CPA Tiger Talk
May 22-26, 2023
Ethical Principle of May: Love
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
Apply for Free or Reduced Price Lunch & Other Benefits!
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 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!
Students have been enjoying the beautiful flowering tree on Magnolia!
Middle School students played with the preschoolers during recess!
5th graders applied their math skills to real life by completing Floor Plan Projects!
Neiji & the seniors did a challenge making equations for the numbers from 1 to 100!
The best way to start the day is with a morning meeting--just ask Ms. Clemence's class!
CPA grad & SPPD officer Bryan McKinnon & his partner visited CPA's preschool students!
MS Production: Alice @ Wonderland
The full cast gathers for the closing scene: Alice's Trial! So much talent on one stage.
The behind-the-scenes view from backstage! Thanks to the amazing cast & crew!
The Jabberwocky! This light-up puppet was made by Xiong Lor, CPA Art Teacher!
Free Soccer program for youth ages 8-14
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!
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!
- 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.
- St. Paul Parks & Recreation Summer Camps & Activities Saint Paul Parks and Recreation offers summer camps and activities at parks and recreation centers throughout the city. Registration opens April 3, but you can visit the website to browse programs anytime.
- 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.
- Saint Paul College Summer Camps for High School Students St. Paul College offers summer camps where students can learn about medical careers, manufacturing, drones, and more! Scholarships are available.
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!
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!
- Today’s Harvest (Oakdale, MN): https://todaysharvestmn.org
- Indigenous Roots/Sisters Camelot (St. Paul, MN): https://sisterscamelot.org/events/
- Neighborhood House (West St. Paul, MN): https://neighborhoodhousemn.org/programs/food-support/fresh-produce-events/#winter-distro
- Saint Paul Public Schools put together this resource guide as well. Check it out!
- Download the Free Meals for Kids app provided by Hunger Impact Partners to your phone or device.
- Call the 211 Hotline. From a cell phone – Twin Cities Metro Area: 651-291-0211, Greater Minnesota: 1-800-543-7709, TTY: 651-291-8440.
- Call the Minnesota Food HelpLine at 1-888-711-1151, available from Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Central Time.
- Text USDA to texting service. Text Summer Meals to 914-342-7744. Spanish speakers, text Verano to 914-342-7744.
CPA’s Social Work Team:
Chelle York, Elementary Social Worker, firstname.lastname@example.org, 651-280-4509
Jenny Littlewolf, Middle School Social Worker, email@example.com, 651-280-4507
Molly Eller, High School Social Worker, firstname.lastname@example.org, 651-280-4553
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CPA Safety Tip Line
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.