Public School Foundation/Alumni
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.
If you would rather not pay the small transaction fee, you may 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.
Major Saver card sale raises more than $29,000
Thanks to everyone who supported the Major Saver card sale! More than $29,000 was raised for the Foundation and participating schools. Janet Shelman with Major Saver attended the April 10, 2018, Administrative Council meeting to announce the results.
In the front row, from left: Bridle Ridge Elementary Principal Missy Mattingly, East Middle School Principal Katie Campbell, Shelman, Eagle Glen Elementary Principal Robin Jones, Foundation Executive Director Jodie Huston, and Foundation Board Member Kim York.
In the back row: South Middle School Principal Randy Randolph, Raymore Elementary Principal Jennika Miller, Timber Creek Elementary Principal Lovie Driskill, Stonegate Elementary Principal Doug Becker, Raymore Elementary Principal Rob Weida, and Superintendent Dr. Kari Monsees.
Half of the fundraiser's proceeds, or $14,520, benefits the Foundation. The other half benefits the participating schools, based on the number of cards sold:
- Bridle Ridge Elementary, $1,833.75
- Creekmoor Elementary, $1,672.50
- Eagle Glen Elementary, $1,612.50
- Peculiar Elementary, $1,946.25
- Raymore Elementary, $1,957.50
- Stonegate Elementary, $1,575
- Timber Creek Elementary, $3,067.50
- East Middle School, $382.50
- South Middle School, $465
Major Saver campaign
The Raymore-Peculiar Public Schools Foundation discount card sales program benefits schools and patrons alike. The schools, in conjunction with Major Saver, work with businesses throughout the district to offer a $15 discount card providing the customer with 20 local buy-one-get-one-free offers. Proceeds from the card campaign go to the participating schools.