Public School Foundation/Alumni
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.
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 Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation; and Scott Dobson, Director of the Peculiar Charitable Foundation and Maintenance Supervior for the Raymore-Peculiar 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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.
Lions Club donates
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.
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.
Community Leader Luncheon
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You can make a donation electronically to support the Foundation!