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Principal's Message


Phone: 503-661-6330

Mrs. Michelle Cardenas



Dearest Hall Elementary School Community,

 As we prepare to embark on a new school year, I am filled with excitement and hope for the journey that lies ahead. It is my honor and privilege to lead this community and welcome you all back to Hall for the 2023-2024 school year. I welcome you warmly including our new scholars and caregivers who are joining our vibrant community. 

Consistency will be a cornerstone of our educational approach at Hall. We believe in providing a stable and nurturing environment where ALL students can thrive academically and emotionally. As we move forward from the turbulent years of the past, our community can rest assured that we will maintain our unwavering commitment to excellence in teaching and learning while also ensuring that every student receives the support they need to reach their full potential. 

At Hall, we believe in JOY as an essential ingredient for a successful learning experience. Learning should be engaging, inspiring, and enjoyable for every child. Our school boasts having an outstandingly dedicated staff who are passionate about creating dynamic and interactive lessons that spark curiosity and ignite the love of learning in all our scholars. We encourage all our students to embrace curiosity, explore new ideas, and celebrate their achievements. 

Our school community is our greatest strength, and we are committed to fostering a sense of belonging and unity among our students, staff, and caregivers. It takes a village and thus extending relationships and collaboration in and out of our school walls is vital in creating a safe and inclusive space where everyone feels valued and that they belong. We will continue to organize various community events and opportunities for engagement to reinforce the community bond that makes our school so incredibly special. 

I am eager to witness the achievements and progress of each and every student throughout this year. Let us strive for excellence, unabashedly celebrate our successes, and continue to learn from our challenges together. 

Crecemos Juntos!

Wishing you all a wonderful and fulfilling academic year ahead.


Ms. Michelle Cardenas (Car-dee-naz) [she | her | ella]

Principal, Hall Elementary School 

 ** The drafting of this letter was supported through the use of Artificial Intelligence while the ideas and concepts are entirely my own **