CPA Tiger Talk

September 19-23, 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

"From the very core of our being, we simply desire contentment. Therefore, it is important to discover what will bring about the greatest degree of happiness." ~Dalai Lama

The apple has long been a symbol for teaching and learning. It’s interesting because one of the primary functions of any fruit is protecting the seeds inside its core, the seeds which will one day create more fruit. And isn’t that what parents and teachers do… plant seeds?

So what’s at the very core of your being? What core values do you hope to plant in the young people in your life? Your contentment may very well depend on protecting and nourishing those core seeds so you can truly enjoy the fruits of your labor.

Ethical Principle of the Month

Peace. September's Ethical Principle. Image of flowers and CPA logo.

Dates to Remember

Wednesday September 21: International Day of Peace

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

Monday October 10: Board of Directors Meeting, 6pm

Thursday October 20 & Friday October 21: No School (MEA Break)

Tuesday November 1: Picture Day (Retakes will be December 1)

Breakfast & Lunch Menu: September 19-23. Monday: Assorted Big Bowl Cereal, BBQ Beef Sandwich. Tuesday: Apple Filled Donuts, Chicken Tinga Walking Taco. Wednesday: Sliced Bagel, Meatball Sub with Mozzarella. Thursday: Glazed Honey Bun, Brunch Lunch. Friday: Single Bowl Cereal / Oatmeal Bar, Pizza.

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This week in CPA Tigers Soccer. Tuesday September 20 Varsity Game versus Hmong College Prep Academy at HCPA at 5:00pm. Thursday September 22: Varsity Game vs Avail Academy at 7:00pm at National Sports Center. Sunday September 25: Middle School game versus Saint Agnes at 2:20pm at Visitation High School.
This week in Tigers Volleyball. Tuesday September 20: Match versus Hmong College Prep Academy at Community of Peace Academy at 5:00pm.

FAST Testing

PreK-8th grade students will participate in FAST Reading/Math Screening beginning this week. Students will be screened over a two week period in grades preK-4. Grades 5-8 will be screened in Reading on Tuesday, September 20th and in Math on Thursday, September 22nd.

Thanks for helping ensure your child is in class and ready to do their best!

Wednesday September 21 is International Day of Peace

CPA celebrates International Day of Peace each year. This year, our students are creating Pinwheels for Peace depicting their interpretation of this year's theme: "End Racism. Build Peace." Students will plant their pinwheels in the lawn around our building as a peaceful display for our community.

The following passage is quoted from the United Nations' website as an explanation of International Day of Peace and this year's theme of "End Racism. Build Peace."

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The UN General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire.

But achieving true peace entails much more than laying down arms. It requires the building of societies where all members feel that they can flourish. It involves creating a world in which people are treated equally, regardless of their race.

As Secretary-General António Guterres has said: “Racism continues to poison institutions, social structures, and everyday life in every society. It continues to be a driver of persistent inequality. And it continues to deny people their fundamental human rights. It destabilizes societies, undermines democracies, erodes the legitimacy of governments, and… the linkages between racism and gender inequality are unmistakable.”

As conflicts continue to erupt across the globe, causing people to flee, we have seen race-based discrimination at borders. As COVID-19 keeps attacking our communities, we have seen how certain racial groups have been hit much harder than others. As economies suffer, we have seen hate speech and violence directed at racial minorities.

We all have a role to play in fostering peace. And tackling racism is a crucial way to contribute.

We can work to dismantle the structures that entrench racism in our midst. We can support movements for equality and human rights everywhere. We can speak out against hate speech – both offline and online. We can promote anti-racism through education and reparatory justice.

The 2022 theme for the International Day of Peace is “End racism. Build peace.” We invite you to join the efforts of the United Nations as we work towards a world free of racism and racial discrimination. A world where compassion and empathy overcome suspicion and hatred. A world that we can truly be proud of.

Athletics Update

The 2022-2023 athletics season is underway. Any students who are still interested in joining the soccer team can register online on the CPA website. Students must be registered before they can join practice.

Please note that there are ongoing scams from companies that claim to stream athletic events online, then ask for your credit card information to access it. CPA does not stream our games online, and you should not give your credit card information to these scam companies.

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!

Community of Peace Academy

Teaching Peace. Building Community. Developing Character.

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