CPA Tiger Talk
October 24-28, 2022
Words of Wisdom
""The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best."
Ever been around someone so happy, so enthusiastic and positive that it is infectious and you catch his or her good mood? We really are contagious! Studies link our behavior and emotions to those around us; it’s called “emotional contagion.”
While that can be a good thing, it can also be a negative. At the other end of the spectrum are those who bring us down, or worse, infect us with their pessimism, skepticism and unprincipled ways. In the home and in the classroom, our task is to stay wide open to catching all the positive vibes we can from others and then flooding the atmosphere with positive and encouraging contagions.
Ethical Principle of the Month
Ethical Principle Graphics created by Trinity Moore, Grade 10. Thanks Trinity!
Dates to Remember
Thursday October 27: In-Person High School Conferences, 4-7pm
Tuesday November 1: Picture Day (details below)
Tuesday November 1: Virtual High School Conferences, 4-7pm
Thursday November 3: Virtual Middle School Conferences, 4-7pm
Monday November 7: In-Person Middle School Conferences, 4-7pm
Wednesday November 9: In-Person Elementary Conferences, 4-8pm
Thursday November 10: No School for Elementary Students
Thursday November 10: Virtual Elementary Conferences, 8am-3pm
Friday November 11: No School for Students or Staff
Wednesday November 23-Friday November 25: Thanksgiving Break (no school for staff or students)
Thursday December 1: Picture Retake Day
highlights from last week at CPA
Teacher Mitchell's first grade class is improving their yoga practice!
These 7th graders helped Mr. Poliquin make a hallway display of student work!
12th graders participated in mock interviews in Public Speaking class!
Kindergarten classes visited the apple orchard and picked pumpkins!
5th graders made Self Care Planners about their physical, emotional, & social needs.
World History students built structures from ancient civilizations!
These third graders are making the most of the fall weather and leaves!
Students in Ms. Baker's 5th grade math class had Pirate Math Day!
Students in Ms. Emily's Music Production class had a visit from Lil Crush!
Free Bikes 4 Kidz
The generous organization Free Bikes 4 Kidz has pledged to donate a limited number of refurbished bikes to CPA students. If your child is in need of a bike, you are welcome to apply to be one of the recipients. CPA will do a random drawing of all the applicants to select the students who will receive the free refurbished bikes.
Please be aware that if selected, in order to receive a bike your family would need to attend the giveaway event on Saturday, December 10 in Brooklyn Center, MN at the Free Bikes 4 Kidz warehouse. You would need to provide your own transportation to this event in order to receive the bike, and the child receiving the bike must be present.
Paper applications are being sent home with PreK-6 students. Interested 7-12th grade students can pick up a paper copy of the application in the office. You can also complete the application online here. Fill out one application per child. All applications must be submitted online or to the school office by Tuesday November 1.
CPA will reach out to the families that are selected to receive a bike.
If you have any questions, please contact:
Sadie Fischer (English), 651-280-4564, email@example.com
Maikao Lee (Hmong), 651-280-4545
Mariana Majil (Spanish), 651-289-3742
Paw Nay Bu (Karen), 651-280-4591
Picture Day is Tuesday November 1!
Picture day is a free dress day. Please review the free dress day policy (below) as a family and ensure students are dressed accordingly.
On free dress days, students must still wear clothing that is representative of the philosophy of Community of Peace Academy. Clothing, such as shirts or pants that feature pictures, phrases, or statements, must represent or promote peace and a non-violent/healthy lifestyle. All items of clothing must fit comfortably and be school appropriate.
1. Spaghetti straps, off the shoulder tops, halter or strapless tops are not allowed.
2. Coats, jackets, caps, hats, and outerwear must be kept in lockers.
3. Skirts and/or shorts must be mid-thigh or longer.
4. Pants/shorts with holes are not allowed.
5. Clothing items that are transparent or sheer must have clothing worn under that meets the above criteria.
If it is ever a question as to whether or not you may be out of uniform or whether or not your choice of dress is appropriate, please contact your Principal.
CPA Safety Tip Line
Elementary Basketball Opportunity
K-2nd grade starts in January, and a few spots still remain open. Practices will take place at Dayton's Bluff Rec Center.
3rd-4th grade practices are underway, but spots are still available. Practices are Tuesdays from 6-7:30pm at Wilder Rec Center.
5th grade has several spots available. Sign up as soon as possible to ensure you don't miss out on the fun!
Minnesota Goes to College Month!
Click here to see the colleges participating in this month-long event!
CPA seniors will apply to colleges during their Ethics and College & Career Exploration classes. We know they will go on to do amazing things!
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
If you have any questions or need support, please contact the social work team.
Attention CPA Families!
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.
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.