Community Park PTO Newsletter - Issue 15
Tue, Jan 4 11:59am

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.


  • Princeton Perks 2022 Card Sales 
  • CP Club Sign up - starts TODAY, Tuesday, Jan. 4 at 8 p.m.
  • Half Day Dismissal (1 p.m.) - Monday, Jan. 10
  • No School - MLK Day - Monday, Jan. 17
  • Half Day Dismissal (1 p.m.) - Tuesday, Jan. 25


Around School

  • Welcome back
  • Club Sign ups
  • Faculty and Staff thank you notes!
  • Weekly Covid Testing Sign-Up Information


  • Princeton Perks 2022
  • Thank you Princeton Perks Sponsors!
  • Passive Giving

Around Town

  • PPS Jobs Available 

Welcome Back and Happy New Year!
We hope that you all had a restful break, and that 2022 brings joy to all in our community!

CP Winter Club Sign Up
Sign ups start TODAY, Jan 4  at 8 p.m. - Friday, Jan. 7
All clubs will be indoors, require masking and proper social distancing. Check out the flier below and go here for more information!


Faculty and Staff say Thank You to the CP community!

Our community came together and generously gave to our faculty, staff, and administrators for the holidays.  Here are some thank you notes below:
"Just wanted to send a huge thank you for the super generous card and money. It is so thoughtful of the PTO to recognize all the educators in the building. " - Elizabeth Cameron, School Counselor 

"I have to thank you for the beautiful, fragrant basket - I am so enjoying it on my desk and will take it home today!  Also, your card is beautiful and will be framed for my office. I am so grateful to you all." - Dineen Gruchacz, Principal
Weekly Covid testing available for our students
One way to stop the spread of COVID is by registering to have your child tested weekly on Mondays at school with a saliva PCR. Surveillance COVID testing is available for students through Mirimus, Inc. Sign your child up here!

Princeton Perks 2022
Sales period from January 3 - February 25
The discount card is a collaboration of parent volunteers from all 7 Princeton public and charter schools. This year's card features great savings from a growing list of 60+ local shops and restaurants. Businesses are offering a discount to support our schools. What a wonderful community we live in! Shop local and shop often - go here to purchase your card today!

Thank you to our 2022 Princeton Perks Sponsors! 
These businesses have made it possible to run this fundraiser at nearly zero cost, increasing opportunities for our students and teachers. Please show them appreciation for their support by frequenting them many times this year!
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. Drop your receipts in the McCaffrey's box located in CP's main entrance vestibule..

 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.

 PPS Jobs Available

Want to help keep our schools open during this short-staffed period? Consider a part-time or full-time job with Princeton Public Schools. They are looking for substitute teachers, instructional aides, substitute nurses, cafeteria assistants, building monitors, and more. More info can be found here.

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!