CPA Tiger Talk
October 31-November 4, 2022
Words of Wisdom
"I wish I had a refresh button for myself when my brain’s not loading."
Ever felt that way? Have you ever said, “That makes my brain hurt just thinking about it?”
Imagine how rapidly humanity’s entire knowledge base is expanding. No, don’t. It might give you a headache. Instead, remember this: we have many more demands on our brains than did generations past, and that comes with a certain level of increased responsibility to take care of those brains. So give it a rest. Or give it a mini-vacation. Take five and think about a favorite spot in nature.
Your brain might work a bit better afterward.
Ethical Principle of the Month
Dates to Remember
Tuesday November 1: Picture Day (details below)
Tuesday November 1: Free Bikes 4 Kidz registration forms due (details below)
Tuesday November 1: Virtual High School Conferences, 4-7pm
Thursday November 3: Virtual Middle School Conferences, 4-7pm
Monday November 7: In-Person Middle School Conferences, 4-7pm
Wednesday November 9: In-Person Elementary Conferences, 4-8pm
Thursday November 10: No School for Elementary Students
Thursday November 10: Virtual Elementary Conferences, 8am-3pm
Friday November 11: No School for Students or Staff
Wednesday November 23-Friday November 25: Thanksgiving Break (no school for staff or students)
Thursday December 1: Picture Retake Day
highlights from last week at CPA
Who has fond memories of playing parachute during phy ed class?
Nothing beats diving into a good book! Just ask Ms. Heimerl's students.
The 10th graders built structures from ancient civilizations in World History!
Preschool students have been working hard on literacy skills!
Ms. Lor's art class is making paper sculptures!
The drama class gave an amazing performance!
A CPA tradition: Community Partners!
Dedication Day 2022
Last Thursday, CPA staff and students celebrated our 28th annual Dedication Day. Dedication Day is an opportunity for members of the CPA community to rededicate themselves to the core values our school was built on. Classrooms throughout the building streamed the ceremony, which our 4th graders, 8th graders, and 12th graders attended.
The ceremony featured remarks from Executive Director Tim McGowan as well as Student Council members Justin Johnson and Shina Moua, and musical performances by some members of our kindergarten and fourth grade classes and the Academy Choir.
A special shout out to Ms. Emily and Ms. Kate (CPA's music teachers), Sally Reynolds (CPA's accompanist), and Paul Schettner and Mike Anderson (CPA's tech department) for their efforts in making the Dedication Day ceremony a success. Many other staff and students helped as well, and we are thankful for you all!
Free Bikes 4 Kidz
The generous organization Free Bikes 4 Kidz has pledged to donate a limited number of refurbished bikes to CPA students. If your child is in need of a bike, you are welcome to apply to be one of the recipients. CPA will do a random drawing of all the applicants to select the students who will receive the free refurbished bikes.
Please be aware that if selected, in order to receive a bike your family would need to attend the giveaway event on Saturday, December 10 in Brooklyn Center, MN at the Free Bikes 4 Kidz warehouse. You would need to provide your own transportation to this event in order to receive the bike, and the child receiving the bike must be present.
Paper applications are being sent home with PreK-6 students. Interested 7-12th grade students can pick up a paper copy of the application in the office. You can also complete the application online here. Fill out one application per child. All applications must be submitted online or to the school office by Tuesday November 1.
CPA will reach out to the families that are selected to receive a bike.
If you have any questions, please contact:
Sadie Fischer (English), 651-280-4564, email@example.com
Maikao Lee (Hmong), 651-280-4545
Mariana Majil (Spanish), 651-289-3742
Paw Nay Bu (Karen), 651-280-4591
Picture Day is Tuesday November 1!
Picture day is a free dress day. Please review the free dress day policy (below) as a family and ensure students are dressed accordingly.
On free dress days, students must still wear clothing that is representative of the philosophy of Community of Peace Academy. Clothing, such as shirts or pants that feature pictures, phrases, or statements, must represent or promote peace and a non-violent/healthy lifestyle. All items of clothing must fit comfortably and be school appropriate.
1. Spaghetti straps, off the shoulder tops, halter or strapless tops are not allowed.
2. Coats, jackets, caps, hats, and outerwear must be kept in lockers.
3. Skirts and/or shorts must be mid-thigh or longer.
4. Pants/shorts with holes are not allowed.
5. Clothing items that are transparent or sheer must have clothing worn under that meets the above criteria.
If it is ever a question as to whether or not you may be out of uniform or whether or not your choice of dress is appropriate, please contact your Principal.
CPA Safety Tip Line
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 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.