CPA Tiger Talk

September 5-9, 2022

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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.

Words of Wisdom

"Beginning is easy – continuing hard."

~Japanese Proverb

It can be exciting to come back to school after a little summer fun. We are usually at our best at the beginning, hopeful, even optimistic.

But as the weeks continue, it can become difficult to maintain the level of excellence with which we began, especially if our initial hopes have not been solidly built upon a bedrock of guiding principles. But we can make a conscious decision that all our relationships with other members of the CPA community will be based on respect, responsibility, fairness, and honesty.

When things get difficult, (which they inevitably will), we can then better navigate our way through the challenge with some of the ease and excellence with which we began.

Ethical Principle of the Month

September's Ethical Principal is Peace. Image of a mountain scene.

Dates to Remember

Monday September 5: Labor Day (No School)

Monday September 12: Board of Directors Meeting, 6pm

Friday September 30: Early Release Day (Dismissal at 1pm)

Breakfast & Lunch Menu: September 5-9. Monday: No School. Tuesday: Chocolate Crescent Roll, Golden Corn Dog. Wednesday: Assorted Large Breakfast Bread, Cheeseburger. Thursday: Sliced Bagel, Chicken Fritters with Ranch Dip. Friday: Single Bowl Cereal / Nature Valley Crisp, Pizza.

highlights from last week at CPA

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!

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This week in Tiger Cross Country: Thursday September 8 4pm Cross Country Invitational at Fridley High School. Images of the CPA athletics logo and a runner.

Post-It Note Art Show

It's only the 2nd day of school, but Ms. Lor and her art students already have an art show in progress!

Introducing the CPA "Post-It-Note Art Show," featuring small works of art created by CPA students, staff, and families! All are welcome to participate. We want this art show to reflect the unique diversity at our school.


-Use a Post-It or a small 3x3 or 4x4 piece of paper

-School appropriate theme and words only

-Show your best work/effort

-Sign your name at the bottom right hand corner

Any family members who want to contribute can send their artwork to school with their students, or contact Ms. Lor in the art department!

Athletics Update

We are excited for our 2022-2023 school year for athletics. The first day of high school practice was on Monday August 29. Middle school sports will start on Tuesday September 6th after school:

  • 7th/8th grade Soccer report to the MPR
  • 7th/8th grade girls volleyball report to the gym

Students must be registered before they can join practice. Any interested students can register online on the CPA website.

Volunteers & Chaperones

Are you interested in helping out at CPA as a volunteer or helping to chaperone field trips? If so, we would love to have you! Click here to access the Volunteer Handbook, which contains an application. The application must be done each year in order for you to continue serving as a volunteer or chaperone. Please send completed applications back to CPA through your student's teacher, or send it directly to the Volunteer Coordinator, Sadie Fischer, at

Every Meal Weekend Food Support

CPA is partnering again this year with Every Meal to provide weekend food bags for interested students/families. All families who registered last spring will be automatically enrolled in the program this year (you do not need to reapply).

The Every Meal program is available to everyone, regardless of income. You can register by filling out this form or completing the paper registration that will be coming home with your child.

We expect to begin distributing weekly bags of food to enrolled students at the end of September.

CPA Uniform Policy

CPA students are expected to in uniform every day for school. Families, please help ensure your children are wearing proper uniform clothing each day.

All students must wear:

  • A CPA shirt as the outermost layer
  • Blue, Black, Khaki or Gray Solid Color Pants or Shorts
  • OR Girls’ Navy Uniform Jumper, Skirt or Skort (elementary only)

Please review the full uniform policy in our Family Handbook for further details. Thank you!

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 is Now Enrolling!

CPA is still accepting enrollment applications for the 2022-2023 school year. We have openings in Kindergarten, 5th Grade, and 10th-12th 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 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!