Community Park PTO Newsletter - Issue 12
Tue, Dec 7 1:36pm

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.


  • Silvergraphics - Ends Friday, December 10
  • CP Update with Ms. Gruchacz & PPS BOE (virtual) -  Wednesday, December 8
  • Princeton Holiday Lecture (virtual) - Saturday, December 11
  • Princeton SEPAG General Meeting (virtual) - Sunday, December 12
  • Jammin' with Santa & the PHS Studio Band -  Saturday, December 18
  • PPS Vaccine Clinic - Tuesday, December 21
  • Holiday Food Drive - Ends Tuesday, December 14
  • Parker Bear Holiday Gift Drive - Ends Friday, December 17
  • CP Staff Holiday Gift Drive - Ends Friday, December 17


Around School

  • CP Update with Ms. Gruchacz & PPS BOE
  • Holiday Food Drive 
  • Parker Bear Gift Drive


  • Silvergraphics
  • 2022 Princeton Perks Card Pre-sale 
  • Princeton Perks 2021

Around Town

  • Cranbury Coat & Clothing Drive
  • Holiday Lecture by Princeton University and Harvard University
  • Princeton SEPAG General Meeting
  • Jammin' with Santa & the PHS Studio Band
  • PPS Vaccine Clinic 
  • PPS Covid Dashboard

CP Update with Ms. Gruchacz and PPS BOE (Virtual)
Wednesday, December 8, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Please join us for an update on CP's present and future! We will begin the meeting with a presentation by Matt Bouldin and Susan Kanter detailing the improvements to CP in the proposed 2022 referendum. Afterwards, Ms. Gruchacz will give an update on some of the happenings at CP. There will be Q&A time. We hope you can join us! More information here.

Holiday Food Drive
December 1 - December 14
During the month of December, CP is working with the Princeton Mobile Food Pantry to collect food items that will benefit our neighbors experiencing food insecurity. The items below are urgently needed - please leave in the black bins at CP.

Parker Bear Holiday Gift Drive
December 1 - December 17
Help make this holiday season special for our Parker Bear families by contributing to $25 Target gift cards that will go home with every Parker Bear child. Please considering donating - for more information click here.
CP Staff Holiday Gift Drive
December 1 - December 17
Please consider donating to thank all of our wonderful CP faculty and staff this holiday season!!! For more information click here

November 29 - December 10
Our SilverGraphics store is open! Place orders from November 29 - December 10 - share your children's beautiful art pieces as gifts or get something to decorate your home! Check out all the information here.


2022 Princeton Perks Card Pre-Sale
December 1 - December 10
Need a stocking stuffer? Looking for ways to shop small and support our school? Then the Princeton Perks card is the perfect item for you! CP's 5th graders will be selling the 2022 Princeton Perks Discount Card from December 1 - December 10. The card costs $30.00 and entitles you to great deals at more than 60 local shops and restaurants around Princeton. All proceeds will go toward the 5th Grader's Legacy Gift to our school, which will benefit all students. The cards will be distributed during the week of December 13.  Link to the sales page is HERE!


Princeton Perks 2021
Don’t forget to support the local businesses who support us! We are highlighting all of the 80plus current 2021 Princeton Perks Businesses. Use your card showing your support of local businesses! This week highlighting the following businesses but visit for a full list!

Jules Thin Crust Pizza - 10% off, except Friday

Le Kiosk - 10% off 

Kopp’s Cycle  - 10% off full price parts + accessories

Does not include labor or new bicycles

La Jolie Salon & Spa  - 10% off on services + merchandise

La Rosa Chicken - 10% off Monday-Wednesday

Lanaoncospa  - 10% off services + purchases over $100

10% off micropigmentation + wig service for cancer survivors

Local Greek - 10% off

Mandalay Trading Co. - 10% off full price items

Mediterra  - 10% off Sunday-Thursday

*for full list of businesses visit

Milk & Cookies  - 10% off

Mistral - 10% off from Mon-Fridays, Excludes holidays

The Mint - 10% off Monday - Thursday

Miya Table & Home  - 10% off Monday - Thursday

Molisana Deli  - 10% off orders over $15

More Than Q  - 10% off Sunday-Thursday

Nomad Pizza - 10% off Monday-Thursday

Oink and Moo BBQ - 10% off

Olsson’s Fine Food - 10% off

Orvana - 10% off

Osteria Procaccini - 10% off Monday - Thursday

Pizza Den - 10% Monday - Thursday

Take a picture of your card while you shop or eat local! Email your pic to to post on social media sites, showing our love of local business!  Like Princeton Perks on Facebook and Instagram


Cranbury Coat & Clothing Drive
Month of December
New and gently used coats, shoes, and clothing needed in adult and children's sizes. These will go to the Afghan refugees currently at Fort McGuire-Dix.

Harvard & Princeton Present: Holiday Lecture 2021 (virtual)
Saturday, December 11, 1:00 p.m.
For more information and to register go here.


Princeton SEPAG General Meeting 
Sunday, December 12, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
The mission of the Princeton SEPAG is to Engage, Educate and Empower our community of families and educators, and our purpose is to provide input to the district on system-level issues to improve the policies, programs and services for special education students. For more information go to their newsletter.


Jammin' with Santa & the PHS Studio Band
Saturday, December 18, 10:30 - 1:30
Princeton High School Front Lawn


PPS Vaccine Clinic
December 21
PPS is sponsoring two vaccination clinics in conjunction with the Princeton Department of Health. Free vaccines will be offered from 4-8 PM on Tues. Nov. 30 and also on Tues., Dec. 21, at 45 Stockton Street, the Suzanne Patterson Building.

Please use this link to sign up for an appointment.

The Pfizer vaccination will be available for students ages 5 to 11. If students receive their first vaccination on November 30, they can receive the second vaccination on December 21. Pfizer vaccinations will also be available for students ages 12-18. Vaccinations for adults, including booster shots, will be available. 

Transportation Information for 45 Stockton Street
The free Muni Bus runs from 9 AM - Noon and 1PM-5PM on Tuesdays.
Tiger Transit (Princeton University's bus which is free for everyone stops nearby on Nassau Street.


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 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 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!