Reminder - Earn donations for Community Park School when you shop on Amazon

Tue, Jul 10 8:41am

Did you know you can help Community Park School raise money by shopping on Amazon?   Next time you shop on Amazon, remember to start at and register the Community Park PTO as your ... [More]

Spanish Camp!

Mon, Jun 18 3:25pm

CALLING ALL RISING CP students.   Spanish Camp is happening soon! AND there is still space.  Week of July 9  Week of July 16 9:15 am to 12:15 pm Cost $175 for one week OR $300 for two Discount of $35 ... [More]

Don't forget - Summer Towels and Goggles Drive - NEW DEADLINE 6/15!

Tue, Jun 12 6:58pm

We have extended the deadline on the summer towel and goggles drive! There is still time to donate your new or gently used summer towels and new pool goggles for use at the Princeton summer recreation ... [More]

Please Donate - Summer Towel and Goggles Drive - Deadline 6/13

Tue, Jun 5 3:25pm

The Parker Bear Fund is hosting a summer towel and goggles drive! Please donate new or gently used summer towels and new pool goggles for use at  the Princeton summer recreation camp. We are hoping to ... [More]

The PTO purchased 10 iPads and covers for the Science Lab!

Sat, Jun 2 12:55pm

Dear Parents, Thank you so much for your generous donations and participation in various fundraisers this year. In addition to funding all the grade residencies, benches for the garden and other proje ... [More]

International Food Festival - TONIGHT!

Fri, Jun 1 12:31pm

Just a reminder that the International Food Festival is tonight from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at the CP playground.  Bring a family favorite main dish large enough for 8-10 people, and enjoy DJ James and "Sq ... [More]

Bring children's books to donate at the CP International Festival

Thu, May 31 8:25pm

We are kicking off the  Community Park Children's Book Drive  tomorrow evening, June 1, at the  CP International Festival! Bring new or gently used children's books  that your children have outgrown ( ... [More]

Sign Up for CP Science Fair, Tuesday - May 29. Deadline for registration is May 25.

Tue, May 29 8:02am

Dear CP Parents, Our annual CP Science Fair is Tuesday, May 29. We had over 70 CP students participate last year, and we are very excited to see what amazing discoveries our wonderful students will be ... [More]

Science Fair Registration Deadline is May 25. Project Boards are Available from the Main Office for a Suggested Donation of $5.

Tue, May 29 8:02am

Dear CP Parents, Our annual CP Science Fair is Tuesday, May 29. We had over 70 CP students participate last year, and we are very excited to see what amazing discoveries our wonderful students will be ... [More]

CP PTO Bylaws Amednments

Mon, May 28 3:20pm

The PTO bylaws have not been updated since 2001 and some provisions have become outdated.  Using another Princeton elementary school PTO's bylaws as a template, the executive team and next year's co-p ... [More]

CP Spring Picnic - Next Friday!

Fri, May 25 10:12am

The CP Spring Picnic is next Friday, June 1st from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm on the CP playground.  Please bring your family, and enjoy the International Food Festival themed picnic!  Just bring a main dish ( ... [More]

International Fashion Show Submission Deadline

Thu, May 24 11:13am

Dear parents, We are excited about the 2018 CP International Fashion Show, to be held on Friday, June 1st at 9 am. If you would like your child to participate and have not yet submitted the completed ... [More]

Walk or Bike to School - Tomorrow, May 22nd

Mon, May 21 9:07am

Walk or Bike to School! Have your child(ren) wear their CP t-shirts!   CP students are encouraged to walk or bike to school on Tuesday, May 22nd! Use your regular route and join up with friends and ne ... [More]

Volunteer Needed for Flavor Fundamentals Program for 2018-2019 School Year

Mon, May 14 11:39am

CP Community!   We are looking for a parent to take over the role as administrator for the Flavor Fundamentals residency. This is a fun and easy way to get involved!  Essentially, this program is just ... [More]

2018-19 PTO Officer Nominees

Thu, May 10 11:10pm

The PTO Nominating Committee has nominated the following individuals for PTO officer positions for next school year: Co-Presidents: Lynda Dodd & Tara Oakman (to join Scott Ross, who will serve the sec ... [More]

This Tuesday, May 8, is National Teacher Appreciation Day

Sun, May 6 4:43pm

Hello, CP Families.  Just a reminder that this Tuesday, May 8, is National Teacher Appreciation Day.  This is a great opportunity for kids and parents to drop a note or even just an email to let our t ... [More]

CP Spanish Language Summer Camp 2018

Thu, May 3 10:49am

Please see attached English/Spanish fliers for 2018 Spanish Language Summer Camp at CP.

