The Eagle Soars

Sunflower Elementary - February 28, 2020

Upcoming Events!

Monday, March 2

Spring Picture Day


Tuesday, March 3

LAST Collection Day for Major Saver Sales!!

PTO Meeting 7 pm


Friday, March 6

Sunflower's Got Talent

1st Grade Family Fun Fitness Night 5:30 - 7:00 pm


Saturday, March 7

Preschool Book Tasting 9:30 - 10:30 am


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

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

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read across america activities

SPIRIT WEEK

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book exchange

Do your children have books sitting on their shelf that they no longer read? Send them into the LIT Lab for our Read Across Sunflower Book Exchange. I am asking each student to bring in ONE book that they would like to exchange for another. This is a great way to experience new books without added expense. If you would like to send in more than one book, I will gladly take them, however, each student will come home with just one book.

FAMILY READING FAIR BOARD

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MAJOR SAVER CAMPAIGN CONCLUDES THIS WEEK!

Last day to turn in Major Saver Packets is Tuesday, March 3rd!!


Major Saver cards can be purchased via cash, check or online at www.majorsaver.com. The online sale can be credited back to a particular student and school. All cards purchased online will be mailed directly to the customer. The extra nice thing about purchasing the cards online is that you can buy cards for the Olathe or Blue Valley Districts...this gives you more options for different restaurant offers around the metro area.


Major Saver has notified us of one change to their prize list. The prize shown on your packet for selling 6 cards (Super Suction Dart) will NOT be available for our students. Unfortunately, Major Saver’s supplier was not able to fulfill the full order in time for our campaign. All students, who sell at least 6 cards, will earn a Sling Shot Rocket in lieu of the dart.


The proceeds from the Major Saver fundraiser directly benefits Sunflower!

shining star brittany JONKER

Congratulations to Brittany Jonker, our Reading Specialist at Sunflower Elementary, for being selected as one of the third quarter USD 231 Shining Stars!


Brittany will be recognized at the Board of Education meeting at 6:00 pm on Monday, March 9, for her outstanding service to Sunflower students and staff.


Please congratulate Mrs. Jonker on a job well done!

SENSORY PATHWAYS INTRODUCED TO OUR STUDENTS!

During Fitness Friday today, Mrs. Engemann introduced our new sensory pathways to our students! Each hallway will have their own pathway to be used to encourage activity (especially during indoor recess) and also for students needing breaks during the day.
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Time to show off our talents!

Sunflower's Got Talent will take place on Friday, March 6 for Kdg through 4th grade.


Performances will take place during the grade level specials as indicated below:

Grade 2 – 8:40-9:40 am

Grade 4 – 9:45-10:45 am

Kdg – 12:15-1:15 pm

Grade 1 – 1:20-2:20 pm

Grade 3 – 2:20-3:20 pm

Growth and Development Parent Training (repeat)

March 11, 2020 6:30-8:00pm at Madison Elementary Library


Where do babies come from? What makes boys different from girls? What is puberty? These are just a FEW of the MANY questions kids ask parents as they grow and develop. These questions have often left parents grasping for answers, trying to figure out what is and is not appropriate, and oftentimes a bit sweaty. Through this growth and development training, we hope to help parents become comfortable and more familiar with age appropriate changes and questions. Preparing for what to expect and how to respond can be a great way to help us feel more confident in our parenting as well as adequately preparing our children for the world they live in. This training will be led by Sharaya Borjas, who is the owner and director of Borjas Counseling Services as well as a Clinical Supervisor for MidAmerica Nazarene University Master's in Counseling program. We hope you can attend this important, relevant training!


Snacks, drinks, and childcare will be provided.


Please RSVP for this training by March 6th using this link. https://signup.com/go/aVwFYPC


Please also indicate in the RSVP the children you will need childcare for.

1st grade family fun fitness night (repeat)

Who to contact? (repeat)

If you have a concern, inquiry or suggestion, we want to help. Follow the guide below to make sure you get to the right person so your inquiry can be resolved promptly.
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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

SPRING BREAK CAMP FOR YOUNG ARTISTS (repeat)

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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!

building blazers athletic performance

Grades 4-6

Two Sessions

March 23-April 13 / April 27-May 18

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

GEHS MAC/Outside if weather permits


REGISTER HERE!


GEYCP and nationally certified speed and conditioning coaches, Tyler Cordts (GEHS Head Wrestling Coach) and Joe Leiker (GEHS Head Girls Basketball Coach and Track & Field Coach) are excited to work with future Blazers who are interested in trying new and exciting ways to improve their physical fitness.

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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