Picture Day – October 3rd

 

Fall portraits will be taken soon†– and we know it’s only one of the many things you have going on right now — so in an effort to help streamline things for you, this message serves as a gentle reminder of the 5 W’s of Picture Day.

WHO:† Hallinan Students

WHAT:† School Picture Day 2014

WHERE:† Hallinan Campus

WHEN:††October 3rd

WHY:† This photo will appear in the yearbook, and can be a lovely keepsake for friends and†family.† Fall portraits are also known to be used in†The Lake Oswego Review†and other publications. †In addition, we have partnered again this year with the†LOSD Foundation†and are proud to announce our online “Foundation Packages”. For each of these packages purchased online,†we will give $5 to the LOSD Foundation.†School pictures that support the district –†we thought that might make you smile! :)
HOW:††To PREORDER with a credit or debit card,†CLICK HERE, print the receipt, and†have your student†hand†it to the photographer on Picture Day.†
For cash or check payments, simply pick up an order form from the school office or on location on Picture Day — and have†your student bring it to the photographer. Note that we are unable to make change onsite.

Historically, the building can get hot & humid, and many students have sports activities that day as well, so†please have a clean, dry shirt to be photographed in. To further enhance the value of your investment, you may wish to consult the “Looking Your Best” section of our order form for tips & tricks (i.e. tank tops, sports shirts, and logos generally†do†notphotograph well; neither do bare arms and underarms).†All students will be photographed for the yearbook and school records, so please dress accordingly.

If you have any questions or encounter any difficulty with the online preordering process, contact us at†[email protected]or†503-636-9650†and we will be happy to help. †Thank you very much.† We love working with the Lake Oswego community — where we have also lived & worked for over 30 years.

Sincerely,

The Barry Family

A is A Photography, Inc.
A local family-owned & operated business — and Lake Oswego’s official school photographer for 16†years.†
DETAILED ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS:

1) Visit†www.AisAPhotography.com

2) Select “Order Photos”

3) Enter†the login code HALLINAN

Enter†your student’s†information, select packages, update cart, and voila!, we’re ready to take your payment and process your order. We look forward to seeing†you†on Picture Day!

 

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A†is†A†Photography

A local family-owned & operated business.

 

[email protected] /†503-636-9650

16869 SW 65th, Box 6†/ Lake Oswego, OR / 97035

 

www.AisAPhotography.com

PTO Bulletin

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PTO Bulletin

Thursday September 9th 2014

 

Hello Hallinan Families,

What a great Back to School night!† It was nice to see so many parents!† Donít forget today is Early Release!!!!

  • If you are looking to be an awesome volunteer here is the link to the sign up!!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b4cadaa2ea57-201415

 

  • Complete directory information and pay PTO Fees!† I know there has been some confusion on this but the links below should help.

Deadline is Monday September 13th. †All of this can be done online or on paper.† On the PTO invoice you will see a line for family membership.† If you can please do not forget to include this fee.† This is the easiest way to get all information you will need from the PTO regarding all PTO sponsored events going on at Hallinan.† This is separate from the student fees.

 

Returning families got an e-mail on Aug 28th to confirm their data – contact [email protected] †if you don’t have the e-mail

 

New families use this link to enter their data: www.bit.ly/12tbm1G

 

  • 1st PTO meeting is Wednesday September 17th 915a in Library loft.† Everyone is invited.

 

  • Walk to School day is coming!† Mark your calendars.† Wednesday October 8th

 

  • Jog-a-thon is Thursday October 9th!!

 

  • SPIRIT WEAR!† Hallinan t-shirts and more are available for purchase.† Just go to the PTO website and click on the Spirit Wear link!† You can show your school spirit and support the school at the same time.

 

  • Make sure you are saving your BOX TOPS!† Info on the next competition coming soon!

 

P.S.† Donít forget to check Principal Sara Deboyís blog!†† http://hallinanhappenings.edublogs.org

You can also get to the PTO site from here!!!

