CPA Tiger Talk

March 28-April 1, 2022

Words of Wisdom

"The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated."

~William James

To appreciate means to value, esteem, treasure and even cherish. No wonder each of us has a craving to be appreciated. And it does run deep, that need to know that who we are and what we do is valued.

You may have heard it said that if we want more of something we should give more of it away. Perhaps the best way to receive more appreciation is to give it to others. When was the last time you acknowledged a friend or neighbor? Showed appreciation for the work or wisdom of a colleague? Give away some heartfelt appreciation this week and see if it doesn't come back to you.

Ethical Principle of the Month

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Dates to Remember

Thursday March 31: Free COVID Vaccine Clinic in the Cafeteria from 3-4:30pm. Enter Door A. (see below)

Tuesday March 29: Middle School In-Person Conferences

Thursday March 31: Middle School Virtual Conferences

Monday April 4-Friday April 8: Spring Break (no school for staff or students)

Monday April 11: Board of Directors Meeting, 6pm

Tuesday April 12: Free COVID Vaccine Clinic in the Cafeteria from 3:30-6:30pm. Enter Door A. (see below)

Friday April 15: Final day to turn in order forms and money for CPA Walk/Run Shirts

Tuesday April 19: ACT Exam for CPA juniors and select seniors (see below)

Saturday May 7: High School Prom

Saturday May 21: CPA Walk/Run at Lake Phalen

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Elementary School Spotlight

Middle School Spotlight

High School Spotlight

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Ethical Quote of the Week

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Openings on CPA's Board of Directors

Are you interested in joining the CPA Board of Directors?โ€‹

CPA's Board of Directors consists of 9 members, representing the community, parents, and staff. For the 2022-2023 school year the board has the following positions open:

  • 1 Teacher Position
  • 2 Community Member Positions
  • 1 Parent Position

If interested, email board chair Sarah Zosel at

CPA Walk/Run Shirts On Sale Now!

CPA Walk/Run Shirts are on sale now!

The shirts will be navy with white printing, and they cost just $7. Order forms have been sent home with students. Here is a PDF of the order form; additional paper copies are available in the nurse's office. Order forms and money must be turned in by Friday, April 15.

The CPA Walk/Run will take place on Saturday May 21 at Phalen Lake. We hope you can join us!

Project Fairy Godmothers

Saint Paul Parks & Rec is partnering with Project Fairy Godmothers to host a prom dress giveaway event for Twin Cities Youth on Saturday April 2 at Martin Luther King Rec Center.

Registration is required for this event. Register here for a time slot to browse gently used prom dresses, shoes, and accessories. All items are free.

CPA Loves to Read Month: Book Recommendation

Mr. Doll, CPA's Middle School Director, recommends the book Hatchet by Gary Paulsen.

Mr. Doll says: "I first read it in 6th grade. Hatchet is an awesome story about survival in the wild, but it's also about developing mental toughness, independence and perseverance."

We hope you enjoy Hatchet as much as Mr. Doll does!

CPA High School Uniform Reminder

This is a reminder to high school students and parents that all high school students are expected to wear a CPA T-shirt or sweatshirt as their outermost layer every day. CPA T-shirts and sweatshirts are available in the HS office for $10.

Spring Break

This is just a reminder that Community of Peace Academy will be on spring break the week of April 4-8.

Classes will resume on Monday April 11. We hope our staff, students, and families have a relaxing and peaceful week!

ACT Exam on April 19

On Tuesday, April 19, all CPA 11th grade students and select CPA 12th grade students will be taking the ACT exam. The ACT is a standardized test used for college entrance.

The ACT will take the majority of the day on April 19, and students and families should be aware of the following:
  • Testing will start at the beginning of the school day. Students should eat a good breakfast and bring a snack (there will be a short break before lunch).
  • Students will need to bring their school issued laptop to take the test.
  • There are no personal electronic/internet capable devices allowed in the testing environment. Students should not bring a phone, smartwatch, fitness tracker, or any other internet capable device into the testing environment. Accessing any device during the day, even during breaks, will result in a testing violation and the test will be invalidated.
  • Each student's first ACT exam is free (paid by the Minnesota Department of Education).

For more information, please visit the following links:

Taking the ACT
ACT Practice Test

Middle School Spring Conferences

Middle School Spring Conferences will take place on Tuesday March 29 (in person) and Thursday March 31 (virtual).

Our goal is to have 100% parent participation in conferences. A parentโ€™s involvement in their childโ€™s education results in positive achievement for the child. We know how busy family schedules become and we want to ensure that we do not miss out on this important opportunity to come together to discuss your childโ€™s achievement.

Thank you! We look forward to connecting with you at Middle School Spring Conferences.

CPA is Now Enrolling!

CPA is currently accepting enrollment applications for the 2022-2023 school year. Currently enrolled students do not need to reapply, but you do need to turn in your Intent to Return Form so we save your seat.

If you have any family or friends who are looking to join a new school community, please encourage them to apply and send them this link! Thanks for your support.

Every Meal Program Beginning Later This Year

We are excited to announce that CPA will be starting a partnership with Every Meal. Through this program, CPA families can register each enrolled child to receive a bag of food to take home each week. This program is entirely free and is open to anyone who is interested. We expect this program to be up and running later this winter.

There are 5 types of food bags available to suit your dietary preferences. On the registration form, you can see the kinds of food each bag contains and choose your preference.

Register here! We apologize that the link did not work in the previous Tiger Talk--it will work now. If you have any questions, please contact Chelle York (651-280-4509) or Sadie Fischer (651-280-4564).

Free COVID Vaccine Clinics

CPA will be hosting several free COVID Vaccine Clinic for ages 5+, and you and your family are encouraged to attend. Below is a list of upcoming COVID Vaccine Clinics at CPA that will be open to age 5 and older:

  • Thursday, March 31, 3:00-4:30pm
  • Tuesday, April 12, 3:30-6:30pm
  • Tuesday, May 3, 3:30-6:30pm
  • Tuesday, May 24, 3:30-6:30pm
  • Tuesday, June 14, 3:30-6:30pm

The COVID Vaccine is free, and these clinics are open to the public. Pfizer and Moderna boosters are also available for those who are eligible. Participants should enter CPA through Door A on Magnolia and wear a mask.

Click here to read the COVID Vaccine Letter that was sent home with PreK-6th grade students on Friday November 5, which contains additional vaccine resources.

Translation Support

This newsletter can be auto-translated using the buttons on the top right of the page.

If you prefer, our liaisons will be happy to translate or explain any announcements in Tiger Talk or answer any questions you have about CPA. Contact Maikao Lee at 651-280-4545 (Hmong), Mariana Majil at 651-289-3742 (Spanish), or Paw Nay Bu at 651-280-4591 (Karen) for support.

If your phone number, address, or enrollment plans change, please update the office by calling 651-776-5151. Thank you!

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