CPA Tiger Talk
February 7-11, 2022
CPA is Now Enrolling!
CPA is currently accepting enrollment applications for the 2022-2023 school year. Currently enrolled students do not need to reapply, but you do need to turn in your Intent to Return Form so we save your seat.
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.
Words of Wisdom
Life is a string of short stories, some full of joy, some full of pain, and some full of the comfort that comes from the ordinary, uneventful moments in life. A good story stretches the mind, while touching the heart and searching the soul.
When we share stories, we discover that many of our stories are similar. These stories draw us together. Other stories help us learn to respect our differences. Either way, sharing our stories helps us build relationships and develop community.
When was the last time you shared a story from your own life's experiences with someone new?
Black History Month
January 31-February 4 was the Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action.
The Week of Action is a national movement that affirms the lives of Black students, teachers, and families. This week centers classroom lessons about structural racism, intersectional Black identities, Black history, and anti-racism through the 13 Guiding Principles from the Black Lives Matter movement.
On Wednesday, CPA staff wore Black Lives Matter swag or all black in solidarity and as a show of support of the work being done through Black Lives Matter in Schools. ✊🏽✊🏿✊🏻
Ethical Principle of the Month
Dates to Remember
Monday February 7: 2022-2023 New Student Lottery, 3pm
Monday February 7: Middle School Choir Rehearsals begin, 3pm (see below)
Monday February 14: Board of Directors Meeting, 6pm
Monday February 21: No School in honor of Presidents' Day
Tuesday February 22: Free COVID Vaccine Clinic at CPA for age 5 and up, 4:00-6:30pm in the cafeteria. Enter Door A.
Thursday February 24: Early Release Day; dismissal at 1pm
Elementary School Spotlight
Fun & Games
CPA PreK students had fun playing games--and they practiced math skills at the same time! 💜
Middle School Spotlight
High School Spotlight
Mr. Hemstad's students had a chance to experiment with chemical reactions in the lab last week. 🔬
Be the Change
Congrats to the CPA Peacebuilders of the Month for January!
Ethical Quote of the Week
Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT)
Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) is a temporary food benefit available to Minnesota families with children who would have received free or reduced-price meals if schools were open. This is a support for families when schools shift to distance learning, or when a student misses school due to COVID.
Click here to learn more about this benefit.
Free at-home COVID tests
CPA families: have you heard there is a new government program that will mail 4 free COVID tests to every household? In order to receive your 4 free COVID tests, you must order them!
Please visit covidtests.gov to order your tests--it's very easy, and it only takes a minute.
The tests are entirely free, and there is no shipping cost. It takes about 7-12 days before the tests will be shipped, so order now before you need them!
Thanks for helping us keep stop the spread of COVID in our community.
Every Meal Program Beginning Later This Year
We are excited to announce that CPA will be starting a partnership with Every Meal. Through this program, CPA families can register each enrolled child to receive a bag of food to take home each week. This program is entirely free and is open to anyone who is interested. We expect this program to be up and running later this winter.
There are 5 types of food bags available to suit your dietary preferences. On the registration form, you can see the kinds of food each bag contains and choose your preference.
Register here! We apologize that the link did not work in the previous Tiger Talk--it will work now. If you have any questions, please contact Chelle York (651-280-4509) or Sadie Fischer (651-280-4564).
Girls Who Code
How does $100K a year sound? $100K is the average salary for U.S. computing jobs, and Girls Who Code wants to help students who identify as girls or non-binary #MakeThatChange!
Join Girls Who Code's free virtual summer programs, and get the skills and support you need to step into the 500,000+ open computing jobs across the country.
Both programs offer exclusive alumni benefits and career support for life, including a Hiring Summit, pre-internship programs, virtual mentoring, and GWC Talks webinars for career tips and strategies.
Complete your application here! Programs are available June 17 - August 12. You’ll get priority consideration when you apply by February 16, 2022. Regular-decision applications are due by March 18, 2022. Learn more by participating in an on-demand or live webinar.
COVID 19 Vaccine Clinics
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, February 22, 4:00-6:30pm
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.
Are you a renter who has fallen behind on rent due to COVID?
Ramsey County and the City of Saint Paul have teamed up to create the Saint Paul - Ramsey County Rent Assistance Program, a new tenant assistance program for Ramsey County renters struggling to pay rent due to the financial burdens of COVID. Eligible renters include households that earned 80% or less of area median income in 2020, or in the most recent month.
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.