Community Park PTO Newsletter - Issue 2
Mon, Sep 12 10:26am

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.


  • After School Club Registration Begins - Wednesday, September 14
  • Back to School Night - Thursday, September 22
  • School Wide Fall Picnic - Friday, September 30, 5:00 - 7:00 pm


Around School

  • Room Parents Needed
  • After School Club Volunteers Needed
  • School Wide Fall Picnic


Around Town

  • Princeton Girl Scouts Songs & Smores Event

Room Parents Needed!

Please consider being a room parent for your child(ren)'s class! There are two class parents per class and a grade rep to help support our teachers and students. The room parent role involves checking in periodically with teachers on class supplies and needs, helping coordinate treats, decor, etc. for class parties, and organizing the teacher gifts for winter break and the end of the year. If you're interested in supporting, please sign up here. Thank you to all those parents that already signed up!


After School Club Volunteers Needed!

We are currently looking for volunteers to assist with the after-school clubs which will involve either helping an instructor in a specific club, or helping the kids get to and from their club rooms.   As a benefit, you will receive a free club and will be able to sign up for clubs before the general enrollment begins.   If you are interested, please contact Rob Freudenberg at as soon as possible.  The general registration for clubs begins on Wednesday, September 14. CP has a robust clubs program, made possible only through the parent volunteers and our wonderful instructors and we need your help to keep it going! Many thanks!


School Wide Fall Picnic

Friday, September 30, 5:00 - 7:00 pm (CP Playground)
Join our community for the CP School Wide Fall Picnic.  Bring chairs, blankets and a dish to share with our community. We look forward to connecting as a community and re-starting this wonderful tradition. More information to come!

Fruit Fundraiser
September 22 - November 12
There is nothing like fresh fruit and other goodies for snacks, treats, and entertaining. Check out our fruit fundraiser here. Buying fruit from here will help raise money for our programs!
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! Click here for more information.


Support CP!

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.



Give to CP Without Spending an Extra Cent
You can raise money through your regular purchases from, the McCaffrey's Food Market at the Princeton Shopping Center, and Box Top items from any store. It's easy and costs you nothing extra!
Amazon Smile
Every time you shop on Amazon, the AmazonSmile Foundation will contribute 0.5 percent of eligible purchases to the CP PTO. Click here to get started.

Use AmazonSmile on your mobile app: Open the app and find "Settings" in the main menu (☰). Tap on "AmazonSmile" and follow the on-screen instructions to turn on AmazonSmile on your phone.

McCaffrey's Receipts
Save your receipts when you shop at McCaffrey's Food Market in the Princeton Shopping Center. 


CP gets 0.95% from each receipt, which adds up quickly.

Drop your receipts in the McCaffrey's box located in CP's main entrance vestibule.


Box Tops

Redeeming Box Tops clips is easier than ever. No clipping! Just a quick scan and done. Here's how:

  • Download the Box Tops app to your phone.
  • Shop as you normally do.
  • Scan your store receipts to find participating products.
  • The app will automatically credit CP’s Box Tops earnings.

Princeton Girl Scouts Songs & Smores
Sunday, September 18, 2:00 - 4:00 pm


Join the Princeton Girl Scouts for Songs and S'mores on Sunday September 18 from 2:00-4:00 at Mountain Lakes House. The event is open to both current and prospective Princeton Girl Scouts! Girls will take a short hike, make a S'mores kit, and learn Girl Scout songs, while parents can learn more about Girl Scouting!

Cost is $5 per girl. Princeton Girl Scouts is open to girls living in or attending school in the municipality of Princeton, NJ. To register go here. If unable to attend, but interested in joining the Girl Scouts, please go here. Direct any questions to


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!