CPA Tiger Talk

January 3-7

Words of Wisdom

"Although the world is very full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it."

~ Helen Keller

Helen Keller knew a bit about suffering, making this statement all the more poignant. She exemplifies her words because she overcame great suffering.

Most of us suffer in some way, big or small, each day. We suffer with worry or stress. We suffer with negative interactions with others, or with challenging tasks. Suffering is simply part of life. No one escapes it completely. But here's the good news: When we overcome our sufferings and allow them to mold us into what we are intended to become, our suffering is not wasted.

It is useful, purposeful, and ultimately of great value.

Ethical Principle of the Month

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COVID Clinic Rescheduled!

The COVID 19 Vaccine Clinic that was originally scheduled for Monday January 3 has been moved to Tuesday January 4. It will take place in the CPA cafeteria from 3:30-6:30. Participants should enter Door A and wear a mask. The clinic is free and open to anyone 5 or older. Anyone 17 or younger must be accompanied by a guardian. We apologize for the change in schedule.

Dates to Remember

Monday January 3: Classes resume

Tuesday January 4: Free COVID 19 Vaccine Clinic at CPA for age 5 and up, 3:30-6:30pm in the cafeteria. Enter Door A. (THIS CLINIC WAS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR MONDAY)

Monday January 10: Board of Directors Meeting, 6pm

Wednesday January 12: College Knowledge Night in the RGA, 5pm

Thursday January 13: Last day of Semester 1

Friday January 14: No school for students (staff grading and reporting day)

Monday January 17: No school for staff or students: Martin Luther King Jr Day!

Tuesday January 18: First day of Semester 2

Thursday January 20: School Picture Retake Day

Tuesday January 25: Free COVID 19 Vaccine Clinic at CPA for age 5 and up, 4-6:30pm in the cafeteria. Enter Door A.

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CPA is Not Streaming Athletic Competitions

We wanted to make you aware of a scam that is happening on social media. Groups NOT associated with CPA claim they are streaming our athletic events, and they collect credit card information to exploit fans. The basketball season is underway at CPA, but we are not livestreaming any games or competitions. Please do not give your credit card information to these groups. We hope you can join us in person for our athletic competitions. Thank you!
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Elementary Spotlight

Middle School Spotlight

High School Spotlight

Videos of the Week: CPA Winter Concert Series

CPA Winter Concert Kindergarten, 1st Grade, and Choir Students
CPA Winter Concert 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, and Choir Students
CPA Winter Concert 4th Grade, 5th Grade, & Choir Students

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Ethical Quote of the Week

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Winter Clothing

Winter is here! Please make sure your child comes to school each day with appropriate winter gear so they are warm and dry at the bus stop, on the way to and from school, and during recess. If your child is in need of a warm jacket, hat, gloves/mittens, boots, or snowpants, the social work team can help you find resources.

COVID 19 Vaccine Update

CPA families, the COVID 19 Vaccine has been approved for ages 5-11. 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 4, 3:30-6:30pm (this was originally scheduled for Monday Jan 3)
  • Tuesday, January 25, 4-6:30pm
  • Tuesday, February 22, 4-6:30pm

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.

COVID Safety at CPA

Thank you for supporting CPA's COVID 19 mitigation efforts. To help keep our Covid cases down as we move forward please be sure to:

1) Keep your child home if they are not feeling well.

2) Have your child tested if they display symptoms of Covid.

3) Notify the school if your child or anyone living in your home tests positive for Covid.

4) Notify the school if your child has been exposed to Covid and therefore needs to quarantine.

Keep your student at home and have them tested for Covid if they show any of the following:

Fever of 100.4 or greater, Cough, Shortness of Breath, or Loss of Taste or Smell

Or if they show 2 or more of these symptoms:

Sore throat, Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Chills, Muscle Pain, Bad headache, Extreme fatigue, Nasal Congestion or Runny Nose.

Thanks! Contact the School Nurse, Judy Thompson (651-280-4532 or with any questions or to report Covid related concerns.

Quarantine Food Access

Meal boxes are available for any student who must miss in-person instruction due to COVID quarantine. Each meal box contains five breakfasts and five lunches. Families must pre-register to pick up meal boxes. Click here to learn more!

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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