CPA Tiger Talk

February 6-10, 2023

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Save your spot at CPA--turn in your intent to return form!

CPA is currently in the process of enrolling new students for the 2023-2024 school year, and we need to know your plans!

CPA will begin filling open seats beginning on February 8 at our New Student Enrollment Lottery. Save your spot at CPA by submitting your Student Intent to Return Forms to the CPA office before February 8. If you lost your form, you can call the office to let us know your plans:

  • PreK-8 Office: 651-280-4604
  • 9-12 Office: 651-280-4589
  • Mariana Majil, Latino Family Engagement Specialist: 651-289-3742
  • Mai Kao Lee, Hmong Family Engagement Specialist: 651-280-4545
  • Paw Nay Bu, Karen Family Engagement Specialist: 651-280-4591
  • Bonnie Johnson, Enrollment: 651-280-4587

Words of Wisdom

"Our lives begin to end the day that we become silent about things that matter."

-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Ethical Principle of February: Justice

Justice. February's Ethical Principle.

Dates to Remember

Wednesday February 8: CPA's 2023-2024 New Student Lottery (SAVE YOUR SPOT by turning in your Student Intent to Return Forms!)

Monday February 13: Board of Directors Meeting, 6pm

Monday February 20: No School: Presidents' Day!

Wednesday March 1: Elementary Game Night, 5-7pm

Thursday March 2: Early Release Day (Dismissal at 1pm)

Breakfast and lunch menu for February 6 through 10. Breakfast on Monday is a Large Breakfast Brekkie. Lunch on Monday is Mongolian Meatballs. Breakfast on Tuesday is Cream Cheese Stuffed Bagel. Lunch on Tuesday is Breaded Chicken Patty Sandwich. Breakfast on Wednesday is Cinnamon Roll. Lunch on Wednesday is Build Your Own Cheesy Nachos. Breakfast on Thursday is Soft Fruited Oatmeal Breakfast Bar. Lunch on Thursday is Brunch Lunch. Breakfast on Friday is Single Bowl Cereal and Blueberry Cake Donut. Lunch on Friday is Pizza.

Apply for Free or Reduced Price Lunch & Other Benefits!

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.

This week in CPA Tigers athletics:

Tigers Basketball schedule for February 6-10, 2023. On Monday February 6 the Varsity Boys have a game against Hiawatha Collegiate High School at Hiawatha at 7:00 pm. On Wednesday February 8 the Middle School Boys have a game against Saint Charlest Borromeo at Saint Charles Borromeo at 4:30 pm. On Wednesday February 8 the Middle School Girls have a game against Immaculate Conception at Immaculate Conception at 5:45 pm. On Thursday February 9 the Varsity Girls have a game against Hmong College Prep Academy at Hmong College Prep Academy at 5:00 pm. on Thursday February 9 the Varsity Boys have a game against Lakes International Language Academy at Community of Peace Academy at 7:00 pm. On Friday the JV Boys have a game against Heritage Christian Academy @ Heritage Christian Academy at 6:00pm. On Friday the Varsity Boys have a game against Heritage Christian Academy @ Heritage Christian Academy at 7:30pm.

Recent CPA highlights:

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!

Morning Drop Off Procedures

If you drop your students off at CPA in the morning before 7:55am, please drop them off on Desoto Street. It may seem more convenient to drop children off on Magnolia, but we need to keep that street clear for buses until 7:55am. Thank you for your cooperation.

ACCESS Testing

The window for ACCESS testing is open at CPA. This is state-mandated testing for students in the English Language Development program. It is important for students to give their best effort on this test.

If you have any questions about ACCESS testing, please connect with CPA's ELD Coordinator, Megan Olsen at or 651-280-4561.

CPA is Now Enrolling!

Do you have family members or friends looking for a new school community to join? Great news: CPA is now enrolling for the 2023-2024 school year!

One of the best way people find our school is by word of mouth--and this contributes to the feeling of community that we value so highly. So please send this link to your friends, family members, and neighbors who would like to be part of a community like CPA!

Applications are due on Wednesday February 1. Our Enrollment Lottery will take place at 3pm on Wednesday February 8. Thanks for your support!

After School Program Opportunity!

Are you looking for after school opportunities? 30,000 Feet is an organization located on Arcade Street near CPA, and they offer these programs:

-On the job coding certificate training to enter high paying tech careers. Teens make $15/hr starting at 10 hours a week. Snacks and transportation provided. Mondays & Wednesdays from 3:30-5:30.

-K-3rd grade literacy tutoring centered in the arts in small groups and one-on-one. Students experience various art forms from professional artists, attend field trips, and receive snacks and transportation. Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3:30-5:30.

For more information or to get registered, visit the 30,000 Feet website or call 651-210-3454

Photos Needed!

Staff, students, and families! Ms. Michalak would love to have your best photos for the CPA yearbook!

If you have pics of CPA students in action, please share them! Think class projects, field trips, athletics, dances, and more. Ms. Michalak didn't become the yearbook editor until after the fall sports seasons, so we especially need soccer and volleyball photos.

Submit your photos at or email them to and include date, names, and grades. Thanks for supporting the CPA yearbook!

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!

School Pay

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

CPA partrners 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.

If you have any questions or need support, please contact the social work team.

CPA Safety Tip Line

CPA is a tight community where relationships are valued. If you ever become aware of any threat to CPA, its students or staff, please contact us immediately. Your cooperation and partnership are key to ensuring a safe school environment. CPA has a Safety Tip Line that anyone can call at 651-280-4609 to anonymously report a safety concern.

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!

Community of Peace Academy

Teaching Peace. Building Community. Developing Character.

Make it a great day or not: the choice is yours!