CPA Tiger Talk

October 3-7, 2022

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Words of Wisdom

"Sweet mercy is nobility’s true badge."

~William Shakespeare

Most of us have known at least one person who knows (or thinks they know) pretty much everything. It becomes apparent that your opinion doesn’t count for much and that there’s always a better way; the better way being their way, of course!

It’s tempting to believe these people think themselves superior, but do they really? Whether it’s a family member, a colleague, or a friend, it can difficult to be kind to someone who is always correcting you. But can you imagine living under the weight of believing you must have all the answers?

So next time you are feeling impatient with a know-it-all, do the noble thing: extend some mercy. It may be the one thing they can’t find fault with.

Ethical Principle of the Month

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CPA's Ethics in effect. October's principle is Caring and Respect. Listen to music.

Ethical Principle Graphics created by Trinity Moore, Grade 10. Thanks Trinity!

Dates to Remember

Monday October 10: Board of Directors Meeting, 6pm

Thursday October 20 & Friday October 21: No School (MEA Break)

Tuesday November 1: Picture Day (Retakes will be December 1)

Breakfast & Lunch Menu for October 3-7. Monday Assorted Big Bowl Cereal, Queso Meatball Sub. Tuesday Strawberry Cream Cheese Stuffed Bagel, Breaded Chicken Patty Sandwich. Wednesday Cinnamon Roll, Greek Nachos. Thursday: Soft Fruited Oatmeal Breakfast Bar, Brunch Lunch. Friday Single Cereal Bowl and Blueberry Cake Donut, Pizza.

highlights from last week at CPA

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!

This week in Tigers Volleyball. Monday October 3 at 4:00pm Middle School Match versus Frassetti Christian Academy at CPA. Tuesday October 4 Match versus Avail Academy at Avail Academy Junior Varsity at 5:30pm and Varsity at 7:00pm. Thursday October 6 at 4:00pm Middle School Match versus Gethsemane Lutheran at CPA. Friday October 7 at 5:00pm Varsity Match versus AFSA at CPA.
This week in CPA Tigers Soccer. Wednesday October 5 at 5:00pm Varsity Game versus Twin Cities Academy at Arlington/Arkwright Park. Saturday October 8 at 12:00pm Middle School Game versus Community of Saints at Cretin-Derham Hall.

HS Students: join TRIO ETS!

Attention high school students! Do you want help with finding the right college for you, visiting campuses, and applying for admission and scholarships? Check out TRIO ETS!

TRIO ETS is now recruiting CPA high school students who would like support with all things college. TRIO ETS works with students on Mondays and Tuesdays in the high school library during the school day. Stop by and see them to apply, or connect with our school counselor, Ms. Hall!

Ready, Set, FAFSA!

Free financial aid events are available to Minnesota students and families via Zoom. The series, running on Tuesday evenings, September 27 through October 25, is intended for current high school students and will cover general information about the college application and financial aid process, details on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the Minnesota Dream Act for undocumented students, and other ways to pay for college.

All sessions will have interpretation in Spanish, Somali, and Hmong. Attendees can ask questions in the chat and have them answered during the event by financial aid experts. Students who attend any of the sessions will be entered into a drawing to win a $500 scholarship (one entry per session attended).

Space is limited so register soon!

These sessions are offered by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education, Minnesota Department of Education, ECMC The College Place and Minnesota Goes to College. For session dates, topics and to register: Contact with any questions.

UPDATE: Every Meal Weekend Meal Bags

CPA is partnering again this year 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.

Families that registered this school year will begin receiving weekend meal bags this week. 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 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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