CPA Tiger Talk
September 13-17, 2021
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 651-280-3742 (Spanish), or Paw Nay Bu at 651-280-4591 (Karen) for support.
Looking Back, Looking Ahead
Something groundbreaking took place 30 years ago. In 1991, Minnesota was the first state to pass a law allowing for the creation of charter schools. It wasn't long before Dr. Karen Rusthoven began her mission to open Community of Peace Academy, which officially welcomed students in the fall of 1995.
CPA began as a K-5 school serving 150 students. Today, we have grown and expanded several times, and we currently serve over 800 students in preschool through 12th grade. Looking back, it's easy to see that we have grown and adapted to suit the needs of our school community. And it's just as clear that we still uphold the values Dr. Rusthoven placed at the center of her mission.
What isn't as easy to see is the future. How will we grow and adapt in the years to come? We certainly never could have predicted what the past two years would look like. Even so, today we are a strong community of students, families, staff, and graduates. We may not know exactly what the future holds, but we know that the CPA community will always be a place of peace. Thank you for being a part of our school community!
Ethical Principle of the Month
Important Dates to Remember!
-September 13: Board of Directors Meeting, 6-8pm
-September 14: Girls Varsity Volleyball Game @Twin Cities Academy, 7pm
-September 16: Cross Country Invitational vs. De La Salle @Bassett Creek, 4pm
-September 16: Boys Varsity Soccer Match vs. Hmong College Prep Academy @CPA, 5pm
-September 16: Multilingual Family Night, 6-8pm
-September 17: Final deadline to join fall athletics (grades 7-8)
-September 17: Registration deadline for the October ACT exam
-September 17: Girls Varsity Volleyball Game vs. Math & Science Academy @CPA, 5:30pm
-September 20: Free COVID 19 Vaccine Clinic at CPA, 3:30-6pm
Elementary School Spotlight
Middle School Spotlight
Artists in Action!
Music To Our Ears
High School Spotlight
Our Student Are Leaders
Juniors and seniors served as leaders at retreats for younger students. Their positive energy is inspiring! 🙌
College In the Schools
Ethical Quote of the Week
FREE COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at CPA
Everyone who received their first dose at CPA's vaccine clinic on August 31 should plan to attend and receive their second dose. Anyone in need of their first dose is also welcome!
Monday, Sep 20, 2021, 03:30 PM
471 Magnolia Avenue East, Saint Paul, MN, USA
Multilingual Family Night
Hispanic Heritage Month
11th & 12th Grade ACT Registration
Programs & Activities
Application for Educational Benefits
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