The Eagle Soars
Sunflower Elementary - February 1, 2018
Things to Put on Your Calendar!
Tuesday, February 5
Spring Individual and Class Pictures
Site Council 6:00 pm
PTO Meeting 7:00 pm
Wednesday, February 6
4th Grade Musical Instrument Sample 8:40 am
Friday, February 8
1st and 2nd Grade Family Fitness Night 5:30-7:00 pm
View our online calendar (select individual events for more details):
Coaches vs. Cancer - TONIGHT at the GEHS Blazer Basketball Games
Young Rembrandts - Make-Up Days due to Snow Days
We plan to make up lessons at the end of the session. We will push back the start of our spring session to fit in whatever make up lessons we have at the end. Also, below is our inclement weather policy which is also posted on our website.
Inclement Weather Policy:
- Young Rembrandts follows the Inclement Weather Policy of each school district.
- If school is delayed only, we WILL hold class.
- If school is canceled for the day, we WILL NOT hold class.
- If school is dismissed early for any reason, we WILL NOT hold class.
- If school-related after-school activities are canceled at any point, we WILL NOT hold class.
- There are no refunds given for classes missed due to inclement weather, however we will try to make up those classes (see below)
- Our policy is to make every effort to make-up missed classes due to inclement weather.
- Make-up days are subject to the availability of the school facility and schedule and are not always possible.
- If possible, make-up classes will be held on the same day of the week and be added to the end of the session.
- Decisions regarding make-up days are at the discretion of Young Rembrandts and will be communicated to parents/guardians as soon as information is available.
Spring Picture Day - February 5
Strawbridge Photos will be at Sunflower on Tuesday, February 5 for spring individual and class pictures!
You should have received a payment envelope for the class picture, along with a flyer with more information about the individual pictures.
If you would like to purchase a class picture, please remember to bring your payment envelope and give to your teacher.
You do not prepay for these individual pictures! You will be receiving a packet of photos within the next couple of weeks. At that time, you will pay for photos you keep and return the photos you don’t want to keep.
Important Dates for 4th Grade Parents
Feb. 6 - 8:40 am
Band/Orchestra Instrument Sampling for Students
Apr. 12 - 7:00 pm
Band/Orchestra Instrument Information Night for Parents
May 8 - 6:00-8:00 pm
Band Instrument Rental Night (come and go)
May 15 - 6:00-8:00 pm
Orchestra Instrument Rental Night (come and go)
Chat 'n Chew for 1st and 2nd Graders
What is Chat ‘n Chew?
Chat ‘n Chew is a program that gives children the chance to listen to adults read books and discuss these great reads with their friends. Parents volunteer twice a month to read to a small group of children. Each Chat ‘n Chew group will meet during lunch and while the children eat, their parent sponsor will read one or two picture books. After they read each book, the children will discuss the book. The books can be brought in from home, checked out from the public library, or borrowed from Sunflower’s media center.
Who can participate?
Chat ‘n Chew is a program for 1st and 2nd graders (3rd and 4th graders have the chance to participate in Novel Navigators). Students and parents need to sign the form below and return it to Mrs. Rains in the LIT Lab by Friday, January 25th. Chat ‘n Chew groups will be formed and announced the week of February 11th and will begin meeting the 1st week in March.
How can I become a sponsor?
Fill out the Google form (click on the link below) Select which day(s) that work best for you. 1st grade eats lunch from 10:50-11:20 and 2nd grade eats from 12:00-12:30. I will be happy to help you select great read-alouds. I will also provide each coach with a list of discussion starter questions. Grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc. can also sponsor a group!
Online Absence Reporting is Available Once Again!
Due to many requests about this missing link to the Online Absence Reporting, I wanted to make sure it was one of the first things added back on the Sunflower website.
Parents have two different options to report an absence for your student. You can report the absence electronically via the Skyward Family Access. You can gain access to this link by clicking on MENU, and then clicking on Online Absence Reporting at the bottom of the menu (see photo below). If you do not remember your login information, please contact the office at 913-856-3700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also call into the Attendance line at 913-856-3749 and leave a message for the office.
And as always, if your student will miss any days due to an out of town trip, please email Dr. Jones ahead of time at email@example.com for preapproval.
Thank you again for your patience while we complete the transition to the new Sunflower website!
2018-2019 YEARBOOKS ON SALE NOW!
- Full Color Pages
- All Grades Represented
- Great Pictures From School Events
2 Easy Ways to Order:
- Click on the picture above or access your Skyward account via www.usd231.com to place an order using your debit/credit card.
- Download and print out an order form below. Return the completed form along with cash or check to the Sunflower office.
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.
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.
Building Blazers Day Camp
When: February 15
Location: Trail Ridge Middle School
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (Drop off begins at 7:30 am)
Enroll your K-5 student in the Second Building Blazer Youth Camp on February 15.
GEHS Students have organized a full day of activities including, games such as Kick Ball, Crack A Bout, and other activities. Made Decor will be there to make a craft sign to take home and Young Rembrandts will be on hand to lead an art class.
Cost $45 (1 child) / $65 (2 children) / $80 (3 children) -- Must be in the same family
Need based scholarships available.
**Gardner Edgerton Food Services will provide box lunches
**Lunch is part of the cost for the day. You just need to select which lunch your child will want.