CPA Tiger Talk

September 26-30, 2022

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Friday September 30 is an Early Release Day!

This coming Friday, September 30, is an Early Release Day. Students will be dismissed at 1pm. Please plan accordingly to help us ensure a smooth dismissal and afternoon commute for all students. Thank you!

Words of Wisdom

"The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been kindness, beauty, and truth." ~Albert Einstein


Kindness, beauty, and truth, like so many values and ideals, are interwoven. There is, after all, beauty and truthfulness in all acts of kindness. Truly kindhearted people are motivated by an honest desire to be helpful and humane.


In our lives, we are awarded the unique opportunity to continually light the way for those around us who struggle. Kindnesses, both large and small, uplift, encourage, and live on in the memories of others. How awesome to be remembered for en(courage)ing others with kindness.

Ethical Principle of the Month

Peace. September's Ethical Principle. CPA Logo.

Dates to Remember

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 and lunch menu: September 26-30. Monday: Assorted Big Bowl Cereal, Buffalo Chicken Chunks. Tuesday: French Toast Sticks, Mandarin Orange Chicken. Wednesday: Apple Frudel, Old Fashioned Hamburger. Thursday: Assorted Big Bowl Cereal, Cheesy Lasagna Roll. Friday: Assorted Breakfast Bread, Walking Taco.

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!


Follow CPATigers on Facebook and Instagram and subscribe to Rusty the CPA Tiger on Youtube!

This Week in CPA Tigers Soccer. Monday September 26 5:00pm Varsity Game versus Groves Academy at Arlington/Arkwright Park. Friday September 30 7:00pm Middle School Game versus Liberty Classical Academy at Polar Lakes Park. Saturday October 1 at 12:00pm Middle School Game versus Saint Ambrose at Saint Ambrose.
This week in Tigers Volleyball. Monday September 26 at 5:00pm Middle School Match versus Hill-Murray at CPA. Tuesday September 27 at 5:00pm Varsity Match versus Lakes International Language Academy at CPA. Thursday September 29 at 4:30pm Middle School Match versus Trinity Academy at Trinity. Friday September 30 at 5:15pm Varsity Match versus Liberty Classical Academy at Liberty.

HS Students: join TRIO ETS!

Attention high school students! Do you want help with finding the right college for you, visiting campuses, and applying for admission and scholarships? Check out TRIO ETS!


TRIO ETS is now recruiting CPA high school students who would like support with all things college. TRIO ETS works with students on Mondays and Tuesdays in the high school library during the school day. Stop by and see them to apply, or connect with our school counselor, Ms. Hall!

Ready, Set, FAFSA!

Free financial aid events are available to Minnesota students and families via Zoom. The series, running on Tuesday evenings, September 27 through October 25, is intended for current high school students and will cover general information about the college application and financial aid process, details on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the Minnesota Dream Act for undocumented students, and other ways to pay for college.


All sessions will have interpretation in Spanish, Somali, and Hmong. Attendees can ask questions in the chat and have them answered during the event by financial aid experts. Students who attend any of the sessions will be entered into a drawing to win a $500 scholarship (one entry per session attended).


Space is limited so register soon!


These sessions are offered by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education, Minnesota Department of Education, ECMC The College Place and Minnesota Goes to College. For session dates, topics and to register: bit.ly/readysetfafsa. Contact tpribnow@ecmc.org with any questions.


UPDATE: Every Meal Weekend Meal Bags

CPA is partnering again this year 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.


This past week, weekend meal bags were distributed to students who were already enrolled in the program from last year. Families that registered this fall will begin receiving weekend meal bags in October. If waiting until October is a burden for your family, or if you have other questions or need support, please contact the social work team.

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 sadief@cpapk12.org.

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 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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