The Eagle Soars

Sunflower Elementary - September 27, 2019

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT TONIGHT has been cancelled!

What's Coming Up?

Monday, September 30 - 3rd Grade Field Trip to Ernie Miller Nature Center

Tuesday, October 1 - PTO Meeting 7 pm

Thursday, October 3 - GEHS Basketball Clinic at SE 3:30-5:00 pm

Friday, September 4 - 4th Grade Field Trip to Mahaffie & Kdg Field Trip to Deanna Rose & Deadline for Sunflower's Got Talent sign up forms!

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

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body venture sign up genius

Many of you may remember back in 2017, we hosted BODY Venture, a traveling exhibit from the Kansas State Department of Education. This unique program designed to encourage students to make healthy choices consists of a 45-foot by 50-foot walk-through exhibit representing the human body. It was an amazing day for Sunflower that many of them still talk about!

Your expertise is needed at Sunflower Elementary School as we prepare for BODY Venture once again! Mrs. Engemann has reserved it for us on Tuesday, October 29!!

Please consider one of the following ways you can get involved:

Monday, October 28 from 3:45 – 6:45 pm, we need 12-15 adults to set up the exhibit in our gymnasium.

Tuesday, October 29: We need station presenters at each of the 13 stations. A script will be provided. The only requirement is enthusiasm for working with students! You can volunteer for ½ day or a full day. Please specify the times that you CAN be here on the Sign Up Genius.

Tuesday, October 29: Beginning around 1:45 pm, we need 12-15 adults to help with “take down,” in order to load the Body Venture truck and send it on its way to another school.

Please consider getting involved in this fun, educational experience. Just click on the link below to access our Sign Up Genius.

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Tuesday, October 15th is a designated early release day. Students will be dismissed from school at 1 pm.

Due to our early release at 1:00 pm, we have made adjustments to our lunch schedules to ensure all students are fed prior to dismissal. We will not be able to accommodate any guests for lunch on October 15. The cafeteria will be full to the brim during each of the lunch periods.

Thank you for your understanding!

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Something to look forward to

Students will be allowed to wear costumes (with a vocabulary twist) to school the day of our Fall Party for more information soon!

Sunflower's Got Talent is Back!

The season premiere of Sunflower's Got Talent will take place on Friday, October 11 for 1st through 4th grades.

Sign-ups are currently being accepted in the school office. A parent signature is required to signify the talent to be displayed has been observed and deemed appropriate for school (including ALL lyrics).

Deadline for sign-ups is Friday, October 4.

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Zero Reasons Why is a campaign started by the six superintendents in Johnson County to promote mental health education and suicide prevention. The community in Johnson County is coming together to remove the reasons why suicide would be an option for any teen. The Zero Reasons Why website holds more information if you would like to take a look.

All USD231 students in grades 5-12 were given t-shirts as a symbol to support this campaign and meet the needs of our students.

The shirts are now available to the public by accessing our online store. There are two ways to access the online store:

Go to OR go to and enter the access code: tqjtmewfpG (Case Sensitive) in the upper right corner.

Orders are accepted through October 11 and will be delivered to USD231 District Office. You will be notified when your order is ready to pick up.

**Money raised will go towards USD231 student programming with Zero Reasons Why.



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Site Council

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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