CPA Tiger Talk
January 2-6, 2023
Words of Wisdom
"What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches."
As we know, many people teach children: parents and family members, mentors, role models, and yes, classroom teachers. At a time when there is so much focus on what’s being taught in the classroom and how successfully it’s being taught in terms of high-stakes testing, it can be easy to lose sight of other priorities. In the midst of all the pressure, we might underestimate the importance of being the kind of human beings we want our children and students to be.
If you think back to the people who impacted your life most, you will probably remember something special about their character: they never lost patience; they were always fair; they kept her word; they never gave up on you. These are the things that matter most.
Ethical Principle of January: Courage
Dates to Remember
Tuesday January 3: First day back to school from Winter Break
Monday January 9: Board of Directors Meeting, 6pm
Tuesday January 10: CPA Winter Concert RESCHEDULED (see below)
Monday January 16: No school in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Wednesday January 18: College Knowledge Night & Active Citizenship Night, 5-7pm (see below)
Friday January 20: Last day of semester 1
Monday January 23: No school for students (Staff grading & reporting day)
Tuesday January 24: First day of semester 2
Wednesday February 1: 2023-2024 New Student Enrollment Deadline
Thursday February 2: Early Release Day (Dismissal at 1pm)
Saturday February 4: CPA Carnival (see below)
Apply for Free or Reduced Price Lunch & Other Benefits!
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.
This week in CPA Tigers athletics:
Recent CPA student highlights:
Winter Concert: RESCHEDULED for Tuesday January 10!
Student performers: Kindergarten, 1st grade, and second grade students should arrive in the RGA between 5:30-5:45pm and find their teacher. Middle and high school performers should arrive at Door D at 5:15pm and report to Ms. Emily's classroom.
College Knowledge and Active Citizenship Night
CPA juniors will also be presenting the Active Citizenship Projects, so come ready to hear about the things they have studied and they way they are getting involved in making their community a better place.
This event is designed with 5th-12th grade students and their families in mind, but it is open to all! Come join in on the fun!
Join us on Saturday February 4 from 11-2 for the CPA Carnival! This exciting event is a fundraiser for CPA's programming and will feature games and prizes, a silent auction, a raffle, an inflatable, crafts, and more!
If you would like to help out as part of the planning committee or as a volunteer during the carnival, please contact Sadie Fischer at email@example.com or 651-280-4564!
Examples of donated items from previous years include themed gift baskets, handmade crafts, gift certificates, and tickets to local events.
If you would like to make a donation or if you have any questions, please contact Sadie Fischer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-280-4564. Thank you!
CPA's School Closure Policies
School Closure due to Snow and/or Ice
School will be canceled if heavy snow and/or icy conditions make it extremely hazardous or impossible for school buses to travel their routes and for employees to get to work safely. The decision to close school will be made by 6:00 a.m. the morning of a cancellation, and earlier when possible.
School Closure due to Cold
School will likely be canceled if the wind chill is forecast to reach -40°F or colder at 6:30 a.m. The decision to close school will be made by 6:30 p.m. the evening prior.
Attention high school students! Do you want help with finding the right college for you, visiting campuses, and applying for admission and scholarships? Check out TRIO ETS!
TRIO ETS is now recruiting CPA students in grades 9-11 who would like support with all things college. TRIO ETS works with students on Mondays and Tuesdays in the high school library during the school day. They are accepting applications until the end of the semester.
If students and families would like more information, they can reach out to Ben Xiong by email at email@example.com. Students are also encouraged to stop by the library and chat or get an application!
If you have pics of CPA students in action, please share them! Think class projects, field trips, athletics, dances, and more. Ms. Michalak didn't become the yearbook editor until after the fall sports seasons, so we especially need soccer and volleyball photos.
Submit your photos at https://community.lifetouch.com/invite?code=CPATIGERS-23 or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org and include date, names, and grades. Thanks for supporting the CPA yearbook!
PreK-8 Office Procedures Update
If you are planning on picking up your student(s) early from school, the office must be notified by 2:00 PM. Please call 651-776-5151 to notify the office of your plans.
CHANGES IN TRANSPORTATION:
Call the transportation line at 651-280-4588 by 2:00 PM to change your student’s arrangements (either from bus to pick-up OR from pick-up to bus). Any permanent or recurring changes to transportation should be sent to email@example.com or 651-280-4588.
After 2:00 PM, staff are attending to students for end-of-day procedures and are unavailable to deliver messages to students. We want ALL of our students to receive the optimum learning environment and appreciate your understanding in this matter.
CPA values using every possible moment to help our students learn and grow. Parents are discouraged from picking up their children ten or fifteen minutes before dismissal time. This is a valuable time when teachers are putting closure to the day and it is disruptive to the children when the classroom receives phone calls to have students sent to the office.
Weather & Clothing
Are you looking for an easier way to make payments at school? Create a SchoolPay account!
SchoolPay accounts make it easier to process any payments you need to make to the school, athletics department, or cafeteria. Families can complete the application for free and reduced price lunch through School Pay, and families who receive free or reduced price lunch can also print their determination letter, which can be used to receive discounts at museums, MTC, and more!
Visit the CPA website to learn more and get started!
Every Meal Weekend Meal Bags
If you have any questions or need support, please contact the social work team.
CPA Safety Tip Line
CPA is Now Enrolling!
CPA is still accepting enrollment applications for the 2022-2023 school year. We have openings in Kindergarten and 5th 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 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.