Community Park PTO Newsletter - Issue 17
Tue, Jan 18 12:58pm

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.


  • Winter Clubs Begin! - Tuesday, Jan. 18
  • Coins for Kindness - Now through Friday, Feb. 11
  • CP Kindness Spirit Week - Monday, Jan 24 - Friday, Jan. 28
  • Early Dismissal (1 p.m.) - Tuesday, Jan. 25
  • Facilities Stewardship Special Referendum Vote - Tuesday, Jan. 25, 1:30-8 p.m.


Around School

  • Winter Clubs Start Today!
  • Kindness Spirit Week
  • Coins for Kindness
  • Weekly Covid Testing Sign-Up Information


  • Princeton Perks 2022
  • Passive Giving

Around Town

  • Facilities Stewardship Referendum
  • PPS Jobs Available 
  • PPS Covid Dashboard

Winter Clubs Begin Today, Tuesday, January 18th! Double check your child's club schedule here.




Kindness Spirit Week at CP
Monday, January 24 - Friday, January 28

CP joins millions of students across the country by participating in The Great Kindness Challenge in an effort to empower our students to create a culture of kindness and compassion. The challenge is a proactive and positive bullying prevention initiative that improves school climate and increases student engagement. The Great Kindness Challenge is one week devoted to performing as many acts of kindness as possible. 

Spirit Week - Dress Up To Celebrate Kindness:  

    • Monday 1/24 - “Brighten someone’s day!”- Wear bright or neon colors! 
    • Tuesday 1/25 -  “Kindness is a gift”- Wear your favorite bow or bow tie! 
    • Wednesday 1/26 - “There is comfort in kindness”- Wear your sweats! 
    • Thursday 1/27  - “CP kids are kind kids”- Wear your blue CP shirt!  
    • Friday 1/28 - “Dream of a kinder world”- Wear your favorite pajamas! 


Coins for Kindness
Friday, January 14 - Friday, February 11

Community Park School is partnering with the Princeton Mobile Food Pantry to give students the opportunity to extend kindness within their community. The mission of the Princeton Mobile Food Pantry is to provide food and support to underserved members of the Princeton community. From January 14 until February 11, there will be a coin collection jar in the main office. Get more information here.


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
On Sale Until February 25 

This year's card is available for a limited time only but features great savings all year long from more than 60+ local shops and restaurants. PTOs  at all of Princeton's public and charter schools raise money through card sales. Businesses get more frequent customers. Shop local and shop often! Purchase your card here!

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.

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
Save your receipts when you shop at McCaffrey's Food Market in the Princeton Shopping Center. 


CP gets 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 vote will be held to raise funds for facilities stewardship across the district. If passed, the referendum would fund the replacement of roofing at all six Princeton Public Schools, plus additional repairs to siding and masonry at some sites. The purpose of the referendum is to recoup part of this expenditure (34%) back from the state to reduce the cost to the district. For more information before you vote, please visit the website here and watch an informational video here. To learn how this will impact CP specifically, check out "What's Your Voting Plan?". Connect with your neighbors and friends to find out their voting plan too!


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.

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!