SUNFLOWER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
2521 Inverness Dr.
Lawrence, KS 66047
Phone: (785) 832-5870
Fax: (785) 596-6573
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday hours: 8:45 - 3:50
Wednesday hours: 8:45 - 2:20
Doors open at 8:20 for school breakfast eaters only.
Doors open at 8:30 a.m. daily for all students.
August 13, 2023
August 16, 2023
8:45 AM - 12:00 PM SF: Kindergarten first day of school
August 17, 2023
8:40 AM - 3:50 PM SF: 1st-5th First day of school
Sunflower Elementary Announcements
Welcome new principal Amanda Green!
Mrs. Green is completing her first year as principal of Broken Arrow Elementary after having served as a learning coach at Broken Arrow for four years. Her prior experience includes serving as an academic interventionist and a fifth grade teacher in Gardner Edgerton USD 231 for nine years. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Emporia State University.
Mrs. Green shared that she is thrilled to have the opportunity to continue to serve the Lawrence community as principal at Sunflower Elementary School. "I have greatly admired the work of Sunflower teachers and students, and I look forward to working together to continue the focus on high level academic achievement and social emotional learning,” she said.
“Success has been a longstanding tradition at Sunflower, and I can't wait to be a part of it all. I know that Sunflower has incredibly talented and committed teachers and staff, and I feel honored to be a part of the team. I am most excited about meeting and getting to know all students and families as we move into the next school year together. Go, Eagles!” she added.
The district congratulates Mrs. Green and the entire Sunflower school community and looks forward to upcoming opportunities for you to get acquainted with each other.
First day of school
August 16th is the first day for Kindergartners only. School begins at 8:45 and we will dismiss at noon.
August 17th is the first day for 1st-5th grade. School begins at 8:45 and we will dismiss everyone at 3:50.
Lawrence and Douglas County Resources
The Lawrence-Douglas County Resource Guide contains a list of community providers & social service resources for those in need of support/services in Douglas County.
The Resource Guide contains information about resources such as (but not limited to):
· Healthcare and Mental Health Resources
· Legal Services
· Housing Services
· Rent & Utilities Assistance
· Senior Services
· Family Resources
New to Sunflower?
Please contact the Welcome Center at 330-1921 to enroll your child.
Our Back to School newsletter contains helpful information about arrival, dismissal, car tags, lunches and more!
A Welcome From Our PrincipalWelcome 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: 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:
B – Being safe
E – Effort
S – Showing Respect
T – Taking Responsibility
Our staff also provides a comprehensive social skills curriculum; Positive Actions that emphasizes making positive choices that build students’ self esteem.
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