December 2018 Sunflower Patch

Headlines & Happenings at Sunflower Elementary

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Holiday Hoopla

Check out how Sunflower students will be celebrating Holiday Hoopla Around the World!

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Veterans Day Assembly & Breakfast

Our annual Veterans Day event was a wonderful success again this year even though the weather was not the best. We had a wonderful turn out! Our guests enjoyed hearing our Special Choir sing the "Star Spangled Banner" led by our music teacher, Miss James. Three talented writers read their essays: Alexys Epp, Jackson Bollinger, and Rebecca Myers. Their tributes to the veterans were amazing. Mrs. Pennington class sang "God Bless the USA" by Lee Greenwood. Daughters of the American Revolution representative, Renee Slinkard, had student Ella Grayham read a letter from the President to the veterans. Three quilts had been made by Jolene Pennington and presented to three veterans as gifts by DAR. The student body sang "In Color" by Jamey Johnson and created a THANK YOU by displaying colors in red, white, and blue. Mrs. Wokutch was the choreographer for this beautiful display in which she included many photos along with two videos of former SES students that are now serving our country. These two young soldiers are also sons of two of our teachers, Mrs. Flynn and Mrs. Maynard. "Taps" was then played by high school student Leah Mailand. Our guests of honor were served a heartfelt breakfast by staff with assistance from our STUCO members. Our Wall of Honor was something to see again this year! We hope all of our veterans are able to attend again next year.


Veterans Day Video

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Student Leadership Jobs

5th Grade students are made aware of Leadership Jobs throughout Sunflower and are asked to apply for them. The students are required to fill out an application and have their teacher approve that they have exemplary classroom behavior. These students then go through interviews with the teacher or staff member that manages the various jobs. Each quarter new applicants may apply and will be trained by previous student employees.
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Girls On The Run!

Girls on the Run is a 10 week program that teaches girls life lessons on issues such as dealing with bullying, positive self confidence, and choosing friends. We meet twice a week after school where the girls spend time exercising and finish the season participating in a 5K race.
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Get to Know Sunflower Elementary

We are glad to share in the educational experience of your children. We want you to know what we are all about at Sunflower Elementary. We have prepared a set of videos to help you get to know the programs and activities at Sunflower Elementary.

Click Here for Information on Paola Community Events

Community event flyers will be posted on the district's webpage instead of going home in student backpacks. If you would like your event posted, please contact the district office @ 913-294-8000.