Seeking Presenters for CP STEM Expo - May 23

Wed, Apr 18 8:04am

Seeking Presenters for CP STEM Expo - May 23 We are calling on parents in STEM related fields to help us put together another exciting day of learning and inspiration for our students during the CP ST ... [More]

CP Science Fair

Wed, Apr 18 8:02am

Dear CP Parents, Our annual CP Science Fair is Tuesday, May 29. We had over 70 CP students participate last year, and we are very excited to see what amazing discoveries our wonderful students will be ... [More]

School Safety Precautions and Protocols - Special PTO Meeting Tomorrow 8:30am

Tue, Apr 10 6:05pm

Hi Parents, Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 11 @ 8:30am, there will be a special PTO meeting about safety precautions and protocols at CP. Special guests: Dafna Kendal, Facilities Chair, Princeton Board of ... [More]

Spring Clubs begin tomorrow, April 9th

Sun, Apr 8 9:57am

All Clubs begin this week!!   We hope everyone enjoys their club(s).   -Katie

MARCH Madness

Tue, Mar 27 7:48am

March Madness is in full swing and the heat is on at Community Park.    Friday's tally is below, with THIRD grade clearly in the lead. GET those receipts in! THURSDAY March 29 is your last chance. The ... [More]


Mon, Mar 26 7:43am

  **March 27 & 28 1 PM Dismissal – Parent Teacher Conferences (Makeup days) **March 29 SCHOOLS IN SESSION – SNOW MAKEUP DAY – FULL DAY

Clubs registration still open until Sunday Night

Fri, Mar 23 1:48pm

Dear Parents,   At this point we do not expect any more students to move off of wait lists. If you are on a wait list and have not heard from us yet, we do not anticipate a spot in the club. We are so ... [More]

Clubs Registration!

Thu, Mar 22 4:51pm

Dear Parents,  We are keeping clubs registration open through the weekend.   The following clubs still have space:   Monday: Drawing Club, now 2-5 Math Path, K-1 Soccer, 3-5 Yoga, K-5   Tuesday: Baske ... [More]

Clubs Registration begins soon

Mon, Mar 19 7:37pm

Dear Parents,   Clubs registration begins in less than half an hour. Some clubs fill up very quickly, and we have some clubs that will be popular this spring.   To log-in please go to the following we ... [More]

NEW LINK! Clubs registration starts tonight at 8pm!

Mon, Mar 19 6:33pm

Hi Parents, Clubs registration starts at 8pm! The link I sent before isn't working. To sign up for clubs, click   If for some reason the link doesn't work for you, p ... [More]

Club registration starts at 8pm!

Mon, Mar 19 6:24pm

Clubs registration starts at 8pm! Here is the link:

Parker Bear Book Fair -- Tomorrow, 8AM-4PM

Sun, Mar 11 6:43pm

CP Families-   The last full day of the Parker Bear Book Fair is tomorrow. Come in before or after school to make book purchases.  If you would like to purchase books from your child's Wish List, plea ... [More]

Parent Volunteers needed for clubs!!

Sun, Mar 11 10:04am

Dear Parents,   We are still in need of parent volunteers for spring clubs! Volunteers get one free club for every club they volunteer for, plus they get advance registration. Please contact Tina Ivan ... [More]

No Spanish Club in Spring

Fri, Mar 9 6:28am

Dear Parents,   Please note there is a mistake in the spring clubs flyer.   The Spanish Club (listed on Fridays) will not run.   Thank you, Katie

Charla on 3/8 is canceled

Wed, Mar 7 1:15pm

The Charla meeting scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, March 8 is canceled.

PTO Meeting Canceled for tomorrow.

Tue, Mar 6 3:03pm

Hello Parents! We are canceling the PTO meeting set for tomorrow, March 7th at 8:30am because of impending bad weather. Even if school is open, we will not have the PTO meeting. If there is something ... [More]

Spring Clubs are around the corner

Tue, Mar 6 2:49pm

Dear Parents,   Spring clubs will begin right after spring break. Registration will begin Monday, March 19th at 8 PM. Please find the clubs flyer attached.   Each club needs a parent volunteer. If you ... [More]

McCaffrey's Receipts - March Madness

Thu, Mar 1 7:12pm

McCaffrey’s MARCH MADNESS GRADE vs. GRADE! The GRADE with the largest quantity of McCaffrey’s receipts will win an Ice Cream Social!  (McCaffrey’s will donate back 1% of all receipts to our school! Th ... [More]

Interested in Being a PTO Co-President Next Year?