Sincerely,

Jamie Krup

Hallinan PTO President

[email protected]

Early Release Scheduled For Every Other Thursday

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Some of you may recall that we will have early release on every other Thursday this year to accommodate teacher work in Professional Learning Communities.† This is critical work that teaching teams and specialists will do to improve instruction, respond to individual student needs, and examine data for over-arching trends that ultimately assist us in providing a high quality program for our children.† Early release begins at 1:20 on the following dates:

9/11, 9/25, 10/9, 10/23, 11/6, 11/20, 12/11, 1/8, 2/5, 2/19, 3/5, 4/9, 4/23, 5/7, 5/21 (all of these are Thursdays)

Extended care will be provided on these days.

The purpose of this time is for teachers to work together to examine student work, assessments, and curriculum.† They are not workdays, and teachers will not be available for appointments with parents during this time.† You may notice that the half day inservices from the past have been eliminated.††† For a better understanding of Professional Learning Communities, I invite you to read the following article:

What is a PLC?

If you still have questions, I am well versed in the topic and teach a class about PLCs at the university level.† I am more than comfortable discussing the use of this time with anyone who is interested in learning more.† We appreciate that this is a gift of time, and we intend to use it to benefit your children in every way possible.

Sara

Elementary Strings Information

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Elementary Strings News

  • The Elementary Strings Program has moved to Uplands.† It is no longer at Lake Grove.
  • Elementary Orchestra begins on Monday, Sept. 8 at 7:45 at Uplands.
  • Beginning Strings Parent Orientation meeting is Wed., Sept 10 at 7:00 pm in the Lake Grove Gym.
  • Beginning Strings begins on Monday, Sept. 15 at 7:45 at Uplands.
  • Visit our site for more information† http://www.edline.net/pages/Lake_Oswego_School_District/Academics___Programs/elem_strings_orch
  • Email Kristy Hewitt [email protected]

First PTO Bulletin

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PTO Bulletin

Wednesday September 3rd 2014

Hello Hallinan Families,

Welcome back to school!† It was great to see all the smiles on the kiddos this morning!

This is the first of many bulletins that you will receive throughout the year.† If all goes according to plan you will receive these emails every Wednesday.† The goal is give you as much information as possible while staying short and to the point.† As always should you need any more information please refer to our website www.hallinanpto.org for more information.† As of today here are the top priorities:

  • Complete directory information and pay PTO Fees!

Deadline is Monday September 13th. †All of this can be done online or on paper.† On the PTO invoice you will see a line for family membership.† If you can please do not forget to include this fee.† This is the easiest way to get all information you will need from the PTO regarding all PTO sponsored events going on at Hallinan.† This is separate from the student fees.

www.bit.ly/12tbm1G

  • THE BACK TO SCHOOL BBQ is Friday September 5th 5p-8p!

Tickets are $5 each/$25 max per family.

WE STILL NEED VOLUNTEERS!† This BBQ could not happen without you!!! Please go to the signup genius and register for a shift to help us make this a memorable event!

http://www3.signupgenius.com/mobile/index.cfm?action=signups.signup&URLID=4090b4cadaa2ea57-20141

  • BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT is Tuesday September 9th 630p-8p.† Itís a great time for parents (sorry no kids) to meet the staff, teachers and learn more about the school year!
  • 1st PTO meeting is Wednesday September 17th 915a in Library loft.† Everyone is invited.
  • SPIRIT WEAR!† Hallinan t-shirts and more are available for purchase.† Just go to the PTO website and click on the Spirit Wear link!† You can show your school spirit and support the school at the same time.
  • Make sure you are saving your BOX TOPS!† Info on the next competition coming soon!

 

P.S.† Donít forget to check Principal Sara Deboyís blog!†† http://hallinanhappenings.edublogs.org

You can also get to the PTO site from here!!!

Sincerely,

Jamie Krup

Hallinan PTO President

Back to School Night – September 9th @ 6:30 PM

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOur amazing sidewalk artists are at it again – special thanks to Esben & Mia Schroeder and Luke & Cooper Wyngarden for this awesome welcome back display!

