CPA Tiger Talk
January 24-28, 2022
Temporary Distance Learning Resources
- Distance Learning Letter (sent by admin to all families on Wednesday January 12)
- Distance Learning Meal Box Pickup Registration Information
- Elementary School Distance Learning Schedule
- Middle School Distance Learning Schedule
- High School Distance Learning Schedule
- Technology Support
- CPA Support Contact List (who to reach out to for various needs)
Student Intent To Return Forms
Words of Wisdom
~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
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
Even in temporary distance learning, the show much go on! The cast of Shrek began rehearsals. 🎭
Ethical Quote of the Week
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.
PICK UP INFORMATION:
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 covidtests.gov 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.
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
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 email@example.com 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.
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!
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 www.mndental.org.
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.
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.