CPA Tiger Talk

October 11-15, 2021

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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.

Words of Wisdom

"Men often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it even if I didn't have it in the beginning." ~ Mahatma Gandhi

Most of us have heard this many times in different variations. The Little Engine That Could simply said: "I think I can. I think I can." We become - for better or for worse - what we think and believe about our abilities. So much of one's success in the classroom and in life depends on believing in one's ability. We each have the potential to succeed and live a whole and full life. We simply have to believe it.

Ethical Principle of the Month

Caring & Respect. October's Ethical Principle. CPA Logo.

Dates to Remember

Monday October 11: Free COVID 19 Vaccination Clinic @CPA, 3:30-6pm

Monday October 11: Board of Directors Meeting, 6pm

Thursday & Friday October 21-22: No School (MEA)

Friday October 29: Last day for CPA Juniors to apply for College Possible

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Elementary School Spotlight

Middle School Spotlight

High School Spotlight

Follow CPA on Social Media to Stay Connected!

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Ethical Quote of the Week

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Free COVID 19 Vaccination Clinic at CPA

Monday, Oct. 11th, 3:30-6pm

471 Magnolia Avenue East

Saint Paul, MN

All Minnesota residents age 12 and older are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The CDC recommends that everyone who can get vaccinated should do so at the first opportunity available to them. This vaccine clinic is free and open to anyone ages 12 and older. Anyone under 18 must have a parent or guardian present. Please enter CPA at Door A and wear a mask.

congrats to CPA elmentary's September peacebuilders of the month!

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HS After-School Clubs

HS students and families: check out these awesome after-school clubs! Connect with the staff listed for each club to learn more and find out starting dates.
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Attention High School Juniors and Families!

College Possible. Are you a junior who wants to go to college? Looking for extra support in the process? Join College Possible! Application Deadline October 29. College Possible is a free program at your high school that supports students on their journey to and through college. Services include: support completing college and scholarship applications; financial aid coaching; and connection to college resources and opportunities. Students meet with their coach for after-school sessions and individual meetings to learn about and complete the steps needed to attend their ideal college! Eligibility requirements: Academic: 2.0 GPA or above; Income: Free/Reduced Lunch or Pell Grant Eligible; Aspiration: Desire to attend a 4-year school. Commitment: Attend after-school sessions and communicate regularly with College Possible Coach. Apply; Questions? Contact us at

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!

CPA is NOT Streaming Athletic Competitions

We wanted to make you aware of a scam that is happening on social media. Groups NOT associated with CPA claim they are streaming our athletic events, and they collect credit card information to exploit fans. Sports are back at CPA, but we are not livestreaming any games or competitions. Please do not give your credit card information to these groups. We hope you can join us in person for our athletic competitions. Thank you!

Application for Educational Benefits

For the 2021-2022 school year, breakfast and lunch are free for all students. However, it is important that all CPA families complete the application for educational benefits so CPA receives support and resources for all students, and so that individual families have access to community resources. If you haven't submitted an application yet for 2021-2022, please do so online at Thank you!

Masks Required on Buses

Masks are required for all passengers on school buses. This is a federal mandate. Please make sure students have a mask before getting on the school bus, and wear them the entire ride to school and home. Thank you for helping us keep our school community safe!

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

Video of the week: CPA Seniors take on a challenge on the Vision Quest Field Trip!

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If your phone number, address, or enrollment plans change, please update the office by calling 651-776-5151. Thank you!

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