Community Park PTO Newsletter - Issue 28
Tue, Apr 25 12:34pm

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.


  • PPS Elementary School Planning Session (virtual) - Thursday, Apr. 27 at 6:30 pm
  • CP STEAM Day - Friday, Apr. 28
  • Princeton Porchfest - Saturday, Apr. 29
  • 5th Grade Community Service Day - Saturday, Apr. 29 at 10:00 am
  • Rising 6th Grade Mixer @ PMS - Thursday, May 4 at 4:30 pm
  • 5th Grade Car Wash - Saturday, May 6, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • CP Science Fair - Wednesday, May 24, 6:30 pm  8:00 pm
  • 4/5 Choir Concert - Tuesday, May 30


Around School

  • PPS Elementary School Planning Session - Please Attend!
  • Register for the Middle School Mixer for rising 6th Graders!!
  • 5th Grade Spring Community Service Project
  • 5th Grade Car Wash 
  • The CP PTO Needs You! Volunteer for the different leadership positions in the PTO!


Around Town

  • Baubles, Bubbles and Boogie

PPS Elementary School Planning Session - Please Attend!
Thursday, April 27th at 6:30 pm (Virtual) - ZOOM Link

Please join us on April 27 at 6:30 PM on Zoom for an initial elementary school planning discussion. All parents of elementary school students are welcome to attend. We will have breakout groups for each school as part of the discussion.  Pausing proposed changes allows us to fully evaluate options, solicit community input, and make the best choices for our elementary students and families. As some of our elementary schools approach full capacity, it is time to plan for the future. 

  • With new housing construction, the district anticipates increased enrollment.
  • At the April 27 meeting, the district will describe capacity challenges and options for preliminary discussion. The district will present options to discuss as our community looks at possible changes for the 2024-2025 school year and beyond.
  • We look forward to your input as we move forward with the planning process. 

The principals of our four elementary schools, along with other administrators, and a representative from PREA, our teachers union, will participate in the conversation. We will share information from the planning consultants, SLAM, (formerly SLR) about new construction in the community and its anticipated effect on enrollment. Our ultimate goal is to choose, with community input and after thoughtful deliberation, the best possible solution that achieves the greatest good for our students.  



Register for the Middle School Mixer for Rising 6th Graders!
Thursday, May 4, 4:30 - 6:30 pm

Dear Rising 6th Grade Parents, We are thrilled to announce the innovative social event "5th grade Mixer" will be held on May 4th in the gymnasium of Princeton Middle School for incoming Class of 2026 students! We totally understand that students may feel anxious as well as curious about the middle school environment. Therefore, we have been trying our best to bring this event to your beloved rising 6th graders as a fun start of the transition to middle school! There will be fun activities, led by PMS teachers, and delicious snacks. We simply hope that students have fun with their future classmates and friends in the environment in which they will be spending their middle school lives! Thank you for honoring the Princeton Middle School Class of 2026 by completing your pledge to attend the Mixer by April 30th. Your prompt reply will help crystallize the plans for this important experience for our students.

Register your child here by April 30th!



5th Grade Community Service Project
Saturday, April 29th, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at Mountain Lake House

The students will assist in a stewardship project, likely either planting native plants, painting tree trunks to protect trees from beaver chew, and/or cutting back invasive plant species & vines. Come and enjoy the outdoors on a Saturday. Parent volunteers welcome, drop-offs are fine! Meet at the Mountain Lake House Parking lot, 57 Mountain Ave, Princeton NJ. Students should dress for the woods and wear clothes that can get dirty-- we recommend long sleeves, long pants, and long socks to protect from ticks, thorns, mud, and poison ivy. They should also wear hiking boots or sturdy sneakers, bring a refillable water bottle, and their own work gloves if they have them (we'll have some extras). Sign up here or email Aaron for more information at!



5th Grade Car Wash
Saturday, May 6th  - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Support the 5th Grade fundraising efforts and have a clean car in the process! Come to CP to get your car cleaned between 10:00 am - 1:00 pm for $8.00 per car. Check out the QR codes below!



The CP PTO Needs You! Volunteer for the different leadership positions in the PTO!

Without the hard work of busy parents like you, CP students would miss out on many fun activities (such as ART RESIDENCIES, After School Clubs, STEM day, science fair, picture day, field day, class parties, and more)! Sadly, many of our volunteers will move on as their children move up to middle school! It is time for new, fresh faces to step in and make CP what YOU want it to be! Check out the Konstella post for more information here.

Go HERE to fill out an interest form - this is not a commitment but we will contact you to check availability and where you would like to step in! There are lots of ways to offer your support!



Sign up for these EXCITING POPs! Only a few left! 
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!
All Ages
Kickball Classic! (May 31, 2023, 3-4 p.m.-- 5 kids per grade!)


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.

Baubles, Bubbles, and Boogie Event!
Thursday, May 4th at 6:30 pm at the Present Day Club

Ladies, get your dancing shoes ready! Our very popular ladies' night is on May 4 this year at 6:30 PM at the Present Day Club.  Come and join us to meet some local female entrepreneurs: sip, shop and boogie with DJ. James. This one’s a sparkling night out just for all Princeton ladies! Leave the kids at home while you’re sipping, shopping and boogying. Shop from female entrepreneurs and expand your jewelry, clothing and home goods collections. So what are you waiting for? Come sip, shop and boogie!

Featuring vendors: Charbellem, The Rain, Saltwater House, Elile Loom, A Studio by Demi Wang and more! Sip on bubbly specially curated by Public Wine in Princeton and appetizers prepared by a popular local chef. Buy your tickets here.



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!