Community Park PTO Newsletter - Issue 14
Mon, Dec 5 10:45am

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.


  • Book Collection for 5th Grade Fundraiser - Now through Friday, Dec. 16
  • Early Dismissal  (1:00 pm) - Monday, Dec. 5 
  • POP! The Arthur Movie at the Princeton Garden Theater - Monday, Dec. 5 at 1:00 pm
  • General PTO Meeting (Virtual) - Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 7:00 pm
  • Princeton SEPAG General Meeting (virtual) - Thursday, Dec. 15 at 7:00 pm


Around School

  • Book Collection for 5th Grade Fundraiser
  • General PTO Meeting
  • Holiday Gift Collections - CP Staff & Specials Teachers!
  • Holiday Gift Collection - Parker Bear Students!
  • Be a SEPAG Liaison!
  • Sign up to host a P.O.P!


Around Town

  • Princeton SEPAG General Meeting
  • An Evening of Readings & Carols
  • Morven Museum & Garden - Festival of Trees
  • Annual Menorah Lighting
  • Christmas Eve Caroling on the Square

Book Collection for 5th Grade Fundraiser
Now through Friday, December 16th
Book collection is back! We're looking for gently used or nearly new books for grades Kindergarten through 5th. You can drop books off in the front entrance of CP. These books will be sold as a 5th grade fundraiser the last week before Winter Break!



General PTO Meeting (Virtual)
Tuesday, December 6 at 7:00 pm
All parents and teachers are invited to attend this quarterly general meeting of the PTO. Please join us to share your thoughts and learn more about school enrichment activities, social events, fundraising, and teacher & staff appreciation plans. For more information and for a link, go here


Holiday Gift Collection - CP Staff & Specials Teachers!

It's that time of year! Please help us celebrate the more than 60 hard-working staff members at our school by donating towards holiday gift cards for Chris and Beth in the main office, specials teachers (Art, Library, Music, PE and STEAM), playground aides, maintenance staff, and more.

The suggested donation toward staff gifts is $10-15 per family but any amount is appreciated! 

If this doesn't fit in your budget, please consider sending a thank-you note to a favorite staff member or specials teacher. It will make their day! For more information go to: Holiday Gift Collection for Specials Teachers and Staff



Holiday Gift Collection for Parker Bear Students
Please help make this holiday season special for our Parker Bear families by contributing towards a $25 Target gift card for every Parker Bear kid. Any amount is appreciated! To Contribute, go to: Holiday Gift Collection for Parker Bear Students



Be a SEPAG Liaison

Princeton SEPAG is the Special Education Parent Advisory Group for our district. Each school has a representative and we currently do not have one. We're looking for a parent from CP  to liaise between our school community and SEPAG. You would be have a better understanding of district special education policy, educate our school community of changes or updates, and bring CP concerns to the district too. Go here for more information on SEPAG and email for more information and to become a volunteer! 


Sign up to host a P.O.P!!!

Parties organized by parents (and other members of our community) are a wonderful way to a) fundraise for the CP PTO and b) build community through children, family, or adult centered events. Click here to sign up to host a party - maybe a wine tasting night for adults or a teach a students how to bike event, or something totally new that we have not even considered! Bring your creativity and help support out community! If you have any questions please email at or message on Konstella. We look forward to seeing your party ideas!


Silvergraphics - Order Now!

Your children have worked very hard with Mrs. Shea, our art teacher, on beautiful handprint pop art (Kindergarten) and colorful parrots (1st thru 4th Grade). And for the first time, our 5th Graders were given the opportunity to create a colorful parrot selected by Mrs. Shea or create their own individual work of art! Thank you to Mrs. Shea for allowing them to showcase their skills!!
How:  Go to and enter CP's access code: ParkArt22

If unable to order online and paying via . . .

  1. credit card, then call SilverGraphics at 866-366-5700.
  2. cash or check, then send to the front office with the paper order form (Attn: Tyneshia Hamilton for SilverGraphics).

Why: Order by November 23rd so that we receive the maximum profit of 33%! Orders after the 23rd will still earn money for CP but at a lower profit. All funds benefit CP students and staff through grade-level residencies and programs run by CP's PTO. Go here for information how to order!


CP Merchandise is Here!

Visit our CP merchandise online store with Princeton Threads! Simply place and pay for your order online, and your merchandise will be delivered to the school bi-weekly! We have clothing and accessories for both the kids and adults in your family, tote bags, and car magnets with the new CP logo! Thank you to Jim Harley for his awesome design of the new CP logo! 


Support CP through Direct Donations!

Direct donations to the Community Park PTO support arts residencies, pay for classroom supplies, and ensure equitable access to after-school clubs, summer camp, and more.

Give via Zelle (,  Venmo (@CPPTO), or credit card.

Princeton SEPAG General Meeting
Virtual - Thursday, December 15 at 7:00 pm 


An Evening of Readings & Carols - 30th Anniversary 
Princeton University Chapel
Friday, Dec. 9 & Saturday, Dec. 10 - 8:00 pm
Westminster Choir College of Rider University's popular holiday concert returns with evenings of holiday music and readings, featuring performances by Chapel Choir, Symphonic Choir, Jubilee Singers, and the Westminster Choir. Go here to buy tickets!



Morven Museum & Garden - Festival of Trees
Now until January 8, 2023
Morven’s annual winter exhibition has become a must-see holiday tradition. Visitors enjoy the museum’s elegant galleries, mantels, and porches artfully decorated for the holidays by local businesses, garden clubs, and non-profit organizations. The installation is open to the public during regular museum hours, Wednesdays through Sundays, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Walk up admission tickets and museum passes are subject to availability in our museum shop. Go here to buy tickets in advance.


Annual Menorah Lighting at Palmer Square
Tuesday, December 20 at 4:00 pm
It has been a tradition for many years to celebrate Hanukkah in Palmer Square and we invite everyone to join us for this ceremonial festivity. There will be great music, and great fun!



Christmas Eve Caroling in Palmer Square
Saturday, December 24 at 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm 

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

For general thoughts regarding PTO activities or how parents can further help support CP, please contact Co-Presidents Hima Reddy, Montana Vasquez-Grinnell, and Rory Pickett at

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

Thanks for reading!