USD 231
Celebrating another successful school year w/ the USD 231 administrative team! #weareusd231
about 1 month ago, USD 231
Sunflower Elementary
Kinders practicing for their big program on Thursday! @gardneredgerton #kindersrock #thatisalotoflittlepeople
about 1 month ago, Sunflower Elementary
USD 231
Celebrating past and future retirees at the annual dinner. Orchestra students setting the mood for a great evening!
about 1 month ago, USD 231
USD 231
So you want to be a Board Member?! https://www.usd231.com/article/109839?org=district
about 1 month ago, USD 231
Sunflower Elementary
Thank you to Dr. Jones for the extra gifts for Teacher Appreciation Week! Each staff member got a raffle ticket to put in a drawing for 3 different gift cards. The winners are: $25 Dining Out - Brittany Jonker, $25 Amazon - Crystal Engemann, $25 AMC Theaters - Robin Droge.
about 1 month ago, Sunflower Elementary
Sunflower Elementary
Congratulations to our retirees, Robin Droge and Annette Lane, AKA Droge/Lane. It won’t be the same around Sunflower without you two!! @gardneredgerton #retirementrocks
about 1 month ago, Sunflower Elementary
Sunflower Elementary
Here is the schedule for the end of year special events! We have had several questions about when the last day for kindergarten is, so we have highlighted that as well on this schedule! @gardneredgerton #lastdayofschool
about 1 month ago, Sunflower Elementary
USD 231
Nurse Spotlight - Sunflower Elementary @seeagles231
about 1 month ago, USD 231
Sunflower Elementary
Field Day at Sunflower is this Friday! Your students will participate in outdoor stations from 9:00-11:15 and then again from 1:00-3:00 (Kindergarten 2:00-3:00). A couple of the afternoon stations will also have water involved, but not so much that a swimsuit or change of clothes are needed. You're welcome to send a towel with your child that day if you want to. Please apply sunscreen at home before school so students aren't applying it at school. We're hoping for a dry and partly sunny day!!
about 1 month ago, Sunflower Elementary
USD 231
Healthy Nurse, Healthy Students. Celebrate National School Nurse Day May 8! #SND2019 @schoolnurses #schoolnurses www.schoolnurseday.org.
about 1 month ago, USD 231
USD 231
The USD 231 Board of Education Meeting (May 6) video and brief is now available online! http://bit.ly/usd231briefs http://bit.ly/boevideo
about 1 month ago, USD 231
Sunflower Elementary
Dr. Jones spent his 4th Quarter "No Office Day" with Mr. James and also our Nutrition Services team. The comment heard around the cafeteria was the cinnamon twists didn't have as much cinnamon sugar as usual. @gardneredgerton #mopping #dusting #sweeping #cooking #serving
about 1 month ago, Sunflower Elementary
USD 231
Check out our Wheatridge Mustangs performing at the KCKCC Jazz Summit (around the 90 minute mark). @wmsmustangs231 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_hRbZLZ3kA&ibss=1
2 months ago, USD 231
USD 231
As a reminder, we DO have school on Monday April 22, 2019 as a result of snow days. Can't wait to see all of Blazer Nation on Monday!
