The Cossitt PTC is gathering information from families, teachers, and students about what they would like to see the PTC focus on. This can be related to projects both big and small, so be creative! Please click on the link below to give us your ideas:
Calling Cossitt Creators, Inventors, Artists & More
We need your help decorating the new STEM Lab for the grand opening! All students are invited to create a picture to decorate the walls and be on display at the STEM Lab Open House, October 21, 2019, 6:30-8:00 pm.
Students are asked to create a picture of an invention for the future. Perhaps the invention is a robot that cleans up toys or an oceanic vacuum and recycling station for plastic or a new seed that grows broccoli to taste like chocolate (with all the vitamins and no sugar).
Students can draw or paint pictures using any kind, color or size of the paper, but no larger than 12inx18in. Artwork can be dropped off at or sent down to the Cossitt Office by October 15. Please clearly label the back of the student’s picture with first and last name, grade and teacher.
We look forward to seeing what the students are imagining for the future and hope you will join us for the Open House.
Questions? Please contact Julia Cunningham or Casey Livingston
Cossitt STEM Lab Grand Opening
Ribbon Cutting and Open House
Monday, October 21, 2019
6:30 – 8:00 pm
The Cossitt PTC is pleased to announce the grand opening of the Cossitt STEM Lab!
* Join us for the ribbon-cutting.
* Check out the lab & materials through hands-on fun!
* Explore displays and demos from around the community.
For more information, contact Casey Livingston.
Art Appreciation Volunteers Needed
Are you not artistically inclined, but you appreciate a good Picasso?
Do you cringe at the idea of creating your own masterpiece, but you enjoy viewing works from the Masters?
Then Art Appreciation is for you! This is a great way to spend time in your student’s classroom in a fun and engaging atmosphere. Sign up through the link below, and come to our kick-off meeting on Thursday, September 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the MPR (returning volunteers do not need to attend).
Questions? Contact Stephanie Espinoza, Vanessa Robertson, or Annette Cuthbert.
PIMA Upcoming Fundraisers
Illuminate Your Holiday with Yankee Candle 6th & 7th Grade Music Trip Fundraiser
Our 6th and 7th-grade band and orchestra members will be selling Yankee Candle items to help pay for the biannual music performance trip in 2021.
This is an online sale, so ordering is simple and fast, and all orders will be delivered directly to your home. There are over 500 items for sale- fragrant candles and much more! Yankee Candle will bring warmth and beauty to your home or be the perfect gift for family and friends during the holiday season.
To view the catalog, go to Yankee Candle Fundraising. Place your order under PIMA’s Group #: 999985204.
All orders must be placed by October 17 in order to receive items by Thanksgiving.
Flying High Pizza Fundraiser, Friday, October 18, 7:00-10:00 pm
Come and support PIMA by dropping off your kids at Flying High for supervised gym time while you enjoy a quiet evening at home or a night out!
To register: Click Flying High, Scroll down to the Pizza FUNdraiser Category. Where it says “Select Event” click on PIMA Pizza Fundraiser
PIMA fundraisers support:
Musical instruments, equipment, and uniforms
Scholarship money for summer music camps
Music education field trips throughout the school year
Monthly instrumental rental fees for students who demonstrate a financial need
7th and 8th-grade out-of-state performance tour
Social events to celebrate students’ success
Questions? Please contact Casimira Gorman
Notes to Cossitt Office
When sending to school with your student notes or forms to go to the Cossitt office, please label the envelope with what the enclosed is in reference to (ex: Book Club, Art Club, Yearbook, etc) so that it can be properly routed. This would be a great help to the office staff and much appreciated. Thank you.
Cossitt Property Watch
Please help us protect Cossitt’s property after hours. If you see inappropriate or suspicious activity after school hours, please call the La Grange Police at the non-emergency phone number of 708-579-2333. Thank you.
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 email@example.com.