Community Park PTO Newsletter - Issue 3
Mon, Sep 19 10:49am

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.


  • Back to School Night - Thursday, September 22, 6:00 - 8:30 pm
  • No School (Rosh Hashanah) - Monday, September 26
  • Start with Hello Week! - Tuesday, Sept 27 - Friday, Sept 30
  • Fall Flower Fundraiser - Now until September 28
  • School Wide Fall Picnic - Friday, September 30, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
  • Halloween Costume Swap - Now until Friday, October 14
  • Princeton Mobile Food Pantry Hygiene Drive - Now until Tuesday, October 18


Around School

  • Back to School Night
  • Room Parents Needed
  • After School Club Volunteers Needed
  • School Wide Fall Picnic
  • Halloween Costume Swap
  • Hygiene Drive for PMFP


Around Town

  • Princeton Girl Scouts Songs & Smores Event
  • Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK) Hunger Action Month

Back to School Night at Community Park
Thursday, September 22, 6:00 - 8:30 pm 



Start with Hello Week!
Tuesday, Sept. 27 - Friday, Sept. 30
For more information here or see below!


Room Parents Needed!
Please consider being a room parent for your child(ren)'s class! There are two class parents per class and a grade rep to help support our teachers and students. The room parent role involves checking in periodically with teachers on class supplies and needs, helping coordinate treats, decor, etc. for class parties, and organizing the teacher gifts for winter break and the end of the year. If you're interested in supporting, please sign up here. Thank you to all those parents that already signed up!


After School Club Volunteers Needed!
We are currently looking for volunteers to assist with the after-school clubs which will involve either helping an instructor in a specific club, or helping the kids get to and from their club rooms.   As a benefit, you will receive a free club and will be able to sign up for clubs before the general enrollment begins.   If you are interested, please contact Rob Freudenberg at as soon as possible.  The general registration for clubs begins on Wednesday, September 14. CP has a robust clubs program, made possible only through the parent volunteers and our wonderful instructors and we need your help to keep it going! Many thanks!


School Wide Fall Picnic
Friday, September 30, 5:00 - 7:00 pm (CP Playground)
Join our community for the CP School Wide Fall Picnic.  Bring chairs, blankets and a dish to share with our community. We look forward to connecting as a community and re-starting this wonderful tradition. More information to come!



Halloween Costume Swap
Black bins in Lobby until Oct 14

Please drop off any costumes in the costume bin in the front entrance of school until October 14th! See the flyer below or go here for more information.


Princeton Mobile Food Pantry Hygiene Drive
Now until Tuesday, October 18
As we come together and settle into the new school year, please consider donating to the PMFP Hygiene Drive. There will be a box in the front alcove at CP as well as a box at the Fall Picnic for you to bring any of the items requested: diapers, wipes, shower gel, cotton balls/pads, laundry detergent, fabric softener, multipurpose cleaner, Q-tips & McCaffery’s Gift card. Check out the information below!

Fall Flower Fundraiser to Support our Garden!
Now until September 28

CP is teaming up with Madden's Nursery to offer mums and winter pansies! Proceeds will go towards supporting the CP garden programming led by our garden educator, Peter Wagner. Place your order online. The fall flower sale ends, Wednesday Sept 28! Flowers will be available for pick up at the school on Friday Sept 30.  Go here to order!

Fruit Fundraiser
September 22 - November 12
There is nothing like fresh fruit and other goodies for snacks, treats, and entertaining. Check out our fruit fundraiser here. Buying fruit from here will help raise money for our programs!
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! Click here for more information.


Support CP!

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.


Princeton Girl Scouts Songs & Smores
Sunday, September 18, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Join the Princeton Girl Scouts for Songs and S'mores on Sunday September 18 from 2:00-4:00 at Mountain Lakes House. The event is open to both current and prospective Princeton Girl Scouts! Girls will take a short hike, make a S'mores kit, and learn Girl Scout songs, while parents can learn more about Girl Scouting!

Cost is $5 per girl. Princeton Girl Scouts is open to girls living in or attending school in the municipality of Princeton, NJ. To register go here. If unable to attend, but interested in joining the Girl Scouts, please go here. Direct any questions to



Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK) Hunger Action Month
TASK supports those in the need in the community and never turns anyone away. If you can support their new initiative beginning on September 24 of serving meals on the weekends, please help. Go here and learn how you can help in whatever way you can!

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!