Public School Foundation/Alumni
MAD Dash 5K fun run/walk
The Ray-Pec Public School Foundation presents the 7th annual MAD Dash 5K fun run/walk on Friday, May 13, at Ray-Pec High School Panther Stadium. Check-in/registration begins at 5:45 p.m., and the 5K begins at 6:30 p.m. The entry fee is $25 for adults and $12 for students. The entry fee includes a T-shirt. The first 400 participants receive a Dash Pack with goodies from sponsors. If you register after April 22, the fee increases to $30 for adults and $15 for students, and a shirt is not guaranteed. This is a rain or shine event! Online registration form
Angie Winchel wins Grocery Grab
Congratulations to Raymore Grocery Grab winner, Angie Winchel. Angie is a second time winner of the Grocery Grab. During her five-minute shopping spree, she grabbed $1,373.90 of groceries and donated a portion of her shopping run to Harvesters!
The Grocery Grab was a fundraiser for the Ray-Pec Public School Foundation. People could purchase raffle tickets for $5 each. On the back of each ticket was a coupon for $5 off a purchase of $50 or more.
Four semi-finalists each received a $100 Cosentino's gift card: Jamie Bogner, Alexis Butterfield, Faith Franzon, and Ginna Kendrick.
Your support today, builds better tomorrows
Consider a gift to support the work of the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation. The Foundation is currently conducting its annual campaign to generate income to fund programs and projects in 2022. Make a donation
Here are some of the great things that donors helped the Foundation do in 2021:
- Gave $24,133 in Classroom Impact Grants
- Gave $15,500 in Senior Scholarships & Awards
- Provided Meals for 900+ Staff on 3 Occasions
- Honored Teacher of the Year Winner & 9 Finalists
- Honored Support Staff Employee of the Year Winner & 6 Finalists
- Adopted 140 Families for the Holidays
- Served 350 Alumni & Community at Homecoming Tailgate
- Serves 235 students weekly with the CAN Program
- Provided more than 220 Students with School Supplies
- Provided 75 Holiday Family Meals
- Delivered 1800 Personalized Notes of Encouragement to Staff
- Placed 220 Handwritten Yard Signs to Promote Mental Wellness
- Honored 2 Ray-Pec Distinguished Alumni
Caring Hearts of Peculiar
Caring Hearts of Peculiar recently presented a check for $5,500 to the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation. This donation will provide $2,000 to the Caring About Nutrition (CAN) program, $1,500 to Ray-Pec Cares, and $2,000 to the general account. Pictured from left: Cathy Wansing, Shauna Stephenson, Ray-Pec Foundation Executive Director Jodie Huston, Mary Fay, and Larry Dobson.
Rotary Club donation
On June 16, 2021, the Belton-Raymore Rotary Club donated $5,000 to the Ray-Pec Public School Founation. The donation was made possible with proceeds from last year's Belton-Raymore Rotary golf tournament. President Fred Yonker presented the check to Ray-Pec Foundation Executive Director, Jodie Winter Huston.
Raffle package winner
Roxie Pritchett is a winner! Roxie won the Foundation Raffle Package #5, which included:
- KC Chiefs Super Bowl LIV Champions Signed Football - dated Feb 2, 2020
- Mr. Handyman - 4 hours service
Raffle package winner
David Bliss is a winner! David won the Foundation Raffle Package #4, which included:
- Acupuncture - Abundant Life Chiropractic
- Texas Roadhouse - $25 Gift Card
- Max Motors - Care Detail & 6 Oil Changes - $500
- Countryview Flowers - 6 Months Flower Delivery - $360
- Anna Maxine Boutique - $25 Gift Card
- Abundant Life Chiropractic - Gift of Health - Scan/Exam/Consult
- Jack Stack Barbeque - $50 Gift Card
- Schlotskys - $25 Gift Card
The Ray-Pec Public School Foundation sold tickets for chances on 5 gift packages this year in lieu of the in-person Gala event. Thanks to all who support the Foundation's work!
Major Saver card sale raises more than $26,000
Kelly Osborn, president of Major Saver, at left, on April 13, 2021, presented a check for $26,010 to the Ray-Pec Public School Foundation and Ray-Pec elementary and middle schools. Of that total, $13,042.50 benefits the Ray-Pec Public School Foundation, and the rest benefits schools that participated in the card sale.
Pictured, from left: Peculiar Elementary Principal Keri Collison, South Middle School Principal Dr. Randy Randolph, Bridle Ridgel Elementary Principal Dr. Missy Mattingly, Raymore Elementary Principal Jennika Miller, Kelly Osborn from Major Saver, Stonegate Elementary Principal Carolyn Deane, Foundation Executive Director Jodie Huston, Timber Creek Elementary Principal Dr. Lauren Gechter, East Middle School Principal Katie Campbell, and Eagle Glen Elementary Principal Robin Jones.
Elementary and middle school students sold the $15 cards featuring 21 special offers. Half of the card's purchase price benefits the Foundation, and the other half benefits the school of the student seller. Since 2001, more than $575,000 has been raised to benefit the Foundation and the participating schools.
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 $65 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.
You may also 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.