Peculiar Patriot Newsletter


Hello Peculiar Families!

Happy mid-April to you all!

Can you believe we have less than 6 weeks until summer? How did we get here so fast?

Thank you for coming out to our Music performance! It was amazing, and I was so excited to see everyone together again. Our students rocked that performance and were so proud to perform for you. Great job Ms. Stella for putting this together!

As you probably saw, we will no longer be sending devices home through the end of the school year. Thank you for your support throughout this year with these, and helping your student(s) learn how to take care of them, keep track of their chargers, and be responsible with the technology. We couldn't do it without you.

Staff Appreciation week is coming up May 2-6, and you have seen and will see a few more secret communications coming out for that. Thank you so much for supporting our staff and all the things you have already done to help with that week's festivities!

Field day is also coming up on May 13 (Rain-out day May 20). We are looking for parent volunteers to help work our stations. If you would like to sign up for this, you can click on this sign-up genius link:

We are also kicking off our state MAP testing this week. Our first day is April 26 and will go through the first week of May. Please be sure to have your child get a good night's sleep, arrives to school on time, and eats a good breakfast. We know they are going to do their best!

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out through email, or give us a call at 816-892-1650.

-Keri Collison


Important Dates to Remember:

  • April 25-May 6: MAP testing window
  • April 29: Spirit Day: Pattern day
  • May 2-6: Staff Appreciation week
  • May 6: No School for Students (Staff Collaboration day)
  • May 10: Art Fair (3rd, 4th, 5th grade) 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • May 9-13: NWEA testing
  • May 13: Field day (rain out day May 20)
  • May 13: Summer School enrollment closes

Staff Appreciation Week

We have staff appreciation week coming up May 2nd through the 6th.

We have several things planned for them throughout the week, and information will be coming home through email. We are so excited to celebrate all of the wonderful staff members that make Peculiar Elementary such a great place for our students!

We have had several requests for a list of teacher favorites. You can find that list here:

Staff Favorite List

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Car Rider Line Reminders:

Please do not let your child out of the car in the morning until 8:20 a.m. when you see staff arrive in the lot. Staff is there to help keep kids safe with moving cars, so please be patient.

Reminder: as you are waiting in line to pick up your student at the end of the day-please do not block driveways. We appreciate you being mindful of this so that our community can enter and exit their houses/driveways safely.

Also- cars should be lined up from the pick up lot, onto 3rd street, then onto South Street. They then turn to continue the line onto 1st street (Do not continue down south street and over C-Hwy).

Please be courteous and allow people to enter the line when following this process.

Raymore-Peculiar Child Nutrition Department

  • We have migrated our online payment system to

    • Feel free to send any parent questions our way: 816-892-1370 or

    • There is no “PIN” required to find your student’s account, all that is needed is their building, name and DOB. STUDENT Id is optional.

Want to send in birthday treats for your student?

You are welcome to do that this year!

Please contact your child's teacher to let her know when and find out how many.

Then, please check our approved snack list and choose something from the list to send in.

Snack Guidelines Document

Raymore-Peculiar Child Nutrition Department

FREE BREAKFAST AND LUNCH! Free breakfast and lunch will once again be provided to all students during the 2021-2022. For more information about RayPec's Child Nutrition Department, click this button


We have a new website & platform we’re using for the PTA; it lets us do everything PTA that we need all in one spot & makes it user friendly for families too. You can view the PTA calendar, sign up for volunteer spots, shop, pay dues, connect with other parents in your child’s class, & view the student directory if you need contact info for birthday invites to send outside of school. Our website is:

We invite all families to join the Peculiar PTA as members of our school community. Joining the PTA does not obligate you any job, but gives you the opportunity to contribute and vote on decisions for our school family. PTA membership is $10 per family.

Please click the link below to complete the membership form: PTA Membership Form

PTA School Directory

Our PTA is hoping to add more families to our school directory! This is a great way to connect with one another outside of school, or to get your child together with his/her school friends! Please click here to join our directory! 2021-2022 PTA Directory Information

Here is the link to our current directory. 2021-2022 Peculiar Elementary Directory

Apple Bus Info

The Ray-Pec School District contracts with Apple Bus Company to provide student transportation. To inquire about transportation or to speak with an Apple Bus employee about your child's bus experience, call Apple Bus directly at 816-318-1900, or you may send an email to Apple Bus at

Quick Tip Reporting:

Report school safety and bullying concerns through Quick Tip.

Quick Tip is an online method of reporting a school safety or bullying issue, or concern about a student. Users may click on the link and complete the information requested. Tip reporters may enter personal contact information or remain anonymous. It is accessible through the link below or on the district website.

Peculiar Elementary Mission & Vision


Preparing each student for a successful and meaningful life.


A future-focused community with a commitment to lifelong learning.

Mrs. Keri Collison, Principal

Peculiar Elementary is an amazing community of staff, students, and families! Please call with any questions you may have.