Public School Foundation/Alumni

Grocery Grab


It’s time for the second annual Cosentino's Grocery Grab and Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation fundraiser.

Buy a ticket for $5, and you could win a 5-minute grocery shopping spree or one of four $100 gift cards. Each ticket includes a coupon for $5 off a grocery purchase of $50 or more. (The $5 coupon is good through Dec. 31, 2017.)

Grocery Grab 2016
  • On Dec. 3, five semifinalists will be drawn.
  • On Dec. 10, the winner’s name will be drawn, and the Grocery Grab will begin at 8 a.m.
  • Each of the four semifinalists will receive a $100 Cosentino’s gift card.

Tickets are available now through Nov. 30 from the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation, the Raymore Chamber of Commerce, or any of the Foundation Board members: Dr. Kari Monsees, Leo Anderson, Rich Bartow, Phil Parke, Allison Bruflat, Don Laffoon, Larry Dobson, Pam Steele, Pete Kerckhoff, Shauna Stephenson, Brad Kiehl, Michele Stidham, Meryl Lange, Kim York, Matt Hocker, and Allison Scott.

You may also purchase tickets online: Grocery Grab

Prize drawing for employees

Ray-Pec employees Jennifer Gibson and Terry Foster received prizes in a drawing sponsored by the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation for employees who contribute to the Foundation through payroll deduction.

The first drawing was from names of all employees who contribute. The second drawing was for new givers or employees who increased their giving level.

Foundation prizes web

Jennifer Gibson, assistant band director, won an iPad mini, donated by the Foundation, and Terry Foster, accompanist for vocal music, won a Chromebook, donated by Matt Hocker Agency – American Family Insurance. Hocker is a member of the Foundation’s Board of Directors.

Pictured, from left: Jodie Huston, Foundation Executive Director; Jennifer Gibson; Terry Foster; and Matt Hocker.

Mini golf tournament


A mini golf tournament on Sept. 25 raised $500 for the Ray-Pec Public School Foundation. Thanks to everyone who participated in this fun event at Aaron's Family Fun Center. 

The golf tournament was hosted by Community Financial Services Group.

Congrats to the first place team of Shawn Jones, Lori Jones, Billie Godfrey, and Mike Godfrey! All four are Ray-Pec High School alumni. 
Mini golf first place web
The second place team (pictured at right) included: Sherry Proch, Todd Proch, Ron Greninger, and Diana Greninger.

Four golfers had a hold in one! Congratulations to Darren Kennedy, Adam Bartow, Doug Alexander, and Gary Davidson.
Mini golf second place web

Foundation Impact Grants


The Ray-Pec Public School Foundation is offering Foundation Impact Grants again this fall! Staff members may apply for grants of $50 to $500 to be used during the 2016-2017 school year. The deadline for submissions is Sept. 30. More information

Distinguished Alumni Award recipients honored at luncheon


2016 Distinguished Alumni Award winners Ted Martin (Class of 1985) and Dr. Sandy Clutter (Class of 1971) were the guests of honor at a Sept. 16 luncheon with the Foundation Board.
DAA Martin and Clutter web

Business of the Month


The Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation was recognized as the September Business of the Month by the Peculiar Chamber​ of Commerce during a Friday Coffee on Sept. 16 at the Ray-Pec School District Administrative Services Center. Holding the sign are Jodie Huston, Foundation Executive Director, and Phil Parke, Foundation Board President.
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New partnership


The Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation and the Ray-Pec Community Alliance announce their new partnership. The mission of the Foundation is to enhance educational opportunities for the benefit of our students, staff and community. As a registered prevention coalition with the Missouri Department of Mental Health, the Ray-Pec Community Alliance works to promote protective factors that lead to a decrease in violence, bullying and substance abuse in our community. In joining forces, the organizations hope to inspire community partnerships to support the needs of the community by bringing together existing resources. To learn more about the Alliance, you can find us on Facebook @Ray-Pec Community Alliance. You may also contact Director Allison Scott at allison.scott@raypec.org.

Donation


Thanks to the Ray-Pec Sunrise Optimist Club for your support of the Caring About Nutrition program! Club President Ed Russell, center in blue shirt, presents a donation of $292.55 to the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation Board of Directors.

The club collects donations from its members, and each quarter presents a contribution toward the program. Club members also volunteer one month each year to help pack the grocery bags for students in the program.


