CPA Tiger Talk

May 23-27, 2022

Words of Wisdom

"Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner."

~Lao Tzu

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

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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)

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Elementary School Spotlight

Middle School Spotlight

High School Spotlight

Thanks to everyone who participated in the CPA Walk/Run!

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!

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10th Graders: Apply for College Possible!

Sophomores! Interested in joining College Possible? Scan the QR Code or go to What is College Possible? Free College Access program that supports students to and through college graduation! Provides services to help you navigate your college journey by connecting you with resources and a dedicated coach. ACT/SAT prep. FAFSA support. Scholarship Opportunities. Includes after-school sessions your junior and senior years of high school. Apply today! Priority deadline: May 1, 2022 (guaranteed interview). Application deadline: June 1, 2022. Questions? Go to or contact Alex Aguirre. Our office is in the CPA library, stop by! Matt Larson (, Alex Aguirre (

Ethical Quote of the Week

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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. From special virtual events, delicious food spots, museum exhibits and more, our community has many different ways to celebrate and learn about Asian culture all month long. Visit this website to learn more!

Summer Food Resources

We know that throughout the school year, many CPA students and families depend on school breakfast and lunch. During summer break, there are many community resources designed to help provide free meals and snacks for the children of our community. Visit the CPA website to see several resources you can explore to find access to summer food support.

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:

  • Fever

  • Cough

  • Shortness of Breath

  • Loss of Taste or Smell

  • Sore throat

  • Nausea, Vomiting or Diarrhea

  • Chills

  • Muscle Pain

  • Bad headache

  • 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.

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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