2024-2025 PTO Volunteer Sign Ups
Community Park School

Dear CP,

We're actively planning for the next school year and are calling on all parents, caregivers, and teachers to reflect on what kind of volunteering you can do to help our school flourish

Below are the most critical roles that we must fill in order to continue to support our children and staff. Several volunteers are continuing their service next year but we need you to fill in the ranks. 

You are welcome to volunteer for any role!

Thanks in advance for contributing your time and talents to CP. We can't wait to work together to make sure CP is still the place to be! ;)

Your CP PTO 2023-24 Executive Board,

Nicole Pezold Hancock, Co-President
Chris Santarpio, Co-President
Erica Snyder, Co-President
Hochul Lee, Treasurer
Christine Minerva, VP of Communications

PS - Have questions about a specific role or other volunteer opportunities? Or have an idea for an event or activity for next year? Please email us at cppto@cppto.org.


Jobs

Co-President Signed Up: 2 / 3

Meet with CP and district representatives regularly to discuss school events, policies, and issues; advocate for CP students; organize PTO meetings to raise awareness and understanding of school issues among parents; foster a spirit of community and good will among CP staff and families. (Time Commitment: 10 hrs/month)
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Treasurer Signed Up: 1 / 1

Manage the dispersal of PTO funds, including reimbursing teachers, paying after school clubs instructors or artists-in-residence, and recording fundraising income. (Time Commitment: ~5 hours/month)

VP of Communications Signed Up: 1 / 1

Support the Board in all communications matters: managing Konstella creating announcements, newsletter, flyers, etc. (Time Commitment: 10hrs/month)

Clubs Coordinator Signed Up: 1 / 1

Organize CP's dynamic fall, winter, and spring after school club activities: Solicits instructors, organizes student registration, oversees clubs administration and payment of instructors. (Time Commitment: 5-10 hrs/month)

Community Service Outreach Coordinator Signed Up: 1 / 1

CP has a rich tradition of community service outreach. The coordinator would work with community partners to create service opportunities for our students, such as the annual Winter Clothing Drive and the February food drive with Arm-in-Arm. (Time Commitment: ~1-2 hrs/month)

Green Team Leader Signed Up: 2 / 2

Lead CP's sustainability efforts, such as collections for the TREX plastic film competition and other recycling efforts, helping the school to ease off disposables where possible, etc. (Time Commitment: 1-2 hr/month)

Parker Bear Fund Liaison Signed Up: 1 / 1

Work with CP and district staff to administer the Parker Bear Fund, which assists students who qualify for free and reduced lunch. (Time Commitment: 1-2 hrs/month)

Spanish Language & Cultural Ambassadors Co-Leads Signed Up: 0 / 1

This team leverages their knowledge of Spanish and the cultures of Spanish-speaking countries to make CP a more accessible, inclusive, and welcoming place. Help advise the PTO on removing barriers to participation, guide families new to the school or the American education system, organize events that highlight the traditions of the Spanish-speaking places where CP students and staff come from, and more.
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Special Education Parent Advisory Group Liaison (SEPAG) Signed Up: 0 / 1

Represent CP on the Special Education Parent Advisory Group (SEPAG), which advises the PPS administration. Act as a resource for parents at our school. (Time Commitment: ~2 hours/month)
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Staff Appreciation & Support Liaison Signed Up: 1 / 1

Organizes faculty appreciation events and gifts; acts as a point person for CP teachers and staff to help keep them informed of PTO activities and support. Works closely with the PTO Teacher Representatives. (Time Commitment: ~1-2 hrs/month)

Teacher Representative(s) Signed Up: 1 / 4

Offers teachers' perspective to the PTO board; works closely with the VP of Faculty Support & Teacher Engagement. (Time Commitment: 1-2 hrs/month)
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Book Fair Co-Organizers Signed Up: 2 / 2

Assist in organizing and running CP's annual Parker Bear Book Fair. This is a one-time event, typically held in the spring.

Fall Fundraising Party Co-Organizers Signed Up: 2 / 2

Organize and publicize CP's biggest parent party of the year! This is also the launch of CP's POPs (or Parent-Organized Parties) and should be organized in coordination with the POPs lead. It's usually a casual affair at the Ivy Inn. The primary goal is to have fun!

Merchandise Signed Up: 1 / 1

Organize and curate CP's spirit gear with a local online merchant.

POPs Coordinator Signed Up: 0 / 1

Recruit parents to host Parent-Organized Parties by reaching out to past hosts and inspiring some new ones. Hosts determine the dates/details of their party. POPs sign ups are launched at the annual fall fundraiser party (usually mid or late October), so most of the coordinator's work may be done over the summer and into fall.
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Online Auction Co-Organizers Signed Up: 0 / 2

Organize and publicize the annual online auction, in coordination with PTO leadership. Includes soliciting items for donation from parents and local businesses, posting them online (PTO currently uses BetterWorld's auction platform), and following up to make sure all winners receive their auction items.
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Silvergraphics Coordinator Signed Up: 0 / 1

In coordination with CP's art teacher, organize the Silvergraphics custom art and keepsakes sale.
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Welcome Week Signed Up: 2 / 2

Help coordinate CP's return to school next fall, in cooperation with school admin. Welcome week usually includes Welcome Tours for incoming kindergartners and new students. (Tours are traditionally led by 5th graders.) There's also an info table to orient new parents, etc.

Welcome Back Luncheon for CP Staff Signed Up: 0 / 1

Organize a luncheon to welcome back CP teachers and staff, in coordination with school admin. The Welcome Back Luncheon usually takes place the week before school starts. The PTO provides a budget for the main course(s), and parents donate salads and desserts. Parents also volunteer to help with set up, serving and clean up.
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Photo Day Signed Up: 1 / 1

Organize and publicize CP's photo day in cooperation with school admin.

Halloween Parade Signed Up: 1 / 2

Help organize and decorate the CP playground for the school's annual Halloween Parade, in cooperation with school admin.
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Cultural Celebrations Signed Up: 2 / 2

Coordinate 2-3 school-wide visual arts projects to celebrate traditions from around the world (with a special emphasis on Spanish-speaking regions), as well as organize the annual International Culture Show (formerly known as the International Fashion Show).

Holiday Luncheon for CP Staff Signed Up: 0 / 1

Organize the annual holiday luncheon for CP teachers and staff, in coordination with school admin. The PTO provides a budget for the main course(s), and parents donate salads and desserts. Parents also volunteer to help with set up, serving and clean up.
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STEAM Day Signed Up: 2 / 2

Co-organize and publicize STEAM Day (a student favorite!), in coordination with school admin. Co-organizers recruit presenters on a slew of topics in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, or Mathematics. Past presenters have included parents, PHS or PU students and professors, and representatives from local organizations such as Sustainable Princeton and the Watershed Institute.

Science Fair Signed Up: 1 / 2

Co-organize and publicize the annual science fair, in cooperation with school admin.
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End of Year Luncheon for CP Staff Signed Up: 0 / 1

Organize an end of year luncheon to celebrate our CP teachers and staff, in coordination with school admin. The luncheon usually takes place in May, during Teacher Appreciation Week. The PTO provides a budget for the main course(s), and parents donate salads and desserts. Parents also volunteer to help with set up, serving and clean up.
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Pre-K Rep Signed Up: 0 / 1

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Kindergarten Rep Signed Up: 1 / 1

1st Grade Rep Signed Up: 1 / 1

2nd Grade Rep Signed Up: 1 / 1

3rd Grade Rep Signed Up: 1 / 1

4th Grade Rep Signed Up: 1 / 1

5th Grade Rep Signed Up: 0 / 1

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