Community Park PTO Newsletter - Issue 16
Tue, Jan 11 12:05pm

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.


  • Referendum Informational Session at 7 p.m. (virtual) - Tuesday, Jan. 11
  • PPBC General Meeting (virtual) - Wednesday, Jan. 12
  • First Friday Coffee (8:15 - 8:45 a.m.) - Friday, Jan. 14 
  • No School - MLK Day - Monday, Jan. 17
  • Half-Day Dismissal (1 p.m.) - Tuesday, Jan. 25
  • Facilities Stewardship Special Referendum Vote - Tuesday, Jan. 25


Around School

  • First Friday Coffee
  • Winter Clubs Sign up
  • Weekly Covid Testing Sign-Up Information


  • Princeton Perks 2022
  • Passive Giving

Around Town

  • Facilities Stewardship Referendum
  • PPS Jobs Available 
  • Princeton Parents for Black Children General Meeting
  • PPS Covid Dashboard

First Friday Coffee
Friday, January 14 - 8:15 - 8:45 a.m.
Join other parents--and special guests Board of Ed members Betsy Baglio and Susan Kanter--for coffee and conversation, just after drop off. This event will be held outside under the awning at CP's main entrance--weather permitting.

Winter Club Sign Ups
There are some spots left in a few Winter Clubs. Please check out the information here and sign your child up for a winter club at CP!


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!

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.

 Facilities Stewardship Referendum
Tuesday, January 25th, 1:30 - 8:00 p.m. 
On January 25th, a special referendum will be held to vote on facilities stewardship funds across the district. Please go to the website here for more information and watch an informational video here to get more information before your vote. To learn how this will impact CP specifically check out the information in "What's Your Voting Plan?".

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.

Princeton Parents for Black Children General Meeting
Wednesday, January 12th @ 6:00 p.m. on Zoom
Happy New Year! Princeton Parents for Black Children (PPBC) would like to welcome you to our next General Membership Meeting on Wednesday, January 12th @ 6:00 pm via zoom.  We will be welcoming PPS Board of Education President, Dafna Kendall and Head of School, Lawrence Patton from the Princeton Charter School.  All parents of Black Children in the district are automatically regular members of PPBC and  Allies are welcome to join us as associates. Please connect with us and join us. The zoom link is here

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, Montana Vasquez-Grinnell, 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!