Public School Foundation/Alumni
Holiday meal vouchers
The Foundation, Cosentino's Price Chopper, and the First Baptist Church of Raymore are partnering to help provide meals for families in need.
Vouchers are available to purchase for $25. The meal will include: 1 turkey, 1 stuffing mix, 2 cans of green beans, 2 cans of sweet potatoes, 1 pkg. of marshmallows, 1 box of instant potatoes, 2 gravy mixes, 1 can cream of mushroom soup, 1 can of cranberries, 1 pkg. of dinner rolls, 1 pkg. french-fried onions, and 1 no-bake cheese cake mix.
The vouchers can be purchased through the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation (Administrative Services Center); the Raymore Chamber Office, or Raymore Price Chopper. Vouchers may also be purchased by mailing a check to RPPSF; PO Box 789; Peculiar, MO 64078, or may be purchased online at https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/feed-a-familyvouchers.
Vouchers will be available for sale until Friday, December 15. Boxes will be packed Saturday morning, December 16, at Raymore Price Chopper then delivered to the families that afternoon by the First Baptist Church of Raymore. If you would like to help pack the boxes, please let us know!
It’s time for the 3rd annual Cosentino’s Grocery Grab, a fundraiser for the Ray-Pec Public School Foundation.
The Grocery Grab will take place at the Raymore Price Chopper store. On Dec. 2, the names of five semifinalists were drawn. On Dec. 9, the winner’s name will be drawn at 7:30 a.m., and the grocery grab will begin at 8 a.m. The winner receives a 5-minute grocery shopping spree. The four semi-finalists each receive a $100 Cosentino’s gift card. Ticket sales are now closed. For more information, send an email to email@example.com for more information.
Foundation recognizes staff for support through payroll deduction
At the beginning of the school year, the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation conducted a contest to encourage staff to support the Foundation through payroll deduction.
Shull Early Learning Center was recognized as the building with the highest percentage of employees who support the Foundation through payroll deduction. The Foundation provided Sonic drinks to all Shull staff.
Jason Smither, network administrator in the Technology Department, won a drawing from the names of all employees who donate to the Foundation. He received a mini iPad donated by the Foundation. In the picture above, he is pictured with Foundation Board members on Oct. 19. In the front row, from left: Kim York, Jason Smither, and Meryl Lange. In the back row: Allison Scott, Dana Jermain, Allison Bruflat, Pam Steele, Foundation President Phil Parke, and Superintendent Dr. Kari Monsees.
Elizabeth Robb, second grade teacher at Raymore Elementary, won a drawing from the names of all new givers or employees who increased their level of giving. She received a mini iPad donated by Matt Hocker, American Family Insurance.
Pictured from left: Dana Jermain, Foundation Executive Director Jodie Huston, Elizabeth Robb, Pam Steele, Superintendent Dr. Kari Monsees, and Meryl Lange.
3-D printing in art class
The Foundation provided grant funds to help purchase a 3-D printer at Stonegate Elementary School.
Homecoming tailgate party
Thanks to everyone who attended the Alumni/Staff tailgate party on Sept. 22 before the Homecoming football game. We enjoyed seeing everyone. Our special guests included the Distinguished Alumni Award recipients, the Alumni Band members, and the classmates from the Class of 1997!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Abby Road Farm event raises $1,080 for Foundation
Kelly Stewart, owner of Abby Road Farm, fifth from right, presented a check for $1,080 to the Foundation Board on Aug. 17. A special family day event on Aug. 12 at Abby Road Farm raised $540, which was matched by Kelly and her husband, Michele Stewart, to support Ray-Pec Cares.
The funds were used to purchase new tennis shoes for students who attend the Back to School Fair.
Pictured in the back row, from left: Matt Hocker, Pam Steele, Kim Bailey, Foundation President Phil Parke, Rich Bartow, Superintendent Dr. Kari Monsees, Brad Kiehl, and Leo Anderson. In front: Meryl Lange, Kim York, Allison Scott, Kelly Stewart, Allison Bruflat, Dana Jermain, Shauna Stephenson, and Foundation Executive Director Jodie Huston.
