Sunflower Elementary

Sunflower Elementary


2521 Inverness Dr.
Lawrence, KS 66047

Phone: (785) 832-5870
Fax: (785) 832-5873
 Mr. Diacon
Principal: Howard Diacon
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
8:45 - 3:50
8:45 - 2:20
Doors open at 8:20 

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Sunflower Elementary Announcements

  • School Climate Parent & Community Survey

    All parents/guardians of current and former students, granparents and community members are invited to participate in USD 497's survey about the perception about thier neighborhood school.  The survey is anonymous and the information we gather is very important to us!  Thanks for taking the time to help us!  Please click here to complete the survey.

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  • Kindergarten Round Up for the 2017-2018 School Year

    If you have a child who will be 5 years old by August 31, 2017 please call our office at (785) 832-5870 to register your child and get on our mailing list.

    We will hold a Kindergarten Parent Information Night on Tuesday February 28 from 6:00 - 7:00.  Our Kindergarten teachers and staff will be avalable to answer any questions you may have and you will be able to begin the online enrollment process.  You will also be able to choose your Kindergarten Round Up date and appointment time. 

    Please bring the following information with you:

    Certified Birth Certificate

    Immunization Records

    Proof of Residency - lease agreement, house contract, current gas, electric or water bill

     Health Physical - Can be completed prior to the first day of school.

    Kindergarten Round Up will be on April 6th & 7th. 



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  • International Night

    International night is a celebration of all cultures and hertiages!  Please join us on April 20th from 6:00-7:00 for fabulous foods, fashions and facts from cultures around the world.  Don't miss this fun event celebrating everyones diversity!  More information may be found here.

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  • A Special Thank You

    Sunflower was the recipient of the generosity of the First Southern Baptist Church.  Along with a monetary donation, Joe Stiles, pastor of the church, brought box upon box full of new coats, gloves, hats and socks that had been donated by church members.  Every child who didn't have a coat was able to pick out one of thier very own.  They were also able to get gloves, a hat and a package of socks.  Excitement was the word of the day and smiles were everywhere!  The warm hearts of the FSBC gave the kids at Sunflower warmth to last the entire winter.

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  • A Welcome From Our Principal
    Welcome to Sunflower Elementary school and community. We are striving to provide students a school experience that emphasizes academic excellence and social responsibility while providing a positive learning atmosphere.

    Sunflower serves approximately 500 students in grades kindergarten through Fifth. Each grade level has 3 or 4 classrooms staffed by dedicated and talented teachers and support staff. We have an English as a Second Language (ESL) program to support our students whose home language is not English. We provide a full range of Special Education programs to support our students with special needs.  Our partnership with the Lawrence Boys & Girls Club provides a high quality before and after school program for our families.

    Sunflower’s active PTO supports our educational programs through a variety of ways. PTO provides grants to our teaching staff for curriculum, supplies, and field trip opportunities. Our PTO supports our local families in need.  They provide fun opportunities for our families to get involved in school with activities including: School Carnival, Book Fair, Holiday celebrations and programs with our local business partners.

    Through our Positive Behavior Support and CI3T program Sunflower teaches our students clear expectations for behavior across the school setting. Our staff works hard to provide students positive reinforcement for meeting these expectations through our BEST Bucks program.  Our BEST motto is:

    Be – Responsible

    E – for Effort

    S – Show Respect and

    T – Try!

    Our staff also provides a comprehensive social skills curriculum; Positive Actions that emphasizes making positive choices that build students’ self esteem.

    Thanks for visiting our Website. Please call if you have any question we can help answer.



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New to Sunflower?

  • Please contact the Welcome Center at 330-1921 to enroll your child. 
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