Community Park PTO Newsletter - Issue 25
Tue, Mar 15 3:49pm

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.

CALENDAR

  • Princeton SEPAG MS/HS Transition Meeting (virtual) - Wednesday, March 16 at 6:00 p.m. 
  • CP March Madness - create you bracket by  12 p.m. on Thursday, March 17
  • CP Dinner Fundraiser - Amazing Thai & Mi España - Thursday, March 17
  • Lego Movie Party Board (Early Dismissal 1 p.m.) - Monday, March 21 at 1:30 p.m. 
  • La Rosa Chicken Fundraiser - Friday, March 27 

IN THIS ISSUE

Around School

  • March Madness at CP is on!
  • Science Fair & STEM Expo
  • Help the PTO Improve Our Playground

Fundraising 

  • Dinner Fundraiser - Mi España & Amazing Thai!
  • CP Merchandise On Sale!
  • Lego Movie Party board
  • La Rosa Chicken Fundraiser

Around Town

  • Princeton SEPAG MS/HS Transition Meeting 
  • Princeton 5K
  • PPS Covid Dashboard

 

March Madness at CP is on!

Create your bracket by noon Thursday, March 17

There is absolutely no cost to participate.  Everyone is welcome!
However, we are asking all participants to consider making a small donation to the CP PTO (suggested gift of $10). Rather than a single person taking the winnings, all of our students and staff will win! 

The pool will be run through CBS Sports.Com. (The name of the pool is "CP NCAA Pool" and the password is parkerbear.)

To join the CP NCAA Pool, click here and then you will be prompted to create an account or log in. If you have trouble, don't give  up! Email Tara (taraoakman@gmail.com) to send you an invitation! For more information, go here!

The Science Fair & STEM Expo!

This year our STEM Expo will take place on Monday, April 25 and the Science Fair will be on Thursday, April 28 creating an exciting STEM Week at CP! Go here for more information on registration for the Science Fair or to volunteer for one (or both!) of these exciting events!

 

Help the CP PTO Improve Our Playground

The CP PTO is investing in improvements for our playground to create fun, creative, and unique spaces for our community. If you are interested in joining the effort to plan a proposal for this initiative, please email Montana Vasquez-Grinnell (montana.vasquez@gmail.com.) 

 

CP Dinner Fundraiser - Mi España & Amazing Thai!
Thursday, March 17

Looking for a way to support CP and not have to make dinner? Then get a meal at Mi España or Amazing Thai on Thursday, March 17! Look out for a Konstella announcement with more details!
 
CP Merchandise is Here!

We are proud to announce our new 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! Click here for more information.

The Lego Movie Private CP Screening
Monday, March 21 at 1:30 p.m. (Early Dismissal at 1 p.m.)

Join other CP families for a private screening of the Lego Movie! Monday, March 21st is a half day dismissal at CP and this is a fun way to get together, enjoy a movie, and support our school! Go here for more information and to buy tickets ($15/person). Hope to see you there!

 

La Rosa Chicken Fundraiser
Friday, March 25, 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Looking for a way to support the school and not have to cook? Pick up a meal for you family from La Rosa Chicken to raise money for the 5th grade class. Go here for more information!

 

Princeton SEPAG MS/HS Transition Meeting
Virtual - Wednesday, March 16 at 6:00 p.m.
Join us for an overview presentation by two PPS Supervisors of Special Education - Beth Murrin (Princeton Middle School) and Crystal Riddick (Princeton High School). Their presentation will be followed by a parent panel Q&A session where PPS parents will share their middle school and high school experiences and offer tips for preparing kids with IEPs and 504 plans for the move to the next school. All PPS parents/guardians are welcome to attend, whether their student is entering PMS or PHS next year or in future years. Zoom link is here

Princeton 5K - Run, Walk, or Remote!
Saturday, March 19

The thirteenth Princeton 5K is on Saturday, March 19, 2022. Athletes - young and old, big and small, fast and not as fast - come together year after year to run or walk while  supporting the Princeton High School Cross Country and Track & Field teams. It’s the teams' largest annual fundraiser, and the money we raise supports lower-income students in need of gear, funding for athletic equipment not covered by the PPS budget, tents for rainy weather meets, and season-end recognition for athletes and coaches, etc.

The in-person race starts in front of Princeton Middle School at 217 Walnut Lane at 8:30AM. Runners can organize into teams. In 2022, we are adding a 300m kids dash for all children under the age of 10.  

This year there is also a virtual option that runners can complete any time between March 19th and 26th.  You can choose when and where you run or walk your 5K.  Wait for the perfect sunny afternoon.  Take your favorite running partner, two-legged or four.  Push a stroller.  All are welcome in this year's 5K! Sign up and get more information at princeton5k.com.

 

 PPS Covid Dashboard

Stay up-to-date on covid cases in our schools by checking out PPS's covid dashboard, which is updated weekly.

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 Georgette Stern, Montana Vasquez-Grinnell, and Amalie Leano at copresident@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!