Community Park PTO Newsletter - Issue 9
Tue, Nov 1 12:51pm

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.


  • Fruit Fundraiser - Now until Saturday, Nov. 12
  • Winter Coat & Warm Clothing Drive - Monday, Oct. 31 - Friday, Nov. 4
  • CP Photo Day - Wednesday, Nov. 2
  • First Friday Coffee/Cafés del Primer Viernes - Friday, Nov. 4 at 8:15 am - 9:00 am
  • Distribution of Clothing - Saturday, Nov. 5 from 7:30 am to 10:30 am
  • Princeton vs. Dartmouth Football Game - Saturday, Nov. 5 at 1:00 pm
  • Election Day (No School) - Tuesday, Nov. 8
  • NJ Teacher Convention (No School) - Thursday, Nov. 10 & Friday, Nov. 11
  • McCarter Theatre Sugar Skull Performance - Saturday, Nov. 12 at 3:00 pm


Around School

  • Volunteers Needed across CP!/Necesitamos Volunatrios!
  • First Friday Coffee/Cafés del Primer Viernes
  • Warm Clothing & Coat Drive!
  • Distribution of Clothing!
  • POPs spaces still available!
  • McCarter Theatre - Bilingual Family Performance/McCarter te invita al show familiar que no te puedes perder! 
  • CP Photo Day!!!
  • "Come Blow Your Horn" at the Kelsey Theatre!


Around Town

  • Holiday Gift Drive 2022

Volunteers Needed for Several Events! / Necesitamos voluntarios!

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!

Photo Day Support: Nov 2: go here

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

Support Ms. Jones in the Library: Go here or support through the Amazon wish list here.


First Friday Coffee/Cafés del Primer Viernes
Friday, November 4 at 8:15 am - 9:00 am

Please join us for this new and improved CP tradition. We will gather outside the main entrance after drop-off and then head into the school cafeteria at 8:30am.

 The CP PTO will provide coffee and light fare and lead informal introductions and discussion. It’s a great opportunity to meet other parents, introduce yourself, and connect with our community. Go here for more information!
Por favor acompáñenos a ésta nueva y mejorada tradición. Nos reuniremos afuera de la entrada principal, luego de dejar a los niños en la escuela, y luego iremos a la cafetería de la escuela a las 8:30 am.
El PTO de CP proveerá café y comida ligera y guiará presentaciones informales y discusiones. Es una gran oportunidad para conocer nuevos padres, presentarse, y conectar con nuestra comunidad.


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. Go here for more information.

Artículos  semi nuevos para distribución: Ropa de niños, Ropa de Hombre/Mujer, Abrigos de Invierno, Zapatos y Botas, Blancos, Sombreros, Guantes y Guanteletas.
Entrega: Lunes 31 de Octubre a Viernes 4 de Noviembre en cualquiera de las Escuelas Publicas de Princeton. Por favor separar ropa de niños, niñas, hombres y mujeres en bolsas, para facilitar la clasificación.  
Clasificación: 4 de Noviembre de 3 a 5:30pm en Community Park. Voluntarios para apoyar la clasificación de ropa para distribución. Presiona aqui para ser voluntario.



Distribution of Warm Clothing & Coats/Artículos para distribución

Saturday November 5, 7:30 - 10:30am at Community Park APR/Sábado 5 de Noviembre de 7:30 a 10:30am en Community park APR 
Gently used items for distribution: 
Children’s clothing, Mens/Ladies Clothing, Winter Coats, Shoes & Boots, Bedding & Blankets, Hats, Gloves & Mittens
Artículos  semi nuevos para distribución: 
Ropa de niños, Ropa de Hombre/Mujer, Abrigos de Invierno, Zapatos y Botas, Blancos, Sombreros, Guantes y Guanteletas.



P.O.P spots still available

Many community members have come together to offer wonderful options to celebrate and come together for adults as well as for the children of our community. Spaces are still available for Color Me Mine pottery painting party on Election Day and for the Arthur Christmas movie viewing on December 5th. See the links below to sign up and join! These events are a wonderful way to spend time with the community, do something fun, and have something to do on no school days or half days. We hope to see you all there!

Color Me Mine -  Nov. 8 at 12:00 pm (No School): go here to sign up.

Mom's Tea & Spanish Conversation - Dec. 2: go here to sign up.

Arthur Christmas Movie Viewing for CP! - Dec. 5 at 1 pm: go here for tickets and information.



McCarter Theatre - Bilingual Family Performance of Sugar Skull!/McCarter te invita al show familiar que no te puedes perder! 
Saturday, November 12 at 3 pm at McCarter Theatre/12 de Noviembre  a las 3 pm
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!

Sugar Skull:  El Musical de  “La Aventura del Día de Muertos !
Sugar Skull!  Es una aventura llena de alegría que profundiza en la tradición del Día de los Muertos.  Presentado por una compañía de talentosos músicos y bailarines, esta colorida puesta en escena es el perfecto entretenimiento de este Otoño para los jóvenes y la audiencia familiar en general.  En español e inglés. Presiona  aqui para compra de boletos e información. Utiliza el código MCCFAMILY para boletos de $15! 


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!


Come Blow Your Horn at the Kelsey Theatre

Description: Featuring CP parent Rebecca Callahan as Connie! Neil Simon's first Broadway comedy smash is about the hilarious and wonderful things that happen when parents and their adult children get together. Alan Baker, a 30-ish swinging bachelor welcomes rebellious 21-year brother Buddy into his den of iniquity while their horrified parents watch and pray. This farcical 60's romp became a hit movie starring Frank Sinatra. For more information on dates, go here for dates!
Where: Kelsey Theatre at Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor Township, NJ 08550 Cost: $20 per person (ages 13+ only) Questions? Email Rebecca at 


Fruit Fundraiser for CP!
Now through 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!

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.

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.


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!