CPA Tiger Talk
November 22-26, 2021
Distance Learning This Week
Words of Wisdom
"Gratefulness is the key to a happy life that we hold in our hands, because if we are not grateful, then no matter how much we have we will not be happy - because we will always want to have something else or something more." ~ Brother David Steindl-Rast
We all know the importance of gratitude. Entire books have been written on the topic, best selling books read by millions. Yet many of us move through entire days, even weeks, without stopping to appreciate small things like hot water and laughing children. It's like exercise; we know we should do it, but we let life get in the way.
The truth is, most of us have much for which to be thankful, not just on Thanksgiving, but every single day. So be happy. Be grateful.
Ethical Principle of the Month
Dates to Remember
Monday November 22 and Tuesday November 23: Distance Learning Days
Monday November 22: Free COVID 19 Vaccine Clinic at CPA for age 5 and up, 3:30-6pm
Wednesday November 24-Friday November 26: No School (Thanksgiving)
Thursday December 2: Early Release Day (dismissal at 1pm)
Monday December 13: Free COVID 19 Vaccine Clinic at CPA for age 5 and up, 3:30-6pm
Monday December 13: Board of Directors Meeting, 6pm
Friday December 17: Last day of classes before winter break. Classes resume on Monday January 3.
Elementary School Spotlight
"A person's a person, no matter how small." ❤️
CPA preschool students agree: story time is the best! 📖
These first grade students had fun in the snow at recess! ⛄
Middle School Spotlight
The sun was still shining during recess last week--perfect selfie weather! ☀️
Mr. Doll had fun playing with the middle school students during recess! 😃
In Trash to Treasure class, these two built a sculpture out of cardboard. 💜
High School Spotlight
Ms. Bokman's Health students are learning about pregnancy and parenting. 👶
CPA got a grant from PeaceMaker MN to support morning announcements! ✌️
Activists in Action
These student leaders from Activist Club strategized during lunch this week! ✊
Ethical Quote of the Week
COVID 19 Vaccine Update
CPA families, the COVID 19 Vaccine has been approved for ages 5-11. CPA will be hosting several free COVID 19 Vaccine Clinic for ages 5+, and you and your family are encouraged to attend. Below is a list of upcoming COVID 19 Vaccine Clinics at CPA that will be open to age 5 and older:
- Monday, November 22, 3:30-6pm This clinic will still be happening, even though this is a Distance Learning day.
- Monday, December 13, 3:30-6pm
- Monday, January 3, 3:30-6pm
The COVID 19 Vaccine is free, and these clinics are open to the public. Pfizer and Moderna boosters are also available for those who are eligible. Participants should enter CPA through Door A on Magnolia and wear a mask.
Click here to read the COVID Vaccine Letter that was sent home with PreK-6th grade students on Friday November 5, which contains additional vaccine resources.
November is Native American Heritage Month
How much do you know about the history of Native Americans in the U.S. military? Or about the Native American influences and artists that transformed rock and roll music? Or the influence of Haudenosaunee Women on the women’s rights movement?
Visit the PBS website to view documentaries and learn about all of the above and more!
Face to Face is having a two-part nutrition seminar in partnership with the Nutrition Department at St. Catherine's University. This workshop is for people ages 11-25 (and their parents, guardians, or roommates) who would like to be empowered to make healthier food choices and learn the role of food in our lives with Nutritionists and Nutritionists in training.
This is a two part event featuring training related to General Nutrition, Affordable Nutrition, and Affordable Meals on Tuesday December 7th from 5-7pm and featuring training related to Healthy choices, Healthy Plates, Body Positivity/Body Kindness, and Developing a Positive Relationship with Food on Wednesday December 15th from 5-7pm.
Face to Face is located at 1165 Arcade Street. Due to the pandemic, space is limited and registration is required. Click here for the registration form.
High School Homework Help
Academic Power Hour is an after-school program designed to help students stay on top of their studies. Whether you need help with your work, access to resources, or just a place to concentrate, we are here for you.
Academic Power Hour runs from 2:50-4:00pm on Mondays in Ms. Meta's room, Tuesdays in Mr. Hemstad's room, and Thursdays in Ms. Bokman's room. See you there!
Join High School Art Club!
Weather & Clothing
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
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Muscle or body aches
New loss of taste or smell
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
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.