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
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)
Elementary School Spotlight
Morning meeting is a normal part of life at CPA--these kids can show you how it's done! ✌️
Science in Action
CPA 4th graders used play doh to make electrical circuits in science class. Wow! 💡
Who doesn't love finding a good book during a visit to the classroom library? 😍
Middle School Spotlight
7th graders used mirrors & proportions to find the height of objects around CPA. 📏
Ms. Hillman's class wrote about and created a home for "Dudley" the Milk Dud. 💜
Ms. Baker's class spent time playing math games in class. Learning is so fun! 😃
High School Spotlight
Art + Math
Ms. Okan's math class used Desmos to make some artistic creations! 👏
CPA seniors had fun playing Pictionary on the SMART Board in ethics class. 🐅
Students in Ms. Lor's Art & Design class created patterns through zentangle art. 😀
Congratulations to CPA's Elementary Peacebuilders of the Month of October!
Ethical Quote of the Week
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
College Possible Update
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
Video of the week: Students in Ms. KW's Trash to Treasure class sauteed zucchini!
If you haven't watched the video of CPA's 27th Annual Dedication Day program yet, check it out!
Weather & Clothing
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
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Muscle or body aches
New loss of taste or smell
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
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.