Community Park PTO Newsletter - Issue 33
Sat, May 4 1:49pm

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.



Around School


Around the District

Around Town

Teacher Appreciation Week

The PTO has some amazing surprises planned for our teachers this week! We're keeping the details from our staff to heighten the fun, so please check your Konstella feed to see how you and your child can celebrate CP's fantastic teachers!


Your PTO at Work: Recess Runners

The PTO paid for charms and necklaces for the new Recess Runners program! Students run or walk the playground loop at recess and receive a charm for each mile they complete as part of a school-wide initiative promoting mental and physical health. 


Volunteer for the 2024-2025 PTO

We're actively planning for next year and are calling all parents, caregivers, and teachers to reflect on what kind of volunteering you can do to help our school flourish.

  • Want to set the agenda for the year, get to know the principal, and collaborate with other PPS schools?  
    • Volunteer to be a co-president!
  • Do you have a child who receives special education services? 
    • Be the special education parent advisory group liaison and provide valuable feedback to PPS!
  • Do you have special knowledge of Spanish language or cultures? 
    • Sign up to lead our Spanish language & cultural ambassadors team!
  • Are you an amazing party host?
    • Organize the Halloween Parade, plan the fall fundraising party, or coordinate our POP events!
  • Do you have organizational skills and time to lead a finite project?  
    • We need your help to coordinate the online auction or our Silvergraphics fundraiser!
  • Are you able to attend some evening or morning PTO meetings and wrangle other grade level parents via email? 
    • Register to be a Grade Rep for preK, 3rd, or 5th Grades!

Click here for more details about the critical roles we must fill in order to continue supporting our children and staff.  All parents and caregivers are welcome to volunteer for any role!


Sign Up for CP Summer Camps!


CP is hosting a week of summer camp for rising first through fifth graders and one for incoming Kindergarteners (haga clic para español). Taught by CP teachers in Spanish, the camps include guided activities, water play, and story time.

Discounts are available for parent volunteers, and students who qualify for free and reduced lunch attend at no cost (please email or call the CP Office at 609-806-4230).


POP: Movie Night

Movie Night (Grades 2-5)

May 10, 6 - 8 p.m. / $15

Watch The Super Mario Bros. Movie with friends at CP. Ticket includes popcorn and candy. Proceeds benefit the 5th Grade Class Gift!


Stock Up on CP Gear!

Stock up on seasonal CP gear through the CP spirit wear shop at Princeton Threads!  A portion of every purchase supports our school. 
Questions?  Email Deirdre Goodrich at
Don't forget to scan your box tops and turn in your McCaffrey's receipts to earn cash for CP!

Update: Proposed Expansion Plans for CP 
Weren't able to make it to the last School Board Meeting? You can view the latest enrollment projections and proposed facilities expansion plans, including the latest plans for CP, here. Click here to view a recording of the meeting.

AAPI Heritage Month Spring Night Market

Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with us in Princeton, New Jersey!

YingHua International School is pleased to bring a night market to Princeton, New Jersey on Saturday, May 11, 2024 at the Princeton Shopping Center in celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month for an evening of cultural vibrancy and community spirit!

  • Event Date: Saturday, May 11, 2024 (rain date: Saturday, May 18, 2024)
  • Time: 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Location: Princeton Shopping Center Courtyard (301 N. Harrison Street, Princeton, NJ 08540)

We look forward to celebrating AAPI Heritage Month with you!

P.S. - We Hear You 
If you have feedback or suggestions regarding the newsletter, please message Christine Minerva on Konstella or email  

For general thoughts regarding PTO activities or how parents can further help support CP, please contact Co-Presidents Nicole Pezold Hancock, Chris Santarpio, & Erica Snyder at

Want to support Community Park School? Donate to the Community Park PTO via Zelle (,  Venmo (@CPPTO), or credit card.

Thanks for reading!