Community Park PTO Newsletter - Issue 8
Tue, Nov 9 11:15am

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.


  • La Rosa Dinner Orders Due - TODAY, November 9, by 3:00 p.m.
  • School Photo Day - Thursday, November 11
  • In-Person Fall Fruit Fundraiser Sign Up - Friday, November 12, 3 p.m.
  • La Rosa Dinner Pick up - Friday, November 12
  • Online Auction Ends - Monday, November 15
  • Winter Clothing Drive - November 15-19
  • Winter Clothing Distribution Event - Saturday, November 20


Around School

  • Photo Day This Week
  • Winter Coat & Clothing Drive


  • La Rosa Dinner Fundraiser
  • Princeton vs. Yale Football Tickets
  • In-Person Fall Fruit Sale
  • Online Auction: Time to Bid!

Around Town

  • Holiday Gift Drive
  • PPS Covid Dashboard

Photo Day This Week
Thursday, November 11

It's time to pick out photo day outfits!

BNL will be taking individual student photos this Thursday, November 11. Order your package before photo day at (use code 8B4Y4U2). Prices go up after.


The photo sessions will take place indoors with the following safety protocols:

  • Students will be distanced at all times and may only remove their masks during their brief, individual photo shoot.
  • There will be no group or class photos.
  • The photographers will wear masks and remain 6 feet from the children at all times.
  • The photographers are required to fill out a symptom screening and get a temperature check each morning.
  • All of the photographers are either vaccinated against Covid-19 or are getting tested weekly. 
  • Three vaccinated parent volunteers will help organize the students while they wait for their photo session.

Families who opt out of the November 11 photo day will have an opportunity to have their student's photo taken in February. 


Winter Coat & Clothing Drive Next Week
November 15-19
Drop Off to CP Main Lobby

Start bagging up all of your gently-used coats, hats, scarves, gloves, sweaters, boots, blankets, etc., for next week's annual Winter Clothing Drive on November 15-19. 

Please pre-sort all donations into separate bags for girls', boys', women's and men's clothing. This will help shorten the sorting effort for everyone's safety..

If you're interested in helping to sort the donations on Friday, November 19, please contact

A distribution event open to all will take place on Saturday,  November 20, at CP.


La Rosa Chicken Dinner Fundraiser
Orders due TODAY, Tuesday, November 9 by 3 p.m.
Pick up at La Rosa Friday, November 12

Make dinner easy this Friday by ordering a roasted chicken meal (plus sides) to feed the whole family. Place your order on today, and pick it up at the time of your choice on Friday, November 12. All proceeds will help the 5th graders raise funds for their Class of '22 legacy gift to CP, which will benefit the whole school!

Princeton-Yale Football Game Tickets
Saturday, November 13, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Powers Field at Princeton Stadium

Join your friends this Saturday to cheer on the Princeton University football team for the last home game of the season against Yale! CP's specially priced tickets can be purchased on Konstella. The sale ends at Noon on Wednesday, November 10, so get 'em while they are hot! 

P.S.: CP's informal hangout is behind the end zone, but feel free to sit anywhere in the stadium.


Fall Fruit Fundraiser
Order in person Friday, November 12, 3:00 p.m.
Online sale ends Sunday, November 21

Only two more weeks to purchase fresh oranges, grapefruits, apples, and more--all shipped directly from Florida. For product info, prices and to place an order, please visit:

And if you'd prefer to sign up for your fruit in person, please stop by CP this Friday, November 12, at 3:00 p.m. to place your order. Cash, checks, Venmo and Zelle are all accepted at the in-person sales event.


Time to Bid!
CP's Online Auction Ends Monday, November 15

Don't forget to check out CP's online auction this week. There's truly something for everyone: bike tune ups, gift cards to local restaurants and shops, creative gift baskets prepared by each grade's room parents, and much more. 

All you need is a credit card to bid--there's no need to create an account or password.

Gift baskets from left, clockwise: Kindergarten: Lillipies Bake at Home; 1st Grade: Rainy Day Fun; 4th Grade: Adventure Awaits!; 5th Grade: Parents' Time Out (includes babysitting!); 2nd Grade: Palmer Square; 3rd Grade: Get Your Board Game On.


Holiday Gift Drive
Donor Sign Up Ends November 19

The Princeton Human Services Department is holding their 23rd annual children's holiday gift drive. To donate a gift or gift card, sign up here by Friday, November 19.


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!