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Save the Date

March

Thur. 3/4 - Spring Conference Night

Wed. 3/10 - The Junction Restaurant Night 3-9 pm

Fri. 3/19 - NO SCHOOL/Teacher Prof. Learning Day

Fri. 3/26 - Spring Pictures


April

Fri. 4/2 - NO SCHOOL/Teacher Work Day

**Spring Break** Mon. 4/5 - Fri. 4/9 - NO SCHOOL

Tues. 4/20/2021 - Kdg Round-Up *More information to come*




Math Club meets in Mrs. Buttrey’s WebEx room from 3:45-4:15 PM on the

following dates:

Feb. 24

Mrs. Buttrey

email: nanettebuttrey@smsd.org

WebEx: https://smsd.webex.com/meet/nanettebuttrey

Yearbooks are Now on Sale

To order your yearbook visit: https://inter-state.com/FlyerEntry and enter code 56035W. Online yearbook sales only, and ordering is available until Friday April 2nd. Cost is $14.00.

Nurse Notes

Hello, Sunflower families!


We are having some travel-related questions. Please check the CDC and Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) websites for the most updated travel recommendations:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html

https://www.coronavirus.kdheks.gov/175/Travel-Exposure-Related-Isolation-Quaran


Please continue to contact me for any illness, no matter how small. Also, let me know if there are any exposures to covid 19.

Thanks,


Esther Anderson, RN

Sunflower Elementary School

(913) 993-5452

estheranderson@smsd.org

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Kindergarten Enrollment Begins Feb. 16

Pre-K and Kindergarten Enrollment Begins Feb. 16

It is never too early to get your child excited about learning, and we are excited to announce our 2021-2022 enrollment kickoff for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten in the Shawnee Mission School District. The purpose of our pre-kindergarten and kindergarten Kick-Off in Shawnee Mission is to help you and your child feel welcome and comfortable getting ready for school!


Registration Opens Feb. 16

This year, our process will begin with online enrollment registration that will open online at 8 a.m. on February 16, 2021.


If you are a new family to the Shawnee Mission School District, click here to access online enrollment. If you already have children enrolled and attending Shawnee Mission Schools, you should log into your Skyward Family Access account and select New Student Enrollment to enroll your incoming pre-K or kindergarten student.


This online opportunity:

  • Allows families to complete the enrollment documentation for pre-kindergarten or kindergarten
  • Reserves a spot for pre-kindergarten families
  • Allows the district to begin to plan to welcome our incoming early learners to our schools.

Please be sure to indicate whether you are enrolling for pre-kindergarten or kindergarten and that the enrollment is for the 2021-2022 school year when prompted on the application form.


Kindergarten Information

According to Kansas law, a child must be 5 years of age on or before August 31 to be enrolled in Kindergarten. Shawnee Mission offers a free, full-day kindergarten experience for all students. Each of our 34 elementary schools will hold kindergarten kick-off events between April 12-23. These events are designed to offer students an opportunity to spend some time in the school setting, while parents ask questions and prepare for their child’s kindergarten experience. Click here for a list of dates by school. Your child’s school will be sending out more specific information on how to sign up for a session to ensure we can maintain health and safety protocols.

JCDHE Resources

JOHNSON COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & ENVIRONMENT RESOURCES

Please use the following link to the JCDHE Covid Dashboard as a resource for parents to assist them with questions regarding Covid19 and school gating criteria: https://www.jocogov.org/joco-covid-19-response


If parents have questions, the Johnson County Community Covid-19 hotline is available as a resource for families. The hotline is staffed by public health professionals.

913-715-CV19 (2819)
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


An additional option is to sign up for daily emails from the Johnson County Department of Health Environment. This can be set up at the following link: https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/yeGyYVt/coronavirus

March SEL Target

March SEL Target: I Can work well with others. Students will learn how to do things such as resolve conflicts peacefully, disagree respectfully, and cooperate with others.

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A note from Mr. Kalis

Sunflower Families,


Just a reminder that we have parent-teacher conferences scheduled for the evening of Thursday, March 4th from 5:00-8:00pm. Conferences will be held virtually through WebEx. If you are unable to WebEx, I know that our teachers would be more than happy to have a phone conference with you.


If you haven’t done so already, please work with your child’s teacher to set up a conference for that evening. If that day and window of time doesn’t work for you/your schedule, your child’s teacher would be more than happy to work with you to set up a conference on another day and time.


Thank you again and please know that we value and appreciate the partnership that we have with you in supporting your child(ren) and their success. If you have any questions for me, please don’t hesitate to reach out. -Ryan


Ryan Kalis Ed.S.

Principal – Sunflower Elementary

Shawnee Mission School District

913-993-5400