CAN donation from Optimists web

2016 Campaign


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Donation to CAN

Ed Russell, president of the Raymore-Peculiar Sunrise Optimist Club, stopped by today to present a $220 donation to the Foundation's Caring About Nutrition (CAN) program. Pictured from left: CAN Volunteer Jackie Boursheski, Russell, and Foundation Executive Director Jodie Huston.

Grant award
Physical Education grant

In connection with the MAD Dash 5K, the Foundation awarded a $100 Physical Education Impact grant to Chris Roller, physical education teacher at Peculiar Elementary School. Participants in the MAD Dash were able to select a Ray-Pec school to be entered for the chance to receive the grant. This was the first year for the grant award.

Pictured with Erin Hillier's fourth grade class are the adults in the back row, from left: Ray-Pec Wellness Coordinator Kate Zeysing, Foundation Secretary/Treasurer Pam Steele, Foundation Executive Director Jodie Huston, Foundation Board Member Meryl Lange, Foundation Vice President Shauna Stephenson, and Physical Education Teacher Chris Roller.

Roller plans to use the funds to purchase exercise/stability balls for use in classrooms throughout the school.


Thank you!
Thank you!

Thanks to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City for donating $2,000 to support the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation! Mike Daleo of Blue Cross Blue Shield, at right, presented the donation this week to Ray-Pec Superintendent Dr. Kari Monsees.
Thank you!

Thank you!


Todd Krass
, Chief Executive Officer of Belton Regional Medical Center, at left, presents a $1,000 check to Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation Executive Director Jodie Huston and President Phil Parke. The funds are from the hospital’s General Medical Staff. Krass made the presentation on April 28, 2016. Thanks, Belton Regional physicians, for supporting our students!

Major Saver campaign raises $32,985


This year marks the most successful Major Saver campaign in Raymore-Peculiar School District history, raising $32,985! Students and schools sold 4,398 cards to raise $16,503.75 for the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation and $16,481.25 for the participating schools. Kelly Osborn, executive director of Major Saver, presented checks on April 14 to the Foundation Board and to principals of the participating schools.

Each school received a check based on the number of cards sold:Thank you!
  • Creekmoor Elementary, $3,210
  • Peculiar Elementary, $2,407.50
  • Raymore Elementary, $2,688.75
  • Shull Elementary, $1,312.50
  • Stonegate Elementary, $2,190
  • Timber Creek Elementary, $2,358.75
  • Bridle Ridge Intermediate, $1,155
  • Eagle Glen Intermediate, $1,158.75

During the fundraiser, students sell discount cards that offer buy-one-get-one deals at areas restaurants and businesses. This year, the cards sold for $15. Since the program began in 2001, the fundraiser has generated $427,687.50. The Foundation has received $213,843.75, and the participating schools have received an equivalent amount.

Pictured holding check: Kelly Osborn, executive director of Major Saver, and Jodie Huston, executive director of the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation. In the second row, from left: Foundation Board Member Meryl Lange, Shull Elementary Principal Missy Mattingly, Eagle Glen Principal Randy Randolph, Peculiar Elementary Principal Rob Weida, Bridle Ridge Principal Robin Jones, Raymore Elementary Principal Jennika Miller, Creekmoor Elementary Principal Jerrod Fellhauer, Timber Creek Elementary Principal Lovie Driskill, and Stonegate Elementary Principal Doug Becker.


Thank you!
Lions Club donates

Thanks to the Raymore Lions Club for donating $500 to the Caring About Nutrition (CAN) program! CAN is a program of the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation. CAN assists children with nutritional needs while they are away from school over weekends. Qualifying students receive a child-friendly food package each week. Pictured, from left: Allison Bruflat, Foundation Board member; Jodie Huston, Foundation Executive Director; Rebecca Kennedy from the Lions Club; Charmel Kapoor and Jackie Boursheski, CAN volunteers.


Grocery Grab
Grocery Grab

Congratulations to Laurie Bassett, who won the five-minute grocery shopping spree at Cosentino's Price Chopper in Raymore. Laurie moved quickly through the store, gathering $1233.18 worth of groceries during the five-minute allotment. The shoppingspree was the grand prize in a Grocery Grab promotion to benefit the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation. These four finalists each received a $100 gift card: Larry Dobson, Pat Kimes, Stacey Dahlman, and Lori Jones. People had the opportunity to purchase a $5 raffle ticket to enter the drawing. More than $3,000 was raised for the school Foundation.


Charitable giving
Community Leader Luncheon

Shannon Sundberg from the Truman Heartland Community Foundation spoke to attendees at the Community Leader Luncheon on Nov. 5. Superintendent Dr. Kari Monsees and Foundation President Phil Parke also addressed the group.


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