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3rd Grade has begun their Learning about Lenexa series.
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Over the next few weeks, staff & volunteers from the City of Lenexa will visit Sunflower to teach our 3rd graders the history of Lenexa.
***Mrs. Morrison is in need of paper towel tubes for MakerSpace***
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
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 https://sunflowerelementary2019.konaicegiveback.com/?code=BEFB 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!
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. https://www.smsd.org/families/volunteer-mvp
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!
•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 www.sunflowerpta.org and return by October 18th, 2019.
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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.
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.
SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING TARGET FOR SEPTEMBER: I CAN NAME / IDENTIFY MY FEELINGS.
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.