CPA Tiger Talk

November 7-11, 2022

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No School Thurs for elementary, No School Fri for any students

There is no school on Thursday November 10 for Elementary students (PreK-4th Grade) due to elementary conferences. Grades 5-12 will have classes as normal on Thursday November 10.

There is no school for any students or staff on Friday November 11.

Words of Wisdom

"If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas."

~George Bernard Shaw

One of the first virtues we are taught as children is sharing with others. Sharing is a caring act. It’s always respectful, sometimes empathetic, and often, the responsible thing to do.

Sharing even one positive idea with another person can be an expression of all these virtues, but here’s what’s really important. In that sharing, the idea becomes bigger because it ripples out into the lives of more people, more homes, and more communities.

Ethical Principle of the Month

Gratitude. November's Ethical Principle.

Dates to Remember

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

Sunday November 13: World Kindness Day (see below)

Tuesday November 15: Multilingual Family Night, 6-8pm (see below)

Thursday November 17: Give to the Max Day (see below)

Wednesday November 23-Friday November 25: Thanksgiving Break (no school for staff or students)

Thursday December 1: Picture Retake Day

Breakfast and Lunch Menu for November 7-11. Monday: Maple Waffle Snaps, Buffalo Chicken Chunks. Tuesday: French Toast Bag, Mandarin Orange Chicken. Wednesday: Apple Frudel, Good Old Fashioned Hamburger. Thursday: Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Round, Cheesy Lasagna Roll. Friday: No School.

highlights from last week at CPA

Junior Class Day of Service

CPA juniors participated in the annual Junior Class Day of Service!

Some of the students spent the day volunteering with Habitat for Humanity. The rest of the students stayed at CPA and did service projects, including making 200 sandwiches that will be handed out to homeless people in our community.

Way to go, Tigers! We are proud of the work you are doing to make the world a better place!

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!

Multilingual Family Night

You are invited to join us for CPA's Multilingual Family Night on Tuesday November 15 from 6-8pm in the RGA! This is a chance to meet with your child's English Language Development teacher, explore community resources, and celebrate your students and our multilingual families at CPA!

If you would like to attend, please RSVP by clicking here or contacting Megan Olsen (, 651-280-4561). Include the name of your students and how many people from your family are coming.

We are excited to meet you and your child and talk about how we can support your child as they develop their English language skills!

World Kindness Day

Sunday November 13 is World Kindness Day! The goal of the World Kindness Movement is to create a kinder world by inspiring individuals and nations towards greater kindness.

You can get involved by pledging to spread kindness on World Kindness Day (and every day)! Check in on a friend or family member you haven't seen for a while, hold the door for a stranger, give a compliment to someone, or do any act of kindness you can dream up. This is one small way we can build peace each day and make our world a better place!

Give to the Max Day!

Give to the Max Day is a celebration of generosity all throughout the state of Minnesota on Thursday November 17! You can support CPA by making a donation online at CPA's Give to the Max Day page or by spreading the word to others you know. Thanks for your support!

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.

Attention CPA Families!

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.

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.

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.

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!

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