The Eagle Soars

Sunflower Elementary - November 1, 2019

What's Coming Up?

Tuesday, November 5 - PTO Meeting 7 pm

Friday, November 8 - Grandparents/Grandfriends Day and PTO Italian Buffet & Silent Auction 6-9 pm


View our online calendar (select individual events for more details):

https://eventpublisher.dudesolutions.com/Usd231/site/se

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PICTURE RETAKE DAY HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED

Our retake day for fall pictures has been postponed to Wednesday, November 20.

GRANDPARENTS' AND GRANDFRIENDS' DAY - MORE INFORMATION!

If you forgot to turn in the RSVP for lunch choices through the school cafeteria, guests will not be able to order a school lunch. But don't worry! Guests are more than welcome to bring in their own lunch!


Both Front and Back parking lots will be open for grandparents. Please follow marked signs.


Guests are welcome to visit our lounge to sit, relax and have a cup of coffee if they have down time between activities.

BOOK FAIR IS COMING!!

Did you know? Reading just 20 minutes a day exposes your child to about 1.8 million words per year. Reading helps students develop a stronger vocabulary, and in addition, students who read for pleasure average higher grades in English, mathematics, science, and history!


Mark your calendar to join us for a celebration of reading! November 6-12!


We'll be open late on Wednesday, November 6 for Family Night. We'll also be open Friday evening, November 8, during the PTO Taste of Italy supper/auction!

Visit scholastic.com for more information. We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair!


AND there is a NEW shopping option! Book Fair eWallet is a safe and convenient digital payment option for your student to shop the Fair cash-free. Sign Up on the link below.


Sign Up for EWallet https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/parent-how-it-works.html

SIGN UP to HELP at the BOOK FAIR!

Would you like to help? We sure need it! Sign Up on the link below!


Sign Up Genius https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0844adaa28a6f94-book2

DON'T WORRY ABOUT SENDING MONEY WITH YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL!

Book Fair is coming SOON!! Make sure to set spending limit for your student, your card will not be charged until they shop. Check out our homepage TODAY and scroll to eWallet (digital payment option) the new exciting way to pay at the fair and a great way to allow your child an easier way to shop:

https://bookfairs-includes.scholastic.com/homepage/selitlab

We're Hiring!

It's fun to spend your working hours with people you know! Perhaps you know someone who is seeking employment in a rewarding and fulfilling atmosphere, please encourage them to look at the opportunities with Gardner Edgerton Schools.


Tell your friends and family: USD 231 is currently seeking qualified candidates for Para Educators, Evening Custodians, and Nutrition Services Assistants.


  • We have openings at Grand Star Elementary, Gardner Elementary and Sunflower Elementary Schools for Para Educators/Building Aides.
  • We are looking for an Evening Custodian to serve at Wheatridge Middle School.
  • We have a part-time opportunity at the Gardner Edgerton High School for a Nutrition Services Assistant.


If you know someone who may be interested, please have them visit the District website (usd231.com) and complete an online application. Positions of 30 hours or more per week receive single health and dental benefits as well as sick leave; year round positions also receive paid holidays.


USD 231 is a great place to be employed ~ share it with someone you know!

WATCH D.O.G.S. & EAGLE M.O.M.S. SIGN UPS ARE STILL OPEN! (repeat)

If you'd like to sign up to be a Watch D.O.G. or Eagle M.O.M., please use the link below!


We're using SignUp.com (the leading online SignUp and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming SignUps.


Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:


1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: https://signup.com/go/CoRaonA

2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.

3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.


Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

TASTE OF ITALY DINNER & SILENT AUCTION (repeat)

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Site Council

The Sunflower Site Council will be meeting at 6 pm in the library on the following dates: 9/17/19, 11/12/19, 2/11/20, 4/14/20.


All meetings are open to the public.


Kansas schools are required to establish site councils composed of the principal, teachers and other school personnel, parents, business representatives, and other community groups.


Site councils have a responsibility to provide advice and counsel in the following areas: evaluating district and school performance goals and objectives, determining methods to meet those goals and objectives, and other areas as requested by the board of education.


Remember, the work of the site council is advisory only; it makes recommendations, not decisions.

Sunflower PTO

Our Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) has been an integral part of Sunflower Elementary for many years. Through fundraisers and fun events, they are able to provide funds to teachers, classrooms, and the school.


We invite everyone to join the Sunflower PTO Facebook page. By searching "Gardner Sunflower PTO" under Pages, you will be able to join the group and receive updated PTO information.

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