Wednesday Word

April 29th, 2020

From the Principal

Dear Sunflower Families,


Next week is National Teacher Appreciation week. Please see the information from our PTO below on ways you could show appreciation to our awesome Sunflower staff. In addition I have recorded a Flipgrid that you and/or your children could add to and send a video message of appreciation to our staff. Please click on the Flipgrid link here, watch my video for directions and then add your video by clicking the green plus sign.


As you know Sunflower elementary uses a framework for integrating our academics, behavior and social-emotional learning. This is what we refer to as our Ci3t plan. Below you will find a video that is designed to help families set up for success with home learning. I have also attached a couple of files referenced in the video that you may want to use in creating a schedule and expectations at home. I have also put a picture of our school matrix so you can use some common language if you would like to create one for home. Remember we do our BEST in all locations, including our home classrooms!


As always it is an honor to serve as the principal of Sunflower Elementary.

Melissa Blevins

Setting up for Success at Home
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From The Office

Yearbook: Yearbooks are on sale online at https://bit.ly/2njoZn7. Yearbooks are $15.00. We anticipate they will be ready later in May.

More information regarding how yearbooks will be distributed will be communicated soon.


Annual Enrollment:

Enrollment for returning students will open within the next week! Parent's who don't have a PowerSchool account will need to create one to enroll their students. www.usd497.org/PowerSchool will help guide you through the process of creating one. You can get your students access ID and password from Ms.Zee as she will be answering the phone Monday-Friday from 11:00 to 4:30 or via email at zellesha.whitley@usd497.org.

From The Counselor

Here's a good website that provides a TON of online safety information for parents/guardians!

https://nationalonlinesafety.com/

From PTO

Sunflower Marathon Club

When: April 8th - May 20th, 2020

Where: Spring Virtual Club


How: Parent’s/Caregivers will track miles and once a marathon is completed send us the miles - no form necessary just sent us a message, email or text

You can message us thru Facebook, send an email to sunflowermarathonclub@yahoo.com, or text Hilary @ 614.264.7265

Please track either walking or running miles only - bike rides, playing catch and other sports activities do not count. ONLY running and walking and can be done any day of the week.

Prizes: 1st Marathon, club t-shirt

2nd Marathon, club water bottle

3rd Marathon, small cookie cake from Eileen's Cookies

Prizes can be either picked up on my front porch or we can hold them for the beginning of the school year.


PTO Board Member Elections (2 year terms):

We will have two board member positions open for the next election in May 2020. Terms will last from the Fall 2020-Spring 2022

Vice President – acts as an aide to the President (fundraising, recruiting, committee leads); also will perform the duties of the President if/when the President is not able. VP position will lead into the President position for the following school year.

Secretary - records minutes of all meetings, communication lead for PTO

If you are interested or would like any more information – please reach out to Hilary Nauholz (hilaryandtrent@sunflower.com or 614-264-7265)

Nominations are DUE by May 1st


SUNFLOWER TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK

Teacher appreciation week is next week and we need your help! Have your student fill out this

google form describing their teachers in one word! Forms are due by Saturday – May 2nd .

Google Form - https://forms.gle/rQ9J8n9ugwWG4coRA


If students want to get creative and make a sign of the word, take a picture of it and send it to

Marci Leuschen (leuschen@gmail.com). This part is optional, here are a couple examples

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5th Grade Annoucements

We are still planning on celebrating our special 5th grade class and to start we are working on completing 3 projects.


1) 5th Grade video/slideshow – Please send any school pictures of your child from kindergarten through 5th grade. These pictures can include field trips, school parties or anything else school related (i.e. Choir), no more than 10 pictures. Tonya Hayden is working on this project and has a list of all 5th grade students and is marking each child once she has them in at least one photo.

Please email her your photos : trhayden25@hotmail.com OR Text to 785-764-6321

PHOTOS ARE DUE TODAY


2) 5th Grade Memory Book – We need all 5th grade students to fill out this Google Form and then we will format the answers into the memory book. You can see a student example from the attachment below.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfmx_txGZOPXv-BUW4Mk7S1mF_BvdnSlRZ-6O_FEvxF1xk8hg/viewform?usp=sf_link

COMPLETED FORMS DUE TODAY

Kona Kurbside

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