2 months ago, USD 231
Sunflower Elementary
They really did “drop everything and read”! Mrs. Herbert was in the process of picking her class up from specials when the intercom signaled it was time to read again. @gardneredgerton #humphrey #friendship #pets
2 months ago, Sunflower Elementary
Sunflower Elementary
It’s DROP EVERYTHING AND READ Day at Sunflower! And it even pertains to the specials teachers! We’re reading “Friendship According to Humphrey” today whenever “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” starts playing over the intercom. @gardneredgerton #humphrey
2 months ago, Sunflower Elementary
Sunflower Elementary
The Gardner Police Department and Zeus were special guests of our Kindergarten classes as part of their Community Helpers unit. @gardneredgerton @gardnerkspolice #K9
3 months ago, Sunflower Elementary
Sunflower Elementary
It's National Library Week, and we're celebrating Mrs. Rains & our SE Lit Lab! This year’s theme, Libraries = Strong Communities, illustrates how today’s libraries are at the heart of our cities, towns, schools and campuses, providing resources and programs. @gardneredgerton
3 months ago, Sunflower Elementary
Sunflower Elementary
Mrs. Engemann took her PE classes outside today to enjoy the gorgeous weather! They competed in a fun, fast-paced game of giant-sized Tic Tac Toe. @gardneredgerton #tictactoe #springdontgoaway #physicaleducation
3 months ago, Sunflower Elementary
Sunflower Elementary
A huge thanks to Officer Wright for lending an extra hand in our car line this morning! @gardneredgerton #oursrorocks
3 months ago, Sunflower Elementary
Sunflower Elementary
Mrs. Herbert's Kinder City opened for business this week! @gardneredgerton #kindercity
3 months ago, Sunflower Elementary
Sunflower Elementary
You can use all sorts of different things to help you learn! Sunflower students used Skittles for graphing and Play-Doh for multiplication practice. @gardneredgerton
3 months ago, Sunflower Elementary
Sunflower Elementary
Just a few of the famous faces displayed at our 3rd Grade Wax Museum. @gardneredgerton #madametussauds
3 months ago, Sunflower Elementary
Sunflower Elementary
Rock those crazy socks tomorrow, March 21st to celebrate World Down Syndrome Awareness Day! @gardneredgerton #rockyoursocks #worlddownsyndromeday2019
3 months ago, Sunflower Elementary
Sunflower Elementary
Escape Rooms are all the craze right now...and our Sunflower teachers broke out of their own escape rooms during a Professional Development Day. Check out the suspense in our video! @gardneredgerton #escaperoom #breakout https://youtu.be/kFGiiFrJcnE
3 months ago, Sunflower Elementary
Sunflower Elementary
Mrs. Holtgraver’s 2nd graders took advantage of the gorgeous weather to try out an experiment to learn how seeds travel. @gardneredgerton #scienceisfun #itsspring
3 months ago, Sunflower Elementary
Sunflower Elementary
We can’t wait to see you Monday morning!! @gardneredgerton #springbreak
3 months ago, Sunflower Elementary
Sunflower Elementary
Mrs. Engemann's gym was turned into a yoga studio this week. The kinders really displayed a great "downward dog" pose! @gardneredgerton #yogateacher
4 months ago, Sunflower Elementary
Sunflower Elementary
Here are some of the book characters walking the halls of Sunflower today! @gardneredgerton #captainunderpants #whereswaldo #juniebjones #bigbadwolf #readacrossamericaweek
4 months ago, Sunflower Elementary
Sunflower Elementary
Kinders, it's your turn! Kindergarten Family Fun Fitness Night is Friday, March 29th! Click on the link below to RSVP for your family! @gardneredgerton #familyfunfitnessnight https://eventpublisher.dudesolutions.com/Usd231/site/se/event/se-kindergarten-family-fitness-night/#register-accordion
4 months ago, Sunflower Elementary
Sunflower Elementary
Dress like your favorite book character for Read Across America Week! We spotted Junie B. Jones, the Penguin, and Greg’s mom from Diary of a Wimpy Kid. @gardneredgerton #readacrossamerica
4 months ago, Sunflower Elementary
Sunflower Elementary
No school today, February 27, due to icy roads. Stay safe!!!
4 months ago, Sunflower Elementary
Sunflower Elementary
Please note the update Kansas Department of Health and Environment made to the exclusion for influenza cases. 7 days exclusion following onset of symptoms per Kansas regulation. https://twitter.com/JOCOHealth/status/1093326014728556544
4 months ago, Sunflower Elementary
Sunflower Elementary
We have made arrangements with Pioneer Ridge Middle School to hold our 2nd grade music program in their auditorium on Thursday, March 7th at 7 p.m.  Please communicate with Mr. Wray if your child will NOT be in attendance. PRMS is located at 16200 Kill Creek Road, just south of Celebration Park.  Please enter the building through the southwest doors, nearest the circle drive/auditorium.  Students should arrive at the school at 6:30 p.m.
