CPA Tiger Talk
May 23-27, 2022
Words of Wisdom
It feels good to be liked. It makes us feel acknowledged and appreciated. On the flip side, we can become so consumed with what others think of us that it is exhausting. This is true at any age, but particularly for young people who may not have a strong sense of self.
Developing strong character is paramount to our self-image because not everyone is going to like us all the time. Refusing to be held prisoner to what others think about us frees us to think for ourselves. When we have acted responsibly, with honesty, and treated others with respect and fairness, there is a lot to like about ourselves and that's the opinion that matters.
Ethical Principle of the Month
Dates to Remember
Friday May 27: Last day of classes for preschool and 12th grade students
Monday May 30: Memorial Day (no school for any staff or students)
Tuesday May 31: Free COVID Vaccine Clinic in the Cafeteria from 3:30-6:30pm. Enter Door A. (see below)
Wednesday June 1: Final Application Deadline for 10th Graders to Join College Possible (see below)
Wednesday June 1: Senior Graduation
Thursday June 2: Last day of classes for kindergarten students
Friday June 3: Last day of classes for students in grades 1-11
Monday June 6: Last day for staff
Tuesday June 21: Free COVID Vaccine Clinic in the Cafeteria from 3:30-6:30pm. Enter Door A. (see below)
Elementary School Spotlight
Is there anything better than reading a good book in the sunshine?
Everyone has been enjoying cuddling the ducklings in the elementary science room!
3rd graders are researching farms and preparing presentations for their peers!
Middle School Spotlight
Ms. Baker's class did a circle on the green roof--what a peaceful way to start the day!
The young scientists in Mr. Poliquin's classes extracted the DNA from strawberries!
7th grade did a service project working at Urban Roots--and this dragonfly joined the fun!
High School Spotlight
The tradition of posting Senior Profiles continues. This crew is going to do amazing things!
Music to our ears
The high school choir students performed at CPA's Annual Meeting & Spring Program!
Ms. Williamson subbed for the seniors one last time before retiring, and they had a party!
Music to our ears
Thanks to everyone who participated in the CPA Walk/Run!
10th Graders: Apply for College Possible!
Ethical Quote of the Week
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Summer Food Resources
Elementary Mask Policy Update and COVID Safety at CPA
As a result of a decrease in positive cases of COVID in the CPA community, CPA elementary is returning to a mask-optional policy. PreK-12, masks are encouraged but not required.
We will continue to track cases of COVID. Please continue to inform us if your child tests positive for COVID. Continue to test for COVID if exposed to it or if symptoms arise, including:
Shortness of Breath
Loss of Taste or Smell
Nausea, Vomiting or Diarrhea
Extreme fatigue (feeling very tired)
Nasal Congestion or Runny Nose
COVID tests are available through CPA upon request at no cost.
Free SPPS Summer Programs
Saint Paul Public Schools is offering several K-12 Summer Learning Programs to help students strengthen academic and social emotional skills, discover new talents, and recover high school credits. Examples of program themes include: Experiential & Project-Based Learning; Environmental Studies; Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM); Leadership; and Languages & Cultural Studies. All programs are FREE and include:
- Academic Support & Enrichment- Students will be inspired to learn new skills and increase their current understanding of reading, math and other subjects while discovering new interests and talents and making new friends.
- Breakfast and Lunch - All students receive two free healthy meals daily that include entrees, salads, baked goods, and locally grown fruits and vegetables.
- Transportation - Transportation is available to most students who live in Saint Paul.
Visit the SPPS Summer Learning website for more information and to register!
Free COVID Vaccine Clinics, Plus $50-$200 Gift Cards As Rewards!
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:
- Tuesday, May 31, 3:30-6:30pm
- Tuesday, June 21, 3:30-6:30pm
Select vaccine recipients will get a gift card valued at $50-$200 upon getting vaccinated. Those eligible to receive a gift card are:
- Ages 5 -11 receiving a 2nd dose
- Ages 12 -17 receiving either a 2nd dose or booster
- Ages 18+ (who are immunocompromised and eligible) receiving a 2nd booster
- Ages 50+ receiving a 2nd booster
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.
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.
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.