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Kindness Week at Sunflower

The Great Kindness Challenge is coming up January 27th – 31st. Sunflower will participate in various ways but out biggest contribution of the week will be for Buckets of Hope see below:

Buckets of Hope for the Homeless (In partnership with Kansas City Heroes and Uplift KC and sponsored by Sunflower STUCO)

During KINDNESS WEEK, Sunflower is joining with other SMSD elementary schools to create 2020 BUCKETS OF HOPE for the HOMELESS. The buckets will contain hygiene / self-care kits. Sunflower has been assigned to donate adult size socks; tube or half calf.

Jan./Feb. Events

Fri. Jan. 24th - Kdg Field Trip to SME Lab 11:15-2:15

Fri. Jan. 24th - Kindness Week Kickoff Assembly 2:00 pm

January 27th - 31st - The Great Kindness Challenge

Fri. Jan. 31st - Sunflower Me & My Guy Dance 6:30-8:30 pm $5 per person in the Sunflower Cafeteria

Mon. Feb. 3rd - PTA Meeting 7-9 pm

Wed. Feb. 5th - Group Pictures for Yearbook

Wed. Feb. 5th - Mathletics practice for Regional participants only 7:30-8:00 am

Thurs. Feb. 6th - Parent-Teacher Conferences Night Event 5-8 pm

Fri. Feb. 7th - Preschool Pals 9:15-10:00

Fri. Feb 7th - Take Back your Voice Assembly 2:00 pm

Tues. Feb. 11th - 5th Gr. to the Symphony 9:15-11:45 am

Wed. Feb. 12th - Spring Pictures/Class Pictures

Fri. Feb. 14th - Valentine's Day Class Parties-see times for grade levels below

Mon. Feb. 17th - NO SCHOOL/OFFICES CLOSED in observance of Presidents' Day

Tues. Feb. 18th - NO SCHOOL - Teacher Professional Learning Day

Wed. Feb. 19th - 3rd Gr. FT to Kauffman Stadium

Wed. Feb. 19th - Mathletic Regional Competition at Comanche Elem.

Wed. Feb. 19th - Dist. Site Council Meeting @ SMW 6-7:30 pm

Wed. Feb 19th - BD's Mongolian Grill Restaurant Night

Wed. Feb 26th - 2nd & 4th Gr. Musical afternoon show 2:00 pm

Thurs. Feb. 27th - 2nd & 4th Gr. Musicals evening show 6:00 pm

STUCO Meeting Dates

Wednesday, January 22nd 3:10-4:00

Thursday, February 6th 3:10-4:00

Valentines' Day Party Times

Kdg 2:00-2:45 pm

1st 2:00-2:45 pm

2nd 2:00-2:45 pm

3rd 2:15-3:00 pm

4th 8:15-9:00 am

5th 2:00-2:45 pm

6th 2:15-3:00 pm (cafeteria)

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Nurse Notes

Hello Parents-

We are now in the heart of flu season. If your child has influenza or suspected influenza please email me and let me know ( . Our district and the state track influenza and we want those numbers to be as accurate as possible for the health of our staff, students and their families. Please encourage your children to cough into their elbows, wash their hands with soap and water, get plenty of sleep and fresh air and eat a healthy diet. Please keep your child at home if they are ill to avoid infecting others. Thanks so much! ~Nurse Aly

Lunch Menus

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Lunch Times

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

Multiplication Mentors

Attention 3rd Grade Parents:

If your 3rd grader is wanting to advance their multiplication skills faster….then they should come to Multiplication Mentors! It will be held in the 4th grade classrooms at 7:45 AM. It will be next week, January 27-January 31. The 4th graders made multiplication games to help the 3rd graders memorize their multiplication facts, and for FUN!! We’re doing this to help our community and to celebrate Kindness Week!

(by Charlie, Lucy, Jude, and Elliott)

Marker Recycle

Teachers—Kinder is starting a new project and the kids are really excited! We are RECYCLING OLD MARKERS! We are collecting any dried up marker. They can be highlighters, dry erase, washable colors, and permanent. Kinder will be posting signs in the hallway soon, and might even stop by your classroom to remind you! Start saving! There is a large blue recycling bin outside of our doors for you (or kids) to put them in. We will count them and sort them and ship them to Crayola. Thanks for your help!!

Library Notes

Overdue lists went home today for those that still have books from the first semester.

Interested in Birthday Book Club? It’s never too late!

You are invited to join the Sunflower Birthday Book Club! Celebrate your birthday by donating a new book to the Sunflower library!

To participate in the Birthday Book Club, please:

1. Complete the form below and return it to the Sunflower library along with $15. Checks can be made payable to Sunflower Elementary.

2. During the student’s birthday month, the student will choose a new book from a selection of recently arrived titles. June and July birthdays will be celebrated in the spring.

3. A bookplate with the student’s name will be inscribed and placed inside the front cover of the selected book.

4. The birthday honoree will be the first to check out the book.

Be Part of the Pack and Volunteer with the WatchDOGS

Facebook: Sunflower Dads of Great Students

The Sunflower WatchDOGS (Dads of Great Students) wants to keep this school year a success!!

We invite fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and other father figures to volunteer at least one day all day at their child’s/student's school during the school year. Come help your child’s class and visit other classes and grades, too. Be a role model, have fun, and be Watchdog!

Want to learn more? You can find us on Facebook as the Sunflower Dads of Great Students (@SunflowerWatchDOGS) or email Matt Boles at

Join the page and look for updates, sign up links, and any information you might need!

19-20 Early Dismissals

Friday May 1st

Friday May 22nd

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

2019-2020 School Year Calendar

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