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
     
    Wednesday
    8:45 - 2:20
     
    Doors open at 8:20 
     

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Sunflower Elementary Announcements

  •  Please see our Back to School Newsletter for information about the upcoming school year.  

    Back to School

     

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  • Bus Pass

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  • Dismissal Procedures

     

    • All students and families walking to/from school are encouraged to use the designated crosswalks for safe crossing on the streets. There should be no crossing the street outside of crosswalks.

    • No dogs or pets allowed at arrival & dismissal on all school grounds except service animals.

    • All persons (includes students and adults) will walk their scooters and bikes while on school grounds. No riding bikes and scooters on grounds are allowed in order to help reduce collisions and injuries. We will respect one another.

    • There will be no pick up/drop off in the front parking lot. To increase the safety of all our students, parents/guardians picking up students by vehicle MUST use the circle drive and remain in the vehicles in single file. Parents/guardians are encouraged to have their students exit out of all vehicles on the right side. This will minimize students getting into moving traffic on the left of vehicles. Sunflower Elementary is dedicated to ensuring that all our students safely arrive and dismiss school safely every day.

    • All bus, daycare van riders will be released through the north gym doors.

    • All walkers will be released through the north-side door next to the Music room.

    • If you would like to wait for your students outside of your vehicle, parents/guardians are encouraged to wait for their children at the north-side door to help reduce congestion at the main Sunflower entrance. The Sunflower circle drive is strictly only for PICK UP AND DROP OFF ONLY. There is NO PARKING. Please DO NOT LEAVE VEHICLES UNATTENDED.

    • All Sunflower staff will be monitoring and engaged in the dismissal of students to ensure safety and respect for all inside and outside the school. If you would like to talk with a teacher, please consider another time to meet with him/her. We would like to respect the teachers’ and staffs’ dedication to ensuring the safety off all our students.

     

    As we take the steps to implement these new dismissal guidelines, we are working together to ensure the safety of all our children and families. Together we’ll make this happen. We appreciate your part in helping to respect these guidelines and enhance the safety of your children. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.

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  • Updated USD 497 Bicycle Policy
     
    USD 497 strongly recommends that no student be allowed to ride bicycles to and from school before the student has been enrolled in 3rd grade unless accompanied by an adult.   
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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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