CPA Tiger Talk

May 22-26, 2023

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Words of Wisdom

"He who awaits much can expect little."

-Gabriel Garcia Márquez

Ethical Principle of May: Love

Love is CPA's Ethical Principle for the Month of May

Dates to Remember

Monday May 29: No School Due to Memorial Day

Friday June 2: Last Day of Classes for PreK and 12th Grade Students

Friday June 2: PreK Moving On Ceremony, 9am

Tuesday June 6: Last Day of Classes for Kindergarten Students

Tuesday June 6: Kindergarten Moving On Ceremony, 10am

Tuesday June 6: Senior Graduation, 6pm

Wednesday June 7: Last Day of Classes for 1st-11th Grade Students

Breakfast and lunch menu for May 22-26. On Monday breakfast will be Mini Pancake Puffs and lunch will be Creamy Chicken Pasta. On Tuesday breakfast will be Whole Grain Apple Donut and lunch will be All Beef Hot Dog. On Wednesday breakfast will be Mini Cinni Bun and lunch will be Greek Nachos. On Thursday breakfast will be Chocolate Glazed Donut and lunch will be Glazed Chicken Wings. On Friday breakfast will be Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Round and lunch will be Sweet and Sour Chicken.

Apply for Free or Reduced Price Lunch & Other Benefits!

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.

School Pay

CPA students and staff: 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!

CPA Highlights:

MS Production: Alice @ Wonderland

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!

Free Soccer program for youth ages 8-14

Calling all soccer players! Wilder Rec Center is the place to be!

Join the fun and play soccer at Wilder Rec Center for FREE! Just bring your shoes and your game. Wilder Rec Center is especially looking for players in 2nd through 5th grade.

Wilder Rec Center is located at 958 Jessie Street. Stop by or call them at 651-298-5727 for more info or to get registered!

Spring Testing

CPA's Spring Screening Process began last week and will go through Friday May 26.

Student in grades PreK-8th grade will be completing the FAST screening in reading and math. High School students will be completing the NWEA MAP screening in reading and math. See the CPA district calendar for specific test dates for your student. For more detailed information about any of the standardized tests CPA students participate in, please click here.

The Spring Screening Process is important in helping our staff understand what our students need in order to grow and learn. We ask all families to help support their children by ensuring they are well rested and ready to do their best on testing days. Thank you for your support!

Summer Opportunities

Attention CPA families! Summer is just around the corner, and there are many programs available for kids and teens in our area, including day camps, classes, athletics, and jobs for teens. Check out these opportunities to see what might be a good fit to keep your child engaged this summer!

Programming Opportunities:

  • 30,000ft Summer Camp Available to Kindergarten-3rd grade students, this program is designed to improve literacy through various art activities and projects to earn fun field trips, learn to garden, and make lasting healthy friendships.

  • SPPS Summer Learning Programs SPPS PreK-12 Summer Learning Programs help students strengthen academic and social emotional skills, discover new talents, and recover high school credits. All programs are free and include academic support and enrichment, breakfast and lunch, and transportation. Registration is open. The deadline for PRIORITY registration is April 15.

  • SPPS Community Education Summer Camps & Classes Saint Paul Public Schools Community Education offers a variety of programming opportunities, including full day summer camps, aquatics, drivers education, STEM, Arts and Music, Community and Cultural Exploration, and more.

  • St. Paul Parks & Recreation Youth Summer Sports Youth summer t-ball, machine pitch, softball, baseball, and lacrosse clinic registration remains open until March 31. Programs are free for age 9 and up. Children age 8 and below will receive a free baseball glove courtesy of the Minnesota Twins.

  • Minnesota Institute for Talented Youth MITY is a program designed to provide academic enrichment opportunities to curious and hard working scholars. The program is held at Macalester College and offers need-based scholarships. MITY's highlights include: over 30 unique courses in STEM, Humanities, & Fine Arts; meaningful exposure to post-secondary life; day and residential options; and fast-paced, experiential learning.

Teen Employment Opportunities:

  • St. Paul Parks and Recreation Summer Jobs Saint Paul Parks and Recreation has many full and part time positions available at parks, rec centers, pools, golf courses, athletic complexes, Phalen Park Beach, Como Park Zoo & Conservatory and more. Entry level positions are available for ages 15 and up.

  • Tree Trust Youth ages 14-21 are able to earn and learn through hands-on experience working on outdoor construction and landscape projects in local parks and green spaces.

CPA is Now Enrolling!

Do you have family members or friends looking for a new school community to join? Great news: CPA is now enrolling for the 2023-2024 school year!

One of the best ways people find our school is by word of mouth--and this contributes to the feeling of community that we value so highly. So please send this link to your friends, family members, and neighbors who would like to be part of a community like CPA!

Food Resources

If your family or anyone you know would like support with food resources, below are some options you may find helpful. You can reach out to the CPA Social Work Team for additional resources as needed. Their contact info is below. Thank you!

CPA’s Social Work Team:

Chelle York, Elementary Social Worker,, 651-280-4509

Jenny Littlewolf, Middle School Social Worker,, 651-280-4507

Molly Eller, High School Social Worker,, 651-280-4553

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!

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.

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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