Community Park PTO Newsletter - Issue 22
Tue, Feb 28 1:30pm

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.


  • 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
  • Free Music Event: Ode to Fallen Trees - Thursday, Mar. 9 at 7:00 pm


Around School

  • Volunteers are still needed for the Book Fair! - It cannot happen without parent volunteers!
  • Princeton Mobile Food Pantry Drive
  • Free Music Event: Ode to Fallen Trees 
  • Spirit Week for Read Across America
  • 5th Grade Yearbook Photo Submissions - Deadline Coming Soon!


Around Town

Volunteers are still needed for 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. 


Free Music Event: Ode to the Fallen Trees by Alfonso Fuentes Colón 

Thursday, March 9, 7:00 - 8:30 pm at Princeton University's Richardson Auditorium

Princeton University's Program in Latin American Studies invites the community to a special concert by Puerto Rican composer and classical and jazz pianist Alfonso Fuentes Colón. Ode to the Fallen Trees is an orchestral piece influenced by the catastrophic aftermath of hurricane María on Puerto Rico that Fuentes started writing during his summer stay at Princeton in 2018. The program will include a version of the Ode for piano and clarinet, with special guest clarinetist Oskar Espina Ruiz, and improvisations of traditional, classical, and popular musical pieces from the Caribbean and Latino traditions. This concert is free and open to the public.   FREE Ticket(s) Registration link  |  Event Webpage


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 Go here for more information!


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!

Birdwatching with Sr. Blejwas! (Saturday, May 20, 8-10 a.m.)
Adults Only!
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 (,  Venmo (@CPPTO), or credit card.


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!