K-4 Literacy Grants Fall 2016

Amy Grebles 2nd graders with books purchased by Foundation grant web

New library books

Students in Amy Greble's second grade class proudly display some of the news books for the Stonegate Elementary School library. The books were purchased with a literacy grant from the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation.

Foundation awards $10,000 in grants to promote K-4 literacy

The Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation on Nov. 30 awarded $10,000 in grants to support literacy for grades K-4. The awards were presented during surprise visits. At right, Teacher Valerie Collom at Raymore Elementary, reacts upon learning she received a grant.


The grants were funded through the generous donation of the Gash family.

The purpose of the K-4 Literacy Grants are to supplement classroom literacy resources to help teachers meet the diverse literacy needs of their students and build upon the classroom libraries already in place (i.e. print, audio, and ebooks). 

Collom reaction web
The funds are hoped to impact literacy achievement and encourage development of a lifetime of reading enjoyment by enhancing classroom literacy resources.

The Foundation awarded $660 each to the libraries at Peculiar Elementary, Raymore Elementary, Stonegate Elementary, Timber Creek Elementary, and Creekmoor Elementary. The Shull Elementary School library did not receive a grant, because it will no longer serve as an elementary school after this year. Pictured is the presentation for the Raymore Elementary library. From left: Pam Steele, Bryan Gash, Foundation President Phil Parke, Library Media Specialist Kat Pogat, Superintendent Dr. Kari Monsees, Assistant Principal Intern Melissa Lucas, and Foundation Executive Director Jodie Huston. (See additional library award pictures below.)


There will be some redistribution of library resources at the elementary school level as the District transitions from six to seven elementary schools. 

Grant for RE library web
The Foundation awarded $2,000 each for the libraries at Bridle Ridge Intermediate and Eagle Glen Intermediate. Both Bridle Ridge and Eagle Glen will become elementary schools next fall, and the grants will help the schools obtain additional resources for younger students. Pictured below, at left, the Foundation presents $2,000 to Robin Jones, who will become principal of Eagle Glen Elementary School for the 2017-2018 school year. In the picture at right, the Foundation presents $2,000 to Dr. Missy Mattingly, who will be principal of Bridle Ridge Elementary for the 2017-2018 school year.
Grant for Eagle Glen with RJ web
Grant for Bridle Ridge with MM web

Grant for literacy locking games

The Foundation awarded a $210 grant to Pat Mabary, Kindergarten Teacher at Shull Elementary, to purchase learning lock sets, which are manipulative, interactive learning games.
Grant Mabary at Shull web

Grant for iPad app

The Foundation awarded a $300 grant to Katie Hamburg, Special Education Teacher at Stonegate Elementary, to purchase an Early Literacy Skills Building iPad app for the Primary Classroom. This will assist students as they work in the general education classroom as well.
Grant for SG Hamburg web
Grant for CM Beck web

Grant for classroom books

The Foundation awarded a $460 grant to Amy Beck, Fourth Grade Teacher at Creekmoor Elementary, to purchase high-interest books for informational text and literature for the classroom. She is specifically targeting students reading at lower levels.
Grant for CM library web

Grant for multi-user e-books

The Foundation awarded a $484 grant to Janet Bader, Library Media Specialist at Creekmoor Elementary, to purchase multi-user interactive e-books.

Bader, center, was also presented with the $660 grant for the Creekmoor library.

Grant for non-fiction books

The Foundation awarded a $480 grant to Third Grade Teachers at Creekmoor Elementary to purchase sets of high interest non-fiction books.

Pictured in front, from left: Teachers Lauren Gobet, Rebecca Howard, Tahni Chiarelli, and Rebecca Oshel. In back: Bryan Gash, Jodie Huston, Phil Parke, and Pam Steele.
Grant for CM team web

Grant for literature for music classroom

The Foundation awarded a $150 grant award to Music Teacher Missy Haskamp at Stonegate Elementary School to purchase children’s literature for the music classroom.
Grant for SG Haskamp web
Grant for TC 1st grade web


Grant for reading resource

The Foundation awarded a $60 grant to First Grade Teachers at Timber Creek Elementary School to purchase a reading resource.

Teachers holding the check, from left: Lisa Coldiron, Jessica Farrell, and Sarah Newkirk.

Grant for board and card games

The Foundation awarded a $363 grant to Valerie Collom, Reading Interventionist at Raymore Elementary, to purchase phonics and comprehension board and card games for students to use in school and at home.
Grant for RE Collom web
Grant for RE LaSala web

Grant for reading book sets

The Foundation awarded a $150 grant to Angie LaSala, Fourth Grade Teacher at Raymore Elementary, to purchase six copies of book sets to be used during Guided Reading groups.

Grant for Peculiar Elementary library

The Foundation presented $660 for the library at Peculiar Elementary. The presentation was made to Media Assistant Sheri Dyreng, center.
Grant for PE library web
Grant for SG web

Grant for Stonegate Elementary library

The Foundation presented $660 for the library at Stonegate Elementary. The presentation was made to Principal Doug Becker, center.

Grant for Timber Creek library

The Foundation presented $660 for the library at Timber Creek Elementary. The presentation was made to Media Specialist Cindy Cohee, center.
Grant for TC library web