Community Park PTO Newsletter - Issue 7
Tue, Oct 24 12:04am

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


  • Upcoming POPs
  • Give to CP Without Spending an Extra Cent 
  • Coming Soon: CP Merchandise!

Community Service

  • Winter Clothing Drive / Colecta de abrigos y ropa de invierno

Around the District

Around Town

Help with the CP Halloween Parade! 

We need volunteers to decorate the CP playground for the Halloween Parade on Tuesday, Oct. 31 at 1 p.m. The parade begins at 2:15 p.m. Please consider loaning your Halloween decorations to the PTO--the more we have, the spookier the playground will be! Click here to volunteer.

Reminder: No Clubs This Week! 

After-School Clubs are not meeting this week due to early dismissal days on Tuesday through Friday. Need to keep your kiddo entertained on those long afternoons? Consider signing up for an early dismissal day POP!

Your PTO at Work: CP @ the PU Football Game

CP families came out in force for the PPS event at the PU Football game on Saturday. Superintendent Carol Kelly and Dr. Kim Tew were there to cheer on the home team with families from all six PPS schools. Proceeds from CP ticket sales support our school. Go, Tigers (and Parker Bears)! 

Upcoming POPs

Sign up to take part in exciting Parent-Organized Parties (POPs), including these great events scheduled for the coming weeks:

And many more! Click here for the full list of POPs.
Give to CP Without Spending an Extra Cent 
Raise money through your regular purchases from the McCaffrey's Food Market at the Princeton Shopping Center and Box Top items from any store. It's easy and costs nothing extra!

McCaffrey's Receipts
Save your receipts when you shop at McCaffrey's Food Market in the Princeton Shopping Center. CP gets 0.95% from each receipt, which adds up quickly.

Drop your receipts in the McCaffrey's box located in CP's main entrance vestibule.

Box Tops

  • Download the Box Tops app to your phone.
  • Shop as you normally do.
  • Scan your store receipts to find participating products.
  • The app will automatically credit CP’s Box Tops earnings.

Coming Soon: CP Merchandise Sale

Be on the lookout for an email about this year's CP merchandise sale! More information about how you can purchase cozy, colorful CP-branded clothing and accessories--AND get free shipping and delivery to school in time for the holidays--is coming soon.

Winter Clothing Drive / Colecta de abrigos y ropa de invierno

It's time to start checking your closets for gently-used winter clothing! CP will begin accepting collections for the annual Winter Clothing Drive on Nov. 13. Read more below.

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2022 - 2023 Standardized Testing Report

PPS Administrators presented a summary of student standardized testing scores--from AP tests to the NJSLAs--to the Board of Education on Tues., Oct. 17. Click here to view the presentation.

Now Available: Long-Term Planning Meeting Recording & Archival Documents

A recording of the October 11 Long-Term Planning Meeting--which includes plans for CP--and archival documents about the planning process are now available on the PPS website.

Notes from the Recent Board Meeting

The District emailed the community notes from the recent meeting, which include links to reports and presentations that were referenced.

Princeton High School Tours

Princeton High School Principal Cecelia Birge will be giving guided tours of the sites of improvement that are targeted in the Nov. 7 facilities referendum:

  • Thursday, Oct. 26, 7 - 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 28, 10 - 11 a.m.

Meet at the Tower in the front of the building.

Hometown Halloween Parade

Friday, Oct. 27, 5:15 p.m.

Parade begins at Palmer Square Green and ends with more fun at the YWCA

Don your best costume for the Arts Council of Princeton's Hometown Halloween Parade! It's a Princeton tradition! Gather with your friends and neighbors on Palmer Square Green to enjoy a Halloween-themed performance by [CP parent] Jeff (of fan-favorite Storytime with Jeff!) before we depart promptly at 5:45pm. The festivities will continue at the YMCA with free family fun!

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!