January 2021 Sunflower Patch

Headlines & Happenings at Sunflower Elementary

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January Dates to Remember

January 4th - No School

January 5th - School Resumes

January 6th - Report Cards Go Home

January 18th - No School, MLK Day

January 22nd - School Spelling Bee

January 29th - Year Book Orders Due (on line)

Yearbook Orders

Yearbooks on Sale! Don't Miss Out, Order Today!

Last Day to order is

Friday, January 29

Inter-State Studio


Order Code: 53925S

Note From The School Nurse

COVID Case Information during Christmas Break

This week, we begin our winter break for USD #368. If any student or staff has a confirmed positive COVID test OR is identified as a close contact to a confirmed positive case during our break, please submit case information to the school nurse and administrator using the following link:


School follow up on these cases will be done after the New Year, unless otherwise indicated. Contact the Miami County Health Department at 294-2431 with any immediate questions.

COVID Precautions

We are grateful for every day that we have been able to have in-person learning in the Paola school district. We feel that our protocols are effective in helping staff and students stay safe while at school, but realize that nothing can be 100%. We also know that staff and students can be exposed from sources outside of school as well. As you enjoy your break from school, continue to be mindful of the importance of good hand hygiene, social distancing and masking anytime you are in public places. Minimize gathering in large groups. Be symptom aware and seek medical advice if you experience any COVID symptoms.

Influenza Policy

Please also be reminded of the USD #368 school board policy on the management of influenza in school. Any student with a confirmed case of influenza will need to be home from school for 5 days from the onset of symptoms.

Glenda Kinaman, RN

USD #368, District Nurse

BURRR! Cold weather is upon us!

Sunflower has been fortunate to receive brand new hat and glove donations. We know sometimes kids will lose or forget their gloves or hats. We want to keep kids warm and comfortable at recess! The (new) hat and gloves are for kids to enjoy and keep when the need arises. Parents are also always welcome to call or email Mrs. Wilson, lisa_wilson@usd368.org, to specifically request hats and gloves for their child(ren).
Birthday Book Club

Celebrate your child’s birthday by donating a book to the Sunflower Library. Click on the above box for more information.

INFINITE CAMPUS (IC) - Logging in from the Web Browser

Parents-Sign up for IC to receive emails & texts from your child’s teacher & school. NEW account? Trouble logging in? Email stacey_elkinton@usd368.org (put IC in subject line). If you signed up at CW, you will use the same account for Sunflower.


Anyone - Do you want to be reminded about what's happening at Sunflower? Sign up for Panther Alerts by clicking on the box above. These are generic texts for all patrons, but not student specific.


Anyone - Click on the above box and LIKE our Facebook page. You'll get up to date events, information, news, pictures and videos of what's going at Sunflower.

Get to Know Sunflower Elementary

We are glad to share in the educational experience of your children. We want you to know what we are all about at Sunflower Elementary. We have prepared a set of videos to help you get to know the programs and activities at Sunflower Elementary.

Click Here for information on Paola Community Events

Community event flyers will be posted on the district's webpage instead of going home in student backpacks. If you would like your event posted, please contact the district office @ 913-294-8000.