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

  • Lockdown Drill

    On Tuesday, March 27th, we will be conducting a required lockdown drill.  As a staff we are committed to ensuring the safety of all students and know the value of practicing for such an event.  As a school we have taken precautions and along with district staff, have developed a crisis plan in the event circumstances require us to secure our school.  The drill on the 27th of March allows all of us, staff and students, an opportunity to practice our plan.  Please be aware that all exterior doors will be locked on Tuesday, March 27th starting at mid-morning and will remain locked until the conclusion of our drill.  Should you arrive at school during the drill, please know you will not be able to enter the building.  Teachers will speak with students prior to the drill to ease any anxiety they may be feeling, but I am also asking that you visit with your child before and after the drill to ease your child’s mind or answer questions he or she may have.  Please let me know if you have questions or concerns. - Howard Diacon


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  • Kindergarten Orientation for the 2018-2019 School Year

    If you have a child who will be 5 years old by August 31, 2018 please call our office at (785) 832-5870 to register your child and get on our mailing list.

    We will hold a Kindergarten Parent Information Night on Wednesday March 14 from 6:00 - 7:00.  Our Welcome Center and Sunflower staff will be avalable to answer any questions you may have and you will be able to begin the online enrollment process.  You will also be able to choose your Kindergarten Round Up date and appointment time. 

    Please bring the following information with you:

    Certified Birth Certificate

    Immunization Records

    Proof of Residency - lease agreement, house contract, current gas, electric or water bill

     Health Physical - Can be completed prior to the first day of school.

    Kindergarten Orientation will be on April 12th & 13th. 



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  • No school Friday March 16

    Spring Break March 19-23

    spring break

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  • It's Flu Season!  Please view this information from the Douglas County Health Department.  Call Sunflower's Health Office at 832-5870 with questions.  

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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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