CPA Tiger Talk

November 29-December 3, 2021

COVID Safety at CPA

Thank you for supporting your children during our 2 days of distance learning this week. 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.

Words of Wisdom

"The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable of receiving." ~Albert Einstein

Many of us struggle with our capacity to receive. We find it difficult to receive praise, or the generosity of others, or even the help we may need. On the other side of the coin are those who are capable of receiving (even expecting) far more than they are willing to give. They have forgotten the joy that comes from generosity and the peace of mind that comes with fairness.

We have all suffered when others have been greedy. The antidotes to greed are generosity and fairness, and as peacebuilders we have the awesome opportunity to foster these values in the hearts and minds of others.

Ethical Principle of the Month

Honesty. December's Ethical Principle. CPA logo.

Dates to Remember

Monday November 29: High School Basketball Practices Resume in the RGA (Girls from 2:50-4:30, Boys from 4:45-6:45)

Monday November 29: Free COVID 19 Vaccine Clinic at CPA for age 5 and up, 3:30-6pm

Thursday December 2: Early Release Day (dismissal at 1pm)

Monday December 13: Free COVID 19 Vaccine Clinic at CPA for age 5 and up, 3:30-6pm

Monday December 13: Board of Directors Meeting, 6pm

Friday December 17: Last day of classes before winter break. Classes resume on Monday January 3.

Breakfast & Lunch Menu: Nov 29-Dec3. M: Strawberry Banana Yogurt Smoothie, Boneless Wings. T: Chicken Waffle Sandwich, Orange Chicken or Tofu. W: Mini Cinnamon Rolls, Fried Chicken Drumstick. Th: Sunrise Croissant Sandwich, Turkey Hot Dog. F: Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffin, French Bread with Cheese.

CPA Spotlight

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Ethical Quote of the Week

"Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters." -Albert Einstein

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:

  • Monday, November 29, 3:30-6pm

  • Monday, December 13, 3:30-6pm

  • Monday, January 3, 3:30-6pm

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.

School Picture Day Update

Due to the change to Distance Learning on Tuesday November 23, CPA's school picture day will be rescheduled. Information will be sent home as soon as possible.

Nutrition Seminar

Face to Face is having a two-part nutrition seminar in partnership with the Nutrition Department at St. Catherine's University. This workshop is for people ages 11-25 (and their parents, guardians, or roommates) who would like to be empowered to make healthier food choices and learn the role of food in our lives with Nutritionists and Nutritionists in training.

This is a two part event featuring training related to General Nutrition, Affordable Nutrition, and Affordable Meals on Tuesday December 7th from 5-7pm and featuring training related to Healthy choices, Healthy Plates, Body Positivity/Body Kindness, and Developing a Positive Relationship with Food on Wednesday December 15th from 5-7pm.

Face to Face is located at 1165 Arcade Street. Due to the pandemic, space is limited and registration is required. Click here for the registration form.

High School Homework Help

CPA High School Students! Do you need help with your homework? Or maybe just a quiet place to work on homework or projects after school? Come to Academic Power Hour!

Academic Power Hour is an after-school program designed to help students stay on top of their studies. Whether you need help with your work, access to resources, or just a place to concentrate, we are here for you.

Academic Power Hour runs from 2:50-4:00pm on Mondays in Ms. Meta's room, Tuesdays in Mr. Hemstad's room, and Thursdays in Ms. Bokman's room. See you there!

Join High School Art Club!

Art Club is an open, free, fresh, supportive, inspiring, and peaceful art studio environment where student artists can create, motivate, teach, and learn from each other. Join Ms. Lor and other CPA high school artists on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:50-4pm beginning on November 30.

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!

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!

Daily Health Screening

Due to the ongoing pandemic, we need to be extra careful about spreading any illnesses at school. Parents should do a health screening of their children each morning before school. If students are not feeling well or have symptoms of any illness, please keep them home for the day. If students exhibit any of the symptoms of COVID-19 listed below, they must be tested for COVID-19 before returning to school. COVID-19 symptoms include:

  • Fever or chills

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea

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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