CPA Tiger Talk

September 27-October 1, 2021

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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 651-280-3742 (Spanish), or Paw Nay Bu at 651-280-4591 (Karen) for support.

Words of Wisdom from CPA

On September 21, people from all across the globe celebrated the International Day of Peace. The International Day of Peace was put into place by the United Nations in 1981. It is a day for everyone, everywhere, to focus on what we can do to make our world a more peaceful place.


At CPA, students participated in a variety of activities in honor of the International Day of Peace. Students folded origami cranes, researched ways to promote peace in their local communities, created artwork for a peace mural, wrote personal peace pledges, and more.


Celebrations like the International Day of Peace are a great opportunity for us to see that we, the CPA community, are not alone in our work of building peace. There are people just like us all around the world doing the work and making a difference. Thanks for being part of our community and helping this global effort!

Ethical Principle of the Month

Peace. September's Ethical Principle. Image of a nature landscape. CPA Logo.

Dates to Remember

Thursday September 30: Early Release Day (Dismissal at 1pm)


Friday October 1: Last day to sign up to chaperone field trips for the 2021-2022 school year


Monday October 11: Board of Directors Meeting, 6pm


Thursday & Friday October 21-22: No School (MEA)

Breakfast & Lunch Menu: Sep 27-Oct 1. M: Apple filled pastry, BBQ Meatballs and Mac & Cheese. T: Breakfast Burrito, Chicken Teriyaki. W: Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin, Shredded Beef or Veggie Burger. Th: Sunrise Sandwich, Cheeseburger or Veggie Burger. F: Breakfast bar, Chicken Sandwich or Veggie Burger.
This week in Tiger Volleyball. MON 9/27: 5:00pm: Middle School Game vs. Maternity of Mary-St. Andrew @Como Park High School , 7:00pm: Varsity Game @Heritage Christian Academy. TUES 9/28: 5:30pm: Varsity Game vs. Lakes International Language Academy @CPA. WED 9/29: 6:00pm: Middle School Game @ St. Paul Academy & Summit School. FRI 10/1: 4:30pm: Varsity Game @Liberty Classical Academy. Volleyball graphic. CPA Tigers Athletic Logo.
This week in CPA Tigers Soccer. THR 9/30: 7:00pm: Varsity Game @Hiawatha Collegiate High School. SAT 10/2: 9:10am: Middle School Game vs. Gethsemane Lutheran @North Dale Rec Center. Soccer ball image. CPA Tigers Athletic Logo.

Elementary School Spotlight

Middle School Spotlight

High School Spotlight

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Ethical Quote of the Week

"The basis for peace is respecting all creatures." -Cรฉsar Chรกvez

Early Release Day

On Thursday, September 30, students will be dismissed from school at 1:00 p.m. for an early release day. This is the first of several early release days planned for the 2021-2022 school year; other early release days will be on December 2, January 27, February 24, and April 28.

Elementary Update from Ms. Huml

Elementary principal Molly Huml is expecting her first child in October. Congrats to Ms. Huml! Click here to read the letter she sent to elementary families about who on our staff is helping out in her absence.

Attention High School Juniors and Families!

College Possible. Are you a junior who wants to go to college? Looking for extra support in the process? Join College Possible! Application Deadline October 29. College Possible is a free program at your high school that supports students on their journey to and through college. Services include: support completing college and scholarship applications; financial aid coaching; and connection to college resources and opportunities. Students meet with their coach for after-school sessions and individual meetings to learn about and complete the steps needed to attend their ideal college! Eligibility requirements: Academic: 2.0 GPA or above; Income: Free/Reduced Lunch or Pell Grant Eligible; Aspiration: Desire to attend a 4-year school. Commitment: Attend after-school sessions and communicate regularly with College Possible Coach. Apply; collegepossible.org/join Questions? Contact us at MNRecruitment@collegepossible.org

Celebrating Hispanic & Latino history, heritage, & accomplishments

Visit the National Park Service website to learn about the Hispanic and Latino history and heritage that can be found in national parks or explored through National Parks programming. This is a great way to learn about the history, heritage, and accomplishments of Hispanic and Latino Americans of past and present.

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. Sports are back 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!

Chaperones Needed!

Anyone who is interested in chaperoning field trips this year or volunteering in a classroom must submit the volunteer application by October 1. Visit the CPA website for the application or for more information.

Application for Educational Benefits

For the 2021-2022 school year, breakfast and lunch are free for all students. However, it is important that all CPA families complete the application for educational benefits so CPA receives support and resources for all students, and so that individual families have access to community resources. If you haven't submitted an application yet for 2021-2022, please do so online at https://www.schoolcafe.com/spps. Thank you!

Masks Required on Buses

Masks are required for all passengers on school buses. This is a federal mandate. Please make sure students have a mask before getting on the school bus, and wear them the entire ride to school and home. Thank you for helping us keep our school community safe!

Daily Health Screening

Due to the ongoing pandemic, we need to be extra careful about spreading any illnesses at school. Parents should do a health screening of their children each morning before school. If students are not feeling well or have symptoms of any illness, please keep them home for the day. If students exhibit any of the symptoms of COVID-19 listed below, they must be tested for COVID-19 before returning to school. COVID-19 symptoms include:


  • Fever or chills

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea

Video of the week: KC Practices Their Letters

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If your phone number, address, or enrollment plans change, please update the office by calling 651-776-5151. Thank you!

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Make it a great day or not: the choice is yours!