Community Park PTO Newsletter - Issue 24
Mon, Mar 20 8:15am

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.


  • BOE Long Term & Demographic Planning Meeting (Virtual) - Tuesday, Mar 21 at 6:00 pm
  • Kick Off to Spring Break Candygram Sales - Friday, Mar. 24 - Wednesday, Mar. 29
  • Spring Break (No School) - Monday, Apr. 3 - Friday, Apr. 7
  • Community Event: Lotería at Art on Hulfish - Saturday, Apr. 15 at 3:00 pm


Around School

  • Please Attend the BOE Long Term District Planning Meeting Tomorrow!
  • CP STEAM Day - Call for Presenters!
  • Kick Off to Spring Break Candygrams to benefit Trenton Cats Rescue


Around Town

  • Community Event: Lotería
  • Sustainable Princeton Recycling Program

Tomorrow, Tuesday, March 21 at 6:00 pm  - LINK HERE
This is the BOE's long-term planning meeting about demographics and district organization. JP and LB are participating to push to have CP take on many of their students, especially with the projected increase of students in the district. Please participate to have strong CP representation to ensure we have voiced our opinions on how our school should be structured. Also, go here for information on all future BOE meetings.


CP STEAM Day - Call for Presenters!
STEAM DAY is approaching!   We are looking for presenters on topics that include Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math!   This year we've added the "A" to include Arts!   It's an amazing day filled with presentations to the students. The presentations are only 15 minutes each as classes cycle through the day! I had the opportunity to present last year and it was so great to be a part of the day!   Please consider presenting in any of the five (5) areas!   
For more info or to present, please reach out to Chris Santarpio at   If you know of anyone else (company, university, high school, etc) that would be interested in presenting (or any suggestions) for STEAM Day, please also let us know!  Thank you!  


Kick Off to Spring Break Candygrams to benefit Trenton Cats Rescue
Friday, Mar. 23 - Wednesday, Mar. 29
Send anyone a Candygram to celebrate Spring Break! Students can send them to friends or teachers, and parents can even buy them for their children.  Forms are to go home in folders on Friday the 23rd, and the last day to send them back is the 29th. Candygrams will be delivered on the 30th. All sales benefit the Trenton Cats Rescue!



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
Kickball Classic! (May, 2023, 3-4 p.m.-- 5 kids per grade!)
Good for grades 3-5
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.

Community Event: Lotería

Saturday, April 15 at 3:00 pm - Art on Hulfish

Enjoy this popular Mexican game of chance. Lotería will be called in Spanish and English. Winners will receive a prize and refreshments will be served.  Cosponsored by the Princeton University Art Museum, the Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund, and Princeton Human Services.

Disfruten de este juego popular Mexicano. La lotería se anunciará en Español e Inglés. Los ganadores recibirán un premio y se servirán refrescos. Vea la exposición You Belong Here: Place, People, and Purpose in Latinx Photography, que celebra las expresiones dinámicas de la fotografía Latinx en los Estados Unidos. 

Copatrocinado por Servicios Humanos de Princeton y por LALDEF.

You Belong Here: Place, People, and Purpose in Latinx Photography, a celebration of Latinx photographers across the United States, is on view at Art on Hulfish through May 7. Curated by Pilar Tompkins Rivas, chief curator and deputy director, Curatorial and Collections at the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art and organized by Aperture. Go here for more information!


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!