Fri, Feb 23 9:55pm

Hello, CP Families. Some of you may have heard that Krissi Farrimond, my fellow PTO co-president, will be moving to New Mexico with her family at the end of the school year. This will be a big loss fo ... [More]

The Parker Bear Book Fair is Coming on March 7th!

Wed, Feb 14 8:43pm

The Parker Bear Book Fair is fast approaching (again)!  The Book Fair will be held Wednesday, March 7 through Friday, March 9 from 8:00 am – 3:30 pm and Saturday, March 10 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.  Be ... [More]

CP Music Recital Postponed

Tue, Feb 13 12:02pm

The CP Student Music Recital, originally scheduled to take place on Wednesday, March 7th, has been postponed. We are working on finding a new date later in the spring, and we will let everyone know wh ... [More]


Fri, Feb 9 12:43pm

We still need a few more families to step up and host a dinner in their home for the Cinematic Feast on March 3rd!   Just pick a favorite movie and build a dinner around it (or pick a favorite dinner ... [More]

Cinematic Feast - DATE CHANGED to March 3rd! Please consider hosting!

Tue, Jan 23 12:36pm

Save the date for this year's "Cinematic Feast" Dinner parties!  In the past, these dinner parties have been inspired by literature (we called it "Literary Feast"), this year, we are turning to the ci ... [More]


Wed, Jan 17 1:58pm

Save the Date! Dear Families, Please save the date for the annual CP Student Recital, which will be held on Wednesday, March 7th at 6:00 p.m. in the CP cafeteria. The CP Student Recital is a wonderful ... [More]

Thursday Clubs Begin Today

Thu, Jan 11 6:37am

Dear Families,   Thank you so much for your interest in CP Clubs. We hope your children have fun!   If you are picking up your children, please be at the Library doors by 4:00 sharp.   Because many st ... [More]

Mix-It-Up now Available for 3rd Grade

Mon, Jan 8 10:42am

Dear Parents,   We would like to now open Mix-It-Up to 3rd Graders. Please note that recipes will be the SAME from last semester.   Thank you, Katie

Club Registration & Start Dates

Sun, Jan 7 1:41pm

Hi CP Parents,   Happy New Year!   There are still a few club spots available if you haven’t registered. Registration closes tomorrow night, Monday, Jan. 8. If you would like to register, please visit ... [More]

Open Clubs

Thu, Jan 4 10:46am

Dear Parents,   Thank you for your interest in clubs. Some clubs still have spots. Registration closes tomorrow at 3 pm.   Mr. Filson has agreed to run another section of Breakout EDU on Friday. If yo ... [More]

Clubs Registration Opens at 8:00

Wed, Jan 3 7:26pm

Dear Parents,   Thank you for your support of CP Clubs.   This is a friendly reminder that registration begins tonight at 8 pm.   If you have not already created an account, you may want to do so as m ... [More]

Clubs Registration Tonight

Wed, Jan 3 7:18am

Dear Parents,   Please wait until tonight at 8 pm to register for clubs. General registration begins at 8 pm.   Pre-registration is ONLY open to teachers and parent volunteers.   Thank you, Katie

Clubs Volunteers Still Needed

Tue, Jan 2 7:15pm

Dear Parents, Happy New Year!! We still need volunteers for some of the winter clubs. You get a free club for every club you volunteer for, as well as priority registration.  You do not have to volunt ... [More]

Mistake in Clubs Flyer

Fri, Dec 22 6:20am

Dear Parents,   Please note there was a mistake in the clubs flyer.   Stories and Slime on Wednesday is for Grades 2-3. Stories and Slime on Tuesday is for Grades K-1.   Please find the revised flyers ... [More]

Winter Clubs - Registration January 3rd

Thu, Dec 21 2:36pm

Dear Parents,   Please find the flyers for Winter Clubs attached. Clubs will begin on Thursday, January 11th. Registration is Wednesday, Jan. 3rd.   As always, we are looking for parent volunteers for ... [More]

Parker Bear Book Fair: Postponed!!

Fri, Dec 1 3:37pm

The Parker Bear Book Fair is being postponed until March. Our book fair vendor had a flood in their warehouse and the inventory was ruined. The new dates of the book fair will be March 7th - March 10t ... [More]

Food Donations needed to help JW Reach the 10,000 Pound Mark!

