Howling Coyote

Weekly Communication for the week of October 28, 2019

Important Reminders

Monday 10/28 Minimum Day (12:10 Release for TK/K & 12:20 Release for Grades 1-6

Friday 11/1 No School (Staff Development Day)

Red Ribbon Week!

This year's theme of the National Red Ribbon Campaign is a call to action to speak out in support of healthy choices. The theme is also a reminder that by staying drug free, you are sending a message to yourself and others about how much you value yourself, your overall health, your community and your future.

SRES Activities Include:

Monday 10/28: “Send a Message!” Students will be sending an inspiring message to two or three people.

Tuesday 10/29: “Can’t Touch This!” 90’s Day. Wear anything Nineties- neon, scrunchies, big hair, denim, flannel, overalls, vests, bandanas, shoulder pads, etc.

Wednesday 10/30: “Wake Up. Don’t Do Drugs!” Pajama Day and Sign the Pledge in classrooms.

Thursday 10/31: “Scare Away Drugs!” Wear your Halloween costume to school. No masks, fake blood, or weapons, please!

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Support SRES & Feed Your Family!

Anytime, all year long, you can purchase Family Meals for 4 To Go from Rubinos. See more information below.

Eat out together at Panda Express (located at 105 Ferrari Ranch Road, Lincoln) on Tuesday, November 12 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Just show the digital flyer below or enter the code to place an online order.

Thank you for all of your support!

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October 31 @ The Ranch

Dear Sunset Ranch Families,

Thursday, October 31st is Halloween. This year, the school is open to K-6 students wearing simple costumes to school on this day if they choose to do so. While Halloween is a special and exciting day for many students, it is also a regular, instructional day at school where students will be expected to fully participate in learning as well as P.E. and other routine school activities! In order to balance these two objectives we need students/parent to follow these rules in regards to costumes:

  • Costumes should be simple as to not be distracting or easily lost/damaged. Please consider that allowing your child to wear his/her costume to school may result in parts being lost or damaged during regular school activities (recess, etc.).

  • Masks and full facial makeup should not be worn to school. If they are, they will need to be removed.

  • Positive costumes are encouraged. Students can not wear costumes that are violent or gruesome (containing fake blood, gore, etc). This is not appropriate for the school environment and may frighten our smallest Coyotes.

  • Fake weapons such as guns, swords, or daggers may not be brought to school. If students have inappropriate costumes or props, they will be confiscated and will need to be picked up by a parent from school administration.

In terms of bringing food/treats to school, please talk directly with the classroom teacher about his/her preferences in this regard. We have many students with severe allergies that may be put at risk if unauthorized food/treats are brought to the classroom. Please be sure to consult with teachers and room parents who are aware of the health concerns in each class.

We will not be hosting a student costume parade at school on Halloween. However, we look forward to seeing all our spooky Coyotes march at our Annual Costume Parade to kick off our Fall Carnival at 5:15 p.m. next Friday, October 25th at Bolton Park!

Thank you for your support and cooperation. We are looking forward to a wonderful and safe celebration on 10/31!

Best Regards,

Melanie Patterson, Principal

Sunset Ranch Elementary School

Teal Pumpkin Project

Putting a teal pumpkin on your doorstep means you have non-food treats available, such as glow sticks or small toys. This simple act promotes inclusion for trick-or-treaters with food allergies or other conditions.

  1. Provide non-food treats for trick-or-treaters
  2. Place a teal pumpkin in front of your home to indicate to passersby that you have non-food treats available
  3. Add your home to the Teal Pumpkin Project map
  4. Spread the word! Share the Teal Pumpkin Project with your friends and family

For more information visit

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10/28 Minimum Day

10/28-10/31 Red Ribbon Week (Stay Drug Free)

11/1 No School (Teacher Professional Development Day)

11/4-11/8 Parent-Teacher Conference Week - Minimum Days