4 months ago, Sunflower Elementary
Sunflower Elementary
There is no school on Wednesday, February 20, due to the inclement weather. Stay safe!!
4 months ago, Sunflower Elementary
Sunflower Elementary
Because of the impending inclement weather, we are being proactive and postponing the second grade music program. When a new date has been secured, it will be communicated. @gardneredgerton
4 months ago, Sunflower Elementary
Sunflower Elementary
Nurse Haney spoke to K and 1st about how to take care of their teeth because having healthy teeth and gums helps prevent heart disease. @gardneredgerton @American_Heart @AmerDentalAssn #healthyteeth
4 months ago, Sunflower Elementary
Sunflower Elementary
Despite District maintenance and custodial staff best efforts, parking lots and sidewalks remain unsafe. There will be no classes Friday, February 8.
5 months ago, Sunflower Elementary
Sunflower Elementary
Wear your Blazer Blue to school tomorrow, Friday, February 8 to show our support for the GEHS Basketball teams! Games start at 4pm. Varsity girls start at 5:30 and varsity boys at approximately 7:00. Go Blazers!!
5 months ago, Sunflower Elementary
Sunflower Elementary
No school tomorrow, Thursday, February 7, due to inclement weather. Stay safe and warm. @gardneredgerton #icewarning # bustoutthehotcocoa
5 months ago, Sunflower Elementary
Sunflower Elementary
"All hands on deck" means hand-delivering each student to their car to make sure they don't fall....even for teachers!
5 months ago, Sunflower Elementary
Sunflower Elementary
The Sunflower Elementary 4th graders cordially invite all veterans to a Veterans Party on Tuesday, February 12 at 8:45 am. Please let us know if you can join! Details on the invitation pictured.
5 months ago, Sunflower Elementary
Sunflower Elementary
Sampling musical instruments to get an idea of what our 4th graders might want to play next year in middle school. @gardneredgerton @meyermusic #heardsomesqueaks
5 months ago, Sunflower Elementary
Sunflower Elementary
All school activities after 5 pm are canceled due to slick conditions. This includes the Site Council meeting for tonight.
5 months ago, Sunflower Elementary
Sunflower Elementary
Happy National School Counselors Week! Mrs. Gabriel and Mrs. Noll, please know how much we appreciate and love you for everything you do! @GardnerEdgerton #NationalSchoolCounselorsWeek
5 months ago, Sunflower Elementary
Sunflower Elementary
Tuesday, February 5 is picture day for class and individual pictures! We are only accepting payments for the class pictures at this time. Please send in your payment envelope to the office. You will not pay for the individual pictures until after you receive the pictures.
5 months ago, Sunflower Elementary
Sunflower Elementary
We celebrated Sunflower’s Teacher of the Year, Betsy Beverage. @gardneredgerton
5 months ago, Sunflower Elementary
Sunflower Elementary
Today is National Wear Red Day! Sunflower staff and students are wearing red to raise awareness of the #1 killer of both men and women in the US...heart disease. @gardneredgerton #WearRedDay #WearRedandGive
5 months ago, Sunflower Elementary
Sunflower Elementary
No school tomorrow!!! @gardneredgerton
5 months ago, Sunflower Elementary
Sunflower Elementary
Learning to tell time using hula hoops as the clocks! @gardneredgerton #2ndgraderocks #hulahoops #nodigitalclockshere
5 months ago, Sunflower Elementary
Sunflower Elementary
This little guy was all business when it came to a game of checkers with Dr. Jones last week. @gardneredgerton #checkermaster #kingme
5 months ago, Sunflower Elementary
USD 231
Gardner Edgerton School District and all district buildings will be closed on Wednesday, January 23 due to inclement weather. Stay safe.
