CPA Tiger Talk

August 23-27, 2021

Welcome to the 2021-2022 School Year!

Over the past several weeks, CPA staff members have been working diligently to prepare for the school year. As we waxed the hallways, decorated classrooms, coordinated bus routes, created lesson plans, and completed the many other tasks associated with preparing for the school year, we did so with gladness. This year--more than ever--we are appreciating the luxury of opening our doors and welcoming our students for a year of fun and learning.

We are looking forward to getting back to the basics of what CPA is all about: creating an educated, ethical, and empowered community. By educating each student as a whole person--mind, body, and will--we can help them truly reach their full academic potential and develop a strong sense of character that will stay with them through life. This has been our focus since CPA first opened 27 years ago, and it remains our cornerstone.

Just like our students, we are growing and changing as a school. We are continuing to add new students and staff now that our expansion project is complete. We are finding new ways to communicate and share the exciting things that are happening throughout our school community. We are working to promote equity and justice in our building and in our world. But this growth isn't a deviation from our mission as a school--it IS our mission.

Thanks for being part of the CPA community. Let's have a fantastic 2021-2022 school year!

Important Dates to Remember!

-August 23: First Day of School for Grades 1-12

-August 25: First Day of School for PreK and K

-August 27: Final day for high school students to add/drop electives

-August 31: Free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at CPA (3:30-6pm)

-September 6: No School (Labor Day)

Lunch Menu: August 23-27

Monday 8/23: Penne Pasta & Marinara Sauce with Meatballs

Tuesday 8/24: Beef Tacos

Wednesday 8/25: Chicken Sandwich or Veggie Burger

Thursday 8/26: Turkey Hot Dog or Soybutter Sandwich

Friday 8/27: Hamburger or Veggie Burger

To see the full menu, visit

Help Us Welcome the New CPA Staff Members!

We are excited to welcome the new members of the CPA staff. They are going to do amazing things with us! To learn their names and their roles at CPA, visit this Facebook post that spotlights them.

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!

Quote of the Week

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." Helen Keller

Share Your First Day of School Pics!

We hope you are as excited for the first day of school as Rusty is! Send your #FDOS pics to so we can share them with the CPA community on our social media!

High School Elective Changes

Any high school students who would like to switch an elective class must do so by Friday August 27. Students should pick up the Add/Drop form outside of the guidance office, get a guardian's signature, and turn in the form by Friday August 27.

Uniform Information

Uniform shirts are on sale in the office. Additional styles can be ordered through the CPA Spirit Store on the CPA website. Our full uniform policy can be found in the Family Handbook.

Application for Free/Reduced Price Lunch

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 free and reduced price lunch 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 Thank you!

Volunteer or Chaperone at CPA!

Anyone who is interested in volunteering in a classroom or helping to chaperone field trips at CPA should download the Volunteer Handbook and complete the forms on the last two pages. Volunteers/chaperones must complete the application and background check each year. The application deadline for the 2021-2022 school year is October 1. Please send completed forms and a copy of a state-issued photo ID to our volunteer coordinator at Forms can also be dropped off in the office or sent to the school at:

ATTN: Sadie Fischer

Community of Peace Academy

471 Magnolia Ave. E.

Saint Paul, MN 55130

PreK-8 Walker & Carpooler Pickup Information

PreK-8 Carpoolers and Walkers should be picked up at 2:50 at Door A on Magnolia Ave. Please do not arrive early, since buses will still be parked on the street. Guardians need to come into the building to pick the students up.
Pick up a free CPA yard sign at Door A. Display in your yard or window to show your love for CPA! CPA logo

Free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at CPA

Tuesday, Aug. 31st, 3:30-6pm

471 Magnolia Avenue East

Saint Paul, MN

All Minnesota residents age 12 and older are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The CDC recommends that everyone who can get vaccinated should do so at the first opportunity available to them. This vaccine clinic is free and open to anyone ages 12 and older. Anyone under 18 must have a parent or guardian present. Please enter CPA at Door A and wear a mask.

FVFL Back to School Event

Wednesday, Aug. 25th, 1-6pm

1280 Arcade Street

Saint Paul, MN

Family Values for Life is hosting their 11th Annual Back To School Event. This drive-thru event is free and will include: Free School Supplies, Community Resources, Family Fun Activity Kits, and Free Food. There is no cost to participate, but pre-registration is required to ensure there are enough supplies for all.

Pre-registration for this event can be found here.

Video of the week: Minnesota teachers explain the importance of vaccination against COVID

Vax To School: Teachers across Minnesota encourage students and families to get vaccinated

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

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