Thurs @ 1:30) in the library for a snack and a story read by some of our talented staff. Enter our raffle to win a poster!
Grandparents and Special Friends Day Wednesday Nov 5
Dr. Deboy gives a thoughtful presentation to our guests while they enjoy our hospitality, followed by classroom activities and book fair shopping.  Home baked or store bought treats are needed, as well as staffing the event with helpers, please sign up!  Detailed grade schedules will be sent home or communicated through your classroom.
Thursday 11/6 is early release @ 1:20. Book fair will close at 2:30
Donut Day Friday Nov 7th 7:30 – 9 a.m. 
For our hardworking parents, this is your pre-commute chance to pop in and support us while we treat you to coffee and donuts! What a way to kick off your TGIF!!
Please note that children cannot be left at school unsupervised before 8:55. Please plan to register with extended care if necessary.
Classroom Wish Lists
Posted in the library all week if you’d like to purchase a book to contribute to your child’s classroom library. Books are hand selected by each teacher.
Charitable Giving
Donations of gently used or new books for underprivileged children will be coordinated by our H.O.P.E.S. team. Stay tuned for details.
Online Shopping 10/25 – 11/14
Want to support our fair but you’re far away? Is there a book you wanted that wasn’t on the shelves?  Online shopping is available 10/25 – 11/14. The address is http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/hallinan.  Please note this is a service provided by Scholastic and our book fair staff does not maintain this site.

Jog-A-Thon Success

2014-10-09 10.35.15-1A bright, beautiful day greeted our Jog-A-Thon last week, and the students loved running in the sunshine! Please remember to turn in all pledge sheets or finish up donations online.

Pledge sheets and pledges are due at school October 21st.  We are looking forward to announcing our winners!


  • The student who gathers the MOST pledges wins personalized Nike ID Shoes!
  • The student who gathers the MOST money wins personalized Nike ID Shoes!
  • The class from each level that runs the most laps wins popsicle party!
  • Silly Socks Spirit Fun: no contest this year, just lots of silly fun!
  • Every student who returns a pledge sheet by OCTOBER 21th is eligible to win a prize (one name per class will be drawn)!

Contact Lindsay McGrath (email) or at 503-860-2239 for questions.

Halloween at Hallinan – Please Review!

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Halloween is an exciting day in an elementary school, but it can also be disruptive. In order to emphasize the fun and minimize the chaos, please observe the following guidelines as you prepare at home.

Students may choose to wear regular school clothes, fall colors or simple Halloween costumes on Thursday, October 31st.

Please follow these guidelines to minimize disruption and maximize the fun:

  • Costumes are worn to school and throughout the day. Teachers cannot be responsible for putting on, taking off, or managing costumes. One suggestion is to have your child wear part of their costume to school, and save the big production for the evening.
  • Costumes should be appropriate for all regular school activities like quiet work times, recess, and P.E. Please be aware of the activities your child will be doing, and know that their costume may come back soiled or damaged.
  • Costumes should not include accessories such as gun, knives, swords, pitchforks or other any items that make them scary, gory, or violent. No masks. Please pay careful attention to the appropriateness of the costume for the school environment.
  • Minimal make up is allowed, but students are not to bring any makeup items to school for application. No full face makeup or colored hair spray, as it will often come off on clothing, costumes, school supplies, food, and school furniture. If the makeup is creating a problem, your child may be asked to wash it off.

The guidelines mentioned above may seem overly restrictive to some parents, but please understand that they are designed to protect the safety of your children and their costumes, while assuring the opportunity for fun in the school setting. We want the children to have a great time AND have a productive day at school. Thanks so much for your assistance!