Community Park PTO Newsletter - Issue 7
Wed, Oct 19 8:02am

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.


  • Mental Health Lunch & Learn: Elementary (Virtual) - Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Restaurant Fundraiser (Mi Espana, Taim, & Nomad Pizza) - Wednesday, Oct.19, 5 pm - closing
  • Half Day (1 pm Dismissal) Parent Teacher Conferences - Wednesday Oct.19 & Thursday, Oct. 20
  • Bagels with the Board @ CP - Friday, October 21 at 8:00 am
  • Half Day (1 pm Dismissal) Parent Teacher Conferences - Tuesday, Oct. 25 & Wednesday, Oct. 26
  • Winter Coat & Warm Clothing Drive - Monday, Oct. 31 - Friday, Nov. 4
  • Princeton vs. Dartmouth Football Game - Saturday, November 5 at 1:00 pm


Around School

  • P.O.Ps!
  • Bagels with the Board
  • Princeton University Football Game!
  • Volunteers Needed in the Library
  • Winter Coat & Warm Clothing Drive


Around Town

  • Mental Health Lunch & Learn Series with PPS & PTOC
  • Princeton Dia de los Muertos Celebration
  • PMS Fall Fest
  • Holiday Gift Drive 2022

Parties Organized by Parents - Sign Ups out!
We are excited to offer our first round of parent-organized parties— join us to have a great time AND help us reach our fundraising goals!/ ¡Estamos muy emocionados de ofrecer nuestra primera ronda de fiestas organizadas por los padres. Unase a nosotros para pasar un buen rato y ayudarnos a alcanzar nuestros objetivos de recaudación de fondos! Go here to sign up for our exciting offerings or here to sign up to host a party of your own!


Bagels with the Board
Friday, October 21st at CP at 8:00 am
All are welcome! Please come and meet Board members to ask questions, get to know them, and share your thoughts on our school district. The board members will be at CP from 8:00 am to 9:00 am. 



Princeton University Football Game
Saturday, November 5th at 1:00 pm @ PU Football Stadium
Join CP and other PPS community members to see Princeton University play Dartmouth University. Tickets are $10/child and $12/adult. Children are also welcome to participate in the high five tunnel as the Princeton Tigers take the field! Go here for more information.


Ms. Jones needs help in the CP Library!

Ms. Jones is looking for people to volunteer their time and donate to the library by purchasing books from her Amazon wish list for the library. For more information on times, sign ups, and guidelines - go here. For the Amazon wish list, go here.


Winter Coat & Warm Clothing Drive!
October 31st - November 4
Every year the Princeton community comes together to donate gently used warm clothing or winter coats for others in our community. The entire PPS community comes together for this effort. We will be collecting at the front of CP from Monday, October 31st through Friday, November 4th. 

Restaurant Fundraiser to Support CP
Wednesday, October 19, 5:00 pm until  closing
 Relax a little bit on Wednesday, but not cooking dinner AND supporting CP! Go to taim, Mi Espana, or Nomad Pizza to pick up dinner! At taim and Nomad, mention CP when you order to make sure we get credit for that order. For Mi Espana, be sure to mention CP and show your digital flyer when you pick up! Go here for more information!
Fruit Fundraiser for CP!
September 22 - November 12
There is nothing like fresh fruit and other goodies for snacks, treats, and entertaining. Check out our fruit fundraiser here. Be sure to share with family and friends near by even if they are not at CP.  Buying fruit from here will help raise money for our programs!
Ali Wall Beauty Fundraiser
Now until December 31st, 2022
Ali Wall, owner of A. Wall Beauty the Studio, is generously offering to donate 10% of all services and products purchased through AWB the Studio from now until December 31st, 2022. Please share with community members and set a time to visit Ali! Go here for more information.
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.


Mental Health Lunch & Learn Series with PPS & PTOC (Virtual)
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! 


Dia de los Muertos Celebration
Tuesday, October 25 from 4:30 - 7:00 pm : East Pyne Lobby and Upper Hyphen
In Latin America, the Day of the Dead is a family-centered celebration, where homes and graves are prepared to honor ancestors and family who have departed and their favorite foods and drink are offered. In the United States, the holiday has also become a cultural and artistic experience, where altar exhibitions and making, processions and vigils are often accompanied by political messages to point to injustices that have caused unnecessary deaths. These events are celebrated in public and social locations rather than only cemeteries. All are welcome to bring offerings, photos of deceased family and friends, poetry, or any other thing to share. Families welcome — Children’s craft table available


PMS Fall Fest
Saturday, October 29th, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
There’s something for everyone at the PMS Fall Fest! Check out the Dodge Ball Tournament, Trunk or Treat, the Cake Walk, or build a scarecrow. Stop by for food & fun


Holiday Gift Drive 2022
The holiday season will soon be upon us and Princeton Human Services would like to ask for your help in brightening a child’s Holidays. With these hard economic times during the pandemic, we understand the need is still great.  Applications are received for children up to age twelve (12), which includes 1-2 gifts they would like for the holidays, which are not to exceed $75 dollars. In addition to sponsoring a child’s wish list, we are asking donors to consider donating a gift card to help the parents/families of the children during these difficult times. Go here for more information, and here to sign up to support a child and/or family.  Please sign up by Friday, November 18. 2022. 

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!