• Treasure Chest


     
    Treasure Chest The old Central Office Building (between PCHS and Dairy Queen in Platte City) received a makeover during the summer of 2015, moving from a storage facility for special education and early childhood supplies and equipment, to a stocked resource center providing food, clothing, toiletries, and other home supplies for PCR-3 students and families in need. This resource center is an idea born from the collaboration of PCR-3’s social workers, pupil services staff, and interested parent and community volunteers. 
      
    The Treasure Chest resource center provides opportunities to various stakeholders. District Social Workers identified a greater need for resources designated for the whole family, beyond the child we see every day in school. The facility serves three inter-related purposes; a place for our community members to give and support our families in need, a place for PCR-3 families who are disadvantaged by their economic situations to get necessary items, and a place where volunteers can provide assistance in operating the center.
     
    The center also serves as a worksite for special education students in a transitional program. These students practice various employability and life skills in the resource center, such as merchandising, daily living activities, sorting/arranging, visual and spatial math skills, and managing their environment.
     
    The Treasure Chest is open Wednesday evenings from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. and is also open for families and donors on an appointment basis. Appointments can be made by contacting any PCR-3 social worker or the Pupil Services Department:
     
    Pupil Services Department 816-858-7001
     Missy Falk, PCHS 816-858-2822 x. 1278
     Lisa Bean, PCMS 816-858-2036 x. 2616
     Stephanie Richison, Barry 816-436-9623 x. 3104
     Dene’t Wyckoff, Siegrist 816-858-5977 x. 1443
     Kristal Short, Compass 816-858-0172 x. 4006
     Heather Schuller, Pathfinder 816-436-6670 x. 3204
      
    Barrels for donations to the Treasure Chest are located in each PCR-3 building. Items of greatest need include:
    • Shelf-stable food
    • Personal care items (toiletries, diapers, etc.)
    • Laundry and dishwashing soap
    • New socks and undergarments (primarily child sizes)

    Follow the Treasure Chest on Facebook to learn of immediate needs.