Thanks to everyone who supported the MOD Pizza grand opening to benefit the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation. MOD Pizza recently presented the Ray-Pec Public School Foundation with a check for $5,749 from its grand opening day sales. The money is earmarked for Ray-Pec Cares.
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)
Lions Club donates to Caring About Nutrition program
Thanks to the Bel-Ray Lions Club for donating $505 to the Caring About Nutrition (CAN) program! Lion Meryl Lange presented the check to Allison Bruflat and the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation Board of Directors on April 20. The money was raised at the Lions Club chili cook-off in February.
In the front row, from left: Kim York, Meryl Lange, Allison Bruflat, Pam Steele, and Allison Scott. In the back row: Dr. Kari Monsees, Larry Dobson, Phil Parke, Jodie Huston, Rich Bartow, and Leo Anderson.
Todd Krass, chief executive officer of Belton Regional Medical Center, presents a check for $1,000 from the hospital's Medical Staff to Jodie Huston, Executive Director of the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation. At left is Raymore-Peculiar School District Superintendent Dr. Kari Monsees.
Major Saver campaign raises $35,805
This year marks the most successful Major Saver campaign in Raymore-Peculiar School District history, raising $35,805! Students and schools sold 4,774 cards to raise $17,913.75 for the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation and $17,891.25 for the participating schools. Chris Ary, vice president of operations for Major Saver, presented checks on April 13 to the Foundation and to principals of the participating schools.
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.
Each school received a check based on the number of cards sold:
- Creekmoor Elementary, $3,303.75
- Peculiar Elementary, $2,467.50
- Raymore Elementary, $3,060
- Shull Elementary, $1,650
- Stonegate Elementary, $1,905
- Timber Creek Elementary, $2,553.75
- Bridle Ridge Intermediate, $1,728.75
- Eagle Glen Intermediate, $1,222.50
CCAEOP donates personal items to Ray-Pec CaresThe Cass County Association of Educational Office Professionals collected personal items, including socks and hygiene products, for Ray-Pec Cares. Pam Steele, CCAEOP member and Missouri AEOP president, and Tina Fowler, CCAEOP Corresponding Secretary, present donations to the Foundation Board.
Rotary Club donates $500
to Ray-Pec Foundation
The Belton-Raymore Rotary Club presented $500 to the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation on March 15. Pictured, from left: Foundation Executive Director Jodie Huston, Foundation Board Member Allison Bruflat, and Rotary Club President Eric Collins.
Raymore Lions Club donates $500 to Foundation
The Raymore Lions Club presented $500 to the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation on March 9. Pictured, from left: Darren Kennedy of the Lions Club, Foundation Executive Director Jodie Huston, Foundation Board Member Allison Bruflat, and Foundation Board Member Allison Scott.
Major Saver campaign
The annual Major Saver card sale ended on March 2, 2017. Watch for the next sale coming in early 2018. Major Saver cards can be purchased online at www.majorsaver.com or by contacting Foundation Executive Director Jodie Huston at 816-892-1368 or email@example.com.
The $15 cards feature 19 buy-one-get-one-free offers. Last year, the Foundation and participating schools raised over $32,900 through the sale of Major Saver cards.
Donation from Peculiar Charitable Foundation
Thanks to the Peculiar Charitable Foundation for donating $5,000 to the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation. Larry Dobson and Scott Dobson, representing the Peculiar Charitable Foundation, presented the donation on Dec. 5, 2016.
Pictured from left: Superintendent Dr. Kari Monsees; Jodie Huston, Executive Director of the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation; Larry Dobson, Director of the Peculiar Charitable Foundation and the Ray-Pec Public School Foundation; and Scott Dobson, Director of the Peculiar Charitable Foundation and Maintenance Supervior for the Ray-Pec School District.
Newspaper subscriptionMention the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation when you subscribe to the North Cass Herald, and $10 will be donated to the Foundation. Subscription form
You can make a donation electronically to support the Foundation!