CPA Tiger Talk

November 14-18, 2022

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Words of Wisdom

"Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers."

~ Charles William Eliot

When was the last time you curled up with a good book, one that transported you to another place and time? For some of us, life gets in the way. The extent of our reading becomes social media updates from friends.

It’s an easy thing to let slide, but like physical exercise is to the body, reading is to the mind. It improves both memory and concentration and is a great stress buster. Best of all? Books are accessible anytime through the library system for no cost – in fact, you probably already have a book just waiting to be your next best friend.

Ethical Principle of the Month

Gratitude. November's Ethical Principle.

Dates to Remember

Tuesday November 15: Multilingual Family Night, 6-8pm (see below)

Thursday November 17: Give to the Max Day (see below)

Friday November 18: High School Fall Festival Dance (see below)

Wednesday November 23-Friday November 25: Thanksgiving Break (no school for staff or students)

Thursday December 1: Picture Retake Day

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

Breakfast and lunch menu. November 14-18. Monday: Large breakfast brekkie, Queso meatball sub. Tuesday: Strawberry cream cheese stuffed bagel, Breaded chicken patty sandwich. Wednesday: Cinnamon Roll, Greek Nachos. Thursday: Soft fruited oatmeal breakfast bar, Brunch lunch. Friday: Single bowl cereal / Blueberry cake donut, Pizza.

highlights from last week at CPA

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!

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Give to the Max Day!

Give to the Max Day is a celebration of generosity all throughout the state of Minnesota on Thursday November 17! You can support CPA by making a donation online at CPA's Give to the Max Day page or by spreading the word to others you know. Thanks for your support!

Photos Needed!

Staff, students, and families! Ms. Michalak would love to have your best photos for the CPA yearbook!

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 and include date, names, and grades. Thanks for supporting the CPA yearbook!

Multilingual Family Night

You are invited to join us for CPA's Multilingual Family Night on Tuesday November 15 from 6-8pm in the RGA! This is a chance to meet with your child's English Language Development teacher, explore community resources, and celebrate your students and our multilingual families at CPA!

If you would like to attend, please RSVP by clicking here or contacting Megan Olsen (, 651-280-4561). Include the name of your students and how many people from your family are coming.

We are excited to meet you and your child and talk about how we can support your child as they develop their English language skills!

High School Fall Festival Dance

CPA high school students are invited to the CPA High School Fall Festival dance on Friday November 18 from 5L30-8pm!

Advance tickets are on sale during high school lunches. Advance tickets are $3 for admission only, $5 for admission and food. Tickets are $7 at the door. We hope to see you there!

Basketball Update

Grades 6-12 Girls Basketball practice will begin on Monday, November 14th. Middle school practices will be Mondays and Thursdays from 2:50-4:15pm. High School practices will be 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 or 651-280-4527.

School Pay

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

CPA partrners with Every Meal to provide weekend meal bags for interested students/families. The Every Meal program is available to everyone, regardless of income. You can register by filling out this form or completing the paper application that was sent home with your child.

If you have any questions or need support, please contact the social work team.

Attention CPA Families!

It is important that all CPA families compete the Application for Educational Benefits Packet so that CPA receives support and resources for all students, and so that individual families have access to community programs, including free and reduced price lunches.

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 a tight community where relationships are valued. If you ever become aware of any threat to CPA, its students or staff, please contact us immediately. Your cooperation and partnership are key to ensuring a safe school environment. CPA has a Safety Tip Line that anyone can call at 651-280-4609 to anonymously report a safety concern.

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.

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 call 651-776-5151 to let us know. Thank you!

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