March 2019 Sunflower Patch

Headlines & Happenings at Sunflower Elementary

Arvin Gottlieb Planetarium Field Trip & Explore KC

Thanks to everyone who purchased items during the Price Chopper Shop-A-Thon we are able to take every Sunflower student to the Arvin Gottlieb Planetarium at Union Station next week.

All grades are scheduled to see Sky Station LIVE: Season Star Tour. This 4K Show is a one-of-a-kind journey that takes students through the ever-changing night sky and beyond. Students will go back in time and learn about the mythology that began to shape our understanding of the world and discover the many constellations that can be seen in the night sky.

Following the show and lunch, classes will tour Union Station, the area around Union Station and ride the KC Street Car. Although they will not be outside long, students should dress for the weather as they transition from one location to another.

Busses will leave at 8:15 each morning. It is important students arrive to school on time.

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Power Hour – Tuesdays @ 2:35 p.m. (Call in transportation changes before 2 p.m.)

Panther Families – Thursdays @ 2:35 p.m. (Call in transportation changes before 2 p.m.)

1 – End of quarter

1 - School Store, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

3 – Teacher nominations are due

4 - No school – Teacher Inservice

4 – Parent Teacher Conferences 4-8 p.m.(pick up grade card)

5 – 5th Grade Planetarium & KC Experience Field trip

6 – NO spring pictures today, rescheduled for 3/25/19

6 – 3rd Grade Planetarium & KC Experience Field trip

7 – AR cut off for third 9 weeks

7 – 5th Grade field trip to Steamboat Arabia

7 – 4th Grade Planetarium & KC Experience Field trip

8 – Parent teacher conferences 8-noon (pick up grade card)

10 – Daylight savings time begins

11-15 – No school – Spring Break

17 – St. Patrick’s Day

18 – 3rd quarter AR rewards

18 – Grade cards sent home with students if p/t conferences weren’t attended

20 - PTO Staff Appreciation lunch

22 – PTO Auction, 5-8 p.m. at Cottonwood


26 – Talent Show Audition forms are due today

29 – NO Daddy Daughter Dance – ABSOLUTE deadline to turn in money - $8

(RESCHEDULE from 4/5/19).

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Grade cards will be given out at conferences. If you don’t attend the parent teacher conference, it will be sent home with your student on Mondy, March 18th.

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Sunflower Spring Staff Appreciation Lunch

The PTO would like to invite you to help provide the Sunflower staff with a spring salad bar lunch with lots of toppings. If you would like to help provide for this event, please use the link below or email Michelle Latto at Please drop off your donations no later than 10:00 a.m. on March 20th. Thank you so much!

DATE: 3/20/2019 (Wednesday)

LOCATION: Sunflower Lounge

Sign Up Here:

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Girls VIP Gala - A Night Under the Stars

Please note that the Girls VIP Gala (formerly known as The Daddy Daughter Dance) has been rescheduled.

Here is the new information (more details will be sent home after spring break):

Date: April 5, 2019

Time: 6-7:30 p.m.

$8.00, includes flower and photograph (due 3/29/19)

Get to Know Sunflower Elementary

We are glad to share in the educational experience of your children. We want you to know what we are all about at Sunflower Elementary. We have prepared a set of videos to help you get to know the programs and activities at Sunflower Elementary.

Click Here for Information on Paola Community Events

Community event flyers will be posted on the district's webpage instead of going home in student backpacks. If you would like your event posted, please contact the district office @ 913-294-8000.