An eNewsletter of the Cimino Elementary PTA

Welcome, Cougars!

Welcome to another amazing year at Cimino Elementary! The PTA has a lot planned for 2016-2017, and we hope you and your family will join us for some fun events throughout the year. We encourage you to get involved with the PTA, even if it is just by becoming a member. Your support is appreciated, and if you are available to donate your time also, we would be very happy to have you on board! Cimino is a wonderful school and with the support of our families, we are sure to “Ride the Waves of Success!”

Tiffany Gleason
Cimino PTA President


Welcome to our first newsletter of the school year! If you purchased a PTA membership this year, we have already added you to the mailing list. If you are not a PTA member, please click here to subscribe. Make sure to add us to your address book so future emails are not directed to your spam folder.  Because this is a PTA email and not a school email, we can only access emails that have been given directly to the PTA so please feel free to forward this email to other parents who may not be receiving it so that they may sign up.  If at any time you would like to be removed from this mailing list, please use the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of this email.


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You can find more detailed information on our website,  We are constantly working to make this a useful and up-to-date site for information. If you'd like to contact us directly about the website, please feel free to email us at

Welcome back, Cougars!

Volunteer Breakfast

Please join us Wednesday, August 24th at 8:15 a.m. in the Media Center for coffee and pastries as we prepare to kick off another exciting year of volunteering opportunities at our school!

ALL Cimino volunteers (whether you volunteer from home, in the classroom, or on/around the campus) are welcome. The meeting will cover important information about volunteering at Cimino. Our Principal, Mrs. Dowdy, will also be speaking with us. We know everyone has busy schedules so we plan to keep the meeting as brief as possible, while still addressing key topics and answering any questions. Anyone who may be interested in volunteering but has not signed up to do so yet is also invited to attend.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Curriculum Night

It's hard to believe that summer is over, and we are back in a new school year.  Are you curious about the types of things your child will be learning this year? Then make plans to attend Curriculum Night (open house) on Thursday, August 25th! Your child's teacher will present two (identical) informational sessions at 5:30 and 6:30 in your child's classroom. You may attend either session. Stay tuned for more class-specific information from your teacher.  (One-on-one conferences to discuss your individual child will be held in early October.)

The PTA will be selling spirit items in the reading garden during curriculum night, so please stop on by! 

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, September 23rd.  Join us!

PTA Paint Night & General Assembly

SAVE THE DATE...October 7, 2016
6 - 8 p.m.

Cimino Elementary students and parents are invited to attend the PTA Paint Night following the General Assembly. The experience is a FREE event for all PTA parents and children, ages 5 and up. Space is limited, so the first 200 that sign up will be admitted.

Cougar Challenge 

The date for the annual Cougar Challenge is set... Friday, Sept. 30th and it is sure to be another exciting and successful one!  All of the pertinent information will soon be shared through your child’s Wednesday folder so keep a look out for that information.
At this time we’re reaching out to the business owners in our community to make them aware of a cost effective way they can advertise their business while supporting this great event.  The attached form lists the different sponsorship levels that are available.  Keep in mind by agreeing to be a sponsor not only are you helping support our fund raiser, but you are also advertising your business to over 700-families within the Cimino network.
We hope you will consider joining the sponsorship team and welcome any questions you may have.
Hurry, the deadline to act is soon!

Attention Cimino Tile Artists! 

The deadline to redeem your voucher and paint your tile at The Pottery Patch will be Friday, September 30th.  (These $15 tile vouchers were paid for at the end of the last school year)
Thank you! 
Cimino PTA


Welcome to Peachjar! Hillsborough County Public Schools has adopted Peachjar to provide electronic delivery of district-approved flyers to keep you informed about upcoming activities, programs and events.

Cimino has started utilizing Peachjar for many of our fliers that used to come home in the Wednesday folder. Now, every Wednesday Cimino will post fliers to Peachjar. Forms that need to be filled out and returned to the school will be sent home with your child.

You can register or login by visiting the Peachjar website and clicking on “My Account.”

Thank you for helping Hillsborough County Public Schools and Cimino save time, money, and lots of trees!

Cimino PTA Website
Important Dates

PTA Volunteer Breakfast
August 24

Curriculum Night (Open House)
August 25

Cougar Challenge Kickoff
September 16

Spirit Night
Burger Monger
September 22

All Pro Dads
September 23

Cougar Challenge
September 30

General Assembly and Paint Night
October 7

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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