Peculiar Patriot Newsletter

10-10-2021

October Happenings....

We have so many exciting things coming up this month!


I mentioned in our last newsletter that we were working on a plan for a new version of Trick or Treat Street. We will be hosting our first annual Peculiar BooFest on Tuesday, October 19th, from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. This will be a trunk or treat style event, and we are so excited to see everyone out in their costumes! I have placed the flyer below that your child brought home this past week. If you would like to donate a bag of candy or goodies for the cause, we will be accepting those in the front office all week this week.


Another thing that is going on this month is Sock-tober! Our Kindness Crew is collecting socks to donate to families this month and has already collected over 100 pairs of socks! If you would still like to donate socks (new socks only, no gently used socks please) you can send those to school any day this month! Thank you for donating!


We will also be celebrating Red Ribbon Week the week of October 25-29th. I have attached the flyer below for a few spirit days to take part in.


Parent/Teacher conferences are coming up on October 27, 28, 29. You should have received the sign ups this past Friday for these. If you did not, please reach out to your child's teacher. Be sure to sign up for a time so that our teachers can share the amazing things your child is working on here at school!


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

Principal

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Important Dates to Remember:

October 15: Spirit Day: Wear your favorite pattern/print

October 18-22: Spooktacular Spirit Week (see flyer below)

October 19: Peculiar BooFest 5:30-6:30 p.m. (School Parking Lot)

October 25-28: Red Ribbon Week

October 27,28,29: Parent/Teacher Conferences

October 28: Early Release (1.05) for P/T conferences

October 29 & November 1: No School

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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. We will have staff out there, but are finding students being released from cars prior to 8:20. 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.

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PTA Update:

Want to support Peculiar Elementary PTA? We have an opportunity right now for you to help!

Parent Teacher Conferences are just around the corner, and we want to spoil our staff with a great dinner to keep them fueled after a day of teaching and a long night ahead for conferencing with parents. If you'd like to help, please purchase Chipotle Mexican Grill gift cards electronically and email them to peculiarelementarypta@gmail.com so that we can help offset the cost of feeding 55 people. You can also send a check written to Peculiar Elementary PTA, cash in a marked envelope with your student, donation via PayPal to peculiarelementarypta@gmail.com. If your preferred method of sending money is Venmo, please private message us and we can help you get that done. We appreciate any amount that you are able to donate! If you have a physical gift card to donate, feel free to drop off at the office or send in with your student. We need gift cards and donations BEFORE October 22nd!

Thank you Peculiar Patriot Family!

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

PTA INFORMATION

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


Our PTA also compiles a school directory to be distributed to only families in our building. Peculiar Elementary can not distribute personal communication between families, so the PTA provides contact information for the families. Each family may provide as much or little contact information as they choose.


Please complete the directory form to show what, if any information may be shared. PTA Directory 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! PTA Directory Information


Here is the link to our current directory. 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 rp@applebuscompany.com.

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.


https://asp.schoolmessenger.com/raypec/quicktip

Peculiar Elementary Mission & Vision

Mission:

Preparing each student for a successful and meaningful life.


Vision:

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

Mrs. Keri Collison, Principal

I am excited to be a part of this amazing community of staff, students, and families! Please call with any questions you may have.