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Week of September 6th

This Week's LifeSkill: Respect

A Map of the Week

Monday, September 6th

No School-Happy Labor Day!


Wednesday, September 8th

Early Release Day!

Workout Wear Wednesday! Wear athletic clothes to school and get some exercise!

1:00 TK/K 1:30 1st-3rd 1:38 4th/5th


Friday, September 10th

Hooker Oak Spirit Day! Wear your Hooker Oak Gear!

On the Horizon

September 16th

6:00 PTO Meeting in the Library


September 24th

Jog-a-thon

First Sprouty Store!

Meet Our Crew

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Erin Horgan, Counseling Assistant



Photo is of Ms. Erin in the Play Room with Lovey Dove


Hello. My name is Erin O. Horgan. The students call me Ms. Erin. I am the Counseling Assistant at Hooker Oak. We are so lucky to have a playroom for individual child-directed play. Power of Play (POP) is similar to mentoring, and provides students with positive one-on-one interactions. I also offer Friendship Groups. And all TK-2nd grade students will meet me in their classrooms presenting social-emotional tools this year.


I graduated from California State University, Chico with a B.A. in Developmental Psychology and obtained my Master of Science degree in School Counseling. I have over 20 years of experience working in education providing prevention, intervention, and life skills programs. I am a supporter of asset development and resiliency. My primary philosophy is to increase the building blocks of healthy development that help young people grow up healthy, caring, and responsible.


When not at school or with my family, you can find me practicing yoga and enjoying nature and the arts. If you see me around town, say “Hi!”


Thank you for welcoming me to Hooker Oak. I am proud to be a Sprouty!

Reading Pals is on our campus this year!

We are looking for volunteers to spend 1-hr a week reading with students on campus who just need a little extra dose of help to catch up this year. We have a reading center on campus and a very easy curriculum to use with the students- if you can read, you can help a student boost their confidence in reading! Join us today or perhaps you know of a grandparent, aunt, uncle, or friend that might enjoy volunteering 1 hr a week on campus. The program runs M-TH 8-10 am. Help us spread the word! This would be a perfect way to meet your Hooker Oak volunteer commitment!


To sign up visit: readingpalschico.org or email: lphizackerly@chicousd.org

Symptom Guide

Please review the Student Symptom Guide and be vigilant about completing a Daily Wellness Check for your child. DO NOT send your child to school if he/she exhibits ANY of the symptoms. If our staff becomes aware of any of these symptoms, we will call and ask that your child be picked up immediately.


Thank you for helping us keep our school open and our school community safe!

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Parent Volunteer Vaccination Requirement

As you know, Hooker Oak thrives because of our amazing parent volunteers. We want to make sure that everyone has time to prepare for the new requirement that will go into effect on October 15th. All parent volunteers will be required to show proof of vaccination from COVID-19. If you have any questions about this requirement, please feel free to reach out to the school office.

We Need Sprouty Store Donations and a Parent Helper!

We are so excited to bring the Sprouty Store to our students this year! We have created a Wish List on Amazon of items that students can purchase in the Sprouty Store with their Sprouty Dollars. Our plan is to have the store open during lunch on the last Friday of the month, starting on September 24th. We would greatly appreciate donations to our Sprouty Store! You can click here to view the Wish List, or scan the QR code below. Items will be shipped directly to the school.


We also need a parent volunteer to run the Sprouty Store. It would be a 2 hour a month commitment and a fantastic way to fulfill your volunteer commitment to our school! Not to mention, you will be making kiddos extremely happy! If you are interested, please contact Principal Emily at emullins@chicousd.org.

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Mental Health & Wellness Resources

With growing concerns regarding COVID-19, we know this is a time of great uncertainty for all of us and our communities. Chico Unified families can take full advantage of the tele-health and virtual therapy resources made available through our partner Care Solace.


Learn how Care Solace can help.

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