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Important Dates:

November 21-25: NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break

November 28: SRES School Site Council Meeting 3:30pm (Library)

December 2: PTC Coyote Night Out @ Chipotle 4:00-8:00pm

December 15: One Pill Can Kill Parent Information Night 6:30pm (WHS Theater)

December 22: MINIMUM Day

December 23-January 6: NO SCHOOL- Winter Break

Bell Schedule

2022-23 District Calendar

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Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Sunset Ranch Elementary School! (No School Nov. 21-25)

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Kindergarten classes stopped by the office to sing some songs! Gobble, Gobble, Gobble!

Turkeys On Strike!!

Ms. Smith's and Mrs. Maloney's classes performed their Turkeys on Strike play to the entire school, and it was a big hit! Thank you for sharing this performance with us.
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Thank you to all who donated food for the KCRA Kids Can Food Drive that our Leaders of the Pack organized. We collected 39 1/2 boxes of food that will go to those in need this holiday season. What an amazing demonstration of thanks and giving!
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What's Up Coyotes!

Thank you to our PTC and Coyote Families!!!!

Thanks again to our wonderful SRES PTC and Coyote families for spoiling up this week with treats and snacks to get us through conferences! Our staff feels the love and is so grateful for your support!
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6th Grade Yearbook Cover Art Contest- EXTENDED.... Entries Due by December 2nd!

Theme: Coyotes C.A.N Connect


  • Design must be on an 8.5” by 11” piece of paper

  • Design must include the name of our school: Sunset Ranch

  • Also include the years: 2022-2023

  • Please have correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation

  • Include your name and teacher’s name on the back of your design in pencil


  • Must be a 6th grade student

EXTENDED...Due on or before: Friday, December 2, 2022. Please submit your artwork to the front office.

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Angel Tree by Salvation Army - Nov. 29th-Dec. 12th

Sunset Ranch is participating in the Salvation Army Angel Tree program again this year. If you would like to participate please stop by the office to choose an angel tag off the tree starting on Monday, November 29th. Then shop and bring back the unwrapped gifts to the SRES office by Monday, December 12th.. See more details above.
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One Pill Can Kill Parent Information Night- Dec. 15th

Dear Rocklin Unified Staff and Families,

The purpose of this message is to share with you an opportunity to attend a Parent Information Night jointly hosted by RUSD and the City of Rocklin to spread awareness about the fentanyl epidemic and how it impacts our youth, especially during holiday breaks.

Nearly two years ago, Zach Didier, a Whitney High School student, lost his life after being approached by a drug dealer that sold him counterfeit prescription pills through a social media platform. Zach’s parents, Chris and Laura Didier, made it their mission to educate others about the risks of purchasing pills that may be counterfeit through social media and the alarming dangers of fentanyl poisoning.

The Didier Family and the Rocklin Unified School District are committed to working together to spread awareness of this danger with the goal of keeping all of our children safe and preventing another unfortunate incident occurring in our community. The Rocklin Unified School District and the City of Rocklin are partnering to host a 1 Pill Can Kill Placer Fentanyl Parent Information Night [Flyer] at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 15, 2022 at Whitney High School’s Performing Arts Center. Laura Didier will be joined by Laura Collanton, another parent impacted by fentanyl, the Mayor of Rocklin, the Rocklin Police Department, the Placer County District Attorney’s Office, and members from Wellness Together, Granite Wellness Center, and RUSD to educate attendees of the increase in student drug use during this time of year, and the risks of purchasing drug paraphernalia on the Internet.

Please click here to RSVP:

RUSD Mathematics Newsletter- Trimester One

Please check out our very first elementary mathematics newsletter, Math and Success Adds Up. This is a trimester newsletter for parents and children in transitional kindergarten through fifth grade, however some information may also be helpful to students in sixth grade. Each publication will include information on how parents can support and foster the love of math at home.

Holiday Gatherings are Coming- Here Are Six Things to Say to Kids You Don't Often See

Skip: "Remember me?" (This is a "high-stakes" question.)

Instead: Re-introduce yourself and tell them a littel something about you.

Skip: "Wow, you're getting so big!"

Instead: "I'm happy to see you again!"

Skip: "Is that a dinosaur on your shirt? (Skip questions that are obvious, and try a more authentic approach)

Instead: "I see that dinosaur on your shirt. I LOVE dinosaurs. Did you know that the Stegasaurus had a brain the size of a walnut?"

Skip: "Your dress is really pretty."

Instead: "I'm so glad you came."

Skip: "How old are you now?" (Try to connect on a deeper, and much more fun level)

Instead: "If you could turn into an animal whenever you wanted, which one would it be?"

Skip: "Last time I saw you, you were only this big."

Instead: "I remember making dumplings with you last time. That was so much fun!"

*Adapted from Curious Parenting

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Order Your Yearbook ONLINE NOW!

The SRES 2022-2023 Yearbook is on sale now! Yearbooks are $25.00 (upgrades available for an additional cost) and we are accepting online orders only at this time. Please visit Lifetouch Yearbook now to order your copy today! Yearbook ID Code: 13231223

The deadline to order online and customize the yearbook for your student is APRIL 1. ORDER TODAY.

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PTC Meeting, Sponsors & Upcoming Events

  • Join the email list to be informed on what's going on with the PTC. Sign-up Here!
  • Make sure you mark your calendars for their upcoming events this year (see above)!
  • Become a corporate sponsor!
  • Click on link below to the Sunset Ranch PTC website and bookmark it to stay up-to-date!

Afterschool STEM Enrichment Classes by INTELLIBRICKS-Sign Up Now!

Classes begin on Wednesday, November 30th from 3:10-4:40pm in Room 24 . Click here for all the details and visit Intellibricks to register online.
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Welcome back to school for the 2022-23 school year. During the upcoming year, MEALS WILL BE FREE FOR ALL STUDENTS!

Although meals are free, we still need families to complete the Federal Meal Application to direct your State and Federal tax dollars to RUSD. This funding is used to provide counselors, intervention and tutoring programs, mental health and behavioral supports, full day TK and Kindergarten programs, and more. Please take a moment to complete the application online at the link here.

SRES School Handbook

SRES 22-23 Handbook