CPA Tiger Talk

September 6-10, 2021

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

We Are A Community of Peace.

At Community of Peace Academy, we emphasize Peace. It's in our name, and it's one of our Core Values, which reads "CPA is a diverse community of students, parents, and staff dedicated to creating a peaceful school environment in which all members are treated with unconditional positive regard."

We recognize that it takes all of us to create peace--we all need to work together to build the community we want to be part of. This is much easier when we assume those around us have positive intentions. If we give others the benefit of the doubt instead of making assumptions about them, we show them respect and earn theirs in return.

Thank you for your role in making our school community a peaceful one!

Ethical Principle of the Month

Peace. September's Ethical Principle. CPA Logo.

Important Dates to Remember!

-September 6: No School (Labor Day)

-September 8: Varsity Boys Soccer Game @Lake International Language Academy

-September 9: Varsity Cross Country Invitational @Fridley

-September 10: Final deadline to join fall athletics (grades 9-12)

-September 17: Final deadline to join fall athletics (grades 7-8)

-September 17: Registration deadline for the October ACT exam

Breakfast & Lunch Menu. September 6-10. Monday: No school. Tuesday: Breakfast cereal bar, lunch beef tacos. Wednesday: Breakfast Cinnamon French Toast, lunch Chicken Sandwich or Veggie Burger. Thursday: Breakfast Sunrise Sandwich, lunch Turkey Hot Dog or Soybutter Sandwich. Friday: Breakfast Chocolate Chip Muffin, lunch Orange Chicken or Tofu.

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!

Ethical Quote of the Week

"Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal." -Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

No School on Labor Day!

In recognition of Labor Day, there is no school on Monday September 6. Enjoy the long weekend and we will see you Tuesday September 7!

11th & 12th Grade ACT Registration

Any juniors or seniors who are interested in taking the ACT in October must sign up by September 17. This test will not be through CPA, so you will need to find your own transportation to and from the test. If there are any questions, please see Mrs. Maslowski in the counseling office.

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!

Athletics Update

We are so excited to have the opportunity to have sports again! CPA is offering the following fall sports for grades 7-12: Boys Soccer, Girls Volleyball, and Boys & Girls Cross Country.

Any interested students must join before September 10 (grades 9-12) or September 17 (Grades 7 & 8). Athletes must be registered and paid before starting practice. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact CPA's Athletic Director Kenan Moore.

Visit the CPA Website for more information, registration forms, and the athletics calendar!

Expect Bus Delays

Throughout the first few weeks of school, you should expect bus delays of up to 30 minutes. Thank you for your patience as we adjust to the bus routes and traffic patterns.

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

Annual Pesticide and Asbestos Notification

Each year, schools are required to notify families about any pesticides or asbestos present on school grounds. Read this document for more information.

Tech Device Returns Needed!

Any 9th grade students who still have a CPA Chromebook should return it to their Ethics teacher as soon as possible. The Chromebooks are needed for our middle school students.

If you have a family member with a CPA device who has graduated or left CPA for other reasons, please return the device(s) to CPA as soon as possible. Thanks for helping us meet our goal of providing a device to each currently enrolled student!

Video of the week: Anti-Bullying Video Made By CPA Middle Schoolers! Feat. Mr. Moore

- YouTube

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

Community of Peace Academy

Teaching Peace. Building Community. Developing Character.

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