CPA Tiger Talk

January 24-28, 2022

Temporary Distance Learning Resources

As you know, CPA has temporarily shifted to Distance Learning. We will return to in-person instruction on Monday, January 31. Below are links to helpful resources you may need during CPA's temporary Distance Learning.

Student Intent To Return Forms

Your family should have received a Student Intent to Return Form in the mail. If you haven't already, please return the form to your child's teacher or the CPA office as soon as possible. Knowing your enrollment plans for the fall helps us in our planning. If you have any questions, please contact the CPA office. Thank you!

Words of Wisdom

"The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone."

~Harriet Beecher Stowe

Everyone has had the experience of saying or doing something that they immediately regret. We lose our temper or snap at someone out of anger or irritation, or we do something insensitive or hurtful. Then comes the dreaded moment when we fully realize what we've done.

Saying "I'm sorry" is sometimes not enough, and making amends becomes a more courageous form of an apology. It shows we have enough respect for both ourselves and the other person to go beyond "sorry" and put our apologies into action. When we right our wrongs, life brings fewer regrets, and that's something we each deserve.

Ethical Principle of the Month

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Dates to Remember

Tuesday January 25: Free COVID 19 Vaccine Clinic at CPA for age 5 and up, 3:30-6:30pm in the cafeteria. Enter Door A. (This clinic is still happening, even though we are in Temporary Distance Learning)

Wednesday January 26: Register by noon today for meal pickup on Friday through Saint Paul Nutrition Services if you didn't register last week (see info below)

Wednesday January 26: CPA Spirit Day: Hero Day: dress up as your favorite hero for your distance learning classes today! (see info below)

Monday January 31: CPA Returns to In-Person Learning

Tuesday February 1: 2022-2023 New Student Registration Deadline

Monday February 7: 2022-2023 New Student Lottery, 3pm

Monday February 14: Board of Directors Meeting, 6pm

CPA Spotlight

Follow CPA on Social Media to Stay Connected!

Make sure you are following CPA on social media to see all the amazing things that are happening at our school!

Follow CPATigers on Facebook and Instagram and subscribe to Rusty the CPA Tiger on Youtube!

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Distance Learning Meal Boxes

Saint Paul Nutrition Services will be providing free meal boxes for interested CPA students during our period of temporary Distance Learning. Each meal box contains five breakfasts and five lunches. Families must click here to pre-register by noon on Wednesday to pick up their meal boxes on Friday. You only need to register once to pick up meals for both weeks. Meal boxes will only be available for currently enrolled students. Students do not need to be present when meals are picked up.


WHEN: Friday 1/28, 10am-noon

WHERE: SPPS Education and Operations Services

1930 Como Avenue

Saint Paul, MN 55108

Go to the east side of the building and follow the meal pick up signs.

Make sure you pre-register by Wednesday at noon to pick up meals on Friday, if you didn't register last week!

Free at-home COVID tests

CPA families: have you heard there is a new government program that will mail 4 free COVID tests to every household? In order to receive your 4 free COVID tests, you must order them!

Please visit to order your tests--it's very easy, and it only takes a minute.

The tests are entirely free, and there is no shipping cost. It takes about 7-12 days before the tests will be shipped, so order now before you need them!

Thanks for helping us keep stop the spread of COVID in our community.

COVID Reporting

CPA will continue tracking rates of COVID within our school community, even during Temporary Distance Learning. If your student tests positive, please contact Judy Thompson at 651-280-4532. Thanks for your support!

Paraprofessional Recognition Week

January 24-30 is Paraprofessional Recognition Week! We love our CPA paras, and we appreciate the important work they do helping CPA students reach their full potential.

Please help us show them some love this week, and always. ❤️

CPA is Now Enrolling!

CPA is currently accepting enrollment applications for the 2022-2023 school year. Currently enrolled students do not need to reapply.

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.

Calling all heros for Tiger Spirit Day

Let's show some CPA Spirit for our last week of temporary Distance Learning: Wednesday January 26 will be Hero Day! Attend your distance learning classes dressed as your favorite superhero, or dress up as a real-world hero!

Whether you dress as Spiderman, a Fire Fighter, Wonder Woman, or CPA Executive Director Mr. McGowan, we want to see it! Send your Spirit Day Hero pictures to by the end of the day on Wednesday January 26 so we can include them in our social media.

Girls Who Code

How does $100K a year sound? $100K is the average salary for U.S. computing jobs, and Girls Who Code wants to help students who identify as girls or non-binary #MakeThatChange!

Join Girls Who Code's free virtual summer programs, and get the skills and support you need to step into the 500,000+ open computing jobs across the country.

  • The 2-week Summer Immersion Program (SIP) hosts current 9th-11th graders in live virtual classrooms led by industry-leading companies like EA, Pfizer, and ViacomCBS. Students learn HTML, CSS, and JavaScript while getting an inside look into the tech industry. Plus, SIP students can apply for grants up to $500!

  • The Self-Paced Program offers independent study and real-world projects for current 9th-12th graders to earn beginner-level badges in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript for web development or an intermediate-level badge in Python for cybersecurity.

Both programs offer exclusive alumni benefits and career support for life, including a Hiring Summit, pre-internship programs, virtual mentoring, and GWC Talks webinars for career tips and strategies.

Complete your application here! Programs are available June 17 - August 12. You’ll get priority consideration when you apply by February 16, 2022. Regular-decision applications are due by March 18, 2022. Learn more by participating in an on-demand or live webinar.

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! Questions? Contact Chelle York (651-280-4509) or Sadie Fischer (651-280-4564).

Give Kids a Smile!

Minnesota dental professionals are concerned about the growing number of low-income children who face barriers to dental care. That’s why thousands of dental professionals come together on the first Friday and Saturday of February to provide free dental care to children in need.

This special event is called “Give Kids a Smile” and is coordinated by the Minnesota Dental Association. The dental care will be available in community-based clinics and private practices in many locations throughout Minnesota.

All patients must have appointments in advance and be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Parents may call United Way 211 (just dial 2- 1-1) or 800-543-7709. Operators will have a list of participating dental offices and will be able to direct people to a location in their area. Parents will then call the dental office to schedule an appointment.

An online list is also available at

COVID 19 Vaccine Clinics

CPA will be hosting several free COVID 19 Vaccine Clinic for ages 5+, and you and your family are encouraged to attend. Below is a list of upcoming COVID 19 Vaccine Clinics at CPA that will be open to age 5 and older:

  • Tuesday, January 25, 3:30-6:30pm (This clinic will still happen, even though we are temporarily in Distance Learning)

  • Tuesday, February 22, 3:30-6:30pm

The COVID 19 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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