CPA Tiger Talk

November 8-12, 2021

Words of Wisdom

"Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others." ~ Cicero

What better way is there to celebrate your life than to quiet your mind and recognize the value of the small, forgettable fortunes you have?

Despite the many chores and tasks we must accomplish each day, can't our lives be amazingly pleasant when we stop to ponder all we have through a gratitude filter? Throughout the year and especially during this time of thanks, take a moment to really think about all that you are experiencing during your average day. In contrast to so many other lives, it may be pretty remarkable.

Gratitude is pausing throughout the day to recognize that what we have right now is just enough.

Ethical Principle of the Month

Gratitude. November's Ethical Principle. CPA logo.

Dates to Remember

Monday November 8: Free COVID 19 Vaccine Clinic at CPA for age 5 and up, 3:30-6pm (enter through Door A on Magnolia and wear a mask)

Monday November 8: CPA Board of Directors Meeting, 6pm

Tuesday November 9: Elementary Conferences (Virtual)

Thursday November 11: No School for Elementary Students (PreK-4th Grade)

Thursday November 11: Elementary Conferences (Virtual)

Friday November 12: No School for Staff or Students

Saturday November 13: Girls on the Run 5K at Normandale Community College, 8:30am

Thursday November 18: Give to the Max Day

Friday November 19: Application Deadline for Juniors to Apply for College Possible

Monday November 22: Free COVID 19 Vaccine Clinic at CPA for age 5 and up, 3:30-6pm

Tuesday November 23: School Picture Day

Wednesday November 24-Friday November 26: No School (Thanksgiving)

Breakfast & Lunch Menu: Nov 8-12. M: Apple Filled Pastry, Homemade Meatsauce. T: Breakfast Burrito, Mongolian Beef or Tofu. W: Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin, Beef Tacos. Th: Sunrise Sandwich, Chicken Fingers. F: No School.

Elementary School Spotlight

Middle School Spotlight

High School Spotlight

Congratulations to CPA's Elementary Peacebuilders of the Month of October!

The Peacebuilders of the Month post with their certificates and two staff members.

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Ethical Quote of the Week

"When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself." -Tecumseh

COVID 19 Vaccine Update

CPA families, the COVID 19 Vaccine has been approved for ages 5-11. CPA will be hosting several free COVID 19 Vaccine Clinic for ages 5+, and you and your family are encouraged to attend. Below is a list of upcoming COVID 19 Vaccine Clinics at CPA that will be open to age 5 and older:

  • Monday November 8, 3:30-6pm

  • Monday, November 22, 3:30-6pm

  • Monday, December 13, 3:30-6pm

  • Monday, January 3, 3:30-6pm

The COVID 19 Vaccine is free, and these clinics are open to the public. Pfizer and Moderna boosters are also available for those who are eligible. Participants should enter CPA through Door A on Magnolia and wear a mask.

Click here to read the COVID Vaccine Letter that was sent home with PreK-6th grade students on Friday November 5, which contains additional vaccine resources.

November is Native American Heritage Month

In recognition of Native American Heritage Month, members of the CPA community can visit two detailed bulletin boards in the elementary office hallway. The boards explore local issues such as the Phalen Creek Project and highlight important artists, leaders, and role models. Stop by and check it out!

College Possible Update

College Possible has extended the application deadline for CPA juniors--the new deadline is November 19. Any juniors interested in joining College Possible should still apply!

College Possible meets after school and supports students through the process of applying to college, seeking financial aid, and managing the transition from high school to college. Check out their website to learn more, or stop by the high school library to chat with a College Possible coach and see if this program is right for you!

Give to the Max Day

Give to the Max Day is a celebration of generosity all throughout the state of Minnesota! You can support CPA by making a donation online at CPA's Give to the Max Day page or by spreading the word to others you know. Thanks for your support!

Save the Date!

Mark your calendars! CPA's School Picture Day is scheduled for Tuesday November 23. Information about placing orders will be sent home soon.

Picture ReTake Day has been scheduled for Thursday December 16.

Video of the week: Students in Ms. KW's Trash to Treasure class sauteed zucchini!

CPA Chefs

If you haven't watched the video of CPA's 27th Annual Dedication Day program yet, check it out!

Dedication Day 2021

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!

Seniors & families: The FAFSA is Open!

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now available! The FAFSA is the tool used to apply for financial aid to cover the cost of college. Visit this website for more information and to apply. See CPA's Guidance Counselor Ms. Maslowski if you have any questions or need assistance.

Quarantine Food Access

Meal boxes are available for any student who must miss in-person instruction due to COVID quarantine. Each meal box contains five breakfasts and five lunches. Families must pre-register to pick up meal boxes. Click here to learn more!

Daily Health Screening

Due to the ongoing pandemic, we need to be extra careful about spreading any illnesses at school. Parents should do a health screening of their children each morning before school. If students are not feeling well or have symptoms of any illness, please keep them home for the day. If students exhibit any of the symptoms of COVID-19 listed below, they must be tested for COVID-19 before returning to school. COVID-19 symptoms include:

  • Fever or chills

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea

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 update the office by calling 651-776-5151. Thank you!

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