CPA Tiger Talk
January 17-21, 2022
Student Intent To Return Forms
Words of Wisdom
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, this week our words of wisdom are an excerpt from Dr. Martin Luther King Junior's "I Have a Dream" speech. You can read the full text of this speech here, or watch a video of it here.
"But there is something that I must say to my people, who stand on the warm threshold which leads into the palace of justice: In the process of gaining our rightful place, we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again, we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force.
The marvelous new militancy which has engulfed the Negro community must not lead us to a distrust of all white people, for many of our white brothers, as evidenced by their presence here today, have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny. And they have come to realize that their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom.
We cannot walk alone.
And as we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead.
We cannot turn back."
Temporary Distance Learning Resources
- Distance Learning Letter (sent by admin to all families on Wednesday January 12)
- Distance Learning Meal Box Pickup Registration Information
- Elementary School Distance Learning Schedule
- Middle School Distance Learning Schedule
- High School Distance Learning Schedule
- Technology Support
- CPA Support Contact List (who to reach out to for various needs)
Ethical Principle of the Month
Dates to Remember
Monday January 17: No school for staff or students in honor of Martin Luther King Jr Day
Tuesday January 18: First Day of CPA's Temporary Distance Learning
Tuesday January 18: First day of Semester 2
Tuesday January 18: Materials Distribution in the RGA: 10am-noon, 1-3pm, and 5-7pm
Wednesday January 19: Register by noon today for meal pickup on Friday through Saint Paul Nutrition Services (see below)
Friday January 21: Grade 11 & 12 ACT Accommodations forms due to CPA Assessment Coordinator, Aaron Tepp (see below)
Tuesday January 25: Free COVID 19 Vaccine Clinic at CPA for age 5 and up, 3:30-6:30pm in the cafeteria. Enter Door A. (This clinic is still happening, even though we are in Temporary Distance Learning)
Wednesday January 26: Register by noon today for meal pickup on Friday through Saint Paul Nutrition Services if you didn't register last week (see below)
Monday January 31: CPA Returns to In-Person Learning
Tuesday February 1: 2022-2023 New Student Registration Deadline
Monday February 7: 2022-2023 New Student Lottery, 3pm
Middle School Spotlight
High School Spotlight
Video of the week: Ms. Emily drank hot sauce!
Ethical Quote of the Week
Distance Learning Meal Boxes
Saint Paul Nutrition Services will be providing free meal boxes for interested CPA students during our period of temporary Distance Learning. Each meal box contains five breakfasts and five lunches. Families must click here to pre-register by noon on Wednesday to pick up their meal boxes on Friday. You only need to register once to pick up meals for both weeks. Meal boxes will only be available for currently enrolled students. Students do not need to be present when meals are picked up.
PICK UP INFORMATION:
WHEN: Friday 1/21 and Friday 1/28, 10am-noon
WHERE: SPPS Education and Operations Services
1930 Como Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108
Go to the east side of the building and follow the meal pick up signs.
Make sure you pre-register by Wednesday at noon to pick up meals on Friday!
Give Kids a Smile!
This special event is called “Give Kids a Smile” and is coordinated by the Minnesota Dental Association. The dental care will be available in community-based clinics and private practices in many locations throughout Minnesota.
All patients must have appointments in advance and be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Parents may call United Way 211 (just dial 2- 1-1) or 800-543-7709. Operators will have a list of participating dental offices and will be able to direct people to a location in their area. Parents will then call the dental office to schedule an appointment.
An online list is also available at www.mndental.org.
CPA is Now Enrolling!
CPA is currently accepting enrollment applications for the 2022-2023 school year. Currently enrolled students do not need to reapply.
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.
Every Meal Program Beginning Later This Year
We are excited to announce that CPA will be starting a partnership with Every Meal. Through this program, CPA families can register each enrolled child to receive a bag of food to take home each week. This program is entirely free and is open to anyone who is interested. We expect this program to be up and running later this winter.
There are 5 types of food bags available to suit your dietary preferences. On the registration form, you can see the kinds of food each bag contains and choose your preference.
Register here! Questions? Contact Chelle York (651-280-4509) or Sadie Fischer (651-280-4564).
11th & 12th Grade ACT Exam
Attention families of CPA Juniors and Seniors!
On April 19, CPA will give the ACT college entrance exam to all 11th grade students for free. 12th grade students who did not take the ACT in 11th grade have the option to participate as well. Interested seniors should notify Aaron Tepp, CPA's District Assessment Coordinator, to take advantage of this opportunity.
Eligible students who would like IEP/504 Plan accommodations for the ACT must return the form to CPA by Friday, January 21st.
Questions? Please reach out to:
CPA District Assessment Coordinator
ACCESS Testing Update
It will be given to students within ELD programming in February and March. Students will be assessed in language development skills in 4 domains: speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
The ELD teachers are working hard to support your students as they demonstrate their growth!
COVID 19 Vaccine Update
CPA families, the COVID 19 Vaccine has been approved for ages 5-11. CPA will be hosting several free COVID 19 Vaccine Clinic for ages 5+, and you and your family are encouraged to attend. Below is a list of upcoming COVID 19 Vaccine Clinics at CPA that will be open to age 5 and older:
- Tuesday, January 25, 3:30-6:30pm (This clinic will still happen, even though we are temporarily in Distance Learning)
- Tuesday, February 22, 3:30-6:30pm
The COVID 19 Vaccine is free, and these clinics are open to the public. Pfizer and Moderna boosters are also available for those who are eligible. Participants should enter CPA through Door A on Magnolia and wear a mask.
Click here to read the COVID Vaccine Letter that was sent home with PreK-6th grade students on Friday November 5, which contains additional vaccine resources.
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.