CPA Tiger Talk

October 4-8, 2021

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Words of Wisdom from CPA

Fall is officially upon us. Throughout our neighborhood, trees are beginning to change color and drop their leaves. This season is a beautiful time of change and growth.

Inside the walls of CPA, there are many other changes taking place. Students and teachers are finding their rhythm after a highly disrupted break from traditional education. After 6 weeks of school, we are getting in the flow. We are seeing amazing transformations in our students, and things are starting to feel normal again.

Change is beautiful and change is good. Thanks for growing with CPA!

Ethical Principle of the Month

Caring & Respect. October's Ethical Principle. CPA logo.

Dates to Remember

Tuesday, October 5: Last day for high school parents to complete the Conference Time Preference Form

Wednesday, October 6: Last day for high school students to sign up for Student Council

Monday October 11: Free COVID 19 Vaccination Clinic @CPA, 3:30-6pm

Monday October 11: Board of Directors Meeting, 6pm

Thursday & Friday October 21-22: No School (MEA)

Breakfast & Lunch Menu: Oct 4-8. M: Granola & Smoothie, Boneless Wings or Soybutter Sandwich. T: Waffle Chicken Sandwich, Orange Chicken or Tofu. W: Mini Cinnamon Rolls, Chicken Drumstick or Soybutter Sandwich. TH: Sunrise Croissant Sandwich, BBQ Mini Hot Dogs or Soybutter Sandwich. F: Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins, Cheese Bread or Soy Butter Sandwich.

Elementary School Spotlight

Middle School Spotlight

High School Spotlight

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Ethical Quote of the Week

“It is absolutely imperative that every human being’s freedom and human rights are respected, all over the world.”--Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir
This week in Tiger Cross Country: Weds 10/6 3:30pm: Varsity Meet @Gale Woods Farm-Minnetrista. CPA Athletic Logo.
This week in CPA Tigers Soccer. Weds 10/6: Middle School Game vs. Presentation @ St. Ambrose of Woodbury School, Time TBD. Thurs 10/7 4:00pm: Varsity Game vs. Liberty Classical Academy @ Arlington/Arkwright Park. Sat 10/9 9:10am: Middle School Game @ Saint Paul Academy & Summit School. CPA Athletic Logo.
This Week in Tiger Volleyball. Mon 10/4: 5pm: Middle School Game vs. Hill-Murray Middle School @ Hill-Murray High School. Tues 10/5: Varsity Game @Avail Academy High School, Time TBD. Fri 10/8 5:30pm: Varsity Game vs Agricultural Food Science Academy @ CPA. CPA Athletic Logo.

Free COVID 19 Vaccination Clinic at CPA

Monday, Oct. 11th, 3:30-6pm

471 Magnolia Avenue East

Saint Paul, MN

All Minnesota residents age 12 and older are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The CDC recommends that everyone who can get vaccinated should do so at the first opportunity available to them. This vaccine clinic is free and open to anyone ages 12 and older. Anyone under 18 must have a parent or guardian present. Please enter CPA at Door A and wear a mask.

Elementary Update from Ms. Huml

Elementary principal Molly Huml is expecting her first child in October. Congrats to Ms. Huml! Click here to read the letter she sent to elementary families about who on our staff is helping out in her absence.

Attention High School Juniors and Families!

College Possible. Are you a junior who wants to go to college? Looking for extra support in the process? Join College Possible! Application Deadline October 29. College Possible is a free program at your high school that supports students on their journey to and through college. Services include: support completing college and scholarship applications; financial aid coaching; and connection to college resources and opportunities. Students meet with their coach for after-school sessions and individual meetings to learn about and complete the steps needed to attend their ideal college! Eligibility requirements: Academic: 2.0 GPA or above; Income: Free/Reduced Lunch or Pell Grant Eligible; Aspiration: Desire to attend a 4-year school. Commitment: Attend after-school sessions and communicate regularly with College Possible Coach. Apply; Questions? Contact us at

Quarantine Food Access

Meal boxes are available for any student who must miss in-person instruction due to COVID quarantine. Each meal box contains five breakfasts and five lunches. Families must pre-register to pick up meal boxes. Click here to learn more!

High School Conferences

High School conferences will take place on October 14 in person and on October 19 virtually. Please click here to complete the conference time preference form and let us know your preference by Tuesday October 5!

Explore Hispanic & Latino Influence

Are you interested in learning more about the role of Hispanic people in shaping American culture, politics, and economies? PBS put together this blog about documentary films they recommend to explore and learn about the influence of Hispanic culture in America. Check it out!

LGBT History Month

October is LGBT History Month! Check out, where a new icon will be honored and celebrated each day in October. Learn more about the inspiring and dedicated people who have helped create a more equitable world!

Attention High School Students and Families!

Leaders needed! Any high school students who are interested in joining Student Council should fill out this application or talk to Ms. Records in room 1350. Applications are due by dismissal on October 6. Student Council is a fun way to get involved and make a difference at CPA!

CPA is NOT Streaming Athletic Competitions

We wanted to make you aware of a scam that is happening on social media. Groups NOT associated with CPA claim they are streaming our athletic events, and they collect credit card information to exploit fans. Sports are back at CPA, but we are not livestreaming any games or competitions. Please do not give your credit card information to these groups. We hope you can join us in person for our athletic competitions. Thank you!

Application for Educational Benefits

For the 2021-2022 school year, breakfast and lunch are free for all students. However, it is important that all CPA families complete the application for educational benefits so CPA receives support and resources for all students, and so that individual families have access to community resources. If you haven't submitted an application yet for 2021-2022, please do so online at Thank you!

Masks Required on Buses

Masks are required for all passengers on school buses. This is a federal mandate. Please make sure students have a mask before getting on the school bus, and wear them the entire ride to school and home. Thank you for helping us keep our school community safe!

Daily Health Screening

Due to the ongoing pandemic, we need to be extra careful about spreading any illnesses at school. Parents should do a health screening of their children each morning before school. If students are not feeling well or have symptoms of any illness, please keep them home for the day. If students exhibit any of the symptoms of COVID-19 listed below, they must be tested for COVID-19 before returning to school. COVID-19 symptoms include:

  • Fever or chills

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea

Video of the week: Ms. Leverty's class shows off their donations!

Donors Chose to support Ms. Leverty's Classroom!

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