CPA Tiger Talk

November 28-December 2, 2022

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Words of Wisdom

"If each man or woman could understand that every other human life is as full of sorrows, or joys, or base temptations, of heartaches and of remorse as his own . . . how much kinder, how much gentler he would be."

~William Allen White

In our day-to-day living, how easy it can be to forget that each of us suffers our own sorrows, temptations, heartaches, and remorse.

No one is exempt from the struggles of life. Each one – regardless of skin color, circumstance, or faith – carries burdens others may not see. Most likely there isn’t one human being in our community today who isn’t hurting in at least some small way and could benefit from some kindness. Will you be the one who offers it?

Ethical Principle of December: Honesty

Honesty. December's Ethical Principle.

Dates to Remember

Thursday December 1: Picture Retake Day (see below)

Thursday December 8: Early Release Day (dismissal at 1pm)

Monday December 12: Board of Directors Meeting, 6-8pm

Thursday December 15: Winter Program, 6pm

Monday December 19: Winter Break begins

Tuesday January 3: First day back to school from Winter Break

Breakfast and lunch menu for November 28 to December 2. Monday: Assorted Single Bowl Cereal, Golden Corn Dog. Tuesday: Apple Cinnamon Muffin, Roasted Curry Chicken Drumstick. Wednesday: Assorted large breakfast bread, cheeseburger. Thursday: Variety sliced bagel, Chicken fritters with ranch dip. Friday: Apple filled donuts, Pizza.
Upcoming CPA Tigers Basketball Games. Friday December 2 CPA has basketball games against Washington Tech Magnet School at Washington Tech Magnet School. Varsity girls play at 4:00pm. JV boys play at 5:30pm. Varsity boys play at 7:00pm.


Follow CPA on Social Media to Stay Connected!

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Winter Concert Announcement

We are excited to announce our 2022 Winter Concert performance. Students in Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grades will perform with ourMiddle and High school music students.

Date: Thursday December 15th at 6pm.

Please have your child to school by 5:45 and bring them to the RGA.

Their teacher will have a sign for each class, and they will sit with their class until it is their turn to perform. Students do not need to wear their school uniform, they may dress in their finest attire!

You may then find a seat in the RGA and wait for the show to begin! The concert should last an hour. Once finished you may pick up your child from their teacher and go home to celebrate their excellent performance!

Your children have been working very hard to prepare concert music. We are excited to share our music with you! Please feed your child a good meal and make sure they drink plenty of water before the performance.

Please email me if your child cannot attend the concert.

I look forward to seeing you at the show! Thank you for supporting our music program and your child’s musical growth. I am very proud of each and every student!


Ms. Kate Mattson

K-5 Elementary Music Teacher

Picture Retake Day is Dec 1!

CPA's Picture Retake Day is on Thursday December 1. Families can order photos using the instructions on the envelope that was sent home with students, or families can order online by visiting and entering Picture Day ID EVTQ4P4W3. All students will have their picture taken, regardless of whether the family orders pictures. Students who did not get their photo taken on November 1 will get their picture taken on December 1.

If your student is needing to have their picture retaken, they may come in the attire for that photo. Please keep in mind the policy for non-uniform days.

Photos Needed!

Staff, students, and families! Ms. Michalak would love to have your best photos for the CPA yearbook!

If you have pics of CPA students in action, please share them! Think class projects, field trips, athletics, dances, and more. Ms. Michalak didn't become the yearbook editor until after the fall sports seasons, so we especially need soccer and volleyball photos.

Please email photos to and include date, names, and grades. Thanks for supporting the CPA yearbook!

Weather & Clothing

As we know, Minnesota weather can change quickly, and this time of year we see drastic swings in temperature and other weather issues. Please make sure your child has appropriate clothing to be comfortable and safe throughout the day, including at arrival, recess, and dismissal. Thank you!

School Pay

Are you looking for an easier way to make payments at school? Create a SchoolPay account!

SchoolPay accounts make it easier to process any payments you need to make to the school, athletics department, or cafeteria. Families can complete the application for free and reduced price lunch through School Pay, and families who receive free or reduced price lunch can also print their determination letter, which can be used to receive discounts at museums, MTC, and more!

Visit the CPA website to learn more and get started!

Every Meal Weekend Meal Bags

CPA partrners with Every Meal to provide weekend meal bags for interested students/families. The Every Meal program is available to everyone, regardless of income. You can register by filling out this form or completing the paper application that was sent home with your child.

If you have any questions or need support, please contact the social work team.

Attention CPA Families!

It is important that all CPA families compete the Application for Educational Benefits Packet so that CPA receives support and resources for all students, and so that individual families have access to community programs, including free and reduced price lunches.

If you haven't already done so, please complete the application as soon as possible. If you prefer a paper copy, please contact the CPA office.

CPA Safety Tip Line

CPA is a tight community where relationships are valued. If you ever become aware of any threat to CPA, its students or staff, please contact us immediately. Your cooperation and partnership are key to ensuring a safe school environment. CPA has a Safety Tip Line that anyone can call at 651-280-4609 to anonymously report a safety concern.

CPA is Now Enrolling!

CPA is still accepting enrollment applications for the 2022-2023 school year. We have openings in Kindergarten and 5th Grade.

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.

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 call 651-776-5151 to let us know. Thank you!

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