The Eagle Soars

Sunflower Elementary - October 12, 2018


Monday, October 15

PTO Dining Night at Taco Johns in Olathe

Tuesday, October 16


Preschool No Classes

Wednesday, October 17

Parent-Teacher Conferences - No Classes

Thursday, October 18

Parent-Teacher Conferences - No Classes

Friday, October 12

No Classes

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

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We want to know what you think about Sunflower Elementary School. Below is a link to our Family Survey. The information from the survey will help us improve our relationships with families and students, learning conditions, and our school’s overall environment. Your answers are anonymous and a valuable asset in our improvement efforts.

For your convenience, computers will be available during parent-teacher conferences for you to complete the survey. You can also complete the survey from your mobile device or the comfort of your own home by clicking the link provided at the end of this e-mail.

The survey will be open until October 29th. Thank you in advance for your time and honest feedback.

Mrs. Skillman's Kindergarten class had a special magician (AKA Mrs. Skillman's dad) come share a fire safety magic show.

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Out of Town Absences

Fall break is on the horizon, and many families will be taking advantage of days off to travel. Per the district handbook, absences due to out of town trips are unexcused unless requested and approved in advance. Please email Dr. Jones at ahead of time. This will allow Dr. Jones to review your student's attendance to decide if their requested day(s) will be excused.
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The little shoe is still lost...

We found this shoe in the lost and found without it's partner! It looks brand new, so we wanted to see if we could find the owner.

We're going to keep it for one more week! If this shoe belongs to you, please contact the office!

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Thank you to those parents who submitted photographs from their child's field trip!

We are always looking for fun pictures to use in the Sunflower yearbook. If you accompanied your student on their field trip, AND took pictures of your student and their friends, would you be willing to send those pictures to me? You can email the pictures to me at


Kids are out of school on October 19, so bring them in for a fun day of activities!

GEHS Career and Technical Education Students have organized a full day of activities including poster making, crafts, sidewalk art, games such as basketball, volleyball, soccer, kickball, and MORE! The day starts with small group activities during participant check-in and concludes with a GEHS pep assembly! The GEHS Boys Basketball Team along with many other volunteers will be on hand to help our future Blazers play, learn, and create.

Registration includes a free admission for the participant to the October 19 GEHS football game and post game Light Show performed by the GEHS Marching Band immediately following the football game. Students can show off their game day poster and take in all things Friday Night Lights. What a night!


Sunflower Site Council Meetings 2018-2019

The Sunflower Site Council will be meeting at 6 pm in the library on the following dates: 9/11/18, 11/13/18, 2/5/19, 4/9/19.

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.