CPA Tiger Talk

August 30 - September 3

The Importance of Relationships

The beginning of the school year is an exciting time. Old friendships are rekindled and new ones are formed. New classes challenge and engage us. All slates are clean and anything is possible.

Academic rigor is important. But at CPA, we know that relationships come first. During the first several weeks of school, developing relationships with and among our students is our primary goal. This helps us build a foundation of trust and respect that will allow us to dig deeper into our academics throughout the year.

You can see this no matter which classroom you are in. It looks like students intentionally practicing one another's names or working collaboratively on activities. It looks like teachers greeting each student when they arrive to the classroom. It looks like classes playing circle games together. It looks like CPA.

The idea of putting relationships first is simple. It's been our focus since CPA was founded in 1995, and it will always be an important part of who we are. We are excited to continue to develop relationships over the coming weeks and beyond.

Ethical Principle of the Month

Peace. September's Ethical Principle. CPA Logo.

Important Dates to Remember!

-August 31: Free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at CPA (3:30-6pm)

-September 6: No School (Labor Day)

-September 10: Final deadline to join fall athletics (grades 9-12)

-September 17: Final deadline to join fall athletics (grades 7-8)

Lunch Menu: Aug 30-Sep 3. Monday BBQ Burger or Veggie Burger. Tuesday chicken fingers or soy butter sandwich. Weds cheese bread. Thursday Hamburger or veggie burger. Friday cheese pizza.

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

"Peace is our gift to each other." -Elie Wiesel. CPA Logo.

Expect Bus Delays

Throughout the first few weeks of school, you should expect bus delays of up to 30 minutes. Thank you for your patience as we adjust to the bus routes and traffic patterns.

Athletics Update

We are so excited to have the opportunity to have sports again! CPA is offering the following fall sports for grades 7-12: Boys Soccer, Girls Volleyball, and Boys & Girls Cross Country.

Any interested students must join before September 10 (grades 9-12) or September 17 (Grades 7 & 8). Athletes must be registered and paid before starting practice. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact CPA's Athletic Director Kenan Moore.

Visit the CPA Website for more information, registration forms, and the athletics calendar!

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

Annual Pesticide and Asbestos Notification

Each year, schools are required to notify families about any pesticides or asbestos present on school grounds. Read this document for more information.

Tech Device Returns Needed!

Any 9th grade students who still have a CPA Chromebook should return it to their Ethics teacher as soon as possible. The Chromebooks are needed for our middle school students.

If you have a family member with a CPA device who has graduated or left CPA for other reasons, please return the device(s) to CPA as soon as possible. Thanks for helping us meet our goal of providing a device to each currently enrolled student!

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!

Hmong, Spanish, and Karen Language Support

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.

PreK-8 Walker & Carpooler Pickup Information

PreK-8 Carpoolers and Walkers should be picked up at 2:50 at Door A on Magnolia Ave. Please do not arrive early, since buses will still be parked on the street. Guardians need to come into the building to pick the students up.

Uniform Information

Uniform shirts are on sale in the office. Additional styles can be ordered through the CPA Spirit Store on the CPA website. Our full uniform policy can be found in the Family Handbook.

Application for Free/Reduced Price Lunch

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 free and reduced price lunch 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!

Volunteer or Chaperone at CPA!

Anyone who is interested in volunteering in a classroom or helping to chaperone field trips at CPA should download the Volunteer Handbook and complete the forms on the last two pages. Volunteers/chaperones must complete the application and background check each year. The application deadline for the 2021-2022 school year is October 1. Please send completed forms and a copy of a state-issued photo ID to our volunteer coordinator at Forms can also be dropped off in the office or sent to the school at:

ATTN: Sadie Fischer

Community of Peace Academy

471 Magnolia Ave. E.

Saint Paul, MN 55130

Pick up a free CPA yard sign at Door A. Display in your yard or window to show your love for CPA! CPA logo

Free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at CPA

Tuesday, Aug. 31st, 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.

Video of the week: Ms. Emily plays a fun game with her eighth grade music class!

Music Class Game

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

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