Wed, Nov 29 11:30am

The end of JW's Students Change Hunger Challenge Food Drive is rapidlly approaching -- and they are getting so close to their goal of collecting 10,000 pounds of food to donate to Mercer Street Friend ... [More]

So Thankful for Your Donations to the Winter Coat and Clothing Drive!

Tue, Nov 28 11:56am

A very belated but heartfelt thank you to the CP family for all of your donations to the Winter Coat and Clothing Drive earlier this month!    Those of you who walked through the CP lobby on the Frida ... [More]

Terhune Pie Pickup!

Mon, Nov 20 4:35pm

If you ordered Terhune pies, please remember to collect them from the school lobby on Tuesday, November 21st from 2:30-3:45pm or Wednesday, November 22nd from 8:00-8:45am. Pies that are not collected ... [More]

Parker Bear Book Fair Information - Dates, Volunteer Opportunities, Waffle Party!!

Sun, Nov 19 8:34pm

The Parker Bear Book Fair is fast approaching!  The Book Fair will be held Wednesday, December 6 through Friday, December 8 from 8:00 am – 3:30 pm and Saturday, December 9th from 9:00 am – 11:00 am.  ... [More]

Shop at

Fri, Nov 17 8:19am

Dear Parents and Teachers, The shopping season is coming. When you shop at Amazon, please remember to use the link instead of That way, Community Park School receives ... [More]

LAST CHANCE - CP Winter Coat and Clothing Drive

Thu, Nov 16 4:14pm

Clean out those closets TODAY! Then, come help us sort donations TOMORROW! The Winter Coat & Clothing Drive ends tomorrow, so this is your last chance to find all of those coats, boots, snow suits, an ... [More]

Reminder: Bring in those gently used Halloween Costumes before tomorrow, November 17th!

Thu, Nov 16 7:12am

Please bring your gently used Halloween costumes to the drop box in the CP lobby by tomorrow, Friday November 17.  The costumes will be donated to candy hungry ghosts and goblins next Halloween.  Than ... [More]

CP: We have got it in the Bag!

Wed, Nov 15 6:43am

    The Sustainability Committee and the Green Team are excited to announce that the Trex Challenge has begun at CP!    Students and staff can now recycle plastic bags, dry cleaner bags, ziplock bags ... [More]

Winter Clothing Drive is NEXT WEEK!

Fri, Nov 10 10:33am

The long weekend offers the perfect chance to go through closets and drawers and find all of those clothing items that don't fit so they can find happy new homes!    We are looking for winter coats, s ... [More]

Halloween Costume Drive

Tue, Nov 7 9:34pm

  Wondering what to do with your old costumes now that Halloween is over? Well wonder no longer, because the CP PTO is sponsoring a Halloween Costume Drive! Please bring your gently used Halloween cos ... [More]

CP Library Parent Volunteers

Mon, Nov 6 10:13am

CP Families-   Are you looking for a way to get more involved at CP? Volunteer at the CP Library!   Mrs. Jones and the CP Library Volunteers Committee are looking for parents to help shelve books and ... [More]

Reminder: Please return your child's UNICEF boxes to the front office

Fri, Nov 3 1:31pm

Thanks to all children and families who took their UNICEF boxes out while trick-or-treating this week!  Please return the boxes with enclosed donations to the FRONT OFFICE when you can.    Thanks so much! Sarah

Don’t forget to order your pies!

Thu, Nov 2 10:00pm

Don't forget to place your orders for pies by Monday, November 6th. (this coming Monday!) You can find extra order forms on the podium in the school lobby if you need one. There will be a pie party fo ... [More]

Silvergraphics - Deadline approaching!

Sat, Oct 28 11:03am

Hi CP Parents, Silvergraphics order forms went home last week. The form you received displayed your child's art, and included an order form with items to purchase. The order forms are due Monday, Octo ... [More]

UNICEF Trick or Treat Boxes are coming home today!

Wed, Oct 25 6:04pm

UNICEF Trick-or-Treat boxes are going home in your child's folder today! Children can take them out as they trick or treat, helping UNICEF provide emergency relief assistance for children impacted by ... [More]

Open Party Boards are up on Konstella! Sign Up before they Fill Up!

