CPA Tiger Talk
September 26-30, 2022
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
highlights from last week at CPA
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
UPDATE: Every Meal Weekend Meal Bags
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
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 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.
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.