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Welcome Back!! I am so excited to begin the second semester with you at East Sunflower Elementary. We are entering a new calendar year; however, expectations are still high for all stakeholders. We encourage everyone to make teaching and learning a PRIORITY each day at East Sunflower. Not only do we promote the importance of a quality education, we expect our students to be respectful and well-disciplined.

By revisiting our vision and mission, schoolwide goals, and positive behavior plan, we are anticipating a successful second semester! As we strive to create proficient readers, writers, mathematicians, problem solvers, critical thinkers, and productive citizens in the NEW YEAR, remember that if better is possible, then good is not enough.

Let’s work together to make 2019 a BETTER year with new possibilities.     

   --Principal Sawanda Washington   


WE ARE STILL WAITING!!…..Come on out and visit our Parent Center at East Sunflower Elementary in room 2B. By visiting the center you will receive parenting literature and learning tools for you and your child.

Our goal is to make a difference in the lives of children and provide support to parents. I am still looking forward to seeing you at workshops. We will have our Learning Walk on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 from 1:30 to 2:30.

Remember, we have different ways in which you can be involved in your child’s education, such as Active Parent, Remind, PTO meetings, school events, and volunteering. You may reach me through e-mail at

My hours are Monday and Wednesday from 7:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M 

“With us plus you, there’s nothing our students can’t do”!

Geraldine Ray, Parent Liaison 


This month’s focus on character is OPTIMISM! Optimism is the expectation that the future holds positive possibilities and the confidence that, with effort, these possibilities become likelihoods. When you look at the glass, how do you see it? Half full? Half empty? It all depends on the person and their perception about life. Do you stay motivated even when things don’t go well? Do you believe that you can improve on things that maybe didn’t turn out well? If you do, then you are an optimistic person!  

Counselor, Nearline Anderson                                                                                                            


3rd Grade Reading Assessment - 2018 → Click here for pdf.file 


Pre-K / East Sunflower Elementary

School Events
•  Father/Daughter-Mother/Son Dance 5:3P.M.