Sprouty News

Hooker Oak School...180 Days of Adventure

Week of October 10th-14th

Weekly Lifeskill: Initiative

A Peek at the Week

Monday, October 10th

Mighty Oaks Monday! Wear your Hooker Oak Spirit Wear!

9:45-1:15 4th Grade Field Trip to CSUC

Tuesday, October 11th

Picture Day!

2:30-3:15 5th Grade Band

5:30 Fall Festival Planning Meeting at Round Table Pizza on Pillsbury Rd.

Wednesday, October 12th

Workout Wear Wednesday!

7:45 Running Club on the track

2:30 School Site Council Meeting (click here for agenda)

Early Release Day!

1:00 TK/K

1:30 1st-3rd

1:38 4th/5th

Thursday, October 13th

2:30-3:15 5th Grade Band

Friday, October 14th

On the Horizon

October 24th-28th

Red Ribbon Week

November 4th

End of 1st Trimester

November 5th

Fall Festival

5:00-10:00 p.m.

Lakeside Pavilion

November 10th

No School for Elementary-Parent Conference Day

November 11th

No School-Veteran's Day

November 14th-18th

Minimum Days-Parent Conference Week

11:35 Dismissal

Toys at School

As a reminder, toys are not allowed at school. If a student brings a toy to school for use in an after-school program, it must stay in their backpack. Toys will be confiscated if they are being played with during school hours.

Sometimes teachers will have a special day where toys, games, and//or stuffed animals are allowed for the day. When this happens, students will be reminded that they may only be in the classroom and may not be played with during recess and lunch.

Students may bring sports equipment (soccer balls, basketballs, etc.) only if they intend for it to be used by any student who would like to play with it.

Fidgets (i.e. pop-its) may be used in the classroom for their intended purpose (as a tool to help students remain focused or to ease anxiety). They will not be able to be used if they become a distraction and they may not make their way out onto the playground, as they then become a toy.

We have some students who are interested in things like making bracelets or playing with yo-yos. In these cases, we will strive to provide designated time in our Wellness Room or another designated area where students can participate in these activities with adult supervision.

Thank you for your support of this school policy.

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Fall Festival

We are excited to announce that our new Fall Festival will take place on Saturday, November 5th, 2022 at Lakeside Pavilion. This is an adult-only event including dinner, a silent auction, and the local live band, Decades!

Tickets available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hooker-oak-fall-festival-tickets-405376842047

We are currently looking for corporate sponsors for this event. If you are a business owner and would like to sponsor our event please contact Sarah Van Hout (530) 228-8150 or hookeroakpto@gmail.com for more details!

Interested in helping with Fall Festival?

We will be having a planning meeting on Tuesday, October 11th at 5:30pm at Round Table Pizza in the Almond Orchard Plaza on Pillsbury Rd. Join us and find out how you can help plan this fun event! Contact Sarah Van Hout with any questions at sarahvanhout@gmail.com

Parent Volunteer Opportunity

The Sacramento Valley Scholastic Chess League director Steven Oberlander is a teacher at Neal Dow Elementary School. The league is hoping to have Chess Clubs in all CUSD schools. In order to bring this opportunity to Hooker Oak, we need a volunteer Chess Coach to help facilitate our program. Mr. Oberlander will assist with all of the logistics and there will be start-up materials available.

Please contact the office or email Principal Emily Mullins if you are interested in volunteering to coach our Chess Club. The club could meet before or after school.

Click here to read an article about the Chess Club that was featured in the Chico Enterprise-Record.

CUSD Community Engagement Meetings

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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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