Community Park PTO Newsletter - Issue 15
Tue, Apr 13 3:56pm

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.

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IN THIS ISSUE

  • March Madness Winners
  • Spring Garden Sale Starts Soon
  • We Need YOU Next Year
 
March Madness Winners

Much like the tournament itself, CP's March Madness pool was marked by upsets in the final hours. From out of the blue, rookie Nicole Hancock moved up from her bottom-dwelling perch to clinch the number one spot, unseating Dena Hoffman, who'd dominated the brackets since the start. Rounding out the top three were William Whitley and Haley Oakman, who also predicted a Baylor win. (See the full standings below.)

Thanks to everyone who participated and donated (and thank you to the Oakman Family for organizing the pool!).  We raised $335 for the CP PTO--and had some laughs.  

 
Spring Garden Sale
Order plants online April 19-May 3
Pick up plants at CP on Thursday, May 6, and Friday, May 7
 
Ready to dig in the dirt?
Starting Monday, April 19, the CP PTO will be selling flowers, vegetables, and herb plants to get your home garden flourishing this growing season. Select your plants on Konstella and pick them up at CP on May 5 & 6. (The plants will be provided by the locally-owned KubePak Nursery.)
All proceeds will support our School Garden, including enlarging the turtle pond and building new garden beds. The expanded beds will help the garden to increase its donation of fresh vegetables to Princeton Mobile Food Pantry throughout the summer. 
 
 
We Need YOU Next Year

The CP PTO needs volunteers to fill our board for the 2021-22 school year. Our kids have endured so much disappointment and disruption in their social and academic lives. We are hoping to return to a more normal slate of PTO-supported activities in the fall--with friends and fun and many in-person experiences--but we need your help to do that.  

Critical roles to be filled include treasurer, fundraising co-chairs, and an events chair. We will also need a room parent representative for each grade, and a Special Ed PTO liaison. Below is a brief description of each job and a ballpark time commitment. Please lend us a little of your time and talents.

Available PTO Positions

Treasurer: Manage the dispersal of PTO funds, including reimbursing teachers, paying after school clubs instructors or artists-in-residence, and record fundraising income. (Time Commitment: ~5 hours/month)

Fundraising Co-Chairs: Organize CP's annual fall fundraiser, which has typically included an adults-only event, auction, and party boards. Assist with brainstorming and delegating additional smaller fundraisers, such as flower or pie sales, special restaurant nights, etc. (Time Commitment: ~5-7 hours/month in the fall; ~2 hours/month in the spring)

Events Chair: Oversee the organization of CP's free events, such as the fall and spring picnics, fashion show, recitals, and science fair. The chair is not responsible for organizing each event but for soliciting volunteer organizers and helping to delegate responsibilities. (Time Commitment: ~2 hours/month)

Grade Representatives: Act as liaison between the CP PTO board and your grade's room parents.(Time Commitment: ~1.5 hours/month)

Special Ed PTO Liaison: Represent CP at Special Ed PTO meetings and act as a resource for parents at our school. (Time Commitment: ~2 hours/month)

 

P.S. - We Hear You 

If you have feedback or suggestions regarding the newsletter, please message Nicole Pezold Hancock 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 Manishi Prasad and Georgette Stern via Konstella or at manishi.prasad.1974@gmail.com and georgettestern@gmail.com

Thanks for reading!