Our Back to School Night will be coming up quickly – next week on Tuesday, September 9th from 6:30 – 8:00 PM. This is a parent only event. We will not have on site childcare available. This is one of the only parent only events (excluding the auction) that we hold at Hallinan, and we ask that you please arrange for the students to be at home.

The evening will begin in the gym with an overview of the upcoming events and focuses for the school year. From there, two IDENTICAL sessions will be held in classrooms for parents to hear from teachers about curriculum, procedures, volunteer opportunities, field trips, etc. The reason for two sessions is to give the opportunity for parents with more than one child at Hallinan to visit multiple classrooms. If you have more than two students at our school, you may need to divide and conquer as parents. :)

We had a fantastic first day and all of us are so happy to have our students back!† Special thanks to PTO for hosting the parent coffees!

Sara

Welcome Back! Upcoming Events and Information for the First Week!

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And we’re back!

Welcome to the 2014-15 school year! We are all so very excited to see the children flood through that door on Tuesday, September 2nd. Here are some reminders for you to make sure the first day and week goes as smoothly as possible!

  • You are welcome to walk your child down to the classroom on the first day of school. Please make your goodbyes brief and positive! We want the children to know that this is a safe, happy place where they can feel empowered! The PTO Welcome Back Coffee will be set up out front from 9:00 – 9:45 AM to allow you some time to linger just outside the doors, meet new parent friends, and celebrate the beginning of school. All are welcome.
  • If you ordered online school supplies, please COME TO HALLINAN on LABOR DAY between 1-3 PM to pick them up! Thank you to everyone who has been so patient with the delay.
  • The PTO Welcome Back BBQ is on Friday, September 5th from 5:30 – 7:30 PM. All families are welcome. There is a small cost for an outrageously delicious burger and sides.
  • Please follow the direction of our staff in our school parking lot! This will help us keep the flow of traffic moving. Please also do not park in the bus loading area or handicapped spaces unless you are properly permitted. We ask that all drivers stay at the wheel of their car when in the parent pick up line – an unattended vehicle can cause a major back up and delay. We anticipate that the first day/week of school may have some delays that are longer than normal for buses and pick up in general. Please be patient. If there are any unusual delays, an email will go out to advise you.
  • Please join us for Back to School Night on Tuesday, September 9th at 6:30. A separate blog post will go out detailing this event.

Have a fantastic holiday weekend, and we will see you soon!

Sara

Want Your School Supplies Delivered Next Year? Deadline is August 15th!

School-Supplies

Hi all,You have the option of ordering complete school supply kits that are specific to Hallinan for the coming school year and your child’s grade level.† Go to www.schoolsuppliesdelivered.com and enter the school code (HAL521). All items on the school supply lists are included with the exception of personal items (backpacks, lunch bags, water bottles, gym shoes). Supplies will be available for pickup at Hallinan the week before school starts. The order deadline is August 15th.† NOTE: Do not order Emergency Kits – these were not specified by Hallinan Elementary.

If you prefer to buy your kits in the local stores, please refer to the school supply lists, available on the main website:

School Supply Lists 2014-15

SUMMER BEGINS TODAY!

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Special thanks to Luke Wyngarden, Leyton Richards, Joey Migchelbrink, Calvin Migchelbrink, Esben Schroeder, Cooper Wyngarden, and Mia Schroeder for this beautiful summer artwork on the sidewalk just outside the cul de sac! It is an exciting day at Hallinan!† Mr. Haynor and Mr. Wederski have the stage and amps set up for the music, the new bubble machine is being set up (courtesy of the 2014 fifth grade class), and yearbooks are distributed. I am equal parts excited and sad, as it is hard to see the kids go. They bring the light and the love into the building, and it gets awfully lonely here without them all summer! That being sad, here is the “homework” I gave the students for the summer:

1) Be SAFE. Wear your helmet on your bike and skateboard. Swim with a lifeguard present. Wear sunscreen.

2) Be KIND. Make a new friend in your neighborhood. Be courteous to your parents and help them out.

3) Be RESPONSIBLE. Take charge of your summer learning. Read every day! Read every day! Read every day!

I will miss you and will be waiting with open arms in September.

With love,

Sara