Community Park PTO Newsletter - Issue 9
Tue, Jan 19 11:18am

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.


  • Cohort A In-Person Learning (Monday schedule) - Wednesday, January 20
  • Winter Clubs Start - Monday, January 25
  • Math Curriculum Meeting - Thursday, January 28, 4 p.m.
  • Valentines for Food Drive - Monday, February 1 - Friday, February 12


  • Math Curriculum Meeting with Supervisor Tidwell
  • Fundraisers for 2nd, 4th & 5th Grades
  • Arm in Arm Valentine's Food Drive
  • Special Ed PTO Events
  • Learning with LiLLiPiES PEF Fundraiser

Math Curriculum Meeting with Supervisor Tidwell
Thursday, January 28 at 4 p.m.
Where: Click here for Zoom link

PPS Math Supervisor Stephenie Tidwell will hold a virtual meeting with elementary school parents to discuss whether students are on track with their learning this year, what the district is doing to close learning gaps, how parents can be partners in their students' learning, and more. Can't make it? Send your questions to and we will ask them for you. A recording will also be provided after the event.



2nd, 4th & 5th Grade Fundraisers

If you have a student in 2nd, 4th, or 5th grade, you may have seen that their class is currently crowdfunding to support grade-wide enrichment activities. If you haven't yet contributed, please consider doing so today. All of these funds must be raised soon to ensure the students have these opportunities this year. 

2nd Grade Poetry Workshop

4th Grade Poetry Workshop

5th Grade McCarter Shakespeare Workshop & Final Year Activities

"Valentines For Food" Drive
Monday, February 1 thru Friday, February 12
Virtual Food Drive Starts Monday, January 25
Every February, CP shows Arm in Arm food pantries some love by collecting tons of non-perishable items to feed those in need. That need is greater than ever, so Arm in Arm is kicking off their 2021 Valentines For Food drive with an early, virtual start.
While we encourage families to drop off food items at the school entrance starting Monday, February 1 (see attached flyer for a list of needed items), they may also donate to the effort online starting on Monday, January 25. Click here to donate to Arm in Arm's Valentine's For Food Drive.
Learning with LiLLiPiES: Virtual Baking Class & Fundraiser
Sunday, January 24 at 3 p.m.
Registration required ($40 per family/group)
Join Lillipies founder and head baker, Jen Carson, for an exciting LIVE webinar as she shows you how to make some of her signature creations.
Grab the family, bake virtually with your friends, and have a Sunday afternoon you won’t soon forget. This fun event benefits the Princeton Education Foundation (PEF), supporting the needs and ideas of educators and classrooms in the Princeton Public Schools since 1995. Sign-up here.  

SpEd PTO Meetings & "Coffee Talk"
Next "Coffee Talk" (on Emergency Contacts), Saturday, January 23, 9 a.m.
Next SpEd PTO Meeting, Tuesday, February 16, 3 p.m.

All meetings are via Zoom

The Special Education PTO has a robust schedule of virtual monthly meetings planned, on topics such as person-centered planning and fostering student independence. While the "Coffee Talks" are geared toward supporting parents whose students' have IEPs, most topics and lessons are relevant for all parents.

Join this Saturday to create a "Make and Take" emergency contacts list. For more information on SpEd PTO, including their monthly meeting schedule and "Coffee Talk" series, check out the January newsletter here

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 Manishi Prasad and Georgette Stern via Konstella or at and

Thanks for reading!