An eNewsletter of the Cimino Elementary PTA
Sept. 26, 2016

Cougar Challenge

5th Annual Cougar Challenge
Just a reminder that the 5th Annual Cougar Challenge Walk-a-Thon will be this Friday, September 30th!!!  We have sent out a sign-up sheet for volunteers for that day.  If you did not receive the Volunteer Opportunities sign-up email and would like to be included, please follow this link: to see what opportunities are available and to sign up.  We would love to see all of you!

Here are the walk times for the kids:
8:20a – 8:50a: ESE, Kindergarten (Track A), and 1st grade (Track B)
9:00a – 9:30a: 2nd grade (Track A) and 3rd grade (Track B)
9:40a – 10:10a: 4th grade (Track A) and 5th grade (Track B)
Please remember to turn in your pledge sheets to your child’s teacher on walk day.  Check “completed” on the pledge sheet if your sheet is finished and all monies have been collected.  If you are not finished and/or need to collect monies, we will include a “collection envelope” for you to collect your pledges and return to you.  You may continue to collect one-time donations until Oct. 14th which is the final collection due day to be eligible for the prizes.  See the Cimino PTA website ( for more details about the amazing prizes this year!
Just a reminder for the kids to wear sneakers, sunscreen and bring a water bottle.  Water will also be provided at the walk.
All participants that bring in any amount of money will get a “mystery” prize.  Even if you bring in $1! 
We hope that all of you participate and make this the only school-wide fundraiser for the year!  Go Cimino Cougars!!!!

Please do not hesitate to reach out Leslie Fidler with any questions or comments you may have to  Thank you for helping make Cimino Elementary the best it can be! 

Box Tops and Tyson Labels

It’s time to turn in labels!
We are collecting Box Top and Tyson labels. Labels really do make a difference to Cimino. Box Top labels are worth 10 cents and Tyson labels are worth 24 cents. Last year we earned over $2,000! There’s a lot of potential with these simple programs. Clip the labels, put them in a Ziploc type bag, and label them with the amount and teacher’s name.

We’re having a classroom contest!
The classroom that brings in the most labels from September-December will earn a classroom party (pizza or ice cream) in January. There will be a winner from the lower grades, grades K-2, and another winner from the higher grades, grades 3-5. We will have a second contest from January-April, with the classroom party to be held in May. Start clipping! It’s such an easy way to make a difference for Cimino.

Collection Dates:                                  
Thursday, September 29
Thursday, October 20
Thursday, November 17
Thursday, December 15
Thursday, January 19                             
Thursday, February 16
Thursday, March 23
Thursday, April 20
Thursday, May 18

Green Team

Green Team starts Wednesday the 28th. Please send in green team form by Tuesday, Sept. 27th (tomorrow!). Green Team members are for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders. Parents are welcome and encouraged to join!!

Thank you,
Kristy DeJesus and Mrs. Pepe

All Pro Dads   

Cimino PTA is proud to offer the terrific All Pro Dads program again this year!  All Pro Dads meets one Friday a month in the Multi-Purpose Room at 7:00 a.m. for about 50 minutes. Breakfast and coffee are provided at each meeting as well as a healthy dose of humor, laughter, and encouragement.  The kids really enjoying bringing Dad to school and feel special being a part of this "club". Make a real and profound difference in your child's life.  It's free and pays HUGE dividends. The first breakfast will be Friday, October 21st.  Join us!

PTA Paint Night & General Assembly

Be sure to sign up today!  There are a few spots left for this FREE event for PTA members and their children, 5 and up.  Be sure to come enjoy the pizza dinner and painting with Pinot’s Palette! 

Sign Up: Go to
RSVP by: September 27, 2016

If you have not signed up for the PTA, please do so by going to  There will be a brief meeting prior to the event to approve this year’s budget.

If there are any questions or you don’t have access to the computer, please contact Angela Harvey via email.

Yearbook Sales 

2016-2017 Yearbook Pre-Orders begin Monday, October 3rd!
Get the pre-order price of $20 per yearbook only through Monday, October 31, 2016.

Look for more information to be posted on peachjar and sent home in the Wednesday folder.

Attention Cimino Tile Artists! 

Don't for get, the deadline to redeem your voucher and paint your tile at The Pottery Patch will be this Friday, September 30th.  (These $15 tile vouchers were paid for at the end of the last school year)
Thank you! 
Cimino PTA

Spirit Night 

Join us for our next spirit night at Beef O'brady's on Thursday, Oct. 20th. Take a night off from cooking, you deserve it!

Cimino PTA Website
Important Dates

Cougar Challenge
September 30

Fall Picture Day
October 4

General Assembly and Paint Night
October 7

Non Student Day
October 10

Beef O'brady's Spirit Night
October 20

All Pro Dads
October 21

Fall Festival
October 28

Cimino PTA
Executive Committee

Tiffany Gleason

Melissa Nevaril
VP of Volunteers

Sara Van Vliet
VP of Administration

Karen Alvarez
VP of Membership

Rhonda DePolo

Brandee Wilson

Cimino PTA
Board Members

Kristy DeJesus
Copy Team Chair

Jen Hudson
Hospitality Chair

Kelly Campillo
Hospitality Co-Chair

Karin Matlock
Flier Flingers Coordinator

Leslie Fidler
Fundraising Coordinator

Rhonda DePolo
Santa Shop Chair

Stephanie Bartlett
T-shirt Chair

Deborah Steele
Community Special Chair (Spirit Nights)

Jane Owen
Box Tops Coordinator

Maria Frias
Yearbook Chair

Gaby Hernandez
Yearbook Co-Chair

Erin Dixon
Newsletter Chair

Erin Dixon
Website Chair

Angela Harvey
Events and Program Chair

Ann Williams
Reflections Chair

Rick Rhodes
All Pro-Dads Chair

Kristy DeJesus
Living Habitat Chair

Kerri Pepe
Living Habitat Contact Person

Gwen Porter
Teacher Liaison

DeAnna Ingram
Teacher Liaison

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