Wed, Oct 25 12:43pm

All open party board spots are up on Konstella!  It's simple to sign up!  Just login to Konstella, and in your "Feed" you will see a list of open parties where you can reserve and pay for your spot.  ... [More]

Clubs Flyers to go Paperless

Thu, Oct 19 6:11am

Dear Parents, In an effort to reduce paper use, the Clubs Committee would like to send out future clubs flyers via Konstella and School Messenger. Please expect the Winter Clubs Flyer in January. Plea ... [More]

Got any questions for the Board of Ed. Candidates?

Mon, Oct 9 7:42pm

Just a reminder that our next PTO meeting is Wednesday, October 11 at 6:30pm at the school cafeteria and will include an opportunity to hear from the six Princeton Board of Education candidates.    Th ... [More]

Students Change Hunger Challenge Food Drive

Fri, Oct 6 6:04pm

John Witherspoon Middle School is collecting food for Mercer Street Friends, our area's central food bank, with much of the food being distributed through local pantries like Arm in Arm and the Trento ... [More]

John Witherspoon Middle School's "Super Saturday" is on Oct 14th

Thu, Oct 5 10:02pm

John Witherspoon Middle School is hosting its annual Super Saturday event on Saturday, Oct 14th from  11am to 3pm.    The family-friendly event is JW’s largest fundraiser and especially fun for younge ... [More]

THANK YOU from Mrs. Almodovar

Wed, Oct 4 7:29am

A picture says 1,00 words. Words can't begin to describe the feeling I got when I saw all of the things that our AMAZING parents and staff had donated. This was two days worth of collecting, and our c ... [More]

Meet the Board of Ed. Candidates at Next PTO Meeting - Submit Your Questions Now

Tue, Oct 3 7:44pm

CP Families, Our next PTO meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 11 at 6:30pm at the school cafeteria.  With Election Day rapidly approaching, candidates for the Princeton Board of Education will ... [More]

Photo Day

Tue, Oct 3 5:49pm

Dear parents, CP Photo day was today. Thank you to all who turned in your envelope payments on time! All students had a photo taken today. The deadline for payments to be received is this Friday, Octo ... [More]

Back to School Night Coming Up This Thursday, Sept. 28

Fri, Sep 22 6:54pm

Hello, CP parents.  A reminder that CP Back to School Night is this coming Thursday night, Sept. 28, at 7pm at Community Park School.   Later that evening, the Ivy Inn (248 Nassau Street) will be hold ... [More]

CP Clubs: A few parent volunteers still needed & a few more spots available

Wed, Sep 20 10:01am

Dear CP Parents,   Thank you for your support of CP Clubs! The teachers are excited about them starting next week.   We still need a few more parent volunteers for Monday, Wednesday and Friday clubs. ... [More]

Club Volunteers Needed

Sat, Sep 16 8:05am

Dear Parents, We still need parent volunteers for some clubs. Volunteering can be a fun way to see your child interact with their peers and teachers. If you volunteer, your child will get to participa ... [More]

Blue Sombrero Registration

Fri, Sep 15 9:09am

Dear Parents, It has come to our attention that when registering for clubs, Blue Sombrero requires the gender of both the parent and the child. In addition, Blue Sombrero gives only two options for ge ... [More]

Save the Date for Oct. 20th Party Board Sign Up Event!

Thu, Sep 14 11:17am

This year we are starting a new CP tradition. We are moving up the date of our Party Board Sign Up Event (this is our BIG fundraiser) to October 20th (this is replacing the January pancake dinner), bu ... [More]

Club Registration is NOT OPEN until Monday at 8pm.

Wed, Sep 13 5:17pm

Hi All,   I'm sorry for any confusion, but clubs registration is NOT open. If the system is open and working when you create your account, it is only because we are testing it. Anyone who registers be ... [More]

After School Clubs are Back!

Wed, Sep 13 3:51pm

Dear Parents, Fall Clubs are back! Registration will begin Monday, September 18th at 8:00 pm. Please create an account and add your child(ren) as participants in order to be ready to register at 8:00 ... [More]

Join your child's assigned CP classroom

Mon, Sep 4 10:17am

Hi CP Parents, I can't believe school starts in a few days! But since it does, If you haven't already joined your new classroom(s) on Konstella, please do so. After joining your child's classroom, you ... [More]

Back to School Supplies Drive and Distribution

Thu, Aug 3 6:49am

  Happy Summer CP Families,    Believe it or not, school is just around the corner and Princeton Human Services is organizing a back to school supplies drive to help children from low-income families ... [More]