Thursday, April 19, 2018

LCARSP Donates to PAL PAX Program

The Lincoln County Area Retired School Personnel recently donated a $500 check for use in the PAL PAX program, a weekend Food for Families program.  PAL PAX is funded by private donations, churches and some businesses and is administered through the First Baptist Church of Winfield.  The Lincoln County R-IV (Winfield) School District also helps by having fund raisers and food drives to help with food purchases.  Food bags are then given to those students who have meal challenges during the weekends.

Presently, the PAL PAX program serves 17 students in Kindergarten through second grades, 27 students in third through fifth grades and 10 students in middle school.  Currently, there are not enough funds to serve high school students.  Pictured is Clarinda Wheeler accepting the check on behalf of the PAL PAX Program.

The Lincoln County Area Retired School Personnel unit of the Missouri Retired Teachers Association has helped support other local weekend Food for Families programs such as the OPERATION BACKPACK Program in the Lincoln County R-II (Elsberry) District and the BUDDY BAG Program in the Lincoln County R-III (Troy) District. 

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Branson Fun Days 2018 Scheduled for October 12-21

MRTA Branson Fun Days will be October 12-21, 2018!  The BIG Day will be October 18th. 
Make your plans now!

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Saturday, March 17, 2018

Craft Group's Plans for 2018

The LCARSP Craft Group loves learning how to make a variety of crafts including sewing, stamping, ornament making, crocheting, decoupage, etc.  Last year, we made enough items from projects to be the main fundraiser to support our unit's Classroom Grants Program.  This year, we will go back to making items for ourselves.  If we have enough to spare, we will donate some items for sale.

This year, these are some of the items we are planning to create: 
  • stationary/cards through stamping
  • notebooks and crayon roll-up carriers
  • Angel and/or other ornaments
  • sock dolls
  • microwave bowl carriers
  • decoupage washer necklaces
To be sure we have enough material for everyone, it is very important that everyone in the group give a "courtesy response" a few days prior to each craft meeting so we know who IS or IS NOT planning to attend.  (We know things come up, after all we ARE retired!)  This just gives those planning an idea of needed supplies.

If you are new or think you would like to learn a new skill, we meet in the morning on the first Tuesday of the month at the Lincoln County Firehouse on Cherry Street.  We also do lunch after our meetings! Why not join us?  Email us at or talk to one of the crafters to have your name added to our email list.




Tuesday, March 13, 2018

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Monday, March 12, 2018

LCARSP Donates to Area Schools' Weekend Food Assist Programs

As a representative of the Lincoln County Area Retired School Personnel, Carolyn Black, presented Mrs. Natasha Head a check for $500 to help fund the "Backpack Project" sponsored by the Elsberry National Honor Society.  The "Backpack Project" provides food items for children over the weekend who might not have meals provided for them.

"Thanks to generous donations like this, we have been able to increase the number of students we help in grades K-4 at Clarence Cannon Elementary.  We have increased to 29 students, are able to send more items, and increase our frequency to a weekly delivery, stated Natasha Head."

LCARSP has collected money to support the Lincoln County R-III (Troy) School District's "Buddy Bag Program" for several years.  This year, the group will donated $500 to each of the other Lincoln County School Districts that have similar programs.

Friday, January 26, 2018

LCARSP 2017 Classroom Grant Recipients

Each year Lincoln County Area Retired School Personal, LCASP, offers grants to provide financial assistance to classroom teachers for needed classroom items not provided within classroom budgets. Grants are in the amount of $200 will be awarded to classroom teachers in the four public schools in Lincoln County.  This year, three of the four public schools submitted applications.

Winfield R IV
Chelsea Young is a first-year Chemistry/Physical Science teacher in Winfield HS.  Her goal this year is “to  get the labs up and running again.”  This will allow students to receive Dual Credit with Missouri Baptist University.  She plans to purchase personal safety equipment and lab supplies.

Troy Middle School
Dr. Amy Spears is a first-year teacher for “Project Lead the Way Engineering” at TMS.  The $200 grant will provide 3-D puzzles for 7th graders.  Putting the puzzles together will help develop cognitive skills, problem solving, fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and pride in achieving a goal.

Elsberry High School
Carolyn Harmann teaches AP Literature and Language Arts at EHS.  Her goal is for upper classes to be motivated, challenged and approach decisions students will face in the real world.  Her $200 grant will be used to purchase Anchor Charts and resources for a Common Writing Program to increase student success before and after graduation. 

Congratulations, Classroom Grant Winners!