The Eagle Soars

Sunflower Elementary - November 22, 2019


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What's Coming Up?

Wednesday, November 27 - Friday, November 29 - NO SCHOOL for Thanksgiving Break

Monday, December 2 - NO SCHOOL for Staff Professional Development and 4th Grade Choir performs at Christmas in the Park - Cornerstone Park 7:00 pm

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


If your schedule permits, plan to join our students on Monday, December 2 at Cornerstone Park as they perform in the Annual "Christmas in the Park" holiday event. The event includes the Mayor's Christmas Tree lighting ceremony with seasonal music performed by area school children, including our very own 4th Grade Eagle Choir!

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We are seeing an increase in sickness now that cold & flu season has hit us!

A student will be sent home from school when exhibiting any of the following symptoms:

  1. Fever of 100 degrees or higher
  2. Red eyes with thick whitish drainage
  3. Undiagnosed rash
  4. Vomiting
  5. Diarrhea
  6. Severe cold symptoms (cough and congestion)

Parents should not allow their child to return to school until the child has been free of fever, vomiting, or diarrhea for a full 24 hours without medication.

Important note regarding Influenza: If the flu is physician diagnosed, students will be excluded from school for seven (7) days following onset of illness or duration of illness if the case is immune-compromised.

Anything over the counter like congestion medicine, Benadryl, or cough syrup will still need a doctor's order to be given at school. The note will still need student name, date, name of medication, dosage given at school, time of administration, route of administration and how long they will need to take this at school. Please do not send medication with your child to school without a doctors note.


We have a small supply of extra boys pants in the nurse's office. In case of an accident, we will have to call parents to bring clean clothing.

Please send an extra set of clothing that can be used by your child. Please label all clothes with your child’s name. Having an extra pair of pants, underwear, socks and a shirt will be helpful to your child in case of an accident, spill or illness.


If you'd like to sign up to be a Watch D.O.G. or Eagle M.O.M., please use the link below!

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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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