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!

Last Day for Ducklings

Kindergarten says goodbye to the last of the ducklings today as they head off to their new homes on local farms!  We are thankful to have enjoyed learning about their development and watching them grow/explore their new world.  What an awesome experience this is for our kids every year.  Special thanks to all the Kindergarten teachers that put in the extra hours to make this happen!

I grabbed a couple pictures of Mrs. Cole’s ducks out and about at Hallinan.  Here’s one you might enjoy!

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Staff Appreciation Week 2015

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What an amazing week we have enjoyed thanks to PTO and all our Hallinan Families!  Wonderful food, kind notes of appreciation, and beautiful bouquets made us feel truly appreciated!  Thank you for your continued partnership and kindness.  I speak for entire staff in saying that we think Hallinan is a truly special place thanks to our wonderful families!


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Hallinan Carnival – This Friday!


Hallinan Carnival

Friday, May 8th from 5:00 – 8:00 PM

$5 for each kiddo

(no pre-sales of wristbands this year)

Bring your family for lots of fun and food!  Food carts will also be there, so bring a little extra cash.  New this year will be a magic show, big ride, and air brush face painting!  Oregon Moo Duk Kwan will be doing a presentation around 6:00 PM.  YES, we do need volunteers!!! Please click the link below to volunteer:

A Message From The Principal For A Day


Hello, my name is Zachary Aghdaei, and I am a 5th grade student at Hallinan.  I have been here for 6 years and have the opportunity today to be an assistant principal, so I wanted to give you a students insight on things!

What does it mean to be a ‘Hallinan Hawk’?  All students at Hallinan have the opportunity to be ‘Hawks’.  To be a good ‘Hawk’ you need to treat people the way you want to be treated.  This is one of the key points in being a good ‘Hawk’.

If you want to be treated with respect and in a good manner, then you must in return treat them the same way.  Another thing that you can do to be a better ‘Hawk’ is to follow Hallinan’s three main rules; Be Safe, Be Kind, and Be Responsible.

Friends are probably the most important part of being a good ‘Hawk’.  Friends are one of the most important things in life, friends will always be there for you,  and always help you, when you need it.  Finally, always be on your best behavior, for being the best you can be, is almost perfect.

LOSF Update


Phonathon A Success!

The Phonathon raised $53,000 towards the Foundation’s goal of $2 million, and we are now at 41% parent participation in the campaign with the goal of reaching 55% by June 30, 2015.

However, we are $190,000 lower raised in pledges/donations compared to the same time as last year.

I know that many of you have been asked to donate to other causes or to your local parent clubs.  The Foundation is equally important. By giving to the Foundation you are strengthening your community.  

The Foundation is here to ensure high quality teachers in every classroom.  Without your support this goal is harder to reach.  Please make your donation today and help us achieve our shared goal of having great teachers in every classroom in our excellent schools across the district.

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