CPA Tiger Talk

September 12-16, 2022

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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.

Words of Wisdom

"Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn’t know it so it goes on flying anyway." ~Mary Kay Ash

Have you ever witnessed someone accomplishing what the world said he or she could not, like a bumble bee taking flight? With encouragement, people can take flight despite the challenges they face.

In the middle of the word encouragement stands the word courage. When we encourage others, we literally pour courage into them, prompting some heartfelt action toward their fuller potential, helping them fly even when the odds are stacked against them. To encourage means to hearten, embolden, inspire, advocate, and enliven. Encouragement is a gift we give others, an act of generosity. And when we encourage them, we ourselves are heartened.

Ethical Principle of the Month

Peace: September's Ethical Principle. Image of a forest. CPA logo.

Dates to Remember

Monday September 12: Board of Directors Meeting, 6pm

Wednesday September 21: International Day of Peace

Friday September 30: Early Release Day (Dismissal at 1pm)

Monday October 10: Board of Directors Meeting, 6pm

Thursday October 20 & Friday October 21: No School (MEA Break)

Breakfast & Lunch Menu: September 12-16. Monday: Assorted Big Bowl Cereal, Creamy Chicken Pasta. Tuesday: Strawberry Boli, All Beef Hot Dog. Wednesday: Maple Waffle Snaps, Burrito Bowl. Thursday: Soft Filled Oatmeal Cereal Bar, Creamy Macaroni and Cheese. Friday: Single Bowl Cereal / Small Brekkie, Sweet and Sour Chicken.

highlights from last week at CPA

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!

This Week in CPA Tigers Soccer: Monday 9/12 5pm Varsity Game versus Hiawatha Collegiate at Arlington/Arkwright Park
This week in Tigers volleyball: Friday 9/16 Varsity Match versus Math and Science Academy at CPA

High School Students: Join STUCO!

Attention CPA high school students! Do you want to have a positive impact on your school community? Join Student Council!

Sign up by Friday September 16 to get involved! Direct any questions to Ms. CB or Kumu Yerri!

Athletics Update

The 2022-2023 athletics season is underway. Any students who are still interested in joining the soccer team can register online on the CPA website. Students must be registered before they can join practice.

Please note that there are ongoing scams from companies that claim to stream athletic events online, then ask for your credit card information to access it. CPA does not stream our games online, and you should not give your credit card information to these scam companies.

Volunteers & Chaperones

Are you interested in helping out at CPA as a volunteer or helping to chaperone field trips? If so, we would love to have you! Click here to access the Volunteer Handbook, which contains an application. The application must be done each year in order for you to continue serving as a volunteer or chaperone. Please send completed applications back to CPA through your student's teacher, or send it directly to the Volunteer Coordinator, Sadie Fischer, at

Every Meal Weekend Food Support

CPA is partnering again this year with Every Meal to provide weekend food bags for interested students/families. All families who registered last spring will be automatically enrolled in the program this year (you do not need to reapply).

The Every Meal program is available to everyone, regardless of income. You can register by filling out this form or completing the paper registration that will be coming home with your child.

We expect to begin distributing weekly bags of food to enrolled students at the end of September.

CPA Uniform Policy

CPA students are expected to in uniform every day for school. Families, please help ensure your children are wearing proper uniform clothing each day.

All students must wear:

  • A CPA shirt as the outermost layer
  • Blue, Black, Khaki or Gray Solid Color Pants or Shorts
  • OR Girls’ Navy Uniform Jumper, Skirt or Skort (elementary only)

Please review the full uniform policy in our Family Handbook for further details. Thank you!

Attention CPA Families!

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.

CPA is Now Enrolling!

CPA is still accepting enrollment applications for the 2022-2023 school year. We have openings in Kindergarten, 5th Grade, and 10th-12th Grade.

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 your phone number, address, or enrollment plans change, please call 651-776-5151 to let us know. Thank you!

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Make it a great day or not: the choice is yours!