Community Park PTO Newsletter - Issue 23
Mon, Mar 6 12:49pm

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.


  • 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 POP Event: Peyton Observatory Night for CP - Wednesday, Mar. 8 at 7:00 pm (be sure to register)
  • Free Music Event: Ode to Fallen Trees - Thursday, Mar. 9 at 7:00 pm


Around School

  • CP Book Fair Starts Tomorrow, March 7!
  • Princeton Mobile Food Pantry Drive
  • Free Music Event: Ode to Fallen Trees 


Around Town

  • PMS Musical - Willy Wonka Jr.
  • Sustainable Princeton Recycling Program

CP Book Fair starts Tomorrow, March 7th!
Tomorrow is the start of the CP Book Fair. 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.   Thank you to all of the parent volunteers who have offered their time to make sure this important event happens!  Be sure to go here to set up your child's e-wallet, which we strongly recommend. Also, teacher wish lists will be available at the fair, consider donating to their classroom libraries!



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


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
Walk the Solar System (Saturday, March 11 from 10:30-12 a.m.)
Chess with Sr. Blejwas (Wednesday, March 15; 3-4 p.m.)
Kickball Classic! (May, 2023, 3-4 p.m.-- 5 kids per grade!)
Good for grades 3-5
Shadow Boxes and Miniature Worlds: Crafting with Mathilde! (Monday, March 20 from 1-3 p.m. **EARLY DISMISSAL DAY**) - ONLY TWO SPOTS LEFT!!!
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.

PMS Musical - Willy Wonka Jr. 

Princeton Middle School proudly presents Willy Wonka, Jr., on March 9-12, 2023.  Based on the classic book by Roald Dahl, Willy Wonka, Jr., tells the story of the famous candy inventor, Willy Wonka, and the chaos that ensues when he decides to open his factory gates to five lucky kids and their parents for a tour.  The story follows a young boy named Charlie Bucket and his journey from poverty to winning the ultimate prize, and it is much greater than a lifetime supply of chocolate.  Willy Wonka, Jr., touches on the troubles that are brought about when kids are left to be spoiled and bossy, and it also shows how you can make beautiful things with a touch of “pure imagination.” Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors.  For tickets and more information, please email

Thursday, March 9, 2023, 7:30 PM

Friday, March 10, 2023, 7:30 PM

Saturday, March 11, 2023, 7:30 PM

Sunday, March 12, 2023, 1:00 PM


Princeton Middle School Auditorium

217 Walnut Lane

Princeton, NJ  08540


Sustainable Princeton Recycling Program
Did you know that one cell phone thrown in a landfill can pollute 40,000 gallons of groundwater*? Sustainable Princeton can help upcycle and recycle some of your hard-to-recycle items, like cell phones and accessories, plastic film, batteries, ink cartridges, and reusable bags. Help keep these items out of the landfill. Simply drop the items off outside the Sustainable Princeton office on the second floor of 1 Monument Drive, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and we’ll take care of the rest. Feel free to stop in and learn more about Sustainable Princeton!

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!