Community Park PTO Newsletter - Issue 22
Sat, Feb 10 6:30pm

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.



Around School

Community Service


Around the District

Around Town

Your PTO at Work: Staff Appreciation

During the gloomiest time of year, the PTO raised spirits by giving our wonderful staff bright new CP T-shirts. Thank you to Layla Cabrera for the design!

"Hola Awesome CP PTO! Gracias!  Thank you so much for the sunny, cheerful CP staff T-shirt! I LOVE it! CP is the place to be! Thank you PTO for all the ways you make CP staff feel so loved! "
Top: A note from one of our teachers; Right: Ms. Jain models her new T-shirt!


❤ PTO Appreciation! ❤

THANK YOU for all you do to make CP a wonderful place for students AND staff! Here are a few recent notes of gratitude from some of our teachers and staff:

"To my PTO family, 

Thank you for the very generous gift at Christmas. I know I've said it so many times, but it bears repeating: I feel so fortunate to have such a supportive community of families, but even beyond that, such lovely people. It truly makes CP a great place to be!"


Thank you for the holiday lunch and generous gift. Your thoughtfulness and generosity added to the joy of the holiday season. I appreciate all you do for our school." 

"Dear CP PTO, 

Wow!! What a lovely surprise I received from you yesterday. Thank you for the holiday gift--it certainly will come in handy. It is an honor for me to work with your children and hopefully impact their learning in a positive way!"

"Dear CP PTO, 

Thank you for the New Year's gift. It was so thoughtful and generous!

"Dear CP PTO family, 

Thank you for your very generous holiday gift. Every year I am absolutely overwhelmed by your kindness. CP is a wonderful school with a dedicated PTO!"


Virtual DLI Info Session

Arm in Arm Food Drive

PPS schools are collecting food for Arm in Arm this Valentine's Day! The next time you head to the store, please consider grabbing a few items on the list below to bring to school.

Donations may be dropped in the CP front office between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. through February 29.

 Upcoming POPs: Let's Party Together!

Reserve a spot at these Parent-Organized Parties before they sell out! All funds raised support CP's enrichment programming.





Ladies Night Out

(For CP moms)

Play games & socialize with other moms. 

Feb. TBD 


New Moon Yoga Nidra & Sound Bath

Relax with fireside yoga & a crystal bowl sound bath.

April 4


Princeton Pub Crawl

A historical walking tour with multiple bar stops!

April 20






West Coast Dodge Ball

 (Grades 4-5)

Join classmates for a snack & a friendly game!

March 21


West Coast Dodge Ball

(Grades 2-3)

Dodge ball fun for 2nd & 3rd Graders!

April 4


Bike Playdate & Parade

(Grades K-1)

Decorate your bike & then ride to CP to play.

April 13


Kickball Classic

(Grades K-5)

Students & staff face-off in an epic kickball showdown.

April 25






Princeton Men's Basketball vs. Cornell

Cheer on the Tigers with other PPS families.

Sign up by 2/23!

March 2

$10 student

$12 adult

Don't forget to purchase spirit wear, scan your box tops, and turn in your McCaffrey's receipts to earn cash for CP!

Request for Auction Items

We're looking for donations to our online auction! In the past CP families have donated:

  • Tickets to a sporting or cultural event 
  • A special item, such as an autographed poster, a case of wine, or a gift basket
  • An experience provided by an expert in their household or network, such as private yoga, cooking, or language lessons; a consultation with a stylist, architect, or home organizer; or a special tour of a lab, gallery, or museum
  • A service, such as free babysitting (usually offered by an older sibling) or a custom cake or cookies provided by a professional or semi-professional baker 
  • A stay at their family's second home

If you have something to donate, please complete this form by February 15. We appreciate your help!

 PreK, K, & DLI Enrollment is Open!

Fundraiser for 101: The PHS College Fund

The 101: Fund invites you to join our spring fundraising event, College Throwback Night, an evening of music, games, libations and (old)-school spirit on Saturday, March 9 at the historic Princeton Charter Club

This will be our first live event in over 5 years, and back by popular demand, a casual wear-your-college-sweatshirt evening! Relive your youthful Saturday nights, with basement bar games, signature cocktails and Charter Club’s ample buffet - known to be one of the best. 

All money raised will directly support recent Princeton High School graduates who are well prepared for college, but find the cost an overwhelming hurdle. Many recipients of our need-based scholarship are the first in their families to pursue a degree. In 2023 alone, the 101: Fund spent $141,000 supporting students attending institutions such as Rutgers University, Mercer County Community College, Cornell University and Howard University, to name a few. 

The 101: Fund has been brightening the futures of promising students for over 50 years! Our hope is to continue to raise the funds needed with your support! We hope to see you there!


Speaker Series on Education & AI 
P.S. - We Hear You 
If you have feedback or suggestions regarding the newsletter, please message Christine Minerva on Konstella or email  

For general thoughts regarding PTO activities or how parents can further help support CP, please contact Co-Presidents Nicole Pezold Hancock, Chris Santarpio, & Erica Snyder at

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

Thanks for reading!