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Week of May 1st-5th

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Weekly Lifeskill: Personal Best

A Peek at the Week

Monday, May 1st

Mighty Oaks Monday! Wear your Hooker Oak Spirit Wear!

CUSD Summer Camp Applications Sent Home

1:45 CAASPP Kick-off Assembly (3rd-5th Grades)

Tuesday, May 2nd

Track Tuesday! Wear your workout wear to school!

7:45-8:15 Join us on the track for Running Club!

2:30-3:15 5th Grade Band

Wednesday, May 3rd

8:30-11:00 Room 4 to Bidwell Mansion

10:15-11:45 Room 9 to AMber Grove Place (Grandbuddy Visit!)

Early Release Day!

1:00 TK/K

1:30 1st-3rd

1:38 4th/5th

5:00 CUSD Board Meeting at Marigold

*Continued discussion/possible action on the future of Hooker Oak's campus & program

Thursday, May 4th

May the 4th Be With You! Star Wars Dress up Day!

11:45-1:15 Kindergarten to Chico Creek Nature Center

Friday, May 5th

Aloha Friday! Wear Hawaiian or floral wear to school!

8:15-10:15 3rd-5th Grade Field Day

On the Horizon

May 1st-19th

CAASPP Testing for 3rd-5th Grade

May 8th-12th

Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week

May 9th

5:00 All Parent Meeting

5:30-6:30 Open House

May 19th

Hooker Oak Carnival


May 30th

Staff vs. 5th Grade Kickball Game


May 31st

Hooker Oak Talent Show

9:00 a.m.

June 2nd

Last Day of School

Minimum Day-Students Dismissed at 11:35

5th Grade Promotion

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Blood Drive Recap

Thank you to all who supported our Annual Hooker Oak Blood Drive! We were able to donate 19 lifesaving pints! A special thanks to Beth Geise for organizing the Blood Drive. What an awesome way for us to support our community!

If you donated, be sure to check your email for your $10 Amazon gift card!

Last Call for Pop Tabs!

The last day to collect pop tabs until *next* year is Friday, May 5. We need to take them to Durham to get them weighed and then we will get a check to give to Ronald McDonald house in Sacramento. Thank you to all who have sent in their Pop Tabs throughout the year!

CAASPP Testing Information for Grades 3-5

Students in grades 3-5 will take the computer-based ELA and Math CAASPP assessments in May. 5th graders will also take the computer-based Science assessment (CAST). Please see the testing schedule below.

To help support your student’s success during testing, please ensure your child:

  1. Arrives at school on time

  2. Eats a healthy breakfast at home or at school

  3. Gets a good night's sleep

  4. Has a snack and water if needed

  5. Brings their charged Chromebook and wired headphones (headphones are available at the school site).Wireless headphones are NOT allowed.

  6. Feels encouraged to do their best.

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Join Us in Celebrating Staff at Hooker Oak School

Students and Parents – join us in celebrating Chico Unified staff! Staff Appreciation Week is coming to Chico Unified in May. This year, we will collect notes and messages from students and parents and deliver them to our teachers and staff!

Want to Join In the Fun?

Send us a note about a Chico Unified teacher or staff member who has positively impacted your student's school. Shoutouts will be delivered to the recipient during our Chico Unified Staff Appreciation Week (May 15-May 19, 2023). Bus drivers, teachers, custodians, office staff, counselors, health staff, after school program, classroom aides, lunch staff ... send as many as you want!

Submit Your Story

Click to Send a Note to Your Favorite School Teacher or Staff Member


If students prefer to send handwritten notes or cards, please send them to:

Chico Unified District Office

Attn: Staff Recognition

1163 E. 7th Street

Chico, CA 95928

Please make sure to send or submit your shoutouts by Friday, April 28, 2023 so they can be delivered during Staff Appreciation Week.

Yearbook News!

Yearbooks can be purchased online at https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/?event=general.displayLanding&jobnumber=18568 or with check or cash in the office with Mrs. Jess.

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Sprouty Store Wishlist

The Sprouty Store was a huge success last year, and we need donations for the new school year! The Sprouty store is a monthly student store that is available for 1st-5th grade students. Throughout the school year students earn Sproutys, Hooker Oak's school money, and they can spend them at the store. The Sprouty Store is able to happen from parent donations. You can check out our Amazon wish list, which gets directly sent to Hooker Oak, or if you spot something you think students will enjoy you can drop it off at the office. We appreciate all donations to the Sprouty Store!
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Summer Camp 2023

CUSD is excited to offer Summer Camp on all elementary campuses! Please see the information below for more details.

Dates: June 5th – 30th (no program on June 19th for the Juneteenth Holiday)

Time: 7:30am – 1:00 pm with extended care option to 4:30 pm

Who is Eligible: Current TK-5th grade students

Paper applications will be available on May 1st

Spots are First Come First Serve

Hooker Oak Coordinator:

Tracie Dudkowski