Sunflower Elementary

Sunflower Elementary


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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

  • No school Friday March 17

    Spring Break March 20-24

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  • We are now enrolling next years Kindergarteners! 

    Kindergarten Round Up is April 6th and 7th.  Please call the Sunflower Office at 832-5870 to choose your Round Up date and time.

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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