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Week of April 3rd-7th

Weekly Lifeskill: Critical Thinking

A Peek at the Week

Monday, April 3rd

Mighty Oaks Monday! Wear your Hooker Oak Spirit Wear!

Tuesday, April 4th

Track Tuesday! Wear your workout wear to school!

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

6:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 4th Grade Trilogy Field Trip to Sacramento

2:30-3:15 5th Grade Band

Wednesday, April 5th

8:15-8:45 Chico Junior Meeting with 5th Graders in Room 7

Early Release Day!

1:00 TK/K

1:30 1st-3rd

1:38 4th/5th

3:30-5:30 Chico Jr. Incoming 6th Grade Information Extravaganza

(see flyer below for more details)

5:00 CUSD Special Board Meeting at Marigold (Facilities Master Plan Discussion/Action)

Click here to view the board agenda

Thursday, April 6th

1:15-1:45 TK-2nd Grade Dance Performance on the blacktop

1:50-2:20 3rd-5th Grade Dance Performance on the blacktop

2:30-3:15 5th Grade Band

3:30-4:30 Bidwell Incoming 6th Grade Visitation

(see below for more details)

Friday, April 7th

No School

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On the Horizon

April 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!

April 20th

Family Math Night for 3rd-5th Grades

5:00-6:00 in the MPR

PTO Meeting in Room 1

Childcare Available

April 21st

Scoop & Seranande and Art Show

April 26th

Administrative Professionals Day


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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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.

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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