Sunflower Elementary

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 

Upcoming Events

Sunflower Elementary Announcements

  • Last Day of school is May 24th with an 11:55 dismissal.

    No Lunch will be served

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  • Yearbooks 
    Yearbooks are on sale now.  If you are interested in purchasing one please send $8 in an envelope to the office with your child's name and teacher.  Checks may be made out to Sunflower Elementary.  Yearbooks will be handed out during our signing party on the last day of school.  
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  • Let PTO take the stress of school shopping off of your sholders!

    PTO is selling prepackaged school supplies for the 2017-2018 school year.  All kits will be waiting on students desk on Back to school night.  More informaiton ma be found at

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  • We are now enrolling next years Kindergarteners! 

    Enrollment is now completely online.  If you already have children who attend USD 497 instructions may be found here.  Families who are new to USD 497 may find enrollment instructions here.  If your child attends the Kennedy Elementary Early Childhood program, everything is already completed for you. 

    If your child will be 5 on or before August 31, 2017 they are eligible to attend Kindergarten.

    Have questions about enrollment?  Please call our Welcome Center at        330-1921.



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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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