The Puma Press

Weekly Publication of Raymond Park Intermediate Academy

February 2, 2018

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Dear Parents and Families,

Please remember that this Wednesday, February 7, is a late start day for all students - school will begin one hour later than normal. Also on February 7, your student will participate in an ISTEP Statewide Readiness Test - this will allow students the opportunity to become more familiar with the online testing format which we'll use for both portions of the test this year.

ISTEP Testing begins on February 26 (Part 1) and resumes again on April 16 (Part 2). We know our students will be ready! Teachers have been focusing on the Big 4 Concepts to prepare students for Part 1:

  • Having Stamina
  • Reading Carefully
  • Providing EVIDENCE!
  • Answering Question(s) Fully

We look forward to seeing the growth and achievement of our students this year!

Enjoy your weekend!

Mrs. Storm


PS: It's yearbook time! You can order online at Please use ID Code: 10898218. Thanks for your support!

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Jr. Pacers Skills Challenge

As part of the Jr. Pacers Program, the Indiana Pacers will host the Jr. Pacers Skills Challenge on the Main Court at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The Jr. Pacers Skills Challenge provides boys & girls, ages 9-14, the opportunity to showcase their fitness & basketball talents through an obstacle course that includes hurdles, dribbling, shooting and rebounding! For more details and registration, please click here.

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The Indiana Pacers are hosting a STEM Fest on Sunday, February 11th at Bankers Life Fieldhouse from 11am-1pm before the Pacers/Knicks game.

All of the details are in the attached flyer below. A couple of important details:

  • Tickets will only be $10 for both the STEM fest and the game.
  • The school with the highest attendance at the event will receive $2,000 to put towards STEM kits or equipment.
  • The schools with placing 2nd-8th in attendance will receive $1,000 to put towards STEM kits or equipment.

Come on February 11th to discover STEM through hands-on activities with local Indiana companies, universities, and non-profit organizations. Plus, students will get a glimpse into how the Indiana Pacers and other local teams use STEM in SPORTS!

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Student Auditions

Missoula Children’s Theatre auditions will be Monday - February 5, 2018 beginning at 4:00pm in the Creston Middle School auditorium. MSD Warren Township students in Grades K–8 are eligible to audition for a part in “Jack and the Beanstalk”. Selected actors and actresses must be available for nightly rehearsals during the week of February 5-9 and from 10am to 9pm on February 10 for two performances. No prior acting experience is needed. Missoula Children's Theatre is sponsored by the Warren Arts and Education Foundation. Please contact the foundation at 317-869-4383 if you have any questions.

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Before & After School Care

The YMCA program is located here at Raymond Park. Program benefits include afternoon dinner, homework assistance, STEM activities, as well as arts & crafts. Financial assistance is also available, and CCDF vouchers are accepted. Visit the website here for more information, or read the attached document below, You may also contact the YMCA at (317) 484-9622 for more information.
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Sonny Day Community Center

The Sonny Day Community Center is located at 10502 East 21st Street, in the former Heather Hills Elementary School. The pantry provides food, toiletries, cleaning products, school supplies and gently used clothing to families of Warren Township students. The pantry is open one Saturday morning and one Thursday evening per month.

If your family is in need of assistance, please contact our school counselor, Miss Linda Willen at 532.8965 ext. 6508 for a referral letter. Volunteers and donations are always needed and students age 10 and older are also welcome to volunteer with their parents. The SDCC would also welcome your Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, student council, clubs or teams to sign up to assist them as well! To learn more, please click here.
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Contact Information

To reach staff by phone, call 317.532.8965 and when prompted push * plus the 4-digit extension. All emails have after their address. Follow this link to communicate with one of our staff members.