The Eagle Soars

Sunflower Elementary - March 12, 2020

Upcoming Events!

Monday, March 16 - Friday, March 20


Friday, March 27

PTO Family Movie Night 6:30pm

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

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student council

Sunflower's Student Council will be doing a service project when we return after Spring Break to help Mission Southside.

They are asking Sunflower families to please send in donations of the following:

  • Quart size ziploc bags
  • Rice
  • Black beans (not canned)

They will be bagging these up on March 27th.

Family Reading Fair Board Contest Winners

draw along assembly to celebrate another Eagle Ticket Milestone!

Kyle Tiernan, artist from San Diego, California, facilitated a "Draw Along Assembly" for students in Kdg through 4th grade on Thursday, March 12. Thank you to our amazing PTO for sponsoring this assembly for Sunflower!! Click on the picture below to see more photos on our Facebook page!

for a limited time only!

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3rd Grade Wax Museum was a hit!

Developing research and public speaking skills...and having a little bit of fun dressing up! That's what the 3rd grade Wax Museum is all about! Click HERE to meet some of the famous people!

get your easter eggs from gehs!

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A completed request will be required for any student who seeks to attend a school that is not within his or her primary geographic attendance boundary or for any student who does not live within the Gardner Edgerton School district boundaries. Each request needs to be made electronically via the Google Forms link below.

In order to process student Intra-District transfer and Non-Resident requests for SY 20-21 in a timely manner, the following timeline has been established:

Monday, March 9 - Intra-District transfer and Non-Resident request hyperlinks are accessible to the public.

Friday, April 17 - Last day for families to submit transfer requests.

Families will be notified of decisions by June 13, 2020.

Some extra reminders:

 A separate request is required for EACH student.

 Requests are considered on the basis of class sizes, future enrollments, and the student’s attendance, academic progress, and conduct.

 The request is valid for one year only and may not be renewed due to class size increases (crowded conditions) or if the student does not fulfill the necessary academic progress, attendance, and conduct requirements.

 When applicable, students who do not re-apply for an intra-district transfer will be returned to their school of residency in Skyward, based on current address.

 Students/families who are delinquent as it relates to paying FEES will not be approved for transfer until fees are paid.

 If transfer is approved, transportation WILL NOT be provided by the district.

 Approval, regardless of “Reason for Request”, is NOT guaranteed.

 USD 231 reserves the right to cancel, revoke, or rescind approved requests at any time.

Transfer Requests Website -

Transfer Request Timeline (SY20-21) -

Intra-District Transfer Request Form -

Non-Resident Request for Admission Form -

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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