Sprouty News

"There's No Place Like Hooker Oak!"

Week of September 7th

Weekly LifeSkill: Respect

Upcoming Events

Monday, September 7th

No School-Happy Labor Day!

Tuesday, September 8th

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

Wednesday, September 9th

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

Thursday, September 10th

12:30-1:30 Library Book Distribution

Thursday, September 17th

PTO Meeting @ 6:00

Weekly Announcement Video

September 7, 2020

Hooker Oak Staff Spotlight

Big picture

Dustin Holley, SDC


My name is Dustin Holley. I'm a new education specialist here at Hooker Oak. I'm really happy to be working at my son's school and I can't wait to work with your students! I've been teaching in special education for six years and really enjoy my work. It's really important to me that all our students have the same opportunities to learn and be successful. I'm also a big believer in social-emotional learning in the classroom. A calm mind is ready to learn! I'll see you soon!

Live Well,


Parent Resources from Mary Gocke, Hooker Oak Counselor

Mary Gocke, our amazing new counselor, will be sharing resources for parents twice a month. Here is the first video and resource for the month of September. It is something we can all use-Tips to Keep Students Motivated in Online Learning.

View her video below and then click here to read the article referenced in the video.

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!
Big picture

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.

Big picture

PBIS Expectations for Distance Learning