Community Park PTO Newsletter - Issue 9
Tue, Nov 16 12:17pm

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.


  • Winter Clothing Drive - November 15-19
  • Winter Clothing Distribution Event - Saturday, November 20, 7:30-10:30 a.m.
  • Deadline for Fruit Fundraiser - Sunday, November 21
  • Early Dismissal (1 pm)  - Wednesday, November 24 
  • Thanksgiving Break - November 25 & 26


Around School

  • Winter Coat & Clothing Drive
  • Kindness Week 


  • Online Auction a Success!
  • Last Call to Order Fresh Fruit
  • Passive Giving

Around Town

  • Holiday Gift Drive - Last Chance to Sign Up!
  • Crossing Guards Needed
  • PPS Covid Dashboard


Winter Coat & Clothing Drive THIS Week
Donations accepted through November 19
Drop Off to CP Main Lobby

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

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..

Sign up here to help sort the donations on Friday, November 19.

A distribution event open to all will take place at CP on Saturday,  November 20, 7:30-10:30 a.m.


Kindness Week - Find ways to be kind to those around you!

CP has been celebrating kindness throughout the month of November. Ask your children about the conversations they have been having in their classrooms. Brainstorm ways they can be extra kind this week!



CP Online Auction a Success!

A big thank you to all who participated in CP's first ever online auction! The bidding was fierce and fun--and we raised $8,408.00! These funds will help support special enrichment programming for all CP students in art, literature, performance and more. ¡Muchas gracias!


Fall Fruit Fundraiser
Online sale ends Sunday, November 21

This is the final week to purchase fresh oranges, grapefruits, apples, and more--all shipped directly from Florida to New Jersey. For product info, prices and to place an order, please visit:

Give to CP Without Spending an Extra Cent
You can 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 you nothing extra!

Amazon Smile

Every time you shop on Amazon, the AmazonSmile Foundation will contribute 0.5 percent of eligible purchases to the CP PTO. Click here to get started.

You can also use AmazonSmile on your mobile app: Open the app and find "Settings" in the main menu (☰). Tap on "AmazonSmile" and follow the on-screen instructions to turn on AmazonSmile on your phone.

McCaffrey's Receipts
  Remember to save your receipts when you shop at McCaffrey's Food Market in the Princeton Shopping Center. CP receives 0.95% from each receipt, which adds up quickly. Just send them in regularly--they expire after three months.

Box Tops

Redeeming Box Tops clips is easier than ever. No clipping! Just a quick scan and done. Here's how:

  • 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.


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.


Crossing Guards needed!
Princeton Police are looking for crossing guards - check out the information below!


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!