Sunflower Elementary

Excellence. Equipty. Engagement.



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    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.

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Sunflower Elementary Announcements

  • 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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  • 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!

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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: 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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