Community Park PTO Newsletter - Issue 20
Tue, Feb 14 1:16pm

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.

CALENDAR

  • No School (Staff Development) - Friday, Feb. 17
  • No School (President's Day) - Monday, Feb. 20
  • Spirit Week! Read Across America - Monday, Feb 27 - Friday, Mar. 3
  • Deadline for 5th Grade Yearbook Photo Submissions!!! - Wednesday, Mar. 1
  • Early Dismissal Days (1:00 pm) Parent Teacher Conferences - Wednesday, Mar. 1 & Thursday, Mar. 2
  • CP Scholastic Book Fair - Tuesday, Mar. 7 - Friday, Mar. 10
  • Early Dismissal Days (1:00 pm) Parent Teacher Conferences - Wednesday, Mar. 8 & Thursday, Mar. 9

IN THIS ISSUE

Around School

  • Sign up to help with the Book Fair - It cannot happen without parent volunteers!
  • Princeton Mobile Food Pantry Drive
  • Registration open for Kinder & Elementary Spanish Camp!
  • Spirit Week for Read Across America
  • 5th Grade Yearbook Photo Submissions - Deadline Coming Soon!
  • 5th Grade McCarter Theater Residency Performance

Fundraising 

Around Town

  • Princeton Parents for Black Children General Meeting
  • Skating on the Square

Sign up to help with the Book Fair - It cannot happen without parent volunteers!
We are excited to announce that the 2023 CP Book Fair is coming up soon! This year's Book Fair will be held on Tuesday, March 7th through Friday, March 10th from 8:30 am – 3:00 pm in the gymnasium.   We are looking for parent volunteers to work during the week. Sign up here to volunteer for the Book Fair!

 

Princeton Mobile Food Pantry Drive
Friday, Feb. 10 - Friday, March 10
Check out the items listed below and bring them to the front entrance of CP to donate for community members in our town who need support. 

 

Registration open for Kindergarten & Elementary Spanish Camp!
Click here to register for Elementary camp! Click here to register for Kindergarten Spanish Camp!

 

 

Spirit Week to Celebrate Read Across America!

 

 

5th Grade Yearbook Photo Submission
Deadline - Wednesday, March 1st 
Submit three photos of your 5th grader (make sure they ARE NOT their school photo). One close up photo, one candid recent photo, and a baby photo. Send all photos to cpyearbook2023@gmail.com. Go here for more information!

 

 

5th Grade McCarter Theater Residency Performance
5th graders performed Shakespeare's The Tempest on Friday, February 10th. The students did two performances - one for the students in school and one for parents in the evening. After working with McCarter Theater educators for 10 sessions - students learned about acting, got their parts, memorized their lines, and executed a phenomenal performance! Along with the work they did as part of their residency, students completed several projects related to their characters and the story - dioramas, writing pieces, costume design - all on display on the first floor of CP.  Residencies are fully funded by the CP PTO and our communities generous donations. We will be sharing out each grade's residency this year!

Sign up for these EXCITING POPs! Several have Sold 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 them out below:
Family Event!

FREE event at Peyton Observatory! (Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m.) Please RSVP so we can prepare for all guests!
Birdwatching with Sr. Blejwas! (Saturday, May 20, 8-10 a.m.)
 
Adults Only!
Princeton Championship of Poker Night! (Friday, March 3 at 6 p.m.)
Mom's Night Out (with Facials!) (Friday, March 24 at 7 p.m.)
 
All Ages
Chess with Sr. Blejwas (Wednesday, March 15; 3-4 p.m.)
Kickball Classic! (May, 2023, 3-4 p.m.-- 5 kids per grade!)
Walk the Solar System (Saturday, March 11 from 10:30-12 a.m.)
  
Good for grades 3-5
Shadow Boxes and Miniature Worlds: Crafting with Mathilde! (Monday, March 20 from 1-3 p.m. **EARLY DISMISSAL DAY**)
West Coast Dodgeball with Ms. Hale (Thursday, March 23, 3-4:30 p.m.)

 

 
 
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 (treasurer@cppto.org),  Venmo (@CPPTO), or credit card.

Princeton Parents for Black Children General Meeting
Wednesday, February 15 at 7:00 pm (virtual)

Join the PPBC General Meeting and hear special guests, Kimberly Tew, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction and Sarah Moore, Supervisor of Elementary Education K-5 and Farah Parker, Director of Student Services and Student Outreach. Click here for the link, and here are the Meeting ID: 819 4081 9773 & Passcode: 812317

 

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!

 

P.S. - We Hear You 
If you have feedback or suggestions regarding the newsletter, please message Montana Vasquez-Grinnell 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 Hima Reddy, Montana Vasquez-Grinnell, and Rory Pickett at cppto@cppto.org.

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

Thanks for reading!