Public School Foundation/Alumni
You Matter Ray-Pec t-shirts
Support the #YouMatterRayPec movement by ordering a t-shirt 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.
"Drive Out Hunger" classic car show and food drive
You are invited to a classic car show and community food drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 9, on the parking lot and grounds of Raymore Presbyterian Church, 204 S. Jefferson, Raymore. Admission for cars and spectators is a donation of a non-perishable food item. Dash plaques will be provided for the first 75 entries. Trophies will be awarded in 10 categories. There will be kid-friendly games and concessions on site. Food items will be donated to the Ray-Pec Public School Foundation Caring About Nutrition program.
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 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.
Major Saver card sale raises more than $29,000
Thanks to everyone who supported the recent Major Saver card sale! More than $29,000 was raised for the Ray-Pec Public School Foundation and the participating elementary and middle schools.
Janet Shelman with Major Saver attended the April 10 Administrative Council meeting to announce the fundraiser's 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
(In the past, the sale included students in grades K-6. This year, the sale was expanded to include grades 7-8.)
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.
Chloe Alleman wins 2017 Grocery Grab grand prize
Congratulations to Chloe Alleman, winner of the Cosentino's Price Chopper Grocery Grab! During her 5-minute shopping spree on Dec. 9, Chloe filled carts with items totaling more than $1,400!
Semi-finalists were: Kira Senne, John Huston, Lynn Laffoon, and Coralie Price. They each received a $100 Cosentino's Price Chopper gift card.
Thanks to everyone who purchased tickets! This year's event raised $3,000 for the Ray-Pec Public School Foundation and the Ray-Pec cheerleaders.
Each entry ticket was $5 and included a $5 coupon off a purchase of $50 or more.
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!
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.
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!