Gala 2017

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Principal for a Day

Four students served as Principal for a Day at their respective schools this month. The honorary job was auctioned off by the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation as part of its annual fundraising Gala. The Principals for a Day were:

• Fifth grader Sophie Dial at Eagle Glen Intermediate School (bottom left with Principal Randy Randolph)
• Fourth grader Charleston Clark at Raymore Elementary School (top left with Principal Jennika Miller)
• Third grader Evie Dial at Raymore Elementary School (top right with Principal Jennika Miller)
• First Grader Luke VanDeusen at Timber Creek Elementary School (bottom right with Principal Lovie Driskill)

Foundation presents Partners in Education awards

Allison Bruflat and the Sonic restaurants in Peculiar and Raymore are the recipients of the 2017 Partners in Education awards from the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation.

Allison Bruflat

Allison is a member of the Foundation Board of Directors, and is an active education advocate and community volunteer. She is President of the Ray-Pec Band Boosters and the Bridle Ridge PTA and has served in multiple board and volunteer positions for PTA at her children’s schools, as well as on the District PTA Council. 

In 2013, she became Chairperson of the Caring About Nutrition Board of Directors, and helped the Foundation as it launched Ray-Pec Cares.
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People who work with Allison on PTA and other volunteer boards admire not only her leadership and willingness to serve, but also the amazing way that she can organize people to accomplish nearly any task.

Allison is a substitute teacher for the Ray-Pec School District and is the co-owner of Pioneer Supply Company, sharing business responsibilities with her husband, John. She is a graduate of Archie High School, and holds degrees in biology and secondary education from the University of Missouri – Kansas City. She formerly taught middle school science in the Grandview and Raytown school districts. She also previously worked for American Century Investments.

She and her husband, John, have lived in Raymore for eight years and have three children attending Ray-Pec schools. Allison and John are also active volunteers for the Waves swim team. Prior to moving to Raymore, Allison was on the Raytown School Board and served three years as the board president for Jackson County Girls on the Run. 

When her children were small, Allison was also very active in an organization called Mothers & More. She held a variety of board positions and worked both nationally and locally in Mothers & More through the Lee’s Summit chapter.

Sonic restaurants

In the words of Athletic Director Tom Kruse, “Our locally-owned Sonics are an awesome choice for this award. They have been tremendous to all of our programs, and quite frankly, they donate whatever we ask for. They never say no or that they can’t help.”
The Sonic Drive-In restaurants in Raymore and Peculiar provide help to the school district and Foundation in a variety of ways:
  • Donates hotdogs to the Foundation’s annual alumni/staff tailgate
  • Donates hotdogs and buns for numerous school events
  • Donates water to the Foundation’s annual MAD Dash
  • Discounts drinks for Foundation and Caring About Nutrition incentives
  • Provides coupons to fundraising events
  • Provides specials for staff and students
  • Feeds workers on high school home football game nights
  • Donates cheeseburgers for the Athletic Booster Club to sell at events
  • Provides help to the merchandising class by providing gift cards
  • Sponsors the Ray-Pec Varsity Basketball Tournament by feeding all eight teams each night of the tournament, providing shirts for all players, and paying for the trophies
  • Donates free drink and free sandwich coupons for numerous events
  • Donates prizes for school incentives and contests

Gala sponsors

Thanks to these table sponsors for the Gala:
  • Raymore-Peculiar Optimist Club
  • CBIZ
  • Electrical Corporation of America
  • Guin Mundorf, LLC
  • Houdyshell & Associates
  • Scott Jermain Family
  • Keystone Information Systems
  • Major Saver
  • Matt Hocker Agency, Inc.
  • Phil Parke - Edward Jones
  • Allison Scott Family
  • Team Goodwin

Thanks to these sponsors:
  • Jack Bondon, State Representative
  • Commerce Bank
  • Bob Huston, Cass County Assessor
  • Judge Mike Wagner
  • Noe's Jewelry
  • UMB
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Metal art created for auction

Look at this silhouette metal art, made by Teacher Steve Hatfield and donated to the Foundation Gala auction! The set includes a large outdoor scene (approximately 39 inches long by 18 inches tall), four tree candle holders (13 inches tall), and a napkin holder with hoof print cutout.

Tools donated for auction

Crossland Construction Superintendent Nick Kelley, left, presents a donation of a hammerdrill set for the Foundation Gala auction to Assistant Superintendent Dr. Bryan Pettengill. The tools are valued at $300. 

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You are invited to join us for an enjoyable evening out with dinner by Loch Lloyd's award-winning culinary staff, live and silent auctions, and a few surprises, all to benefit Ray-Pec's students and staff.

The​ fourth annual Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation Gala is scheduled for Saturday, ​Feb. 2​5, at Loch Lloyd Country Club. A social hour and silent auction begins at ​
5:30 p.m., dinner is at 6:30 p.m., and a live auction will begin ​after dinner. Tickets are $60 per person.

Tickets may be purchased from the Administrative Services Center - 21005 S School Road; Peculiar, MO  64078 or online.

Donations and sponsors

If you would like to donate an item for our silent or live auction​ or sponsor this event​, please contact Jodie Huston at or call 816-892-1368.

Sponsorships available:

  • $500 - Table of 6 - Logo in program
  • $250 - 2 tickets - Logo in program
  • $150 - 1 ticket - Name listed in program
  • $100 - Name listed in program