CPA Tiger Talk

January 30-February 3, 2023

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Early Release Day: Thursday February 2

This coming Thursday (February 2) is an Early Release Day. Students will be dismissed at 1pm. Please plan accordingly to help us ensure a smooth dismissal and afternoon commute for all students. Thank you!

CPA Carnival & Online Auction Saturday February 4

All are invited to join us for the CPA Carnival Fundraiser & Online Auction! The Carnival will take place in the CPA gyms and cafeteria on Saturday February 4 from 11am-2pm, and will feature games, prizes, an inflatable obstacle course, cotton candy, and limited concessions. This event is a fundraiser, and generosity is appreciated, but there are fun free activities to participate in as well--so the excitement doesn't have to stop when your tickets run out! Elementary aged children and younger must be supervised while at this event.

Visit to check out CPA's Online Auction! We have over $3,000 worth of prizes available to the highest bidder, including:

  • Autographed sports memorabilia
  • Gift cards (Target, Buffalo Wild Wings, Starbucks, and more!)
  • Original artwork, hardwood & stained glass creations, and unique gift sets
  • Tickets to comedy shows, dinner theatre, paintball, and more!

Please help spread the word about CPA's auction by sharing the link with people who know who might want to participate ( Bidding closes at 10pm on Saturday February 4.

Save your spot at CPA--turn in your intent to return form!

CPA is currently in the process of enrolling new students for the 2023-2024 school year, and we need to know your plans!

CPA will begin filling open seats beginning on February 8 at our New Student Enrollment Lottery. Save your spot at CPA by submitting your Student Intent to Return Forms to the CPA office before February 8.

Words of Wisdom

"I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear."

-Rosa Parks

Civil Rights Activist

Ethical Principle of January: Courage

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Dates to Remember

Monday January 1: The ACCESS testing window opens (see below)

Monday January 30-Friday February 3: High School Spirit Week (see below)

Wednesday February 1: 2023-2024 New Student Enrollment Deadline

Thursday February 2: Early Release Day (Dismissal at 1pm)

Friday February 3: Tigers Basketball Spirit Games in the RGA

Saturday February 4: CPA Carnival (see below)

Wednesday February 8: CPA's 2023-2024 New Student Lottery (Save your spot by turning in your Student Intent to Return Forms!)

Monday February 13: Board of Directors Meeting, 6pm

Wednesday March 1: Elementary Game Night, 5-7pm

Thursday March 2: Early Release Day (Dismissal at 1pm)

Monday February 20: No School: Presidents' Day!

Breakfast and lunch menu for the week of January 30 to February 3. On Monday breakfast is maple waffle snaps and lunch is premium chicken nuggets. On Tuesday breakfast is mini french toast and lunch is mandarin orange chicken. On Wednesday breakfast is apple frudel and lunch is a hamburger. On Thursday breakfast is a banana chocolate chip muffin and lunch is a cheesy lasagna roll. On Friday breakfast is assorted large breakfast bread and lunch is a walking taco.

Apply for Free or Reduced Price Lunch & Other Benefits!

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.

This week in CPA Tigers athletics:

On Monday at 5:00pm the Middle School Boys Basketball team plays versus Saint Agnes at St. Agnes. On Monday at 5:15pm the Middle School Girls Basketball team plays versus Visitation @ CPA. On Wednesday at 4:30pm the JV Boys basketball team will play versus Liberty Classical Academy at Liberty. On Wednesday at 6:00pm the Varsity Girls basketball team will play versus Liberty Classical Academy at Liberty. On Wednesday at 7:30pm the Varsity Boys basketball team will play versus Liberty Classical Academy at Liberty. On Thursday the Middle School Boys Basketball Team plays versus St. Croix Lutheran @ CPA. On Friday at 4:30pm the Girls Varsity basketball team plays their Spirit Game versus Hmong College Prep Academy @ CPA. On Friday at 6:00pm the Boys JV basketball team plays their Spirit Game versus Hmong College Prep Academy @ CPA. On Friday at 7:30pm the Boys Varsity basketball team plays their Spirit Game versus Hmong College Prep Academy @ CPA.

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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!

High School Spirit Week: Jan 30-Feb 3

CPA High School students: get ready to get festive during CPA Spirit Week, January 30-February 3! CPA high school students are invited to dress on the following themes:

Monday 1/30: Comfy Day

Tuesday 1/31: Hat Day

Wednesday 2/1: Iconic Duo Day

Thursday Feb 2: Culture Day

Friday Feb 3: Spirit Day

  • 9th Grade: Carolina Blue
  • 10th Grade: Navy Blue
  • 11th Grade: Gray
  • 12th Grade: White

Ethics classes will discuss expectations around Spirit Week attire. If any students are unsure of what would be appropriate to wear during Spirit Week, they can discuss with their Ethics teacher or the administration team.

Spirit Week will end with the CPA Basketball Spirit Game on Friday February 3. We are excited to build CPA pride with you all!

ACCESS Testing

The window for ACCESS testing is open at CPA. This is state-mandated testing for students in the English Language Development program. It is important for students to give their best effort on this test.

If you have any questions about ACCESS testing, please connect with CPA's ELD Coordinator, Megan Olsen at or 651-280-4561.

CPA is Now Enrolling!

Do you have family members or friends looking for a new school community to join? Great news: CPA is now enrolling for the 2023-2024 school year!

One of the best way people find our school is by word of mouth--and this contributes to the feeling of community that we value so highly. So please send this link to your friends, family members, and neighbors who would like to be part of a community like CPA!

Applications are due on Wednesday February 1. Our Enrollment Lottery will take place at 3pm on Wednesday February 8. Thanks for your support!

After School Program Opportunity!

Are you looking for after school opportunities? 30,000 Feet is an organization located on Arcade Street near CPA, and they offer these programs:

-On the job coding certificate training to enter high paying tech careers. Teens make $15/hr starting at 10 hours a week. Snacks and transportation provided. Mondays & Wednesdays from 3:30-5:30.

-K-3rd grade literacy tutoring centered in the arts in small groups and one-on-one. Students experience various art forms from professional artists, attend field trips, and receive snacks and transportation. Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3:30-5:30.

For more information or to get registered, visit the 30,000 Feet website or call 651-210-3454

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.

Submit your photos at or email them 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.

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.

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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