Community Park PTO Newsletter - Issue 5
Tue, Oct 12 1:47pm

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.


  • After School Clubs Start - TODAY, Tuesday, October 12
  • SEPAG Board of Ed Candidates Forum - Wednesday, October 13, 6:30-7:45 p.m.
  • Halloween Costume Swap Ends - Friday, October 15
  • Deadline for Auction Donations Sign Up - Friday, October 15
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences (1 p.m. Dismissal) - October 20, 21, 26, 27
  • PTO Meeting with Dr. Kelley (Virtual) - Thursday, October 21, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
  • CP's Online Auction - November 1-15


Around School

  • Questions for Dr. Kelley
  • CP Halloween Parade is On!
  • October Food Drive


  • Party Boards Sign Ups are Here
  • Save the Date: Online Auction

Around Town

  • SEPAG Forum with Board of Ed Candidates
  • ArtJam Returns to Downtown Princeton
  • PPS Covid Dashboard

Questions for Dr. Kelley?
All questions due Sunday, October 17

PPS Superintendent Dr. Kelley will be joining parents at the CP PTO meeting on October 21, 7:00-8:00 p.m. (Zoom details to be sent separately). What topics would you like her to address? What should she know about CP or our students? Let her know by submitting a question here in advance of the meeting. All questions are due Sunday, October 17.


CP Halloween Parade is ON!
Friday, October 29, 2:00 p.m.

We looovvveee Halloween at CP! And are happy to confirm that the annual parade around the CP playground is on. Please note: All costumes must accommodate a face mask. There is a limit to two guests per student and all guests must mask on school grounds. More details to come soon!

And don't forget, this is the final week of the Halloween costume swap. If you have gently used costumes to donate, please drop them at CP by Friday, October 15. 


October Food Drive
October 18-25

CP is partnering with Princeton Mobile Food Pantry to collect items for our neighbors who are experiencing food insecurity.

As the holidays draw near, PMFP is in desperate need of:

  • Dry beans (pintos or black beans--no chickpeas or lentils, please)
  • Sugar
  • Flour
  • Personal hygiene products
Please place all donations in the bins near CP entrances. Thanks for your kindness!



Party Boards Sign Ups are Here!

Over the next few weeks, we will be posting sign ups for a variety of party boards for kids, families, and adults only. This week we are selling tickets for two upcoming kid parties:

  • Pumpkin Carving in the CP Garden
    Saturday, October 23, 10 a.m.-Noon

    Join CP Garden Educator, Peter Wagner, for pumpkin carving, a story, and fall snacks. This is a drop off party. Suggested for Grades 3-5. Hosted by the CP Garden Committee.
  • Learn to Ride a Bike!
    Sunday, October 24, 2-4 p.m.

    Our veteran teachers will get your kids on their bikes and feeling comfortable. One rider per teacher. Hosted by the Besler, Kapoor, Meggers, and Scibienski families.

Would you like to host a party board? Click here to let us know your idea or browse winning ideas from past years or contact Fundraising Co-Chairs Constanza Ferro and Daniela Cravero at

Mark Your Calendar for CP's Online Auction
Bidding open November 1-15

Thank you everyone for donating an item or experience to CP's first ever online auction. We've got some good stuff! The auction will launch Monday, November 1, and you'll have two weeks to place your bids. 

And if you haven't yet donated something to the auction, there's still time. Sign up here or email Fundraising Co-Chairs Constanza Ferro and Daniela Cravero at by October 15. Auction items should be received by November 1.


SEPAG's Board of Education Candidates Forum
Wednesday, October 13, 6:30-7:45 p.m.
Where: Zoom


ArtJam Gallery Returns to Princeton
October 15-30
Where: 19 Hulfish Street

ArtJam will once again transform a storefront in Palmer Square into a pop-up art gallery where art lovers may browse a fab selection of works from professional artists and undiscovered artists who have experienced homelessness. ArtJam benefits ArtSpace, HomeFront’s innovative therapeutic art program. For more info and gallery hours, visit


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 Nicole Pezold Hancock on Konstella or email  

For general thoughts regarding PTO activities or how parents can further help support CP, please contact Co-Presidents Georgette Stern, and Amalie Leano at

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

Thanks for reading!