Community Park PTO Newsletter - Issue 19
Tue, Feb 7 11:00am

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 Leadership Meeting (virtual) - Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 7:00 pm
  • 5th Grade McCarter Performance (5th grade families only) - Friday, Feb. 10 at 6:00 pm
  • 3rd Grade Writing Celebration (3rd grade families only) - Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 8:45 am
  • No School (Staff Development) - Friday, Feb. 17
  • No School (President's Day) - Monday, Feb. 20


Around School

  • Thank you to the CP Community! It truly takes a village!
  • Major POP Drop!
  • Candygrams for Valentine's Day
  • Save the Date: Elementary Spanish Camp
  • Save the Date: Kindergarten Spanish Camp


Around Town

  • Skating on the Square
  • IvyMath Math Assessments 
  • Municipal Trash Updates

Thank You to the CP community! It truly takes a village!

Thank you to everyone that supported the auction and Winter Lights party! It was truly a community effort. Thank you to the room parents who sent reminders & set up class baskets; Thank you to the Winter Lights fundraising committee for their time, creativity, collaboration, and efforts. Thank you to the parent volunteers and teachers for supporting all the children in making their beautiful winter lights decorations and for the lovely display in the cafeteria. Thank you to the teachers and staff for working with our children and offering their time to support the POP parties and fundraising efforts. Thank you to all who bid on an auction item, attended the party, and supported these efforts in any way. 

Major P.O.P Drop! Sign up before they sell out!

A variety of P.O.Ps are live now on Konstella! There is a free community event at Princeton about astronomy, several craft parties for children, and some fun adult only events! Check out the links here! Sign Up before they sell out!!


Candygrams for Valentine's Day!
This year, Ms. Tees and her student team will be selling CandyGrams to benefit Trenton Cat Rescue! If your child would like to send a little treat to a friend or teacher, go here for more information!


Save the Date: Elementary Spanish Camp
July 10 - 14, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Open to all rising 1st - 5th graders. Join other students from CP and teachers from the DLI program to practice their language skills while having fun! Be sure to save the date and look out for a sign up on Konstella. 


Save the Date: Kindergarten Spanish Camp

July 10 - 14, 8:00 am - 9:00 am
If you have an incoming Kindergartner, or you know someone who has an incoming Kindergartner, this is a chance for them to have a mini morning camp to get to know CP, the CP DLI teachers, and become familiar with their school.


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.

Skating on the Square
Every weekend until February 26, 2023
Skating on the Square is BACK! Located on Hulfish Street Behind the Nassau Inn Hotel. OPEN SKATE – Saturday, November 19th 2022 – Sunday, February 26th 2023 Every Thursday – Friday, 4pm – 7pm Every Saturday – Sunday, 12pm – 3pm & 4pm – 7pm. Bring your own skates or borrow ours! (skate rental included in ticket price) Tickets sold at the door only!

Ivy Math - Free Assessments available!

Is Your Child On Track in Math? IvyMath is providing all Community Park Elementary families with a free online math tutoring session and an in-depth parent conference to discuss your child's strengths and weaknesses and how they compare to grade level.  The IvyMath tutoring session, parent conference, and learning plan are free for all Community Park Elementary families. Popular times fill up, so please register quickly! Signup now at:


Princeton Residential Trash Collection Program Updates:
Bulk Waste by Reservation

Bulk waste collection will be by reservation only beginning the week of Feb. 6.

  • Bulk waste will be collected on Wednesdays by reservation only.
  • Princeton residents must make a reservation by 11:59 p.m. the Sunday prior.
  • Residents will be notified of the collection date once scheduled.
  • Make reservations online.
  • Do not place bulk items curbside until you receive the assigned pickup date.
  • Bulk items will not be collected without a reservation.

For more information on the new residential trash program, visit our website.

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!