The Eagle Soars

Sunflower Elementary - November 9, 2018

What's Coming Up?

Monday, November 12

PTO Dining Night at Chipotle

Tuesday, November 13

Site Council 6:00 pm

Wednesday, November 14

Book Fair Opens!

Friday, November 16

Grandparents Day

Saturday, November 17

PTO Pancake Feed and Silent Auction 7:00 am -10:30 am

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

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It's an Enchanted Forest in the SE Lit Lab!

Dear Parents and Families:

Did you know? Reading just 20 minutes a day exposes your child to about 1.8 million words per year. Reading helps students develop a stronger vocabulary, and in addition, students who read for pleasure average higher grades in English, mathematics, science, and history!

Mark your calendar to join us for a celebration of reading! November 14-20!

We'll be open late on Wednesday, November 14 for Family Night. We'll also be open Saturday morning, November 17, during the PTO Pancake Feed/Basket Auction!

Visit for more information. We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair!


Julie Rains

SE Librarian

Mrs. King's 4th Graders Tell Us About Their Favorite Books!

Bring In Your Spare Change!

In honor of Veteran's Day, students are invited to participate in Scholastic's "One For Books" program.

Bring a dollar or handful of spare silver change (no pennies please) each day and fill your grade level donation jar. Money collected will then be used to purchase books from our book fair for military families registered with Operation Paperback.

Grandparents' Day 2018 Schedule

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Mrs. Engemann Presents the First Family Fun Fitness Night for 4th Graders and their Families

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Join the USD231 Team

Applications are being taken online for District-wide Paraeducator positions. Paraeducators assist licensed teachers in student training. They work in primary, secondary and high schools and qualified paraeducators also work with students with special needs. The aim of a paraeducator is to facilitate a positive learning environment for students and allow for their personal, social and intellectual development. Please call Human Resources at 913-856-2016 for more information on how to apply, or click on the picture to the right to start the application process.

Sunflower Site Council Meetings 2018-2019

The Sunflower Site Council will be meeting at 6 pm in the library on the following dates: 9/11/18, 11/13/18, 2/5/19, 4/9/19.

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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