Community Park PTO Newsletter - Issue 10
Tue, Feb 2 7:33am

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.


  • PTO Board Meeting - Wednesday, February 3, 9 a.m.
  • Princeton Perks Sale Starts - Monday, February 8
  • Valentines for Food Drive - Now-Friday, February 12


  • *NEW* Princeton Perks Discount Card
  • Arm in Arm Valentine's Food Drive
  • Math Curriculum Meeting Presentation
  • Open PTO Board Meeting
  • IAS Family Science Talk: Black Holes

*NEW* Princeton Perks Discount Card!
Shop Local, Support Schools, Save $ 
What if you had a card that entitled you to great deals, all year long, from your favorite local shops and restaurants and helped to support our school? Look no further: The Princeton Perks discount card goes on sale February 8 on, and includes offers from... 

The Bent Spoon, The Blue Bears, Chopt, Custom Ink, Eno Terra, Highbar Boutique, JaZams, Jules Thin Crust, Kopp's Cycle, La Jolie, Local Greek, Local Q, Mandalay Trading Co., Milk & Cookies, Miya Table & Home, More than Q, Oink and Moo, Olsson's, Orvana, Osteria Procaccini, Mediterra, PJ’s Pancake House, Planted Plate, Princeton Art Museum Store, Princeton Canoe & Kayak Rental, Princeton Floral Design, Princeton Playspace, Princeton Record Exchange, Princeton Soup & Sandwich, Pure Barre, Rita’s, Room 16 Theatre Arts, Small Bites by Local Greek, Tacoria, Teresa Caffe, Terra Momo Bread Co., Thomas Sweet, Tico's, Tidy Nerd, Toobydoo, Tranquility Den, Trattoria Procaccini, Vaseful, ZOË, and more....

All proceeds benefit CP. Learn more at
"Valentines For Food" Drive
Ends Friday, February 12
Every February, CP shows Arm in Arm food pantries some love by collecting tons of items to feed those in need. That need is greater than ever, so please consider making an online donation of fresh fruits and vegetables here or dropping off non-perishable food to CP's school entrance.
Here is a list of needed items: Canned proteins, cereal, canned fruits, canned vegetables, canned beans, seasonings, honey, rice, peanut butter, shelf-stable milk, vegetable oil, and maseca. (See the attached flyer for additional details and check out this video to see how Arm in Arm distributes all of this bounty.)



Math Curriculum Presentation by Supervisor Tidwell

If you missed last week's district-wide meeting on the elementary school math curriculum with PPS Math Supervisor Stefenie Tidwell, you can find a slideshow of her presentation and other informational resources here.

For more information on DLI math, Acting Assistant Superintendent Bob Ginsburg will be following up with a written communication to CP families later this week.


Open PTO Board Meeting
Wednesday, February 3, 9-10 a.m.
Join Zoom Link

Curious what a PTO board meeting looks like? Join us this Wednesday! You're welcome to pop-in for 10 minutes, or stay the whole time. 

Agenda will cover: Updates from the last PTOC meeting with the Superintendent,  planning for grade-wide residencies, and the roll-out of the Princeton Perks card fundraiser! This exciting home-grown fundraiser will benefit all four Princeton public elementary schools and is intended to help drive up traffic -- and sales -- at local businesses. We will brainstorm on the most effective ways to sell these cards to our community. 



Family Science Talk: Black Holes!
Saturday, February 6, 11 a.m.
Registration required.

Join Robbert Dijkgraaf, Director and Leon Levy Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study, for a family-friendly virtual talk on black holes.

Black holes are perhaps the most puzzling prediction of Einstein’s theory of relativity. They squash all matter to a point, trap light, stop time, and cause some of the most violent explosions in the cosmos. Recently, scientists have been able to “hear” the collisions of black holes, and even “see” a massive black hole in a far away galaxy.  


P.S. - We Hear You 

If you have feedback or suggestions regarding the newsletter, please message Nicole Pezold Hancock on Konstella or email  

For general thoughts regarding PTO activities or how parents can further help support CP, please contact Co-Presidents Manishi Prasad and Georgette Stern via Konstella or at and

Thanks for reading!