Community Park PTO Newsletter - Issue 8
Tue, Oct 25 8:41am

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.


  • Half Day (1 pm Dismissal) Parent Teacher Conferences - Tuesday, Oct. 25 & Wednesday, Oct. 26
  • Fruit Fundraiser - Now until Saturday, Nov. 12
  • Halloween Parade - Monday, Oct. 31 at 2:15 pm
  • Winter Coat & Warm Clothing Drive - Monday, Oct. 31 - Friday, Nov. 4
  • CP Photo Day - Wednesday, Nov. 2
  • Princeton vs. Dartmouth Football Game - Saturday, November 5 at 1:00 pm
  • McCarter Theatre Sugar Skull Performance - Saturday, November 12 at 3:00 pm


Around School

  • Volunteers Needed across CP!!!! Support our community events!
  • Halloween Information!
  • McCarter Theatre - Bilingual Family Performance
  • CP Photo Day!!!
  • Winter Coat & Warm Clothing Drive
  • Princeton University Football Game!
  • Volunteers Needed in the Library


Around Town

  • Princeton Dia de los Muertos Celebration
  • PMS Fall Fest
  • Holiday Gift Drive 2022

Volunteers Needed for Several Events! Support our community events!

There are several events and activities occurring in our school. With the return of in-person events and parents being allowed in classrooms, we need YOUR support! Below are lists with links to events that need to support. Sign  up where you can and encourage your fellow parents to help too!

Halloween Parade Set - Up: Oct. 31st: go here

Photo Day Support: Nov 2: go here

Warm Clothing & Coat Drive Sorting: Nov. 4 & 5: go here


Halloween Information
Monday, October 31
Halloween traditions are back! Check in with your child(ren)s classroom parents about materials, donations, and volunteering for class parties on Halloween day. CP will also host a Halloween parade. Parents are welcome to line up in the CP playground at 2:10 pm and the parade will begin at 2:15 pm.  If you can volunteer your time to help set up and decorate for the parade, go here to sign up!




McCarter Theatre - Bilingual Family Performance of Sugar Skull!
Saturday, November 12 at 3 pm at McCarter Theatre
McCarter Theatre has generously offered CP families a discount to attend the performance of Sugar Skull: A Día de los Muertos Musical Adventure.  Go here to buy your $15 tickets using the code: MCCFAMILY and for more information about the performance!


CP Photo Day
Wednesday, November 2nd
November 2nd is CP Photo Day! Please order your prints in advance, online. Go here or see the flyer before to order your prints. If you can volunteer to help with photo day, please go here to help with the students!


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. 


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.


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.



Día 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


Hometown Halloween Parade
Friday, October 28 at 5:15 pm starting in Palmer Square
Don your best costume for the Arts Council of Princeton’s Hometown Halloween Parade! It’s a Princeton tradition! At 5:15pm, meet us on Palmer Square Green to gather with friends and enjoy tunes by the Princeton University Band. The parade will depart promptly at 5:45pm to make its way to the Princeton Family YMCA where the festivities continue. Free and fun for all.


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!