CPA Tiger Talk
September 19-23, 2022
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
highlights from last week at CPA
3rd graders wrote about their hopes and dreams.
Humphrey the library guinea pig had attentive visitors!
Mr. Keto's class got energized by playing musical chairs!
Thanks for helping ensure your child is in class and ready to do their best!
Wednesday September 21 is International Day of Peace
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.
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
Every Meal Weekend Food Support
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
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!
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.