Community Park PTO Newsletter - Issue 7
Tue, Dec 15 12:24pm



  • Cohort B In-Person Learning Day - Wednesday, December 16, 8:30 a.m.-Noon
  • Nomad Pizza Night! Fundraiser - Thursday, December 17, 5-9 p.m.
  • All Remote Learning - Monday, December 21-Wednesday, December 23
  • Winter Break - Thursday, December 24-Sunday, January 3
  • All Remote Learning - Monday, January 4-Monday, January 11


Around School

  • Nor'easter Schedule Changes
  • Winter Clubs are Coming
  • Spirit Week

Your Support 

  • Thanks for Giving 
  • Nomad Pizza Night! Fundraiser

Community Service

  • Local Food Drives in Need

Around Town

  • Shop Local, Save 10%
  • SpEd PTO Updates
  • Skating on Palmer Square

Nor'easter Schedule Changes for 12/16 and 12/17

PPS has altered the elementary school schedule for this week due to the impending storm:

  • Wednesday, December 16 will be an in-person learning day for K-5 Cohort B students, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cohorts A & C will learn online from 8:30 to 12:30. There will be no afternoon online instruction for any Cohorts.
  • Thursday, December 17 will be a remote learning day for all students--unless there are widespread power outages, and then PPS may declare a snow day. 


Winter Clubs Start January 25
Flyers distributed Monday, January 4
Registration opens Monday, January 11

Don't miss out on Winter After School Clubs: Face-painting,  Escape Room, Science Seeds, Debate Club, Eco-Art, D&D, and much more. The clubs will be all virtual and open to all PPS elementary school students--but CP families get first dibs on registration. If you don't yet have a account, now is the time to sign up so you can be ready to register.


Who's Got Spirit?
Spirit Week ends Friday, December 18

Don't forget it's Spirit Week! CP is "coloring our world with hope" all week long:

Tuesday December 15thWEAR RED!
Thank a friend for being special to you!

Wednesday December 16thWEAR GREEN!
Do something helpful around the house without being asked!

Thursday December 17thWEAR BLUE!
Be at peace! Practice self-care with doing something that helps you relax.

Friday December 18thWEAR YELLOW!
Take some time to think of all that you are thankful for!


Thank You!!! Gracias!!!

Your support is making a difference at CP--and beyond.

This fall CP collected food donations for Princeton Mobile Food Pantry, gathered gently used items for the Children's Winter Clothing Drive, donated activities and more for holiday gift bags for Parker Bear students, and generously contributed toward holidays gifts for all teachers, aides, and staff.

We have also raised nearly one third of our goal of $40,000 for the 2020-21 school year. Your donations have allowed us to offer $150 grants to every CP teacher for classroom supplies, purchase webcams for each grade, provide masks to all students and staff, and sponsor three social and emotional learning webinars. We can't wait to see what else we can accomplish together for our community in 2021. We wish you much light, joy, and good health during the winter holidays and throughout the new year. Thank you again! 


Nomad Pizza Night! Fundraiser
Thursday, December 17, 5-9 p.m.
Where: Nomad Pizza Company, 301 N. Harrison Street

Need an easy dinner this week? Mention Community Park School when you order Nomad Pizza this Thursday, December 17, and CP will receive a portion of the proceeds. You can order via phone for pick up (Call: 609-285-5187)--just remember to mention CP. NOTE: Online orders are NOT eligible. :( 

Local Food Pantries Still in Need
Many food pantries are still struggling to keep up with the demand for nutritious meals in our community. In case you can help, here are some of the organizations helping to feed our neighbors:


Shop Local, Save 10%

Here's yet another good reason to shop locally this holiday season: A sweet discount! Show your receipt from any of these businesses to any of the others and get 10 percent off your next purchase: Jazams, Labyrinth, Small World, Lillipies, The Princeton Record Exchange, Toobydoo NYC, Homestead Princeton, Hinkson's, Mandalay Trading Co., Miya Table & Home, Orvana, or the Princeton University Art Museum Store.


SpEd PTO Goes Beyond "Coffee Talk"
Saturday, December 19, 9 a.m.
Where: Zoom

The Special Education PTO has a robust schedule of virtual monthly meetings planned, on topics such as person-centered planning and fostering student independence. The series starts this Saturday, December 19, with a session on executive function. While the "Coffee Talks" are geared toward supporting parents whose students' have IEPs, most topics and lessons are relevant for all parents. For more information, see the SpEd PTO's December newsletter


Skating on the Square

Need a break from baking and holiday movies? Check out Princeton's ice skating rink on Palmer Square


Happy Holidays to All!


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 Manishi Prasad and Georgette Stern via Konstella or at and

Thanks for reading!