Sunflower Elementary

Excellence. Equipty. Engagement.



    2521 Inverness Dr.
    Lawrence, KS 66047

    Phone: (785) 832-5870

    Fax: (785) 832-5873


    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday  8:45 - 3:50

     Wednesday 8:45 - 2:20

    Doors open at 8:20 

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Sunflower Elementary Announcements

  • Calling all Scientists!!  Sunflower Science Night is Tuesday, January 28.  Projects may be created by individual students or groups.  Please contact Marci Leushcen if you have questions -

    Please view our information packet, career sheet and biography sheet for additional information.  

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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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  • Sunflower Food Pantry

    Open every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month that Sunflower is in session.

    3:15 pm-4:45 pm

    Closed during breaks and when school is cancelled due to inclement weather.

    Supported by: Just Food, SWMS Garden Project, Harvesters Community Network and private donations.

    Donation barrel located in the entryway of Sunflower Elementary

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  • Outdoor Recess Procedures
    Recess is held indoors if the temperature or windchill falls below 15 degrees.  Children should always wear appropriate clothing, including winter coats, hats, gloves or mittens and boots during cold-weather months.  
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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:

    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.

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

    - Yellow Horse


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