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

  • Melissa Blevins


    Please see Ms. Blevin's welcome letter here!

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  • Kindergarten Orientation

    Kindergarten Orientation is April 11 & 12.  If you have a child who will be 5 years old BEFORE August 31, 2019 please call the school at (785) 832-5870 to sign up for our mailing list.  Enrollment packets will be mailed in late March.  

    There will be no school for current kindergarten students on April 11 & 12.



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  • International Night

    International night is a celebration of all cultures and hertiages!  Please join us on April 25th 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!  

    International night

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  • Inclement Weather Procedures
    In case of bad weather USD 497 will announce school closures by 6 am.  Automated phone messages and emails will be sent to all parents and will be announced on local media stations.  A TWO HOUR DELAYED START may be implemented.  If conditions are deemed unsafe and a two hour delay is decided, Sunflower Elementary will begin at 10:45 am.  Boys and Girls Club morning program will be cancelled.  School will not provide supervision to students prior to the start of the school day.  More information may be found here.
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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.


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

    - Yellow Horse


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New to Sunflower?

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

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