Cossitt PTC Events and Activities

Trivia Night!
It’s back! Our 4th Annual Cossitt Trivia Night will take place on Friday, April 28 from 7:00-10:30 pm. It will be held at the Hinsdale Community House, 415 W 8th Street. Doors open at 6:30 pm. This is an adult-only event, and will be filled with trivia, games, prizes, and of course, FUNDRAISING for COSSITT!!!

Here’s how it works: First, put together a team of 10 players! The cost is $300 for each table ($30 per person). Next, be creative! This year our theme is MUSIC. Come up with a theme for your team, complete with costumes and/or table decorations. Prizes given for most creative team! Finally, prepare to play some trivia and win! This is a “Bring Your Own….” Event, so come prepared with food, drinks, tableware, etc.

Reservations for this event will be on a first-come, first-served basis. We are utilizing SignUpGenius for registration and Cossitt PTC Paypal website for payment. This is a highly anticipated event, and will sell out. Once all the tables are sold, no more registrations will be accepted. Registration and payments in FULL should be done online through SignUpGenius and Cossitt PTC Paypal.

If you are unable to put together a full team of 10, please sign up at a table and leave a comment on SignUpGenius indicating you are looking for others to join you.

Questions? contact Julie O’Brien at or Katie Finnegan at

Author Visit
Cossitt Elementary is delighted to welcome award-winning author/illustrator Kenneth Kraegel on Tuesday, April 11. Mr. Kraegel will talk with our Kindergarten and 1st grade students about his career and his new book Green Pants.

To guarantee a personalized copy of any of his books, please return the order form below with payment (cash or check payable to Cossitt PTC) by Monday, April 10. If you miss that date, there will be a limited supply of autographed books available for purchase on a first-come, first served basis until Tuesday, April 18.

Kenneth Kraegel Author Visit Flyer

ATTENTION 6th Graders
The Cossitt Yearbook needs your help to create a yearbook picture for your CCC event on Wednesday, April 5 at 2:35 pm. Please see the attached flyer.

6th Grade CCC Yearbook Staging Flyer

Order your Cossitt Yearbooks!
Yearbooks are $13 each and will be distributed to students during the last week of school.
New this year – ALL yearbook orders and payments will be online.

PLEASE NOTE: When ordering yearbooks for more than one student, select your oldest Cossitt student’s name and the total number of yearbooks you wish to order, and we will ensure your yearbooks are distributed to each Cossitt child in your family (up to the number of books ordered). You may also choose to order each child’s yearbook in a separate transaction.

Click here to order

All major credit cards and Paypal accepted
Please order by Friday, March 24.

Questions about yearbook ordering? Contact Monica Nicola,

Boys On The Run
Attention 5th & 6th Grade boys – Who wants to Run? 
Time to lace up the running shoes, get in shape, train and have fun! Beginning the week of April 17, we will once again kick-off the Cossitt Boys Running Program. The group will meet Mondays from 3:15-4:15 & Wednesdays from 2:30-3:30 and will prepare the boys to run the La Grange Rocks CEP 5K race on June 9.

If your son is interested in joining the running program, please fill out the form and return it to the school office by Thursday, March 23.

Boys on the Run Flyer

Dist 102 Run
Dust off those running shoes- Registration is open for this year’s Run for 102! The 5K and 1 mile run/walk will take place in La Grange Park on Sunday, April 30 at 8:30 am.

It doesn’t matter if you are a super speed runner or a super slow walker, join us for a great time while benefiting the D102 schools! Race info and registration details on our website.

Can’t run, but interested in volunteering? We are currently looking for volunteers to help with the race; please consider helping! Information and details are located here on our website.

 Mixed Bags
Deadline Extended to Tuesday, March 21 Easier Ordering
If you are having trouble placing an order from the Mixed Bag Designs catalogs online, please use the order form included in the packets that came home with your child or the form below instead. Return the top sheet of the order form and a check made out to the Cossitt PTC. Order forms and payment must be turned in to the Cossitt office by the end of the day on Tuesday, March 21.

Mixed Bag Order Form

If you need a new order form or have questions, please contact Casey Livingston at or 708-352-7046.

Corporate Matching
Did you know that Cossitt PTC is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization? This means many employers will match employee contributions to nonprofit organizations – like the PTC! So check you personnel manuals or talk to human resources today to see if your company offers a matching gift program. Please contact the PTC Treasurer for more information at
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