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Week of September 14th

Weekly LifeSkill: Curiosity

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, September 15th

Deadline to put a book on hold for Thursday library check-out

Thursday, September 17th

12:30-1:30 Library Book Distribution

Thursday, September 17th

PTO Meeting @ 6:00

Weekly Announcement Video

September 14, 2020

Message from Principal Emily

Once again, we are faced with danger and uncertainty as a result of the devastating wildfires ravaging across California and the west coast. For many of our Mighty Oaks, this hits way too close to home. We understand that many of you may be experiencing a variety of feelings and emotions in response to the surrounding fires and other current events, and we want to support you in any way that we can. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you’re in need of support and/or assistance during these unsettling times.

Hooker Oak Wellness Center


Telehealth and virtual therapy resources:

Care Solace- https://caresolace.com/site/chicofamilies/.

Butte County Behavioral Health website- https://www.buttecounty.net/behavioralhealth/

You can also contact Pauline Daugherty, our Targeted Case Manager, at pdaugherty@chicousd.org. She is happy to help families seeking resources.

We are here for you and we want to help!

Hooker Oak Staff Spotlight

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Megan Vatcher, Counseling Assistant

Megan grew up on the Central Coast of California where she eventually graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a degree in Liberal Studies. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, baking, exploring, and spending time with her family. Megan has worked with elementary age students her whole adult life and is thrilled to be a part of the Hooker Oak community!

News from Mr. Sean

Tech Teacher Mr. Sean here! Leadership for this year just started out. Look forward to our weekly life skill podcasts starting up next Monday- a great listen for anybody. Leadership also takes on our Yearbook, but as we can't help but miss out on things like our Jog-A-Thon, and Picture day is still up in the air, I'd like your help! I'll be asking for various themed pictures that we can build our memories from. This week send in a picture of your learning zone- the place where your kids are working and Zooming from during school time. If you'd like, send them my way to sean.clark@chicousd.net.

Hooker Oak Library Book Check-out

Hooker Oak students will now be able to check out books from our school library! Our first library book distribution will be on Thursday, September 10th from 12:30-1:30. This will be done as a "drive-thru/no contact" process only. We are committed to making this a safe process for all. Mr. Ryan, our Libary Media Assistant, will wear the appropriate PPE, and all reading materials will be quarantined for a mandatory 72 hours. Students must reserve their book(s) by Tuesday evening in order for it to be available on Thursday.

Click here to watch a video tutorial by our Elementary Librarian, Monica Brown about how to put books on hold. The video will cover the following:

-How do I check out a book online?
-How do I log into Destiny Discover?
-Where do I find Destiny Discover?
-How do I place a book on hold?
-How can I find my current check-outs?
..........and much more!
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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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PBIS Expectations for Distance Learning