CPA Tiger Talk
November 21-25, 2022
Words of Wisdom
As you know, the Ethical Principle of the Month for November is Gratitude. With the Thanksgiving holiday this week, this is the perfect time to reflect on Gratitude.
There's a West African proverb that goes like this: Ungratefulness is sooner or later fatal to its author. In other words, when a person is constantly ungrateful toward life and toward others, sooner or later something dies inside that person.
What dies? The joy that comes from being grateful for the blessings we may enjoy each and every day . . . like the blessings of food and shelter, the blessing of receiving an education, the gift of a smile or a hug.
This week as you prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday, take some time to make a list of all the things you are grateful for and then practice a little gratitude.
Ethical Principle of the Month: Gratitude
Dates to Remember
Wednesday November 23-Friday November 25: Thanksgiving Break (no school for staff or students)
Thursday December 1: Picture Retake Day (see below)
Thursday December 8: Early Release Day (dismissal at 1pm)
Monday December 12: Board of Directors Meeting, 6-8pm
Thursday December 15: Winter Program, 6pm
Monday December 19: Winter Break begins
Tuesday January 3: First day back to school from Winter Break
highlights from last week at CPA
Teacher Mitchell's class had fun exploring during their Wet Walk!
7th grade math students participated in Build-A-Cylinder Workshop!
English Foundations students enjoyed playing in the snow in the green roof!
Kindergarten students worked hard practicing their literacy skills!
8th graders learned about motion, forces, and work--and played Tug-of-War!
12th grade math students practiced equations by making artwork in Desmos!
Participants thought about and planned for the future at Multilingual Family Night!
Families connected with community resources at Multilingual Family Night!
Students played educational and fun games at Multilingual Family Night!
Heart & Soul participants braved the cold and ran a 5k last weekend!
Congrats to the October Elementary Peacebuilders of the Month!
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.
Please email photos to firstname.lastname@example.org and include date, names, and grades. Thanks for supporting the CPA yearbook!
Picture Retake Day is Dec 1!
If your student is needing to have their picture retaken, they may come in the attire for that photo. Please keep in mind the policy for non-uniform days.
Grades 6-12 Girls Basketball practice began on Monday, November 14th. Middle school practices take place on Mondays and Thursdays from 2:50-4:15pm. High School practices take place Monday-Friday from 2:50-4:15pm.
High School Boys Basketball practice will start on Monday, November 21st. Practice will be Monday-Friday from 4:30-6:30pm.
Students must have a sports physical on file to play on the high school teams. For more information, visit the CPA website or contact CPA's Athletic Director Kenan Moore at email@example.com or 651-280-4527.
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.
Attention CPA Families!
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.
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.