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Yard signs

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.

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After you complete the purchase, please email raypecyardsigns@gmail.com 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.

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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. 

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Major Saver cards can be purchased via cash, check or online at www.majorsaver.com. All cards purchased online will be mailed directly to the customer. 

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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.

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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 jodie.huston@raypec.org for more information.

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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.

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3-D printing in art class

The Foundation provided grant funds to help purchase a 3-D printer at Stonegate Elementary School.  



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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!

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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.


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Thank you!

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. 

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Principal for a Day


Four students served as Principal for a Day at their respective schools this month. The honorary job was auctioned off by the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation as part of its annual fundraising Gala. The Principals for a Day were:

• Fifth grader Sophie Dial at Eagle Glen Intermediate School (bottom left with Principal Randy Randolph)
• Fourth grader Charleston Clark at Raymore Elementary School (top left with Principal Jennika Miller)
• Third grader Evie Dial at Raymore Elementary School (top right with Principal Jennika Miller)
• First Grader Luke VanDeusen at Timber Creek Elementary School (bottom right with Principal Lovie Driskill)

Lions Club donates to Caring About Nutrition program


Thanks to the Bel-Ray Lions Club for donating $505 to the Caring About Nutrition (CAN) program! Lion Meryl Lange presented the check to Allison Bruflat and the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation Board of Directors on April 20. The money was raised at the Lions Club chili cook-off in February.

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In the front row, from left: Kim York, Meryl Lange, Allison Bruflat, Pam Steele, and Allison Scott. In the back row: Dr. Kari Monsees, Larry Dobson, Phil Parke, Jodie Huston, Rich Bartow, and Leo Anderson.

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Thank you!


Todd Krass, chief executive officer of Belton Regional Medical Center, presents a check for $1,000 from the hospital's Medical Staff to Jodie Huston, Executive Director of the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation. At left is Raymore-Peculiar School District Superintendent Dr. Kari Monsees.

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