CPA Tiger Talk

December 5-9, 2022

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Early Release Day Thursday December 8

This coming Thursday December 8 is an Early Release Day. Students will be dismissed at 1pm. Please plan accordingly to help us ensure a smooth dismissal and afternoon commute for all students. Thank you!

Words of Wisdom

"Who you are speaks so loudly I can’t hear what you’re saying."

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

What kind of person are you? Who are you in your heart, behind closed doors, when no one is looking? Do you cut corners or do you walk the talk? Are the different facets of your life in line with each other?

No one is perfect, but there shouldn’t be great inconsistencies between who you are in public and what you do in private. It’s important to be proud of the decisions you make out of sight. You may think no one notices, but it’s those seemingly invisible things that speak so loudly.

Ethical Principle of December: Honesty

Honest. December's Ethical Principle.

Dates to Remember

Thursday December 8: Early Release Day (dismissal at 1pm)

Friday December 9: CPA Choir performance at Holidazzle, 5:30pm (see below)

Monday December 12: Board of Directors Meeting, 6-8pm

Thursday December 15: Winter Program, 6pm (see below)

Monday December 19: Winter Break begins

Tuesday January 3: First day back to school from Winter Break

Monday January 16: No school in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Friday January 20: Last day of semester 1

Monday January 23: No school for students (Staff grading & reporting day)

Tuesday January 24: First day of semester 2

Breakfast & Lunch Menu for December 5-9. Monday's breakfast is Cinnamon Roll. Monday's lunch is Creamy Chicken Pasta. Tuesday's breakfast is Strawberry Boli. Tuesday's lunch is All Beef Hot Dog. Wednesday's breakfast is Maple Waffle Snaps. Wednesday's lunch is Burrito Bowl. Thursday's breakfast is Soft Filled Oatmeal Bar. Thursday's lunch is Creamy Macaroni and Cheese. Friday's breakfast is assorted single cereal bowl. Friday's lunch is Sweet and Sour Chicken,

This week in CPA Tigers athletics:

This week in CPA Tigers Basketball. On Monday December 5 Junior Varsity Boys will play against Eagle Ridge Academy @ Eagle Ridge Academy at 5:30pm and Varsity boys will play at 7pm. On Tuesday December 6 Junior Varsity Boys will play against Mounds Park Academy @ Mounds Park Academy at time to be announced and Varsity Boys will play at 6pm. On Tuesday December 6 Varsity Girls will play against Trinity School @ CPA at 5pm. On Thursday December 8 JV Boys will play against Roosevelt Minneapolis @ Roosevelt at time to be announced and Varsity boys will play at 7pm. On Thursday December 8 Middle School boys will play against King of Kings @ CPA at 4:30pm and Middle School girls will play against Trinity @ CPA at 5:45pm. On Friday December 9 Junior Varsity Boys will play against Humboldt @ CPA at 5:30pm and Varsity Boys will play at 7pm.


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!

Watch the Academy Choir at Holidazzle!

Are you looking for some winter fun? Come to Loring Park on Friday December 9 to see the CPA Choir perform at Holidazzle!

The CPA choir will sing a variety of winter and holiday favorites at 5:30pm on the Holidazzle Stage. There is no cost to attend, and there are many fun, free activities to do throughout the festival. Visit the Holidazzle website to learn more about the event. See you there!

Join us for the Winter Concert!

Please join us on Thursday December 15 at 6pm for the CPA 2022 Winter Concert! There will be performances by Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd grade, and Middle & High school music students! The concert is free and open to all--so come get into the winter spirit by hearing some beautiful songs!

Student performers: Kindergarten, 1st grade, and second grade students should arrive in the RGA between 5:30-5:45pm and find their teacher. Middle and high school performers should arrive at Door D at 5:15pm and report to Ms. Emily's classroom.

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!

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!

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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