Howling Coyote

Weekly Communication from Sunset Ranch - Jan 7th - Jan 11th

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Rainy Day Reminders

  1. Give yourself extra time to get to school in the morning
  2. Be extra cautious when driving and crossing the street on foot/on bike. Rain sometimes covers windshields and windows, making it harder to see pedestrians and other cars.
  3. Wear closed-toed shoes and socks. Bring a rain coat and/or umbrella. .
  4. Splashing in puddles is awesome - but makes for a super miserable school day. Wait to jump in puddles for when you can change your clothes at home.
  5. When you arrive at school, go straight to your classroom or the Multi to stay dry before we start the day.
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Our amazing Inclusion Specialist, Mrs. Hill, has moved out of state with her family. While we were blessed to have her as long as we did, we are anxious to fill her shoes. We are asking for your help. If you have social media or connections to education, please share the graphic below. The job is posted on the official job board of educators in CA (, but the best way to get the word out, is through people who know and love our kids -- that's you! We would really appreciate a share on Facebook or a text to a qualified candidate you know. Thanks!
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A Few Changes for the New Year

We've made some moves on campus to accommodate the needs of our growing students and staff.

Room 29 will expand to include Inclusion, which is where you will once again find Mrs. Brown and her amazing team. Room 18 is now our Resource Center, where you will find Mrs. Todd and her outstanding team. Room 31 will continue to be Coyote Engineering, and as we work hard to get it up and running for students to utilize as a S.T.E.A.M. Lab, VAPA and PE (when it rains) may also be using the space.

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Holiday Reading with Hopton

Ms. Hopton was welcomed the week before Winter Break into many classrooms where she read short stories and imparted small gifts. Kindergarteners heard the bell from Santa's sleigh and the whistle from the train as Ms. Hopton read The Polar Express. Second grade listened to Snowy Day and took home "snow balls" that wouldn't melt in their pockets. First grade heard Olive the Other Reindeer and earned their very own pair of antlers.

"Reading should not be presented to children as a chore or duty. It should be offered to them as a precious gift." — Kate DiCamillo

Holiday Grams & Leaders of the Pack

Leaders of the Pack assembled exactly 755 Holiday Grams that they delivered on December 18th, all while listening to some Christmas tunes. This group of 4th-6th grade leaders work well together, and they put in so much love and effort while promoting school spirit and positivity. All 19 Student Council members and both advisors (Ms. Hopton and Mrs. Cam) hope that every single person who got a gram felt special and enjoyed the little treat.

Student Council decides how to spend the profits to benefit ALL students, and have been considering saving it for a while, or spending it on recess equipment, games, and ways to support the environment. More info to come after their next meeting in January.

Second Grade Poetry Fest

Room 3 Turned Into An Operation Room!

During the week before break, Mrs. Hudspeth's second grade classroom transformed into an operating room. The patients? Contractions! This was a clever way for students to engage with the content and practice what they know!


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Important Information about TK & Kindergarten in Rocklin Unified for 2019-2020

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Connecting with Your Child in a Digital Age

Thursday, Feb. 7th, 6-8pm

701 Wildcat Boulevard

Rocklin, CA

Brought to you by Wellness Together, Rocklin's partner in school mental health, this seminar focuses on managing technology to strengthen relationships and improve mental health. ALL parents of elementary age students are encouraged to attend.

RSVPs are necessary. Please visit to register. See the flyer below. Please note, location will be changed from MPR to the WHSTheatre.

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Click HERE to view the Virtual Backpack

Each week, flyers that would have taken money & supplies to print and time to count out & distribute are placed on the VB on the school website. This is where many of our community partners advertise after school clubs, sports, child care and more.

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6th Grade Families - Click Here to add Yearbook Message

All sixth grade families have the opportunity to put a special message in the yearbook to their promoting student(s). Parents can click the link here to submit their 180 character message by February 1st.

SR Parent Suggestion Form

Use this form to identify issues that could be improved at SR and to give your suggestion for how to improve it. Your input may be shared with the appropriate committee or dept, and action may or may not be taken, but that your input is appreciated!