Buenos días, Community Park! 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.
- 1 p.m. DISMISSAL (Parent-Teacher Conferences) - Wednesday, March 4
- Amazon Bake Sale - Wednesday, March 4, 1-3 p.m.
- 1 p.m. DISMISSAL (Parent-Teacher Conferences) - Thursday, March 5
- First Friday Coffee (w/Mr. Rodos's class!) - Friday, March 6, 8 a.m.
- K-9 Demo + Pizza Party - Friday, March 6, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
- 1 p.m. DISMISSAL (Parent-Teacher Conferences) - Wednesday, March 11
- Half-Day Party: The LEGO Movie - Wednesday, March 11, 1:30 p.m.
- 1 p.m. DISMISSAL (Parent-Teacher Conferences) - Thursday, March 12
IN THIS ISSUE
- Parker Bear Book Fair--Volunteers Still Needed
- STEM Day Presenters Needed
- Science Fair is Coming!
- Read Across the Amazon
- K-9 Demo Party
- Half-Day Party: The LEGO Movie
- Half-Day Party: Ms. Lewis's Crazy Cat Lovers
- March Madness at CP
- Las Manos Amigas: Make it a Super Tuesday!
- JW Musical: The Little Mermaid, Jr.
- PHS Musical: Freaky Friday
- 101:Fund 50th Anniversary Scholarship Benefit
- Special Ed PTO Meeting & Parent Workshop
Volunteers *Still* Needed for the Parker Bear Book Fair
Wednesday, March 18 - Friday, March 20, 8 :00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 21, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Where: CP Gym
|The Book Fair is fast approaching! As always, we can’t do this without the help of our wonderful CP community. We need volunteers to set-up, help shoppers (2-hour shifts), and breakdown the fair. Please click here to check out the many volunteer opportunities. If you have any questions, please contact Patty Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org.|
STEM Day Presenters Needed
Tuesday, March 24
|Calling all scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and others in STEM-related fields! We need you for another amazing day of learning and inspiration for our Community Park students during the 2020 CP STEM Expo on Tuesday, March 24.|
Now in its fifth year, the CP STEM Expo is designed to provide students Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math experiences that will take their everyday learning to the next level. Sponsored by the CP PTO, this parent-led event takes place during the entire school day. Volunteers present topics, demonstrations, or lead hands-on activities that last for about 15 minutes at a time as classes cycle through. Recent demonstrations included liquid nitrogen, fruit flies, DNA, neuroscience, speech recognition, artificial intelligence, wind, neurosurgery, stress, axolotls, sound, venus fly traps, animal self-recognition, video compression, statistics, hydrophobic interactions, textiles, plasma, and elementary particles.
Please email Jesse Lerman (email@example.com) with your interest and the topic for your proposed presentation, or with any questions you may have.
Science Fair Registration is Open!
Registration deadline is Friday, March 20, 6 p.m.
Science Fair is Thursday, March 26, 6-8 p.m.
Last year, nearly 70 students participated in the CP Science Fair. What amazing discoveries will students present this year?
|The CP Science Fair is not a competition, just a fun opportunity for students to work on and showcase a science topic that is exciting to them. Students present their projects to their peers and to a panel of science-minded parents. The range of topics students have shared at previous science fairs has been super cool, including holograms, quicksand, composting, crystals, sound, electricity, eddy currents, photosynthesis, polymers, thin film interference, water bears, DNA, and so much more. If you are stuck for a topic, endless resources such as Science Buddies are available online.|
We need science-minded parent volunteers to talk to our wonderful presenters about their projects. To be a Science Fair Parent Panelist, please sign up here. Any questions about the CP Science Fair, please email organizers Jesse and Teena Lerman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read Across the Amazon
On Monday, aka National Read Across America Day, CP students traveled through the Amazon via a school-wide read-in to celebrate this ecological and cultural treasure.
And the beat will continue all week long:
Please stop by one or both events to support the Amazon and our students' great enthusiasm for environmental conservation.
