Community Park PTO Newsletter - Issue 2
Tue, Sep 21 12:59pm

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.



Around School

  • Grade-wide Playground Parties
  • Halloween Costume Swap
  • Help Chalk the Walk for Walk/Bike to School Day


  • Direct Donations for Our School
  • Got an Online Auction Item?

Around Town

  • Special Ed Parent Advisory Group Meeting
  • Sukkah Village


Grade-wide Playground Parties

Mark your calendars: Each grade will hold a playground party over the next week or so to celebrate the return to school. Look out for more details from your classroom parent. NOTE: Classroom parents (aka leads) are listed at the top of each class in the Konstella directory.


Halloween Costume Swap
Collection: Ends October 15
Distribution: Mid-October (details to come)

Give your child's outgrown Halloween costumes a new home! Gently used children's costumes may be dropped off to bins in CP's lobby now through October 15. Donated costumes will be distributed to CP families in mid-October. 


Help Chalk CP's Walk
Wednesday, October 6, 3:30 p.m.

Help decorate the sidewalks around CP with chalk pictures and inspiration in preparation for Walk-Bike-Scooter-Skateboard-Hoverboard to School Day. Volunteers may sign up here. Drop in to help anytime after 3:30 p.m. Bring a friend or sibling. We'll provide the chalk.



Direct Donations for Our School

We do a lot of fundraisers to help our school, but direct donations from parents and caregivers are a key source of support. This year, we need to raise some $40,000--more than $100 per student--to keep our children's favorite events and programs going. Please consider making your donation today. Every dollar counts.

And THANK YOU to the many families who've already donated this year!


How To Give:

  • Venmo: Send Venmo payment to @CPPTO.
  • Zelle: Send Zelle payment to
    (Zelle is a free, secure service available via most banks and credit unions.) 
  • Credit Card: Click here, then scroll down to the orange "Donate" button.
  • Check: Payable to "CP PTO" mailed or dropped off to Community Park School, Attn: CP PTO, 372 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ, 08542. 

NOTE: Donations to the CP PTO are tax deductible (EIN #22-3600180). If your employer matches charitable donations, please send your Matching Funds Application to


Got Something for the Online Auction?

The PTO is organizing an online auction--which we hope will be our biggest fundraiser of the year! Please consider how your family might help by contributing an item or experience for the auction.

Past donations to CP's in-person auctions have included a wide range of items: babysitting, a year's worth of oil changes, a custom cake, a case of wine, and even a week's stay in an Italian villa. Sign up here or email Fundraising Co-Chairs Constanza Ferro and Daniela Cravero at


Special Education Parent Advisory Group Meeting
Sunday, September 26, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Where: Zoom (See event flier for details)

Join fellow parents for a Back-to-School debrief to share what went well and to offer suggestions. We will also discuss PCG's findings from the Special Education program review that was completed in May 2021.

If you cannot attend the meeting but would like more information on special education issues in our district, please contact CP's Special Ed Parent Advisory Group (SEPAG) liaison, Lynda Dodd ( To join SEPAG's e-newsletter mailing list, send a request to


Gimme Shelter: Sukkah Village Exhibition
Ends Wednesday, September 29

A group of local architects and community partners have taken the sukkah--the hut-like structure at the center of the Jewish holiday Sukkot--to the next level with the creation of an innovative Sukkah Village competition, auction and exhibition. 

The village includes 11 sustainable and striking DIY structures all over town and is open to the public now through September 29. Click here for details. Chag Sameach!

P.S. - We Hear You 

If you have feedback or suggestions regarding the newsletter, please message Nicole Pezold Hancock on Konstella or email  

For general thoughts regarding PTO activities or how parents can further help support CP, please contact Co-Presidents Georgette Stern, and Amalie Leano at

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

Thanks for reading!