CPA Tiger Talk

October 18-22, 2021

Words of Wisdom

"I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again."

-William Penn

Passing through life often seems like a race to get everything done by bedtime. In our hurry, we may be crabby to others, miss important dates, or overlook the needs of those closest to us. It's all unintentional, but nevertheless, feelings can be hurt and relationships damaged.

It's important to remember that we will not pass this way again. Relationships matter. Don't neglect what's really important in life by deferring kindness.

Ethical Principle of the Month

Photo of elephants nuzzling. Text: Caring & Respect. October's Ethical Principle. CPA logo.

Dates to Remember

Tuesday October 19: High School Conferences (virtual)

Thursday & Friday October 21-22: No School

Tuesday October 26: CPA's 27th Annual Dedication Day

Thursday October 28: Middle School Conferences (Virtual)

Friday October 29: Last day for CPA Juniors to apply for College Possible

Monday November 1: Middle School Conferences (Virtual)

Breakfast & Lunch Menu: Oct. 18-22. M: Yogurt Smoothie, Beef Tacos. T: Chicken Waffle, Sweet & Sour Chicken or Tofu. W: Mini Cinnamon Rolls, Roasted Chicken Drumstick or Soybutter Sandwich. Th: No School. F: No School.

Elementary School Spotlight

Middle School Spotlight

High School Spotlight

Follow CPA on Social Media to Stay Connected!

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Ethical Quote of the Week

"I firmly believe that respect is a lot more important, and a lot greater, than popularity." -Julius Erving.

No School Thursday or Friday!

Don't forget--there is no school this week on Thursday October 21 or Friday October 22. Enjoy your break!
This week in Tiger Volleyball. Monday, Oct 18 at 5pm: Middle School Volleyball Game @ Maternity of St. Mary-St. Andrew Catholic School. CPA Athletic Logo.

National School Lunch Week

Last week was National School Lunch Week! We appreciate our kind and hard-working cafeteria staff. Thank you for all the nutritious food!

Pride Month & LBGT History Month

Have you ever wondered why we celebrate Pride Month in June and LGBT History Month in October?

This in-depth article from the University of Central Florida explains the history of both important celebrations. Click the link to learn more!

Weather & Clothing

As we know, Minnesota weather can change quickly, and this time of year we see drastic swings in temperature and other weather issues. Please make sure your child has appropriate clothing to be comfortable and safe throughout the day, including at arrival, recess, and dismissal. Thank you!

Why Get Vaccinated?

Check out this post to learn the top 4 reasons to get the COVID 19 vaccine!

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.

Seniors & families: The FAFSA is Open!

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now available! The FAFSA is the tool used to apply for financial aid to cover the cost of college. Visit this website for more information and to apply. See CPA's Guidance Counselor Ms. Maslowski if you have any questions or need assistance.

HS After-School Clubs

HS students and families: check out these awesome after-school clubs! Connect with the staff listed for each club to learn more and find out starting dates.
CPA high school after-school clubs. Student Council: Mondays from 3-4pm with Ms. Records & Ms. Maslowski. Participation is limited to those who applied. Academic Power Hour: Tuesdays from 1-4pm with Mr. Hemstad. Homework support and a quiet work space. Magic Club: Thursdays from 3-4pm with Ms. Crouse. Build community and learn/play the card game magic. Dungeons & Dragons Club: Thursdays from 3-4 with Mr. Hemstad and Ms. CB. Build community & learn/play D&D. Genders & Sexualities Alliance (GSA): Fridays from 3-4pm with Mr. Woodbury & Ms. CB. A safe and supportive group of LGBTQ+ & allies. Activist Club: Fridays from 3-4 with Ms. Eilbert. Research & take action on issues you care about. CPA logo.

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!

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

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.

Video of the week: Check out the Sensory Walk!

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If your phone number, address, or enrollment plans change, please update the office by calling 651-776-5151. Thank you!

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