September 2015 Sunflower Patch
Headlines and Happenings for Sunflower Elementary
On Friday, August 14 all of the Sunflower staff were introduced to the student body. Students cheered as the teacher groups competed in a game of Teacher Hungry Hippo. The Third Grade teachers ended victorious! Students were introduced to Kelsey James the new Music Teacher, Malinda Chappell the new Interrelated Teacher, and two new Para Educators, Chandra Eidson and KateLynn Morin.
NEW SECURED ENTRANCE AND FRONT OFFICE
Students began taking the MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) assessment this week. MAP is now web-based which allows teachers and administrators faster access to the data which will be used to place students in their MTSS groups. A good night’s sleep and a healthy breakfast will help students do better on these tests and year-around! This is an excellent time to practice healthy breakfast habits and maybe even try a new breakfast recipe or two! Children who eat breakfast are better prepared to learn and play! If you don't have time for breakfast at home . . . send something with your child to eat while waiting for the bus or in the car. You can prepare a ‘breakfast to go’ the night before, or encourage your child to eat breakfast at school as part of the School Breakfast Program. Any nutritious food you enjoy is good for breakfast.
GRANDPARENTS DAY - September 11th
We will have two sessions at each building. You are invited to attend one or both of the sessions in a building or split your time between the two buildings. We will have activities and our Scholastic Book Fair at each of the buildings. Grandparents may park at each building, but due to limited parking at each of our schools, a shuttle service will be provided free of charge from the Paola Middle School parking lot. Grandparents will be picked up and dropped off at each of the buildings. A shuttle will also run between the buildings at 1:30 and to the parking lot at the end of the day. The bus will be close to the ticket booth by the fence.
September 11 - Grandparents Day
September 17 - Constitution Day and STUCO Elections
September 21 - PTO Meeting
September 29 - 4th Grade Ag Day