The Puma Press

The Weekly Publication of Raymond Park Intermediate Academy

We Believe

Our vision is to prepare students to be self-directed learners who are literate, creative, curious, civic-minded citizens who demonstrate civility, order, respect and excellence in school and in life.


Our mission is to ensure the intellectual and emotional growth of every student while promoting civility, order, respect and excellence. We recognize that each student can and must succeed in an environment enriched with support, encouragement and accountability.

From the Principal

August 11, 2017

The following are some observations by Dr. Gary Ezzo and Dr. Robert Bucknam from various studies illustrating some of the difficulties faced and the behavioral changes in children who are not getting enough sleep.


  • Children do not "outgrow" sleep problems; problems must be solved.
  • Children who sleep longer have longer attention spans.
  • Children who sleep more are more fun to be around, more sociable, and less demanding.
  • Small but constant deficits in sleep over time tend to have escalating and perhaps long-term effects on brain function.
  • Children with higher IQs -- in every age group studied -- slept longer.
  • For children with ADHD, improvements in sleep dramatically improved peer relations and classroom performance.
  • Healthy sleep positively affects neurologic development and appears to be the right medicine for the prevention of many learning and behavioral problems.

As parents, it is our responsibility to be sensitive to and protect our children's sleep, just as we do their safety, just as we ensure that they regularly get breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We are primarily responsible for their sleep habits so it is important to start healthy ones early; it is much easier to instill good habits than correct bad ones. Making sure your child gets good, sound sleep, upwards of 9-12 hours a night, ensures he or she will have a sound foundation for proper mind and body development.


Here’s to another great and productive week at Raymond Park Intermediate Academy!


Mrs. Storm


cstorm@warren.k12.in.us

[317] 532.8965

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Eastside Community Anti-Violence & Safety Day

Saturday - August 26, 2017 from 12:00pm - 3:00pm

For more information, please contact:

Pathway Resource Center

10119 John Marshall Drive

Indianapolis, IN 46235

Phone: (317) 890-9817

Email: Jupshaw@pathwayindy.org

The Sonny Day Community Center

The Sonny Day Community Center is open twice each month to help our families with food, toiletries, cleaning supplies, and clothing that they may need. To learn more, please click here.

Late Start Wednesdays 2017-2018

All late start school days will begin one hour later than normal this year, which includes bus pickup times. On these days, students will enter the car rider line door at 8:05am and the bus rider door at 8:17am. We appreciate your flexibility with these monthly teacher days as we work together with our teachers to better equip them to meet the needs of your students.


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The Eclipse 2017

Follow this link to learn more about the first total solar eclipse to cross the United States in 99 years. It will occur on August 21, 2017, and has been nicknamed the "American Eclipse" because the path of the eclipse will pass over the entire continental United States.
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Alternate Afternoon Plans

If you need to make a change in your child’s afternoon transportation plans, please send a note with them to school or contact the office at 532-8965 by 2:00pm. Please note that we will try and accommodate any changes made after 2:00pm, but this can be difficult if students are already on their bus for the afternoon.

Transportation Expectations

Please discuss with your student the importance of CORE Bus Expectations which will be reinforced throughout the school year. Students are to be seated, facing forward, and stay in assigned seats while the bus is in motion. These expectations focus on keeping students safe as they travel to and from school every day. Thank you for your support!

Transportation Information

Does your student need to be picked up or dropped off at another location other than your house in the Raymond Park area? Here is what you need to do:


1) Contact the Registrar at 532.8966.

2) Fill out the necessary forms that are required.

3) Transportation will contact you with the updated information. All changes in transportation will require 24-48 hours to take effect.


Please note that those students riding the school bus, pick up and drop off must be in the boundaries of Raymond Park. You are allowed an AM bus stop and a separate PM bus stop if necessary. The bus stops must be the same every day of the week. If your student is a car rider or will be picked up by a daycare service at the end of the day, please make sure we have the name and phone number of the person providing transportation on file.

Car Rider Procedures

Please make sure you get in line to drop your students off in the morning; it is a safety hazard to cut through the parking lot and drop your child off in the middle of it. As soon as you are next to the sidewalk, please allow your student to exit your vehicle and walk to the front entrance on the sidewalk. We strive to keep all students safe and need everyone's support with our busy car rider line.

Prescriptions & Medications

Please do not send any medication to school with your students. All medications must be brought to the school nurse and signed in by a parent or guardian, including prescription and over the counter medications. If you have not already completed a Consent to Treat Form and an Emergency Medical Form for your student please do so as soon as possible.


Lisa Walsh Stewart, RN

School Nurse
Raymond Park

[317] 532.8912 – phone

[317] 532.8999 – fax

Volunteers

If you would like to volunteer in any Warren Township school, you will need to complete a Criminal History Background Check form and provide a copy of your driver’s license or state I.D. You will need to allow approximately 2 weeks for the background check to be processed.

Student Recognition

The occasion may arise when the school district wants to recognize your child or your child's school. This may include your child's photo, your child's name or your child's work in district publications, newsletters, on school district websites, and in electronic/social media or in staff training videos. We may also want to tell the media (including newspapers, 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 recognitions if you notify your child's school office in writing that you do not want this type of information released.

Lobby Guard

When visiting the Raymond Park Campus, all visitors must report to the office and sign in and out using our Lobby Guard kiosk. Please remember to have a valid ID with you to gain entrance to our school. After you scan your ID at the Lobby Guard kiosk located at the main entrance, a visitor’s badge will be generated for you.

Contact Information

Please be sure to notify the school of any changes in home, cell or emergency phone numbers. This is very important in case of an emergency or illness. Please let the office know at 532.8965.

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To reach staff by phone, call 317.532.8965 and when prompted push * plus the 4-digit extension.

All emails have @warren.k12.in.us after their address. Follow this link to communicate with one of our staff members.