CP PTO update
Wed, Oct 24 11:16pm
Community Park School

PTO October Update – Lots happening at CP since school began!


Clothing Drive: Winter Coat & Clothing Drive 11/12-16 at CP! (And every other public school in Princeton.) Volunteer to sort on Friday 11/16 from 3-5:30 PM@CP. Distribution Saturday 11/17 from 7:30-10:30AM at CP. Donate clothing for men/women/children, shoes and boots, coats and other winter items, hats, bedding & blankets.


Clubs: We have had some fantastic new offerings this fall including fencing, erector sets and hand sewing. We filled 296 spots in clubs & only 11 students stayed on the waitlists. We had a few clubs that ran from 3:15-4:15 and those clubs were popular with our younger students. We are hoping to begin Winter Clubs on Jan. 7th with registration before the winter break. 


Events: The "Back to School" fundraiser on 10/12 at the Ivy Inn was a success!  Lots of people attended, had fun, and we raised approximately $23,000.  Thank you to everyone who donated either an auction item, or a party.  Some parties sold out the night of the event, but many parties still have open spots.  Open parties are posted on konstella for more sign-ups!


Nomad Pizza Fundraiser on October 23! Bring your flyer (on konstella and came home in folders), eat (order in or carry out) and raise money for CP!


5th Grade Events: T-Shirt & Yearbook payment due 10/19/18 ($45 per student). Terhune Pie Fundraiser forms will go out to whole school 10/22/18. Pies will be ready for pick up 11/20/18. There will be a meeting for all fifth grade parents soon – to be announced!


School Board Update: School Board elections are on November 6, 2018. Meet the Board of Education candidates on Wednesday, October 24 at 6 PM at Johnson Park School. Please get informed and vote!. You can generally learn more about the Board of Ed on the PPS site here: http://www.princetonk12.org/district/about_us/board


School Referendum Update: Voters will be asked to consider a $26.9 million bond proposal during an election on December 11, 2018. For more information, see PPS site here:



Silver Graphics Update: Silver Graphics order forms will be sent home shortly. Paper orders are due by 10/29. Online orders are due by 10/31. Makes great holiday gifts!


Merchandise: All students and faculty/staff got the new CP t-shirts this year (new logo!) and we are selling lots of new CP merchandise on konstella now too. Check it out!


Budget: See attachment for more information.

Fundraising is critical because of the support provided for all of our students. Direct donations are still being collected – any amount helps!

The PTO budget does not include the Parker Bear Fund, which raises and spends ~$10,000 to support CP students and families in financial need by subsidizing enrichment opportunities.


Next PTO Meeting: December 14, 2018 on School Culture. See you then!