Howling Coyote

Weekly Communication for the week of October 21, 2019

Fall Parent Teacher Conference Scheduling is Oct. 21-25

Please click this link for important details on how to schedule a conference with your student(s) teacher. Conferences will take place November 4-8.

Thank you!

Fall Carnival: October 25, 2019

Are we ready for some fun! The Carnival flyer below came home this week with your student(s). Be sure to return the form with payment to the office by Wednesday, October 23.

Can you volunteer to help? Click this link to join the fun.

Thank you!

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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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Whitney High Boys Basketball Club

Is your son interested in basketball? This may be the perfect opportunity to get involved with the Huslin Wildcats! For more information as well as registration details, click HERE.
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Yearbook Cover Art Design Contest

Theme: #bestyearever


  • 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: 2019-2020

  • 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

Due by: Friday, October 25, 2019

Please turn your artwork in to

Mrs. Oboyski (VAPA, room 13) or the front office.

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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


10/21 Begin Signing Up for Conferences

10/25 5:15 pm Costume Parade @ Bolton Park 5:30-7:30 pm Carnival @ SRES

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