Public School Foundation/Alumni
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. 25, at Loch Lloyd Country Club. A social hour and silent auction begins at , dinner is at , 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.
Major Saver campaign
The Foundation is offering Major Saver cards for sale Feb. 16 to March 2 through Ray-Pec elementary and intermediate schools.
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.
The 2017 participating businesses include: Price Chopper, Little Pig BBQ, El Dorado, Dairy Queen, Papa John’s, Taco Bell, Golden Corral, Burger King, Tara’s Café & Malt Shop, 54 th Street, Jose Pepper’s, Sonic, Paradise Park, McDonald’s, Skyzone, Merle’s American Tavern, Brewbakers, Enjoy Thai Cuisine, and Jump City.
Major Saver cards can be purchased via cash, check or online at www.majorsaver.com from local elementary and intermediate school students. Major Saver cards purchased online can be credited back to a particular student and school. All cards purchased online will be mailed directly to the customer. Major Saver cards can also be purchased, and credited to a student, through the Major Saver App. Once the free app is downloaded to an Android or iOS device, buyers can choose a Major Saver card through the “buy cards” tab on the app. Once the buyer completes the transaction the offers will be stored in the Major Saver App. Buyers can then redeem offers directly from the app and do not need a physical card.
For more information, contact Foundation Executive Director Jodie Huston at 816-892-1368 or email@example.com.
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.
Winner's 5-minutes grocery grab valued at over $1,550
Angie Winchel grabbed more than $1,550 worth of groceries during the Grocery Grab on Dec. 10 at Cosentino's Price Chopper in Raymore. Four other winners each received a $100 Price Chopper gift card: Kara Bartow, Madison Bossler, Carl Kent, and Michele Stidham. Interestingly, Angie was not the original winner.
Angie Winchel won the shopping spree (thanks to Carl's generosity). While thanking Carl and his wife, she shared that the timing was wonderful for her family.
The fundraiser offered a chance to buy a ticket for $5, for the opportunity to 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.
Prize drawing for employees
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.
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.
Four golfers had a hold in one! Congratulations to Darren Kennedy, Adam Bartow, Doug Alexander, and Gary Davidson.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
Donation to CAN
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.
Physical Education grant
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.
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.
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:
- 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.
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