Public School Foundation/Alumni
4th annual MAD Dash is May 5
The Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation presents its fourth annual MAD Dash 5K Walk/Run on Friday, May 5, 2017, at Raymore Recreation Park. Registration opens at 5:45 p.m., and the walk/run begins at 6:30 p.m. Registration is $15 for adults and $10 for students. Register by April 21 to guarantee a T-shirt. Current Ray-Pec employees are free and receive a free T-shirt, if registered by April 21. (Must participate to receive T-shirt.)
Ray-Pec staff registration form
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, but you may still order a card for a limited time. Major Saver cards can be purchased online at www.majorsaver.com or by contacting Foundation Executive Director Jodie Huston at 816-892-1368 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 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
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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You can make a donation electronically to support the Foundation!