Community Park PTO Newsletter - Issue 5
Mon, Oct 3 1:00pm

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.


  • First Friday Coffee with the Board! - Friday, October 7th, 8:15 - 9:00 am
  • Mental Health Lunch & Learn: PMS/PHS (Virtual) - Tuesday, October 11 at 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Halloween Costume Swap - Now until Friday, October 14
  • Princeton Mobile Food Pantry Hygiene Drive - Now until Tuesday, October 18
  • Mental Health Lunch & Learn: Elementary (Virtual) - Wednesday, October 19 at 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Restaurant Fundraiser (Mi Espana, Taim, & Nomad Pizza) - October 19, 5 pm - closing
  • Half Day (1 pm Dismissal) Parent Teacher Conferences - October 19 & October 20


Around School

  • First Friday Coffee with the Board
  • Halloween Costume Swap
  • Hygiene Drive for PMFP


Around Town

  • Princeton Children's Book Festival
  • Mental Health Lunch & Learn Series with PPS & PTOC
  • Music Fest Palmer Square

First Friday Coffee with the Board!
Friday, October 7th 8:15 am - 9:00am 
Join us in front of the school after drop off and we will make our way into the cafeteria once the students head to their classrooms. Come out to meet our Board of Education reps Betsey Baglio and Susan Kanter, chat with other parents, ask questions, and sign up for volunteer/party hosting opportunities!


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!

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 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.


Princeton Children's Book Festival
Saturday, October 8, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm at Hinds Plaza
The Princeton Children’s Book Festival returns Saturday, Oct. 8, as an outdoor, in-person event. We are excited to come back together under the tents on Hinds Plaza next to the library and expect it will be a joyful celebration of books and the people who make and read them. The 2022 featured artwork is created by Patrick McDonnell.




Mental Health Lunch & Learn Series with PPS & PTOC (Virtual)
PMS/PHS: October 11, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Elementary: October 19, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
We are excited to announce the first of our Lunch & Learn Series. We’d like to thank Dr. Tew for organizing these for our families. All are welcome to attend via zoom! Go here for more information and for the zoom links! 


Music Fest at Palmer Square
Every Sunday from October 2nd – October 23rd, 1pm - 4pm
Join us on the Square for an afternoon of incredible music, specialty shopping and dining, and family-friendly activities! Food and beverage will be available on the Green from one of our Palmer Square eateries. Bring your chairs and blankets to the lawn for an afternoon of great tunes!

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!