CPA Tiger Talk
October 17-21, 2022
Words of Wisdom
"Let your boat of life be light, packed only with what you need – a homely home and simple pleasures, one or two friends worth the name, someone to love and to love you, a cat, a dog, enough to eat and enough to wear. . ."
~Jerome K. Jerome
We can accumulate so much “stuff,” that it weighs us down like a load of bricks on a pack mule. We spend more time buying, cleaning, and maintaining our stuff than we do enjoying the simple pleasures like time with family and friends, the roof over our heads, and a hot meal to appreciate.
It’s surprising how lightening the load of our “stuff” can actually lighten our hearts as well.
Ethical Principle of the Month
Ethical Principle Graphics created by Trinity Moore, Grade 10. Thanks Trinity!
Dates to Remember
Thursday October 20 & Friday October 21: No School (MEA Break)
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
Congrats to the elementary peacebuilders of the month for September!
Spotlight on CPA Tigers Middle and High School Athletics!
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.
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!
HS Students: join TRIO ETS!
Attention high school students! Do you want help with finding the right college for you, visiting campuses, and applying for admission and scholarships? Check out TRIO ETS!
TRIO ETS is now recruiting CPA high school students who would like support with all things college. TRIO ETS works with students on Mondays and Tuesdays in the high school library during the school day. Stop by and see them to apply, or connect with our school counselor, Ms. Hall!
Ready, Set, FAFSA!
Free financial aid events are available to Minnesota students and families via Zoom. The series, running on Tuesday evenings, September 27 through October 25, is intended for current high school students and will cover general information about the college application and financial aid process, details on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the Minnesota Dream Act for undocumented students, and other ways to pay for college.
All sessions will have interpretation in Spanish, Somali, and Hmong. Attendees can ask questions in the chat and have them answered during the event by financial aid experts. Students who attend any of the sessions will be entered into a drawing to win a $500 scholarship (one entry per session attended).
Space is limited so register soon!
These sessions are offered by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education, Minnesota Department of Education, ECMC The College Place and Minnesota Goes to College. For session dates, topics and to register: bit.ly/readysetfafsa. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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.