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No Phone Zone

Sunflower community, with the school year in full swing, we want to remind you that the morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up is a NO PHONE ZONE. We want all of our students, staff, and families to be safe, thank you for your understanding.

***Mrs. Morrison is in need of paper towel tubes for MakerSpace***

2019-2020 Events

Mon. September 23rd - Kona Ice Kick-off Assembly

Wed. September 25th - Learning about Lenexa 3rd Gr. Visit

Thurs. September 26th - PTA Digital Safety Night 6 pm

Fri. September 27th - 3rd Gr. Bike Rodeo 9:30 am

Mon. September 30th- Learning about Lenexa Visit 3rd Gr.

Wed. October 2nd - MVP training at Sunflower 6-7 pm

Fri. October 4th - Kona Ice Fun Run (see signup below)

Thurs. October 17th - Picture Day

Flavor Raiser

Sunflower Elementary Families you should be receiving emails from us. Despite our best efforts to have them arrive in your email inbox, if you don't receive them there please check your junk mail folder or spam box.

Or click on this link to access your child's donation page!

Kona Ice Fun Run

This year we are partnering with Kona Ice to host our annual Fun Run/Fundraiser. Information will be coming home with your student soon. The day of the event we will need approximately five volunteers per session. If you would like to volunteer for the entire time, please sign up on each slot. Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!

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Lunch Menus

Click Here for September & October 2019 Lunch Menu's and information.

Lunch Schedules

  • Kdg 11:00-11:30
  • 1st Grade 11:45-12:15
  • 2nd Grade 11:15-11:45
  • 3rd Grade 12:00-12:30
  • 4th Grade 12:15-12:45
  • 5th Grade 12:30-1:00
  • 6th Grade 11:30-12:00
  • EL 12:00-12:30

MVP Training - Sunflower Elementary Wed. October 2nd 6-7 pm

Sunflower families below is the link to use become an MVP. In order to volunteer at Sunflower in classrooms or attend field trips, you must be MVP trained. There are 2 steps to this process, you must attend a training session, there are several listed on the site, then you will be given a link after attending the training session to complete the second process. Feel free to call the school office with any questions.

National Walk to School Day

Step right up for National Walk to School Day – October 2, 2019! Join the movement that inspires the entire community to come together and promote health and safer routes for students to walk to school. Groups will meet at 7:45 am at either Electric Park or Journey Church to walk together!

Reflections Program

•Do you enjoy art, music and dance or have an interest in writing, making films and taking photos?

•Then join us and have fun unleashing your inner artist with PTA Reflections!

•Find submission guidelines and an entry form today at and return by October 18th, 2019.

YouTube video link:

Sunflower Buddy Benches

PTA was able to purchase 2 Buddy benches with a portion of our fundraising proceeds from last school year and they were installed late last week. Below is a description of what the Buddy Benches are for:

If you are sitting on the bench …

You are looking for a friend. When someone asks you to play, join them, and always remember to glance over at the school's Buddy Bench to invite new friends to join in on the fun.

If you are not sitting on the bench …

Ask your classmate on the buddy bench to play, and make a new friend today! Keep growing your circle of friends until everyone has someone to play with.
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Box Tops

No more clipping!! If you see this on your grocery products, just scan the receipts in the Box Tops app!! And then scan ALL your receipts in Shoparoo!!

We are still accepting the old unexpired Box Tops, Tyson A+ labels and Best Choice Labels.

Panorama Survey

Students participating in the first Panorama survey of the year will be those for whom parents given consent, and had their consent forms turned in by September 18th.

However, please CONTINUE TO TURN IN CONSENT FORMS because there will be a second Panorama survey later in the school year. We want to make sure that we know the parents’ wishes for ALL students.


This month students will be learning about ZONES, a way to monitor and communicate one’s feelings and body alertness. It is from the curriculum developed by Leah M. Kuypers called the ZONES of Regulation.

BLUE ZONE – Your body is running slow such as when you are tired, sick or sad.

GREEN ZONE – Your body may feel happy, calm, focused. You are “good to go”.

YELLOW ZONE – You are starting to loose some self-control such as when you are frustrated, anxious, worried, silly or surprised.

RED ZONE – You are experiencing extreme emotions such as anger or terror. You are not in good control of yourself.

Be sure to ask your student to explain the ZONES to you.”

Please have the current month’s SEL target in every weekly SMORE. Not the whole explanation blurb which will go in the first SMOREs of the month, but the actual target.

Library Volunteers

Mrs. Morrison is looking for Library volunteers to help shelve books, please see the link below to sign up, you must be an MVP to do so, call the office with any questions, thanks!

19-20 Early Dismissals

Thursday October 10th

Friday December 20th

Friday May 1st

Friday May 22nd

**School dismisses at 12:30 on these days.**

2019-2020 School Year Calendar

Click here for more details