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Week of March 27th-31st

Weekly Lifeskill: Teamwork

A Peek at the Week

Monday, March 27th

Mighty Oaks Monday! Wear your Hooker Oak Spirit Wear!

Tuesday, March 28th

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, March 29th

10:25-11:35 Bidwell Junior High Presentation to 5th Graders

Early Release Day!

1:00 TK/K

1:30 1st-3rd

1:38 4th/5th

Thursday, March 30th

8:45-11:15 Room 10 to Laxson Auditorium

1:00 Student of the Month Assembly

2:30-3:15 5th Grade Band

Friday, March 31st

Aloha Friday! Wear your floral or Hawaiian wear!

9:00 Room 9 To PV Performing Arts Center

9:30-12:30 Kindergarten Field Trip to Caper Acres

12:00-2:00 Room 7 to North State Ballet

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On the Horizon

March 27th-April 6th

Royal Dance Academy

April 5th

Chico Jr. Incoming 6th Grade Information Extravaganza

3:30-5:30 (see flyer below for more details)

April 7th & 10th

No School

April 13th

Hooker Oak Blood Drive

12-4 p.m.

Hold off on donating blood so that you can do so at our annual Blood Drive!

Thursday, April 20th

Family Math Night for 3rd-5th Grades

5:00-6:00 in the MPR

PTO Meeting in Room 1


Read-a-thon Winners

Thank you to all who participated in the Read-a-thon! We had a great time celebrating reading and it was fun to have the Scholastic Book Fair on campus during that week.

For every $100 raised, students received an entry into a drawing to win one of 2 prizes-the opportunity to be Principal for the Day or a Barnes and Noble date with Principal Emily. We had a lot of students represented in the drawing, which is awesome! Congratulations to Eisley Den Boer for being the lucky winner! We would also like to recognize our TOP EARNER, Sawyer Carpenter, who will also be receiving one of the prizes! Congratulations Eisley and sawyer!

Important Information Regarding the CUSD Facilities Master Plan

What is the Facilities Master Plan?

The Facilities Master Plan helps guide facility improvements throughout the school community. Each phase identifies the renovation and remodeling for our schools district-wide.

Chico Unified is in Phase IV of the current Facilities Master Plan. The last update was made in 2019. View the current Facilities Master Plan.

Master Plan Update - Input Opportunities
Our Chico Unified School District Facilities Department is currently meeting with our educational community to identify considerations for any adjustments and updates to the existing Facilities Master Plan.

What is a Facilities Master Plan

A Facilities Master Plan is a living document produced as a summation of a comprehensive process and becomes the road map to address the District's current and future facilities improvement needs. A Facilities Master Plan examines overall educational and facilities needs beyond any modernizations or improvements constructed to date at each site. Moreover, the process of developing a comprehensively prepared Facilities Master Plan includes a planning team and outreach process to solicit input from District's school sites and the community.

View Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Facilities Master Plan.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS - Upcoming Meetings and Input Opportunities

  • SPRING Community Input Virtual Planning Sessions* at 6 p.m.
    • May 1, 2023 (Pleasant Valley High School & Fair View High School Input)
    • May 2, 2023 (Marsh Junior High School, Chapman, Little Chico Creek, Parkview and Sierra View Elementary Schools)
    • May 8, 2023 (Bidwell Junior High School, Citrus, McManus, Marigold, Neal Dow, Shasta Elementary, Hooker Oak and Rosedale Elementary Schools)
    • May 9, 2023 (Chico Junior High, Chapman, Citrus, Parkview, Neal Dow, Emma Wilson Elementary Schools)
    • May 10, 2023 (Chico High School)

Board Meeting Presentations
During the March 8, 2023 Board Meeting (Agenda Item 8.1.), the Facilities Department presented an informational update, including a demographic analysis overiew of our community and a presentation outlining considerations for the Facilities Master Plan Update.

The Facilities Master Plan will be brought forward under the Discussion/Action calendar at the April 5, 2023 Special Board Meeting/Workshop.

Middle School Information

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Message from Bidwell Junior High

Your Bidwell friends are excited to welcome our incoming 6th grade students and families to campus on April 5 (for Shasta and Marigold families) and April 6 (all other schools). Student-led tours of the campus will begin at 3:30 as families arrive in the Covered Area near the gym parking lot. We plan to show students as many aspects of Bidwell life as possible (without overwhelming them), with all tours ending no later than 4:30. Tours will end in the gym where we will have tables set up for our community partners (sports, PTA, Bidwell Foundation, clubs, etc.) to share their offerings with families.

In lieu of a welcome message in the gym, I’ve linked a little 10-minute welcome video here for families to watch ahead of time: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uGVZmCj4lX_aZLzgVmiqNPw0tGnj95DX/view?usp=sharing


Dave McKay

Bidwell Junior High Principal

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Hooker Oak Blood Drive

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Yearbook News!

It's yearbook season! If you have any pictures from school events you've taken this year that you might like to see in our yearbook, you can submit them at https://www.hjeshare.com/eShare/ code 1238 or email them to sean.clark@chicousd.net. Please have them to us before the end of March.

You can also start getting your orders in 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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