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

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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.

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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

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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!

Congrats to the CPA Elementary Peacebuilders of the Month from December!

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Ethical Quote of the Week

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No School Friday 1/14 or Monday 1/17

REMINDER: There is no school for students on Friday January 14. This is a day for teachers to complete grading and report cards for the end of Semester 1. There is also no school on Monday January 17 in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Enjoy the long weekend! We will begin Semester 2 on Tuesday January 18.

Student Intent To Return Forms

Your family should have received a Student Intent to Return Form in the mail this week. Please complete the form and return it to your child's teacher or the CPA office by Thursday January 13. Knowing your enrollment plans for the fall helps us in our planning. If you have any questions, please contact the CPA office. Thank you!

Give Kids a Smile!

Minnesota dental professionals are concerned about the growing number of low-income children who face barriers to dental care. That’s why thousands of dental professionals come together on the first Friday and Saturday of February to provide free dental care to children in need.

This special event is called β€œGive 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

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:

Aaron Tepp

CPA District Assessment Coordinator
(651) 280-4575

College Knowledge and Active Citizenship Night

College Knowledge and Active Citizenship Night will be on Wednesday January 12 from 5-7pm. This is an opportunity to learn from members of the junior class about the Citizenship Projects they have been working on for the past several weeks, as well as learn important information that will help students and families navigate the path to college.

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 is time for the yearly assessment for English Language Development. The ACCESS test is required by the state and helps our teachers know how to best support student learning.

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!

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 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 with any questions or to report Covid related concerns.

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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