Community Park PTO Newsletter - Issue 10
Mon, Nov 13 4:49pm

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.

CALENDAR

  • Winter Clothing Drive / Colecta de abrigos y ropa de invierno, Mon., Nov. 13 - Fri., Nov. 17
  • CP Bicibús (unless there is snow or ice!), Fri. Nov. 17, 7:50 a.m.
  • Winter Clothing Distribution / Distribucíon de ropa de invierno, Sat., Nov. 18, 7am-Noon
  • Talk: How to Survive the ChatGPT Invasion, Sat. Nov. 18
  • TASK Canned Food Drive, now through Nov. 21
  • Last Day to Order SilverGraphics Art, Wed., Nov. 22

IN THIS ISSUE

Around School

  • Winter Clothing Distribution / Distribucíon de ropa de invierno
  • Check the Lost & Found!

Fundraising

Community Service

  • Volunteers Needed: Winter Clothing Drive & Distribution
  • TASK Canned Food Drive

Around the District

Around Town

Winter Clothing Distribution / Distribucíon de ropa de invierno

Saturday, Nov. 18, 7 a.m. - 11 a.m. / Sabado, 18 de noviembre, 7 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Community Park School APR 

FREE! Pick up warm winter clothing for your family at CP this weekend. All are welcome! Details follow below.

¡GRATIS! Encuentra ropa abrigada de invierno para tu familia en CP este fin de semana. ¡Todos son bienvenidos! Los detalles siguen a continuación.

 

Check the Lost & Found!

Please check the Lost & Found (located in the hallway between the main entrance and the CP cafe) for your child's lost items! There are LOTS of coats, sweaters, sweatshirts, and miscellaneous items to reclaim.

It's Time to Order SilverGraphics Art Keepsakes!

One of CP's biggest fundraisers of the year, the SilverGraphics Art Sale allows you to purchase great gifts and collectables printed with a special project your child created in art class.

Proceeds support CP's general art program and PTO enrichment projects. Order by Wed., November 22 for delivery to school in time for the holidays!

Sign Up for December POPs

Sign up to take part in these great events scheduled for the coming weeks:

And many more! Click here for the full list of POPs.
 
 
Get Your Holiday Gifts at the CP Merchandise Sale

Cozy sweatshirts, flannel pants, winter hats, and fleece jackets are now on sale--and a portion of every purchase supports CP!

Shipping is free on purchases made through Dec. 1 and gear can be delivered to school in time for the holidays! 

If you have any questions or need assistance, feel free to reach out to Deirdre Goodrich at goodrich.deirdre@gmail.com. (Haga clic para español)

Save Your McCaffrey's Receipts & Scan Your Box Tops! 

McCaffrey's Receipts
Save your receipts when you shop at McCaffrey's Food Market in the Princeton Shopping Center. CP gets 0.95% from each receipt, which adds up quickly.

Drop your receipts in the McCaffrey's box located in CP's main entrance vestibule.

Box Tops

  • Download the Box Tops app to your phone.
  • Shop as you normally do.
  • Scan your store receipts to find participating products.
  • The app will automatically credit CP’s Box Tops earnings.

CP Winter Clothing Drive: Volunteers Needed!
We need your help to make the CP Winter Clothing Drive a success! Please consider volunteering to:
  1. Help sort winter clothing donations on Fri., Nov. 17 from 3 - 6 p.m;
  2. Transport unclaimed donations to Homefront on Sat., Nov. 18 (car required);
  3. And don't forget to bring your gently-used winter clothing to CP through Nov. 17!

Sign up here for a volunteer shift or contact Kim Beury at 917.208.4113.

TASK Canned Food Drive

CP is partnering with the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK) to collect canned goods and pantry items in celebration of World Kindness Day. Donations may be dropped of in the main office through November 21. TASK's most-wanted food items include: 

  • Canned Tuna & Chicken
  • Single-Serve Canned Pasta
  • Canned Soup
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly
  • Granola Bars
  • Brown Rice
  • Coffee
  • Chapstick
  • Reusable bags (gently-used OK)

PHS Choral Department Flower Sale

The PHS Choirs are selling high-quality white and red poinsettias and amaryllis grown by a New Jersey nursery to support musical collaborations, guest artists, and travel. They make beautiful holiday gifts! Order by Nov. 19 for pickup at PHS on Dec. 6.
 

Talk: How to Survive the ChatGPT Invasion

Saturday, Nov. 18, 3:30 - 5 p.m., Princeton Middle School Auditorium

Free / Registration required

Pizza & pasta dinner to follow (suggested dinner donation, $10 per person)

This talk is appropriate for Princeton High and Middle School parents & students age 14+.

Po-Shen Loh is a math professor at Carnegie Mellon University and served a decade-long term as the national coach of the USA International Mathematical Olympiad team from 2013–2023. Po is on tour through the US sharing simple advice for an uncertain future: Be more human. Read about his speaking tour here.

Princeton Human Services Annual Holiday Gift Drive

Princeton Human Services has made hundreds of Princeton children’s holiday wishes come true by working with local business and private donors to provide gifts for the holidays. 

  • Children up to age twelve  apply to be part of the program and receive one or two gifts, which are not to exceed $75 dollars.
  • Donors may also provide a grocery store gift card to help the parents/families of the children. 
  • Please apply here to donate to the gift drive!
P.S. - We Hear You 
If you have feedback or suggestions regarding the newsletter, please message Christine Minerva on Konstella or email newsletter@cppto.org.  

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 copresident@cppto.org.

Want to support Community Park School? Donate to the Community Park PTO via Zelle (treasurer@cppto.org),  Venmo (@CPPTO), or credit card.

Thanks for reading!