The Puma Press

Weekly Publication of Raymond Park Intermediate Academy

February 9, 2018

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Dear Students & Families,

The second semester is a busy time here at RPIA! Please check out the information in this week's newsletter regarding the Human Growth & Development Presentations that are upcoming later this term. We look forward to cheering on our MATH Bowl Team on February 22nd at the tournament held at Brookview Elementary School! We wish our students the best of luck. Additionally, we are in the final stretch of preparing for Part 1 of ISTEP testing, which begins February 26th. Lastly, I hope you'll mark your calendars for Thursday, March 1st - Family STEM Night! Students and families can participate in interesting STEM activities throughout the evening!

Enjoy your weekend!

Mrs. Storm


PS: Our classes are still competing for top attendance percentages - please do your best to encourage your student to attend school! Of course, if your child is ill, we ask that you keep him/her home while their symptoms may be contagious.

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

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Results - Week of February 5

1st Place - Herron - 98.28%

2nd Place - Hess - 96.30%

3rd Place - Lewis - 94.62%

4th Place - Fox - 93.52%

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RED Friday

Students can purchase a paper heart from Mr. Chick, PE Teacher for $1.00 and will get the opportunity to hang it on our hallway bulletin board in honor of someone who has been affected by heart disease. If students donate $1.00, their name will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win prizes from Mr. Chick. All students who donate $1.00 will also get to wear a RED shirt and sweatpants this coming Friday!
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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.

District Publications

The occasion may arise when the school district wants to recognize your child or your child’s school. This might include your child’s photo, your child’s name, or your child’s work in some of the district publications, newsletters, school district website or in staff training videos. We may also want to tell the media (including newspapers, and television and radio) about your child’s achievements. We never knowingly release information about a student to anyone who wants to use it for commercial/ political purposes. However, we will honor your request to not include your child in these types of recognition if you notify your child’s school office in writing that you do not want this type of information released.

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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.