Sunflower Weekly Update
Looking forward to the week of October 23-27
I hope you all have a great long weekend and have some time to reset after our first quarter. There is a lot to be proud of, so please take time to celebrate all of the growth your student(s) has accomplished this quarter. We can't wait to see you back on Tuesday!
Inverness Drive Closure Information
Inverness Drive from Clinton Parkway to the W 24th Place roundabout is planned for closure starting today, Wed Oct.18 after 3pm to complete work on that block and in the roundabout. This portion of Inverness will be reopened prior to classes resuming on the morning of Tuesday, Oct.24.
Traffic will be able to utilize Crossgate Drive from Clinton Parkway to W 27th Street to access Inverness Drive.
Eagles of the Week-RESPONSIBILITY
Responsibility is our October Word of the Month! We are so excited to kick off our learning next week! Responsibility is such an important skill that can be practiced in every setting at school and at home. Check out the Responsibility newsletters below to read about ways that you can support building Responsibility in your students alongside of us. If you love to sing, check out the super fun Responsibility sing-a-long HERE.
Free & Reduced Lunch Information
Families who qualified for free or reduced lunch last year were given a 30-day grace period to continue receiving meal benefits without a current application on file .That grace period has expired. Full price meal charges will be assessed.
Parents who want to qualify for free or reduced priced meals should fill out this year’s applications online on the district website.
For parents who qualify for free or reduced lunches , they must fill out the Consent for Disclosure form to share their qualifying status with the USD 497 Business Office in order to request school fees be waived . They can fill out the form online and print it and return to the Sunflower office. Sunflower will also have paper copies of the Consent for Disclosure available for parents to pick up at conferences Monday, and all year long.
Both of these forms can be found on the Food Service District website at https://www.usd497.org/Page/1301.
Information from our PTO!
Looking for a new VP
We are looking for someone to fill our VP board position starting in November. VP duties include updating class liaisons what the parameters are for class parties and ensuring that plans are made and are equitable across the grade level. If you are interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lunch room signup
November sign up is posted! Please help out if you can! Sign up here
Watch Dogs is looking for cafeteria help on Tuesdays & Thursdays! Please see cafeteria volunteer info before your first shift--training can be found here. Sign up here! Questions?Email email@example.com
Get your Sunflower spirit wear! We have some great designs and styles this year! Items purchased will be delivered to your scholar in early November. Follow this link to shop!
Science Club starts 10/30
The first Science Club meeting will be 10/30 after school! If your scholar is interested in joining, please fill out this sign up form
BGC/PTO Trunk or Treat!
PTO is partnering with Boys & Girls Club to host a Sunflower Trunk or Treat on 10/27 from 6:15-7:45 in the parking lot. All Sunflower families are welcome to decorate a trunk and attend, costumes welcome. If you would like to host a trunk please email Margaret Brumberg at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fall parties will be held 10/27 from 3-3:40pm! Please watch for communication from your class liaison or teacher for details!
A big thank you to our Fall Festival Committee for putting on a great event last week! And an even bigger thank you to the teachers who volunteered to take pies to the face!
Book Fair is coming November 6-10!
Sunflower Food Pantry
This year we have expanded our Food Pantry, which is supported by Just Food. We have moved into a larger, private space near the front of the school.
This area is designed to support families that have needs related to food insecurity and to provide information on community resources.
This space is in addition to the sharing shelf that is located in the entryway.
Email Allene Schworm email@example.com or call 785-832-5870 ext.1803 to set up a time to visit.
Would you like to support the Pantry? We take non-perishable items during the time the building is open. Please drop these items off in the blue barrel located just inside the front doors.
Items currently needed: Laundry detergent, toothbrushes and toothpaste (children and adults), pasta sauce, Mac n Cheese, rice (white or flavored), canned chicken or tuna, and cereal.
Just Food Thanksgiving Meal Sign Up
Just Food’s Thanksgiving Sign up is now LIVE! Online signup for Thanksgiving meals will begin October 16th and end at midnight October 31st.
To sign up for this year’s Thanksgiving meal distribution
you must be an existing Just Food shopper with an account in our database
prior to November 1st.
Click on Just Food Thanksgiving Link to sign up!
Important SF Links
Free and Reduced Lunch Form
My School Bucks Account
20 - No School
23 - No School - Teacher Work Day
24-27 - FALL SPIRIT WEEK
26 - Fire Safety Visit for 1st and 5th Grade
27 - Fall Parties
3 - Hearing and Vision Screening
6 - Picture Retakes
6-10 - Book Fair in the Library
7 - PTO Meeting 6:15pm
20-24 - Fall Break