Community Park PTO Newsletter - Issue 8
Mon, Oct 30 8:20pm

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


Community Service

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

Around the District

Around Town

CP Halloween Parade

Parents are invited to watch the CP Halloween Parade today at 2:15 p.m. Details below:

First Friday Coffee 

This Friday, come grab some free coffee with other CP parents in the spirit of meeting new people and sharing ideas! It’s a great opportunity to meet other parents, introduce yourself, and connect with our community. We hope to see you!

Café del Primer Viernes

Este viernes, celebraremos nuestro evento Café del Primer Viernes. ¡Esperamos que venga con ánimo de conocer gente nueva y compartir algunas ideas! Es una gran oportunidad para conocer nuevos padres, presentarse, y conectar con nuestra comunidad. 

Lost & Found

Please check the Lost & Found the next time you find yourself at CP (or ask your child to take a look before the school day begins!). It's teeming with coats, sweatshirts, and sweaters. Please click for images of lost items  -- and retrieve your family's missing things before the season of lost mittens begins!

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.
Thanksgiving Pie Sale

Order delicious Thanksgiving pies from Terhune Orchards and help the 5th grade raise funds for their class gift to CP! The deadline is November 10 -- place your order today so you don't forget!

CP Merchandise Sale

Cozy sweatshirts, flannel pants, winter hats, and fleece jackets are now on sale through our partnership with Princeton Threads! A portion of every purchase supports CP. Shipping is free on purchases made through Dec. 1 -- and gear can be delivered to school in time for the holidays!

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.

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. (Leer en españonl a continuación)

Elementary School Report Card Night

A recording of the Elementary School Report Card Night presentation is now available on the PPS website. PPS administrators explain changes to the report cards, including new standards for DLI Spanish language acquisition.

PPS Bond Referendum

Learn about the PPS Bond Referendum, which will be on the ballot on Nov. 7. 

The proposed projects include security enhancements at all schools, high school cafeteria renovations, technology network upgrades, energy-efficient building climate controls,  and maintenance projects across the district.  
Princeton High School Choral Department Flower Sale
The PHS Choirs are selling high-quality white and red poinsettias and amaryllis grown by a New Jersey nursery to support musical collaborations, guest artists, and travel. They make beautiful holiday gifts! Order by Nov. 19 for pickup at PHS on Dec. 6.

Early Voting is Happening Now!

Princeton Shopping Center, 301 N. Harrison Street

Oct. 28 through Nov. 5

Make your plan to vote today! Voters will be deciding on the PPS facilities referendum, which includes funds to implement safety improvements to the CP playground, and choosing three School Board members from four candidates. Click here to read their platforms.

Early Voting Polling Locations Open:
Monday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Sunday, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

On Golden Pond at the Kelsey Theater

CP mom and PTO member Rebecca Callahan is performing in another play this fall and invites our parent and staff community to see it! 

1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor

Fri., Nov. 3, 2023 at 8 p.m. / Sat., Nov. 4 & 11 at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. / Sun., Nov. 5 & 12 at 2 p.m.

Tickets are available online ($20/$22)

"This is the love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond. He is a retired professor, nearing eighty, with heart palpitations and a failing memory—but still is tart-tongued, observant, and eager for life as ever. Ethel, his wife, delights in all the small things that have enriched their long life together. On Golden Pond navigates the ups and downs of family life and the importance of ultimately enjoying the moments we have."

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!