CPA Tiger Talk

November 1-5, 2021

Words of Wisdom

"Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature's inexorable imperative." ~ H.G. Wells

It has often been said that survival of the species is dependent upon those who can adapt to change. Change is a constant in our lives and at times is more than simply uncomfortable. Sometimes change is very painful. So what do we do?

Rather than getting anxious about a substantial change or allowing a tragic change to defeat us, we can reach out to our support network, surround ourselves with those who love and care for us and will give us perspective. Change, whether small or tragic, holds one simple promise. Once we are on the other side of it, we can be stronger, wiser, and in a better position to reach out to those going through their own difficult experiences.

Ethical Principle of the Month

Thank You. Gratitude. November's Ethical Principle. CPA logo.

Dates to Remember

Monday November 1: Middle School Conferences (Virtual)

Tuesday November 2: Election Day (Please vote!)

Wednesday November 3: Basketball Registration Event, 5-6:30pm in the Cafeteria (see announcement below)

Monday November 8: Free COVID 19 Vaccine Clinic at CPA

Monday November 8: CPA Board of Directors Meeting, 6pm

Tuesday November 9: Elementary Conferences (Virtual)

Thursday November 11: No School for Elementary Students (PreK-4th Grade)

Thursday November 11: Elementary Conferences (Virtual)

Friday November 12: No School for Staff or Students

Thursday November 18: Give to the Max Day

Tuesday November 23: School Picture Day

Wednesday November 24-Friday November 26: No School (Thanksgiving)

Breakfast & Lunch Menu: Nov 1-5. M: Yogurt Smoothie, Boneless Wings. T: Cereal Bar, Orange Chicken or Tofu. W: Mini Cinnamon Rolls, Fried Chicken Drumstick. Th: Sunrise Croissant, Sliced Turkey & Gravy. F: Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffin, French Bread with Cheese.

Elementary School Spotlight

Middle School Spotlight

High School Spotlight

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Ethical Quote of the Week

"Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough." -Oprah Winfrey
Dedication Day 2021

Free COVID 19 Vaccine Clinic at CPA

Monday, Nov. 8th, 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.

This clinic is also open to anyone eligible for either the Moderna or Pfizer booster.

CPA Basketball Registration Event

Wednesday, Nov. 3rd, 5-6:30pm

471 Magnolia Avenue East

Saint Paul, MN

CPA families--do you have a 5th-12th grade student athlete who would like to participate in basketball this winter? Would you like help completing the registration forms?

Join us from 5-6:30pm in the cafeteria and get assistance with registering your child. Please enter CPA through Door B and wear a mask. This is an optional event for anyone who needs assistance. Forms for registration can be completed on your own. Visit CPA's Athletics website for registration instructions and forms.

Additional Details:

  • Students in grades 8-12 will need a sports physical
  • High school girls basketball begins Nov 8
  • High school boys basketball begins Nov 15
  • Middle school girls basketball beginsNov 22
  • Middle school boys basketball begins Nov 23

November is Native American Heritage Month

Check out the Native American Heritage Month website to learn about upcoming online events you and your family can participate in throughout November. Events include an online discussion featuring U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo and Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, a webinar about the Marie Watt (Seneca) artwork "Edson's Flag" which honors veterans who served in the Air Force during World War II, a Native Cinema Showcase, and more!

Give to the Max Day

Give to the Max Day is a celebration of generosity all throughout the state of Minnesota! 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!

Save the Date!

Mark your calendars! CPA's School Picture Day is scheduled for Tuesday November 23. Information about placing orders will be sent home soon.

Picture ReTake Day has been scheduled for Thursday December 16.

Weather & Clothing

As we know, Minnesota weather can change quickly, and this time of year we see drastic swings in temperature and other weather issues. Please make sure your child has appropriate clothing to be comfortable and safe throughout the day, including at arrival, recess, and dismissal. Thank you!

Why Get Vaccinated?

Check out this post to learn the top 4 reasons to get the COVID 19 vaccine!

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.

Seniors & families: The FAFSA is Open!

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now available! The FAFSA is the tool used to apply for financial aid to cover the cost of college. Visit this website for more information and to apply. See CPA's Guidance Counselor Ms. Maslowski if you have any questions or need assistance.

Quarantine Food Access

Meal boxes are available for any student who must miss in-person instruction due to COVID quarantine. Each meal box contains five breakfasts and five lunches. Families must pre-register to pick up meal boxes. Click here to learn more!

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

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 update the office by calling 651-776-5151. Thank you!

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