5 months ago, USD 231
Sunflower Elementary
"The time is always right to do what is right." Sunflower’s 4th graders visited the city’s MLK exhibit last Friday. @gardneredgerton #MLKDay
5 months ago, Sunflower Elementary
Sunflower Elementary
To help support the Kansas City Chiefs, we will have Red Friday tomorrow on Friday, January 18. Be sure to wear your Chiefs gear or red clothes to help cheer on the Chiefs to victory over Tom Brady and the New England Patriots! @gardneredgerton #kcchiefs #redfriday
5 months ago, Sunflower Elementary
Sunflower Elementary
The 2019 Sunflower Spelling Bee winner is Kate Neddersen, 4th grade. She spelled "irked" and "ruefully" to win. Lilian Graves, 4th grade, placed 2nd. Luke Thomas, 3rd grade, was the 3rd place speller. @gardneredgerton #spellingbee
6 months ago, Sunflower Elementary
Sunflower Elementary
A judge’s viewpoint of the spelling bee. I’m nervous! I can’t imagine how the contestants are feeling! @gardneredgerton #spellingbee
6 months ago, Sunflower Elementary
Sunflower Elementary
As you have may noticed, we have a new website!  We are still transitioning all of our information over from the old website, including the Online Absence Reporting link.  If you can’t find something, you can call the office with any questions you may have! @gardneredgerton
6 months ago, Sunflower Elementary
Sunflower Elementary
On Friday, January 11, Student Council will sponsor the School Store.  We will be selling all kinds of fun things like pencils and erasers and stress balls.  Prices range from $0.25 to $3.00.  All of the proceeds from the school store will go to support our Sunflower Eagle fund that is used to help Sunflower students in need.  Thank you for your continued support!
6 months ago, Sunflower Elementary
Sunflower Elementary
It was like midnight on New Years Eve all over again at Sunflower this morning! Staff welcomed students back to school with party hats and noisemakers! @gardneredgerton #welcomebackstudents #nye2019
6 months ago, Sunflower Elementary
Sunflower Elementary
Already tired of your leftover turkey or ham from Christmas dinner? Have no fear! Call in an order for fresh pizza from Papa Murphy’s tonight and they will donate 15% of the proceeds to Sunflower Elementary!! @gardneredgerton @papamurphys
6 months ago, Sunflower Elementary
Sunflower Elementary
All Aboard the Polar Express! This is our favorite day of the year at Sunflower!
6 months ago, Sunflower Elementary
Sunflower Elementary
Tune into our Facebook page to view our LIVE broadcast of the Sunflower Holiday Singalong on Thursday, December 20 at 2:45 pm!
6 months ago, Sunflower Elementary
Sunflower Elementary
It’s always so much fun to see familiar faces in the WMS band, orchestra & choir! We were given the gift of a holiday concert by these 3 musical groups today. Thank you Mustangs! @gardneredgerton @WMSMustangs231
6 months ago, Sunflower Elementary
Sunflower Elementary
Mrs. Owings’ kinders wrote their sight words on white paper. They crinkled the pieces up, and had a “snowball fight.” They had to read the word before they could throw it. @gardneredgerton #sightwords #kinderfun #snowballfight
6 months ago, Sunflower Elementary
Sunflower Elementary
The 2nd quarter performances of Sunflower's Got Talent premiered last Friday. Click on the link below for a highlight video! https://www.wevideo.com/view/1269546144 @gardneredgerton #sunflowersgottalent
6 months ago, Sunflower Elementary
Sunflower Elementary
Happy Holidays from the Sunflower family! For a holiday read-a-long, please click on the link below. @gardneredgerton #nightbeforechristmas https://www.wevideo.com/view/1267152186
6 months ago, Sunflower Elementary
Sunflower Elementary
Abby Southerland and Zoey Duarte were selected for the KMEA All-State Elementary Honor Choir in Wichita on Feb. 21! Steven Myers was selected as an alternate. We had 17 students audition from Sunflower, and only about 180 from Kansas were selected. @gardneredgerton #kmea
7 months ago, Sunflower Elementary
Sunflower Elementary
Thanks to the Rotary Club, all of our 3rd graders received their very own dictionary today!
7 months ago, Sunflower Elementary