Public School Foundation/Alumni
Join us for an enjoyable evening out with dinner at Centerview, live and silent auctions, and a few surprises along the way, all for a worthy cause...Ray-Pec's students and staff. More information: 2019 Gala
Major Saver card sale
The 2019 Major Saver discount card campaign continues through March 4. Elementary and middle school students are selling $15 cards with 21 special offers. Last year, students helped the Foundation and the participating schools raise more than $29,000.
Cards can be purchased via cash, check, or online. The online sale can be credited back to a particular student. All cards purchased online will be mailed directly to the customer. Major Saver card sale
Dr. Amanda Kilgore, Digital Learning Teacher at Eagle Glen Elementary School, visits with 2nd graders Braxton Bittnew and Chesnie Moles about their project. The students are using Lego WeDo sets purchased through a grant from the Foundation. At left is Foundation Board Member Allison Bruflat. At far right is Foundation Board Member Jason Harper. Second from right is Foundation Board Member Phil VanDeusen.
Community Bank of Raymore donates to Foundation
The Board of the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation received a donation of $750 on Jan. 17 from the Community Bank of Raymore.
From left: Andrew Goffinet, Mike Medsker, Allison Bruflat, Shauna Stephenson (Foundation Board Member and representing CBR), Jamie Bogner, Foundation Executive Director Jodie Huston, Foundation Board President Phil Parke, Allison Scott, Pam Steele, Kim York, Jason Harper, and Dana Jermain.
Congratulations to Maria and Robbie Davies, winner of the Grocery Grab this morning at Cosentino’s Price Chopper in Raymore! During a 5-minute shopping spree, Robbie gathered more than $2,275 in groceries!
The Foundation is again partnering with Cosentino’s Price Chopper in Raymore to raise funds, and sold tickets for $5.
Finalists, clockwise from top left, Tania Allen, Karen Goodwin, Andrew Goffinet, and Tyler Renshaw each received a $100 Price Chopper gift card.
Thanks to everyone who supported the Grocery Grab fundraiser for the Foundation!
Penny wins an iPad Mini!
On Oct. 22, the Foundation Board presented an iPad Mini to Penny Spencer, Special Education Teacher at East Middle School. Penny was the winner in a drawing from names of District employees who support the Foundation through payroll deduction. The iPad Mini prizes were donated by Superintendent Dr. Kari Monsees and Foundation Board Member Mike Medsker.
Casey wins an iPad Mini!
On Oct. 18, the Foundation Board presented an iPad Mini to Casey Thompson, administrative assistant for Administrative Services. Casey was the winner in a drawing from names of District employees who support the Foundation through payroll deduction. The iPad Mini prizes were donated by Superintendent Dr. Kari Monsees and Foundation Board Member Mike Medsker.
You Matter Ray-Pec t-shirts
Support the #YouMatterRayPec movement by ordering a t-shirt or hoodie or making a donation! Shirts are $10. (Extra charge for 2XL, 3XL, and 4XL)
The mission of #YouMatterRayPec is rooted in the need to come together as a community to serve our youth and to remind them they are loved, cared for, supported, and heard.
Foundation awards $21,000 to schools to support STEAM
Ray-Pec school principals today received extra funding to support STEAM programs. Phil Parke, president of the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation, announced the award of $21,000, to be spread among the schools to support initiatives in the district’s Strategic Plan or science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) activities. Parke said that the grant award was made possible as a result of an increase in giving from staff, families, and the community.
Ray-Pec High School receives a grant of $3,000; each middle school receives $2,250; and each elementary schools, Shull Early Learning Center, and Ray-Pec Academy each receive $1,500. Each school may decide how to use the funds.
Pictured in the front row, from left: Katie Campbell, principal of Ray-Pec East Middle School; Dr. Missy Mattingly, principal of Bridle Ridge Elementary; Allison Bruflat, Foundation Board Member; Phil Parke, Foundation President; Pam Steele, Foundation Secretary/Treasurer; and Mary Shatford, director of Shull Early Learning Center. In the second row: Superintendent Dr. Kari Monsees; Robin Jones, principal of Eagle Glen Elemetnary; Dr. Lovie Driskill, principal of Timber Creek Elementary; Melissa Lucas, principal of Creekmoor Elementary; Mike Medsker, Foundation Board Member; Dr. Randy Randolph, principal of Ray-Pec South Middle School; Steven Miller, principal of Ray-Pec High School; and Rob Weida, principal of Peculiar Elementary. In the back row: Jennika Miller, principal of Raymore Elementary; Doug Becker, principal of Stonegate Elementary; and James Brown, principal of Ray-Pec Academy.
Bel-Ray Sunrise Lions Club donates to CAN
Thanks to the Bel-Ray Sunrise Lions Club for donating $701 to support the Caring About Nutrition Program. The money was raised during the club's Chili Cook-off in February. Lions Ron Brennan, at left, and Angie Fyffe, at right, presented the donation to CAN Volunteer Jackie Boursheski and Jodie Huston, Foundation Executive Director.
Raymore Lions donate to Foundation
Thanks to the Raymore Lions Club for donating $600 and a $100 Price Chopper gift card to support the Caring About Nutrition program! Club President Russ Scott presented the donations on May 10, 2018, to Jodie Huston, Foundation Executive Director.
Country Club Bank donates $2,500 to Foundation
Thanks to Country Club Bank for donating $2,500 to the Ray-Pec Public School Foundation! Pictured from left: Foundation Board Member Mike Medsker, Foundation Board Member and Ray-Pec Superintendent Dr. Kari Monsees, Heather Austin with Country Club Bank, Foundation Executive Director Jodie Huston, and Foundation Board Member Allison Bruflat.
Donation from Belton-Raymore Rotary Club
The Belton-Raymore Rotary Club donated $1,000 to the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation. At its May 9, 2018, lunch meeting, President Cami Marcom, at right, presented the donation to Dana Jermain, Foundation Board Member, Phil Parke, Foundation President, and Jodie Huston, Foundation Executive Director. Half of the proceeds are designated for the Caring About Nutrition program. The other half was to support the Good Neighbors Strong Community event earlier this year.
Big Brothers Big Sisters
The Ray-Pec Public School Foundation and Ray-Pec School District are partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City! Big Brothers Big Sisters creates and supports life-changing friendships between children facing adversity in the Kansas City area with caring, adult mentors. Little Brothers and Little Sisters who are matched with a "Big" are proven to receive better grades, have higher self-esteem and be more likely to reach their full potential.
To learn how your student may participate as a Little Brother or Little Sister, visit the Big Brothers Big Sisters website or contact your student's school counselor. If you are interested in participating as a Big Brother. a Big Sister, or a Big Couple, you may visit the website or contact Jodie Huston, Foundation Executive Director.
Show your school spirit by purchasing a yard sign sporting your favorite Ray-Pec activity: football, dance, volleyball, soccer, band ...whatever!
The signs (sign/stake/hardware) are $55 each, and each personalized plaque is $10 (up to 15 characters). Place your order here.
After you complete the purchase, please email email@example.com with the information you want on the plaques. Orders will be placed on the 15th of each month. Buyers will be notified via email that the sign and/or plaques are ready for pick up with Tracy Caskey at Peculiar Elementary. You may also arrange evening pickup at another Ray-Pec school.
You may also mail your order with all of the details and check made payable to the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation to: Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation, PO Box 789, Peculiar, MO 64078. All proceeds benefit Ray-Pec Cares, a program of the Foundation.