The Eagle Soars

Sunflower Elementary - February 11, 2020

Upcoming Events!

Wednesday, February 12

Parent Teacher Conferences - No School


Thursday, February 13

Parent Teacher Conferences - No School


Friday, February 14

No School


Monday, February 17

President's Day - No School


Tuesday, February 18

4th Grade Field Trip


Wednesday, February 19

Major Saver Campaign Kickoff


Thursday, February 20

2nd Grade Musical 7pm at Wheatridge


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

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

CONFERENCE TIME ISN'T JUST FOR CONFERENCES ANYMORE!

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Sunflower's Teacher of the Year...Crystal Engemann!

What do teachers do after the kids leave early? We celebrate our Teacher of the Year...Crystal Engemann, PE teacher!
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Principally Speaking!

The second semester is well under way, and I want to thank you for your continued support of our students and staff as we collectively strive to provide optimal opportunities for learning every day. I reviewed mid-year assessments and am proud of the academic growth our students are showing. Parent-Teacher Conferences are being held this week, and it is a great opportunity to reflect on and celebrate your child’s progress.


In addition to conferences, this is also the time of year we begin preparing for the 2020-21 academic year. Our Kindergarten Rodeo will occur on Friday, March 13. We are asking for your help in identifying all children who will be eligible to attend kindergarten in the fall. If you have a child or know of a child who will be five years old on or before August 31, 2020, please contact the school office at 856-3700 or complete the kindergarten survey found on our school’s homepage (www.usd231.com/o/sunflower). Your support in helping us identify students so we have a good estimate of the size of our incoming class is invaluable!


In closing, your diligence in having your student at school on time and well prepared for learning each day is appreciated. Continue to be mindful the academic day lasts until dismissal each afternoon. It is important students not be dismissed early unless an unavoidable appointment, illness, or emergency is involved as valuable instruction from the teacher will be missed. As always, thank you for supporting the wonderful teaching and learning happening at Sunflower Elementary!


Dr. Jason Jones

Principal

We Would Like To Hear From You!

We want to know what you think about Sunflower Elementary School. Below is a link to our Family Survey. The information from the survey will help us improve our relationships with families and students, learning conditions, and our school’s overall environment. Your answers are anonymous and a valuable asset in our improvement efforts.


For your convenience, computers will be available during parent-teacher conferences for you to complete the survey. You can also complete the survey from your mobile device or the comfort of your own home by clicking the link provided at the end of this e-mail OR scanning the the QR Code pictured above.


The survey will be open until February 18th. Thank you in advance for your time and honest feedback.


https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8BNLQCS

MAJOR SAVER CAMPAIGN KICKS OFF ON FEBRUARY 19!

SPRING BREAK CAMP FOR YOUNG ARTISTS

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REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR MAD SCIENTISTS! (REPEAT)

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Mad Science classes taught by former SE teacher, Kylie Herbert!


Enroll online at http://Register.MadScience.org/KansasCity.


Cost per Student: $75.00.


No online registrations accepted after 2/15/2020.


For more information, visit our website: http://kansascity.madscience.org!

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

It is hard to believe that Kindergarten Rodeo is just around the corner on March 13, 2020!


We're doing things a little differently this year. We are combining the Kindergarten Round-Up and Rodeo into one event. There are two time slots that you will be able to choose from to attend.


To help us better plan for the 2020-21 school year, if you have an incoming kindergartner, please complete the link below. If you have a neighbor with an incoming kindergartner, feel free to share the link or direct them to our Sunflower website to complete the form. We can't wait to meet all of our incoming kindergarten Eagles!


2020-2021 Kindergarten Registration Survey

GEYCP Presents: Aristocats KIDS

GEYCP is excited to offer our next theater camp!


Grade Level: 3-6 (2nd grade exceptions upon request)

Auditions/Rehearsal Times: March 16 - March 19 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Performance: March 20 (2:30 pm Matinee and 7:00 pm)

Cost: $125 (Tiered Pricing for Siblings)


Questions: geycp@usd231.com


REGISTER HERE!

GEYCP Youth Experience: T-Ball Academy - Spring 2020

T-Ball Academy -- Ages 4-6


**This academy has a maximum of 30 participants**


GEHS Head Baseball Coach , Corey Schrack is excited to work with your 4-6 year old athlete/s. Along with his Blazer Baseball Players, Coach Schrack will work on T-Ball skills and age specific motor development during the 60 minute sessions. All development will be age appropriate.


Coach Schrack is excited to get his team involved by working with our communities future stars.


Sessions: Saturday Morning

February 22 / February 29 / March 7

8:30 am -9:30 am

Location: Gardner Edgerton High School MAC


**Participants will receive a GEHS baseball hat


Please bring the following to this academy:

- Glove

- T-Ball Bat (if you have one)

- Clean Tennis Shoes

Sunflower Site Council Meetings 2019-2020

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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