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 handful of short stories, pretending to be a novel."


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

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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

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Elementary School Spotlight

Middle School Spotlight

High School Spotlight

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 Peacebuilders of the Month for January!

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Ethical Quote of the Week

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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 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.

Technology Reminder

Elementary and Middle School students who still have CPA technology devices or chargers at home should return them to CPA as soon as possible. Even damaged items should be returned so they can be repaired or recycled. Thank you!

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).

Middle School Choir Update

Middle School Choir is gearing up for semester 2! Anyone interested in joining Middle School Choir can get visit Ms. Emily to get a registration form. Practices will take place on Mondays from 3-4 in Ms. Emily's music room from February 7 - May 16. See you soon!

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.

  • The 2-week Summer Immersion Program (SIP) hosts current 9th-11th graders in live virtual classrooms led by industry-leading companies like EA, Pfizer, and ViacomCBS. Students learn HTML, CSS, and JavaScript while getting an inside look into the tech industry. Plus, SIP students can apply for grants up to $500!

  • The Self-Paced Program offers independent study and real-world projects for current 9th-12th graders to earn beginner-level badges in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript for web development or an intermediate-level badge in Python for cybersecurity.

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.

Rent Assistance

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.

Click here to learn more or to apply!

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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