Community Park PTO Newsletter - Issue 1
Mon, Sep 11 5:19pm

Welcome to the CP PTO Newsletter. Please check your Konstella feed for the most recent updates.

Bienvenidos al boletín informativo de la PTO de CP. Mire por favor sus actualizaciones de noticias en Konstella para detalles más recientes.



Around School

  • Welcome (Back) to School!
  • New PTO Website
  • CP Bicibús / El Bicibús de CP
  • Fall Potluck Picnic & Mural Ribbon Cutting
  • Volunteers Needed: After-School Clubs & Fall Fundraiser
  • Your PTO at Work: Teacher Luncheon 
  • THANK YOU to Card My Yard!

Around Town

Welcome (Back)!

Welcome (back) to CP! Please take a moment to read the PTO's welcome letter to find out how you can volunteer to be a room parent or to  help with our community events

Whether you have a few hours to spare each year or the time to tackle a major project, the PTO needs your help. Please consider assisting with a one-off event, such as the annual Fall Fundraiser or the Halloween Parade, or taking part in a more sustained way by volunteering regularly in the library or joining the Green Team to make CP more environmentally friendly. There are many ways to help! Click here to sign up.

We look forward to an amazing school year.

New PTO Website

The PTO has a new website! Please visit to find out more about our work and learn about how you can get involved.


CP Bicibús (a bike parade to school)

The Bicibús--CP's bicycle "bus" to school--happens every Friday at 7:50 a.m., rain or shine (but not when there is snow or ice)! Join the ride anywhere along the route to get some exercise, help the environment, build community, and have fun!

El Bicibús de CP (un autobús de bicicletas a la escuela)

¡El Bicibús--un autobús de bicicletas a la escuela--se llevará a cabo todos los viernes a las 7:50 a.m., llueva o truene (pero no si hay nieve or hielo)!


  • 7:50 a.m. departure from the corner of Stanley and Fisher.
  • We go up Stanley and turn LEFT on Erdman.
  • We next turn LEFT on Franklin.
  • We next turn RIGHT on to Walnut. 
  • We next turn LEFT onto Guyot and we take this and then the bike path all the way to Witherspoon.


  • Salida a las 7:50 desde la esquina de Stanley y Fisher.
  • Subimos por Stanley y giramos a la IZQUIERDA en Erdman.
  • Luego giramos a la IZQUIERDA en Franklin.
  • Y después giramos a la DERECHA en Walnut.
  • Luego giramos a la IZQUIERDA en Guyot y luego tomamos el carril de bicicletas hasta Witherspoon.

If you plan to participate, please ensure that your child has a helmet, that they know how to ride, and that they understand that racing is not allowed.

Si quiere participar, asegúrese de que su hijo(a) tenga un casco, que sepa montar su bicicleta y entienda que el Bicibús no es una carrera. 

A HUGE crowd of CP kids, parents, and siblings came out for the first CP Bicibús of the year on Friday, September 8! We're grateful to Sr. Blejwas for leading the way and to Forrest Meggers for bringing his bike blender and making his famous post-ride smoothies!

 Fall Potluck Picnic & Mural Ribbon Cutting
Friday, September 15, 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Bring a favorite dish to share. The CP PTO will provide dessert, water & fun (including the DJ). This year's picnic is extra special, as we will celebrate the new mural! BYO blanket or chairs. 

Critical Need for Volunteers: After-School Clubs & Fall Fundraiser

Please consider volunteering to help with After-School Clubs or the Fall Fundraiser at the Ivy Inn:

  • After-School Clubs: The PTO cannot run clubs without parent volunteers! The children of volunteers who help with all six club meetings may attend a club at no cost AND register ahead of the general enrollment period. If you are interested, please email Rob Freudenberg at ASAP.
  • Fall Fundraiser: We need parent volunteers to help plan this casual adults-only event--our biggest fundraiser of the year! Sign up here to get involved.

Your PTO at Work: Welcome Back Luncheon

Thank you to all the parents who brought dishes, donated funds, and volunteered their time to help at our annual Welcome Back Luncheon for CP teachers and staff. Our efforts were much appreciated. As a staff member wrote: 

"Your staff luncheons are one of my favorite activities because it is truly a special  treat to sit down and enjoy lunch w/building colleagues...something we rarely get to do!"

Thank You, Card My Yard!

We are grateful to Card My Yard Princeton for generously donating the sign that welcomed our students back to a new year. Thank you for helping to make the first day so special!

Craft: Color Your Flag / Colorea tu bandera to Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month

Thursday, September 14, 3 - 6 p.m. at the Princeton Public Library; All ages

Have fun coloring a flag from a Spanish-speaking country and learn about the different countries around the world. This drop-in program is part of the celebrations of National Hispanic Heritage Month. 

Diviertete coloreando una bandera de un pais hispano. Aprende mas sobre ese pais. Este evento es parte de las celebraciones por el Mes Nacional de la Herencia Hispana. 

Master Plan Listening Sessions Scheduled for September

The work on Princeton’s master plan continues with a series of listening sessions in September to give the public an opportunity to come listen to ideas, ask questions, and contribute in a meaningful way to Princeton’s future.

The listening sessions will include a presentation on the master plan interspersed with discussion questions and are scheduled throughout the community with one in Spanish and one online:

  • Sept. 12, 5:30 p.m., Frist Campus Center Tabling Session
  • Sept. 12, 8:00 p.m., Online Listening Session via Zoom
  • Sept. 13, 6:00 p.m., Eastern Side (Riverside/Jugtown) Listening Session, The Jewish Center of Princeton, 435 Nassau Street
  • Sept. 14, 8:30 p.m., Sesión de Escucha Del Plan Maestro en Español: Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church, 124 Witherspoon Street
  • Sept. 16, 9:00 a.m., Witherspoon-Jackson Listening Session: Arts Council of Princeton, 102 Witherspoon Street
  • Sept. 18, 12:00 p.m., Elm Court Listening Session, Harriet Bryan House, 310 Elm Road
  • Sept. 19, 9:00 a.m., Central Business District Listening Session, Nassau Inn, 10 Palmer Square
  • Sept. 20, 11:00 a.m., Princeton University Farmers Market Tabling Session, Firestone Library, 1 Washington Road
  • Sept. 20, 7:00 p.m., Princeton High School/Princeton Middle School Listening Session, PHS Black Box Theater
  • Sept. 23, 12:00 p.m., Western Side Listening Session, Monument Hall, 1 Monument Drive

Click for more information about the elements of the master plan, timeline, meetings and events, and project team.

P.S. - We Hear You 
If you have feedback or suggestions regarding the newsletter, please message Christine Minerva on Konstella or email  

For general thoughts regarding PTO activities or how parents can further help support CP, please contact Co-Presidents Nicole Pezold Hancock, Chris Santarpio, & Erica Snyder at

Want to support Community Park School? Donate to the Community Park PTO via Zelle (,  Venmo (@CPPTO).

Thanks for reading!