The Puma Press

Weekly Publication of Raymond Park Intermediate Academy

January 26, 2018

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Dear Parents and Families,

Our second semester is off to a fantastic start! Already, students have engaged in 3 weeks of learning. We are excited about our NBA (Never Been Absent) Attendance Contest - it's a schoolwide competition to track student attendance; as a school, our goal is to have 97% of students at the school, every day. We look forward to continuing to reward the winning class each week AND recognizing the outstanding attendance of specific students later this semester!

As many of you know, I am expecting a new baby in early February, so I will be away from RPIA for 8-10 weeks. During my absence, please contact Mr. Gainey or Mr. Radcliffe with any questions or concerns related to your student. You may also contact Mrs. Crabtree, school secretary, with questions or to have your call directed to another staff member. The RPIA Team has put specific plans in place to make sure the transition time with me being out of the building goes smoothly and that all roles and responsibilities are covered. Our staff is more than capable of continuing to handle the daily tasks and assignments as they relate to educating your children. I look forward to seeing the continued success of all RPIA Pumas throughout this semester! Please don't hesitate to reach out to me with any questions you may have.

Enjoy your weekend!

Mrs. Storm


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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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Who: Warren Township students, grades K-8

What: A fun opportunity for students to learn tennis skills and make new friends

When: January 22 - March 14

Where: Warren Central High School and Creston Middle School

Why: Tennis is a fun, competitive, and lifelong sport. Spend this winter learning and improving your tennis skills!

Registration forms have been passed out at all elementary schools. If your child did not receive one, please email Coach Wagner at the email below for an electronic copy. Registrations can be turned in at the Warren Central Athletic Office, or the Creston Intermediate Academy Main Office

You can also register at our one registration event at the Warren Central Fieldhouse. The date will be Tuesday, January 16 from 6-8 PM.

For questions, please contact coach Jason Wagner at If your child wants to play tennis, we want to help make that happen!
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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.