Sunflower Elementary

Excellence. Equipty. Engagement.


    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 8:30 a.m. daily

    2022-2023 School Calendar

    2022-2023 Supply List



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Sunflower Elementary Announcements

  • Back to School

    Important Dates:

    August 11 - Class Placement notification email sent in the afternoon

    August 14 - Popsicles on the Playground (kindergarten and first grade) 1:00

    August 15 - Listening and Learning Conferences 8:15-2:45

    August 15 - Supply drop off 3:00 - 4:30

    August 17 -  Kindergarten Only First Day 8:45 - 12:00

    August 18 - First day of School (K-5) 8:45 - 3:50 

    August 22 - First day of Boys and Girls Club


    Please see our Back to School Newsletter for lots of important information. 



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  •  1st day of school

    Wednesday, August 17 is the first day of school for Kindergartners only.  This will be a half-day.  We will dismiss at noon and lunch will not be served.

    Thursday, August 18, we will welcome ALL students, Kindergarten through 5th grade.


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  • Sunflower Plan for Logistics and Safety

    We have worked bery hard buliding our  Sunflower plan for logistics and safety.  Please see the link to see all the details.  

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     Information from our Nurse regarding COVID

    The District has created a lot of great information regarding COVID in the following links. Including a daily health assessment checlkist, a flow chart on when to keep your child home sick as well as       tips on mask use and changes in the health office this year. 


    Daily COVID Assessment

    Can my child go to school flow chart

    Changes to Nursing services due to COVID

    Mask Basics at School

    Mask Guidance for School Aged Children


     Masks for all!



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New to Sunflower?

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

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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:

    B – Be Safe

    E – Effort

    S – Show Respect 

    T – Take Responsibility 

    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.


    "Knowledge is like the wind... once obtaining it, you can go anywhere"

    - Yellow Horse


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