Friday, March 6, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Where: Princeton Police Station
Let your student spend the afternoon with Princeton’s own K-9 Officer Harris at this special drop-off party for Kindergartners and 1st Graders! Harris will show off his policing skills and join your child for a special snack. Registration required. Hosted by The Battle Family. All ticket sales support CP students and staff.
Wednesday, March 11, 1:30 p.m. (doors open at 1 p.m.)
Where: Princeton Garden Theater, 160 Nassau Street
Everything is awesome...when you're watching a private screening of this modern classic with all of your CP friends! Feel free to bring along siblings and friends from other elementary schools. $15 per person (includes admission, plus small popcorn and drink). Purchase tickets online. Tickets will be sold at the door if space is available. Hosted by The Hancock and Joseffer Families. All ticket sales support CP students and staff. Let’s all go to the movies!
Monday, March 23, 1 p.m.
Where: CP Playground
Kindergartners-2nd Graders are invited to celebrate all things cats with our own resident cat lover, Ms. Lewis. The afternoon will include crafts, games, snacks, and kitties! Registration required. Sponsored by Michelle Fuerst. All ticket sales support CP students and staff.
March Madness at CP
Sign up by Sunday, March 15
|The madness is coming to CP! Can you pick 'em right in the NCAA Men's and Women's Basketball Tournaments this year? Or at least pick 'em better than other CP families? Then you need to join our March Madness Fundraiser. To compete, sign up on Konstella.com by Sunday, March 15. $6/entry or $20 for four entries.|
On Monday, March 16, we will send an invitation to everyone who has signed up so that they can join our CP competition. Participants will then need to fill out their online bracket(s) by Thursday, March 19 at noon EST. Parents and students are welcome to play! Participants will be able to follow their progress throughout the tournament on-line.
Any questions, please contact Jeffrey or Tara Oakman (email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org).
|Today is National "I Want You to be Happy Day!" No joke! How will you and your student celebrate? Give a friend flower? Tell a silly knock-knock joke. Pay it forward when you buy the person behind you a cup of coffee. Give your student an extra hug or leave them a special note in their lunch box. Share a special moment with your student and let them know that THEY make you happy!|
JW Musical: The Little Mermaid, Jr.
Where: JW Auditorium
It’s show time at the middle school! Come support CP alums and their friends in their musical debut. $10 adults, $5 students and seniors. For tickets and more information, call 609-806-4200, ext. 5541. See attached flyer.
PHS Musical: Freaky Friday
Where: PHS Performing Arts Center
Let the singing and dancing continue with a special new musical performance at the high school as PHS Spectacle Theatre presents Freaky Friday. $15 adults, $10 students and seniors. Purchase tickets here. See attached flyer.
101: Fund for PHS Celebrates 50 years
Saturday, March 21, 2020, 7-11pm
Where: Prospect House, Princeton University
Please join the 101:Fund, PHS's need-based college scholarship fund, at their annual benefit as they mark 50 years. There will be food and drinks, including a signature cocktail, a “Wishing Wall," and music by the Franklin & Alison band. All proceeds support the fund's scholarship program. Purchase tickets here.
Special Ed PTO: Let's Build a Community
The Special Education PTO will begin hosting a monthly Open PTO Meeting and Parent Workshop on select Sundays from 4:30-6:00 p.m. in the resident lounge at Avalon Princeton. The first hour will be used to conduct PTO business (make announcements, give program updates, solicit feedback, plan initiatives, etc.), and the remainder will be a Parent Workshop to share knowledge and may include a guest speaker. All district Special Education parents/guardians are welcome, and there is an adjacent area where children can socialize with one another, read, do homework/iPad, etc.
Workshop topics include:
March 8: Create Your Child's Vital Information Document
For more information or to suggest topics, please email us at email@example.com.
|P.S. - We Hear You|
If you have feedback or suggestions regarding the newsletter, please message Nicole Pezold Hancock on Konstella or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For general thoughts regarding PTO activities or how parents can further help support CP, please contact Co-Presidents Lynda Dodd, Tara Oakman, and Manishi Prasad via Konstella or at email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, and email@example.com.
Thanks for reading!