CPA Tiger Talk
January 10-14, 2022
Words of Wisdom
The rays of happiness, like those of light, are colorless when unbroken.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Adversity is a part of life ‐ it is inevitable. There will always be challenges to overcome, but it's not all bad news. Adversity strengthens us to take action when challenges arise and to persevere in times of darkness, allowing us to be a source of light for those around us.
Often adversity can awaken us to what is true and important in our lives. It's a time of reevaluation and appreciation for what we have or for what we may have lost. Although the storm may leave you feeling broken, the sun will rise again.
Ethical Principle of the Month
Dates to Remember
Monday January 10: Board of Directors Meeting, 6pm
Wednesday January 12: College Knowledge and Active Citizenship Night, in the MPR, 5-7pm
Thursday January 13: Last day of Semester 1
Thursday January 13: Student Intent to Return Forms Due to the CPA Office
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, 3:30-6:30pm in the cafeteria. Enter Door A.
CPA is Not Streaming Athletic Competitions
Middle School Spotlight
High School Spotlight
Congrats to the CPA Elementary Peacebuilders of the Month from December!
Ethical Quote of the Week
No School Friday 1/14 or Monday 1/17
Enjoy the long weekend! We will begin Semester 2 on Tuesday January 18.
Student Intent To Return Forms
Give Kids a Smile!
This special event is called “Give Kids a Smile” and is coordinated by the Minnesota Dental Association. The dental care will be available in community-based clinics and private practices in many locations throughout Minnesota.
All patients must have appointments in advance and be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Parents may call United Way 211 (just dial 2- 1-1) or 800-543-7709. Operators will have a list of participating dental offices and will be able to direct people to a location in their area. Parents will then call the dental office to schedule an appointment.
An online list is also available at www.mndental.org.
11th & 12th Grade ACT Exam
Attention families of CPA Juniors and Seniors!
On April 19, CPA will give the ACT college entrance exam to all 11th grade students for free. 12th grade students who did not take the ACT in 11th grade have the option to participate as well. Interested seniors should notify Aaron Tepp, CPA's District Assessment Coordinator, to take advantage of this opportunity.
Eligible students who would like IEP/504 Plan accommodations for the ACT must return the form to CPA by Friday, January 21st.
Questions? Please reach out to:
CPA District Assessment Coordinator
College Knowledge and Active Citizenship Night
This event is free to attend and will take place in the MPR. All are welcome--please wear a mask and enter through Door D.
CPA is Now Enrolling!
CPA is currently accepting enrollment applications for the 2022-2023 school year. Currently enrolled students do not need to reapply.
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.
ACCESS Testing Update
It will be given to students within ELD programming in February and March. Students will be assessed in language development skills in 4 domains: speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
The ELD teachers are working hard to support your students as they demonstrate their growth!
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 25, 3:30-6:30pm
- Tuesday, February 22, 3:30-6:30pm
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 email@example.com) with any questions or to report Covid related concerns.
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.